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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

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Must know tips for hiring a full time personal chef

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...

Chris Simpson

Meet the chef: We talk food with Gidleigh Park’s new executive head chef Chris Simpson

By LLM Reporters

Chris Simpson took to the helm as executive head chef at Devon’s Gidleigh Park in January 2018, following seven years as head chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, which has held two Michelin stars since...

Sanguan Parr, Head Chef at Nipa Thai

Talking food with Sanguan Parr, head chef at Royal Lancaster London’s Nipa Thai restaurant

By LLM Reporters

Sanguan Parr is by no means new to the restaurant industry, despite the fact she’s only ever had one job. Head chef at one of London’s best known Thai establishments, Nipa Thai, Sanguan very much fell...

Le Cordon Bleu

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

By LLM Reporters

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...

Cocktails

Shake things up: The top three margarita recipes

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...

Chubby Honey Egg Nog

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

By LLM 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...

Healthy Eating

London’s very best vegan restaurants

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...

10 things you need to know about low-carb diets

By LLM Reporters

Ro Huntriss, a registered dietitian with experience in both the NHS and her own private practice, shares ten things you need to know about low-carb diets. 1.) A low-carb diet may not be as ‘low’ as...

Eat to beat stress: Five foods that help to reduce anxiety

By LLM Reporters

With April marking the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, we spoke to leading nutritionist Cassandra Barns to find out the top five stress-busting foods that can help bring about a sense of calm. Chocolate...

Purify your plate: Simple ways to eat a more natural diet

By LLM Reporters

Words by Victoria Jain Hamilton (BSc Biochemistry with Immunology). Over the years the food market has developed from one of simplicity and pureness which suited the lifestyle of the time, to one of convenient...

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Beyond Veganuary: James Tanner talks about why plant-based is here to stay

By LLM Reporters

James Tanner, Chef and Co-Owner of Devon brasserie Barbican Kitchen, shares his opinion on why plant-based eating is here to stay. In January 2014, ‘Veganuary’ was launched to great applause amongst...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Recipe of the week: How to make an authentic Massaman Thai Curry

Songkran is the annual festival which takes place over three days during the traditional Thai New Year, this year falling between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 April. Throughout Thailand there are celebrations,...

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How to make the perfect hot cross buns this Easter

By LLM Reporters

Master baker Richard Bertinet shows us how to make the perfect hot cross buns this Easter. Makes 16 We make these in our Bath bakery at Easter and they always go down a treat. The mixture will also make...

James-Tanner-Chef

Beyond Veganuary: James Tanner talks about why plant-based is here to stay

By LLM Reporters

James Tanner, Chef and Co-Owner of Devon brasserie Barbican Kitchen, shares his opinion on why plant-based eating is here to stay. In January 2014, ‘Veganuary’ was launched to great applause amongst...

How to create an Instagram-worthy cheeseboard

By LLM Reporters

There’s no doubt about it, Britain is a nation of cheese lovers. A cheeseboard never disappoints us Brits, but it’s even ‘feta’ when this party favourite looks ‘gouda’ enough for Instagram....

Le Cordon Bleu

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

By LLM Reporters

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...

Restaurants & Bars

London’s very best vegan restaurants

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...

Restaurant Review: Asia de Cuba, St Martins Lane in London

By Natasha Presley

Situated in the swanky St Martins Lane Hotel is the chain, Asia de Cuba, a renowned, ultra-trendy fusion restaurant that has been serving Asian-Cuban cuisine to happy diners for over 20 years. The restaurant...

Restaurant Review: Union Street Cafe, London SE1

By Nick Constance

They claim the menu is Mediterranean but is, in fact, largely Italian. It’s obviously not a café and technically it’s not even on Union Street. But we’ll forgive a few fibs between friends. Essentially,...

Restaurant Review: STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

By Merilee Kern

When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant – STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly...

Restaurant Review: Havana 1920 Driving Cuban Cuisine Cravings in Downtown San Diego

By Merilee Kern

San Diego tourists and locals, alike are hailing Havana 1920, which opened its downtown doors in late 2017 in the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter. Conceived by the GBOD Hospitality Group and with a kitchen...

Sweet Treats

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Sushi Shop launches limited edition caviar box

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...

Five top tips to make the ultimate hot chocolate this winter

By LLM Reporters

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 LLM 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 LLM 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...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

A sensory match: The best wine & perfume pairings

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR exult in the enchanting synergy between fine exotic perfumes and the outstanding fragrances and irresistible flavors of superlative world wines. It’s an olfactory awareness...

Champagne Armand de Brignac launches the Blanc de Blancs en Magnum

By LLM Reporters

Champagne Armand de Brignac has today announced the exciting UK launch of the new Blanc de Blancs en Magnum. A rare champagne produced with 100% Chardonnay, the Blancs de Blancs en Magnum is the newest...

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How to hold your own wine tasting

By LLM Reporters

With ‘Dry January’ over, it’s the perfect time to discover why staying in is the new going out. So why not sample the nation’s favourite tipple* and hold a wine tasting at home? Here are five top...

What to drink this Valentine’s Day

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

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 LLM 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...