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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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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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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A Taste for the Exotic – food to surprise, food to innovate

If you were offered gold painted chapulines as your appetizer, would you eat them? That would be grasshopper to you and I, and it’s a signature dish at the authentic modern Mexican super-restaurant Ella Canta on Park Lane, W1. Globetrotting chefs and customers are increasingly pushing boundaries, using exotic ingredients and unusual combinations to make…

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The Changing Taste of Indian Cuisine – National Curry Week

In 1998, when Indian restaurants were inexplicably linked with thick generic saucy dishes where you just added your meat choice, National Curry Week was launched to drive better awareness and appreciation of the cuisine that most saw as a lowly culinary food.  Twenty years on and that image has been completely scrambled. Next week National Curry…

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Ultimate Dining Experiences: where to go for one-of-a-kind epicurean adventure

We have often been asked to help with ideas for the ultimate dining experience. Whilst for most of us going to a Michelin-starred restaurant will always be a special occasion, it is not necessarily as unique, or private as some people might want. With a bit of imagination, however, and if you know who to…

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5 Restaurants That Changed the UK – And One That’s About To

Every few years, a chef or restaurant comes along that changes the way we fine dine. Charting the last fifty years the UK has seen a remarkable culinary transformation, one that reflects evolving tastes, appreciations of fine food, affluence and cultural trends. Gastronomic dining encompassing styles from: haute cuisine; nouvelle cuisine; modern British cooking; regional…

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10 Best UK Beach Hotels and Gastropubs with Rooms

There’s only a clutch of luxury hotels, boutique inns and gourmet restaurants-with-rooms in the UK that have a direct beach or private walk-way to a beach. And then only one that carries a AA five star hotel rating. We scour the ruggedly beautiful, wind-buffeted and (currently) sun-drenched coastline to select the best beach front hotel…

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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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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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Restaurant Reality in Pricey Property Postcodes

You would expect it to follow that where there are enclaves of wealthy households that a decent diner would be on the doorstep. With the great migration from London to the greener pastures and better lifestyle, does country living offer all its cracked up to be for our pampered and worldly taste buds, or will you…

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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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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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