Chefs Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis by Daniel Galmiche of The Gore London

Originating in the Limousin region, clafoutis soon spread throughout France to become a popular dessert in brasseries all over the country. Traditionally, a clafoutis is made with cherries, but the summer brings an abundance of fruit – tender apricots juicy plums, fat cherries and wild blackberries, all warm from the sun and begging to be…

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Chefs Recipe: Ravioli of Cornish Monkfish With Hebridean Langoustine Seafood Bisque by Kris Zachwieja of Boisdale of Belgravia

This fabulous seafood recipe takes us from one end of Britain to the other. From the Hebrides in the north to the stunning shores of Cornwall in the South, this taste of Britain’s shores will have your guests truly impressed! MONKFISH MOUSSE 400g clean monkfish meat 1 slice white bread, crust removed 20ml milk to…

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The Great Northern Tour: 10 of The Best Restaurants in The North of Great Britain Offering Club Benefits

In terms of fine dining, the north has never had it so good. The best restaurant currently in the UK according to many experts, foodies and critics alike is L’Enclume in Lancashire with 2 Michelin stars, 5 AA Rosettes and a 2016 Chef of the Year award. The north is home to many excellent, eclectic restaurants,…

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Chefs Table With a Twist: Our Pick of This Autumn’s Cookery Masterclasses

We are seeing a cooking revolution in the UK of late, with cookery masterclasses across the UK becoming the new ‘spa days out’ for friends and family alike to meet up, improve their skills and enjoy delicious treats. The Luxury Restaurant Guide’s Head of Marketing, Claire Robinson, recently attended a masterclass titled ‘Lets have some…

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Chefs Recipe: Rose and Pistachio Teacakes by Anmar Odendal, Pastry Chef at The Swan at Lavenham

Nestled within the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham, this stunning 15th century luxury hotel is steeped in history but perfectly combines a deep sense of heritage and occasion with contemporary sophistication in its rooms, first-class restaurant and indulgent spa. This beautiful summer teacake recipe comes from the Pastry Chef, Anmar Odendal. Makes roughly 20 teacakes For the biscuit…

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Chefs Recipe: Chocolate, Passion Fruit and Coffee by Douglas Balish of The Tudor Room, Great Fosters

  The rich punch of this coffee and chocolate pudding is offset by the tangy passion fruit – an award-winning lovely summer dessert! Ingredients: Coffee and chocolate sponge (bottom layer) 235g caster sugar 90g butter 230g beaten egg 65g cocoa powder 20g coffee granules   Passion fruit yogurt mix (2nd layer) 250g Greek yogurt 25g…

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Chefs Recipe – Tea Smoked Mackerel by Andrew Jones of Chamberlains EC3

The opening, in 2001, of Chamberlain’s restaurant in the City of London’s Leadenhall Market, was a natural progression for this family enterprise; one whose premium seafood wholesale business was already supplying the very best fish to many of London’s finest hotels, clubs and renowned institutions. Previously a private members’ dining room, the restaurant opening had…

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Celebrating The Queen’s Birthday? Enjoy Afternoon Tea And Cake With Royal Connections

The Goring, Beeston Place, London SW1 The closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, The Goring has been a firm Royal favourite for many years, since it first opened its doors. The coronations of George VI and Her Majesty The Queen saw the hotel filled with royalty attending these great occasions from all over the world. The…

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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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New Charcuterie ‘Best of British’ Dining Concept Launched at Great Fosters, Egham

Great Fosters have recently launched a new ‘grazing’ menu with their Charcuterie dining concept ‘Best of British’ in the bar of the Estate Grill restaurant. Claire and Sari from the Luxury Restaurant Guide were invited to try it out and were guided through the whole experience by Great Foster’s Executive Chef Marc Hardiman. Marc has traveled extensively…

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