Are you missing the culinary delights of the county of good taste? Well don’t panic, as we’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together a list of Rutland eateries for all budgets, locations, occasions and tastes, that you can enjoy this delicious food and drink in the comfort of your own home during lockdown 2.0.
Rutland is proud of its farming and agricultural background and it is thanks to this strong link to local produce and producers that there is an excellent selection of quality food and drink available now #DiscoverRutlandFood
The local pub is still an important feature of Rutland village life, which means you are never far away from a great place to eat. For traditional culinary experiences offering personal service, home cooked meals and real ales, a more authentic English experience will be hard to find
The Sun Inn, Cottesmore – 01572 812321
The Sun Inn is a traditional thatched village pub which has retained many of the original features with oak beams and inglenook fireplace. Offering a large food takeaway menu including a pizza menu and Sunday lunch menu.
The Berkeley Arms, Wymondham – 01572 787587
The 16th Century award winning picturesque freehouse “The Berkeley Arms” is located on the border of Leicestershire, Rutland, and Lincolnshire. Offering a takeaway menu on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Green Dragon, Ryhall – 01694 722925
A Fantastic pub, situated in the beautiful setting of Ryhall Village just outside of Stamford. The Green Dragon offers friendly staff, and a beautiful fire place. Offering delivery and takeaway menus on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Grainstore Brewery Tap, Oakham – 01572 770065
The biggest brewery in the smallest county, The Grainstore Brewery is open for real ale purchases/collections/delivery on Monday to Friday 10am to Midday and 3-4pm.
The Marquess of Exeter, Lyddington – 01572 822477
Set in the charming village of Lyddington, where almost every house has a thatched roof, The Marquess of Exeter is a recently refurbished former 16th century coaching inn. Offering a takeaway menu as well as freshly baked treats to take home and the farm shop is open.
The Kings Arms Inn, Wing – 01572 737634
AA 4* Accommodation, 2 AA Rosettes and Home to Jimmy’s Smokehouse in Rutland. The Kings Arms Inn is fast becoming one of Rutland’s top eateries. Home Food Service is now available collection Friday & Saturday 12pm to 2pm
You are spoilt for choice when looking for a place to sit back and enjoy a drink with a wedge of delicious homemade cake, or light lunches, breakfast bites, and especially afternoon teas.
Stray’s Coffee, Oakham – 01572 722507
Stray’s Coffee is a family-owned and run, independent coffee shop, eatery and live jazz venue. They came to Oakham in 2019 to take the High Street by storm! They are serving coffee and cake – opening times are Mon to Fri 9-3, Sat 9-4 and Sun 10-3.
Otters Fine Foods, Oakham – 01572 756481
Otters Fine Foods brings a new dimension to the food shopping experience. They offer the most wonderful naturally smoked fish, meats and cheeses, all smoked using traditional methods. They are open for takeaway and free delivery to those in LE15. They also have Christmas hampers, breakfast boxes, cheese and wine boards, and fruit/veg boxes.
Kavanagh’s, Oakham – 01572 868570
While Kavanagh’s is no longer running as a café, they are still baking their delicious gluten free cakes and treats for collection. They also work alongside a number of local eateries to supply them with gluten free alternatives, so keep an eye out for their cakes and bakes elsewhere too.
The Garden Restaurant at Gates Garden Centre, Cold Overton – 01664 454309
A cosy and stylish restaurant seating up to 360 people; with an outdoor veranda 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. You can order a Festive Afternoon Tea to Go for 2 people from their Farm Shop
Helenium Tea Room at Barnsdale Gardens, Barnsdale – 01572 813200
With Barnsdale Gardens remaining open during lockdown, takeaway cakes and teas are also available from the Helenium Tea Room – perfect for finding a quiet spot in the garden for a hot drink and reflection.
Wellies Coffee Shop at Rutland Water Garden Nursery, Lyndon – 01572 498720
Cycle, walk or drive to Rutland Water Garden Nursery where you can pick up a takeaway from their fantastic Wellies Tea Room. The garden centre is also hosting some fabulous shopping events over lockdown, so take a look at their page for updates.
Rutland may be small but it is home to many restaurants demonstrating the pinnacle of culinary expertise. There are numerous other high-quality hotels which offer fine restaurants to tempt a range of occasions.
Hunters Bar & Restaurant at Wisteria Hotel – 01572 722844
Set within a Grade II listed former hunting lodge circa 1604, Hunters Bar & Kitchen offers honest tasty food, locally sourced, created and prepared by renowned local chef Neil Hornsby. They have just launched a takeaway Sunday Lunch service – including a 3-course option. Collection from the hotel between 12.30 – 7.30pm
Sarpech Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar – 01572 842888
Fresh quality ingredients, an excellent dining space and exceptional service. Come and visit Sarpech, Rutland’s wine bar and fine dining restaurant with an Indian flavour in the heart of Oakham. They can now deliver your favourite Sarpech curry from Wednesday to Saturday to more villages within the County.
Admiral Hornblower Oakham – 01572 723004
This magnificent listed building is full of character, and is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful market town of Oakham. The restaurant has gained an outstanding reputation for excellent food, with a menu that offers something for all tastes. During lockdown, there’s Sunday lunch take away (Collection only). Order from 10am on the Sunday or pre-order in advance on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am-2pm.