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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Michelin-star dining within one hour of London

If you’re craving feted food in the lush green surrounds of a grand country house, a rambling riverfront or quirky village pub, yet all within a quick one hour car journey from London – then we have fifteen very alluring choices for you: The Crown, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6QZ Carrying a flame for…

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What’s On Over Easter at the Finest Hotels & Restaurants

The Luxury Restaurant Guide goes on the hunt for eggstra- special edible Easter ideas available at the very best destinations around the country. Club benefits not applicable on Easter Sunday unless where noted. Chewton Glen, Christchurch Rd, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6QS Stuck with what to do with the children or teenagers during school holidays?…

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The Best Small Restaurants (UK)

Small restaurants can be big business: Busy, booming and atmospheric, but it takes great skill to get them just right. The Luxury Restaurant Guide finds the dinky diners and the mighty Michelin-starred small restaurants that have achieved just that: The Wellington Arms, Baughurst, Hampshire, RG26 5LP Seats 28: A true find of a gastro-pub. A remotely located…

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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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The Festive Guide to the Best Pre-Christmas Dining

We answer the call of three wise men seeking a festive feast for their pre-Christmas get-together with restaurants bearing gifts of great dining offers, tipples and treats. The Luxury Restaurant Guide publishes some of the best festive dining offers available pre-Christmas. These destination restaurants have unveiled their festive set and a la carte menu options…

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AA Awards – The Latest Top UK Restaurants Announced

The best hotels, restaurants and pubs across the UK were announced last night at the AA Hospitality Awards in a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House in London. To mark the twenty-first anniversary, this year’s awards were presented by Claudia Winkleman and honoured the best establishments in the UK across multiple categories such as Hotel of…

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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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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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SHAKE IT UP for National Cocktail Day 24th March

It’s two decades since Tom Cruise inspired us all to get creative in the hit film ‘Cocktail’. So why not bring out your inner mixologist this weekend for National Cocktail Day on 24th March.  See the Luxury Restaurant Guide’s list of the greatest new and classic drinks from leading lights in the spirit and restaurant…

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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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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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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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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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10 of the best: Private Dining Rooms

With access to the best luxury restaurants in the country now a privilege shared by many, a truly special occasion may need the next level up in fine dining to truly impress. Private dining is definitely on the rise, with gourmets seeking their own intimate ‘restaurant within a restaurant’ when the celebration demands it. Here…

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Chefs Recipe: Chocolate, Passion Fruit and Coffee by Douglas Balish of The Tudor Room, Great Fosters

  The rich punch of this coffee and chocolate pudding is offset by the tangy passion fruit – an award-winning lovely summer dessert! Ingredients: Coffee and chocolate sponge (bottom layer) 235g caster sugar 90g butter 230g beaten egg 65g cocoa powder 20g coffee granules   Passion fruit yogurt mix (2nd layer) 250g Greek yogurt 25g…

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