Restaurant opening: Woven by Adam Smith at Coworth Park

Coworth Park has unveiled details for Woven by Adam Smith, the new restaurant opening at Dorchester Collection’s luxury country house hotel on 8 September 2022. Chef Adam Smith’s menu will offer a tapestry of familiar flavours reimagined in unexpected ways, combining the classics with modern touches and layers of personal experience. Martin Hulbert Design has created the interiors for the restaurant, crafting a theatrical and contemporary space that blends seamlessly into the Georgian manor house setting, whilst complementing and elevating the dining experience.

An eye-catching set of sculptures inspired by the Coworth Park gardens sits at the entrance of Woven by Adam Smith. Past these, guests will be welcomed into an impressive new wine room and pantry, with two floor-to-ceiling wine cellars, holding a unique curation of bottles. The culinary journey will begin with a selection of snacks served from the pantry including devilled egg; caviar, smoked roe, pine; Coronation chicken; andcured seabass, XO sauce, kalamansi, seaweed. Welcome drinks will pair seamlessly with Adam’s menu and introduce guests to a list that celebrates British wines alongside library vintages from some of the best producers around the world, and cocktails that use storied, sustainable British spirits from Sapling.

A light-filled conservatory with expansive views over the Berkshire countryside sits to one side of the pantry, offering an extension of the main restaurant space or an exclusive private dining setting for up to 12 guests. The main dining room seats 44, with interiors that champion quality, craft and natural materials at every turn. As a centrepiece of the restaurant, a striking plaster relief set with root vegetables sits on the back wall, made by artisans Locker & Riley. The eye is also drawn to a contemporary light installation that mimics a woodland canopy, with delicate rays of light pouring over the restaurant below. The design of the space sets the scene for a wonderfully storied dining experience.

With surprising twists and turns, Adam’s food challenges expectations of the classics, with recipes, ingredients and dishes reinterpreted through the lens of personal experience. Adam rose through the ranks in the kitchens of The Ritz and The Devonshire Arms, before joining Coworth Park as Executive Chef in 2016. He has gained numerous awards along the way; amongst his proudest moments, winning the prestigious Roux Scholarship in 2012 and being awarded Master of Culinary Arts in 2017. Woven by Adam Smith represents the culmination of Adam’s great career to date, with the chef taking his years of experience combined with a creative and hugely passionate approach to cooking, and fully expressing his unique style at the new restaurant. The menu champions British produce in dishes such as brown crab, radish, apple, basil and yuzu; Hen of the Woods, Old Winchester, turnip and truffle; and Hereford beef, potato, onion, tendon and tongue. In celebration of Coworth Park’s bee hives, desserts include black fig, estate honey, walnut andbee pollen. Alternatively, guests can indulge in Adam’s signature chocolate, sea salt, coco nib andcrème fraîche, or choose from a wide selection of British cheeses served from the pantry.

The menu is priced at £80pp for lunch and £130pp for dinner, with the experience starting with a selection of snacks ‘From The Pantry’, followed by a choice ‘From The Larder’, ‘From The Stove’ and ‘From The Pastry’, before concluding with a selection of sweet treats. Wine pairing will be offered at £80pp.

Spring 2022 issue

You may have noticed that we have been a bit quiet lately while we’ve been putting together our latest issue of Travel Dine Relax.

Since we launched the magazine in 2020, we’ve been overwhelmed by the feedback from our readers and we hope that our Spring issue doesn’t disappoint.

Jam packed full of ideas of where to visit, things to do and places to dine along with some inspiring interviews with two talented chefs, there’s something for everyone. So sit back and enjoy the journey.

Antillean Launches Pan-Caribbean Brunch

Antillean has announced that it’s launching a new Brunch Menu, available every Saturday to help kick-start guests’ weekends. Chef Patron Michael Hanbury’s three-course set menu welcomes diners to his restaurant inspired by the idyllic islands of the Antilles on London’s Blackfriars Road, with a bright new menu of refreshingly delicious dishes sure to kick-start the weekend.

The Pan-Caribbean menu reflects the heritage and vibrant multi-cultural influences of the Antilles.

The menu starts with a choice of sharing platters, including Mackerel Escovitch and Julienne Pickled Vegetables and Watermelon & Heritage Beetroot Salad.

Individual main courses are a variety of signature seafood, meat, vegetarian and plant-based recipes, including Ribeye Steak with Mojo Dressing and Yuca Fries and Grilled Aubergine with stir-fried Ackee.
Chef’s indulgent desserts feature a sharing selection of sweet treats such as Carrot Cake with Pineapple and Guinness Punch Ice-Cream.

For hungrier guests, supplement delicacies include Grilled Octopus with Mango, Cucumber, Mint and a Scotch Bonnet Emulsion and a selection of Ceviche such as Mojito Cured Grouper with Mint, Lime and Rum.

Antillean’s white coastal chic with its sleek interiors and high ceilings offer a cool welcome for guests seeking brunch in a clean and bright space in London’s SE1 postcode. And brunch here is about more than just the imaginative food. The restaurant hosts a resident DJ on the decks, and on select weekends, he is joined by the Caribbean jazz vibes of a live saxophonist, while a percussionist will also join in April.

After a welcome cocktail, keep the drinks flowing, with the bar serving an extensive selection of over 100 distinctive types of rum from around the world. Alternatively, choose another colourful cocktail from the exciting list, specially created to complement the dazzling dishes flying out of the kitchen.

Antillean sits proudly in a stunning listed 18th-century coaching house just minutes from Southwark and Waterloo stations.

Lakes restaurant the best in the UK & Ireland

Main image : Squab pigeon, turnip, fermented green strawberry and buckwheat

The team from Rothay Manor, Ambleside, recently discovered that the hotel and restaurant had won an internationally acclaimed Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence 2022.

The magazine announced the winners across the UK & Ireland, Europe, and the Mediterranean; Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania; USA, Canada, México, the Caribbean; and Central and South America during a virtual ceremony.

There were 18 hotly contested UK & Ireland award categories, including Best Countryside Hotel, Best Spa Hotel, Best Urban Hotel, and Best Small and Exclusive Property. Rothay Manor, Ambleside, collected the award for Best Dining Experience in the UK & Ireland. 

Rothay Manor Restaurant

It’s no surprise to those in the know that the three AA rosetted and Michelin plated restaurant has been recognised by the experts from Condé Nast Johansens when you discover that Great British Menu winner 2021, Dan McGeorge, is the head chef. Especially when he’s producing dishes including the likes of squid with razor clam, cucumber and xo, Dexter beef with shiitake, onion and shiso and chocolate with rice, miso, kaffir lime and cep, which feature in the restaurant’s tasting menu.

The winners across the award categories in the UK & Ireland are selected based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and Local Expert reports drawn from the hotels featured on Johansens website and in Condé Nast Johansens 2022 International Luxury Hotels Guide.

The annual awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across hotels, spas, and venues throughout the UK & Ireland and are a highly regarded mark of quality, recognised by luxury consumers and travel professionals alike across the world.

Hotelier and restaurateur and owner of Rothay Manor, Jamie Shail, commented: ‘’Since we opened in 2016, we have always focussed on delivering the best possible dining experience possible for our guests. Always going that extra mile in providing a quality dining experience in a welcoming environment, delivered by an attentive team, who are truly excellent at every level, which is exactly what is needed when delivering the imaginative seasonal dishes created by our head chef Dan McGeorge and his team. The restaurant experience our guests enjoy is hugely important to us all, and we go out of our way to ensure that they enjoy their time with us, which is why being recognised in this way is a real honour, especially in light of the current circumstances across the sector.’’

The Grill at the Dorchester

A classic Christmas with a modern twist  

The festive season will be in full swing at The Grill at The Dorchester, with seasonal menus and live music throughout Christmas and New Year. Head chef, Tom Booton, proudly presents a modern twist on traditional British dishes in this warm and welcoming space at the heart of the hotel. As well as festive menus starting from November 16th, The Grill at The Dorchester will be serving beautifully crafted menus for Christmas Day Lunch (£350 per adult).

Contact The Dorchester’s Restaurant Reservations Team at  | 020 7629 8888 |

Images courtesy of The Grill at the Dorchester

Café Biltmore welcomes guests to their hidden Christmas terrace

Café Biltmore Restaurant & Terrace at The Biltmore Mayfair are celebrating Christmas Day with an extra-special 5-course menu designed by Jason Atherton. The menu costs £120 per person, with a dedicated children’s rate at £60 per person. The terrace will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland, surrounded by foliage covered walls, festive lighting, cushioned seating and heaters during the cosy period. 

Guests will be greeted with Mulled Wine on arrival, closely followed by Jerusalem artichoke and Périgord truffle soup and Severn and wye smoked salmon with cream cheese, dill, sourdough and lemon. The main will be a Laurel Farm bronzed turkey with roasted seasonal vegetables with the classic Christmas pudding with a generous amount of brandy sauce and vanilla ice cream to finish. On Christmas day there is always room for cheese - a selection of British & European cheese, served with spiced apple chutney, crackers, Mince pies, Cognac truffles alongside a tea and coffee selection will keep guests extra warm (£15 supplement).  

Neat Burger launch World’s most affordable plant-based burger

The UK’s fastest growing plant based fast food group – Neat Burger – have lowered the price of their bestselling Cheeseburger from £6.49 to £1.99. Furthering their mission of making meat free options accessible to all, the World’s best value plant-based burger is available at all Neat Burger sites from Monday 1st November, and throughout the month, in celebration of World Vegan Day.

The move from the Lewis Hamilton backed group follows major expansion news earlier this month and the recent launch of McDonald’s McPlant burger, priced at £3.49.

Neat Meat Patty, American Style Cheese, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard, White Onions

Co-Founder & CEO Zack Bishti says: The appetite for plant-based options from not only vegans but meat eaters has accelerated at a speed even we couldn’t have anticipated. We wanted to pay it forward following our last raise, and by lowering the price of one of our bestsellers, we aim to be as accessible as we are game-changing”.

Camden: Camden Lock Market, 44b-46, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AF  

Soho: 33 Old Compton St, London W1D 5JU  

Mayfair: 4 Princes St, London W1B 2LE  

Finsbury Park: 38 Well’s Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3FP  

Victoria: 36 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0RE

Coppa Club Welcomes Winter With New Design of Signature Igloos In Partnership with Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Now Available at Five Coppa Locations

Coppa Club has announced that their signature igloos are now available to book for the autumn and winter season in partnership with Champagne Laurent-Perrier. The igloos are available at five Coppa locations, including Tower Bridge – renowned for its panoramic London views, Sonning-on-Thames’ with its riverside setting, Cobham Village’s rooftop terrace and Brighton Square’s boutique location in the heart of The Lanes. The seasonal igloos will also be available at Coppa Club’s brand-new location, Putney, which is opening right on Putney’s riverside on 2nd November, featuring three iconic igloos.

Image courtesy of Coppa Club

Offering a unique twist on festive interiors this year, the igloos will feature a new and unseen, pastel design of green and pink florals & lanterns. The design evokes a vintage feel, with a gentle tone and warm, subtle lighting. Coppa Club’s igloos are the ideal destination for a celebratory get together this winter– perfect for friends, family, and work parties alike.

Each Coppa igloo will be serving a special menu – perfect for a bit of ‘igloo indulgence’ and paired with a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier– an exciting new partner for the Coppa brand. Specials include the truffled wagyu burger and decadent, warm chocolate fondant with caramelised white chocolate and salted caramel ice cream. A special Christmas menu will also be introduced towards the start of the festive season, where you can expect to find all your favourites – so keep your eyes peeled!

Image courtesy of Coppa Club

As part of Coppa’s home-from-home ethos, it offers the very best elements of a café, bar, restaurant and lounge – all combined into one setting that provides something for everyone. With nine separate locations currently found in the South-East & West of England, the brand has a private members’ club feel, without any members club fees. Each venue reflects its individual location and celebrates Britishness, alongside offering an informal, welcoming, and relaxed atmosphere.

Current Coppa locations include Tower Bridge, Clifton Village, which opened earlier this year, Cobham Village, Henley-On-Thames, Maidenhead, Brighton, as well as Streatley-on-Thames and Sonning-On-Thames, which both offer riverside hotel bedrooms. Coppa’s newest site, Putney, will be opening on 2nd November 2021, which will also feature three riverside igloos.

Now available to book at the brand new Putney location, as well as Tower Bridge, Sonning, Brighton and Cobham, Coppa Club igloos can be reserved in two hours slots, Monday to Sunday, 11 am until close for a maximum of eight guests. Christmas day igloo bookings at Sonning, Streatley & Cobham will go live on 20th October. Minimum spend applies.

London’s First Nipo-Brazilian Brunch at Temakinho

Temakinho launches a new brunch concept across both its Soho and Tower Bridge sites. Expect Brazilian vibes and entertainment as you enjoy sushi and cocktails in one of London’s trendiest new restaurants.

Temakinho gives a new meaning to the concept of traditional brunching by adding a touch of Japanese and Brazilian culture. Forget the traditional eggs benedict and be ready to immerse yourself into a vibrant atmosphere. 

The menu will consist of a selection of Temakinho’s best dishes, including, Mini Tartar, Ceviche, Temaki and Picanha Skewers. There will also be a platter of mouth-watering sushi rolls, all finished off with Bolo de Prestigio for dessert.  

Images courtesy of Temakinho

Vegans won’t be disappointed as there is an alternative menu to cater for non-meat and dairy eaters which includes Vegetable Tempura, Tofu Steak and Vegan Cheesecake. Both menus will come with bottomless Caipirinha’s; perfect to get you in the mood for some Brazilian themed entertainment.  

Carnaval Brunch will kick off on Saturday 26th June in Temakinho Soho, the event will then alternate between Tower Bridge and Soho each week. Tickets for events will need to be pre-booked as they will only accept reservations on that day.