Category: Restaurants

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the four star Wentbridge House Hotel in the village of Wentbridge (close to Pontefract) in West Yorkshire. We’d arrived quite late but were greeted with a beautiful Junior Suite offering ample space for a family, and with all manner of in-room extras including a half bottle […]

Après ski in the Alps: 3 of the best places to unwind

Après ski in the Alps: 3 of the best places to unwind

“Après ski” is more commonly known as a universal codeword for “getting utterly sloshed slopeside”. However, that is not everyone’s idea of a great time – and if you’re wanting to get up and hit the slopes as the sun rises, not be staggering out of a bar at this time, you’re probably more interested […]

The best new restaurants in London

The best new restaurants in London

2012 has been an incredible year for London, not only because of the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, but also by firmly establishing itself as one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the world. Here we share some of the best new restaurants to have opened in London this year. Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia Champagne […]

Photograph of the week: the world's first underwater nightclub

Photograph of the week: the world’s first underwater nightclub

This week’s picture is hot off the press and is of Subsix – the world’s first underwater music club. Its opening marks the completion of all guest facilities at the NIYAMA by Per AQUUM resort in the Maldives. Located 500 metres out to sea, access to the club is via a staircase from the resort’s overwater restaurant, […]

And the Restaurant of the Year is...

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon […]

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

Update from Penang, August 2012

Hello from Penang! We’ve not been here for a while and how things have moved on since we were last there. Regular A Luxury Travel Blog readers might remember that I wrote a special feature last year about That Little Wine Bar. We went back to That Little Wine Bar again, and it was every […]

The honeymoon of a lifetime

The honeymoon of a lifetime

Luxury tour operator Carrier is offering the honeymoon of a lifetime for newlyweds seeking to couple the best safari and beach experience in Kenya, Africa. Stay in the luxury tents of Mara Bushtops where couples can enjoy Champagne in the tent’s private sunken hot tubs, after returning from an enriching game drive in the Masai […]

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the majestic capital of Iceland and its striking beauty proves the perfect backdrop to an outstanding range of attractions, sights and entertainment as well as a quirky culture and vivid architecture. The Blue Lagoon If you want to escape the icy climate of the Icelandic metropolis then a visit to The Blue Lagoon […]

Monaco Grand Prix: the top 5 VIP places to be seen

Monaco Grand Prix: the top 5 VIP places to be seen

Fancy rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous? Consorting with celebrities? Hobnobbing with Hollywood heartthrobs? Then the Monaco Grand Prix is the perfect place for you. The Monaco Grand Prix is a Mecca for the world’s jet-set and it is firmly entrenched in their summer itinerary. They congregate here every year and there are an elite […]

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Love London? Love luxury? Would you like the opportunity to win a fantastic  stay at the Cora Pearl Suite (pictured below) at the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel from Guoman Hotels? Then read on! The Grosvenor hotel in Victoria has re-launched following a multi-million pound refurbishment and restoration with the creation of this luxurious Victorian ‘Courtesan boudoir’ on the top floor. […]

The world's most expensive restaurant doesn't even have its own website

The world’s most expensive restaurant doesn’t even have its own website

It’s hard to define what makes a restaurant ‘the most expensive’, but Tokyo’s Aragawa restaurant – ranked #1 in CNN Go’s list of ’10 stupidly expensive restaurants’ must certainly be up there.  Since getting its first Michelin star, it’s moved from a somewhat shady basement office location in Shimbashi to rather more fitting ground floor […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

Bienvenue to W Montreal

Bienvenue to W Montreal

Close to everything, yet an experience unto itself, the W Montreal was my first foray into the W brand. I went in with unusually high expectations that ended up met or surpassed. I expected swanky and got it. The entire hotel has the vibe of a converted nightclub. Going into my room, I was stunned […]

5 steps to the ultimate romantic luxury escape in Venice

5 steps to the ultimate romantic luxury escape in Venice

For me, just saying “Venice” transports me completely. It conjures up the low sun casting warm light on the crumbling pastel walls of the palazzos; their heavy facades rising up from the green waters of quiet canals. If you’re not careful, Venice can be a sweltering study in weaving your way through slow moving ranks […]

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

With the best climate in Europe and hundreds of miles of Mediterranean coastline, it’s little wonder that the Costa del Sol became such a popular destination for European sun-seekers. Some will lament the nature-spoiling megalopolis of tourist towns that grew together along the coast, though Marbella and Puerto Banus continue to attract the economic elite. […]

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