Rhodes W1 Dubai

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Gary Rhodes was on TV a lot when I was growing up; to this day, his face, complete with trademark spiky hair, is one of the first that comes to mind with the phrase ‘celebrity chef’. His Step-by-Step Cooking (2001) was one of the first cookbooks I bought to prevent me wreaking havoc in my... Read more »

The Square

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The luxurious The Square restaurant is now owned by Marc Restaurants. The location, once headed up by chef Philip Howard and restaurateur Nigel Platts-Martin, is now home to executive Chef Clément Leroy after Marlon Abela redeveloped the restaurant in 2016. The new reincarnation provides diners with modern haute cuisine in a stunning contemporary art-filled venue... Read more »

Dan Moon at The Gainsborough

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When visiting Dan Moon at The Gainsborough first things first, you must visit the bar for pre dinner drinks, it’s absolute must. Mixed by Shuka and Tom; we sipped gin based cocktails garnished with the daintiest violets and laced with orange, cinammon and ameretto; tasting layers through the drinks with accents of nutmeg and pineapple... Read more »

Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar

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Old Amersham, arguably the most beautiful and quintessentially English town in Britain, with its Four Weddings and a Funeral aesthetic (the movie was filmed there), quaint houses, rich history and glorious landscapes has been jazzed up by its new and slightly edgy, restaurant: Hawkyns. Founded by twice-Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, this is a apt combination... Read more »

M IS NOT FOR SALE

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Celebrating women's empowerment month, new award winning restaurant, M Victoria Street launches a two week Pop-Up restaurant launch with 100% of the profits being donated to Not For Sale, a global organisation working to end human trafficking. BBB was invited to the preview gala night to find out more... Entering via M Wine Store, a... Read more »

Hattusa Restaurant

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Tucked away on the England-Wales border, on the outskirts of Bristol, is dainty Berwick Lodge - a lesser-known quaint hotel with a few elegant guest-rooms, romantic cosy fireplace adorned bar, and, importantly, 2 AA rosette restaurant Hattusa. This homely yet sumptuous space, embellished with pretty furnishings and various views onto majestic grounds, is a restaurant... Read more »

Berwick Lodge

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Down a winding private road adorned with ancient oaks and pastures green, lies beautiful Berwick Lodge, a quaint Bristolian hotel designed with rest, relaxation and romance in mind. Originally built in 1890 as a lavish dowry gift for the daughter of General and Mrs Sampson Way, Berwick is a secret escape steeped in romantic history.... Read more »

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

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My most recent dining adventure brought me to Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, a Corrigan Restaurant, tucked away on Swallow Street in Piccadilly London. The first impression was the thought of when my best friend in New York teased me with his continuous visits to his local oyster bar, it was now my turn but... Read more »