Michelin star restaurants 2011

Michelin has annouced its highest ever tally of Michelin stars in its 2011 edition – special for being marking its 100th anniversary (although its 37th year of awarding stars). In total 143 have recieved or retained Michelin stars with 14 new annoucments.  Whilst there were 12 new one stars and two new two stars, there remains only four three…

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European Hotel Design Awards Announcements

The great and the good of the hospitality industry gathered at the Lancaster London on Tuesday 23rd November 2010 for contract interiors event ‘Sleep 10’.  Attendees including hoteliers,analysts, developers, architects, and designers eagerly anticipated the results of the 13th annual European Hotel Design Awards. Notable is this year’s Outstanding Contribution Award to Olga Polizzi, the…

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The British Curry Awards

The annual British Curry Awards was held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sunday 21 Nov 2010 and has been recognising excellence in the industry since 2005 with this year’s competition attracting a record 67,000 public nominations. List of winners Most Innovative Restaurant – Chilli Pickle, Brighton Best Newcomer – Mem Saab, Leicester…

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Top 10 UK Restaurant Designers shaping the industry today

The architecture and interiors of a restaurant are becoming as fundamental an ingredient as the food and service you receive within.  As an environment for social entertaining there is an increasing movement to strive for the more daring, experimental, inspirational, harmonious or nurturing – creativity in design is back in fashion – and dragging us…

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Vision Marketing launches luxury loyalty club with Inverlochy Castle and Chez Roux

Vision Marketing (parent company to Design Restaurants) has signed a landmark marketing agreement with Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) and Chez Roux to launch a range of privileges and rewards programme at Scotland’s most renowned small luxury hotels. The Inverlochy Club will showcase ICMI’s iconic collection of magnificent castle’s, country houses and boutique hotels in…

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Restaurant Ratings Uncovered

When you are searching for a rating systems for a restaurant you would certainly expect them to be unbiased, authoritative and standardised.  However any rating system is bound to court controversy at some stage or another for its methodology in rating others labour.  To clear the muddied waters we reveal how the most well-known ratings…

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