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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

Talking food with top chef Sandeep Bhagwat from Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Born in Tanzania, Sandeep Bhagwatwas was appointed Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in August of last year. An accomplished chef, he brings a fresh gastronomic perspective and innovative...

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Meet British chef Adam Handling, the Masterchef star who is taking London’s culinary scene by storm

By Ina Yulo

Masterchef finalist, Chef of the Year, and the youngest person chosen by Caterer magazine as one of their “30 under 30 to watch” are just some of the awards Adam Handling has received throughout his...

Manish Mehrotra, Corporate Chef, Indian Accent

Meet the chef: Talking food with Manish Mehrotra from Indian Accent

By LLM Reporters

Following success in New Delhi and New York, ‘India’s Best Restaurant’ Indian Accent landed in Mayfair at the end of 2017, quickly winning acclaim for its refined and inventive dishes. With Corporate...

Meet the chef: Talking food with restaurateur/chef Mark Jarvis of Anglo and Stem

By Ina Yulo

Mark Jarvis is not a stranger to pressure or hard work. With a restaurant career that started when he was just 16 years old, he is used to the competitive nature and often gruelling hours that the industry...

Talking tapas with Ben Wright

By Felicity Williams

Ben Wright is the co-founder of Porta, a place for all those who love tapas. Focussing on simple, authentic ingredients to give fresh and vibrant Spanish tastes, Porta has a buzzing atmosphere that’ll...

Cocktails

6 of the most extravagant cocktails with tequila

Did someone say tequila? This Mexican favourite has long been enjoyed as a good-time drink around the world, but with the variety of quality tequila-based tipples that have made it to our shores in recent...

Everything you need to know to host a fabulous cocktail party

By LLM Reporters

Are you planning on hosting the ultimate cocktail party? These sophisticated parties have been around for decades and they’re still just as popular today as they were back in the 1920’s. They can be...

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How to prepare the perfect espresso martini for your New Year’s Eve bash

By Natasha Heard

Nothing says ‘party’ better than a cocktail, and my current obsession is the classic and delicious espresso martini. This luscious, smooth and rich cocktail shouts decadence and glamour, from its sumptuous...

Cupreata Margarita

How to make the perfect Cupreata Margarita

By Felicity Williams

This classic is thought to have been invented in 1938, created by the bar owner Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, in Baja California, a state of Mexico. It came about...

Glen Moray Peated Single Malt Old Fashioned by Neil Ridley & Joel Harrison

Cocktail of the week: Glen Moray Peated Single Malt Old Fashioned by Neil Ridley & Joel Harrison

By Felicity Williams

Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison know a thing or two about creating the perfect cocktail. To warm your cockles at Christmas, why not try this absolute classic, the Old Fashioned. The cherry juice and dark...

Healthy Eating

Why 2019 is the year to ditch the diet, once and for all

Words by leading food and health writer Katherine Hodgson. With January done, that new year resolution to be fitter and thinner probably seems like a distant memory. The ‘clean’ diet has no doubt ended,...

Ketogenic Diet 101: Does it work? Is it safe?

By LLM Reporters

New year, new you? For many of us, it’s the same each January, as the mad dash to the gym begins in pursuit of that coveted summer body. Too many chocolates at Christmas can leave us feeling sluggish...

Where to eat vegan food in Bristol

By Selene Nelson

Avoiding alcohol or trying the latest detox is so 2014; in 2019, the only way to start the New Year is by going vegan. The Veganuary incentive – where people go plant-based for a month to protect animals...

Where to eat vegan food in London: The Veganuary top five

By Selene Nelson

Forget ‘Dry January’ or the latest detox – these days going vegan is the only way to start the year. The Veganuary incentive – where people pledge to go plant-based for a month – is more popular...

Is the South Beach diet plan worth considering in 2019?

By LLM Reporters

No sugar, lots of fat, no dairy, carb with every meal, high protein, or vegetable soup only – you can name any food group and there’s a diet that claims it’s the answer to rapid weight loss to be...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

12 of the best summer barbecue recipes to try this year

Barbeque season is back, but do you know what’s going to be going on top of the grill? If you’re wanting to be the talk of the street, then the standard two meats probably won’t cut it — but, not...

Beef up your dinner party: Chewton Glen’s Luke Matthews elevates Beef Wellington for some at-home fine dining

By LLM Reporters

Nothing says ‘special occasion’ quite like a traditional Beef Wellington. It’s pure pleasure on a plate. Here award-winning Chewton Glen executive chef Luke Matthews shows us how to make...

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A twist on a classic: Delicious veggie shepherd’s pie recipe

By LLM Reporters

Packed full of hearty vegetables and topped with irresistibly creamy mash, very few recipes can rival the wholesome shepherd’s pie. This veggie twist on a classic is rich in nutrition and the perfect...

Ruby Bhogal shows us how to make the best ever chicken biriyani

By LLM Reporters

Great British Bake Off 2018 finalist Ruby Bhogal reveals her top tips for making a mouthwatering chicken biriyani, a perfect dish to serve up this Mother’s Day. The reason I am a real foodie and...

A cut above: The ultimate guide to steak

By Bradley Wicks

If we had to survive on just one meal it would be a perfectly prepared steak, served with chunky, skin-on fries and a rich and powerful peppercorn sauce. Perfect. Considering you’ve found your way here,...

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Review: No. Fifty Cheyne, Chelsea in London

An elegant townhouse situated deep within the sleepy streets of residential Chelsea, No. Fifty Cheyne is the Royal Borough’s latest laid-back luxe destination. A refined private house overlooking the...

Talking wine with Christopher Lecoufle of Les 110 de Taillevent London

By Ina Yulo

When I’m asked for my favourite restaurants in London, Les 110 de Taillevent is always on my list. I can’t quite remember how I came across it, but I do remember choosing to dine there for my birthday...

Galvin at Windows celebrates 13 years with limited edition menu for the month of May

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

A classic dining destination with the ultimate in Michelin starred decadence is Galvin at Windows, residing at the summit of Hilton Park Lane. In celebration of its 13thBirthday the iconic restaurant has...

France: A taste of Courchevel

By LLM Reporters

Travel writer Sophie Ibbotson visits French ski resort Courchevel to check out the local culinary scene. You come to the French Alps the first time for the skiing, but return again and again to Courchevel...

The best new hotel restaurants from celebrity chefs around the world

By LLM Reporters

Looking for the best hotel dining outside of the UK? Here are four of the very best upcoming restaurant openings by celebrity chefs from around the globe. And rest assured they will be worth every penny...

Sweet Treats

The future of tea: The biggest consumer trends to look out for in 2019

It is of no surprise that tea is a favourite in the UK, with 165 million cups being drunk on a daily basis by more than 51 million avid drinkers; this means that approximately 2000 cups are being drunk...

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Is the Royal Paris Coffee Maker the most luxurious coffee machine in the world?

By Chloe Boston

With the rise in popularity of capsule coffee machines, the ‘art of coffee’ has become somewhat of a lost practise nowadays. When speed and convenience are high on the list of priorities for those...

Lily Vanilli's Baileys Showstopper Salted Caramel Cake

Ready, set, bake: Lily Vanilli’s Baileys Showstopper Salted Caramel Cake

By LLM Reporters

It’s that time of year again when the nights are drawing in and everyone’s favourite baking show makes a mouth-watering return to our televisions. To celebrate this, and the timely National Baking...

The Galvin Tarte Tatin with crème Normande

How to cook the perfect tarte tatin with crème Normande by Galvin

By Felicity Williams

One of the most beloved puddings to exist, the tarte tatin was actually created by accident in the 1880’s and what a delicious accident it was. It was bought about at Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron,...

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

By Megan Lawton

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,...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

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Whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail releases rare Coleburn single malt in Spring Collection

With more than 100 years of experience creating single malt whisky, Gordon & MacPhail have unveiled their Spring Collection, which includes a remarkable series of exquisite whiskies. The highlight...

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Celebrate World Whisky Day in style with Redbreast Dream Cask

By Dan Cole

New members of The Birdhouse offered the chance to win a rare tasting sample of the new Redbreast Dream Cask. Very few of us require an excuse to enjoy a drop of quality whiskey. Which is why, here at...

Epicurean delight: Rolls-Royce launches Champagne Chest

By LLM Reporters

The latest addition to the Rolls-Royce accessory portfolio embodies the philosophy, handcraftsmanship and characteristic of the marque by design, but the Rolls-Royce Champagne Chest isn’t just for aesthetics. The...

The recipe for the perfect microbrewery

By LLM Reporters

During the calendar year of 2017, the craft beer market in the UK grew by a whopping 23%. Despite all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the affect it will have on the alcoholic drinks industry, the...

Talking wine with Christopher Lecoufle of Les 110 de Taillevent London

By Ina Yulo

When I’m asked for my favourite restaurants in London, Les 110 de Taillevent is always on my list. I can’t quite remember how I came across it, but I do remember choosing to dine there for my birthday...