Heavenly Hotel Hampers for Luxury Picnic Days in the UK

They say good things come in small packages and, when it comes to the quintessential luxury picnic hamper, fully stocked with summery spread, bone china and crystal glassware, never a truer word was said. Luxury hotels are increasingly doing picnics for non-resident, so if you fancy a five star hamper, packed and ready-to-go, in glorious…

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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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The World’s Greatest Restaurant Guide: Les Grandes Tables du Monde

It’s the club every elite restaurateur wants to join but few will be welcomed into – Les Grandes Tables du Monde is the world’s most elite dining guide, a club of such gastronomique clout far and wide that it’s rather like the ultimate Who’s-Who of gastronomy. They don’t look for establishments that serve superior cuisine,…

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Minster Mill – Andrew Brownsword Hotels’ latest luxury unveiling

Beyond the dreaming spires of Oxford and the majesty of Blenheim Palace, a new bastion of elegantly preserved history has re-opened. This place is Minster Mill – the latest beautiful hotel, restaurant and spa in the Andrew Brownsword Hotel collection which includes the likes of Gidleigh Park, Amberley Castle, Buckland Manor and Bath Priory. The…

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What’s On Over Easter at the Finest Hotels & Restaurants

The Luxury Restaurant Guide goes on the hunt for eggstra- special edible Easter ideas available at the very best destinations around the country. Club benefits not applicable on Easter Sunday unless where noted. Chewton Glen, Christchurch Rd, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6QS Stuck with what to do with the children or teenagers during school holidays?…

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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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The Fashion of Food Photography

We meet the leading photographers revolutionising how we view food Photography will be an important documentary account for fashion collections this weekend at London Fashion Week (15th to 19th February), just so is food on film becoming a serious business for chefs. Our love affair with food is now seeing collaborations between fashion, film, portrait…

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Chinese New Year in Style – Ten of the Best Chinese Restaurants

The festivities have already started for Chinese New Year 2019 Celebrate The Year of The Pig – a symbol of fortune and luck, at one of the ten finest Chinese restaurants in the UK. See the calendar of celebrations and recommended destinations below: January 28th to Monday 4th February  Little Year Memorial and prayers Monday…

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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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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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The Festive Guide to the Best Pre-Christmas Dining

We answer the call of three wise men seeking a festive feast for their pre-Christmas get-together with restaurants bearing gifts of great dining offers, tipples and treats. The Luxury Restaurant Guide publishes some of the best festive dining offers available pre-Christmas. These destination restaurants have unveiled their festive set and a la carte menu options…

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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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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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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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