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 Fashion of Food Photography

We meet the leading photographers revolutionising how we view food Photography will be an important documentary account for fashion collections this weekend at London Fashion Week (15th to 19th February), just so is food on film becoming a serious business for chefs. Our love affair with food is now seeing collaborations between fashion, film, portrait…

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Romantic Rendezvous – Restaurants for Valentine’s

Be seduced by the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two this Valentine’s. Limited availability exists (at time of publication) in all destinations shown, so book quickly to avoid a lovelorn Valentine’s. Please note, Luxury Restaurant Club privileges are not valid on Valentine’s Day, unless noted below.  The Belvedere,  Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London…

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Chinese New Year in Style – Ten of the Best Chinese Restaurants

The festivities have already started for Chinese New Year 2019 Celebrate The Year of The Pig – a symbol of fortune and luck, at one of the ten finest Chinese restaurants in the UK. See the calendar of celebrations and recommended destinations below: January 28th to Monday 4th February  Little Year Memorial and prayers Monday…

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Bake to the Future – Five of The UK’s Top Young Chefs

We meet the bright young chefs, bestowed with numerous awards already, who are mastering their future through skill, hard work, travel, mentoring programmes and competitions. Watch out for them as they shape gastronomy in the future: HENRY WADSWORTH   From:  Devon  Age: 23 Current location: Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons – Church Street, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, OX44 7PD …

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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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Sage & Shallot Tart taken from the book ‘Planted’ by Chantelle Nicholson, Chef/ Patron at Tredwells

The go-to book for vegan dishes, Chantelle Nicholson published her first solo cook book, Planted, last year. Described as ‘Groundbreaking plant-based cookery from a remarkably talented chef.’ by Marcus Wareing, it shows you how to cook delicious vegan dishes using seasonal and flavoursome plant-based ingredients. Here is one of the dishes we instantly fell in…

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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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Luxury Restaurant Openings of 2019 – radical visions and sophisticated redevelopments

Restaurant openings continue to generate great interest year on year, and 2019 looks not to disappoint with an enigmatic mix of trail-blazers, headline chefs moving locations, and upcoming chefs forging careers. Whilst it is unlikely there will be as many openings as 2018, talent does continue to grow unabated, as does our appetite for discovery,…

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Step Inside The New Look Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Just in time for festive joviality, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has reopened its doors for its restaurants, event spaces and spa following its most extensive renovation in its 115-year history. The hotel has been given an ultra-stylish new lease of life by a crack team of  designers: International renowned interior designer, Joyce Wang has…

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