Steven Edwards Wins Masterchef: The Professionals 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Steven Edwards, Head Chef of Camellia restaurant at South Lodge Hotel, has been crowned MasterChef Professional Champion 2013! Throughout all six weeks of the competition, Steven has displayed exceptional skill and flair as agreed by judges Michel Roux Jr. and Monica Galetti who commented “He’s cooked faultlessly; it was…

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Design Restaurants Loves…

1. Gordon’s and Temperley London based designer Alice Temperley has created these exquisite special bottle labels for Gordon’s Gin. The ‘Ten Green Bottles’ set draws on her personal collection of vintage clothing and jewellery and her own British heritage and features the brand’s signature leopard print and lace, as well as feathers and jewellery. We…

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Should restaurants offer a ‘soft drink’ pairing along with their wine recommendations?

I’ve noticed a recurring theme cropping up during the month of October – acquaintances giving up booze. I have several strong-willed friends who are embarking on either get fit routines, pre-Christmas slim downs or charity ‘sober for October’ fundraisers. Now I am in awe of their fortitude but would personally rather join a gym than give up…

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Member Offer and Competition – Win a Luxury Spa Day for Two at Pennyhill Park

Get your body into shape and holiday ready with a wonderful pamper day at the multi-award winning Pennyhill Park Spa in Surrey. Treat yourself to such amazing treatments as Summer Salutation, Beach Prep Radiance Polish and Sun Soother! Blend together 45,000 sq. ft. of pure relaxation with unrivalled five star facilities including eight indoor and outdoor pools (one with…

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Restaurant Review plus Win Lunch for 2 – Phil Yeomans at The Avenue, Lainston House, Winchester

The wisteria waved us up the impressive drive to lovely Lainston House one sunny/showery day last week, lulling us into an immediate state of bucolic bliss, even though we’d been playing the “sunglasses on, sun glasses off” game all the way down from Surrey. Ms S and I arrived for lunch to experience the new tasting menu…

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