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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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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UK’s Finest Hotels of Great Historical Importance

Is it a matter of time before the venerable country house hotel rules supreme for the cultural comforts for kids of Generation Z? Since the 1940’s, exceptional architectural styles and estates with rich histories have been protected for future generations by listing status and conversion into hotels.  It’s not just the exterior fabric of the…

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The World’s Most Inspiring Restaurants

From icy caves in SnowCastles to breathtaking underwater dining, we have compiled our own list of the globe’s most inspiring restaurants. Eleven Madison Park, New York Recently voted number one in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, EMP as it is affectionately known by fans is also the holder of three Michelin stars. This contemporary, modern…

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