Great British Curry Restaurants – The Luxury Edit

The great British curry has undergone somewhat of a makeover: From the high street evening staple to the present, with all day brasserie-style diners. The transformation has changed perceptions by using refined ingredients, keeping authenticity, use of healthy cooking techniques and modern presentation. Today, this delicious cuisine is more versatile and unique and perfectly suitable…

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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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Fine Dining in Sussex: 10 Recommended Restaurants Offering Complimentary Dining

The rural county of Sussex is perhaps best known for its Channel seaside resorts and acres of glorious countryside, but it is also home to some of the best restaurants in the south east of England. We’ve taken our pick from the Luxury Restaurant Guide – and the best bit? They are ALL offering complimentary…

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10 of the best: Private Dining Rooms

With access to the best luxury restaurants in the country now a privilege shared by many, a truly special occasion may need the next level up in fine dining to truly impress. Private dining is definitely on the rise, with gourmets seeking their own intimate ‘restaurant within a restaurant’ when the celebration demands it. Here…

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Coasts And Castles – A Tour of Britain’s Finest Restaurant Venues

Coasts and Castles is mainly known as an advisory cycle route, but with many of us ‘staycationing’ this year we decided to put together our own advisory route around the country – this time taking in food! Welcome to The Luxury Restaurants Guide’s Coasts and Castles Great Food Expedition. Let’s start our tour in Scotland and…

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Five Decadent Festive Desserts

Check out these incredibly creative and calorie busting puddings that are being offered with festive menus right now… cold mince pie out of the foil just simply won’t do – treat yourself before diet season begins!   Cliveden’s Christmas Pudding Exquisitely decorated and accompanied by brandy foam and burnt butter ice cream – this little treat…

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The Full List of 2016 Michelin Star Restaurants in the UK

Note – this list has been superseded – See the latest list awarded October 3rd 2016 for GB & Ireland Michelin Awards 2017 here.  The 2016 edition of the Michelin awarded restaurants for Great Britain & Ireland has been released and we extend congratulations to all those featured in The Luxury Restaurant Guide.  There are also many new Michelin dining offers and privileges available exclusively through…

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Croquet becomes the fashion in England’s finest Country House Hotels

Croquet loses out to Tennis at Wimbledon We are all currently a frenzy with tennis as Wimbledon 2015 reaches its final conclusion but did you know that it was actually the game of croquet that was first established and played on the lawns of this now hallowed ground? In fact the All England Lawn Tennis Club…

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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 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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Design Restaurants Loves…

1. Gordon’s and Temperley London based designer Alice Temperley has created these exquisite special bottle labels for Gordon’s Gin. The ‘Ten Green Bottles’ set draws on her personal collection of vintage clothing and jewellery and her own British heritage and features the brand’s signature leopard print and lace, as well as feathers and jewellery. We…

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Design Restaurants Loves…

1. Spam No really! We have been hearing this week about how Asia is celebrating the annual lunar thanksgiving holiday this week. In South Korea, where it’s known as Chuseok, the holiday is celebrated by visiting family, paying respects to ancestors… and the giving and receiving of packaged cans of Spam! Introduced by the US…

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