Q&A’s with Three Generations of Roux on their Love of Scotland

It’s been a long love affair with Scotland for the family Roux, resulting in three generations of the famous cooking dynasty now gamefully overseeing seven restaurants north of the border. Albert Roux, the patriarch, became intrinsically involved in 2005 when asked to consult for the ICMI Collection on their growing Scottish luxury boutique hotels portfolio;…

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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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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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Special Delivery – Michelin Star food to your door

To think, prior to October 2010, John Lewis didn’t offer online shopping. And even then, they were early adopters of the so called new ‘multi-channel’ selling approach. At the time it was considered brave when they had one of the strongest store presences. The internal disruptions it caused to the business were monumental, not that…

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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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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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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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The Grand Eastbourne – The New Allure of an Old Master

Immortalised in Hercule Poirot films, The Grand Eastbourne will forever be the most quintessential of English seaside gems. Known as the ‘White Palace’, this luxe five star destination which is part of Elite Hotels, has been marvelling overnight guests and diners alike since 1875. Step forward to March 2018 and a new blast of seaside…

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Let the Festivities Begin – Christmas Fine Dining Ideas & Treats for All in December

Festive frivolities have started with Christmas fare making its first joyous appearance on special seasonal menus now. From the tastiest smoked salmon, your classic roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, Christmas pudding with brandy butter and moreish mince pies…it’s perfect to celebrate with family, friends and work pals that you may not be spending…

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Supercharged Tesla Dining Destinations: Plug-in, Charge-up, Dine-out

  Recharge your batteries, human and mechanical, in the lap of luxury with Tesla Destination Charging and Luxury Restaurant Guide locations. The growing charge network at leading hotels and restaurants is continuing in abundance, making the dining there even more rewarding and memorable. Gourmet travellers will appreciate dining and driving have been intertwined since 1905…

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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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