Crowded House – How to get a table at the most in-demand restaurants

A wing and a prayer is what you’ll need to clinch a table at Michel and Alain Roux’s latest venture, Roux at Skindles in Maidenhead. It opened today, Tuesday 6th November, and is already fully booked most days as well as all Friday and Saturday’s up to Christmas. Whilst demand is of little surprise for…

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Restaurant Openings to look forward to: game changers for Q3 & Q4 2018

This summer and beyond has some of the most hotly anticipated new restaurant and hotel launches. Make a diary note and get yourself wait-listed nearer the opening dates to be one of the first to enjoy. Here’s Luxury Restaurant Guide’s scene-stealing list for restaurant openings for 3Q and 4Q 2018, and one to look forward to…

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The Grand Eastbourne – The New Allure of an Old Master

Immortalised in Hercule Poirot films, The Grand Eastbourne will forever be the most quintessential of English seaside gems. Known as the ‘White Palace’, this luxe five star destination which is part of Elite Hotels, has been marvelling overnight guests and diners alike since 1875. Step forward to March 2018 and a new blast of seaside…

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20 New Luxury UK Restaurant & Hotel Openings Set For 2018

Take a sneak preview into the restaurants set to raise headlines in 2018. London and Manchester are always epicentres of new activity, but likewise residents of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Shrewsbury and Cumbria have much to look forward to for fine dining choices: 1st Quarter Openings ROGANIC:  5-7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3DB The…

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The Best UK Restaurant Openings of 2017 (& closures, & ones that never opened)

2017 has seen some bright new restaurant openings as UK demographics and consumer trends continue an upward rise for dining out well, more often. These openings come despite a challenging year for most restaurants as competition from chains hots-up and cost pressures increase. Labour wages, which are significant in this trade, have escalated with the National…

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Great British Curry Restaurants – The Luxury Edit

The great British curry has undergone somewhat of a makeover: From the high street evening staple to the present, with all day brasserie-style diners. The transformation has changed perceptions by using refined ingredients, keeping authenticity, use of healthy cooking techniques and modern presentation. Today, this delicious cuisine is more versatile and unique and perfectly suitable…

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Zeitgeist Restaurants – where to dine right now

Edgy but elegant or timeless glamour, it’s an art form to create a zeitgeist restaurant. Attention to detail must ensue at every level to stop it becoming a fashion fad – from its concept, cuisine, service delivery, all through to the design of the crockery. Each restaurant has its own opening story to draw the…

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UK Best New Restaurants of 2017

Keeping pace with restaurant openings is no mean task with the flux of new concepts and aspiring chefs bursting on to the scene, as well as stalwart names expanding portfolios. Contemporary versus classic, casual versus refinement, complex cuisines versus simplicity – fine dining continues to thrive with some serious new eating venues. Here are 20…

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Chefs Recipe: Garden Beetroot and Apple Salad with Goats’ Cheese Mousse by Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

The Telegraph recently called it ‘Britain’s most exciting country house hotel opening of 2017’ and we are in total agreement. Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs has opened the door at last to his Lympstone Manor saying, ‘Lympstone Manor is the realisation of a dream, my vision of country house hospitality…

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