Lympstone Manor one year on – we put twenty questions to Michael Caines

There were great expectations for chef-turned-hotelier Michael Caines’ first opening. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs restored a former Georgian mansion in 28 acres on the River Exe, previously used as an event venue. After an intense three year development plan and a sixteen month build, the results are evident: A Michelin-star after only…

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Chefs Recipe: Chilean Hass Avocado from Chef Gonzalo Luzarraga and Co-founder of RIGO’ London

He’s either won, or worked at some of the top Michelin-starred restaurants of Europe: Alain Ducasse’s three Michelin-star Louis XU in Monaco, two Michelin-starred Flipot in Piedmonte, and Michelin-starred Le Clivie in Italy and Kuchlmasterei Project in Wein, Austria. So now that Chef Gonzalo Luzarraga has opened his first restaurant in Parsons Green, London in…

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Best Spanish Restaurants in London

The legendary El Bulli, now closed regretfully, propelled the Spanish food industry when it became the Best Restaurant in the World for a record five times in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards. The distinctly regional tastes of Spanish cuisine can also be found at some of their most imaginative best in London. In the Luxury…

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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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