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  • The Blonde Beet

    Jo Kemp creates delicious, seasonal plant-based dishes for all to enjoy in a relaxed, cosy setting…

  • Nonna Juana Pasta

    For the freshest, authentic pasta you could imagine and plenty of sweet treats, head to Nonna Juana Pasta deli in Lincoln…

  • Crazy Fish My Love

    Edin Gondzic has been part of the Nottingham restaurant scene for more than twenty years and his latest venture will have fish lovers hooked…

  • Hanwell Wine Estate

    Wine is in Helenka Brown’s blood, and so in 2012, she and husband William planted their own vineyard…

  • Bytham Float Oat Drink

    If you’re looking for a delicious dairy-free drink, get yourself a bottle of Float – it’s produced on an organic farm and perfect in your morning coffee…

  • Hand & Heart, Nottingham

    Leave the city streets behind and step into the Hand & Heart – an atmospheric pub built into sandstone caves…

  • The Swan Inn, Mountsorrel

    Recognised for its excellent beer and characterful setting, The Swan Inn was awarded CAMRA Pub of the Year 2022 for Loughborough and North West Leicestershire…

  • Bohemia Alconbury Weald

    As a former RAF operations hub, this cafe, bar and bistro is certainly unique and serves excellent food and drink…

  • The Red Lion, Cranford

    The Red Lion has received countless awards and its extensive menu – much of which is locally-sourced – offers plenty of choice for all…

  • Everyday People

    For laid back dining in the heart of Nottingham, head to Everyday People. Here you can tuck into tasty small plates and ramen…

  • Nama-Stay for Dinner

    Sapna Trehan-Pattani creates mouth-watering Indian dishes to allow you to enjoy delicious authentic flavours in the comfort of your own home…

  • Yorkshire Bridge Inn

    You’ll find this pretty inn just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Ladybower Reservoir so why not stop for a pint, a meal or even the night…

  • The Free Press

    Escape the crowds in Cambridge city centre and duck down a backstreet and you’ll find this charming little pub that’s full of character…

  • John Dory’s Quorn

    It goes without saying that fish and chips are on the menu at this modern chippy but the battered cookie dough is a must-try, too…

  • Colemans Deli

    Colemans is the perfect spot for thirsty and hungry walkers who are off exploring the Peak District and if there’s no time to stop, order a picnic box in advance…

  • The Sun Inn, Great Easton

    The Sun Inn is a fantastic pub with a real field-to-fork approach. Recently renovated, it’s a warm and welcoming space…

  • The Gate Inn Tansley

    The Gate Inn sits on the edge of the Peak District and serves some of the tastiest roast dinners you’ll have ever eaten…

  • Losehill House Hotel & Spa

    Relax in the heart of the Peak District at Losehill Hotel & Spa and enjoy fine dining in the Grafene Restaurant…

  • Vanderlyle

    Vanderlyle is a beautiful, intimate restaurant in Cambridge serving an innovative tasting menu of plant-led dishes…

  • Long Clawson Dairy

    Long Clawson’s Stilton is exported all around the world and it’s produced using milk from 37 farms across the area…

  • Starkey’s Fruit Farm

    The Nottinghamshire town of Southwell has quite the claim to fame and produces some very tasty goodies…

  • The Boot and Shoe Inn

    This charming village pub in the picture-perfect village of Flintham has recently been renovated and offers a great menu, stylish interiors and an excellent terrace…

  • Essen General Store

    Beeston recently welcomed a new addition to the High Road and it’s packed with delicious treats including all the cheese…

  • Welbourne’s Bakery

    Welbourne’s Bakery is a traditional bakery established in 1896. Its best known for its delicious Plum Bread which is made to an old family recipe…

  • The Side House Coffee Shop

    We were delighted to discover this little gem in the charming village of Claypole and thoroughly recommend you visit…

  • Amélie Flamkuche

    Not familiar with flamkuche? Let father and son, Alex and Regis introduce you to this delicious pizza-style flatbread…

  • Fin Boys

    See fish and seafood in a new light when you visit Fin Boys – choose something to take home for dinner or let them cook for you in the restaurant…

  • King’s Cliffe Bakery, Stamford

    King’s Cliffe Bakery can trace its roots back some 200 years and the Stamford cafe is tucked away from the crowds…

  • Rustic Kitchen & Deli

    Rustic Kitchen & Deli is a recent addition to Mountsorrel’s growing foodie offering and it’s a real delight…

  • De Gustibus Cakes

    Lisa West has been creating show stopping cakes for weddings and celebrations for more than seventeen years…