Must Haves for 2010

Can you fathom that we are already midway through February? Perhaps it was the January snow or winter hibernation, but 2010 seems to have hardly started. The dark nights mean catching up on reading, and here’s a great article from the Economist’s “Must Have for 2010” by Beppe Severgini. What caught our eye for gourmet…

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The full list of 2010 Michelin star restaurants in the UK

See full list for 2012 See full list for 2011 Highlighted restaurants are detailed on Design Restaurants with many providing exclusive club member privileges. See www.designrestaurants.com for details or download the complete guide to luxury fine dining in the UK on your  or    FREE today. To become a Club Member, view www.designrestaurants.com or call +44 (0) 1276 850581. The full…

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Design Restaurants supports Meat Free Monday

Design Restaurants is proud to support Meat Free Monday, the new campaign from Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney. Our MD Tessa Shreeve has been veggie for over 15 years, and fine dining restaurants are making the vegetarian option increasingly respectable these days. Meat Free Monday is an environmental campaign to raise awareness of the climate-changing…

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What makes a good restaurant?

Eating out should be a treat every time, it’s something you are willing to spend your hard earned money on and you should enjoy every minute of it. It’s easier to spot a bad restaurant, as a good one should offer a discreet, professional and seamless dining experience. It should have an unhurried convivial social…

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Haiti Emergency Programmes Launched, Ensuring Access to Drinking Water for 35,000 People

Port-au-Prince –Over the weekend, water and sanitation experts from Action Against Hunger | ACF International started distributing drinking water to 35,000 quake survivors. The organisation’s technical experts identified priority zones for water distributions: the Canape Vert district, where some 9,000 people have gathered, and the Champ de Mars district where between 20,000 and 25,000 displaced…

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New 3 and 4 AA Rosette status for 12 UK restaurants

The AA Rosettes, which are awarded twice a year, have just announced 12 restaurants across the UK winning three rosettes, with one awarded the coveted four rosette status. Colette’s at the Grove in Hertfordshire, and Aubergine in Chelsea have both been awarded 3 AA rosettes. Design Restaurant cardholder benefits are available at both restaurants. The Burlington Restaurant, Devonshire…

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Action against Hunger reacts to Haiti Earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Less than 48 hours after a massive quake devastated parts of western Haiti, Action Against Hunger’s teams already on the ground have fully mobilized to meet humanitarian needs. External emergency personnel from Action Against Hunger | ACF International have also arrived to reinforce relief efforts already taking place, assess needs, and set up programs…

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