Food & Drink

Scroll for the tastiest food and drink from across Northamptonshire.

15th Feb 2024

Delapré Abbey to get its very own food festival this summer

The creators of Towcester Food Festival and Bite Street NN are launching a brand new gastronomic extravaganza this summer – the Delapré Food Festival. The food and drink festival will take place within the beautiful surrounds of Delapré Abbey, which organiser Crispin Slee says is tailor-made for the event. He said: “It’s such a special place and the perfect spot for the festival. We want to bring the grounds to life for a grand summer weekend celebrating artisan food and drink.” Delapré Food Festival will feature all the temptations that made Towcester Food Festival so popular – bustling with food and drink stalls, hourly chef demos, tasting sessions and masterclasses. The outdoor street food market will be curated by Bite Street NN, the Northampton street food pop-up, which regularly features the best traders for miles around. Many top local chefs are already lined-up to take part on the demo stage...

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11th Feb 2024

Where to go for Valentine’s Day in Northamptonshire

Looking for a local restaurant to celebrate with the one you love this Valentine's Day? Whether you'd like to head out for a meal with your significant other, or celebrate Galentine's with the girls, these businesses have got you covered. Here's where to head for Valentine's Day in Northampton... The Fox and Hounds Harlestone At The Fox and Hounds in Harlestone, romance takes centre stage with an exquisite three-course Valentine's menu available from the 12th to the 17th of February. Treat a loved one to three courses for £35pp or you can make it extra special by upgrading to £55pp which includes a bottle of luxury wine or Moet champagne. Book your spot here. The Plough at Shutlanger The award-winning Plough at Shutlanger have not one, but three different course options this Valentine's Day. Choose two courses for £35.50, four courses for £50.00 or five courses for £60.00. Book here...

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31st Jan 2024

Where to go for pancakes in Northamptonshire

This year, February 13th officially marks Pancake Day. So whether you fancy heading out to have pancakes for breakfast, brunch or dinner, there’s options for all. Here's a round up of restaurants and Café in Northamptonshire that offer pancakes on their menu. So what will it be, savoury or sweet? Or both?! Saints Coffee Situated on St Giles Street, Saints Coffee is a popular spot in Northampton to head to for brunch. The stacks served here are not only delicious but also visually impressive. Take your pick from a selection of sweet, savoury, or classic pancake options. Wythmails For a delectable experience featuring pancakes and French toast, Wythmails in Orlingbury is the place to be. Known for its aesthetically pleasing food presentations, it's no wonder that the coffeehouse is going from strength to strength. Bartella’s Coffee House The friendly coffeehouse on Wellingborough Road is an ideal choice for catching up..

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18th Jan 2024

Restaurants and cafés in Northampton with January offers

January proves to be a challenging month for many of us financially. Fortunately, local restaurants and cafés in Northampton have risen to the occasion with offers such as 50% discounts, 2-for-1 deals, and exclusive discounts across the county. Here are some tempting deals at various eateries in Northampton throughout January... Restaurants The award-winning The Plough at Shutlanger are offering 15% off your food bill until March when you sign up to their newsletter. Find out more and sign up here. The Windhover country pub based in Chapel Brampton are offering a generous 50% off mains when you download their Vintage Inn app. There will also be other offers on the app so it's worth downloading for future discounts. Visit their website here. La Terraza based in Upton are offering 10% off your bill throughout the whole of January. Simply use code 'MEGATAPAS' when booking online. Find out more and book..

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11th Jan 2024

Curious eating for health and wellbeing

More than simply fuel and sustenance, we really enjoy our food, and sharing details of it! But too much of the wrong sort can end up on the belly, clog our arteries and leave a legacy of ill health. If only we could enjoy truly tempting food that feeds the body in all the right ways... Enter Eat Curious, a tasty new proposition for the plate. Sammy Jones tucked in... The Northamptonshire-based food development company says it is ‘bringing innovation and sustainability to the plant-based food sector.’ “Our whole passion is around nutrition and health, rather than just trying to copy meat,” says Preyesh Patel, one of the three co-founders of Eat Curious. Between them, the partners boast backgrounds in health care and renewable energy technologies. The perfect meeting of business minds. “We were interested in the technology and the science behind vertical farming, and that’s why we started this..

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09th Jan 2024

Hotel in Northampton to host immersive ‘Faulty Towers’ dining experience

One of the UK’s best-loved television sitcoms is being brought to life through a critically acclaimed immersive dining experience being held at a hotel in Northampton. The Northampton Town Centre Hotel, in Silver Street, will welcome the cast of ‘Faulty Towers’ – a tribute to John Cleese’s classic comedy series Fawlty Towers. The show, which is coming to Northampton from April 4-7 2024, is billed as a “highly interactive experience”, where audiences enjoy a three-course meal and five-star comedy, complete with the customary antics from the show’s best-loved characters. Chris Langsford, sales manager at Northampton Town Centre Hotel, said: “When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70 per cent of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a two-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil,..

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09th Jan 2024

Northamptonshire food and farming entrepreneur named one of 2024’s most impressive female founders

Founder of No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents CIC Milly Fyfe has been crowned one of the UK’s most impressive female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s ‘f:Entrepreneur #IAlso100’ campaign. Milly, who founded No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents CIC in 2023, is being profiled among 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today. From AI companies to female-run tradeswoman platforms and sustainable fashion designers, the f:Entrepreneur ‘#IAlso100’ line-up particularly showcases trailblazing female founders who lead purpose-driven businesses alongside a roster of other responsibilities, such as volunteering, mentoring and community support. Milly Fyfe was also called out for her work in the community helping more people to cook from scratch using British in season produce and creating video tutorials to help make cooking more accessible, especially for low income working parents. On being featured..

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28th Dec 2023

Where to dine for New Year’s Eve in Northamptonshire

Looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate New Year's Eve in Northamptonshire? Whether you'd like to go out for a three course meal, or fancy ordering something at home, these local businesses have got you covered for NYE. The Fox and Hounds Harlestone The Fox and Hounds in Harlestone have shared their New Year's Eve menu that will make it a night to remember. Diners can enjoy three courses for £60 and the menu included delicious dishes such as 30 day-aged Rib Eye Steak, slow-cooked pork belly, prime beef burger, and much more. There are also options for Vegans and vegetarians. Book here. Cromwell Cottage Sister restaurant to The Fox and Hounds, Cromwell Cottage will also be serving up the delicious three course menu as above. Starter options include dishes such as baked camembert, pan-fried scallops, smoked salmon, and more. The Cromwell is situated in Kislingbury and is a popular..

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21st Dec 2023

Homeless community to be given Christmas Day curry

An award-winning Northampton restaurant will ensure nobody goes hungry on Christmas Day by offering complimentary takeaways to the homeless community. Saffron, In Castilian Street, will be handing out a hot meal and a soft drink to those living on the streets between 2pm and 3pm on Christmas Day. Saffron manager Nahim Islam said: “Supporting the most vulnerable members of our society is a key priority for all of us over the festive period and providing a hot meal for those who find themselves without a roof over their heads on Christmas Day is the least we could do. “Christmas is a time where we enjoy spending time with our loved ones but not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to do that. We want to ensure those people don’t get forgotten about and that they are looked after.” Saffron was named the winner of the Food & Drink category..

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03rd Dec 2023

Vaha Lounge launches new Turkish-inspired brunch menu

Vaha Lounge, based on Wellingborough Road in Northampton, is proud to unveil its exciting new brunch menu, a delightful fusion of Turkish flavours and traditional breakfast offerings. The dedicated team have been working hard behind the scenes to curate a menu that caters to all tastes and preferences. The brunch menu features a diverse selection, including breakfast classics, tasty omelettes, burgers and rolls, sweet brunch options, and potato brunches. Complementing these dishes are a variety of refreshing smoothies and hot drinks. Alina, Marketing Manager of Vaha Lounge, shared her thoughts on the new brunch venture, stating, "We wanted to launch a brunch menu as we felt there was a gap in the area for Turkish brunch. Our head chef put a lot of time and effort into creating a menu that would appeal to everyone. It's been very successful so far, and the feedback we've had has been brilliant." If..

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07th Nov 2023

Where to get your roast dinner fix in Northamptonshire

The cosy weather is here, which means one thing... it's time to bring back roast dinners! Whether you're after a warm roast by the fire in a charming country pub, or you're on the lookout for a family-friendly carvery, rest assured, we've got the prime spots just for you. Here's where to enjoy the best roast dinners across Northamptonshire... The Fox and Hounds, Harlestone Nestled in Harlestone, The Fox and Hounds is renowned for its delightful roast dinners. The charming and snug interior sets the perfect scene for a Sunday lunch that's ideal for couples, families, and friendly gatherings. Choose from a menu featuring succulent beef, chicken, pork, and roasted vegetables, complemented by a tempting array of starters and desserts. View the impressive menu here. The Plough at Shutlanger An award-winning pub in Shutlanger, The Plough offers a diverse menu with mouth-watering roast dinners every Sunday. Indulge in options such..

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02nd Nov 2023

College students past and present scoop top honours at Food & Drink Awards

Past and present students at Northampton College were the stars of the show at a top awards night, landing a total of six trophies between them. The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards took place at the Royal & Derngate theatre on Wednesday, November 1 – celebrating the producers, artisans, chefs and restaurateurs who have catapulted the county’s hospitality and catering sector into one of the best in the country. Northampton College curriculum manager for culinary arts, hospitality, travel and tourism, Phil Martin was given the Patron’s Award in recognition of his services to the sector. He said: “Winning this award was a total shock. As a college we have always been big supporters of the awards and the local food and drink scene in general so to get recognition for our work in supplying young chefs to restaurants across the county and given them a platform from which they..

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17th Oct 2023

Category Finalists for the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

The final nominations are in, as the shortlisting has been taking place throughout September for the remaining four categories: Local Food Hero; Farming Environment; Sustainability and Event Venue. The Farming Environment category (sponsored by the Weetabix Growers Group) is designed to recognise those protocol growers who have supplied Weetabix within the last two years and who have taken demonstrable action to reduce the environmental impact of growing wheat through carbon footprint reduction, promoting wildlife or regenerative agriculture. Finalists for the Farming Environment Award are: Ben Atkinson, J.E Atkinson & Son Jim Beaty, Wold Farm Ed Dale, Stetchworth Estate Farms Will Green, White House Farm Matt Knight ,J.A Knight & Sons Johnny Wake, Courteenhall Estate For the Local Food Hero award, the team are looking for people and businesses in the food and drink sector who go further in producing, supplying, promoting or selling local goods or food services, thereby contributing..

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05th Oct 2023

Where to go for afternoon tea in Northamptonshire

If there's one thing that Northampton is known for - it's the brilliant range of afternoon tea that it offers. From a selection of teas, homemade cakes and sandwiches, through to scones and prosecco - these places have got it all. Here's where to go for afternoon tea in Northampton. The Orangery at Delapré Abbey Head to Delapre Abbey for an afternoon tea experience amidst beautiful gardens and historic buildings. They offer a traditional yet charming twist in their vintage room. Prices start at £14.95, and it's recommended to make a reservation. After indulging in your afternoon tea, why not take a leisurely walk through the gardens and savor the stunning views? Book here. Beckworth Emporium One of the delightful things Beckworth Emporium is renowned for is their popular afternoon tea. Here, you can indulge in an assortment of sandwiches, homemade scones, tasty cakes, and piping hot beverages, or treat..

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05th Oct 2023

From Naples to Northampton

If you haven't already heard, Naples has come to Northampton in the form of new Pala Restaurant. The teams behind Saints Coffee and Santina's Wood Fired Pizza Co have joined forces to bring us the artistry of wood-fired pizzas in a cosy new setting. The dynamic duo's saw an opportunity to combine their expertise and create something exceptional. United by a love for quality ingredients, innovative dishes, and a commitment to community, Pala Restaurant was born. We spoke to Nicola and Ben - the team behind Saints Coffee - to find out how the restaurant has been received so far. Nicola shared: "The reception we've had so far from customers has been nothing short of incredible. Since opening we've been blown away by the support from the community as well as local businesses. "Our team has poured their heart and soul into Pala, and the response has been a testament..

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