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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 restaurateur/chef Mark Jarvis of Anglo and Stem

Mark Jarvis is not a stranger to pressure or hard work. With a restaurant career that started when he was just 16 years old, he is used to the competitive nature and often gruelling hours that the industry...

Talking tapas with Ben Wright

By Felicity Williams

Ben Wright is the co-founder of Porta, a place for all those who love tapas. Focussing on simple, authentic ingredients to give fresh and vibrant Spanish tastes, Porta has a buzzing atmosphere that’ll...

Meet the chef: Talking food with Tom Sellers of Restaurant Story

By Ina Yulo

Tom Sellers was once called the rising star of the London dining scene. In just a few short years, that title has been tossed away as the Michelin-starred chef stakes his claim as one of the leaders in...

Richard Allen - Head Chef Herb Garden Brasserie - Ye Olde Bell Spa

Talking food, drink and health with AA Rosette winning chef Richard Allen

By LLM Reporters

Richard Allen is head chef of the Herb Garden Brasserie at Ye Olde Bell Spa in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Allen joined Ye Olde Bell in 2014, where he worked as head chef for Restaurant Bar 1650, achieving...

Interview: Talking food with Dayashankar Sharma

By LLM Reporters

From honing an impeccable reputation across 28 years of culinary experience, award-winning chef Dayashankar Sharma has become recognised for pairing time-honoured tradition with contemporary ideas and...

Cocktails

6 of the most extravagant cocktails with tequila

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...

Glen Moray Peated Single Malt Old Fashioned by Neil Ridley & Joel Harrison

Cocktail of the week: Glen Moray Peated Single Malt Old Fashioned by Neil Ridley & Joel Harrison

By Felicity Williams

Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison know a thing or two about creating the perfect cocktail. To warm your cockles at Christmas, why not try this absolute classic, the Old Fashioned. The cherry juice and dark...

Healthy Eating

Why 2019 is the year to ditch the diet, once and for all

Words by leading food and health writer Katherine Hodgson. With January done, that new year resolution to be fitter and thinner probably seems like a distant memory. The ‘clean’ diet has no doubt ended,...

Ketogenic Diet 101: Does it work? Is it safe?

By LLM Reporters

New year, new you? For many of us, it’s the same each January, as the mad dash to the gym begins in pursuit of that coveted summer body. Too many chocolates at Christmas can leave us feeling sluggish...

Where to eat vegan food in Bristol

By Selene Nelson

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...

Where to eat vegan food in London: The Veganuary top five

By Selene Nelson

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...

Is the South Beach diet plan worth considering in 2019?

By LLM Reporters

No sugar, lots of fat, no dairy, carb with every meal, high protein, or vegetable soup only – you can name any food group and there’s a diet that claims it’s the answer to rapid weight loss to be...

Recipes & Cooking Tips

Ruby Bhogal shows us how to make the best ever chicken biriyani

Great British Bake Off 2018 finalist Ruby Bhogal reveals her top tips for making a mouthwatering chicken biriyani, a perfect dish to serve up this Mother’s Day. The reason I am a real foodie and...

A cut above: The ultimate guide to steak

By Bradley Wicks

If we had to survive on just one meal it would be a perfectly prepared steak, served with chunky, skin-on fries and a rich and powerful peppercorn sauce. Perfect. Considering you’ve found your way here,...

Why eye-catching design matters in cuisine

By LLM Reporters

If you think back to your favourite fine dining experience, the chances are you’ll be able to remember more than just how the food tasted. You might recall how the food was presented or remember the...

Fentimans has created the most delicious new addition for your pancakes

By LLM Reporters

In celebration of Pancake Day (Tuesday 5th March 2019), Fentimans has devised a gin and tonic pancake drizzle, using their Valencian Orange Tonic Water, for home-bakers to liberally douse on their choice...

Sliced smoked gammon on a wooden table with addition of fresh herbs and aromatic spices. Natural product from organic farm, produced by traditional methods

The ultimate meat guide to gammon

By LLM Reporters

Knowing where your food comes from helps to distinguish the quality of meat. Each cut serves a different purpose and has different tastes, such as a horseshoe gammon, a popular cut, also known as Christmas...

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Review: The Terrace Restaurant at Talland Bay Hotel, Looe in Cornwall

Nick Hawke, the Talland Bay Hotel’s head chef, learnt his trade from a Michelin-starred chef …. and his grandmother. Cooking alongside Grandma in her Cornish cottage kitchen, in the tiny hamlet...

Restaurant Review: Rafters, Oakbrook Road in Sheffield

By Megan Lawton

There’s nothing better than finding an unexpected treasure of a restaurant. Somewhere that can’t rely on a brand name to get people through the door. An eatery which changes its menu with the...

Restaurant Review: Palm Beach Casino, Mayfair in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Luxury isn’t simply defined by personalisation but also the opportunity for choice. Take one look at the menu at Palm Beach Casino and its clear to see that its USP is offering diners a vast variety...

Top 5 fine dining restaurants in the North East of England

By Adrianna Johns

There is something quite thrilling about visiting a restaurant and experiencing a rediscovery of taste once in a while. For many, dining is an entirely indulgent experience, where your palate journeys...

Restaurant Review: Akira, Japan House, Kensington in London

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle

Alongside Whole Foods and The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, the most refined elements of the Japanese culture have truly made a mark on the quintessential Kensington High Street; and no, this isn’t another...

Sweet Treats

The future of tea: The biggest consumer trends to look out for in 2019

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...

Lily Vanilli's Baileys Showstopper Salted Caramel Cake

Ready, set, bake: Lily Vanilli’s Baileys Showstopper Salted Caramel Cake

By LLM Reporters

It’s that time of year again when the nights are drawing in and everyone’s favourite baking show makes a mouth-watering return to our televisions. To celebrate this, and the timely National Baking...

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,...

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,...

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Report

OenoFuture founder and MW candidate Daniel Carnio is just back from the whirlwind of Bordeaux En Primeur events which offer the first opportunity to taste the new 2018 vintage. This annual tradition is...

Top 10 spirits of the UK that you should try in 2019

By Felicity Williams

There’s been a huge spike of alcohol producers here in the UK, just take a Mother’s Ruin as a prime example. There’s been such rapid growth in the number of UK-based distilleries popping...

Fine wine investment Q&A with Daniel Walker of OenoFuture

By LLM Reporters

Daniel Walker is the head of the investment arm at OenoFuture, who were recently named as the best fine wine investment company in Europe. He was immediately identified as a precocious talent with a knack...

Wine tasting in California. Glass of red wine and vineyards.

Californian Gold: Why you should be drinking Golden State wines

By Daniel Eros Carnio

Daniel Eros Carnio, the founder and director of Oenofuture, looks at why you should be drinking Golden State wines in 2019. Traditionally drinking fine wine has always been associated with top Bordeaux...

An investor’s guide to the fine wine auction market

By Daniel Eros Carnio

Daniel Eros Carnio, the founder and director of Oenofuture, looks at the best ways to invest in the fine wine auction market. In Hong Kong this March Sotheby’s is set to auction a fabulous single-owner...