Chic and Child Friendly Dining

“Yummy, Mummy” should be softly uttered, and without scorn from the next table that you dared eat out with your little pumpkin at a restaurant that didn’t serve fast food. The European’s seem to have it right – well-mannered kiddies versed on dining etiquette. Perhaps we need a bit more cultural appropriation, deployed distraction techniques,…

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What’s On Over Easter at the Finest Hotels & Restaurants

The Luxury Restaurant Guide goes on the hunt for eggstra- special edible Easter ideas available at the very best destinations around the country. Club benefits not applicable on Easter Sunday unless where noted. Chewton Glen, Christchurch Rd, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6QS Stuck with what to do with the children or teenagers during school holidays?…

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Business Dining Etiquette – The Ps and Qs to successful working lunches

“Let’s do a business lunch” doesn’t have to induce hysteria of showing yourself up with sloppy table manners. Instead it’s a chance to exude quiet authority, impress and inspire confidence. Thus big businesses and savvy promotion hunters are not leaving it to chance that they have all the necessary honed social graces. Watching your P’s…

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Step Inside the all new Belmond Cadogan Hotel on its Opening Day

28 February 2019 It’s a welcome return today to the Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea, after almost a five year absence for a complete refurbishment. Its multi-million pound restoration starts an exciting new chapter in the fashionable hotel’s 132 year history, as it joins the Belmond group and its portfolio of iconic hotels and travel…

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The Best Small Restaurants (UK)

Small restaurants can be big business: Busy, booming and atmospheric, but it takes great skill to get them just right. The Luxury Restaurant Guide finds the dinky diners and the mighty Michelin-starred small restaurants that have achieved just that: The Wellington Arms, Baughurst, Hampshire, RG26 5LP Seats 28: A true find of a gastro-pub. A remotely located…

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The Fashion of Food Photography

We meet the leading photographers revolutionising how we view food Photography will be an important documentary account for fashion collections this weekend at London Fashion Week (15th to 19th February), just so is food on film becoming a serious business for chefs. Our love affair with food is now seeing collaborations between fashion, film, portrait…

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Romantic Rendezvous – Restaurants for Valentine’s

Be seduced by the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two this Valentine’s. Limited availability exists (at time of publication) in all destinations shown, so book quickly to avoid a lovelorn Valentine’s. Please note, Luxury Restaurant Club privileges are not valid on Valentine’s Day, unless noted below.  The Belvedere,  Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London…

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Chinese New Year in Style – Ten of the Best Chinese Restaurants

The festivities have already started for Chinese New Year 2019 Celebrate The Year of The Pig – a symbol of fortune and luck, at one of the ten finest Chinese restaurants in the UK. See the calendar of celebrations and recommended destinations below: January 28th to Monday 4th February  Little Year Memorial and prayers Monday…

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Bake to the Future – Five of The UK’s Top Young Chefs

We meet the bright young chefs, bestowed with numerous awards already, who are mastering their future through skill, hard work, travel, mentoring programmes and competitions. Watch out for them as they shape gastronomy in the future: HENRY WADSWORTH   From:  Devon  Age: 23 Current location: Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons – Church Street, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD …

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The Best Secret and Hidden Fine Dining Locations in UK

We pay homage to restaurants discreetly tucked away, or marketed under the radar, yet with cult status and legions of fans. These restaurants you won’t ordinarily happen upon, unless you knew where to look. The Luxury Restaurant Guide advises on some of the UK’s hidden dining gems: Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia,…

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Sage & Shallot Tart taken from the book ‘Planted’ by Chantelle Nicholson, Chef/ Patron at Tredwells

The go-to book for vegan dishes, Chantelle Nicholson published her first solo cook book, Planted, last year. Described as ‘Groundbreaking plant-based cookery from a remarkably talented chef.’ by Marcus Wareing, it shows you how to cook delicious vegan dishes using seasonal and flavoursome plant-based ingredients. Here is one of the dishes we instantly fell in…

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Twenty of the Most Beautiful Hotel Rooms in the UK

The Luxury Restaurant Guide goes in search of the best hotel rooms in the UK covering Inns, Boutique Hotels, Country House Hotels and London Landmarks Our criteria was to find hotel rooms that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.  Spaces that were visually appealing, immersive, elegant and alluring with intelligent designs, not sensitive to trends…

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