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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

Peter Knogl of Cheval Blanc in Basel

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

‘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...

Joseph Wright

Meet the chef: Talking food with Joseph Wright from Joseph Benjamin

By LLM Reporters

Chef Joseph Wright co-founded Joseph Benjamin in Chester in 2006 with his brother, Ben. Joseph Benjamin has been awarded a Michelin Guide ‘Bib Gourmand’ every year since 2012. The same year Ben and...

Nathanial Tofan from Manchester House

Meet the chef: Food talk with Nathanial Tofan from Manchester House

By LLM Reporters

Nathanial Tofan, otherwise known as Nat, was born and raised in Nottingham. Growing up in his family’s restaurant, Nat knew he had found his passion and at the age of 18 he embarked on a career as a...

Cocktails

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The Porn Star Martini named the UK’s favourite cocktail

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...

How to host the most deliciously decadent cocktail party ever

By LLM Reporters

For luxury lovers everywhere, there is no greater time to shine than as host of a highbrow cocktail party, and throwing the ultimate event could send your status soaring. Sparkle and sumptuousness are...

London’s most Instagrammable cocktails

By Lauren Kirton

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...

Healthy Eating

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Study shows 117% rise in vegan diets in the UK

In recent light of National Vegan Day (November 1st), it is evident that the UK are turning away from their classic bangers and mash. The Vegan Society found that there are 600,000 vegans in the UK in...

Six reasons to eat more beetroot

By LLM Reporters

Ever wondered what health benefits beetroot could provide? Nutritionist Alix Woods shares the top benefits of this nutrient dense superfood… 1. Prevent winter sniffles Beetroots are full of vitamin...

The celebrity fat loss techniques that really work

By LLM Reporters

When it comes to getting in good shape, few do it better than celebrities, with most of them regularly spotted showing off their honed abs and toned arms on beach holidays around the word. But just like...

Three unexpected skin benefits of drinking Prosecco

By LLM Reporters

We all love sipping on a chilled glass of Prosecco over the summer months, but did you know that the this deliciously refreshing drink holds several skin benefits? The experts at Glo Skin Beauty reveal...

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Ten key health benefits of eating sushi

By LLM Reporters

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...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

The five golden rules for a successful dinner party

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...

The stories behind our Great British classics

By LLM Reporters

As a nation, we constantly rave about how proud we are of Great British cuisine. Fish and chips, local pies and even the full English Breakfast. For years they’ve become part of our weekly dinner meals...

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...

Choose your tipple: The best ways to cook with alcohol

By LLM Reporters

People often talk about food and wine pairings; Cabernet Sauvignon is best paired with red meat, and that Pinot Grigio should always be put with fish dishes. Of course, alcohol on the table is always great,...

Restaurants & Bars

Ibiza’s hottest night spot to take temporary residency in The London Cabaret Club

In 2019, the spirit of the White Isle comes to the Capital with the launch of LíoLondon – sister to Ibiza’s most exclusive night spot. Set to take residency at The London Cabaret Club from Thursday...

Restaurant Review: Zuaya, High Street Kensington in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Spanish twins, Alberto and Arian Zandi have introduced a new Latin American restaurant to West London. Vibrant and creative, Zuaya is a prism of animated colour – from the decadent interiors to contemporary,...

Restaurant Review: 20 Stories, Spinningfields in Manchester

By Megan Lawton

Towering over Manchester city centre sits 20 Stories, a swish cocktail bar and restaurant which opened earlier this year. Unlike the name suggests, 20 Stories is in fact on the 19th floor of 1, Spinningfields,...

Restaurant Review: Outlaw’s at The Capital, Knightsbridge in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Outlaw’s at The Capital is a Michelin starred fish restaurant that claims to be able to offer dishes that are sourced from hook to plate in under 24 hours. Strides from Harrods department store in Knightsbridge,...

Restaurant Review: Speeza in Hvar, Croatia

By Megan Lawton

Courtesy of Channel 4’s Made in Chelsea, Hvar has a reputation for being a playground for ‘gorgeous’, rich holiday-makers, and, in parts, it is. The harbour is lined with million-pound yachts...

Sweet Treats

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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,...

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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...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Top autumn wines: Seasonal hints and delicious tints

Kishore and Smita Iyengar discover it’s all about changing colours and attitudes, as nature’s charms captivate your spirits in enchanting, premium world class wines and golden autumn and winter moods....

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The three coolest places on the planet to own a winery

By Daniel Eros Carnio

Daniel Eros Carnio, the founder and director of Oenofuture, picks out his three coolest places on the planet to own a winery Ever dreamed of owning your own winery? In our busy, fast-paced modern world,...

The Last Drop Distillers to launch exclusive 1982 Bourbon whiskey

By LLM Reporters

Renowned rare spirits company The Last Drop Distillers are launching a 1982 Bourbon from award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery as their 13th release in the company’s 10-year history. With only 44 bottles...

Meet the London-based investment company that’s turning wine into gold

By Dan Cole

We all love a glass of red at the end of a long day at the office, but how many of us have considered how that specific bottle ends up on our dining room table? For many among us, we’ll take the word...

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From vine to glass: How wine is made

By Melanie Kruger

After a long day of striking big business deals or a tiring transatlantic flight, there is nothing better to come home to than a good glass of wine. One of the world’s most beloved ways to unwind from...