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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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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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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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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The 15 Best Restaurants in Cornwall

There are the same amount of Michelin star restaurants in Cornwall as there are in Bray, which is four. That said, there’s a distinct upsurge in hotel restaurants, pubs, seafront properties and beach shacks complementing Cornwall as the number one holiday destination in the UK. Download the free Luxury Restaurant Guide app to find the…

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Dining from a Small Island – 15 best restaurants on islands in the UK

When American Bill Bryson’s love for this side of the pond was humorously told in Notes from a Small Island, one of the best-selling travel books of all time, it recorded his observations of travelling on public transport from John O’Groats to the Outer Hebrides, dining in pubs and cafes en-route. That was 23 years…

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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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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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Your Invitation to Royal Wedding Celebrations – Saturday 19th May

Top hats and wedding hats at the ready – join family and friends to celebrate the royal wedding in fine English tradition. Here is a selection of special destinations showing the event live for you to enjoy all the fun of a luxury street party. Order of the Day – Saturday 19th May Midday: Prince…

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25 Best London Hotel Restaurants

London – a city that excels in dining choices, especially so in hotel dining where it combines fine architecture and world-class facilities with exquisite ‘trophy’ restaurants. Brimming with international luxury hotel brands ever-keen to impress, and boutique destinations upping the glamour stakes, you are never short of high-end dining options throughout this great city. As…

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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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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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SHAKE IT UP for National Cocktail Day 24th March

It’s two decades since Tom Cruise inspired us all to get creative in the hit film ‘Cocktail’. So why not bring out your inner mixologist this weekend for National Cocktail Day on 24th March.  See the Luxury Restaurant Guide’s list of the greatest new and classic drinks from leading lights in the spirit and restaurant…

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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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