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    Valentine’s Day deliveries

    Holding out for a hero? No need, we've found you 9 noble knights in shining armour or, at the very least, in cardboard takeaway boxes, to inject some foodie romance into your Valentine's Day.

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    The Michelin star winners near Northants for 2021!

    Hot off the presses, the winners have just been announced (and some are offering takeaway!). Northants may have missed out on being added to the constellation this time, but take a look at the local line-up for your nearest slice of heaven.

  • Pinch my Bun

    Lockdown takeaways

    Who'd have thunk it? The great British takeaway is now officially the last bastion of civilisation and our brilliant local businesses have brought it to the table like never before. Here's our roundup of where to get your foodie fix.

  • Moroccan Feast

    Yardley Hastings’ special occasion takeaway

    Give yourself a break from being a kitchen slave. The pro team at The Red Lion are laying on swanky takeaways. We donned our stretchiest waistbands and gave their Moroccan Feast a whirl.

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    Muddy Reviews: Hibiscus Fine Dining, Northampton

    As Hibiscus triumphantly re-opens after a second lockdown, we don our stretchiest waistbands to have a go at their tasting menu and find out how they've bloomed since opening in the grounds of Delapré Abbey just weeks before the pandemic hit.

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    How to ace Christmas lunch

    If the idea of laying on Christmas lunch for 16 extended family members and their multifarious dietary requirements brings you out in a cold sweat then fear not! We grilled top chef Sam Squires of Hibiscus for his top tips to save the spuds and your sanity.

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

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    8 of the best posh takeaways

    Desperate to sink your teeth into some fine dining but don't feel ready to take your chances at a restaurant? At your service, Northamptonshire's fanciest takeaways.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The Garage Buckingham

    The Garage, Buckingham

    Don’t fancy dinner at a petrol station? Prepare to be amazed. Well Street Garage in Buckingham (ok, but it’s only just over the border) is all about pared back industrial-chic surroundings with a creative foodie flair that makes it much more than just a pitstop.

  • Flip it: Where to get the best pancakes

    We scoff stacks of pancakes on a regular basis so we know where to indulge. No need to worry about the smoke alarm going off and the dishes piling up. Here are ten of the best in Northants and beyond.

  • DiningRoom

    The Crown Inn, Weston

    This rejuvenated historic coaching inn is a foodie’s dream, hidden away in a secret corner of the shire. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.

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