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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.


Richard Allen - Head Chef Herb Garden Brasserie - Ye Olde Bell Spa

Talking food, drink and health with AA Rosette winning chef Richard Allen

Richard Allen is head chef of the Herb Garden Brasserie at Ye Olde Bell Spa in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Allen joined Ye Olde Bell in 2014, where he worked as head chef for Restaurant Bar 1650, achieving...

Interview: Talking food with Dayashankar Sharma

By LLM Reporters

From honing an impeccable reputation across 28 years of culinary experience, award-winning chef Dayashankar Sharma has become recognised for pairing time-honoured tradition with contemporary ideas and...

Peter Knogl of Cheval Blanc in Basel

Talking food & wine with three-Michelin star chef Peter Knogl of Cheval Blanc in Basel

By Natasha Heard

‘When you love something, it’s easy’ – What a three-Michelin star awarded chef has to say about his craft. It isn’t often I get the chance to chat with a three-Michelin star awarded chef,...

Shilpa Dandekar

Talking food with London’s leading female chef Shilpa Dandekar

By LLM Reporters

Shilpa Dandekar has developed a reputation as one of London’s leading female chefs. She honed her skills as a trainee chef with India’s famed Taj hotel group. Having arrived in the UK, Shilpa immediately...

Meet the chef: Celebrity chef and TV host Akshay Nayyar

By Sharmila Chand

Awarded as the most celebrated Chef in U.A.E in 2016 by Ministry of Chambers of Commerce, Government of India, 30 years old Chef Akshay Nayyar is a young and energetic celebrity chef and entrepreneur who...


espresso martini

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

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...

Porn Star Martini

The Porn Star Martini named the UK’s favourite cocktail

By LLM Reporters

The Porn Star Martini has officially been crowned the UK’s favourite cocktail, beating Mojito (#2), Sex On The Beach (#3) and Espresso Martini (#7) to the top spot. Out-of-home food and drink market...

The Black Cow cocktail that puts Bloody Marys to shame

By LLM Reporters

Fernand Petiot is the man who is thought to have invented the much loved Bloody Mary cocktail in 1921, while was working at the New York Bar in Paris; it later became Harry’s New York Bar, which...

Healthy Eating

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

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...


Eat your way to radiant skin with these 8 foods

By LLM Reporters

Your skin is the largest organ system in your body, think about all of the responsibilities it has to ensure so that you stay in one piece every day. By taking care of your skin from within restores healthy...

Recipes & Cooking Tips


Waste not, want not: Say bye bye to leftover Christmas booze by incorporating it into your cooking

The festive season is a time of indulgence, from that show-stopping Christmas dinner to a glass or two of your favourite tipple – but if you’ve gone overboard on supplies this year, then the chances...


Foraging Finds: Chris Tanner’s top tips for wild food beginners

By LLM Reporters

Foraging has continued to rise in popularity in recent years, as more people are becoming aware of the fruitful bounties which can be found just a stones-throw away from their homes. No longer an eccentric...


Ten food swaps for a Merry Vegan Christmas

By LLM Reporters

Preparing Vegan dishes for Christmas can be tricky as traditionally the focus is on meat, so Spoon Guru nutritionist Marianna Ragoussi have provided some tips and easy food swap ideas to help! Let’s...

The five golden rules for a successful dinner party

By LLM Reporters

Dinner parties are always a great way of getting all of your close friends together to eat good food (fingers crossed) and drink nice wine. However, organising and executing the perfect dinner party can...

Recipe of the week: Pumpkin & Sage Tortelloni

By LLM Reporters

A deliciously delicate recipe from the autumn menu at Osteria in The Barbican, this pumpkin and sage tortelloni is the perfect way of using any pumpkin leftover from carving at this time of year. Ingredients 450g...

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Review: The White Haus, Farringdon Street in London

Introducing a touch of Alpine chic to the metropolis of London is The White Haus. Think cheese fondue, schnitzels and sauerkraut served in a timber clad interior with vintage ski lift seating, upholstered...

Restaurant Review: Industry Kitchen, New York in the USA

By Megan Lawton

After days of consuming all of NYC’s carbs (pizza, pasta, bagels, pancakes – if it contained gluten, we ate it!), my mother and I were in need of a light lunch. So, in many ways it was a blessing...

Restaurant Review: Rock and Rose, Richmond in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Walking into Rock and Rose is like stepping into an eccentric creatives living room. Adorned with oversized indoor plants, antiques and chandeliers mixed with a wash of brightly coloured pattern; Rock...

Pearls of wisdom: Oyster Masterclass at Wiltons Restaurant in Mayfair

By Ina Yulo

Wiltons in Mayfair has been serving the freshest British seafood and game meat to London’s top clientele for over two centuries. Considered the capital’s second oldest restaurant, Wiltons is an establishment...

Queens Skate Dine Bowl launches London’s first curling bar and diner

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Curling in Kensington: now an alternative night out for those looking for a light dose of competitive socialising followed by delicious comfort food, beers and cocktails. London’s first combined ice...

Sweet Treats


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

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,...


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...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

An expert guide to vegan wines

How is your Dry January going? Struggling? Getting bored? Well, look no further, ‘Veganuary with Wine’ is the latest on-trend movement here to save the rest of January. Adopting a plant-based diet...

How to safely store your fine wine

By Daniel Eros Carnio

Daniel Eros Carnio, the founder and director of Oenofuture, looks at the best ways to store fine wine. Opening one of your treasured bottles of expensive fine wine and discovering that the contents have...

Wine time in Australia’s Yarra Valley with De Bortoli Wine and the Araluen Boutique Accommodation

By Glenn Harris

Victoria, a state in south-eastern Australia, is a destination hard not to love. The cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Melbourne is surrounded by the seaside beaches of the Mornington Peninsula to the soaring...

Dictador 2 Masters

Limited edition Dictador 2 Masters ultra-premium rum on sale at Harrods for £1,300

By LLM Reporters

Ultra-premium rum Dictador Glenfarclas 1972 is now on sale at super high end London department store Harrods for a cool £1,300. Dictador 2 Masters is a limited-edition collaboration rum, there are just...

Tomatin 50 Year Old single malt

Introducing the Tomatin 50 Year Old single malt

By LLM Reporters

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland whisky distillery, has today announced the release of its highly anticipated single malt, the Tomatin 50 Year Old, distilled on 24th November 1967. Following 50 years...