Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton “I couldn’t take any risks for my wife’s 50th birthday weekend… so I placed my trust in Raymond’s impeccable hotel and restaurant… result: perfection!” M Blanc’s “magnificent”converted Elizabethan manor boasts a “dream location” in a picture-book village south of Oxford and, “if you want to spoil someone with […]

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Clos Maggiore WC2 “You feel that love is in the air!” at this “very special” destination (yet again the survey’s No. 1 choice for a romantic occasion), especially in “the inner sanctum” – “the lovely glass-roofed courtyard at the back, hung with blossom, a roof that opens in fine weather, and with an open fire […]

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French haute cuisine, the wellspring from which culinary magic seems to flow across the world, has been sidelined of late in favour of rusticity, simplicity and (let’s face it) dirty great burgers. But can the classics ever truly go out of style? Surely we all just need a gentle reminder of France’s culinary prowess? Well, […]

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Mark Twain may have thought that golf “spoiled a good walk” but when it comes to selling a multi-million pound hotel the sport is apparently a great advertisement. Ever since Gleneagles in Auchterarder hosted the Ryder Cup last year its owners Diageo have received “numerous expressions of interest” from parties looking to purchase the place […]

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These days sustainability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality as great produce can be found locally or through fair trade importers. Partake of some fantastic food as you do your bit for the environment by choosing your dining destination with a little help from our friends at the Sustainable Restaurant Association, who’ve assessed all of these restaurants across the […]

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