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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Chefs Recipe: Native Cornish Lobster, English Cucumber, Charantais Melon by Michael Chapman of Hurley House Hotel

The crystal clear waters off the Cornish coast produce the finest tasting lobsters available, renowned for their quality and flavour. Good news then that stocks of lobster in the Cornish waters are relatively healthy and above the minimum level so indulge yourself with this excellent crustacean and this delicious recipe! Ingredients (serves 2) 800g Lobster…

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Michelin Dining with Benefits – Awarded Restaurants Offering Club Member Privileges

To involve our diners in the tasting experience we invite our restaurants to offer exclusive dining benefits and delicious rewards. The list below represents all of the currently listed Michelin Star awarded restaurants on the Luxury Restaurant Guide that are offering Luxury Restaurant Club (and affiliate hotel) members exceptional privileges when dining at the venue.…

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Chefs Recipe: Rhubarb Posset, Buttermilk Mousse, Almond Cakes by Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwells

Rhubarb, that great British favourite, is now in abundance, with field and home grown varieties available until the end of September. This indulgent recipe from Chantelle Nicholson combines it with almond and buttercream for a glorious summer pudding! Serves 4 Ingredients Posset 140g rhubarb, sliced into 1cm rounds 2 tbsp grenadine 400ml double cream 60g…

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Chefs Recipe: Quinoa, Jerusalem Artichoke, Pomegranate and Smoked Almond Salad by Indigo at One Aldwych

Sitting in an enviable location right in the centre of  Covent Garden, One Aldwych is London’s  new world class destination for lovers of culture, fashion and food. We are delighted to share with our readers one of their signature recipes from the menu of Indigo Executive Chef Dominic Teague. Healthy yet substantial, a zesty and…

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Your Guide to Fine Dining Alfresco In The UK This Summer

The heat is on – and we’re all heading for the outdoor seating! Here is our pick of ten of the best alfresco spots offering fabulous dining options. The Ivy Chelsea Garden The look and feel of The Ivy Chelsea Garden is manifestly British and engagingly vibrant. The garden has been created by Anthony Challis…

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Chefs Recipe: Pea and Wild Garlic Soup with Quail Scotch Egg from Lucknam Park

Wild garlic is such a versatile ingredient and it is used to perfection in this vibrant recipe from Lucknam Park in Wiltshire. Along with the delightful mini scotch egg this will dish will delight young and old alike. Thanks also to everyone who entered our Lucknam Park Cookery School competition last week. The winner has…

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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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Chefs Recipe: Suckling Pig Porchetta by Union Street Café – Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

  With Father’s Day (Sunday 18th June) on the horizon and dining alfresco at last a very real option, we are delighted to share with you this fantastic roasting recipe from Union Street Cafe’s Davide Degiovanni. First David reveals some of the secrets of a good porchetta, Italy’s favourite way to cook pork.

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Menu Spotlight: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Named as one the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017, the idea for Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner began in the late 90’s with his fascination with historic gastronomy. The savoury ice creams of the late 1800’s, the theatre of the Tudor dining experiences and the dishes of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland all resonated with his unique…

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Chefs Recipe: Baby Artichoke and Blue Potato Salad with Black Truffle by Pasquale Russo of Fig at Cotswold House

Originating from South America thousands of years ago, blue potatoes may sounds like something you would only find in a Roald Dahl cook book. Available at farmers markets and whole food shops up and down the country they include both heritage and heirloom varieties (including Adirondack blue, Russian blue, Congo and blue Vitelotte) and are grown…

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Chefs Recipe: Garden Beetroot and Apple Salad with Goats’ Cheese Mousse by Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

The Telegraph recently called it ‘Britain’s most exciting country house hotel opening of 2017’ and we are in total agreement. Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs has opened the door at last to his Lympstone Manor saying, ‘Lympstone Manor is the realisation of a dream, my vision of country house hospitality…

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Chefs Recipe: Rivea Salad by Alexandre Nicolas, Rivea London at Bulgari Hotel

Inspired by the many years Alain Ducasse spent visiting the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, Rivea London offers French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting with informal yet impeccable service. Alain Ducasse is championing his protégé Chef Alexandre Nicolas who is at the helm of the restaurant. Executive Chef…

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