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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If you’re heading out on a date night or a Valentine’s Day dinner and you really want to impress why not try somewhere special and head to one of our top 10 most romantic dining spots in the capital, as voted for by our 2016 survey reporters… Clos Maggiore WC2 “A girl knows she’s being […]

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If you’re heading out on a date night and you really want to impress why not try somewhere special and head to one of our top 10 most romantic dining spots in the capital, as voted for by our 2015 survey reporters…         Clos Maggiore WC2 “I don’t know how a restaurant […]

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Next week marks the beginning of the Chelsea Flower Show, an event synonymous not only with beautiful (and sometimes not-so-beautiful) gardens but also with the début of the Great British Summer. Alan Titchmarsh may have been sidelined by the Beeb this year (in favour of Monty Don), but hopefully all other traditions will remain intact. […]

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