Hotel dining has come a long way, here are some of James Lawrence’s top hotel restaurants in the UK today Hotel dining used to be such an awful affair. Even in our great food capital of today, most hotel restaurants served a narrow selection of bland, over-priced generic dishes in a stuffy,Read More →

Each year, when the winter season arrives, a bottle of whisky can be the perfect gift for that difficult friend or relation, or even the perfect gift to yourself. But, as someone who receives plenty of whisky, I always appreciate someone putting in that extra bit of effort to findRead More →

We take a look at three distilleries which have been brought back to life and now produce some of the UK’s best single malts I was fortunate enough to have a private viewing of the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, which is housed in Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience. Built-upRead More →

If you are planning a Cotswolds escape this summer then make sure you stop off at The Churchill Arms There are some assignments that are – as Kevin Bacon would say – no-brainers. So, when I was asked to spend a night in the Cotswolds to review a hotel/restaurant ownedRead More →

We discover where to find London’s finest afternoon tea “Your country’s one indisputable contribution to Western Civilization: afternoon tea,” observes the character Drax, in that thoroughly reprehensible Bond film, Moonraker. But misgivings about acting, plot and special effects aside, Michael Lonsdale’s droll observation was arguably spot on: although the UK hasRead More →

Bombay Brasserie is a leading contender for London’s finest Indian restaurant There are many contestants for London’s best Indian restaurant prize, but I can assure you that Bombay Brasserie is ten leaps ahead of the rest. Which, in a city full of good Indian restaurants, is an astounding achievement, andRead More →

With Valentine’s Day approaching you will need to get that special someone a bottle of rosé sparkling wine worthy of their love. James Lawrence picks out some of his favourites.Read More →