This landmark hotel opposite the docks in Southampton, literally on the water and adjacent to the ramparts of the old city, has been revitalised! The legends that are Leonardo Hotels have swooped in, buffed, detailed, improved dining with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and are updating the fabulous family leisure facility as we speak! The […]

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…the time to get together with friends and family. The famous words of Bill Collinson, founder of Bill’s Restaurant. Being lucky enough to be invited to Bill’s, Southampton and greeted by the lovely front of house staff, we were excited to delve into their wonderful new Spring Set Dinner Menu. Instantly impressed by the wide […]

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Magnus Nilsson, the renowned Chef of Fäviken Magasinet and Clean Energy Company Fortum, are launching a one-of-a-kind pop-up restaurant in Åre, Sweden. “Kabin 1274” will serve three seatings in the Kabinbana gondola lift during Easter, to celebrate those who’ve already committed to a cleaner future and chosen sustainable ways to live. This Easter (20th–22nd April), the […]

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When the nation’s best-loved pizzeria re-opened the doors to its Lanham Palace, Oxford Circus branch, we jumped at the chance to enjoy an evening of pizza, music, and cocktails. Our lovely friends at PizzaExpress hosted an evening bringing people together through shared passions – food, drink, music, and creativity.  These four pillars are clearly defined […]

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The ever growing estate of Harbour Hotels hosting the Jetty dining concept still holds qualities and standards close to its seaside heart. The flagship Christchurch Jetty is a constant. The service, menu, fresh seafood proposition and aspect make this a destination – the idea of a dining gem with the support of such desirable accommodation […]

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This is my adaptation of a famous Buddhist dish “The original recipe calls for many obscure dried Chinese vegetables, but my version uses vegetables that are readily available. I like to add a little coriander, which Buddhists do not eat. Deeply satisfying, this casserole is suitable for both summer and winter. I prefer to cook […]

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Under a Michelin Star… Jason Atherton has the star – and Berner’s Tavern is the star! Set in the London Edition Hotel offset from the trendy bar and reception, this is where gallery meets fine dining, in a majestic space walls adorned with art, busy pinny-clad staff busy… The broadsheet menu covers cocktails, Champagnes and […]

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There are some things that one can’t compromise on, and long (and short) haul travel is one of them. Various factors influence how one travels and standards has to be at the top of the list! British Airways is an institution and they just get it right… whatever class you can stretch to the level […]

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Double-baked soufflés cooked in advance & re-baked for serving (Serves 6 ) 300ml (1/2 pint) milk 1 slice onion Pinch nutmeg 1 bay leaf 45g (1 1/2oz) butter 45g (1 1/2oz) plain flour 1 teaspoon grainy mustard 55g (2oz) mature cheddar cheese, grated 55g (2oz) hard goat’s cheese, grated 3 large eggs, separated 200ml (1/3 […]

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What you need… 2 cups Pistachios (soaked in water for 4 hours then drained) 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup Basil 5 Garlic cloves 1 tsp Salt (Himalayan if you have it) What to do… Place the basil, garlic, olive oil and salt in a high-power blender and process until dark green in […]

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Tales of the Rover Bank… Just off the A34 and close to the Kassam Stadium – it is hard to believe that one is just minutes away from a 30-acre oasis on the banks of the River Thames. This is where medieval meets modern and it starts with check-in. An open-plan area of lounge, reception […]

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THE PIG group is a personal collection of small lifestyle restaurants with rooms, where the focus is on authenticity and informality of design, food and service There are currently five PIG hotels; THE PIG, THE PIG-near Bath, THE PIG-on the beach; THE PIG-at Combe and THE PIG-in the wall. With an obsessive commitment to home-grown […]

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The Brewhouse and Kitchen is a perfect example of looking at trends, customer needs and a future-proof business plan… Take a microbrewery, craft ales, group parties, damn fine food and a hands-on experience and you have a top day or night out, and just about every birthday and Christmas present for everyone you know sorted […]

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This piece was written before our dear friend Gerard passed away, I will be spending time with Nina and our extended family at Spot in the Woods this Spring… meanwhile I would like you to read this in the spirit of the last time I met with Gerard in 2018… Working with people, food, photos […]

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Now reader take this advice and don’t have lunch on the Dani Garcia date – this two Michelin-starred chef, and Spanish national hero has turned a tasting menu into a new breed! Fifteen courses plus hor d’oeuvres, pure theatre, choreographed service and a visit into the surgically presented kitchens! There are too many delicacies to […]

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Stunning for lunch and dinner… The Monkey Club calls… a table outside in the sunshine, overlooking the meandering paths and tropical gardens. This is a perfect reflection of what is so sexy about the Mediterranean; the cocktails are out of this world and the wine list a thoughtful and extensive collection of wines to suit […]

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What a Treat! Dining here at Nobu Puente Romano Marbella – if you have dined in any of the Nobus around the planet you know what’s coming and you won’t be disappointed by the proposition in Spain. Enjoy the Japanese menu from the partially open and al fresco split-level restaurant – what did we enjoy? Firstly […]

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