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  • Private dining spots for a reunion to remember

    Let someone else do the cooking and washing up while you catch up in style at your family reunion. All you need to do is book one of these Leicestershire and Rutland pubs and restaurants with private dining rooms.

  • Read the latest gossip here

    Stylish drinking spots, a new restaurant, and a stunning art gallery... Life is looking good in Leicestershire - read on for the latest news.

  • Review: Walled Garden Feast

    Restaurants are all well and good, but luxe safari style dining is all the rage daahling, don't you know? We dropped in on the latest pop-up sensation in Lamport Hall's stunning walled garden to find out what all the fuss is about.

  • Stylish spots to celebrate the end of lockdown

    Remember when you could just slip on your stilettos and head out for a drink? No? Neither can we, so to refresh our memory, we're raising a toast to these stylish bars which are fully reopening this month!

  • 7 brunch spots with an international twist

    A bona fide excuse to drink before midday, plus, it's way easier to get a table booking for a morning slot. What are you waiting for? Bag brunch at one of these Leicestershire and Rutland gems and enjoy more than just eggs on toast!

  • Cocktail bars for outdoor drinking

    With bars now open for outdoor drinking (hurrah!), here are some of the best ones to seek out across Leicestershire and Rutland. If you need me, you'll know where to find me. Chin-chin!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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