Some of you may have seen The Queen, a film that recently hit cinema screens worldwide. Whilst much of it was filmed in Scotland, a fair portion too was filmed at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, just outside London. You can’t stay at Brockett Hall, but you can dine there. Visit Auberge du Lac for [...]
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Three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is no stranger to innovation in the kitchen. Following on from his chemistry lab approach, he’s now experimenting with sound. His latest dish at The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray is called The Sound of The Sea. It consists of shellfish, foam and edible sand, and is to be [...]
The Bell Inn at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire – close to the border between England and Wales – is the proud recipient of Michelin’s Top British Pub of 2007 award. It is the first pub in Wales to win the award. The Bell has a restaurant that offers a good selection of food that is sourced [...]
A new website called Extra Mile Scotland is acknowledging those tourism businesses in Scotland that ‘go that extra mile’. If you’ve experienced special service on your travels in Scotland, let them know and help build the site so that it can become a resource that can be useful to future visitors too.
Ruby reds, sparkling whites and a sumptuous three course meal. Mmmâ€¦ prepare your palate for a wine tour of the world. You’ll meet some of the finest winemakers and discover the legend behind the labels. All this for only £49 per person, including aperitif, three course meal and wine – carefully selected for each course. [...]
Quick… put 21st February 2007 in your diary! Mr Jacques Chibois, Chef Patron of the Michelin Star Bastide St Antoine Restaurant in Grasse; Dr Michel Bourdin, President of the Master of Culinary Arts and Mr Jacques Pebeyre, the “Truffle King” from France will join The Ritz Chef John Williams in preparing a veritable feast of [...]
Silverjet – a new business class only airline operating between London and New York – has added some new features to their website. You can now personalise your flights online and make it different each time you fly. Choose what you want to eat, decide where you want to sit, book a chauffeur transfer or [...]
With Slaley Hall‘s Natural Indulgence Package you can enjoy two nights for two including bed & breakfast , complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room, Champagne & chocolates and a three course evening meal on your first night. All this is for just £199 per package for two people.
The Ritz has two wonderful Valentines Day programs this year so you have no excuse not to spoil that someone special in your life with a romantic break in London. Both include a night in the luxury of an exquisite room and waking (with your loved one) to breakfast, served to your room or in [...]
Linthwaite House Hotel & Restaurant has just been awarded 3 rosettes by the AA for outstanding food, placing it on a par with Gordon Ramsay’s at Claridges, Nobu and Angela Harnett at The Connaught and placing them in the top 10% of AA restaurants. Head there from Sunday-Thursday until 5th April 2007 and you’ll be [...]
The changing image of Kylie Minogue, one of the most popular contemporary style icons, is being depicted in an exhibition organised by The Arts Centre, Melbourne, and now touring the UK. You can catch the exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Musem (8th February to 10th June 2007), Manchester Galleries (30th June to 2nd September [...]
The petite and classy Capital Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, a stone’s throw from Harrods, is offering master classes in the art of the cocktail at various times this year. The classes are open to the public and offer instruction in making five to six classic cocktails, including tasting. Each class costs £115 and includes canapés, [...]
Rail company GNER has installed wi-fi throughout its network and more than 30 trains now offer wireless internet access. The service is free to first class passengers, and for other travellers costs £2.95 for 30 minutes or £9.95 for 24 hours.
In case you missed this in the news, the decision to grant the UK’s first supercasino license recently went to Manchester, my city of birth. The city was a 16/1 outsider to get the green light, beating the more fancied alternatives of Blackpool and London. 16/1…! Now, why didn’t I have a [...]
Richard Whitfield is Managing Director of Half Moon, a beautiful resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been welcoming guests for over 50 years. Richard joined the resort as Financial Controller back in 1976 and became Director of Operations in 1986. Following the retirement of Heinz Simonitsch in 2002, Richard was promoted to [...]
Cumbria’s The Waterhead is making the ultimate romantic gesture this month by placing a diamond pendant, worth nearly £2,000, on a bedroom pillow for one of our lucky guests to find. Managers at the hotel will randomly pick one of the rooms booked for a couple to stay in February. The diamond pendant has been [...]