Julia Bradbury reveals fave local eateries

TV presenter Julia Bradbury, who was brought up in Rutland, has unveiled her favourite local restaurants on Twitter.

Great Food Magazine (@greatfoodmag on Twitter) invited Julia to name her top places via the social networking website.

In reply, Julia Tweeted: “Barnsdale Lodge in Rutland for grand grub and the King’s Arms in Wing.”

The two venues have a good reputation in the area for using local produce in their cooking. In response, James Goss, head chef and proprietor at the King’s Arms, said: “It’s good to know she likes what we do. Julia is really nice and her parents are lovely too.”

Julia is pictured above at the 2010 British Pie Awards, Melton Mowbray, where she was a judge.

Our online chat with Julia is not the first time Great Food has been in touch with local celebs.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club pro and ex-England bowler Matthew Hoggard (@Hoggy602 on Twitter) has recently been in touch to get local eating-out tips, while Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket), who lives in the Vale of Belvoir, is a subscriber to Great Food Magazine.

Why not check out Julia’s recommendations?

Barnsdale Lodge
The King’s Arms

Dining room at Barnsdale Lodge

King’s Arms, Wing

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.