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Note – this list has been superseded – See the latest list awarded October 3rd 2016 for GB & Ireland Michelin Awards 2017 here.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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