The gradual decline of the dress code

Fine dining isn’t what it used to be. For the most part it is better – the quality of produce, ingenuity of tastes and flavours, modern methods producing different textures and techniques, wine lists getting broader and varied. Service has stepped up a gear, and decor tends to be simple, understated and welcoming. All to…

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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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