UK Restaurant Re-openings: The most comprehesive list of who’s open, who will soon, and who never will

No need to look in vain, we’ve added more to our full list Michelin-starred restaurant re-openings to connect you with pretty much all the top destinations in the country – 375 restaurant reopening dates to be precise. Remember, there are some changes to standard opening times so always book in advance where you can. Worth…

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The Ultimate in ‘Social Distancing’ Hotel Stays

A staycation boom is expected as housebound Britons escape to the beauty spots around the country. For families looking to travel to their own isolated slice of heaven, a rush is on to book the very best in full-service private dwellings within the grounds of luxury hotels. Hoteliers are reporting a well-needed surge in inquiries,…

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Getting Ready – Dining Out with Social Distancing

The new normal for restaurants who are able to survive the initial lock-down will present another challenge for them to master. How to operate and adhere to social distancing measures likely to be a condition of their re-opening. Known for its speedy responsiveness and agility, the hospitality industry is already anticipating customer requirements and preparing…

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Seven Cult Restaurant Brands in the UK

Powerhouses of restaurants which are symbols of their time, present or past; these cult restaurants all encapsulate a unique vision or identity that has inspired a passionate following from a foodie cognoscente. Which is yours? StreetXO, 15 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2JR Chef Dabiz Muñoz´s creativity enthuses a high demand that has thousands…

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20 Best London Restaurant Openings 2019

Spruce up your dining at one of the capital’s latest new restaurant openings. Quality, style and individualism, there’s plenty to choose from, keeping London as the thriving worldwide hub for gastronomy for yet another year. Here’s our round up of the twenty best restaurant openings in London in 2019: Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay, 10…

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Ten Best Restaurant Openings Outside of London in 2019

Some of the most exciting gustatory events of the year haven’t been in London, even though the capital has had a bevy of wonderful and varied new launches in 2019. In fact perhaps some of the coolest bistros and grandest restaurants have opened in the countryside. So if you like your restaurants where the ambience…

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How to Spot An Ethical Luxury Restaurant – Six Tips on Sustainable Dining

FACT: UK restaurants waste enough food in one year to fill London’s tallest building The Shard more than ten times.  Turn the clock just back a few short years and sustainability was a taboo word in luxury, fine dining restaurants and hotels. The customer was king and profligacy too often the order of the day.…

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Where to go for Pre-Christmas Festive Dining with all the Trimmings

It’s Christmas conundrum time – where to have the small pre-Christmas office lunch, or a civilised get-together with colleagues? Easily solved. Go Christmas crackers with our handpicked selection of Luxury Restaurant Guide locations around the country celebrating the best of yuletide traditions – Christmas menus with all the trimmings available throughout the festive season from November…

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The Full List of AA Rosette UK Restaurants for 2020

The latest AA Rosette awards were announced on Monday 23rd September 2019, updating the ratings awarded to fine dining restaurants. The AA Rosette system is one of the trusted standards used by the Luxury Restaurant Guide to list all three, four and five Rosette destinations, with each restaurant listed showing its award category. In total,…

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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 Finest London Restaurants in Bloom

Everywhere is coming up roses…and daisies, delphiniums, foxgloves and lilies. The Luxury Restaurant Guide pays homage to the best London floral restaurant displays this season: London is in bloom with its various boroughs teaming up with the Royal Horticultural Society to encourage their streets, squares, shops and restaurants to celebrate the season. Visitors to London…

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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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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 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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