Category: Restaurants

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

When you think about it, Spain is a bit bonkers. They host the world’s largest annual tomato fight (La Tomatina), their national sport is bullfighting, they celebrate festivities by building human towers and every year, they release angry bulls into the narrow streets of Pamplona whilst willing participants run for their lives. It doesn’t sound […]

The top 5 new restaurants in London

The top 5 new restaurants in London

London is one of the culinary capitals of the world with new restaurants opening every day. This article lists five of the latest must-visit restaurants that are causing a stir in the capital. Mari Vanna 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ Mari Vanna is one of London’s best kept Russian secrets, located in the exclusive Knightsbridge […]

The top 5 luxury guide to Malaga, Spain

The top 5 luxury guide to Malaga, Spain

The Andalucian port city of Malaga, on Spain’s southern coast, appears to have a bit of an image problem. Why else would a city that has been such a rich and vibrant centre of trade and culture since at least the Phoenician times be so conspicuously absent from the rankings of most desirable destinations? Blame […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

3 of the best off-piste gourmet haunts in Europe

3 of the best off-piste gourmet haunts in Europe

Let’s be honest, the apres-ski experience can be as alluring as the skiing. And while there is often no shortage of watering holes to throw back a few drinks after a long day on the slopes, the choice of gourmet hotspots is often limited in the small mountain resorts. So when we come across the […]

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

Trust me, a romantic getaway in Paris for Valentine’s Day is far from being just another cheesy cliché… The City of Love has way more to offer than the obvious, traditional things, like romantic strolls at sundown along the banks of the Seine, or candlelit dinners by the Eiffel Tower (although these are certainly boxes […]

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

Ireland is renowned for having some of the best golf courses in the world, designed by the famous names of the past and the present. Golfers flock to the links courses that dazzle the coastline and the parklands that cover a landscape boasting 40 shades of green. Luxury golf is not difficult to find here, but […]

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

When people picture a luxury vacation, Utah isn’t always the first place that comes to mind. The truth is, however, a ski trip to Utah can allow you to be active in the outdoors as well as enjoy world-class dining, superior accommodations and pampering spa treatments. For those who want one of the country’s best […]

Peru - the perfect pick for a honeymoon

Peru – the perfect pick for a honeymoon

Picture this: you’re relaxing in a natural health spa, enjoying a luxurious couple massage with your significant other, discussing the ancient temple you just visited with a personal guide, and anticipating tomorrow’s luxury train ride to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. For couples looking to combine elite luxury with light adventure and cultural exploration, […]

5 of the ultimate places to sip afternoon tea in the Middle East

5 of the ultimate places to sip afternoon tea in the Middle East

There is something oddly reassuring about sipping Afternoon Tea away from the shores of Britain. The whole process is very well done by many hotels, and here are our top picks in the Middle East. In addition to enjoying this fine English tradition, this indulgence allows you to enjoy the splendor, décor and hospitality of some of the best hotels […]

10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth […]

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

The wonderful welcome from Robyn at reception is typical of the staff at the Roxburghe. Always at hand, always willing, yet never interfering. This wonderful Georgian house, owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, is situated on the banks of the River Teviot. This river, together with the Tweed where the Duke also has beats available […]

The World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2012: a surprise winner

The World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2012: a surprise winner

When you talk about the best gastronomic countries in the world, you probably think of Italy, France, Japan or perhaps China. So you would be surprised to find out that at this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards the winner for the World’s Leading Culinary Destination of 2012 was actually Peru. Beating off strong competition from […]

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Agadir’s new kid on the block, the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa, is indulgent, elegant, and oh so impressive, striking a mellow and tranquil chord against the smouldering backdrop of this dusty, Atlantic-coast city. Fresh from the exotic, piquant and chaotic haze of Agadir airport, I arrived at the cool, subtle opulence of the […]

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Nestled into an unassuming corner of Clerkenwell, The Rookery is a glorious boutique London hideaway. Occupying the old houses of St Peter’s Lane, and around the corner from Old Smithfield’s Market, the Rookery is slap bang in the centre of London’s historical market heartland. The present Smithfield’s Market was established by an Act of Parliament […]

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