• Newlyn octopus and roasted tomatoes
    Newlyn octopus with roasted tomatoes
    We caught a taste of The Hidden Hut's famed alfresco feasts when Simon Stallard shared his recipe for octopus with roasted tomatoes
  • niall keating, chef at Whatley Manor
    Food therapy: Niall Keating
    Whatley Manor's executive head chef aged just 26 has achieved the astonishing feat of seeing off the best in Europe to be crowned Michelin's Young Chef of the Year and even staradorned chefs have their guilty food secrets
  • The Coffee House Project
    Round up your fellow coffee fiends, throw together some hipster threads and pack an unquenchable thirst for exceptional brews. Bristol’s first speciality coffee festival is gearing up for a two-day caffeinated blow-out this September
  • Restaurant review: Harry's Restaurant, Exeter
    Casual kicks come by the bucketload at Harry's, with bacon waffle brunches and bellinispiked lunches rolling into date-night dinners


Fabulous foodie competitions to win and exclusive offers for you!

  • Win a boozy brunch break near Sherborne
  • The Inn at Fossebridge
    Win a Cotswolds escape
  • north Cornwall coast sunset
    Win a 'secret' getaway on the north Cornwall coast
  • The Coffee House Project
    Win a pair of coffee festival tickets


Explore our favourite recipes from the Food Insider’s Guide – we’ve got everything from starters and salads to main dishes and desserts

  • Chestnut mushroom tagliatelle at St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, Cornwall
    Chestnut mushroom tagliatelle with smoked pancetta
  • Chicken with jerusalem artichokes
    Roast chicken breast with jerusalem artichokes
  • Gingerbread caramel brownies
    Gingerbread caramel brownies

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