Below are the top Great Food Club recommended businesses as ranked by you. This dynamic table is organised according to star ratings awarded by users of this website. The business that receives the highest average star rating is at the top. We think every business we recommend – and there are over 400 of them – is of a high quality, so making this list is extra kudos!

  1. Nice Pie

    Jamie Oliver-recommended award-winning pies and other delicacies made in the heart of Leicestershire...

    [ Total votes:23 / Average: 5 ]
  2. Harker's Farm Shop

    Animal welfare and a passion for high quality local food are two reasons why the shop on Blackberry Farm, established in 1954, has a reputation for selling some of the region's best meat...

    [ Total votes:16 / Average: 4.9 ]
  3. The Rutland Charcuterie Company

    Excellent quality, award-wining salamis and air-dried meats, including classy coppa and brilliant bresaola...

    [ Total votes:16 / Average: 4.9 ]
  4. Bread Meat Cheese

    A Stamford sandwich shop that uses good quality local ingredients and offers a wonderfully creative menu – you'll never be bored at lunchtime again...

    [ Total votes:11 / Average: 4.9 ]
  5. Waterloo Cottage Farm

    An award-winning 125-acre farm, shop, butchery, food school and community garden not far from Market Harborough on the Northants/Leicestershire border...

    [ Total votes:10 / Average: 4.9 ]
  6. The Berkeley Arms

    Excellent seasonal food in relaxing surroundings comes as standard at this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded 16th century village pub...

    [ Total votes:9 / Average: 4.9 ]
  7. The Melton Cheeseboard

    Local cheeses, British cheeses, continental cheeses: The Melton Cheeseboard is a friendly, traditional cheesemonger specialising in Stilton...

    [ Total votes:8 / Average: 4.9 ]
  8. The Olive Branch

    The Good Pub Guide 2014's choice for overall UK Pub of the Year, the relaxed yet polished Olive Branch is consistently excellent...

    [ Total votes:13 / Average: 4.8 ]
  9. The Bewicke Arms

    A classic English country pub offering good quality cooking with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients...

    [ Total votes:12 / Average: 4.8 ]
  10. Welbeck Farm Shop

    An exceptional farm shop at the heart of an artisan food enclave – the Welbeck estate. Here you'll find bread from Welbeck Bakehouse, beer from the estate brewery, locally made cheese, and more...

    [ Total votes:6 / Average: 4.8 ]
  11. The Wheatsheaf

    From the outside it looks like your typical village pub – and you get a nice village pub vibe on the inside too – but it's not till the food arrives that you realise you're somewhere special...

    [ Total votes:6 / Average: 4.8 ]
  12. Gelato Village

    An authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto parlour with a passion for local ingredients...

    [ Total votes:6 / Average: 4.8 ]
  13. Mill Street Kitchen

    A restaurant and bar serving British dishes with a modern twist, offering good quality and variety in the heart of Oakham...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  14. Thrussington's Village Store

    A welcoming, child-friendly deli and tearoom overlooking Thrussington's pretty village green...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  15. Belvoir Ridge Creamery

    Reviving local cheese styles to national acclaim, and now selling award-winning milk through a farm-door vending machine...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  16. Ascough's Bistro

    Popular Market Harborough bistro with a deliciously creative menu, nice setting and reasonable prices...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  17. Hammer & Pincers

    Local sourcing, including amazing beef from Blackberry Farm 12 miles away, is at the heart of the Hammer & Pincers' food philosophy...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  18. Stanley Street

    This Northamptonshire-based caterer offers an eclectic and international menu, inspired by worldwide street food and served in a festival style...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  19. King’s Cliffe Bakery

    A traditional Northamptonshire village bakery, making and baking no-frills, high quality bread, rolls and cakes, as it has done for around 300 years...

    [ Total votes:5 / Average: 4.8 ]
  20. The Wheel

    A down-to-earth and thoroughly charming village pub with a knack for making you feel relaxed and at home. The food is inventive and of a high quality...

    [ Total votes:9 / Average: 4.8 ]
  21. Farndon Fields Farm Shop

    One of the country's biggest and best farm shops, stocking fresh fruit and veg grown in fields next door, local meats and a range of superb delicacies. There's a café, too...

    [ Total votes:8 / Average: 4.8 ]
  22. The Gallimaufry

    The Galli in Bristol ticks so many boxes – it’s not just a restaurant, it’s also a bar, a music venue, arts space and all-round champion for everything local...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  23. The Arcade Street Tavern

    A must-visit craft beer house in a beautiful and historic Georgian town house in the centre of Ipswich...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  24. The Bristol Food Tour

    Three-hour walking tours that give you the chance explore Bristol's thriving independent food scene...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  25. Gonalston Farm Shop & Deli

    One of the UK's very best farm shops, offering an award-winning cheese counter, brilliant butchery and jaw-dropping fish section...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  26. Roast Event

    Roast Event provides events catering with a difference, offering Porchetta Italiana – an Italian take on classic English hog roasts...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  27. 45 West Distillery & Gin School

    A Leicestershire gin distillery and gin school whose main product is inspired by wild botanicals growing in Charnwood Forest...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  28. Hambleton Bakery Oakham

    Crowned Britain's Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  29. Fosse Meadows Farm

    Delicious free-range, slow-grown, award-winning poultry reared in south Leicestershire...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  30. The Lighthouse

    Expect modern cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, plus a wine list that's a cut above, at this restaurant formerly known as Firenze...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  31. Devine Bettys Catering Co

    Bespoke caterers based in Northamptonshire, focusing on creative world dishes of flair, flavour, quality and provenance...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  32. Hambleton Bakery Oundle

    Crowned Britain's Best Bakery, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  33. King's Arms

    This 17-century country pub and smokehouse is situated between Oakham and Uppingham in pretty Rutland. It’s a little bit special. Here’s why…

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  34. Langar Hall

    A very special country hotel and restaurant with many loyal fans. Langar Hall has a unique charm all of its own...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  35. Hambleton Bakery West Bridgford

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  36. The Black Horse

    Lovely back-street boozer with warm and welcoming atmosphere that serves traditional pub food, including first-rate handmade burgers...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.8 ]
  37. The Tobie Norris

    This former bell foundry, with its gnarled wood beams, open fires and ancient flagstones, is one of the most characterful pubs in the UK, plus it serves good real ale, wine and food...

    [ Total votes:7 / Average: 4.7 ]
  38. John's House Restaurant

    Creative fine dining on a family farm – one of the Midlands' most special gastronomic experiences. A holder of one Michelin Star...

    [ Total votes:6 / Average: 4.7 ]
  39. The Fine Food Store

    If you're in the beautiful market town of Stamford, this independent café in the town centre is the ideal place to recharge your batteries with delicious homecooked food...

    [ Total votes:6 / Average: 4.7 ]
  40. The Clock House Cafe

    A quaint cafe in an unusual setting, run by a talented chef with experience of Michelin-starred kitchens. Cakes and tarts to die for...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  41. Bouverie Lodge Venison & Bison Farm

    A 210-acre bison and venison farm selling its own meat in its own shop. Named one of The Telegraph’s 50 best food outlets outside London...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  42. Small Food Bakery

    A small-batch Nottingham bakery specialising in naturally fermented sourdough loaves, pastries and pizzas...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  43. W Archer & Son Butchers

    This neighbourhood butcher has been established for nearly 100 years and always seeks out high quality and rare-breed meats – it is famous for its hog roasts and South African specialities...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  44. Just So Italian

    A unique deli (and online shop) jam-packed with genuine Italian delicacies, run by a family team with close links to several small producers in Italy...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  45. Chocolate Alchemy

    Chocolate Alchemy imports chocolate from all over the world, creates inventive truffles, and runs chocolate workshops...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  46. The Stamford Arms

    This pub was once the 19th century home of the founder of Everards Brewery. After a £450k refurb it is now modern, spacious and serves a good range of tasty pub food and local beers...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  47. The Rutland & Derby

    A passionately-run city centre pub, showing real attention to detail and offering well-cooked comfort food alongside a good drinks range...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  48. Eatchu

    Delicious handmade Japanese gyoza – mouthwatering street food served up at Bristol's St Nick's market...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  49. Terrace on the Hill

    Located in the centre of Great Malvern, this café also offers evening fine dining, created by Michelin-starred chef and owner Jason Lynas...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  50. Everards Brewery

    Family-owned, 166-year-old Leicestershire brewery with a passion for food and drink, and a policy of supporting everything local…

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  51. The Clifton Sausage, Bristol

    A restaurant serving superior sausages and really good, comforting British classics, with service and ambience to match...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  52. The Cod’s Scallops

    A delightful Nottingham fish and chip shop offering all the favourites, plus rarer choices such as gurnard, hake, herring, lobster and oysters, and delicious chips, all fried in beef dripping...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  53. Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

    Delightful beers (and plenty of them) matched to carefully created, well cooked food. It's a concept that's hard not to like...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  54. 45 West Bottle Shop & Bar

    A shop (and bar) in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant city centre, specialising in high quality wines, spirits and craft beers...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  55. Nutrition Joe’s

    A modern café in Harrogate that's part of an independent gym, combining nutritional expertise with a passion for local and homemade food...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  56. Jackson Stops

    Classic country pub offering well-cooked, locally-sourced food and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  57. Bray's Cottage Pork Pies

    The best pork pies in Norfolk and many would say even further a field...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  58. Oscar & Rosie's Pizza

    Great-quality thin and crispy handmade pizzas served till late...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  59. 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & School

    A cafe and barista school in one. This place serves wonderful hand-roasted coffee and top class fresh food in a warm and stylish environment...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  60. The Garage Bakehouse

    A tiny, family-run bakehouse that makes and sells delicious breads, cakes, coffees, soups and more. Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2015...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  61. The Joiner's Arms

    A Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning village dining pub with a focus on good quality, simple, well-cooked ingredients...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  62. The King's Arms

    Traditional village pub in the Vale of Belvoir offering a warm welcome, a selection of real ales and mouthwatering food made using locally sourced ingredients...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  63. Grainstore Brewery Tap

    Upstairs is an award-winning brewery, downstairs is a traditional pub serving at least 10 magnificent beers. You can smell the hops. UK Own Brew Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2014...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  64. Bat & Bottle

    Specialist importer of Italian wines with a passion for – and unrivalled knowledge of – its chosen subject...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  65. The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli

    A buzzing cafe-deli-restaurant in a beautiful location opposite Bradgate Park, serving good quality snacks and mains...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  66. Tea Box

    A family business specialising in hand-blended, loose-leaf teas, from Earl Grey to Chai Latte...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  67. Hercules Revived

    Hercules Revived is back in the saddle – a modern take on a classic English country inn, where good, honest food and drink take centre stage...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  68. Rutland Cookery School

    Launched in Oakham by acclaimed chef Robin Stewart, this cookery school offers a full range of courses from bread-making to sushi to knife skills...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  69. Miss B's Tea Rooms

    Lovingly prepared homemade food – from pork pie platters to Victoria sponges – star at this award-winning traditional tea room...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  70. Skosh

    A buzzing, laid-back and modern restaurant in York offering a grazing-style menu of contemporary and internationally influenced dishes...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  71. Café au Chocolat

    The taste of continental France – including amazing hot chocolates and sweet and savoury crêpes – in the centre of Stamford...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  72. The Chequers Inn

    Luxurious 17th century coaching inn, a stone's throw from the village cricket ground and Belvoir Castle, serving award-winning food...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  73. Cafe Roya

    Eclectic, global-influenced vegetarian restaurant that is proving a hit with meat eaters too...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  74. Charnwood Brewery

    A family-run brewery (husband, wife, children and dog!) with a passion for top quality, locally brewed beer...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  75. Dickinson & Morris

    An award-winning baker of genuine Melton Mowbray pork pies since 1851, plus seller of fine local cheeses, sausages, Melton Hunt Cake and more...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  76. Castle Cottage Cafe

    Secluded and individual fully licensed town-centre café offering simple and delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas in a charming oasis of calm…

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  77. Duncan Murray Wines

    Superior independent wine merchant, named Independent Wine Retailer 2012 by the International Wine & Spirits Competition...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  78. The Gog Farm Shop

    A brilliant farm shop, deli, butchery and café located three miles from Cambridge. A real foodie hot spot and one of the best farm shops in the UK...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  79. North's Deli & Patisserie

    A high quality traditional deli offering a large yet carefully chosen range of food and drink. An artisan patisserie business is attached...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  80. Hart's Restaurant

    Named Nottingham Restaurant of the Year several times, Hart's combines exceptional cooking with modern urban style and professional service...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  81. The Tollemache Arms

    Large 19th century village pub that is winning a good reputation for well-cooked food served at reasonable prices...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  82. The Mermaid

    A characterful and ancient village pub in Ellington, which serves excellent food and drink...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  83. Brewbabu

    A creative and quirky independent tea and coffee specialist that offers some lovely food too...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  84. Thyme

    An intriguing café/restaurant serving tasty Mediterranean-style food in the middle of Leicester's Spinney Hill Park...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.7 ]
  85. The Fox & Hounds Hotel

    This pub overlooking Exton village green is one of the most handsome in the region, and the service, food and drink live up to its looks...

    [ Total votes:16 / Average: 4.5 ]
  86. The Mad Turk

    Excellent restaurant serving rustic Turkish Cypriot cuisine cooked on a coal barbecue. Delicious food and very popular...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.5 ]
  87. The White Peacock

    A stylish restaurant and bar in a nice city centre spot offering a varied menu. Locally sourced ingredients feature prominently...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.5 ]
  88. Otters Smokehouse and Deli

    Fish smoked traditionally over whole logs – plus a delicious selection of cheese – are specialities at this family-run Rutland deli...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.5 ]
  89. Pizzarova

    Exceptional handmade sourdough and gluten-free pizzas served from a crate on Wapping Wharf in Bristol...

    [ Total votes:4 / Average: 4.5 ]
  90. Dolce & Verde

    An attractive, classy-feeling independent coffee house that clearly cares a great deal about quality...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  91. 34 Windsor St

    This restaurant stands out for its creative modern British food and leading customer service...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  92. Delilah Fine Foods

    A past winner of UK Deli of the Year, the Leicester branch of Delilah is packed with delightful produce…

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  93. The Griffin & Odd John's Kitchen

    An special, cosy country pub in a beautiful village setting with many strings to its bow, including a deli-kitchen in the courtyard and a handsome landscaped garden...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  94. Sticks & Broth

    A small Japanese restaurant that's twice won Best Asian Restaurant in the Bristol Good Food Awards. Probably serves the best ramen in the city...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  95. The Pasta Shop

    An award-winning deli that's an Aladdin's cave of lovely Italian products, run by the Borrillo family...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  96. Barnsdale Lodge

    This Rutland hotel/restaurant is all about comfort, good customer service and local sourcing. It's TV presenter Julia Bradbury's favourite local eatery...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  97. The Martin's Arms

    The Good Pub Guide's Dining Pub of the Year 2012, '13, '14 & '15 for Nottinghamshire provides superlative food in wonderful classic village pub surroundings...

    [ Total votes:2 / Average: 4.5 ]
  98. Boboli

    A bright, modern, stylish and welcoming pizzeria with a buzzing yet relaxed atmosphere, located in rural south Leicestershire...

    [ Total votes:7 / Average: 4.4 ]
  99. The White Horse

    A nicely restored 'proper' village local that serves good seasonal pub classics and well-kept cask ales...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.3 ]
  100. PETER Pizzeria Leicester

    The second PETER restaurant, offering authentic Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza in a cool and funky setting...

    [ Total votes:3 / Average: 4.3 ]