20 New Luxury UK Restaurant & Hotel Openings Set For 2018

Take a sneak preview into the restaurants set to raise headlines in 2018. London and Manchester are always epicentres of new activity, but likewise residents of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Shrewsbury and Cumbria have much to look forward to for fine dining choices: 1st Quarter Openings ROGANIC:  5-7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DB The…

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The Best UK Restaurant Openings of 2017 (& closures, & ones that never opened)

2017 has seen some bright new restaurant openings as UK demographics and consumer trends continue an upward rise for dining out well, more often. These openings come despite a challenging year for most restaurants as competition from chains hots-up and cost pressures increase. Labour wages, which are significant in this trade, have escalated with the National…

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The Twelve Dishes of Christmas – from easy to expert Festive recipes

We ask 12 leading restaurateurs, chefs and mixologists to suggest a recipe dish each for the ultimate Christmas menu. Our team of experts present a collection of traditional British favourites, from superbly simple to expertly detailed recipes, to inspire a very tasty Christmas at home, or enjoy at their restaurants. We have collaborated with the…

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Chefs Halloween Recipe: Butternut squash velouté with chestnut cream by Chef-Patron Colin McGurran, Winteringham Fields

Few dishes satisfy more than a simple warm velouté. This recipe perfectly mirrors the ethos of Winteringham Fields as it is made using only one major product – homegrown butternut squash. They have the luxury of picking it at the perfect ripeness to be stewed into this great autumn warmer. About Colin McGurran : Colin took…

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Chefs Recipe: Quinoa, Jerusalem Artichoke, Pomegranate and Smoked Almond Salad by Indigo at One Aldwych

Sitting in an enviable location right in the centre of  Covent Garden, One Aldwych is London’s  new world class destination for lovers of culture, fashion and food. We are delighted to share with our readers one of their signature recipes from the menu of Indigo Executive Chef Dominic Teague. Healthy yet substantial, a zesty and…

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Chefs Recipe and Cookery School Offer: Watercress Soup by Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

A feast for the senses awaits at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.  The vision of Chef Raymond Blanc this exquisite venue offers restaurant, rooms and a cookery school. The cookery school courses are suitable for experience of all levels. From half day introductions, to residential programmes, dinner party masterclasses to children’s courses, there is something…

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Chefs Recipe: Smoked Beef Brisket & Pulled Pork from SEASON at Lainston House + Cookery School Competition and Offer

Situated in the stunning grounds of Exclusive Hotel’s Lainston House, SEASON Cookery School is a fun, relaxed yet professional setting to embrace your passion for food and hunger for knowledge. Learn to barbeque the right way and expand your grill repertoire with the following excellent course running on 25th June – and scroll down for…

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Chefs Recipe: Suckling Pig Porchetta by Union Street Café – Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

  With Father’s Day (Sunday 18th June) on the horizon and dining alfresco at last a very real option, we are delighted to share with you this fantastic roasting recipe from Union Street Cafe’s Davide Degiovanni. First David reveals some of the secrets of a good porchetta, Italy’s favourite way to cook pork.

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Menu Spotlight: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Named as one the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017, the idea for Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner began in the late 90’s with his fascination with historic gastronomy. The savoury ice creams of the late 1800’s, the theatre of the Tudor dining experiences and the dishes of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland all resonated with his unique…

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Chefs Recipe: Garden Beetroot and Apple Salad with Goats’ Cheese Mousse by Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

The Telegraph recently called it ‘Britain’s most exciting country house hotel opening of 2017’ and we are in total agreement. Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs has opened the door at last to his Lympstone Manor saying, ‘Lympstone Manor is the realisation of a dream, my vision of country house hospitality…

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