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  • Is this the UK’s sexiest restaurant?

    Super glam Cliveden House is just across the border into Berks, but we couldn't resist the opportunity of a seven-course tasting menu at Meghan Markle's favourite hangout. Muddy's Rachel got heroically stuck in.

  • Is your favourite local restaurant on the list?

    The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced - with new entries including a Bucks foodie hotspot. Take a look at the full line-up for our region.

  • Is this Oxford’s best kept secret?

    Quirky, under-the-radar and totally delicious - Fish 4 Lunch is the kind of business that Muddy Stilettos exists for. Muddy's Nancy headed down to this hidden gem of a lunch spot for a fishy feast.

  • Autumn supper clubs

    Knives and forks poised? Attackkkkk! Yep, it's a brand new round of supper clubs over the coming months with brilliant one-offs Sri Lankan, South African and veggie options.

  • Fego, Beaconsfield

    Heading to Beaconsfield and need a steer on a cool café? Tap just here, and watch me pull Fego out of the hat. I know, it's magic!

  • Pinkies at the ready?

    Rejoice, it's National Afternoon Tea Week - but where can you get your fix of diddy sandwiches and scones? I know, I know!

  • REVIEW: Dirty Bones, Oxford

    Will Muddy's resident vegetarian Nancy find things to her liking at Westgate meat-feast Dirty Bones? Let's find out.

  • The Chesterton, Bicester

    Deco styling, black marble bathrooms and oodles of charm make this renovated hotel, just a few miles from Bicester Village, a fashionable overnighter. Here's what you need to know.

    • Indian summer

      Take a Michelin chef, an Elizabethan coaching house and interiors by Soho House's design guru, and Atul Kochhar's Hawkyn's becomes an instant recipe for success. Read the Muddy verdict.

    • Muddy reviews: The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne, Dorset

      Fancy a trip to Dorset? We know just the spot to base yourself. Muddy's Rachel McLoughlin beds in to the newly revamped Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne.

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