Restaurant Openings to look forward to: game changers for Q3 & Q4 2018

This summer and beyond has some of the most hotly anticipated new restaurant and hotel launches. Make a diary note and get yourself wait-listed nearer the opening dates to be one of the first to enjoy. Here’s Luxury Restaurant Guide’s scene-stealing list for restaurant openings for 3Q and 4Q 2018, and one to look forward to…

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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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Masterpiece Dishes – 20 Outstanding Dishes from 20 Great UK Chefs

As Masterpiece London opens today (28 June – 04 July 2018) – the unmissable art fair showcasing the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – the Luxury Restaurant Guide celebrates the UK’s finest chefs creating their own works of culinary art. We asked 20 top UK chefs to submit one showstopping dish each…

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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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Your Invitation to Royal Wedding Celebrations – Saturday 19th May

Top hats and wedding hats at the ready – join family and friends to celebrate the royal wedding in fine English tradition. Here is a selection of special destinations showing the event live for you to enjoy all the fun of a luxury street party. Order of the Day – Saturday 19th May Midday: Prince…

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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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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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SHAKE IT UP for National Cocktail Day 24th March

It’s two decades since Tom Cruise inspired us all to get creative in the hit film ‘Cocktail’. So why not bring out your inner mixologist this weekend for National Cocktail Day on 24th March.  See the Luxury Restaurant Guide’s list of the greatest new and classic drinks from leading lights in the spirit and restaurant…

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Mother’s Day Glossary – Fun Foodie Things to do for Mum

Funny, adventurous, traditional, glamorous – what’s your Mum like…perhaps all four? No doubt, she is treasured, so from indulgent to unusual, we source some Mother’s Day ideas to help you plan a very pleasant surprise: Afternoon Tea by the Coast Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa – New Forest, Hampshire, England, BH25 6QS   T: 01425 282212…

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Mastering Valentine’s – divine gourmet ideas for the big day

Cue the hand-tied rose bouquets, pop the Rosé Champagne and light the scented candles – Valentine’s is upon us. They say the way to the heart is through the stomach so express your love with some delicious gourmet ideas. But this blog comes with a warning – you may want to get prepared early to…

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Dining, Club Class – Private Members Clubs with notable restaurants

Wherever you dine out you should, of course, enjoy it. But would your enjoyment be piqued if the restaurant could guarantee the following: Be a place you can forge professional relationships; have automatic kin-ship with fellow clientele; enjoy a home-away-from-home; perhaps a place to quietly work on your laptop at the same time as spending…

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Where to dine in The Cotswolds – An insiders guide to the best restaurants

Creature comforts in food terms don’t come more plentiful than in The Cotswolds. England’s second largest protected landscape (The Lake District is the first), covers 2,038 sq km from south of Stratford-upon-Avon to just north of Bath, and is awash with gastropubs, fine dining restaurants in glorious country houses, and deli-bistros offering the finest local…

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The Best UK Restaurant Openings of 2017 (& closures, & ones that never opened)

2017 has seen some bright new restaurant openings as UK demographics and consumer trends continue an upward rise for dining out well, more often. These openings come despite a challenging year for most restaurants as competition from chains hots-up and cost pressures increase. Labour wages, which are significant in this trade, have escalated with the National…

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Luxury Dining Gift Ideas – from £17 to £5,000

Q: What makes a great gift? A: Something special that’s life-affirming, creates memories, gives pleasure, and shows you care. Luxury dining gift presents are a perfect experience to purchase for all adults – mums, dads, sons, daughters, grandparents, friends and work colleagues. Whether its a lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, gourmet stay, cookery class, kitchen gardening…

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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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