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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We take a look back at the best (and worst) of 2017 in the restaurant world. From TripAdvisor naming a Vice writer’s Dulwich shed the best restaurant in London to the chef who served food without plates, and plenty of scathing reviews – enjoy our highlights of the year. 2017, we salute you…   When TripAdvisor […]

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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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A brasserie-style venture from Michel (the elder) and Alain Roux is slated to open within a new residential complex in Taplow in autumn 2018. Roux at Skindles will be overseen by Alain, and will be a world away from the lavishness of its sister restaurant, the “absolutely impeccable” Waterside Inn in nearby Bray. The brasserie […]

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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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Never mind dining like a queen – this weekend dine like The Queen in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Although Elizabeth II’s birthday was actually back in April, ceremonial celebrations are now in full swing. We’ve rounded-up all the UK restaurants where our longest reigning monarch has dined (or rumoured to have dined) in […]

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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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Wine, dine and then recline. It’s a perfect combination. After all, how often have each of us wished we weren’t facing a car ride or train journey home after a great meal? But ‘restaurants-with-rooms’ are more than just convenient, they are destinations. A way to get out of the city or to celebrate an occasion […]

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The Henley Royal Regatta (2-6 July) has been a fixture of the English summer since 1839 and, 175 years later, Londoners still flock to Oxfordshire to watch the rowing. In the spirit of this enduring event (or if you just fancy a day out in the Thames Valley) we have decided to bring you the best […]

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