Local guides

On a plate: where to eat in the East Midlands
Published 21 August 2018

Chloe Haycock, head chef at The Red Lion in East Haddon

Chloe Haycock of The Red Lion in East Haddon shares her favourite local places to eat and drink

Best breakfast

Farndon Fields on the outskirts of Market Harborough serves local produce from its own farm shop cooked to perfection. The scrambled eggs are highly recommended.

Best coffee

The Magee Street Bakery in Northampton serves world-class coffee complemented by the county’s best homemade breads.

Best lunch

A great place to have lunch is The Red Lion in Yardley Hastings. It has a superb choice of light dishes served really quickly, and at a good price.

Best place to shop for food

Smiths Farm Shop at Chapel Brampton is a wonderful source of local produce, including cheese, vegetables, pâté and chutneys.

Best place for a pint

The Tollemache Arms in Harrington has an amazing beer garden with stunning views.

Best place with the family

The Beckworth Emporium in Northampton has a restaurant, and hosts family activities throughout the year.

Best pre-dinner cocktail

The ultimate place to try an apéritif would be a tour of the local gin distillery at Warner Edwards.

August 2018