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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

Meet the chef: Talking food with Stevie McLaughlin of Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Head chef of the acclaimed Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Scotland’s only two Michelin Star restaurant, Stevie McLaughlin is one of the UK’s most respected chefs and has worked in the industry...

Meet the chef: Talking food with Tom Clarke of L’Ortolan

By Ina Yulo

Occupying a beautiful Grade II listed building, L’Ortolan is Reading’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. On September 11th, it will be celebrating its 18th birthday and for two nights only, Head Chef...

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Meet the chef: Talking food with Tom Cenci of Loyal Tavern

By Ina Yulo

When chef Tom Cenci announced late last year that he would be stepping down from his post as Executive Chef of London favourite Duck & Waffle, he said he would be taking the time off to spend with...

Meet the chef: Talking food with restaurateur/chef Niklas Ekstedt

By Ina Yulo

The rising trend of sustainable cooking and going back to our roots is not so much a trend as it is a way of life in the Nordic region. “Pickling and smoking are pillars of Nordic cooking which really...

Meet the chef: Abraham Artigas of Michelin starred restaurant Terra on the Costa Brava

By Ina Yulo

Just under two hours away from bustling Barcelona lies the luxurious gated community of S’Agaró. One of the stunning properties within this Costa Brava resort town is the Alàbriga Hotel & Home...

Cocktails

Two delicious chocolate cocktail recipes to feed your indulgent side

This month has seen National Chocolate Day, and what better way to show our appreciation of this sweet treat by including in two of our favourite cocktails, the rich and velvety Celtic Dream and the classic...

6 of the most extravagant cocktails with tequila

By LLM Reporters

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...

Healthy Eating

Experience the delicious taste of the keto diet right at your doorstep

With the recent breaking news that a teenager in the UK has been the first reported case of going both death and blind due to a junk food diet, healthy eating is firmly back on the news agenda. Although...

How to eat yourself both healthy and happy

By LLM Reporters

We all know there are foods out there that are better for us and those that are not so beneficial to our health, but it doesn’t mean we all make the choices that we should. Fast foods are well marketed...

Can soup help you lose weight?

By LLM Reporters

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...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

How to make the perfect popcorn brownies with Shaun Rankin

Shaun Rankin, of Ormer Mayfair, is known for his delicious dishes, his name may also ring a bell as he’s appeared on MasterChef as well as the Great British Menu championing local produce. Now you...

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The ultimate guide to cooking with CBD oil

By LLM Reporters

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been taking the world by a storm. It has attracted acclaim for supposed health benefits ranging from reducing anxiety and inflammation, to improving sleep. As more people discover...

The best flavour pairings for lamb have been revealed

By LLM Reporters

Dark chocolate, coffee and even mackeral have been scientifically proven as potential perfect flavour pairings – for lamb. The research looked at the molecular make-up of lamb in order to discover foods...

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6 tools that you need to have in your kitchen, according to a top chef

By LLM Reporters

The phrase “A man is only as good as his tools” could be quite apt in the kitchen. This isn’t to say that you need to have the best utensils to be the best chef, but it most definitely helps....

Get ready for the Great British Bake Off with these delicious recipes

By LLM Reporters

With the return of Great British Bake Off next week (Tuesday 27th August), the nations’ interest in all things baking will once again be sparked – a leading UK supermarket even reported a 30% increase...

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Review: Sticky Mango, Lambeth in London

Serving up a progressive style of delightful South East Asian cuisine is London’s Sticky Mango. With a menu inspired by street food from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore, the...

Restaurant Review: Fenchurch, Sky Garden in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Residing atop Sky Garden, fine-dining restaurant Fenchurch this summer revitalised their gourmet offering high above London with fresh, Mediterranean flavours and French cooking techniques by newly appointed...

The London Steakhouse Company Chelsea celebrate their tenth birthday

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

West London’s favourite neighbourhood steak restaurant, London Steakhouse Chelsea has recently celebrated ten years of blushing cuts. Specialising in offering diners the finest quality steak in its smart,...

Review: The Crown Inn, Church Enstone, Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire

By Leila Stocker

Last week I visited a fabulous village pub with rooms, The Crown at Church Enstone, near Chipping Norton – the epicentre of David Cameron’s smart West Oxfordshire set. Surrounded by glorious Cotswolds...

Brunch Review: VIVI Centre Point, 11 St Giles Square in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

An all-day destination restaurant, VIVI encapsulates a sixties revival in the newly redeveloped Centre Point building. Elevating its weekend offering, recently the restaurant launched a new series of DJ...

Sweet Treats

NYC’s fashion hotspot hotel The Lowell launches ‘Coco’s Haute Couture Afternoon Tea’ for Fashion Week

Nestled amongst the Upper East Side brownstones surrounding Barneys, Bergdorf’s and Bloomingdale’s, The Lowell is one of the city’s most exclusive luxury hotels and the hottest...

Adding a touch of class with tea

By LLM Reporters

Words by Kim Havelaar, tea sommelier and founder of Roqberry. Tea is ever increasing in popularity and expanding well beyond your everyday brew, with demand for speciality black, green and herbal tea rising...

The oldest chocolate brands in the world

By LLM Reporters

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...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

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How to tell good whiskey from bad

According to market reports, the global whiskey market is worth the best part of 60bn US Dollars per annum. From traditional production in the Scottish Highlands to the fledgling, but impressive, distilleries...

Champagne, cars and palace picnics at Concours of Elegance

By LLM Reporters

Words by Sally Meeson As the long days of summer draw to an end, choosing where to spend those precious last mild weekends becomes all the more pressing. But today I feel I might have just dropped on the...

Winter 2019: Luxury vineyard breaks to book this season

By LLM Reporters

With the winter months slowly dawning on us, it may be time to start searching for ways to gain warmth and comfort. Whilst you may decide that staying at home is the best option, we simply suggest that...

Wine Education Week 2019: Wine’s alcohol levels explained by an expert

By LLM Reporters

Whilst wine does contain alcohol, every wine – be it red or white, still or sparkling – is the unique product of an individual recipe and set of processes. Just like the grape content, the alcohol...

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The best of both worlds: A winelovers journey to Charles and Piper-Heidsieck

By LLM Reporters

Words by wine expert James Lawrence I’m sat in a tranquil courtyard above Charles Heidsieck’s historic cellars in Reims, gazing at the idyllic gardens that cover the expansive grounds. Our...