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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

Joseph Wright

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

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...

Meet the chef: Jordi Gimeno talks about Gasztrip, Catalan cuisine and much more

By Sharmila Chand

Barcelona-based Chef Jordi Gimeno brings with him 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry with culinary trips around Europe, America and Asia. During this long voyage he has worked in Michelin...

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Must know tips for hiring a full time personal chef

By LLM Reporters

Imagine coming home to a freshly cooked, Michelin-star quality meal for dinner every night of the week, prepared and served to you by one of the country’s very finest chefs. Whilst having your own private...

Nathan Outlaw

Meet the chef: Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw talks food with Natasha Heard

By Natasha Heard

Nathan Outlaw may just be the nicest chef in the business. The Michelin-starred restaurateur and fish expert talks to our food and drink editor Natasha Heard. Who has been your greatest inspiration? I’ve...

Cocktails

How to host the most deliciously decadent cocktail party ever

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...

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Keep it simple: Four easy but delicious cocktails to make at home

By LLM Reporters

Cocktails have moved beyond pina coladas with an umbrella and glacé cherry garnish. Most discerning drinkers now know their cuba libres from their tequila sunrises – but they may not know how to...

Two of the very best festive cocktails to enjoy this year

By LLM Reporters

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...

Healthy Eating

Three unexpected skin benefits of drinking Prosecco

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...

sushi

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...

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The health benefits of drinking coffee

By LLM Reporters

Can’t get by without your morning caffeine hit? You’re not alone. But with the multitude of conflicting information out there about just how good coffee really is for us, it can be difficult to know...

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Ten everyday beauty foods for healthy hair & skin this summer

By LLM Reporters

Eggs, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate have been named as some of the most surprising everyday foods to eat in order to boast healthy hair and skin this summer. The hair and beauty experts at online retailer...

London’s very best vegan restaurants

By Selene Nelson

While a few years ago the idea of veganism brought about images of lentil-munching, hemp-clad hippies, plant-based diets have hurtled into the mainstream. The increase in veganism has been staggering...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

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The ultimate beer & food pairing guide

Looking for the perfect beer and food pairing? We asked the experts at Brewhouse & Kitchen for their top picks for some of Britain’s best loved dishes. The curry For a chicken tikka masala or...

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,...

Seven tips to improve your plate presentation

By LLM Reporters

If you are an enthusiastic home cook, you will have most definitely experienced the dread of spending hours creating every crucial element of the ‘perfect dish’, only to have all your hard work undone...

Halloumi Sesame Bites

The perfect canapé recipe: How to make the very best Halloumi Sesame Bites

By LLM Reporters

Whatever the formality of the event, preparing decorative nibbles are a great way to keep your guests happy and add that extra personal touch. Below is the perfect canapé recipe for your next dinner...

Sautéed Scallops with Fresh Asparagus (3)

Recipe of the week: Sautéed Scallops with Fresh Asparagus

By LLM Reporters

The summer months are the perfect time to eat light and healthy dishes – with asparagus and scallops being two top favourite ingredients. Sautéed Scallops with Fresh Asparagus (£16.20) is one of Royal...

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant & Bar Review: Bunga Bunga Covent Garden, Drury Lane in London

Battersea’s most lively restaurant / night club has recently replicated itself on the famous streets of Covent Garden. Now also to be found in the heart of London’s theatreland on DruryLane, Bunga...

Restaurant Review: The Grill on New York Street, Manchester in Lancashire

By Megan Lawton

Most of the new restaurants emerging in Manchester city centre offer foreign cuisines, from tapas to Thai. You name it, we’ve got it! But sometimes, it’s nice to embrace the taste of blighty...

Restaurant Review: Laid back chic at Chiringuito, San Antonio in Ibiza

By Leila Stocker

A hidden gem and firm favourite with islanders, Chiringuito is a chic beachside restaurant at Cala Gracioneta in San Antonio, Ibiza. Although a little off the beaten track, this venue is definitely worth...

Restaurant Review: Santiago de Alfama, Lisbon in Portugal

By Megan Lawton

Lisbon is known as the city built on 7 hills, and, trust me, after walking around for a weekend, you’ll be able to feel each of them in your calves! On the plus side, the views you’re rewarded...

Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers

Restaurant Review: Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers, Kingsbridge in Devon

By Natasha Heard

For someone like me, who loves food and refuses to leave the beauty of the South Devon town she grew up in (I mean, beaches, Dartmoor, stunning coastal walks, it’s awful it really is…), I just love...

Sweet Treats

The Galvin Tarte Tatin with crème Normande

How to cook the perfect tarte tatin with crème Normande by Galvin

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...

Exploring the world’s most luxurious coffees

By LLM Reporters

There’s nothing better than waking up to a cup of great coffee in the morning, and for many, it’s the only thing that gets us out of bed and ready for a busy day ahead. There are countless...

pancakes

How to make the ultimate pancakes

By LLM 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...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Enjoy a wine tour and weekend stay at Sula Vineyards, Nashik in India

At Sula Vineyards, India’s number one winery and largest wine producer in the country, there is so much to do that it makes for a holiday like no other. Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao checks in to...

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The ultimate beer & food pairing guide

By LLM Reporters

Looking for the perfect beer and food pairing? We asked the experts at Brewhouse & Kitchen for their top picks for some of Britain’s best loved dishes. The curry For a chicken tikka masala or...

The Burgundian Way: How the most prestigious region in wine is being replicated across emerging regions

By Daniel Eros Carnio

Daniel Eros Carnio, the founder and director of Oenofuture, looks at how the Burgundian approach is taking root in iconic wine producing regions like Barolo in Piedmont. Most wine lovers and drinkers will...

Review: Wine tasting in Paris’s Latin Quarter

By Megan Lawton

We all know France boasts some of the world’s best bottles of wine, but to an inexperienced wine drinker, a French wine list can seem intimidating. So step in, Thierry Givone, wine lover and founder...

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...