How to Spot An Ethical Luxury Restaurant – Six Tips on Sustainable Dining

FACT: UK restaurants waste enough food in one year to fill London’s tallest building The Shard more than ten times.  Turn the clock just back a few short years and sustainability was a taboo word in luxury, fine dining restaurants and hotels. The customer was king and profligacy too often the order of the day.…

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Chef’s Recipe : Fish Pie by Raymond Blanc

In celebration of National Seafood Week (4th – 11th October 2019) we bring you the ultimate British Classic of ‘Fish Pie’.  But this dish has been given a little added ‘je ne sais quoi’ by one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Raymond Blanc. You can be as creative as you like with this dish…

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Watts Happening – Passion & Revival of a local pub, by Dave Watts

The new frontier of country dining is alive and kicking as fêted chefs from top-flight restaurants open remote destination eateries, either by buying, renting or leasing former drinking pubs. Usually they have backers, but we follow one pioneering young chef, Dave Watts (39), who’s put it all on the line to re-launch The Crown Inn,…

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The World’s Greatest Restaurant Guide: Les Grandes Tables du Monde

It’s the club every elite restaurateur wants to join but few will be welcomed into – Les Grandes Tables du Monde is the world’s most elite dining guide, a club of such gastronomique clout far and wide that it’s rather like the ultimate Who’s-Who of gastronomy. They don’t look for establishments that serve superior cuisine,…

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Chic and Child Friendly Dining

“Yummy, Mummy” should be softly uttered, and without scorn from the next table that you dared eat out with your little pumpkin at a restaurant that didn’t serve fast food. The European’s seem to have it right – well-mannered kiddies versed on dining etiquette. Perhaps we need a bit more cultural appropriation, deployed distraction techniques,…

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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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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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Condé Nast Traveller 2017 Best UK Locations as voted by Annual Readers

Take the road-well-travelled as we publish the favourite destinations voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the publications’ 20th annual travel awards unveiled on 04th September 2017. Many selection factors are chosen with dining a key ingredient. The top UK Holiday Hotel this year is the newly revamped Cliveden House in Berkshire, which came…

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Michelin Dining with Benefits – Awarded Restaurants Offering Club Member Privileges

To involve our diners in the tasting experience we invite our restaurants to offer exclusive dining benefits and delicious rewards. The list below represents all of the currently listed Michelin Star awarded restaurants on the Luxury Restaurant Guide that are offering Luxury Restaurant Club (and affiliate hotel) members exceptional privileges when dining at the venue.…

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Chefs Recipe and Cookery School Offer: Watercress Soup by Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

A feast for the senses awaits at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.  The vision of Chef Raymond Blanc this exquisite venue offers restaurant, rooms and a cookery school. The cookery school courses are suitable for experience of all levels. From half day introductions, to residential programmes, dinner party masterclasses to children’s courses, there is something…

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Six Fine Dining Restaurants Offering Healthy Eating Options

It’s the new year which means the media is full of health and well-being articles, urging you to reform and review your diet and eating habits. Thankfully, detoxing these days doesn’t mean staying in with a saucepan of cabbage soup for company. We’ve found a selection of tantalizing gourmet dining treats –  all with a…

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