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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

Le Cordon Bleu

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

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...

ChrisSimpson

New executive head chef at Gidleigh Park announced

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Luxury Devon hotel and fine dining restaurant Gidleigh Park has appointed a new executive head chef to replace Michael Wignall, Andrew Brownsword Hotels has announced. Chris Simpson (picture above) took...

Michelin-starred chef Alyn Williams

The next generation: Michelin-starred chef Alyn Williams on helping to nurture young talent

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Alyn Williams, chef of his restaurant Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Mayfair, was a judge in the recent S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 UK and Ireland local final, where 10 young chefs battled it out for...

Adam Reid

Food chat: We talk to Adam Reid, chef-patron of the French at Manchester’s Midland hotel

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Since Adam Reid took over as chef-patron of the French at Manchester’s Midland hotel following Simon Rogan’s departure last year, he’s been stamping his own personality on the restaurant. He’s...

The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells

A taste of the Wild Wild West heads to Kent for gastropub’s Celebrity Guest Chef Evening

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

TV chef Dean Edwards, and his Wild Wild West co-star, James Tanner, reunite tonight to treat guests to an evening of unforgettable locally inspired food at award-winning Bidborough gastropub, The Kentish...

Cocktails

Two of the very best festive cocktails to enjoy this year

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...

Chubby Honey Egg Nog

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

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine 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...

The Dead Rabbit hops home for Irish debut: world’s best bar shakes it up at The Sidecar at The Westbury in Dublin

By Sue Tidy

What do you get if you combine the flavours of the gang controlled streets of Lower Manhattan in the 1850’s, and the heady glitz and glamour of the jazz era 1930’s? Come along to the Westbury...

Smokin’ Razz Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week: Smokin’ Razz Cocktail

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Crafted by Diego Baud, head bar man at Frank’s cocktail bar at Hotel Arts Barcelona; the unique and striking Gin Raw is the perfect gin match for anyone looking for a punch. With a blend of citrus, dry...

Ce La Vi: Singapore’s Sophisticated Hedonism

By Glenn Harris

Singapore is a city for jetsetters. Cosmopolitan and chic describes the city which is on par with Paris, London, New York or Dubai. It has become the hub of international business for Southeast Asia as...

Healthy Eating

Phone Diet 2 Courtesy of HealthyWage.com

Food Fight: Seven of the best diet apps for slimdown success in 2018

Even the most well-intentioned New Year’s Resolutions can quickly become nothing more than a fond memory without a solid plan in place to keep you motivated and on track. And if you utilize tools and...

Recipe of the week: A warming & healthy curry with chickpeas & Jerusalem Artichokes

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Tuck into this gut friendly vegetable curry recipe with its mouthwatering and warming sauce perfect for eating up on a cold and rainy day. How to make: Nutrition: · 547 kcal · 24g sugar · 0.37g salt ·...

cranberry & pumpkin seed flapjacks

How to make the perfect cranberry & pumpkin seed flapjacks

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

This delicious snack from ROS Nutrition contains low GI carbohydrate, lots of healthy fats and is high in protein. It is perfect for when you are on the go and in need of some good nutrition or as a healthy...

ZenBunni

The alchemy of cacao has become even more mystical!

By Sherina Rathor

There are those times when you enjoy something so much, that you close your eyes and savour that single moment. Sometimes you’re subconscious has gone to that happy and positive place that you treasure...

The five step rule to get back on the straight and narrow post holiday

By Sherina Rathor

Holidays are a time to sit back, relax and switch off from the outside world. It is also a time to enjoy the finer things in life, like good food and great wine! As we bask in the intrepid sun and watch...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Le Cordon Bleu

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

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...

pancakes

How to make the ultimate pancakes

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Pancake Day is crêping up on us (Tuesday 13 February 2018) and with it comes excitement as well as pressure to make those perfect pancakes – golden on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside! Steve...

Blackberry and coconut steamed puddings

How to make the perfect blackberry and coconut steamed puddings

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Forget about steamed puddings that take hours, get the same comfort food factor from these individual ones that take just 30 minutes. Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients Fruit...

bacon sandwich

How to make the perfect bacon sandwich: Best recipe for breakfast favourite revealed

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

It’s official – The perfect bacon sandwich is to be served on white bread with ketchup – but never toasted, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 adults settled once and for all exactly how...

Cooking with liquor: The very best alcoholic drinks used for cooking

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Cooking has turned from a survival practice into an art of the highest form, as Michelin star chefs and food enthusiasts look for innovative ways to construct new flavours. For this purpose, they tend...

Restaurants & Bars

Park Chinois partners with The Royal Academy of Arts for a Gourmet Lunch Experience

An experience tailored to the gourmet and art aficionado – London’s most opulent Chinese restaurant, Park Chinois has partnered with The Royal Academy of Arts to offer an exclusive lunch menu followed...

The Valentine’s Experience for the Gourmet Aficionado

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

This Valentine’s Day four of the biggest names in wine will meet at Velaa Private Island for a gastronomic event for the ultimate wine aficionado. Taking place between the 13th – 17th February,...

Hotel & Restaurant Review: The Stafford Hotel and The Game Bird Restaurant, St James’s, London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Veering off the perimeter of Green Park we dive down a narrow tunnel, not quite expecting where we’ll find ourselves at the other end. Situated on a hidden street in the heart of St James’s we quickly...

Four Degree, One St George Wharf in Vauxhall, London

Restaurant Review: Four Degree, One St George Wharf in Vauxhall, London

By Nick Constance

Is this Vauxhall hot-spot a bunch of fake news, or the real deal? Nick Constance probes the facts Located at the foot of London’s tallest residential building, (Vauxhall Tower) the newly-opened Four...

Restaurant Review: Grafene, King Street in Manchester

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

A cosmopolitan replica that reflects the success of the four-star Loshill House Hotel and Spa in the village of Hope in the Peak District; Grafene is a restaurant with a winning concept a step ahead the...

Sweet Treats

Five top tips to make the ultimate hot chocolate this winter

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 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine 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...

Where to enjoy an Afternoon Tea this festive season

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

As December draws closer, pastry chefs across the UK will be adding some seasonal spice to their Afternoon Tea menus. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we’ve rounded up five of the best Festive...

Festive Afternoon Tea Review: Podium at the London Hilton on Park Lane

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Words by Olivia Biggin Situated in the heart of Mayfair and a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, the London Hilton on Park Lane is a desirable destination to visit any time of the year. Executive Chef Anthony...

zChocolat

Luxury French chocolates from zChocolat raise the bar in new ‘Christmas Collection’

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Luxury online retailer zChocolat has been widely recognised for producing the best chocolate gifts in the world – a reputation further reinforced by their mouthwatering 2017 holiday line-up. Highlighting...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

What to drink this Valentine’s Day

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...

30 year old bottle of second edition Black Bowmore single malt whisky

Legendary rare whisky fetches world record at auction

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

A rare 30 year old bottle of second edition Black Bowmore single malt whisky has been bought for a record £11,900 in an online auction held by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer. Bought by an investor from...

Cooking with liquor: The very best alcoholic drinks used for cooking

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

Cooking has turned from a survival practice into an art of the highest form, as Michelin star chefs and food enthusiasts look for innovative ways to construct new flavours. For this purpose, they tend...

gin

The Gin Garnish Guide: How to serve the perfect Gin & Tonic

By Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Reporters

With no sign of the gin comeback letting up anytime soon, Ginuary really couldn’t come at a better time. Whether you see it as mother’s ruin or it’s your go-to tipple, its best to drink your gin...

The top 5 bottles of fizz to toast the new year in with

By Natasha Heard

For some fabulous fizz to the toast the New Year in with (or maybe you’re just knackered and at toast at 9.48pm will do before you settle down with a hot chocolate and a peaceful night in) we’ve...