The Finest London Restaurants in Bloom

Everywhere is coming up roses…and daisies, delphiniums, foxgloves and lilies. The Luxury Restaurant Guide pays homage to the best London floral restaurant displays this season: London is in bloom with its various boroughs teaming up with the Royal Horticultural Society to encourage their streets, squares, shops and restaurants to celebrate the season. Visitors to London…

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Step Inside the all new Belmond Cadogan Hotel on its Opening Day

28 February 2019 It’s a welcome return today to the Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea, after almost a five year absence for a complete refurbishment. Its multi-million pound restoration starts an exciting new chapter in the fashionable hotel’s 132 year history, as it joins the Belmond group and its portfolio of iconic hotels and travel…

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The Best Secret and Hidden Fine Dining Locations in UK

We pay homage to restaurants discreetly tucked away, or marketed under the radar, yet with cult status and legions of fans. These restaurants you won’t ordinarily happen upon, unless you knew where to look. The Luxury Restaurant Guide advises on some of the UK’s hidden dining gems: Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia,…

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Twenty of the Most Beautiful Hotel Rooms in the UK

The Luxury Restaurant Guide goes in search of the best hotel rooms in the UK covering Inns, Boutique Hotels, Country House Hotels and London Landmarks Our criteria was to find hotel rooms that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.  Spaces that were visually appealing, immersive, elegant and alluring with intelligent designs, not sensitive to trends…

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Best New Restaurants of 2018 – The go-to-destinations of the year

Keeping pace with restaurant openings is no mean feat with the flux of new concepts and aspiring chefs bursting on to the scene, as well as stalwart names expanding portfolios. A handful of restaurants have upped the style stakes in 2018, acting as a benchmark for designers, restaurateurs and foodies going forward. Here we find…

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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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Modernist Restaurants in the UK

Architecture plays a significant part in today’s restaurant dining adventure as diners crave the experiential from both environment and food. Daring designs, groundbreaking effects and outright experimentation is the order of the day, as restaurants make a break from urbanism and identikit spaces. The Luxury Restaurant Guide explores the restaurants and designers, either working retrospectively…

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Zeitgeist Restaurants – where to dine right now

Edgy but elegant or timeless glamour, it’s an art form to create a zeitgeist restaurant. Attention to detail must ensue at every level to stop it becoming a fashion fad – from its concept, cuisine, service delivery, all through to the design of the crockery. Each restaurant has its own opening story to draw the…

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UK’s Finest Hotels of Great Historical Importance

Is it a matter of time before the venerable country house hotel rules supreme for the cultural comforts for kids of Generation Z? Since the 1940’s, exceptional architectural styles and estates with rich histories have been protected for future generations by listing status and conversion into hotels.  It’s not just the exterior fabric of the…

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The World’s Most Inspiring Restaurants

From icy caves in SnowCastles to breathtaking underwater dining, we have compiled our own list of the globe’s most inspiring restaurants. Eleven Madison Park, New York Recently voted number one in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, EMP as it is affectionately known by fans is also the holder of three Michelin stars. This contemporary, modern…

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The Experts View – The Shape of Things To Come For Wine Glasses by Riedel Crystal

We published a fascinating post last week by our friends at the Frapin Cognac Estate and one of the most surprising insights we learnt about Cognac was that a classic Champagne flute was considered an excellent glass to enjoy it from. This sent us into curiosity mode about why the taste experience of certain beverages was enhanced…

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The Ivy Sale at Sotheby’s – in aid of Child Bereavement UK

      On Wednesday 25th March, Sotheby’s will host an auction that celebrates The Ivy’s intimate relationship with the art world, offering a chance to explore the artistic traditions and fascinating cultural history of one of London’s favourite restaurants.With proceeds from the auction benefitting Child Bereavement UK, The Ivy Sale is a unique opportunity to…

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