Restaurant Ratings Uncovered

When you are searching for a rating systems for a restaurant you would certainly expect them to be unbiased, authoritative and standardised.  However any rating system is bound to court controversy at some stage or another for its methodology in rating others labour.  To clear the muddied waters we reveal how the most well-known ratings…

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Eating Out in Luxury Restaurants is more affordable than ever

Fine dining aficionados are being encouraged to take advantage of the recent economic downturn suffered by the hospitality industry and to join the rapidly expanding fine dining benefits club run by Design Restaurants. The struggles of fine dining restaurants are well documented within the recent recession, and restaurants have been increasingly looking at how to…

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Chris Evans Broadcasts from Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen hosts a special Ferrari sports car event in aid of Children in Need, part of Chris Evan’s Magnificent Seven’ – a unique Ferrari drive organised by the Radio 2 Broadcaster and his team. Becoming a regular feature at Chewton Glen, Chris is broadcasting his show live there this morning. Chewton Glen is one…

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St John team release details of new West End hotel

The team behind iconic London restaurant St John has unveiled more details of its forthcoming hotel in the West End. Chef Fergus Henderson (pictured) and proprietor Trevor Gulliver have taken over the former Manzi’s restaurant and hotel located off Leicester Square. The duo is completely refurbishing the site and will relaunch it as the St John…

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Veteran food critic Egon Ronay dies aged 94

Veteran food critic Egon Ronay has died aged 94 after a short illness. He passed away on Saturday at his Berkshire home with his wife and two daughters by his side. A Catey Lifetime Achievement award winner, Ronay was a legendary name in the hospitality industry, a man who consistently demanded quality and never compromised…

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Welcome to strawberry season

Now’s the time to savour this year’s arrival of the first crop of delicious British strawberries. Too often we’re presented with flavourless imported fruits, the very epitome of evil food miles, so now is the time to get stuck in. Traditionally, these beloved fruits were only around for a matter of weeks, but with new…

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New DR Club restaurants offering member benefits

Chewton Glen, Gidleigh Park, the Bath Priory, Hotel Tresanton, Fredericks, we’ve been working hard here at Design Restaurants to ensure we bring our club members the very latest and greatest dining offers and promotions. Just in the past week, we are proud to announce the following world-renowned establishments on board: Gidleigh Park,Devon – complimentary member…

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