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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

Traditional cooking with a modern twist at Smoke & Salt in Brixton, London

Entrepreneurial duo Aaron Webster and Remi Williams are the chefs behind the popular Brixton based restaurant, Smoke & Salt. Focusing on traditional cooking and ancient preservation techniques, the...

Meet the chef: Andrew Cole from Bingham Riverhouse in Richmond

By LLM Reporters

A rising star on London’s hospitality dining scene, Andrew Cole was born in Kingston not far from the Bingham Riverhouse. He’s loved food since childhood, when he watched his grandmother in the kitchen....

Kuba Winkowski - Head Chef The Feathered Nest

Talking food and drink with Kuba Winkowski, Head Chef at The Feathered Nest

By LLM Reporters

Kuba Winkowski showed an interest in cooking from an early age in his native Poland. However, he found the culinary scene was not thriving and decided to pursue a career in finance. Kuba quickly realised...

Meet the chef: Ivan Tisdall-Downes, head chef at Native

By Ina Yulo

Nose-to-tail cooking has been in the spotlight in the past year or so as customers flock towards restaurants that provide a more sustainable dining experience. In the London food scene, Native has stood...

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

By LLM Reporters

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...

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

Can soup help you lose weight?

Soup is a quick and convenient meal that provides a myriad of nutrients in a variety of forms. Hot, cold, smooth or chunky, and with many different delicious flavours to enjoy, it’s a dish that you...

Everything you need to know about micronutrients to stay healthy

By LLM Reporters

We all know by now that we are what we eat and there is a lot of information out there designed to help us live a healthier lifestyle, led by a good diet. But there is so much information flying around...

Is camel milk the next superfood or superfad?

By LLM Reporters

One of the latest to hit the front pages is that of Kim Kardashian and her endorsement of camel milk. Whilst this milk is new to us in the Western world, it has been consumed for thousands of years in...

Why you should forget a low-carb diet when you’re training regularly

By LLM Reporters

We’ve all heard people talking about “cutting carbs” when they’re trying to lose weight, but it’s not always the best way to improve your health. Carbohydrates are important energy providers...

10 foods that will whiten your teeth naturally

By LLM Reporters

White teeth will add a sparkle to your smile that will boost your self-confidence and make you even more attractive to others. It’s no wonder so many of us turn to teeth-whitening treatments. From at-home...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Top tips for buying and cooking game meat

We are all starting to realise how aware we need to be of what we are putting into our bodies. Overly-processed foods and sugary snacks offer very little or no nutritional value and meats from factory...

12 of the best summer barbecue recipes to try this year

By LLM Reporters

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...

veggie shepherd's pie recipe

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...

Restaurants & Bars

Traditional cooking with a modern twist at Smoke & Salt in Brixton, London

Entrepreneurial duo Aaron Webster and Remi Williams are the chefs behind the popular Brixton based restaurant, Smoke & Salt. Focusing on traditional cooking and ancient preservation techniques, the...

Manisha Khemka reviews Dishoom: An elixir of youth, when time is not of the essence

By Manisha Khemka

We live in a democracy. If a few, or the many, like queueing up to eat, who are we to diss them, or Dishoom them even? The restaurant’s name is not entirely apt in today’s social environment — Dishoom...

Restaurant Review: Adam Handling Chelsea at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea

By Ina Yulo

Adam Handling Chelsea showcases the absolute best of seasonal British produce, taking inspiration from the building’s iconic history and London itself. After a multi-million pound restoration, the opening...

Restaurant Review: Imperial China, Hilton Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai in India

By Jyoti Balani

During my recent stay in the Hilton Mumbai International Airport, I was delighted to experience the Cantonese Culinary Route and explore the taste of China as Hilton Mumbai International Airport introduced...

Restaurant Review: London’s first ‘Naan’ery’ at the Baluchi, Tooley Street in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

A different kind of tasting menu that is the ultimate for Indian food fans, fine-dining pan Indian restaurant Baluchi has launched London’s first ‘Naan’ery’ – a small plates menu dedicated to...

Sweet Treats

The oldest chocolate brands in the world

We know we have a lot to thank the Aztecs for, and I’m not talking about their innovative agriculture or ornate temples and pyramids, I’m talking chocolate. Originating as a drink made from...

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

By Adrianna Johns

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,...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Europe’s best-kept secret is the new leading destination for wine tasting

Nestled between Romania and Ukraine, the small and charmingly quaint country of Moldova is rapidly becoming one of the leading wine holiday destinations thanks to wine experts, Winerist. Offering a variety...

The rising fortunes of Spanish fine wine

By LLM Reporters

Daniel Eros Carnio, the founder and director of Oenofuture, looks at the rising fortunes of Spanish fine wine. Spain is home to a treasure trove of remarkable producers like Vega Sicilia, Dominio de Pingus,...

Beyond rosé: The best of summer drinking

By LLM Reporters

Wine expert James Lawrence picks out his favourite summer wines. It’s a terrible cliché yet an undeniable fact: nothing defines summer like a chilled glass of rosé. The style, once relegated to...

Fine wine collections need the right insurance

By LLM Reporters

Words by Bernard Hayden, Head of Risk Management at Azur The renowned Sotheby’s Finest and Rarest Wines collection returned to London in June, attracting some of the UK’s most prestigious collectors,...

Getting to know wine: How to buy, taste and appreciate wine

By LLM Reporters

Words by Irene Caswell Around 86% of wine in the UK is purchased at a supermarket. Most of us will choose a bottle based on the label, including the design, and the price. Knowing your labels is helpful...