Ten Unique & Memorable Afternoon Tea Destinations – with exclusive gift experience

National awareness days are there to build awareness and celebrate traditions … but for national Afternoon Tea Week on 12th to 18th August 2019, we are not sure any ‘building’ is needed. Afternoon Teas are now so loved that many lunch services have been replaced with afternoon tea sittings. The Luxury Restaurant Guide is certainly celebrating…

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Heavenly Hotel Hampers for Luxury Picnic Days in the UK

They say good things come in small packages and, when it comes to the quintessential luxury picnic hamper, fully stocked with summery spread, bone china and crystal glassware, never a truer word was said. Luxury hotels are increasingly doing picnics for non-resident, so if you fancy a five star hamper, packed and ready-to-go, in glorious…

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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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Gourmet Gifting for Xmas – Five of the best Hampers, Gift Vouchers, Experiences and Clubs

Gifting lifestyle packages is the way forward for the time-poor and material-rich. The Luxury Restaurant Guide presents a cornucopia of food-related lifestyle gifts packed to the brim with mouth-watering choices and imaginative gourmet lifestyle experiences. Five of the Best Hampers Create your own gift hamper of curiosities and artisan classics from the most fêted of…

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Stunning Cottages in the Grounds of Luxury Hotels

A heavenly escape to many is a luxury hotel stay, but there’s growing appeal for privacy and exclusivity, staying in your own well-appointed homely enclave. The canny trick is finding ones that still incorporate the key elements of a full-service hotel. After all, we, the Airbnb generation of self-confident travellers, may love the adventure of…

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Dining in Stately Homes & Palaces

If you are more partial to palatial plates than pub grub, then pop on your finery at the country’s most aristocratic of settings where everyday dining can become a stately occasion. Grand country and city homes able to trace their history back to occupation from a monarch are scarce, but these lavish properties and palaces…

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Masterpiece Dishes – 20 Outstanding Dishes from 20 Great UK Chefs

As Masterpiece London opens today (28 June – 04 July 2018) – the unmissable art fair showcasing the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery – the Luxury Restaurant Guide celebrates the UK’s finest chefs creating their own works of culinary art. We asked 20 top UK chefs to submit one showstopping dish each…

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Your Invitation to Royal Wedding Celebrations – Saturday 19th May

Top hats and wedding hats at the ready – join family and friends to celebrate the royal wedding in fine English tradition. Here is a selection of special destinations showing the event live for you to enjoy all the fun of a luxury street party. Order of the Day – Saturday 19th May Midday: Prince…

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Restaurant Reality in Pricey Property Postcodes

You would expect it to follow that where there are enclaves of wealthy households that a decent diner would be on the doorstep. With the great migration from London to the greener pastures and better lifestyle, does country living offer all its cracked up to be for our pampered and worldly taste buds, or will you…

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Mother’s Day Glossary – Fun Foodie Things to do for Mum

Funny, adventurous, traditional, glamorous – what’s your Mum like…perhaps all four? No doubt, she is treasured, so from indulgent to unusual, we source some Mother’s Day ideas to help you plan a very pleasant surprise: Afternoon Tea by the Coast Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa – New Forest, Hampshire, England, BH25 6QS   T: 01425 282212…

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Rich Pickings – Fine Dining for £75 and under for two

If you are wrestling an impossibly tight entertaining budget, or just savvy with your sterling and want to try out all places of deliciousness, then food devotees can revel in our list of sought-after fine dining restaurants at impressively sensible prices. Restaurant Andre Garrett, Cliveden House, Cliveden Road, Taplow SL6 0JF As restaurants and restaurant settings…

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Mastering Valentine’s – divine gourmet ideas for the big day

Cue the hand-tied rose bouquets, pop the Rosé Champagne and light the scented candles – Valentine’s is upon us. They say the way to the heart is through the stomach so express your love with some delicious gourmet ideas. But this blog comes with a warning – you may want to get prepared early to…

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The Twelve Dishes of Christmas – from easy to expert Festive recipes

We ask 12 leading restaurateurs, chefs and mixologists to suggest a recipe dish each for the ultimate Christmas menu. Our team of experts present a collection of traditional British favourites, from superbly simple to expertly detailed recipes, to inspire a very tasty Christmas at home, or enjoy at their restaurants. We have collaborated with the…

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Let the Festivities Begin – Christmas Fine Dining Ideas & Treats for All in December

Festive frivolities have started with Christmas fare making its first joyous appearance on special seasonal menus now. From the tastiest smoked salmon, your classic roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, Christmas pudding with brandy butter and moreish mince pies…it’s perfect to celebrate with family, friends and work pals that you may not be spending…

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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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Five Decadent Festive Desserts

Check out these incredibly creative and calorie busting puddings that are being offered with festive menus right now… cold mince pie out of the foil just simply won’t do – treat yourself before diet season begins!   Cliveden’s Christmas Pudding Exquisitely decorated and accompanied by brandy foam and burnt butter ice cream – this little treat…

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