Burnt Goat’s Curd Cheese with Apple Purée and Salted Caramel by Jean-Didier Gouges

A vegetarian recipe from recently-appointed Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges at The Petersham in Richmond. This dish is a winning combination of flavours. Skill Level: 3 (1 simple to 5 being complex and challenging) Serves 4 Ingredients: 150g soft matured goat’s cheese, sliced into 12 pieces 3 green apples, cut into spheres with a melon baller…

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Chef’s Recipe : Steamed Turbot with Crushed-Nasturtium Broth – by Ollie Dabbous from HIDE

From the latest venture by Ollie Dabbous – HIDE, one of the biggest and most exciting openings of 2018. Steamed turbot with crushed-nasturtium broth by Ollie Dabbous –  serves 4 Skill Level: 4 (1 simple to 5 being complex and challenging) Ingredients For the turbot 100g salt 100g fresh seaweed such as sea lettuce, or 25g…

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Ultimate Dining Experiences: where to go for one-of-a-kind epicurean adventure

We have often been asked to help with ideas for the ultimate dining experience. Whilst for most of us going to a Michelin-starred restaurant will always be a special occasion, it is not necessarily as unique, or private as some people might want. With a bit of imagination, however, and if you know who to…

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Chef’s Recipe : Butternut Squash, Adlestrop and Cavalo Nero Crumble from Daylesford Organic Farm

To celebrate Organic September, a month-long celebration of all things organic, our recipe comes from Daylesford Organic Farm which scores five stars (top accolade) from The Soil Association’s new rating system. This top accolade means 95-100% of the menu is organic. Why not try making their Butternut Squash, Adlestrop and Cavalo Nero Crumble Bold enough to…

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Organic September – Top Chefs Have Their Say

Next month marks the start of Organic September; a month-long celebration of all things organic, helping people to find, try and buy organic food & drink and highlighting the farmers and business that produce it. Organic means you’ll always know what’s in your food – each step of organic food production is independently checked and…

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Dining in Stately Homes & Palaces

If you are more partial to palatial plates than pub grub, then pop on your finery at the country’s most aristocratic of settings where everyday dining can become a stately occasion. Grand country and city homes able to trace their history back to occupation from a monarch are scarce, but these lavish properties and palaces…

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Restaurant Openings to look forward to: game changers for Q3 & Q4 2018

This summer and beyond has some of the most hotly anticipated new restaurant and hotel launches. Make a diary note and get yourself wait-listed nearer the opening dates to be one of the first to enjoy. Here’s Luxury Restaurant Guide’s scene-stealing list for restaurant openings for 3Q and 4Q 2018, and one to look forward to…

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5 Restaurants That Changed the UK – And One That’s About To

Every few years, a chef or restaurant comes along that changes the way we fine dine. Charting the last fifty years the UK has seen a remarkable culinary transformation, one that reflects evolving tastes, appreciations of fine food, affluence and cultural trends. Gastronomic dining encompassing styles from: haute cuisine; nouvelle cuisine; modern British cooking; regional…

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Chef’s Recipe : Rhubarb Souffle, Pain D’Epices and Pomegranate Sorbet by AG’s Restaurant at Alexander House Hotel

Try this super fresh recipe from AG’s, or alternatively enjoy complimentary member dining in the restaurant with the Luxury Restaurant Guide. Download the free app here and follow links to join the club.  For the base: 500g Forced Rhubarb 250g Caster Sugar 30g Cornflour 50ml Grenadine Make a simple puree with all the rhubarb and…

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Q&A’s with Three Generations of Roux on their Love of Scotland

It’s been a long love affair with Scotland for the family Roux, resulting in three generations of the famous cooking dynasty now gamefully overseeing seven restaurants north of the border. Albert Roux, the patriarch, became intrinsically involved in 2005 when asked to consult for the ICMI Collection on their growing Scottish luxury boutique hotels portfolio;…

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10 Best UK Beach Hotels and Gastropubs with Rooms

There’s only a clutch of luxury hotels, boutique inns and gourmet restaurants-with-rooms in the UK that have a direct beach or private walk-way to a beach. And then only one that carries a AA five star hotel rating. We scour the ruggedly beautiful, wind-buffeted and (currently) sun-drenched coastline to select the best beach front hotel…

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American Afternoon Tea – Wagyu Beef Sliders (mini burgers) by Wolfgang Puck

Happy Independence Day USA for tomorrow! To celebrate, London Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, is launching ‘CUTcakes & Tea‘, an American take on traditional English afternoon tea on 4th July. ‘CUTcakes & Tea’ at 45 Park Lane will be a feast of delicious American teatime favourites with a CUT twist. Replacing traditional…

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Masterpiece Dishes – 20 Outstanding Dishes from 20 Great UK Chefs

As Masterpiece London opens today (28 June – 04 July 2018) – the unmissable art fair showcasing the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – the Luxury Restaurant Guide celebrates the UK’s finest chefs creating their own works of culinary art. We asked 20 top UK chefs to submit one showstopping dish each…

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