Are Cookery Schools The New Spas For Country House Hotels? We Check Out Exclusive Hotels SEASON Cookery School

British country house hotel group Exclusive Hotels and Venues certainly think so with the launch of their SEASON Cookery School – but then again they do already have one of the country’s leading spas in their portfolio at Pennyhill Park. SEASON launched in June 2015 within the impressive grounds of Exclusive’s Lainston House Hotel near…

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Easter Inspiration From Luxury Restaurant Guide Recommended Properties and Partners

1. Dorchester Collection Invite You to Visit and Win Enter Dorchester Collection Easter Competition to win £500 in Gift Certificates. Simply visit the website, select a hotel and use the arrows to navigate around , answering questions as you go. The answer to every question can be found in the ‘room’. Go to www.dorchestercollection.com and click…

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Six Fine Dining Restaurants Offering Healthy Eating Options

It’s the new year which means the media is full of health and well-being articles, urging you to reform and review your diet and eating habits. Thankfully, detoxing these days doesn’t mean staying in with a saucepan of cabbage soup for company. We’ve found a selection of tantalizing gourmet dining treats –  all with a…

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Chef Marcus Wareing On How He Taught Bradley Cooper To Annihilate a Kitchen For The Film Burnt

Four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper is about to hit the big screen playing a chef who, despite a dangerous lifestyle that left him out of control, drags himself back from the brink to pursue three Michelin stars. Amanda Afiya from industry magazine The Caterer speaks to Marcus Wareing about his input into the script of Burnt,…

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Halloween Haunts – Best Hotels to Visit For An Authentic All Hallows Eve

Halloween has become the biggest grossing commercial holiday event after Christmas and is now much anticipated in the UK. Celebrating the Christian holiday of All Hallows Eve (followed by All Saints Day on November 1st) it derives from an ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people over 2,000 years ago. We’ve undertaken a little bit of…

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Restaurant Review and Chef Q & A – James Dugan, Seasons Restaurant, Four Seasons Hampshire

Chef James Dugan has come home – in more ways than one. The newly appointed Executive Head Chef at Four Seasons Hampshire is both rejoining the Four Seasons family, having spent an early part of his career at Four Seasons Park Lane, and returning to his native county as a Hampshire resident. The Luxury Restaurant Guide…

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Welcome To The Luxury Restaurant Guide – We Are Now Live!

It has been an amazing journey and we would like to thank our members for your support and enthusiasm as we transition to this next phase in our development. Our beautiful new site is now live at www.luxuryrestaurantguide.com and features an advanced search facility and enhanced functionality along with stunning new visuals. Supporting the site…

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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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Why You Should Drink Cognac From A Champagne Flute And Other Connoisseurs Tips

Cognac.  The very word embodies sophistication and class.  This ancient drink should not be confused with brandies from Spain, Cyprus or other countries and it should also not be confused with its sister spirit Armagnac.  True cognac is only from the Cognac region in France, an area stretching from La Rochelle in the north east,…

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden makes its mark

Suiting the trend towards a more relaxed laid-back dining style, Caprice Holdings opened The Ivy Chelsea Garden last night on the site of the old Henry J Beans on the Kings Road, Chelsea. In the last 12 months the iconic Grade II listed building, which sits approximately midway down the Kings Road, has been sensitively…

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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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