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  • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

    What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? And guess what? Two pubs in Rutland are in the top 50 and one in Leicestershire in the next best 50. Phones at the ready to bag your table.

  • Family-friendly post-lockdown pubs

    Pubs are reopening this month. Hurrah! From riverside views to countryside backdrops, we're raising a glass to some of the best family-friendly ones.

  • Foodie newsflash

    Turn up the heat with a new South American inspired restaurant, a posh Indian takeaway and a new place to get your caffeine fix.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • Best places for coffee and catch ups outdoors

    Remember when could meet a friend for coffee? Well from next week we'll be able to do just that but, only outdoors. Make a date and stop off at one of these local cafe/delis before your long-awaited rendezvous.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Sunday roast takeaway

    Don't fancy cooking for the family this weekend? I hear you, which is why I've hunted down some of the best takeaway roasts to enjoy during lockdown across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • Something sweet for Valentine’s Day

    Treat your loved one (or your amorous appetite) to some delicious sweet treats from these local Leicestershire and Rutland businesses.

  • The local Michelin star winners for 2021!

    In case you missed the announcement, the winners have been crowned (and some are offering takeaway!). Take a look at the full line-up for Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond.

  • Valentine’s day love lockdown dinner sorted

    Nothing says 'I love you' like a slap-up meal neither of you have had to prepare. Here are six of the best takeaways in Leicestershire and Rutland for your lockdown love-in.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Best takeaways for Veganuary

    Yummy, fresh and healthy vegan food to celebrate Veganuary because, let's face it, we're not going to be doing Dry January during lockdown 3.0!

  • Tonight’s dinner, sorted!

    Too many mice pies? Try this cod one-pot from hot healthy eating guru, Dr Rupy Aujla, plus top tips on eating clean in the new year. The doctor will see you now…

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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