The Best Romantic Restaurants in London

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Looking for somewhere special to take your loved one? Want to make a good impression on a first date, or maybe you’re looking for the perfect spot to pop the question? Here’s a list of the best- romantic restaurants in London to choose from, and trust us they’re good!

 

L’Escargot

L’Escargot – Soho – French

Soho’s most romantic and luxurious eatery and London’s oldest French restaurant, L’Escargot is located on Greek St and has satisfied some very famous palates in its time. From Coco Chanel to Elton John,  its a firm favourite with the glitterati and serves delectable Parisian cuisine 7 days a week. Whether you’re partial to a creamy Lobster Bisque or prefer Coq au Vin,  they have exactly what you’re looking for with an extra sprinkling of magic on top.

L’Escargot oozes a seriously romantic ambiance and is the perfect place to enjoy a loved-up night in style.

For reservations please call 020 7439 7474 or email info@lescargotrestaurant.co.uk

48 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4EF

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Sartoria

Sartoria – Mayfair – Italian

If you’re a fan of authentic Italian cuisine and want to ‘push the boat out’ for your special half then Sartoria is the place to be. This restaurant offers fresh, delicious and creative dishes which will be sure to ‘wow’ your taste buds from the moment you tuck in. Being the only restaurant on Savile Row, Sartoria offers newly refurbished décor to emulate 20th Century Italian glamour and it looks divine.

Tuck into a mouth-watering selection of Antipasti such as Beef Carppacio or barbequed Mackerel or enjoy a main consisting of pan-fried Squid with Tuscan Cannellini Beans.  Bellissimo!

For bookings please call 020 7534 700 or email sartoriareservations@danddlondon.com

20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PR

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Noura

Noura -Mayfair – Lebanese

Noura will turn 20 next year and they’re renowned for offering some of the finest Lebanese food in London! With two restaurants, a deli and a catering company under their belt,  the family business really do know their stuff!  With stunning food from their homeland and exceptional customer service, it’s pretty obvious to see why Noura made the list.  It’s the perfect spot for showing your affection for your dining partner,  and for the good food!

Why not order yourself their fresh Mixed Grill or traditional Loubieh with Lamb? Or maybe you’re meat-free and fancy Moujadarra (Rice & Lentils) instead? They have a great choice of dishes, something to keep you both happy.

For bookings please call 0207 235 9444 or visit their website

16 Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 5HP, UK

Rules

Rules – Covent Garden – British

If you’re both partial to a bit of traditional British fare then London’s oldest restaurant, ‘Rules Restaurant’ is the one for you.

Its fascinating historical restaurant-premises spanning over 200 years has welcomed some extremely famous faces to dine at its tables, from Charlie Chaplin to Charles Dickens! It became ‘Rules’ in 1984 when it was taken over by its current owner (that’s only the third owner in over two centuries).

You can tell that they definitely take pride in what they do and this shows in their food. They specialise in classic Game cookery, Oysters, Pies and Puddings.

A truly British date night.

For bookings please call 0207 836 5314 or visit their website

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7LB

Royal China Group

Royal China Group – Baker Street

Chinese food with your better half doesn’t always have to be from the nearest takeaway shop whilst you’re watching the box on a Friday night. If you’re a fan of Oriental cuisine and want to make it extra special then head down to the Royal China Group on Baker Street for a candlelit dinner that will blow you away

From Wagyu Beef in a Teriyaki sauce to Icelandic King Crab, there’s a great choice to cater for everyone. They also have a varied selection of tasty vegetarian dishes too.

If you’re looking for an evening that’s a little more intimate then you can request for one of their partitions to be put up,  or why not go the whole hog and hire your own private dining area?

To book your table please call 0207 486 3898

40 – 42 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7AJ

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So there you have it, and what a great selection! Which one are you going to go for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 4 Luxury Winter Spa Breaks In The UK

With the colder months fast approaching we can often forget to take care our ourselves and our skin. 

Why not treat yourself this winter to a relaxing spa break and choose one out of 4 amazing locations that we’ve picked for you within the UK? 

 

The Old Course Hotel, Fife – Scotland 

In the historic town of St Andrews, you’ll find The Old Course Hotel and Spa.

The 5 star getaway overlooks the world famous golf course and for those who are seeking a bit of R&R in the Scottish countryside,  you’ll find no better place to unwind than here.

The hotel has the first Kholer Water Spa outside the USA which replicates the healing properties of earth’s natural waters,  plus focuses on rejuvenating and reconnecting the body.

There are 11 treatment rooms providing 30 treatments which range from luxury body-wraps,  to detox massages.

The hotel also has a number of excellent restaurants to choose from and extremely comfortable (and luxurious) bedrooms.

Definitely one to consider!

 

For availability visit their website.

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The Old Course Hotel

 

Galgorm Resort, Ballymena – Northen Ireland 

Galgorm is located in idyllic 163 acre woodland surroundings and provides a range of wonderfully relaxing Spa options to choose from during your visit.

From their Celtic Sauna to a therapeutic hot Poultice Massage that’s designed to aid circulation and release tension in the mind and body. Their facilities are varied, interesting and most importantly, good for you!

The four elements, ‘earth, nature, water and fire’ are used at the Spa to bring balance and harmonious energy to its users which will in-turn,  relax the mind as well as the body.

There are also riverside hot tubs!

Who wouldn’t want to relax in a riverside hot tub?

For further information you can visit their website.

 

 

Galgorm Resort

 

Lake Country House, Builth – Wales

This outstanding venue offers a number of luxury Spa packages that allow you to truly unwind during your visit.

From a midweek, one night stay that includes a full Welsh breakfast, use of the Spa facilities and a choice of one 30 minute treatment, to two nights with an hour long aromatherapy facial and dinner in their gourmet restaurant.

The Spa has many separate treatments to choose from. Whether you’d like to try one of their ‘Power Breakfast Specials’ or detoxifying mud-wraps, Lake Country House has everything you’re looking for including beautiful rooms to rest your heads in comfort, after a long day of doing ‘nothing’.

Just perfect!

To book your stay click here. 

Lake Country House

 

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, Wilmington – Kent

This beautiful Roman style Spa and Hotel is set right in the heart of The Garden of England,  Kent and boasts 38 luxurious bedrooms, 19 treatment rooms and a gym.

Whether you want to opt for the OPI Luxury Pedicure or an invigorating massage for men, they have something for everyone to leave you looking and feeling great!

The glorious hotel also has a Spa salon where you can have your locks pampered during your visit too.

It’s the perfect escape and one you’ll remember for years to come.

For bookings click here.

 

Rowhill Grange

 

So there you have it, 4 stunning getaways within the UK to enjoy this winter.

 

Go on, treat yourself!

 

 

Sol House – Ibiza

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If you’re an Insta fan and follow all things ‘Ibiza’ related then you’ll have probably heard of Sol House already.

 

Renovated in 2016, the fresh and modern venue is part of the Meliá Hotel Group,  boasts two swimming pools and some of the best views over San Antonio.

Located in Cala de Bou (The Bay Of San An), the airy rooms and suites offer chilled-out breaks for adults in search of fun, sun and good music.

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Relaxing rooms

Their famous Rooftop Nine pool bar provides the backdrop to some of the islands most idyllic sunsets, along with DJ’s playing day and night throughout the summer months.

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Great music and outstanding views

As you enter their reception area you’re greeted by a large white Rhino sculpture amongst various other artists contributions, which really make the hotel stand out from others in the area. It’s fun, light and very, very welcoming.

The hotel is situated along the beach-front where you’ll find a range of fun water sports, boats to other parts of the island and the water taxi which takes you over to San Antonio in around 5 minutes.

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Located on the beach

The rooftop pool is perfect for catching those Balearic rays over a few cocktails! The somewhat iconic infinity pool has been the staple of many Instagrammers photo posts over the last two years too. With a Cocktail in hand, the perfect bikini and the views towards the mountains,  it’s hard not to bag yourself a new profile picture to make everyone at home green with envy.

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Infinity pool

If you’re into your fitness then Sol House also has a gym to keep your well earned holiday-bod up to date.

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Hotel gym

If you’re skipping the workouts and going straight for holiday mode then you’ll be spoilt for choice in one of their three spacious dining areas. You can enjoy lunch around the ground floor pool area with friends at ‘Play Bar’, Taco’s and Tequila at their ‘Canalla’ bar in the lobby or their ‘Food Factory’ buffet restaurant. They also have BBQ’s days on the rooftop! Make sure you stay tuned to their social media for updates in the summer regarding the BBQ days.

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Mexican Restaurant ‘Canalla’

Tuck in and enjoy!

Sol House has absolutely everything you’re looking for from a fun-filled holiday to The White Isle,  and 2019 is set to be even better!

 

To book your summer 2019 holiday click here

Instagram – @solhouseibiza

Twitter – @SolHouseIbiza

Facebook – @SolHouseIbi

Five Of The Best Halloween Parties – Ibiza 2018

 

The party is still alive and kicking here on Ibiza!

It will be taking a slightly more sinister turn however on Wednesday 31st October,  as the Ghosts and Ghouls of the White Isle will be summoned to enjoy an evening of food and dance under the Balearic stars and everyone’s invited!

 

We’ve picked our top 5 events, now it’s just down to you to decide which one you’ll be creeping up on first…

 

Pikes

The Brothers Grim present ‘VOODOO RAVE’ at the legendary Pikes Hotel on Wednesday 31st October, and it’s going to be a good one!

The duo will be spinning some Spooktacular sounds along with a pretty impressive line-up to keep you entertained right through until 4am.

Expect Cocktails, Carnage and a right old Carry On as the locals and  Autumn tourists come together to toast All Hallows Eve, Ibiza style!

For tickets (15€) visit https://pikesibiza.com/blog/halloween-at-pikes/

Pikes Ibiza, Camí Sa Vorera, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain, 07820

reservations@pikesibiza.com

Tel +34 971 342 222

Instagram – @pikesibiza

Facebook – @pikeshotel

Atzaro

This beautiful Boutique Hotel in St Euliala is the perfect setting for what will be one of the best Halloween parties on the island.

Mischief take over for their ‘Misbehave from The Grave’ event and will also be serving deliciously devilish food to die for!

Clive Henry will be playing b2b with Alex Arnout amongst others to take you into the night! Make sure you’re dressed to impress in your most terrifying outfit!

15€ entry (pay on the door or from reception) includes one free drink and free entry into their best dressed competition (fancy dress of course) –  The prize? A luxurious Atzaro Spa Day for two,  plus lunch!

Atzaro Agroturismo, Carretera Sant Joan KM15, 07840

Ibizaagroturismo@atzaro.com

Tel: +34 971 338 838

Instagram – @atzaro_hotel

Facebook @AgroturismoATZAROibiza

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Pacha

Bambuddha’s famous Halloween dinner party will be hosted at Pacha this year where you can enjoy their extraordinary set menu from 9pm.

From 1am Pacha will then transform into a hellraising celebration for grown ups who are young at heart,  as San Proper + more take over the decks for a night to remember!

Avenida 8 de Agosto, 07800 Eivissa

Table reservations: +34 971 310 959
Vip Table Bookings: +34 971 313 600

Instagram – @pachaofficial

Facebook – @Pacha

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Underground 

With free entry until 1am (when signing up via their Facebook page) the San Antonio club will be raising the dead from 11pm til 6am and it’s set to be an eerily exciting night!

Costumes are a must for this event so make sure you choose the best outfit and scare to impress!

Entry 20€ if you pay on the door.

Diseminado Cas Arabins, 96, Sant Antoni de Portmany

Tel: +34 971 19 80 15

Instagram- ibiza_underground

Facebook – @IbizaUndergroundclub

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Hostal Salinas

The after party of all after parties will of course be held at Salinas again this year.

Halloween 18 presents ‘Freak Show, A Balearic Horror Story’ and anyone who really knows Ibiza out of season knows about this event.

Entry is 20€ and includes one drink. To be added to the strictly guestlisted event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1158896124265600/

Some of the islands best known resident DJ’s will be ensuring the music is everything you’d expect and more from this notoriously amazing event.

Crta Sa Canal de Ses Salines km5, 07817, Eivissa

Tel: +34 971 308 899

Facebook – @BoutiqueHostalSalinas

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So there you have it, you’re spolit for choice now!

 

 

Las Mimosas – A Taste of The Real Ibiza

Las Mimosas San Antonio Bay Ibiza

Las Mimosas is a hotel that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find in The Bay of San Antonio. Tucked away around a dust road next to a very ‘inconspicuously labelled’ direction sign, the luxurious yet understated boutique suites provide a relaxing break surrounded by nature for the discerning guest who doesn’t want to be disturbed!

The hotel only opened in June this year and offers stunning Ibicencan styled living space consisting of 17 suite rooms, all with their own bathroom. The junior suite includes a comfortable sofa bed for larger families or groups. Continue reading “Las Mimosas – A Taste of The Real Ibiza”

Wi-Ki-Woo – How about you?

Wi-Ki-Woo San Antonio Ibiza

The Wi-Ki-Woo Hotel opened this summer and has quickly attracted a lot of positive attention, mostly from celebrities, fashion designers, brands, bloggers and influencers who want to capture their clothing, models, and themselves looking stunning, with a background to die for. Guests are loving it too!

I visited back in June to check it out and thought I would give the new addition to the island a chance to ‘settle’ in before I posted about it! Continue reading “Wi-Ki-Woo – How about you?”

San Antonio – A sad decline or ‘out with the old and in with the new’?

A bustling West End Ibiza of years gone by

San Antonio was once known for its fun-loving, young tourist crowd and 24 hour excitement. With a buzzing atmosphere cheap drinks, it was the place for youngsters to get away from the norm and enjoy a cheap break in the sun.

This year has seen some of the biggest changes to the Island from ascendant authority figures which have caused a sharp decline in tourism and a colossal debate between business owners, workers and residents on social media. Continue reading “San Antonio – A sad decline or ‘out with the old and in with the new’?”

The Paradiso Art Hotel – Ibiza

 

The Paradiso is the 5th, and newest instalment of the Concept Hotel Group based here in Ibiza,  having opened on June 6th this year!

‘Instagrammable’ hotels are now ‘a thing’ and the Paradiso is most definitely that! With a candyfloss pink exterior and a bright and welcoming, friendly reception area, the hotel feels like a hit from the minute you step inside and the perfect location for all those cool holiday selfies.

With two spacious swimming pools either side of the bar area and their own café (Andy’s), you’ll have everything you need in one vicinity, perfect for a lazy day around the pool.

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Offering 60 relaxing rooms, two large pools and spacious outside dining and bar areas, The Paradiso feels like the perfect getaway for the creative and youthful (by age or at heart).

The adult only hotel located in the Bay of San Antonio is only 10 minutes by water taxi to San Antonio itself where you can enjoy the bustling town full of restaurants, shops, bars and the famous sunset strip!

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The quirky venue also boats a glass walled bedroom named ‘The Zero Suite Project’ where you can actually spend the night for free, if you don’t mind everyone watching you that is! You also have to call for availability in advance.  https://paradisoibiza.com/zero-suite-project/

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Many events are held at The Paradiso including outdoor cinema nights and 80’s parties. Perfect for those looking for an alternative side to Ibiza’s nightlife.

 

Whether you’re recovering from the night before or preparing for the day ahead, their restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh breakfasts which will kick start your morning right!

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The Paradiso’s rooms are modern, fresh and very inviting with each one being named after a famous artist. It really is the perfect place to unwind whilst you’re on the island.

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To check available dates please visit https://paradisoibiza.com/bookings/

Defected Eden Ibiza Opening Party 2018

Defected Eden Ibiza Opening Party 2018

Defected returned with an almighty bang last night to Eden, and it was an electronic whirlwind from start to finish.

Legendary founder Simon Dunmore played an eargasmic set at the sold out event alongside his protégé and talented artist in her own right, DJ Sam Divine which marks the start of their 21 week residency that graces Eden’s dancefloors every Sunday until the first week of October. Continue reading “Defected Eden Ibiza Opening Party 2018”