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Read the very latest fine dining restaurant and bar reviews. The hottest new restaurants and bars around the country, tried and tested and reviewed by the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine team. Read our verdicts now!

Bar Review: Bemelmans Bar, The Carlyle Hotel, New York in the USA

It’s not an understatement to say Bemelman’s is a time capsule, straight out of the 1920’s. This Art Deco bar oozes charm and decadence and is aptly named after the author and illustrator...

Right around the corner from buzzing Leather Lane market in Farringdon sits chef Mark Jarvis’ modern British restaurant, Anglo. The décor is minimalist and has a mix of rustic wooden tables and industrial...

Nestled down a side street just off Kensington High Street is a quaint little restaurant, Chakra. Serving predominately North Indian cuisine with Punjabi influences, their philosophy is based on the chakra...

In London you are never short of a good quality restaurant, whether there are Michelin stars, AA rosettes or some damn good personal recommendations attached to its name. There is nowhere quite like the...

We know cities are getting better at catering for both vegetarians and vegans, but New York is one of the cities taking it to the next level. Not only do they boast an impressive range of green eateries,...

With its name taken from boxing top dog Jack Solomon and found hidden beyond a simple kiosk entrance, Jack Solomons is a speak easy style bar that epitomises old school style glamour. The very site where...

Before December I’d been vegetarian for several months. After a fish-fuelled holiday in Croatia, I’d really overdone it on the seafood front – and the thought of fish made me queasy....

One of the restaurants situated within the City of London’s iconic ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building is The Darwin Brasserie – Sky Garden’s go to all-day dining destination, looking over England’s concrete...

If you were unable to participate in Veganuary due to your affinity for cheese, cream, and eggs, fear not. March has been named UK Vegetarian Month, which means that you can enjoy your greens with a side...

Essex-brand Bourgee opened the first of its brand new ‘Luxe Lounge’ restaurants in November at the Castle Mall’s Timberhill Terrace. Launched by entrepreneur James Welling and celebrity chef Mark...

Words by Sally Meeson Behind the front door of every London townhouse lies a story. Recently, in Chelsea’s Sloane Square, I discovered a new one. Past a large green door and down a wooden staircase,...

Every January, one of the things I look most forward to is being able to try a new restaurant for my birthday dinner. I’ve had a great track record so far with restaurants like The Ninth and Portland...

Downtown New York is home to the city’s buzzing financial district; from dawn till dusk the sky-high offices are brimming with life and the streets overflowing with briefcase-clutching workers dashing...

When I think of restaurants inside department stores, I don’t usually allow myself to get too excited. But we’re talking about Selfridges here, and Oxford Street’s temple of all things...

A favourite on the Milanese fine dining circuit, Camillo Benso opened its first international outpost in London in August of last year. Its location on quiet Blenheim Street keeps it perfectly tucked away...

After being born and raised in Manila, which has a stellar collection of authentic Japanese restaurants in its own Little Tokyo neighbourhood, it’s been surprisingly difficult for me to find the same...

Five minutes’ drive – or a 30-minute walk – from Lake Windermere and the town of Bowness, yet away from the touristy hustle bustle, set on a hillside stands the grand Linthwaite House. A contemporary...

Argentina is hoping to welcome over nine million tourists in 2019. With its beautiful culture and delectable food, there’s no wonder that it’s expected to be one of the tourist hotspots of the year...

The final abode of legendary Irish writer Oscar Wilde, L’Hôtel is one of Paris’ best kept secrets and a favourite among a more discerning breed of celebrity – Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra...

Balham’s iconic bar, The Bedford, has recently re-opened following a full renovation with an audacious new persona. Now sporting chic interiors, its ‘club room’ at the rear of the building has recently...

Zeera located at Conrad Pune is an authentic Indian restaurant with a show kitchen. The elegantly designed space impresses as one steps in what with plush seating, stylish interiors and a regal look. Located...

The UK’s best pub chefs, many of whom hold Michelin stars, gathered this week to celebrate their positions on the ultimate list of food pubs and to recognise 10 years of the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs...

As the world’s 10th largest city, it’s safe to say New York can be overwhelming. Just googling ‘things to do’ can leave you in a pickle. So, thankfully, on a recent Christmas break to the Big Apple,...

When it comes to capturing the delights of India, it’s dreamy mountain vistas and palm-fringed beaches are made for the camera lens. However, it’s the country’s many culinary delights from colourful...

The upcoming 2019 Lunar New Year welcomes the Year of the Pig, which symbolises wealth and good fortune. With celebrations beginning on the 5th of February and lasting all the way until the lantern festival...

If you were to choose a roast for your last meal, Simpson’s in the Strand would be your destination. Crafting a true show of our iconic Sunday dish, (which started when this wonderfully British restaurant...

Some consider Tribeca to be NYC’s best neighbourhood and Little Park only helps to secure that title. This small eatery is unlike many other Manhattan restaurants in the way that ethos is at its...

As one enters the trendy and elegant Rika at the Park Hyatt Hyderabad, it’s impossible to not feel mesmerized by it’s unique design. The art and décor of Rika transports you into an elusive and imaginative...

Introducing a touch of Alpine chic to the metropolis of London is The White Haus. Think cheese fondue, schnitzels and sauerkraut served in a timber clad interior with vintage ski lift seating, upholstered...

After days of consuming all of NYC’s carbs (pizza, pasta, bagels, pancakes – if it contained gluten, we ate it!), my mother and I were in need of a light lunch. So, in many ways it was a blessing...

Walking into Rock and Rose is like stepping into an eccentric creatives living room. Adorned with oversized indoor plants, antiques and chandeliers mixed with a wash of brightly coloured pattern; Rock...

Wiltons in Mayfair has been serving the freshest British seafood and game meat to London’s top clientele for over two centuries. Considered the capital’s second oldest restaurant, Wiltons is an establishment...

Curling in Kensington: now an alternative night out for those looking for a light dose of competitive socialising followed by delicious comfort food, beers and cocktails. London’s first combined ice...

Hidden away among a collection of discrete streets in Mayfair can be found Mews of Mayfair, an assortment of lounge bars and restaurants including a gorgeous private dining ‘Map Room’; a glamourous...

Avoiding alcohol or trying the latest detox is so 2014; in 2019, the only way to start the New Year is by going vegan. The Veganuary incentive – where people go plant-based for a month to protect animals...

Woven among the everyday chain restaurants that run along the Southbank is a stylish standout spot: Skylon, situated within the Royal Festival Hall with views over the Thames is a fine-dining restaurant,...

Hotel restaurants often struggle to retain an identity as a successful stand-alone culinary offering. Attached to the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, from the offset you may assume this of Lanes of London....

Forget ‘Dry January’ or the latest detox – these days going vegan is the only way to start the year. The Veganuary incentive – where people pledge to go plant-based for a month – is more popular...

When most people think of brunch, images of eggs benedict, Bloody Marys, and pancakes with maple syrup may come to mind. After doing an interview with Henrik Ritzen, Executive Chef of Michelin-starred...

A popular local curry house close to Kennington tube station, Kennington Tandoori dishes up Indian favourites with contemporary twists to a loyal south London and celebrity crowd. Opening back in 1985...

Michelin stars aren’t shining as brightly in 2018 as London’s high-end diners look for experience-led dining, including spectacular views and appetite-whetting dish presentation or access to private...