Ten Best Restaurant Openings Outside of London in 2019

Some of the most exciting gustatory events of the year haven’t been in London, even though the capital has had a bevy of wonderful and varied new launches in 2019. In fact perhaps some of the coolest bistros and grandest restaurants have opened in the countryside. So if you like your restaurants where the ambience…

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Exclusive Last-Minute Christmas Cookery Classes from the UK’s Best Cookery Schools

What to do when the luxury hotel restaurant you wanted for Christmas Day dining was fully booked months ago; or taking your extended family out is going to be a trifle expensive. Help is on hand – it’s not too late to take a crash festive cooking course and put the finest fare on your…

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Where to go for Pre-Christmas Festive Dining with all the Trimmings

It’s Christmas conundrum time – where to have the small pre-Christmas office lunch, or a civilised get-together with colleagues? Easily solved. Go Christmas crackers with our handpicked selection of Luxury Restaurant Guide locations around the country celebrating the best of yuletide traditions – Christmas menus with all the trimmings available throughout the festive season from November…

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The New Buzz about The Grill at The Dorchester

The much anticipated relaunch of the British restaurant The Grill at The Dorchester is set for Tuesday 12th November. The old guard of high society, The Grill at The Dorchester will welcome a new era, with a new approachable destination dining experience and a brigade of fresh talent under the age of 30. Updates to…

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Watts Happening – Passion & Revival of a local pub, by Dave Watts

The new frontier of country dining is alive and kicking as fêted chefs from top-flight restaurants open remote destination eateries, either by buying, renting or leasing former drinking pubs. Usually they have backers, but we follow one pioneering young chef, Dave Watts (39), who’s put it all on the line to re-launch The Crown Inn,…

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Venture to The Capital – Adam Simmonds Moves Into Knightsbridge

If you enjoy being an early adopter, then here’s a heads up to book The Capital’s new restaurant with culinary maestro Adam Simmonds at the helm, ahead of the official launch at the end of September. Adam takes on the hotel’s illustrious food reputation and continues the legacy set by predecessors Nathan Outlaw, Eric Chavot,…

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Step Inside Lucky Cat By Gordon Ramsay – The New Asian Eating House

Surround yourself with good fortune as you step inside Gordon Ramsay’s latest opening of Lucky Cat in London’s Grosvenor Square, where golden maneki-nekos, the popular Japanese lucky talisman depicting a cat welcoming with an upright paw, line the wall of the bar into the restaurant. Launched in late June 2019, it sees Gordon Ramsay Restaurants embark…

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Ten of London’s Best Secret Summer Terraces

Get fedora ready as we go in search of the best London outdoor terraces for great dining or pre-dinner drinks in the prettiest outdoor settings – and many with Luxury Restaurant Club dining offers: Summer Terrace, Hotel Café Royal, 10 Air Street, Soho, London W1B 4DY The Summer Terrace at the Green Bar has partnered…

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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 Small Restaurants (UK)

Small restaurants can be big business: Busy, booming and atmospheric, but it takes great skill to get them just right. The Luxury Restaurant Guide finds the dinky diners and the mighty Michelin-starred small restaurants that have achieved just that: The Wellington Arms, Baughurst, Hampshire, RG26 5LP Seats 28: A true find of a gastro-pub. A remotely located…

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Stunning Cottages in the Grounds of Luxury Hotels

A heavenly escape to many is a luxury hotel stay, but there’s growing appeal for privacy and exclusivity, staying in your own well-appointed homely enclave. The canny trick is finding ones that still incorporate the key elements of a full-service hotel. After all, we, the Airbnb generation of self-confident travellers, may love the adventure of…

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The Changing Taste of Indian Cuisine – National Curry Week

In 1998, when Indian restaurants were inexplicably linked with thick generic saucy dishes where you just added your meat choice, National Curry Week was launched to drive better awareness and appreciation of the cuisine that most saw as a lowly culinary food.  Twenty years on and that image has been completely scrambled. Next week National Curry…

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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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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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Lucknam Park – Celebrating 30 Years of Unforgettable Experiences

THE PLACE: If England’s finest hotels were to be listed on just one hand, Lucknam Park would most certainly be on it. Luxurious, fabulous, impressive, but the very antithesis of English understatement with the seductive magic of grand country house authenticity. THE FACILITIES: What’s not to love about this impossibly stylish 18th century Palladian mansion…

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Restaurant Reality in Pricey Property Postcodes

You would expect it to follow that where there are enclaves of wealthy households that a decent diner would be on the doorstep. With the great migration from London to the greener pastures and better lifestyle, does country living offer all its cracked up to be for our pampered and worldly taste buds, or will you…

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The Grand Eastbourne – The New Allure of an Old Master

Immortalised in Hercule Poirot films, The Grand Eastbourne will forever be the most quintessential of English seaside gems. Known as the ‘White Palace’, this luxe five star destination which is part of Elite Hotels, has been marvelling overnight guests and diners alike since 1875. Step forward to March 2018 and a new blast of seaside…

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Fine Dining in the South West – The Best Restaurants in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

September is set fair which bodes well so for those lucky enough to be able to take holiday after the schools have gone back! Many of us will be heading to the UK’s beautiful South West where foodies can discover some truly wonderful venues that are definitely worth seeking out. Gidleigh Park Hotel and Restaurant…

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