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About Sophie etc

Sophie etc is a food and travel blog featuring great eats and adventures from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and beyond. I am here to prove that there is more to Milton Keynes than roundabouts, concrete cows and chain restaurants; My mission to inspire and encourage you to support local and independent businesses where you can. My MK Food Guide is currently the only local guide to independent places to eat in Milton Keynes and features some of the best places to dine in the city.

As well as showcasing things to do and places to eat in Milton Keynes, I love to provide travel inspiration for destinations all over the world. You’ll find travel guides and food guides as well as honest restaurant reviews for eateries in MK and beyond.

You will also find me writing about food in CIRCUS, a lifestyle magazine for Milton Keynes with a huge foodie focus. I am a judge for the first Independent Food & Drink Awards 2019. I was also a judge in the MK Food & Leisure Awards for the Chef of the Year in 2018.

I have become the go-to person for all things Milton Keynes and am very pleased to work so closely with lots of local businesses. I have a proven track record of helping raise the profile of restaurants in Milton Keynes and beyond. Restaurants including Olé Tapas Bar, French Affaire and The Greedy Italian have all reported more visits thanks to being featured on my blog and social media. My dedication to only featuring independents in Milton Keynes has raised my profile locally and my food guides continue to drive visitors eager to find great places to eat in MK.

As well as local businesses, I have also worked on campaigns with national food and travel brands such at Jet2.com, Visit York, Sainsbury’s, Bells & Whistles and Sacla. I have also worked with lifestyle and fashion brands such as Thomas Sabo and Ted Baker.

If I’m not in a restaurant taking amazing photos of food or stuffing my face at a local street food market, I’ll be emailing my boyfriend, Dan, cheap flights and persuading him we DO need to go on another trip. Failing that, I’ll be at my day job where I work as an Account Manager for a B2B technology agency in Buckingham.

If you’re hungry for more, you can find me on Instagram where I’m usually posting photos of food and sharing snaps from my travels. I’m also on Twitter where I like to have a bit of a natter, so make sure you come and say hi. And I always love to see where guys eat so let me know and don’t forget to tag your photos on Instagram with #EatandExploreMiltonKeynes and #EatandExploreEverywhere.

Testimonials

What you are saying about my blog.

"I need to thank you for making me aware of Olé Tapas Bar. I literally just had the best meal and wouldn’t have had a clue it existed otherwise! So good to have found a fellow foodie."

- Nikki, Milton Keynes

"I was in planning mode for a long overdue date night with the other half and having been out of the loop on where is best to go out for food in MK, I decided to take inspiration from Sophie_etc! I'm SO glad I did! She recommended Ole Tapas Bar. This hidden gem in Wolverton served some of the best tapas we've eaten. It was exciting to find authentic Spanish food on our doorstep and we'll definitely be returning! Thanks Sophie!"

- Louise H, Milton Keynes

"I used to use Trip Advisor and review sites to keep up with the food scene in MK but since I started reading your blog, it seems you are the go to place I look for places to eat now! French Affaire and Made in Sud are places I wouldn't have visited before. Keep up the good work!"

- Robin Edmunds, Taco Shack MK

"We had breakfast at The Greedy Italian last weekend after being influenced by Sophie etc. I haven’t lived in Milton Keynes for 9 years and as much as I’ll stick up for it, I left because life there in 2010 was extremely dull. I’ve followed Sophie with such joy as she discovers and champions new independent businesses in MK. It’s so nice to see the city develop a personality (finally), and I really hope locals continue to support places like this."

- @charliedistracted, London

"The best food blogger in Milton Keynes by a country mile!"

- @verde.love

"It’s so wonderful when you meet someone for the first time in person who’s been so supportive of you, and your food lives up to expectations! Thanks for coming to Sunday Streetfood Sessions @sophie_etc!"

- Chris Biggs, Sizzlers Streetfood

"I’ve lived in Milton Keynes for years and never knew how many great places were hidden until I read your blog! I’ve now made a checklist for eating my way around the city!"

- Sophie L, Milton Keynes

"I am such a foodie myself and I really trust the restaurants that you share. I also love that you recommend businesses around MK and Northants area. I live by what you recommend food wise and it's lovely to see someone so local who knows what they're talking about. So glad I found you on Instagram!"

- @ashleakaren, Milton Keynes

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Get in touch

To inquire about reviews, collaborations or events, you can get in touch with me via email: blog@sophieetc.com.

My media kit is also available upon request.