Rutland is proud of its farming and agricultural background and it is thanks to this strong tradition of supporting local produce that there is an excellent selection of quality food and drink available now, not only when eating out but also with local businesses producing delicious fare to enjoy in your own home.
Award Winning Food & Drink
Inspectors and reviewers are repeatedly impressed with the quality food offer here, with many establishments winning awards in guide books and reviewed in the national press.
An AA Rosette Award is an accreditation for culinary excellence, in Rutland we have SIX venues which have been awarded rosettes;
The Olive Branch
The Kings Arms
Fox & Hounds
The Good Food Guide continually enjoy numerous Rutland eateries, and they have praised these FOUR restaurants and chefs for their talent and commitment to excellence for 2020;
The Olive Branch, Clipsham | Hichens Barn, Oakham | Lake Isle, Uppingham | Hambleton Hall
The Good Pub Guide also recommend a great selection of Rutland’s pubs, including;
The Grainstore Brewery, Oakham | The Kings Arms, Wing | The Lord Nelson, Oakham | The Olive Branch, Clipsham | The Wheatsheaf, Greetham
For top quality English elegance, it is hard to beat Hambleton Hall Country House Hotel on the Rutland Water peninsular, it has the longest retained Michelin Star in the UK (since 1982) and appeared in The Good Food Guide’s Top 50 best UK restaurants for 29 years, it is also renowned for a quality wine list, luxury accommodation and an award winning bakery, not to mention outstanding hospitality – come and see what all the fuss is about on your next visit.
Hitchen’s Barn opened on Burley Road in Oakham in 2019 and as well as featuring in The Good Food Guide, has also been distinguished with a Bib Gourmand, an award which showcases “delightful little restaurants selected by MICHELIN guide inspectors for their very good value for money.”