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  • The Deli at 58

    The Deli at 58 is a buzzing little spot that is extremely popular with those looking for delicious, homemade goodies and local produce…

  • Bowthorpe Park Farm

    This family-run farm provides high-welfare meat and is situated in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and has a rather unique claim to fame…

  • Taj Tandoori

    This Indian restaurant has been a popular spot in Cambridge since it first opened in the 1980s and continues to welcome diners with a dazzling array of dishes…

  • Graham Fidling Butchers

    Not sure what meat to serve this Sunday or just fancy getting shaking up your weekday meals? Pay a visit to Graham Fidling and find something new…

  • Secret Burger Club

    For proper burgers, expertly-crafted, you have to try one from the Secret Burger Club. Combinations are innovative, mouthwatering and not easily forgotten…

  • S Bailey Fish

    If you fancy a simple fish supper or looking to entertain, head to S Bailey Fish for the freshest fish and seafood and plenty of friendly advice…

  • Woodhall Spa Delicatessen & Bakery

    The picturesque village of Woodhall Spa is home to this beautiful deli and bakery whose windows only hint at the tempting treats within…

  • New Lodge Farm

    New Lodge Farm has been in the same family for more than 100 years and sells tasty home-reared produce, locally-sourced goods and has a top cafe…

  • Ann et Vin

    Choosing the perfect wine can be a little baffling if you’re not a connoisseur – so head to Ann et Vin for friendly advice and a fantastic selection…

  • Thrive Boxes

    These delicious, seasonal and planet-friendly meal kits focus on sustainably-farmed beef and help you create delicious dishes at home…

  • North Bar and Kitchen

    North Bar and Kitchen makes its own delicious gin and offers a sophistical tasting menu in the evenings…

  • The Plough, Normanton-on-the-Wolds

    The Plough has always been a popular village pub and now it’s part of the Secret Pub Company, it’s set to get even better…

  • Prévost at The Haycock

    Chef Lee Clarke has built up a reputation for fine food served in an unpretentious environment and his latest venture is already attracting much praise…

  • Hoggy’s Grill

    Have your barbecues never quite cut the mustard? Take a class with former England cricketer, Matthew Goddard and learn how to grill like a pro…

  • Cakes + Co

    Cakes + Co’s decadent cakes and great coffee make it a popular spot in the pretty market town of Stamford…

  • Wansford Country Lounge

    Wansford Country Lounge opened in 2017 and is a popular choice for breakfast and it’s easily accessible from the A1…

  • Stichelton Dairy

    Stichelton is an unpasteurised blue cheese made using traditional methods – this is real cheese with a proper pedigree…

  • Petty Elliott

    You might not know much about the cuisine of the world’s largest archipelago, but Petty Elliott is on a mission to change that…

  • Blue Monkey Brewery

    Based in Giltbrook, Blue Monkey Brewery was set up in 2008 and produces award-winning IPAs, pale ale, stout and more…

  • Milk & Honey

    Think you’ve tried every cheese? Head to Milk & Honey where you’ll find more than 80 varieties and lots of other goodies…

  • The Organ Grinder, Loughborough

    For real ale, friendly staff and live music throughout the year, head to Blue Monkey Brewery’s Organ Grinder…

  • Lady Bay Pop-Up Cafe

    When Virender Rose was placed on furlough, she decided it was time to do something she’d always wanted to do…

  • Bom Bom Patisserie, Canal House

    Bom Bom Patisserie number two opened in 2019 and can be found in an area of Loughborough popular with creatives…

  • Bom Bom Patisserie, Derwent Drive

    Marta Child is a baking goddess and has given Loughborough not just one, but two cafes in which to get a sweet fix…

  • The Millstone at Barnack

    The Millstone has recently undergone a significant renovation and, with a new owner at the helm is sure to delight both locals and diners from further afield…

  • The Chequered Skipper

    The Chequered Skipper is a beautiful pub surrounded by pretty, thatched cottages and located on Ashton’s village green…

  • Cocoa Amore Grantham

    Cocoa Amore has been a chocolate-lovers paradise in Leicester since it opened in 2013. And now, Grantham has its own shop…

  • Uramaki Handmade Sushi

    Sushi is a delicious treat and Uramaki delivers handmade cases of sushi to your door. Perfect for wowing those dinner guests…

  • Six Hills Café, Bakery & Pizzeria

    From the outside, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Six Hills is a traditional roadside diner. Not so! Step inside and find a slice of Sicily…

  • Ruddington Butchers

    Elms Farm in Costock is renowned for its sustainable approach to farming and at its Ruddington Butchers, you’ll find meat unlike any other…