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Food & Drink

The very latest in fine dining from Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. Discover the world’s best restaurants and plan your next culinary experience with help from our team of food experts.

Chefs

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Must know tips for hiring a full time personal chef

Imagine coming home to a freshly cooked, Michelin-star quality meal for dinner every night of the week, prepared and served to you by one of the country’s very finest chefs. Whilst having your own private...

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Meet the chef: Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw talks food with Natasha Heard

By Natasha Heard

Nathan Outlaw may just be the nicest chef in the business. The Michelin-starred restaurateur and fish expert talks to our food and drink editor Natasha Heard. Who has been your greatest inspiration? I’ve...

Chris Simpson

Meet the chef: We talk food with Gidleigh Park’s new executive head chef Chris Simpson

By LLM Reporters

Chris Simpson took to the helm as executive head chef at Devon’s Gidleigh Park in January 2018, following seven years as head chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, which has held two Michelin stars since...

Sanguan Parr, Head Chef at Nipa Thai

Talking food with Sanguan Parr, head chef at Royal Lancaster London’s Nipa Thai restaurant

By LLM Reporters

Sanguan Parr is by no means new to the restaurant industry, despite the fact she’s only ever had one job. Head chef at one of London’s best known Thai establishments, Nipa Thai, Sanguan very much fell...

Le Cordon Bleu

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

By LLM Reporters

Leading food writer KASPAR CHAMBERS goes behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu, London’s most prestigious culinary institution. Clouds of flour billow and waft from the stainless steel work surfaces, and...

Cocktails

London’s most Instagrammable cocktails

With London home to some of the most aesthetically pleasing tipples on the planet, here are our top picks of the most eye-catching cocktails the capital has to offer, essential for raking in the likes...

Shake things up: The top three margarita recipes

By LLM Reporters

Everyone knows the margarita and its many fruity variations. It’s a refreshing tequila drink and a must-have spring or summer cocktail that can be made in many different ways. With this in mind we...

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Keep it simple: Four easy but delicious cocktails to make at home

By LLM Reporters

Cocktails have moved beyond pina coladas with an umbrella and glacé cherry garnish. Most discerning drinkers now know their cuba libres from their tequila sunrises – but they may not know how to...

Two of the very best festive cocktails to enjoy this year

By LLM Reporters

These two delicious Christmas cocktails from Stefano Litti, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire, will please all of your guests this festive season. Amaro Mio Ingredients: 25ml...

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Cocktail of the week: Hotel Arts Barcelona’s Chubby Honey Egg Nog

By LLM Reporters

With recent research indicating that 73% of younger drinkers are enjoying cocktails at home, switch up your chosen festive tipple of choice this winter and create a Chubby Honey Egg Nog cocktail in the...

Healthy Eating

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Ten key health benefits of eating sushi

High in omega-3 fatty acids, sushi is part of a Japanese diet that’s said to increase life expectancy. With the growing popularity of sushi in the UK we asked leading nutritionist Alix Woods to reveal...

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The health benefits of drinking coffee

By LLM Reporters

Can’t get by without your morning caffeine hit? You’re not alone. But with the multitude of conflicting information out there about just how good coffee really is for us, it can be difficult to know...

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Ten everyday beauty foods for healthy hair & skin this summer

By LLM Reporters

Eggs, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate have been named as some of the most surprising everyday foods to eat in order to boast healthy hair and skin this summer. The hair and beauty experts at online retailer...

London’s very best vegan restaurants

By Selene Nelson

While a few years ago the idea of veganism brought about images of lentil-munching, hemp-clad hippies, plant-based diets have hurtled into the mainstream. The increase in veganism has been staggering...

10 things you need to know about low-carb diets

By LLM Reporters

Ro Huntriss, a registered dietitian with experience in both the NHS and her own private practice, shares ten things you need to know about low-carb diets. 1.) A low-carb diet may not be as ‘low’ as...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Persian Rice Salad by Joey O’Hare

Recipe of the Week: Persian Rice Salad by Joey O’Hare

For Joey O’Hare, promoting gut health through delicious veggie-centric food is the name of the game. Far from a passing trend, Joey believes that gut-friendly foods – whether it’s kimchi or saurkraut,...

Jersey Royal, Smoked Eel, and Nasturtium Salad Recipe - Steve Smith at Bohemia (2)

Five top tips on how to cook perfect Jersey Royals this summer

By LLM Reporters

Jersey Royal potatoes are at their best in May – so it’s time for you to learn how to cook them to impress friends and family while they are in season. If anyone knows their Jersey Royals from their...

Recipe of the week: How to make an authentic Massaman Thai Curry

By LLM Reporters

Songkran is the annual festival which takes place over three days during the traditional Thai New Year, this year falling between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 April. Throughout Thailand there are celebrations,...

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How to make the perfect hot cross buns this Easter

By LLM Reporters

Master baker Richard Bertinet shows us how to make the perfect hot cross buns this Easter. Makes 16 We make these in our Bath bakery at Easter and they always go down a treat. The mixture will also make...

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Beyond Veganuary: James Tanner talks about why plant-based is here to stay

By LLM Reporters

James Tanner, Chef and Co-Owner of Devon brasserie Barbican Kitchen, shares his opinion on why plant-based eating is here to stay. In January 2014, ‘Veganuary’ was launched to great applause amongst...

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Review: Ministry of Crab, Colombo in Sri Lanka

Leading travel and food writer Kaspar Chambers enjoys Sri Lanka’s most sought-after restaurant. Not many culinary establishments can boast themselves to be the best across an entire country. Ministry...

Luxury Travel Guide: The best hotels & restaurants in the Lake District

By LLM Reporters

Travel writer Leanne Kelsall searches out the top hotels and restaurants in the Lake District to give the ultimate guide to lapping up luxury in The Lakes. The Lake District is one of the UK’s most idyllic...

Restaurant Review: Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Situated on one of Chelsea’s charming back streets, Tom’s Kitchen is renowned British chef Tom Aiken’s flagship restaurant. A local favourite, with an intimate and laisse-faire feel, it celebrates...

Summer Sparkle: The Coral Room at The Bloomsbury launches al fresco English sparkling wine tastings

By LLM Reporters

In order to celebrate the long-awaited British summer, Central London’s newest hotspot, The Coral Room has launched exclusive English Sparkling Wine tastings on their secret outdoor space – The...

Brunch Review: Wright Brothers, Battersea in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

I visited Wright Brothers Battersea in December when it was fresh to the SW restaurant scene. Back then we curled up inside the warm new interior and gorged ourselves on seafood. This time, however, I...

Sweet Treats

Afternoon Tea Review: Cloud 23 at Beetham Tower in Manchester, Lancashire

Towering over Deansgate sits Cloud 23; a large open plan bar and restaurant in Manchester’s iconic Beetham Tower. By night it’s a swish cocktail hotspot with unrivalled views of the city’s sky line,...

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Sushi Shop launches limited edition caviar box

By Chloe Boston

In celebration of its 20th birthday, resident London favourite Sushi Shop has announced its latest innovation, the Autour du Caviar special edition box. The Autour du Caviar box has been developed in...

Exploring the world’s most luxurious coffees

By LLM Reporters

There’s nothing better than waking up to a cup of great coffee in the morning, and for many, it’s the only thing that gets us out of bed and ready for a busy day ahead. There are countless...

Five top tips to make the ultimate hot chocolate this winter

By LLM Reporters

Hot chocolate season is approaching! It’s time to wrap up and get cosy, and what better than with a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate on a chilly January evening. Hunter 486 restaurant, located within...

The best edible stocking fillers

By LLM Reporters

Running out of ideas to make this Christmas extra special? Fear not! Luxury Lifestyle Magazine has you covered with a host of epicurean delights that befit even the choosiest of stocking recipients. Joe...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

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Raise a glass: The very best wines to enjoy this summer

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR discover the magic of summer, bottled into gloriously grand, superlatively fragrant world wines and their delightful flavours. ‘Let the Sunshine In”….that nostalgic yesteryears...

A sensory match: The best wine & perfume pairings

By LLM Reporters

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR exult in the enchanting synergy between fine exotic perfumes and the outstanding fragrances and irresistible flavors of superlative world wines. It’s an olfactory awareness...

Champagne Armand de Brignac launches the Blanc de Blancs en Magnum

By LLM Reporters

Champagne Armand de Brignac has today announced the exciting UK launch of the new Blanc de Blancs en Magnum. A rare champagne produced with 100% Chardonnay, the Blancs de Blancs en Magnum is the newest...

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How to hold your own wine tasting

By LLM Reporters

With ‘Dry January’ over, it’s the perfect time to discover why staying in is the new going out. So why not sample the nation’s favourite tipple* and hold a wine tasting at home? Here are five top...

What to drink this Valentine’s Day

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Whether you’ve simply cut down or gone the full distance this dry January, the month-long marathon is officially over by the time Valentine’s Day reaches us. The most romantic day, this often calls...