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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The UK’s top 100 restaurants are revealed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 published today – the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops, with approximately twice the number of entries as The Good Food Guide. The guide hails London’s The Araki as the country’s best restaurant. The experience is “world class” and, at £385-a-head, […]

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Now is the time to have your say!  We want to hear from you.    Our 27th annual survey of diners is now open!  We want to hear all about your dining experiences,  both good and bad! Everyone who takes part (Subject to terms and conditions)* will not only get a free copy of the UK […]

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**** Due to a last minute cancellation – we have just 2 places left –  please email bookings@hardens.com****   An exclusive, one-off event hosted by Harden’s Restaurant Guide co-founder Peter Harden and celebrated chef, and president of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Raymond Blanc, at the magnificent Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton, […]

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Exmouth Market’s arboreal brunching spot, Bourne & Hollingsworth, has announced plans to open a new cookery school next year – B&H Kitchen. The group’s exec chef, Adam Gray (formerly of culinary institution Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons), will teach pupils expert techniques and enlighten them about seasonal ingredients and recipes. Situated on the top floor […]

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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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Fitzrovia cocktail bar The Lucky Pig will launch its second venture in Fulham on 16 May. The new outpost will be more than just a drinking den, however, with chef Michael Mannion heading up the kitchen of its all-day restaurant. Mannion worked at such illustrious establishments as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Claridge’s before tackling […]

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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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Gaucho certainly seems to be having a hand in shaping the restaurateurs of the future. Last week we reported that the steak chain’s former chief exec, Martin Williams, would launch the first of his M Restaurants in the City on 12 November, and now ex Gaucho finance director, Charlie McClean is set to open an […]

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