The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Leicestershire Edition

Category: Eat out


23 Mar 2017

Great British Bake Off Fans will remember lovely Holly Bell, the young mum from Leicester who was runner-up in series 2 of the popular baking show. Fast forward a few years and Holly still lives here and also writes her own blog full of tasty recipes. It’s no surprise then that she has her finger (and taste buds) on the pulse when it comes to fun places to eat around the city…

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Does Gino’s Pear Tree serve the best pizza in town?

6 Mar 2017

Award-winning pizza? On my doorstep? As soon as i heard those words i wasted no time booking a table at Gino’s Pear Tree. I’m a sucker for a good Italian *cough* food that is, and there’s no shortage of Italian restaurants here, but it’s taken me quite some time to hear about this family run place in Loughborough.

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The best local farm shops in Leics

24 Feb 2017

Not fallen off your healthy eating plan with a massive thud yet? Wow, respect to you! But whether you’re a celestial eater or an angel-turned-secret-digestive-muncher, this feature is for you. An inspiring smorgasbord of local produce, freshly baked bread, homemade delights and seasonal fruit and vegetables including the new superfood, kalettes (no, me neither) awaits you at your local farm shop. I’ve been on the hunt around Leicestershire to find the most delectable farm shops and here’s the cream of the crop…

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Stack ’em high: It’s Pancake Day

23 Feb 2017

Kai Kitchen maybe a new addition to the city, but it’s already making it’s mark on the local foodie scene. This healthy hot spot serves a range of tasty options and their delicious pancakes are made with organic flour and come in a delicious stack of five -yes that’s right five pancakes (great for those of us who are never satisfied with just one).
To celebrate Pancake Day, Kiran Nagra chef and manager at Kai Kitchen shares their popular pancake recipe…

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Fancy seconds? Take your pick from these healthy restaurants

19 Feb 2017

Spring is just around the corner so i’m saying goodbye to winter comfort foods and hello to fresh, vibrant flavours. If you’re keen to follow suit, start by putting away those dumplings and move towards a healthier option. And healthy needn’t mean liquid diets and punishing exercises. Tantalise your taste buds at one of these healthy hotspots where, if you choose carefully, you can satisfy all your hunger pangs without feeling guilty…

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Leicestershire Edition