Atul Kochhar’s unique talent as a twice Michelin starred chef has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine. Taking inspiration from his native India, while continuously researching regional dishes, Atul has managed to combine his heritage with his love of British ingredients to create a unique and innovative modern Indian cuisine. Atul was…Read More
The Great Northern Tour: 10 of The Best Restaurants in The North of Great Britain Offering Club Benefits
In terms of fine dining, the north has never had it so good. The best restaurant currently in the UK according to many experts, foodies and critics alike is L’Enclume in Lancashire with 2 Michelin stars, 5 AA Rosettes and a 2016 Chef of the Year award. The north is home to many excellent, eclectic restaurants,…Read More
We are delighted to share the recipe this week of the incredibly talented Adam Byatt – his restaurant, Trinity in Clapham, was a very deserving winner of a one Michelin star rating in this weeks Michelin Guide Awards. In this recipe, the humble cottage pie is elevated to a dish worthy of a Michelin…Read More
All Michelin-starred restaurants in London 2016-2017 Note: All asterisked properties offer Club Member dining benefits – click here to join club Three Star Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair Two Star Marcus at The Berkeley, Belgravia * Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair * Sketch, Mayfair * Umu, Mayfair Araki, Mayfair Dinner by Heston Blumenthal…Read More
We were fascinated by this article by the BBC this week and it started much debate in the office. While 3D printing has been around for few years now its use in the culinary field is just getting started. Although some reactions were very negative it brought up an interesting point about the nature of Michelin…Read More
Note – this list has been superseded – See the latest list awarded October 3rd 2016 for GB & Ireland Michelin Awards 2017 here. The 2016 edition of the Michelin awarded restaurants for Great Britain & Ireland has been released and we extend congratulations to all those featured in The Luxury Restaurant Guide. There are also many new Michelin dining offers and privileges available exclusively through…Read More
PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST HAS NOW BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE 2016 PUBLICATION – LINK HERE Congratulations to Michelin on the latest 2015 publication. Many of these restaurants provide exclusive dining offers and add value privileges to subscribing Luxury Restaurant Club members – examples: Save on average £39 on two people dining at Tamarind (1 Michelin star) Receive complimentary glass…Read More
At the weekend I was sold a new car with a ‘black pack’ which would be £2,500 more on than the standard but very much the same kit – I think it just meant I got a black grill on the front of the car, but it looked pretty so I was happy. I would…Read More
It stands to reason that the house wine or recommended wine of a Michelin star establishment is going to be pretty good. These wines are carefully chosen by experienced sommeliers who are going to care deeply whether the wine they serve at the top of the wine menu is reflective of the quality of the…Read More
I was delighted to find myself with a Friday lunchtime slot this half-term having finished up a meeting in the wonderful Roman City of Chester. Being the holidays I had brought Mr R and the little Roblets up for the trip. Unfortunately the weather was pretty grim so the The Roblets had been despatched with…Read More
Looking for present ideas for someone for Christmas – or just wanting to treat yourself? Look no further – here are 10 fantastic reasons to buy one of the best annual memberships in the country and the finest dining club. 1. Complimentary member dining at some of the best restaurants in the country including Michelin…Read More
PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST HAS NOW BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE 2015- 2016 PUBLICATION – LINK HERE Congratulations to Michelin on the latest publication. Many of these restaurants provide exclusive dining offers and add value privileges to subscribing Design Restaurants Club members – examples: Save on average £38 on two people dining at Alan Ducasse at The Dorchester (3…Read More
**2014 List published now – click here to view the latest Michelin Restaurants in the UK ** The majority of these Michelin restaurants provide exclusive dining offers and add value privileges to subscribing Design Restaurants Club members, now the most preeminent gourmet club for high end restaurants – just £90 (inc) for 12 months. See www.designrestaurants.com for further information…Read More
Also see: The full list of 2015 Michelin star restaurants in the UK Many of these leading restaurants provide exclusive dining offers and add value privileges to subscribing Design Restaurants Club members – examples: Save on average £38 on two people dining at Alan Ducasse at The Dorchester (3 Michelin stars) Receive complimentary glass of champagne…Read More
We ran a post last week, Fine Dining in Berkshire that was very well received – so much so that some of our members have asked us to replicate the article for other regions. At Design Restaurants we like to please – our motto is not so much “To Fly, To Serve” more “To Eat,…Read More
In the past this question would probably have elicted a quite confident response of Paris, France. Although for a century and a half the word ‘fine dining’ would have conjured up an image of french cuisine, it appears the country that invented the haute culinary profession no longer wears the crown for dining excellence. Spain…Read More
We are delighted to announce that the recent auction held at Ascot Racecourse by Design Restaurants Lifestyle Partners, Coys of Kensington, set a new world record.
The Douglas Potter 1953 Jaguar XK120 Competition Roadster sold for a staggering £97,000 making a new world record for an XK120 in this condition.
Left to rot in a Surrey garage for more than 40 years, the XK120 was expected to fetch between £15,000 and £25,000 at auction. Discovered by Coys of Kensington, the abandoned XK120 Competition Roadster was supplied new in 1953 to a Lieutenant in the army, who sold it to mechanic Douglas Potter in 1961.
Experts believe whoever bought the Jaguar will have to spend between £50,000 and £100,000 to return the car to its former glory, but it would make a welcome entry to any forthcoming International race meeting. This car stands as a true testament to the original design and concept as available in 1951 and was one of the world’s top sports cars, literally putting Jaguar on the map.
Read the full post-auction report here: Coys Ascot Auction sets new world record
Look out for more details of another member competition and offer for Coys next event at the fabulous Blenheim Palace on 29th June – follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.
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Allure, Yas Marine Island, Abu Dhabi Not strictly speaking a restaurant this week but a ‘spin-off’ we think you may be interested in for its jaw-dropping opulence and cutting edge design. Sited on the fabulous Yas Marine Island development the nightclub is the first from the owners of mythically elite Cipriani Restaurants. Orbit Design Studios planned the…Read More
Dating back to 1872 and set in 12 acres, high on Nutfield ridge, Nutfield Priory Hotel in Redhill, Surrey, is inspired by the Neo-Gothic design of the Palace of Westminster, and is a unique Victorian mansion house. The old dining hall which is home to Cloisters Restaurant, creates a special atmosphere in which to enjoy…Read More
The 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group operates some of the finest Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants in the Uk. We are delighted to be able to offer Design Restaurants members the opportunity to sample these restaurants at exclusive rates. Members are invited to enjoy two fantastic offers at each property listed below: 25% reduction when…Read More