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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Ten of the Best Sommelier’s Tables and Cellar Dining Rooms in the UK

We recently published a post highlighting some of the best Chef’s Tables in the country and in the course of our research we noticed a growing trend in ‘Sommelier’s Tables’ also. Once only a feature in the very finest of mainly French restaurants, Sommeliers now reside in upmarket establishments of all types of cuisine, as…

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Best Venues for your Traditional Christmas Party

You’ve been working hard all year – what better way to reward yourself than with a plush end of year Christmas Party with all the traditional trimmings! Here is Design Restaurants’ guide to the ultimate in luxury, glittering venues for your festive frolics! Cliveden House Hotel Cliveden House There are few places as elegantly decadent or…

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Sushi Is On a Roll – The Rise in Popularity of Japanese Cuisine in the UK

It seems like everyone is falling in love with Japanese food these days. The recent batch of food guides and awards have an unmistakable Asian theme running through them with many new entries coming from sushi restaurants. We published a post back in the summer titled ‘Which City is the Haute Cuisine Capital of the…

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Hotels with (tenuous) links to Halloween

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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Should restaurants offer a ‘soft drink’ pairing along with their wine recommendations?

I’ve noticed a recurring theme cropping up during the month of October – acquaintances giving up booze. I have several strong-willed friends who are embarking on either get fit routines, pre-Christmas slim downs or charity ‘sober for October’ fundraisers. Now I am in awe of their fortitude but would personally rather join a gym than give up…

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