Rutland Steady Cook

From the County of Good Taste

Are you looking for inspiration for meals? Looking for recipes with easy ingredients to save a trip to the shops? Counting the days until you can eat out again?

To help and inspire you, Discover Rutland will be sharing some of the county’s favourite store-cupboard recipes from the pubs, restaurants and cafes across the Count of Good Taste!

Here’s how you can get involved;

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  3. Get the family involved and follow the recipe
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Happy Cooking!

Day 1 – Confetti Traybake from Hungry Birds, Oakham
Day 2 – Easy Chicken Pasta from The Fox, North Luffenham
Day 3 – Lemon Curd from Rosie Makes Jam, Burley
Day 4 – Beef Casserole from The Blue Ball, Braunston
Day 5 – Cheesy Bread & Butter Pudding from Ali at Barnsdale Lodge
Day 6 – Fruit Crumble Souffle from The Olive Branch, Clipsham
Day 7 – Nigerian-Style Pheasant Curry from The Kings Arms, Wing
Day 8 – Perfect Yorkshire Puddings, from Brian Baker
Day 9 – The Boot Inn’s Boot Banger Casserole
Day 10 – Brunch Bread from The Falcon Hotel
Day 11 – Carrot Cake from Barnsdale Lodge
Day 12 – Chicken Pie & Saute Potatoes from The Fox
Day 13 – Veggie Lasagne from Gates Garden Centre
Day 14 – Teriyaki Salmon with Tuscany Potatoes from Orbis Oakham
Day 15 – Lincolnshire Sausage & Puy Lentil Casserole from The Olive Branch
Day 16 – Easy Oven Risotto from Ali at Barnsdale Lodge
Day 17 – Butterscotch Sauce from Rosie Makes Jam
Day 18 – Chickpea Classics from Brian Baker (falafels & Houmous)
Friday Night Cocktail – French 75 Cocktail recipe
Day 19 – Sausage Ragu with Pasta from Fork & Spooner
Day 20 – Chicken & Mushroom penne pasta from Beaver Inns
Day 21 – Roast Tomato & Sweet Potato Soup from Rutland Cookery School
Day 22 – Rocky Road from Hungry Birds
Day 23 – Venison with Beetroot, Mushroom, Black Pudding & Pancetta from The Kings Arms
Friday Night Cocktail – The Bebbo from French75 Cocktail
Day 24 – Slow Roast Belly Pork from The Olive Branch
Day 25 – Ratatouille from Rutland Cookery School
Day 26 – Homemade Stock Cubes from RosieMakesJam
Day 27 – Pimms Jelly from Barnsdale Lodge
Day 28 – Coffee & Walnut Cake from Two Chimps Coffee
Day 29 – Venison with Mushrooms from Fen Farm Venison
Day 30 – Dairy & Gluten Free Fruit Cake from Wellies Coffee Shop
Friday Night Cocktail – Espresso Martini from Two Chimps Coffee
Day 31 – Gingerbread from Bolton’s Cottage
Day 32 – Rutland Brunch from Otters Fine Foods
Day 33 – Sweet Potato Tagine from Barnsdale Lodge
Day 34 – Smoked Salmon & Garden Pea Raginne from The Olive Branch
Day 35 – Chocolate Brownie from Hungry Birds
Day 36 – Summer Roast Beef Salad Platter from Northfield Farm
Day 37 – Gratin Dauphinois from Rutland Cookery School
Friday Night Cocktail – French 75’s Margarita
Day 38 – Fresh Pasta from The Olive Branch
Day 39 – Wild Mushrooms on Sourdough from Barnsdale Lodge
Day 40 – Coffee Cookies from Two Chimps Coffee
Day 41 – Chocolate Moose from Wisteria Hotel & Hunters Kitchen
Day 42 – Tarragon Chicken by Rutland Cookery School
Day 43 – Wellies‘ Sweet Chilli Beef Salad
Day 44 – Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime Pannacotta with spiced carpaccio pineapple from The Olive Branch Clipsham
Friday Night Cocktail – French 75’s Bloody Mary


Rutland Food & Drink during lockdown

If you’re lucky enough to live in Rutland, here are some places that are offering delivery and/or contactless collection;

Food/Drink shops; (click their name to go to their website)

Northfield Farm Shop have an established online shop for their award winning meat, and are currently also offering veg boxes. 01664 474271

Gates Farm Shop & Garden Centre have a call & collect option for their farm shop and garden centre. Normal delivery is still available from their garden centre also. 01664 454309

Otters Fine Foods have an established online shop for their range of artisan and traditional cheeses, meats and charcuterie along with quality deli products. 01572 756481

Bat & Bottle Wine Merchants | [email protected]

Oakham Wines 01572 757124 | [email protected]

Ferneley’s Ice Cream Café is providing a milk vending machine and essentials shop. 01664 774050

Grainstore Brewery are delivering bottled ale & cider. 01572 770065

Hambleton Bakery shops are still open. 01572 812995


Rutland Takeaway meals

There are numerous pubs and eateries offering a collection or delivery service, their hours and system’s do vary, so please check the links below, which are to their facebook pages that hopefully offer the most up to date information;

The Blue Ball, Braunston

The Fox & Hounds, Exton

The Wheatsheaf, Greetham

The Wheatsheaf, Langham

Marquess of Exeter, Lyddington

Berkeley Arms, Wymondam

Orbis, Oakham


The Falcon Hotel

The Falcon Hotel is a stunning 16th Century coaching inn that is the pride of Uppingham’s historic Market Place. The charming hotel is situated just four miles from the shores of Rutland Water in the heart of the natural splendours of Rutland.

The Garden Restaurant at Gates

A cosy and stylish restaurant seating up to 360 people; with an outdoor verandah that’s perfect for summer and a lovely ‘snug’ area by the wood burner in winter. It’s a warm and relaxed environment that welcomes visitors of all ages.

The Fox

Start Date: 01/01/2016

The Fox Country Pub and Dining is an 18th Century Inn idyllically set in the quiet picturesque village of North Luffenham in Rutland, England’s smallest county. An attractive 18th century double fronted stone property with a local Collyweston slate roof, the building affords lots of charm and character.

The Barnsdale Brasserie – 1760

Originally a 17th century farmhouse on the Exton Estate, home to the Noel family (Earl of Gainsborough) for generations at the head of a horse chestnut tree-lined avenue, The Barnsdale is now a superb 44 bedroom hotel and restaurant, named 1760 after the year the original lodge was built.

The Falcon Hotel

Falcon Hotel, 7 High St E, Uppingham, Oakham LE15 9PY, UK

The Kings Arms Inn

13 Top Street, Wing, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8SE, United Kingdom

The Blue Ball at Braunston - Country Pub & Kitchen

6 Cedar St, Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, UK

The Garden Restaurant at Gates

Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overto, Oakham, Leics, LE15 7Q, United Kingdom

The Olive Branch Pub

Main Stree, Clipsham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7SH, United Kingdom

The Fox

1 Pinfold Lane, North Luffenham, Rutland, LE15 8LE, United Kingdom

The Barnsdale Brasserie - 1760

The Avenue, Oakham LE15 8AH, UK