New Bosses from Leonardo Hotels (at the now lesser spotted Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton) are proud to share the beautiful love of the new Spa under the Caudalie brand… We have sampled this selection of products – and sampled the rooms in the 174-bed landmark hotel – it makes sense in terms of Boat […]

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The Hilton Hotel has made its mark on more than the skyline of the seaside town, thanks to TV hotshot (and some would say hotpot) of Saturday Kitchen, Food Uncovered, and King of the Wild fame Matt Tebbutt… He has come to Bournemouth as executive chef of quirky Schpoons and Forx, the Hilton’s first restaurant […]

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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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Win Dinner for Two in Ocean Palace Chinese Restaurant in the Harbour Heights Hotel, in Sandbanks, Poole. Our dear friend Ken Hom OBE assisted in the curation of the new menu and the authentic Chinese restaurant is making a real impact in its new home in FJB’s Harbour Heights Hotel overlooking Poole Harbour – just […]

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More Like Holiday Gin! It’s always a welcome we love – the Holiday Inn on the M4 – the first step of a great trip, domestic or international out of London Heathrow. The landmark hotel that sits proudly on junction 4 has become more Holiday Gin than Holiday Inn by opening the new ‘Gin Parlour […]

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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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So many restaurants, so little time! Ordinarily 13 is viewed as an unlucky number – but not today keen reader, it couldn’t be a more exciting number – as that is how many restaurants and bars there are in the hip Hotel Puente Romano in the uber-cool Spanish city of Marbella in Andalusia. This labyrinthine […]

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This landmark hotel has been impressing guests for over 50 years! After an elaborate refurbishment that commenced in 2015 and was completed in 2017, and in its 50th-anniversary year, the Royal Lancaster now stands proud over Hyde Park with uber-cool suites, dining propositions and attention to detail that only a privately owned estate can boast! […]

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