Tag Archives: luxury

November 30

5 Fun Facts About Deezer, The Personalised Music Streaming Service

Deezer is the world’s most diverse, dynamic and personal music streaming service, that serves up music and original audio and podcast content to over 12 million users worldwide. You can sign up today here http://www.deezer.com. 1) Choice of 43+ million songs: Deezer’s music library is one of the most diverse available, and focuses as much […]

November 28

Have lunch at The French Table in Surbiton

It would be hard to find better French food than this. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Expect zesty and satisfying French-Mediterranean cooking – as well as great bread.” Michelin Guide, 2018 “(The Lunch Tasting Menu) was a first class experience. For this quality of food with great service, what’s not to like?” William […]

November 28

5 things to do today at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel, Ascot

One Have a day at the Ascot races and then stay overnight at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel counting your winnings. Two Arrive at the grand entrance of the hotel (especially lovely at night) and follow the sign to Lapland. Of course, dont forget a drink in the bar. Three Book your table at the hotels […]

November 08

The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, DogFest and three other things to do today

Watch ‘I Believe My Heart’, performed by Anna O’Byrne and Ashley Stillburn, from the brand new production of The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, London. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by David Zippel. Walk through Battersea Park’s Pear Tree Christmas Market this December. Set in Battersea Park on the 2nd & 3rd […]

October 24

Sunset Boulevard at The Palace Theatre, Manchester and four other things to do today

Start the 30 days de-clutter challenge. Day 1 throw one thing away (or donate/sell). Day 2 – this time get rid of two things. Day 3 – 3 things. I think you have got it. You could even vary it by trying the Fibonacci fling (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). Try the […]

October 19

Hotels at night, wonderfool box and three other things to do today 

Eat Gambas in Gran Canaria. These garlic prawns in hot oil served with crusty bread were one of the best I’ve tasted. Most cafes and restaurants in Meloneras serve them. Visit Warwick castle at Halloween. In fact there is a competition on our site to win a family day ticket. You will have to be […]

September 25

Have you ever been surfing in Sri Lanka?

Here are today’s 5 things Get up early and have morning coffee somewhere beautiful. Watching the world wake is quite a special time. Find a cafe that opens early and make an effort to go to it before work. Read sheet music on your tablet using Scribd. For a reasonable monthly subscription, you can download […]

September 12

Enjoy a luxury champagne afternoon tea at Surrey’s Great Fosters Hotel

Today 5 things enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea at Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey. Great Fosters Hotel is a grade one listed building set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Here are five things about the experience One Warm fabric covered walls with wood beamed ceiling and magnificent stone fireplace with carved oak feature above […]

August 08

Try the three course lunch at Mezzet Lebanese restaurant in Hampton Court Village 

Mezzet is a smart and slick restaurant a stone’s throw from Hampton Court Station. It would be hard to find better Lebanese food than this. Their three course meal which we enjoyed today was exemplary. You may wish to have an accompanying cocktail too – also superb! 

August 03

3. Have a pink rosé afternoon tea at Bluebird restaurant, Chelsea 

Chelsea institution, Bluebird has created London’s first all pink afternoon tea in honour of Afternoon Tea Week, the Think Pink Afternoon Tea will be running from the 17th – 20th August. In association with Château Minuty rosé, serving an elegant French twist on this quintessentially British afternoon delight.

August 03

4. Try the new California Dreaming menu at The Royal Exchange Grand Cafe, London

Specially for the summer months, The Royal Exchange has launched a brand new summer menu, vibrant cocktail list and decorations all under the theme of California Dreaming. Served in the light and open surroundings of The Grand Cafe, Chef Stefano Leone has created dishes such as Lobster Cobb Salad (£18.50), Tuna Poke Tacos (£14.50), and Glazed BBQ Salmon with sweet […]

July 31

5 things to do today at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

Cobham now has a fine eatery with the familiar Ivy Luxury. 5 things recently sampled its delights. 5 things to do today at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie One Go for breakfast. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and serves an extensive menu. Everything from full English breakfast to gluten free granola is available. If you […]

July 31

5. Enjoy Waitrose Summer Festival with a crisp, light award-winning rose from Mirabeau en Provence

Enjoy Waitrose Summer Festival with a crisp, light award-winning rose. Mirabeau en Provence will offer three cuvees including; Mirabeau Classic, a vibrant pink coloured Côtes de Provence, Mirabeau Pure, a very pale, delicate rosé made from some of the highest vineyards in the region and Mirabeau La Folie, a delicately effervescent sparkling rosé which will launch at […]

July 28

5. Experience the Best of Lech this Winter at Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat

Despite it being the midst of summer, those in the know are already planning ahead for the 2017 / 2018 ski season and where better to book than Lech’s hot new chalet hotel, Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat. Having celebrated its highly anticipated opening in January 2017, Severin*s will re-open for the season on 1 December […]

July 28

2. Stay at The Mandrake Hotel London – A new independent boutique hotel opening August 2017

The Mandrake is a brand new independent boutique hotel in the heart of London, combining eclectic, vibrant interiors, extraordinary art, intriguing soundscapes and specially designed scents. The result is an ambiance that is intimate, distracting and intriguing at every turn. Snatched glimpses of the surreal will add to the sense of stepping into a space […]

July 21

1. Buy the very comfortable and stylish Penclic mini Bluetooth keyboard 

Late night at the office. A hotel room in London. Sunday on the couch. The KB3 Pro Black is with you all the way. Ergonomics is rarely associated with stylish, trend-conscious design – we definitely need to change that. With the Pro Black KB3 you get the perfect combination of health and aesthetics. The Pro […]

July 05

Relax by the river and enjoy the finest of Argentine steaks at Gaucho – Richmond

Gaucho Richmond Upon Thames  One Order a bottle of the elegant Vina Patricia Malbec wine. This first vintage celebrates Gaucho’s ten years of wine making. Vina Patricia is produced by Gaucho’s own vineyard, Finca La Franca, in Mendoza.  Gaucho purchased the vineyard ten years ago in 2007, and the first release was in 2008. This […]

July 03

Try the tennis ball dessert from Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf (available 3rd-16th July)

Tom’s Kitchen  A delicious summery combination of Strawberry pannacotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue, and strawberry foam (£10), the dessert provides the perfect foodie celebration of the world’s greatest tennis tournament.

June 30

‘Best Chef in Canary Islands 2016’ Rubén Cabrera to Guest Star at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote, this July

This July, guests at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort Lanzarote, will experience innovative cuisine from award-winning Spanish chef, Rubén Cabrera, at the hotel’s gourmet Isla de Lobos restaurant. Rubén will be joining the team at Isla de Lobos for three days from the 13th to 15th July 2017, to offer an exquisite tasting menu.

June 30

Book to stay at the 5 star Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa

LUXURY FIVE STAR HOTEL SETTING NEW STANDARDS ON THE WHITE ISLE Located in the Santa Eulalia Bay Marina, boasting breath-taking views of crystal clear waters and colourful streets lined with boutiques and hippy markets, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is an idyllic five-star resort for those who want to have fun, relax and escape […]

June 27

Tips for Creating Chocolate Treats at Home – Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, Jersey

From delicate truffles to crunchy chocolate biscuits, cocoa-centric treats are the ultimate guilty pleasure. While chocolate cakes, mousses and cheesecakes are common dinner party desserts, cooking with cocoa is notoriously tricky and remains a skill many of us are yet to fully master. Fortunately, for those tired of reluctantly pouring away thick, lumpy bowls of […]

June 27

Book a city break with James Villa Holidays

With James Villa Holidays it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds….a spacious private villa in a peaceful, picturesque location with the culture and buzz of city life just a short distance away. With 30 years of proven experience providing villas to holidaymakers, James Villa Holidays boasts more than 2,800 villas in popular European […]

June 13

New Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar in Leeds to open – Issho

On Wednesday 21st June, restaurant group D&D London will open a brand new rooftop restaurant in the high-end shopping destination of Victoria Gate in Leeds. Issho (meaning ‘together’ in Japanese) will offer authentic Japanese cuisine in a sophisticated and refined setting, which comprises of a rooftop bar, restaurant space and outdoor terrace. The restaurant will […]

June 08

Try the new Summer Kitchen Garden menu at the Blue Boar Restaurant in Conrad London St James

Created by Executive Chef, Michael Riordan, the dishes are bursting with colours, flavours and ingredients found and grown in the typical British garden – weather permitting! Highlights include Asparagus and duck egg with Wye Valley asparagus and flat leaf parsley butter and the Yorkshire Lamb with pea shoot accompanied by pea and ricotta tortellini.  The […]

June 08

Try the new menu at the acclaimed Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard

Since Bob Bob Ricard opened its doors in late 2008, this Soho favourite has become known around the world for its exuberant style. Eccentric design, joyful, meticulous service and, of course, those ‘Press For Champagne’ buttons, have always been a guarantee, but now a new menu will ensure Leonid Shutov’s restaurant is as much recognised […]

June 03

Have you visited Rosie & Java tea and coffee merchants in Richmond-upon-Thames?

Here are today’s selection Take away a cake from The Hummingbird Bakery. This layered salted caramel chocolate branch is from the Richmond-upon-Thames branch. Sit in the shade on a bench watching the people pass by on Richmond Green. Today the green was busy with cricket being played and people enjoying the sun. Visit Rosie & […]

June 02

5 things to do at Beaufort House brasserie, members club and cocktail bar , Kings Road, Chelsea

Beaufort House is a stylish and chic brasserie, champagne and cocktail bar on the very fashionable Kings Road. Last night on a very warm summers evening 5 things were lucky enough to dine there. One Sit by the window and enjoy the atmosphere. This is a great spot for watching the people of Chelsea go by whilst […]

May 23

5 things to do today including Belfast, cocktails on the banks of the Grand Union Canal and Marbella

Stay at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast. This luxury 5-star hotel has just completed a massive renovation programme. Enjoy a pizza and a cocktail on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, Paddington at Heist Bank. This relaxed haven specialises in wood-fired pizza and has an impressive collection of craft beer. Enjoy Marbella’s Cultural […]

May 17

Try out the new pre-theatre menu at Flat before going to an opera in Holland Park

FLAT THREE’S NEW PRE-THEATRE MENU SET TO GET TOP BILLING THIS SUMMER! Music may be the food of love, but acclaimed west London restaurant Flat Three has announced a rather more substantial offering to tie in with Holland Park Opera’s 2017 Season that this year runs from 1st June until 29th July. Inspired by the […]

May 11

Get fit at K West Hotel & Spa with personal trainer to the stars Clifton Goldson

The sun has finally found its way to London, which only means one thing – summer and the season of the ‘Beach Body’ is upon us. K West Hotel & Spa believes that all you need to achieve a more toned physique is to focus on your food and exercise programme for the next 12 […]

May 09

Indulge in the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ Cocktail at the Sofitel London St James Hotel

To celebrate RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, Edgerton Pink Gin have partnered with the talented bar team at the St James Bar, located within the Sofitel London St James Hotel, to create the aromatic ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ cocktail.  For the month of May only, visitors to the Sofitel London St James can enjoy the cocktail with […]

May 08

Play croquet and enjoy at rooftop drink at Tobacco Dock at Skylight – from 25th May

Rooftop drinking and croquet tournaments at Skylight Skylight at Tobacco Dock will be London’s must-visit rooftop destination during the sunny months ahead. Themed around a British urban lawn club, Skylight combines croquet and petanque with cocktails and street food, bringing a Summer experience like no other to the city. Open until 11 pm with free […]

May 04

Try the new cocktail menu at Ray’s Bar – Dalston’s Underground Hideaway

With summer approaching, the team at Dalston’s underground cocktail hideaway, Ray’s Bar, has announced the launch of a brand new cocktail menu, available from Tuesday 16th May 2017. Since opening its doors late last year, Ray’s Bar has quickly established itself as one of East London’s most popular late-night hangouts, offering cocktail lovers a dreamy subterranean hangout underneath the chaos of Dalston High Street. The new menu’s […]

May 03

Watch TV in the bath in a luxury London hotel

London is renowned for being home to some of the world’s most lavish hotels.  London’s top hotels now offer luxuries that you never knew you needed, with the finest even being adorned with televisions in the bath. Five-star boutique hotel The Arch London is one London hotel which offers this impeccable comfort. Opposite Madonna’s house […]

May 03

Have Sexy Brunch at Sexy Fish, Mayfair

Sexy Fish gear up to launch Sexy Brunch from Sunday 7th May Sexy Fish confirms that Sunday is now officially the coolest day to party with the launch of Sexy Brunch. The much talked about Asian-inspired restaurant in Berkeley Square, Mayfair will launch its first ever weekly Sexy Brunch on Sunday, 7 May complete with […]

April 09

Brooklands Hotel and Spa, Weybridge – 5 more things to do today 

After our recent stay at The Brooklands Hotel and Spa here are 5 more things to do. One Order British cured duck breast for starter and sea bass kedgeree for the main course in the 1907 restaurant, bar and grill. For dessert in the restaurant try the Salt Caramel Chocolate Fondant. This is freshly prepared and takes […]

April 09

5 things to do today at The Brooklands Hotel and Spa, Weybridge

5 things to do today enjoys a night stay at the Brooklands Hotel and Spa in Surrey One Relax in the outdoor hot tub while watching cars skidding and sliding on the Mercedes-Benz test track. The hotel’s spa is located on the third floor, so there are great views to be had. Two Wake up […]

March 15

FIVE DELICIOUS THINGS TO FEAST ON AT BORD BIA’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IRISH STREET FOOD MARKET (Sunday 19th March, 12-6pm)

ONE IRISH STEW AND WRAPS COOKED ON LIVE FIRE John Relihan, one of Jamie Oliver’s original ‘Fifteen’ chefs, will be cooking on ‘live fire’ to tempt the crowds with slow-cooked Irish beef stew and smoked Irish pulled pork wraps, served with BBQ sauce and slaw. Slow cooked Irish brisket will also available, courtesy of Salt […]

March 15

5 THINGS TO COOK THIS ST PATRICK’S DAY, WITH FIVE QUALITY IRISH INGREDIENTS

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has teamed up with five of the country’s top chefs to celebrate the quality and diversity of five key Irish ingredients: Irish beef, Irish salmon, Irish oysters, Irish blue cheese and Irish cheddar. ONE COOK A FANTASTIC IRISH STEAK TARTARE  Simon Lamont – […]

March 15

5 Things you’ll love about a Butchery Masterclass at Macellaio RC

Macellaio RC Union street launch Butchery Masterclasses in honour of National Butcher’s Week. One Learning about the unique Fassona beef that is favoured by the Macellaio RC kitchens, which due to the hypertrophic muscle growth among the cows, is extraordinarily low in fat and cholesterol as well as being extremely tender. Two Getting an exclusive […]

March 13

5 Things to Do on St Patrick’s Day Friday 17th March 2017

One Breakfast in Town House at The Kensington Guests will be invited to start their day of Irish celebrations with a full Irish breakfast accompanied by a healthy green juice shot called ‘Juice Blas’ meaning ‘beauty through taste’ in Irish. Two Complimentary Irish tasters at 108 Brasserie To mark this special day, 108 Brasserie will […]

March 09

Try out the Japanese inspired afternoon tea at Sosharu, London

One Jason Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Sosharu, has launched a new afternoon tea menu inspired by the iconic wagashi (confectionery) and tea ceremony traditions of Japan. Developed by executive pastry chef, Emily Argent, the menu comprises a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, alongside unique tea blends and specially designed cocktails. Two Available Monday-Saturday from […]

February 22

Have lunch at the Aviary Restaurant on floor 10 of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Finsbury Square

One Take the lift up to floor 9, step out, walk up a few more stairs and get ready to admire the views. Perhaps start with a drink on the terrace. The views over Finsbury-square and the London skyline are stunning. Two Start with the Suffolk chicken terrine. This is served with spiced mayonnaise and charred […]

February 15

5 things to do at The Jam Tree bar and restaurant, Clapham

Today 5 things to do today sample lunch menu at The Jam Tree bar and restaurant in Clapham. One Start with the classic gin and tonic. This comes in a huge glass. Made with Fever Tree tonic water, freshly squeezed lime and Bombay Sapphire gin. There are more elaborate drinks to try such as gin […]

February 13

Apply to be the next ‘Billion Dollar Nose’ for Absolut Vodka

ABSOLUT SEARCHES FOR THE NEXT ‘BILLION DOLLAR NOSE’ Do you have the sensory mastery needed to become the next ‘Billion Dollar Nose’? The coolest job in the world is becoming available for the first time in decades, as Absolut is searching for the brand’s next Sensory Expert who will be responsible for exploring all the […]

January 14

Listen to the piano whilst sat at the the promenade bar at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair

Walk through reception and straight through to the promenade drawing room of The Dorchester Hotel. Continue and you will find a bar. This is the perfect place to people watch and listen to relaxing piano music. Early evening is the best time to catch this.  

January 07

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017 “YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” AT ROYAL CHINA – Don’t forget to open your red envelope!

28 January 2017 marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. To celebrate the occasion, Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope, with some of the envelopes within each restaurant revealing a special gift. Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; […]

January 05

If you are a mum to be then try VOGA™ MAMA at Coq d’Argent restaurant

London-born fitness movement VOGA™ launches for mums-to-be at Coq d’Argent To kick off the New Year, City restaurant Coq d’Argent is teaming up with House of Voga to host monthly VOGA MAMA classes. Designed by Juliet Murrell, creator of the fashion-meets-fitness movement VOGA™, this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of […]

January 03

Celebrate Burns Night at Lancaster London

Once the New Year celebrations are officially over, we’ll be discarding our Champagne flutes and replacing them with a wee dram in the run up to Burns Night. The annual Scottish celebration will be returning on Wednesday 25 January 2017. To celebrate the occasion, Lancaster London is offering an exclusive Burns Night set menu at […]

December 09

Eat at TV Presenter Stevie Parle’s new restaurant, Palatino, London

STEVIE PARLE’S NEW RESTAURANT TO OPEN IN CLERKENWELL IN FEBRUARY 2017 Since opening his very first restaurant back in 2009 at the age of just 24, chef, writer, author and TV presenter Stevie Parle has wowed critics and public alike with his exceptional dining spaces. Now February 2017 will see the former Young Chef of […]

December 09

Celebrate Twixmas with Five Star Boutique Hotel Arch London

Are You Celebrating Twixmas? Will you be celebrating Twixmas this festive season? Five-star boutique hotel The Arch London will be serving an exclusive menu for the Twixmas period. But what is Twixmas? Twixmas is the period between Christmas and New Year. The word Twixmas comes from the old English phrase ‘betwixt’ which means between. It […]

November 30

5 things to do on Wednesday 30th November 2016

Here are 5 for today Are you a time poor londoner? Take your Christmas presents down to one of Abokado’s 28 sites in the capital and them wrapped for you! While you wait eat some delicious healthy dishes such as Sweet Chilli Salmon and Fresh Dill. Enjoy Christmas at Dalloway Terrace on Great Russell Street. […]

November 19

Dine this Christmas at Sopwell Georgian Country House, St Albans

The festive season is certainly a ‘claus’ for celebration! Sopwell House has a wide range of Christmassy dining options available from 1 December 2016 through to Christmas Day. Christmas Party Nights Throughout December, Sopwell House is hosting Christmas Joiner Party Nights – the ideal way to celebrate the festive season with friends or work colleagues. […]

November 16

5 things to do today on Wednesday 16th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Take part in the soft launch with Bianco43 Italian restaurant group. They are opening a new branch in Croydon and between 21st and 23rd of November there will be 50% off all food at lunch and dinner. Have you been watching ‘I’m A Celebrity’, yelling at the screen “come on Carol, […]

November 15

5 things to do on Tuesday 15th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book a 50% discount on a room at K West Hotel & Spa. This London hotel is offering its very own black Friday at 9am on Friday 25 November (until 9am on Tuesday 29 November). Race to your computer. Make sure that you get together with your friends and family and […]

November 09

5 things tries out the new Winter menu at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant, Charing Cross

Lotus restaurant is a fine dining restaurant a stone throw from some of London’s major attractions and theatres. The food is superb and service impeccable. Going ‘out for a curry’ does not apply to Lotus. This is fine authentic Indian food designed to impress and delight. One Start with a glass of Cava whilst you […]

October 21

Choose from the 2016 Riedel Crystal & Spiegelau Christmas Wish List

  There is no better way to celebrate the festive season, gift your loved ones, or mark the New Year than with the finest glassware from Riedel and Spiegelau, and spectacular mouth-blown Riedel decanters. – All of the below are available at http://www.riedel.co.uk  Veritas Champagne Wine Glass The Champagne Wine Glass from Riedel’s Veritas collection […]

October 21

5 things to do today at La Locanda Italian Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire

This week ‘5 things’ dined at La Locanda  Italian restaurant in Gisburn, Lancashire. La Locanda began in 2003 by Agri Chef Maurizio Bocchi and his wife Cinzia. La Locanda  is situated between the beautifully historic towns of Clitheroe and Skipton – both worth a visit. La Locanda  is not your typical British Italian restaurant – […]

October 15

5 things dines out at Bocconcino Italian restaurant in bustling Mayfair

This week ‘5 things’ dined at Bocconcino Italian restaurant in fashionable Mayfair. The restaurant is only a short walk from Green Park underground station and The Ritz Hotel. One Start with a glass of prosecco and begin to peruse the menus. Whilst drinking take in the modern surroundings. You have a choice of sitting downstairs […]

October 11

Dine at Tigella Kitchen Bar – 82 New Oxford Street – Authentic Italian Cuisine

The UK’s First Tigella Kitchen Bar Opens in London A unique concept where Italian tradition and innovation blend perfectly Manitoba Tigella opens on New Oxford Street London this September, serving authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on tigella, a traditional disc shaped stuffed bread from Northern Italy. Originating from the chestnut forests of the Apennine […]

October 10

Eat for free at Balthazar in Stars & Stripes this Independence Day

4th JULY CELEBRATIONS AT BALTHAZAR Balthazar is calling all Londoners to dress up in both Stars AND Stripes on 4th July, to eat an exclusive American-inspired 4th July menu for free. The 4th July menu, created by Chef Robert Reid, will include a show stopping ‘Independence Day–Dog’, layered with beef and crispy shallots, a signature […]

October 10

Celebrate chocolate week with Remeo Gelato Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa

The exceptionally high amount of the finest quality cocoa used for this dark chocolate flavour provides an extremely intense and rich taste.  The chocolate is hand-melted and blended with the highest quality fresh milk in a delicate and smooth texture. Remeo Gelato is on a mission to make Brits fall in love with gelato.  Remeo […]

September 30

Book a food and wine matching dinner in Marylebone at 108 Pantry

“108 Pantry Presents”…. A Food & Wine Matching Dinner in our intimate surroundings in Marylebone. Join Master of Wine Anne McHale and 108 Pantry’s very own Executive Chef Russell Ford as they create a five course feast. For each of Russell’s seasonal dishes, Anne has selected a pair of wines to enjoy. It will then be up to you to decide which you […]

September 25

5 things to do today at Jack’s Kitchen at the Holiday Inn London (Surbiton – Kingston South)

Jack’s Kitchen is a fine dining restaurant situated in the Holiday Inn at Surbiton (Kingston South), situated on the Portsmouth road running between Esher and Kingston upon Thames. When you think of Holiday Inn you may not think of fine dining but Jack’s Kitchen is different and something special. One Start with a cocktail or […]

September 23

Have a steak at the newly refurbished London Steakhouse Company City

London Steakhouse Company City, situated a stone’s throw from bustling Liverpool Street Station, has officially re-opened its doors to reveal an opulent split-level dining space enveloped with timeless British glamour. The well-established London steakhouse combines impeccable food standards and outstanding table service, offering an unrivaled City dining experience. Behind the grand entrance and large double […]

September 03

London Honey Show Discount at Lancaster London

On Sunday 16 October 2016, honey enthusiasts will be heading to Lancaster London in their swarms for the return of the London Honey Show. The show will be buzzing from 11am until 4pm. Lancaster London is offering a special room rate for those visiting the show, valid from 14 to 16 October 2016. A Superior […]

September 01

Celebrate the Moon Festival with Royal China

To celebrate the Moon Festival on 15 September 2016, Royal China is now offering diners the chance to purchase a box of traditional Mooncakes. The indulgent Chinese treats are made in-house by Royal China’s expert pastry chefs. This year’s varieties include a box of eight Mini egg yolk custard Mooncakes for £23.80 or a box […]

August 01

20% discount on best room rate at the Andaz Hotel Liverpool Street in October to celebrate London Restaurant Festival

BESPOKE SPECIAL OFFERS, FESTIVAL MENUS, WINE TASTING & CHAMPAGNE GOURMET ODYSSEY AVAILABLE AT THE HOTEL THROUGHOUT OCTOBER Five-star luxury boutique hotel, Andaz London Liverpool Street is delighted to announce their official partnership with London Restaurant Festival. As a leading partner, Andaz London Liverpool Street will host a number of exciting activities and events throughout the month long […]

July 28

Have Champagne delivered to your door in 1 hour with Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, the first champagne especially created to be enjoyed over ice, is offering a 1 hour chilled delivery service in London for the summer months. Have the ultimate celebration in this summer sunshine. Quick and easy: 1) Book in the day and time on http://uk.moet.com/ 2) Select and purchase your Moët […]

July 28

5 things enjoys afternoon tea at The Ivy Cafe Marylebone

Located in one of London’s prime creative hotspots not too far away from the busy high street, on Marylebone lane is an all day brassiere, The Ivy cafe. It’s impressive Art Deco, French inspired theme transports you to a different time zone. With such a relaxing ambiance you can consume all of the surrounding details, […]

July 27

5 Reasons to Visit Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour Today – London’s Covent Garden

There is nothing more British than a good G&T, except for perhaps actual tea; Mr. Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Parlour is like a time capsule of Victorian London, where Gin is so highly valued it has it’s own encyclopedia of sorts, the Gintonica. Mr. Fogg’s Gintonica has a selection of over 350 different gins, not […]

July 27

Buy gifts for your wine collection at Eurocave, 57 Chiltern Street, London

If you are serious about wine then you must visit the Eurocave Showroom in Marylbone. They sell everything from bottle openers and glassware to huge wine cabinets designed to keep your wine at the perfect temperature. The days of digging out a wine cellar are over! We went to a wine and food pairing event at […]

July 25

Buy tickets for the QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2016

With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as Glorious Goodwood – is the sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season. Traditionally taking place at the end of July, here the finest thoroughbreds compete in some of the world’s most […]

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

There can’t be many fine dining places in Britain with a view such as the OXO tower restaurant. The views of the River Thames are impressive and provide a totally immersive experience watching boats pass by and helicopters fly past. People feel the need to dress up and rightly so. One Start with a gin […]

July 03

Enjoy wine and cheese pairings in the 1901 Lounge at the 5 Star Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street 

It would be hard to find a more sophisticated setting for a wine lounge. The 1901 lounge is part of the 5 star Andaz Hotel – part of the Hyatt group. An impressive number of wines are sold by the glass – 18 to choose from. Cheese and other pairings can be ordered. Locally sourced […]

June 30

5 things dines at Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester City Centre

We recently had lunch (not for the first time) at Manchester House restaurant in the up and come Spinningfields area of the city. This restaurant is ultra modern, incredibly welcoming and keeps in our opinion getting better and better. Food is served perfectly with perhaps the best presentation we have ever seen. The Michelin star […]

June 03

Drink Taittinger on the terrace of The Royal Horseguards Hotel and dress like Vicky Pattison

1. Learn how the special effects are done in your favorite blockbuster films by booking tickets to see ‘The Hollywood Special Effects Show‘. This is touring the UK now and includes a bullet proof screen across the stage. 2. Learn how to make the perfect Pimms with the Steve Smith, Head Chef of Bohemia’s restaurant […]

June 03

Sopwell House Hosts England Footballers Foundation Charity Event with Comedian Jack Whitehall and Music from James Bay

On Sunday 29 May 2016, Sopwell House rocked St Albans by welcoming the England Football Team for their annual Footballers Foundation Charity Event 2016. The event was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and included music from English singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. Roy Hodgson’s entire squad were in attendance, including Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, James […]

June 03

Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith’s Tips on How to make the Perfect Summer Pimms

With summer only a light breeze away, that refreshing jug of Pimms is set to be a table top essential for al fresco feasts. The quintessentially English beverage boasts a recognisable tawny colour and a delicious blend of citrus fruits, offering a familiar taste of summer. Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith has provided a round-up […]

June 02

Find your keys using a ’tile’ and stay at the Park Hyatt in Mallorca 

Buy a tile and never lose your keys again. This stylish white tile slips on your key ring and uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone. Lose your keys and locate using your phone. Lose your phone and locate it using your tile.  Buy beers for the train from Manchester’s Picadilly tap. Just 2 minutes […]

May 09

Have a Rose Garden Cocktail in celebration of Chelsea Flower Show at Sopwell House, St Albans

In the run up to Chelsea Flower Show’s floral frenzy, The Mews at Sopwell House has devised a bloomin’ marvellous Rose Garden Cocktail, served in its very own mini watering can. With Chelsea Flower Show running from 24-28 May 2016, The Mews at Sopwell House hasn’t just stopped to smell the roses – they have […]

May 09

Have a drink in a ‘slammer’ where the Krays were detained – The Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch

YOU’RE NICKED: COURTHOUSE HOTEL SHOREDITCH OPENS ITS CELLS TO THE PUBLIC THIS SUMMER Fancy drinking a “Slammer” in the very cells where Ronnie and Reggie Kray were once detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure? With the former Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station transforming into Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch from 1 st June, the owners are […]

May 08

5 things to do at the superb Emlyn’s restaurant at the foot of Box Hill, Surrey

Last Thursday ‘5 things’ had the privilege of dining at Emily’s restaurant at the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel – not far from Dorking. Two years ago this restaurant was the casualty of flooding – a quick Google reveals Dinghies, floating cars and more! Fortunately the restaurant has bounced back with a vengeance and […]

May 04

Press for caviar at Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London on the 18th July

Those of you that have dined at Bob Bob Ricard before will have seen the insanely photographed ‘press for champagne’ button. To mark National Caviar Day, London’s most Instagrammed buttons will be replaced with a very special version, allowing customers to press for their caviar.  And with some of the finest Siberian sturgeon on the […]

April 28

Summer Beauty Dos and Don’ts from The Club Spa’s Spa Manager, Jersey

The cold weather is finally giving way to sunshine and summer is on the horizon. This means it’s time to shed your winter layers and refresh your beauty routine, so you can emerge like a beautiful soft-skinned butterfly into the next season. The Club Spa’s Manager Lyndsey Jackson-Guy reveals the must-know beauty tricks for a […]

April 23

Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday by having a Lilibet cocktail at Galvin at Windows on London’s Park Lane

Galvin at Windows has created the Lilibet cocktail to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday The cocktail uses all of her favourite flavours; Gin is her spirit of choice, Dubunnet is what she drinks as an aperitif before lunch, Earl Grey is her favourite tea and dill and the orange mandarin bitters have been used as they […]

April 18

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

JOHN WHAITE AT THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS PRESENTS… A RIGHT ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA! The Royal Horseguards is delighted to announce their collaboration with Chef, Food Writer and TV personality John Whaite in launching…A Right Royal Afternoon Tea. In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the award winning, 5 star hotel The Royal Horseguards will launch John […]

April 18

Dine at Hunter 486 restaurant near Marble Arch – part of the five star The Arch Hotel

Spring into The Arch London To celebrate springtime and the abundance of delicious flavours this season brings to the table, Hunter 486, the stylish restaurant located within five-star hotel The Arch London, has created a glorious spring menu. Developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant, the new menu is inspired by ‘Best of British’ recipes using […]

April 16

5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

April 15

Visit the Cocktail Trading Company on Brick Lane and have a drink or two

The highly creative cocktail menu has been specially designed to highlight some of life’s touchstone moments, creating a sense of nostalgia and amusement between consumers. From the ‘Spilt Milk’ to the ‘ApairOTeef’, the inspired cocktails reminisce life’s universally relatable milestones, in the brand’s perfected tongue-in-cheek style. Cardamom-pear infusion, guava-pink peppercorn syrup, and tobacco and rose […]

April 14

5 things to do at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

5 things was recently privileged to stay at  the four star Petersham Hotel in Richmond upon Thames and sample their fine dining menu in their restaurant. One Arrive and park up at the majestic and Victorian Petersham Hotel. The drive up to the Petersham is grand and you feel that you arriving somewhere special.   […]

April 14

Have the best of welcomes at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh

   This former railway hotel is perfectly situated for the castle and the main shops of Edinburgh. The hop on hop off bus stop is directly opposite if you wish to tour Edinburgh this way.  The hotel itself is beautiful with wide corridors, luxury rooms and a spa with a huge selection of perfumes and make […]

April 14

Play golf and choose your lobster to eat at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   The bar and grill at the Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short walk away from the main hotel complex. The views are stunning and you have a choice of two golf courses to play on. We did not eat here but the menu looked impressive . We were impressed with the lobster tank […]

April 14

Indulge in an evening meal at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

You can combine your overnight stay at The Petersham with evening dinner. Sample delights such as a crab lasagne starter and apricot soufflé dessert. Try the beef or salmon for main!          

April 12

Eat in the restaurant at The Lodge on Loch Lomond with beautiful views of the Loch 

  Pictured below is pork belly and salmon ordered at Colquhoun’s restaurant. The views from your seat are truly magical.       

April 12

Order steamed haddock for breakfast at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames

There are plenty of other choices too but the steamed haddock caught our eye. Grapefruit juice, steamed haddock – perfect!     The Petersham Hotel provides an excellent breakfast for its guests.    

April 12

Watch the new lighting chandelier shimmer by award winning artist George Singer at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews

  At night these little suspended discs look spectacular. This installation is a real highlight of the atrium at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews.

April 12

Test out the in room Nordic sauna at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

This must be a first in the UK. A sauna actually in the bedroom. Has anyone had experience of this before?  The current controls don’t look too difficult – will dry myself out later!       

April 12

Be astonished by the views from your room at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

We have never had views such as this. A door opens out onto a balcony with two chairs – then the loch!       

April 12

Explore your room at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames and have tea on the balcony

Once you have taken in the view from your room you are then free to explore and make a cup of tea to have on the balcony. The Petersham Hotel feels like a magical place.