If there's one thing I enjoy doing most, it's definitely eating. Whether it's eating out or at home, I love trying and making new foods! Give me sweet, savoury, spicy or something completely different, I'll give it a go! But because we don't live smack bang in the middle of a city, we have to venture out and about quite often to come across new places to eat, some of those places may be on our doorstep, some may be nearer cities like Derby or Nottingham. Take a look at my Top 5 Places to eat in and around the East Midlands...
Number 1: Bulls Head in Repton, Derbyshire -- Located in a very quaint village on the edge of Derby, the Bulls Head is a popular restaurant for those who live locally. Anyone who has been will have nothing but great things to say about not only their food but their pizza's to be precise! Having an traditional Pizza oven tucked into the corner of the Bar means that the smell of freshly baked pizzas fills the air the whole time you're seated and not only that, rather than using their Business Gas mains that would usually heat the place up, they can rely on the heat coming from the burning Pizza oven at all times of year - even in the additional tepee section of the restaurant!
Number 2: Bills Restaurant, Leicester -- Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, Bills Restaurant will have something on the menu for everyone! We have been to a few of their branches including Brighton, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Birmingham and every single one has been brilliant. The eggs benedict is one of the best I've eaten and their Burgers are to die for! If you're in a city and fancy something different, I'd definitely recommend heading to Bills!
Number 3: The Tap House, near Ashby de la Zouch -- For a classic Sunday Roast that leaves you full to the brim, we head down to the Tap House near Ashby de la Zouch. The carvery is a semi-self serve where your plate is portioned up for you and you get to choose from 2 meats or a vegetarian option or also a pie or casserole dish along with your potatoes, sides and vegetables. There hasn't been a single time that we've walked/rolled out of here after eating our body weight in food. It really is that good!
|The Bulls Head, Repton|
Number 4: Turpins Bar and Grill, Twycross -- Somewhere which may take a few of your fancies as it's close to the family attraction, Twycross Zoo; Turpins Bar is a gorgeous bar/grill restaurant which serves light lunches or evening meals. A range of salads, burgers and lots of other yummy mains are available to buy along with a massive selection of Tapas too! I wouldn't recommend going without booking though as I know most Saturday nights are booked up weeks in advance!
Number 5: Marco Pierre Whites Steak house and Grill, Nottingham -- Last, but definitely not least is the classiest of the bunch. If you're looking for a location for a special occasion, I'd definitely send you to MPW Steak house in Nottingham. We went a year or so ago for a celebratory meal and it was beautiful. The steak was cooked to perfection, the fish cakes were that big I couldn't finish them and they recommended a wine that complimented our meals perfectly. It's the place to go if you want to spoil yourselves and your taste buds.