Hampton Manor, the very best of British

Home to Michelin starred Peel’s restaurant, Hampton Manor offers visitors a unique stay and dine experience steeped in the neo-Gothic surrounds of this grand home. A two hour dash from London Euston sees you to Hampton in Arden, a West Midlands village with a designated conservation area at its heart given its rich history and…

Lisbon – Where trendy meets traditional

From charming mosaic lined streets framed by elegant tile-clad buildings, to breath taking views across the Tagus river as it meets the Atlantic after a 1,000 kilometre journey through the Iberian Peninsula – Lisbon has it all. And with the hoards of tourists commonly seen in other European destinations absent from street to street, visitors…

WSET Wine Education Week September 2019

Whether you’re a novice or knowledgeable, mad for Merlot or puzzled by Pinot, the world of wine is one that’s ripe for discovery. Having awarded over 400,000 wine lovers one of its qualifications in the UK alone since it was founded in 1969, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the largest global provider of wine…

Verbier – Class and charm in the 4 Vallées

There is so much going on in Verbier. This snow lovers oasis, situated in Switzerland’s Canton of Valais, is alive with the spirit of the outdoors and is a marvel to experience all year round. Starting with the obvious, Verbier is famed as a retreat for the rich and famous, attracting the likes of Madonna,…

Lucknow 49 – DUM Biryani’s spicy little sister

From our very first visit DUM Biryani had us hooked. Frequent daydreams of crisp pastry covered lamb shank Biryanis followed, with DUM quickly established as our go to ‘spice fix’ spot. So expectations for the newly launched Lucknow 49 were sky high, Dhruv Mittals second west end venture after launching DUM in late 2016. Lucknow…

Margarita Rumble – cocktail festival comes to London Fields

New York City’s Craft Hospitality are returning to the UK this May for the Margarita Rumble, a bottomless festival that pits top bars and mixologists against each other to find the UK’s best tequila cocktail. Sponsored by Jose Cuervo, the event will take place in London and Manchester on Sunday 5th May. Taking place at…

Liban Tapas – A taste of Lebanon

Any restaurant that inspires travel is well worth a visit and, with vibrant, flavoursome plates, Liban Tapas does just that. With strong links to the dynamic food culture of Beirut, this South Woodford establishment offers something different, standing out from the typical middle eastern options common across London. Attention to detail drives this, with hand…

Café Forty-One – London’s first vegan French Pâtisserie

Think afternoon tea and indulgent, cream filled eclaires alongside endless salmon and cream cheese sandwiches spring to mind; so a vegan take on this British custom is a new concept for the evolving plant based food scene. Located in La Suite West Hotel in London’s west end, Café Forty-One is defying stereotypes surrounding plant-based food while…

Funicular presents – The Murdér Express: Jewel of the Empire

After a phenomenally successful second run of The Murdér Express, the immersive dining and experience experts Funicular have created a whole new adventure set on London’s favourite (and most crime-ridden!) train. Ticket holders will join London’s wealthiest socialites for an evening of glitz, glamour, and fine dining, all in the company of the world’s largest…

Ichi! Ni! San! Freak Scene – Soho

“Ichi! Ni! San! Sake Sake Bomb!” And with every encouragement from Freak Scene’s spectacular staff the bar was duly thumped until the sweet shot of Sake, feverishly balanced on two chopsticks, ka-plunked into the awaiting pool of beer. In a restaurant overflowing with hungry diners, and with all the energy of surrounding Soho, our sake…

Pub in the Park 2019

Tom Kerridge’s feel-good festival Pub in the Park announces lush line-up…  Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival announces first names that will be joining the super star chef and his culinary friends on the tour in 2019. Tom Kerridge – the UK’s favourite pub proprietor will be bringing his chef mates to the party…