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  • The healthy chocolate you have to try!

    What's that? Superfood chocolate? Yes siree! This Leicestershire-based chocolate brand is bursting with mega tasty ingredients and added health benefits! Even Elton John is a fan! So long Cadburys and hello Simsante.

  • INSTA-WORTHY PLACES TO EAT

    Now the kids are back to school, enjoy these gram-worthy local hotspots across Leicestershire and Rutland where the backdrop is as good as the food.

  • SUPERFLASHY NEWSFLASH: WHAT’S THE LOCAL GOSS?

    Heard it on the grapevine! From a cool redevelopment of a historic building to the best new local openings (I spy an eco -friendly hair salon), here’s my superflashy special.

  • 6 waterside eating spots

    Ahh, is there anything better than a stroll along the waterside? Actually, yes - a waterside pub that includes a long lazy lunch and some superb views across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Best afternoon teas

    Crack open the Champagne, it's Afternoon Tea Week! But who needs another excuse to eat more cake? Not us! Here's some of the best afternoon teas to book locally. Get those pinkies ready!

  • Newsflash: What’s new pussycat?

    There's a new luxurious day spa opening in Leicestershire. Want all the gossip? Of course you do!

  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

  • Glug! Best local vineyards

    It's English Wine Week (19-27 June)! Finally, an excuse to drink wine every day (ha, as if we need one). Top up your glass with a drop from one of these local vineyards. Hiccup!

  • Wicker basket packed? 10 perfect picnic spots

    Dust off your wicker basket and roll out your tartan blanket. Who's with me?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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