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  • 31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep your Oxford, Bond and Kensington High Streets - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • 12 places to eat yourself slim

    Eating healthily and eating out don't have to be mutually exclusive. You can dine like a king in these Bucks and Oxon healthy hotspots... without ending up looking like Henry VIII.

  • Paris House, Woburn

    Elegance, class, sophistication...no, we're not talking about ourselves! The Michelin recommended Paris House across the border in Woburn, Bedfordshire aces fine dining.

  • Best January cheap eats

    If you caned the credit card at Christmas swanky dinner dates are probably off the menu this month. What you need is a Muddy-approved cheap but chic dining spot. Table for two, madame?

  • Giggling Squid, Marlow

    The Marlow favourite has had a reboot - check out the interiors! - so Muddy's Sophie popped in to stuff her face in the name of research. Should you do the same?

  • The most fun restaurant in Oxford?

    A party atmosphere, sexy Sri Lankan street food and killer cocktails - The Coconut Tree in Oxford has got it all going on. Muddy's Clover Stroud gets involved.

  • Scandi foodie invasion!

    Love a bit of Scandi style? No need to head into Shoreditch, there's an influx of Nordic cool around these parts with a whole raft of new groovy cafés and bakeries.

  • Bedfordshire bolthole

    We make a break for the border, with Muddy's Sophie checking in to the recently refurbed Woburn Hotel in Beds for a romantic weekend. Ooh la la!

  • Local stars

    It's the accolade that all chefs want - so whose wish on a Michelin star in Bucks and Oxon came true this year?

  • Is this the best boutique inn in Bucks?

    Very rare that I gush, but The Mash Inn is about to get it with two barrels for its fantastic offering for grown-ups in rolling Chiltern countryside. Go!

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