Romantic Rendezvous – Restaurants for Valentine’s

Be seduced by the perfect location for a romantic dinner for two this Valentine’s. Limited availability exists (at time of publication) in all destinations shown, so book quickly to avoid a lovelorn Valentine’s. Please note, Luxury Restaurant Club privileges are not valid on Valentine’s Day, unless noted below.  The Belvedere,  Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London…

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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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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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Lympstone Manor one year on – we put twenty questions to Michael Caines

There were great expectations for chef-turned-hotelier Michael Caines’ first opening. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs restored a former Georgian mansion in 28 acres on the River Exe, previously used as an event venue. After an intense three year development plan and a sixteen month build, the results are evident: A Michelin-star after only…

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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 Best UK Restaurant Openings of 2017 (& closures, & ones that never opened)

2017 has seen some bright new restaurant openings as UK demographics and consumer trends continue an upward rise for dining out well, more often. These openings come despite a challenging year for most restaurants as competition from chains hots-up and cost pressures increase. Labour wages, which are significant in this trade, have escalated with the National…

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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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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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Zeitgeist Restaurants – where to dine right now

Edgy but elegant or timeless glamour, it’s an art form to create a zeitgeist restaurant. Attention to detail must ensue at every level to stop it becoming a fashion fad – from its concept, cuisine, service delivery, all through to the design of the crockery. Each restaurant has its own opening story to draw the…

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UK Best New Restaurants of 2017

Keeping pace with restaurant openings is no mean task with the flux of new concepts and aspiring chefs bursting on to the scene, as well as stalwart names expanding portfolios. Contemporary versus classic, casual versus refinement, complex cuisines versus simplicity – fine dining continues to thrive with some serious new eating venues. Here are 20…

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Chefs Recipe: Garden Beetroot and Apple Salad with Goats’ Cheese Mousse by Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor

The Telegraph recently called it ‘Britain’s most exciting country house hotel opening of 2017’ and we are in total agreement. Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs has opened the door at last to his Lympstone Manor saying, ‘Lympstone Manor is the realisation of a dream, my vision of country house hospitality…

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