My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be the first to know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Leics & Rutland

Sign up to our newsletter

Eat

  • 10 brilliant post-lockdown pub gardens

    Pubs are open and just in time for the sun this weekend! Here are the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced meal and drinks across Leicestershire, Rutland and those who live beyond the city's lockdown area. Cheers!

  • Recipe inspiration, courtesy of Giffords Circus (yes, really!)

    Roll up, roll up! ... Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes from Giffords Circus' new cookbook.

  • Orton’s Brasserie brunch

    Ahhh brunch! That delicious time of day when you can eat a meal between breakfast and lunch and not feel guilty about it. But just because you can't go out to eat, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a perfectly presented, piping hot meal delivered straight to you door. We review brunch from this new restaurant.

  • 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).

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Creative cooking during lockdown

    While you may not be able to go out to eat, you can still cook up a storm during lockdown by following some of these live chef cook-alongs.

  • 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.

  • Why foodies need to visit Melton Mowbray

    Michelin-trained chefs, an award-winning pubs, gastro style menus. Here's where to chow down when you're in Melton Mowbray.

  • NineB Leicester reviewed

    This new indie restaurant offers modern British food in seriously glam surrounds. Muddy nails three courses but was it worth it?

  • Comfy, cosy, and creative places to curl up and read a book

    Some of the best spots across Leicestershire and Rutland for getting stuck into a good book.

  • The Great Bowden Stores

    Heading to Market Harborough and need a steer on a cool laid-back, family-friendly café? Well you can't beat The Bowden Stores and here's why.

  • Freshly prepared French pastries? Yes please

    Pssst, a new pastry shop is opening up in the city today which is sure to add a couple of inches to my waistline!

  • 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.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Little Black Book

Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

View the businesses
Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Leics & Rutland

Reader Treats Just For You!