Ten Unique & Memorable Afternoon Tea Destinations – with exclusive gift experience

National awareness days are there to build awareness and celebrate traditions … but for national Afternoon Tea Week on 12th to 18th August 2019, we are not sure any ‘building’ is needed. Afternoon Teas are now so loved that many lunch services have been replaced with afternoon tea sittings. The Luxury Restaurant Guide is certainly celebrating…

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Ten of London’s Best Secret Summer Terraces

Get fedora ready as we go in search of the best London outdoor terraces for great dining or pre-dinner drinks in the prettiest outdoor settings – and many with Luxury Restaurant Club dining offers: Summer Terrace, Hotel Café Royal, 10 Air Street, Soho, London W1B 4DY The Summer Terrace at the Green Bar has partnered…

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The World’s Greatest Restaurant Guide: Les Grandes Tables du Monde

It’s the club every elite restaurateur wants to join but few will be welcomed into – Les Grandes Tables du Monde is the world’s most elite dining guide, a club of such gastronomique clout far and wide that it’s rather like the ultimate Who’s-Who of gastronomy. They don’t look for establishments that serve superior cuisine,…

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Michelin-star dining within one hour of London

If you’re craving feted food in the lush green surrounds of a grand country house, a rambling riverfront or quirky village pub, yet all within a quick one hour car journey from London – then we have fifteen very alluring choices for you: The Crown, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6QZ Carrying a flame for…

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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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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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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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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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Luxury Restaurant Openings of 2019 – radical visions and sophisticated redevelopments

Restaurant openings continue to generate great interest year on year, and 2019 looks not to disappoint with an enigmatic mix of trail-blazers, headline chefs moving locations, and upcoming chefs forging careers. Whilst it is unlikely there will be as many openings as 2018, talent does continue to grow unabated, as does our appetite for discovery,…

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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 15 Best Restaurants in Cornwall

There are the same amount of Michelin star restaurants in Cornwall as there are in Bray, which is four. That said, there’s a distinct upsurge in hotel restaurants, pubs, seafront properties and beach shacks complementing Cornwall as the number one holiday destination in the UK. Download the free Luxury Restaurant Guide app to find the…

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Dining from a Small Island – 15 best restaurants on islands in the UK

When American Bill Bryson’s love for this side of the pond was humorously told in Notes from a Small Island, one of the best-selling travel books of all time, it recorded his observations of travelling on public transport from John O’Groats to the Outer Hebrides, dining in pubs and cafes en-route. That was 23 years…

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Lucknam Park – Celebrating 30 Years of Unforgettable Experiences

THE PLACE: If England’s finest hotels were to be listed on just one hand, Lucknam Park would most certainly be on it. Luxurious, fabulous, impressive, but the very antithesis of English understatement with the seductive magic of grand country house authenticity. THE FACILITIES: What’s not to love about this impossibly stylish 18th century Palladian mansion…

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Modernist Restaurants in the UK

Architecture plays a significant part in today’s restaurant dining adventure as diners crave the experiential from both environment and food. Daring designs, groundbreaking effects and outright experimentation is the order of the day, as restaurants make a break from urbanism and identikit spaces. The Luxury Restaurant Guide explores the restaurants and designers, either working retrospectively…

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Your Invitation to Royal Wedding Celebrations – Saturday 19th May

Top hats and wedding hats at the ready – join family and friends to celebrate the royal wedding in fine English tradition. Here is a selection of special destinations showing the event live for you to enjoy all the fun of a luxury street party. Order of the Day – Saturday 19th May Midday: Prince…

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25 Best London Hotel Restaurants

London – a city that excels in dining choices, especially so in hotel dining where it combines fine architecture and world-class facilities with exquisite ‘trophy’ restaurants. Brimming with international luxury hotel brands ever-keen to impress, and boutique destinations upping the glamour stakes, you are never short of high-end dining options throughout this great city. As…

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Lympstone Manor one year on – we put twenty questions to Michael Caines

There were great expectations for chef-turned-hotelier Michael Caines’ first opening. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs restored a former Georgian mansion in 28 acres on the River Exe, previously used as an event venue. After an intense three year development plan and a sixteen month build, the results are evident: A Michelin-star after only…

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Best Spanish Restaurants in London

The legendary El Bulli, now closed regretfully, propelled the Spanish food industry when it became the Best Restaurant in the World for a record five times in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards. The distinctly regional tastes of Spanish cuisine can also be found at some of their most imaginative best in London. In the Luxury…

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Dining, Club Class – Private Members Clubs with notable restaurants

Wherever you dine out you should, of course, enjoy it. But would your enjoyment be piqued if the restaurant could guarantee the following: Be a place you can forge professional relationships; have automatic kin-ship with fellow clientele; enjoy a home-away-from-home; perhaps a place to quietly work on your laptop at the same time as spending…

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