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  • The Dapper Spaniel

    The Dapper Spaniel in Rolleston, Nottinghamshire, is a pub with rooms that offers classic dishes – plus a few surprises – cooked with care and style…

  • Embe

    Embe in Peterborough serves Afro-Caribbean soul food, offering traditional family recipes from chef-patron Nick Rutta’s native Tanzania…

  • The Larder

    The Larder in Oakham is our Café of the Year 2020. Its local-sourcing policy and outstandingly varied and interesting menu ensure it stands out…

  • Tough Mary’s Bakehouse

    Tough Mary’s is a delightful artisan bakery on Nottingham’s Derby Road. All the action happens in the open kitchen, where everything is made from scratch…

  • The Loquacious Baker

    The Loquacious Baker in Burbage serves excellent coffee and terrific pastries baked fresh every day. Everything on offer is of impressively high quality…

  • The Paper Mills

    The Paper Mills in Wansford, Cambridgeshire, delivers simple, fresh and tasty plates of food via a regularly-changing menu…

  • The Forge Inn at Glenfield

    The Forge Inn at Glenfield is a village pub that offers top service and a buzzing environment. The food is also consistently good…

  • The Stag & Hounds

    The Stag & Hounds in Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, was reopened by award-winning chef Dom Clarke. The food is local and right out the top drawer…

  • The Crown Inn at Old Dalby

    The Crown at Old Dalby in Leicestershire is as handsome and welcoming as they come – somewhere to really kick back and enjoy your food…

  • Burleighs Gin Academy

    Escape to the country for an afternoon of gin-making at the Burleighs Gin Distillery, situated in the heart of Leicestershire’s beautiful Charnwood Forest…

  • Kushi-ya

    Kushi-ya in Nottingham is a laid-back and super-cool Japanese restaurant. It specialises in kushiyaki – ingredients that have been skewered and grilled…

  • The Tap & Run

    The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire, is a stylish, modern and cosy pub that’s good for dining or a relaxing drink at the bar…

  • Yu-Ma-Mi

    Yu-Ma-Mi in Stoke-on-Trent offers brilliant dim sum among many other great authentic Chinese dishes. It’s an alluring blend of traditional and modern…

  • The Exeter Arms

    The Exeter Arms in Derby is a proper, traditional pub serving locally brewed real ales and modern, interesting, creative food…

  • HIDE Burger Bar

    HIDE Burger Bar in Derby is a master of its art. Its burgers are excellent – some of the best we’ve tried…

  • Bar Iberico

    Bar Iberico is a Nottingham gem in the heart of Hockley. This award-winning all-day tapas bar offers a stellar Spanish menu and excellent service…

  • Restaurant Six at Trent Bridge

    Restaurant Six at Trent Bridge offers a view of Nottingham like no other, with cocktails, service and fine dining to match…

  • King Richard III

    The King Richard III in Leicester city centre is an intimate city-centre pub and chophouse. The menu will appeal to enthusiastic carnivores…

  • The Old Fire Engine House

    The Old Fire Engine House in Ely is a special restaurant (and art gallery). It’s charming, eccentric, unique and insulated from fads and trends…

  • Kuru Kuru Sushi

    Kuru Kuru in Leicester has been producing some of the best Japanese food in the city since 2014 – especially its sushi and sashimi…

  • Leicester Coffee House Co.

    After four years running a home-based roastery as their side hustle, Gail Brown and Aaron Keen opened this stylish coffee house with a difference…

  • Tiled Hall Café

    The Tiled Hall Café in Leeds is handy for art-lovers, but frankly, you’d walk halfway across the city to have a cake in surroundings like these…

  • Cheese at Leadenhall Market

    You’ll find ‘Cheese’ in Leadenhall Market in the City of London – a fantastic restaurant, cheese shop & bar in a beautiful covered Victorian market…

  • Ovens Farm Vineyard

    Ovens Farm Vineyard is a wonderful vineyard in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The vines grow in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a south-facing slope…

  • Ognisko Restaurant at The Polish Hearth Club

    Ognisko Restaurant at the Polish Hearth Club in South Kensington offers Polish food in style in the grand surroundings of a Victorian townhouse…

  • The Robin Hood at Clifton Reynes

    A consortium of 46 members of the local community bought The Robin Hood at Clifton Reynes near Olney in 2017, and they have turned it into a gem…

  • The Tiny Bakery

    The Tiny Bakery on Leicester’s Clarendon Park Road sells artisan pastries, bread, cakes and coffee. Simply a lovely independent shop…

  • Sole Bay Fish Co

    Sole Bay Fish Co in Southwold is a treat. A wooden shack from the outside, once inside you’re faced with a wet-fish counter and a buzzing restaurant…

  • Mr & Mrs Fine Wine

    Mr & Mrs Fine Wine – also known as The Wine Bank – in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, was named Independent Wine Retailer of the Year in the IWSC Awards…

  • The Crown Inn at Broughton

    The Crown is a charming Grade II-listed pub in the attractive Cambridgeshire village of Broughton near Huntingdon…