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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Are restaurants the new art galleries?

Food and art have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial association. Struggling artists along the left bank of Paris produced works in exchange for food and restaurant owners adorned their walls with masterpieces for free. The Victorians sparked the trend for creating panoramic social scenes, famously revived by The Ivy back in 2001 when they commissioned…

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The full list of 2013 – 2014 Michelin star restaurants in the UK

PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST HAS NOW BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE 2015- 2016 PUBLICATION – LINK HERE Congratulations to Michelin on the latest publication.  Many of these restaurants provide exclusive dining offers and add value privileges to subscribing Design Restaurants Club members – examples: Save on average £38 on two people dining at Alan Ducasse at The Dorchester (3…

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The full list of 2014 Michelin star restaurants in the UK

Also see: The full list of 2015 Michelin star restaurants in the UK Many of these leading restaurants provide exclusive dining offers and add value privileges to subscribing Design Restaurants Club members – examples: Save on average £38 on two people dining at Alan Ducasse at The Dorchester (3 Michelin stars) Receive complimentary glass of champagne…

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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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2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners

The fifth annual Restaurant and Bar Design Awards were held last week at London’s Farmiloe Building. Totally independent, the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards receives entries from the UK and world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. Judges consist of the most influential personalities and have included the editors of Wallpaper and Frame…

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