The Lake District and Cumbria are fast gaining a reputation as an unmissable foodie destination. With four Michelin-starred restaurants in the region, it’s no wonder the standard is high. There is something to satisfy all tastes, diets and cultures; from cosy country inns to exquisite fine dining restaurants, you can enjoy mouth-watering menus from a landscape rich in exceptional produce. By day, enjoy a light lunch at an inviting tearoom or delight in some local foodie delicacies at one of many farmers markets across the county. By night, savour some of the most creative dishes you will ever find or sample a home-cooked favourite at a traditional Lakeland inn. Cumbria is also home to dozens of breweries specialising in craft beers and traditional ales, and even has its own distillery, offering an selection of world-class spirits. For afternoon tea at an idyllic lakeside hotel: Enjoy an afternoon tea at The Daffodil Hotel and Spa by the shores of Grasmere water … [Read more...] about Your guide to some of the best food and drink providers in the Lake District
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Home / Lifestyle / Food & Drink / The Menu Awards by Caroline Lindsay January 17 2018, 8.00am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week We need you to vote for Pub of the Year in The Courier Menu Food and Drink Awards – Caroline Lindsay finds out how to make your vote count – and why our pubs are a vital lifeline to the community. As The Courier Menu Food and Drinks Awards approach, the judges will be getting together later this week to decide on a shortlist for nine of the categories. But we need your help for one very special category: Consumers’ Choice – Pub of the Year. The shortlist will be published in this Saturday’s Courier and you can vote for your favourite pub on the list from Monday January 22. It’s completely free to do so – just visit www.themenufoodanddrinkawards.co.uk The pub with the most votes will be announced at the … [Read more...] about The Menu Food and Drinks Awards: Your chance to vote for the Pub of the Year!
IT'S probably wise to settle down with a brew and a piece of cake as you mull over our latest category. Our Food and Drink Awards will be running over the next eight weeks across our sister titles the Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich, Knutsford and Wilmslow Guardian following a successful debut in 2016. And this year it's tastier than ever before with a number of new categories. Celebrating the best dishes, restaurants and takeaways in the town, we will be revealing a new category every Monday evening on our website and appealing for your suggestions. The most popular will then be entered into an online ballot on Friday lunchtimes where readers can vote for their favourites. The overall winners will be revealed in a special supplement in the newspaper this spring. This week we're looking for your favourite cafe or tea shop in the area. So whether they stack the sandwiches high or provide the crumbliest or most succulent cakes and scones, we want to know … [Read more...] about FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2018: Readers’ favourite cafe or tea shop
PUBLISHED: 12:11 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:11 10 January 2018 Your guide to all the things to do in Camden Town, including the best restaurants, shops, pubs, live music venues and Camden Lock Market. PLUS our guide to property in the area Camden Lock Shopping and culture Camden is synonymous with its market, which is actually a series of six adjoining markets. The original Camden Lock market started in a former timber yard in the early 1970s. This early market now extends to cover Buck Street, Stables, Lock village and an indoor market in the Electric Ballroom. All are now major tourist destinations, crammed with rock t-shirts, street food and souvenirs but it’s still a go-to spot for those of an alternative bent. There are also vintage clothing and homeware gems to be found if you’re not in the market for a Nirvana hoodie and a piercing. Best for vintage… Planet Bazaar, based in one of the arches at Stables Market, sells an eclectic hand picked selection of … [Read more...] about Camden area guide: markets for clothing and homeware, live gigs, fabulous food and drink
Celebrity chefs and TV favourites James Martin and The Hairy Bikers are to headline the first ever Cambridgeshire Food and Drink Festival in Peterborough. The two-day event is to be held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre on June 23 and June 24 and tickets have now gone on sale. Visitors can treat themselves to a VIP ticket and enjoy a glass of fizz in the exclusive VIP Tepee, plus close up seats for the perfect view of their favourite celebrity chef. Martin, who has written 20 best-selling cookbooks, has been on television since the mid 1990s. TV From 2006 to 2016, he was the presenter of the BBC One show Saturday Kitchen. Last year he made his much-anticipated return to Saturday morning TV, Saturday Morning with James Martin. The Hairy Bikers - Simon King and David Myers - also have a large collection of cook books to their name. they made their television breakthough on BBC2 with the series The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook and haven’t looked back. They … [Read more...] about Big names come out for festival celebrating best in food and drink