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The Pig
The Pig, Hampshire
5 Star Rating

The original Pig Hotel located in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest provided the template for the brands later additions. One of which is Bertís Box, which opened its doors less than a year ago. The box...


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Five Star Le Cinq reviews
Le Cinq, Paris
Le Cinq

Le Cinq can be found inside the George V Four Seasons Hotel, Paris, offering fine dining at its finest. This restaurant truly does sit at the top of when it comes to exceptional food, first-class services, and breath-taking, opulent surroundings. The whole experience in Le Cinq was faultless from start to finish. From the moment I saw the two wrought iron...

Five Star Chateau Marmont reviews
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont is something special, built in the 1920ís and styled on a French Castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau Marmont offers a unique experience. The hotel has a decorated history that matches the character of the property. A host of the worlds rich and famous have stepped foot inside, including; James Dean, Helmut Newton, Jim Morrison, John Belushi...

Five Star Afternoon Tea at TING reviews
Afternoon Tea at TING, London
Afternoon Tea at TING

Ting is located in the Shangri-La Hotel on the 35th floor of the Shard. Being on the 35th floor the views over London are stunning, and with impeccable service we had a delightful afternoon tea experience. We selected the English afternoon tea with a glass of the Duval-Leroy champagne, an elegant champagne with a personality to match our wonderful surroundings....

Five Star Mondrian London reviews
Mondrian London, London
Mondrian London

Having frequented their American counterparts we were excited to hear that The Mondrian brand was about to explode onto the London hotel scene. With its eclectic yet refined design, we couldn't think of a more fitting location it could encompass than the iconic Sea Containers building. The Sea Containers building sits pride of place on London's South Bank,...

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Five Star Trevear Farm reviews
Trevear Farm, Trevear Farm

Located on the outskirts of Padstow in Cornwall, Trevear Farm is home to some beautiful cottages with unspoilt views across the Camel Estuary. As we entered the grounds and meandered our way down the driveway to the farm...

Four Star The Grand reviews
The Grand, The Grand

The Grand Hotel in Brighton is located on the seafront and is in the ideal location to explore the city of Brighton. Brighton is home to many iconic tourist attractions and a host of beach-front activities, so being a short...

Four Star The Chilli Pickle reviews
The Chilli Pickle, The Chilli Pickle

Located in the Lanes of Brighton, Chilli Pickle is a modern Indian restaurant with a bustling atmosphere. The menu is authentic Indian, we have visited numerous times over the years and are yet to leave disappointed, itís...

Five Star Lainston House reviews
Lainston House, Lainston House

Located on the outskirts of Winchester, Lainston House is a charming period property which is part of the Exclusive Hotels Group. This beautiful 17th-century country house provides an idyllic escape from the city. There is...

Four Star MASH London reviews
MASH London, MASH London

Mash is located in the heart of Londonís Soho. As you walk down the steps into the restaurant a vast underground dining room emerges. Mash is a steak lovers paradise, not only due to the menu but also the decor, which is...

Five Star Afternoon Tea at The Savoy reviews
Afternoon Tea at The Savoy, Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

Afternoon tea at the Savoy Hotel is served in the Thames Foyer, a room thatís flamboyant, extravagant, and everything you would expect from the Savoy. We had a lovely sofa table that backed onto the restaurants pavilion....

Five Star Novikov Italian Room reviews
Novikov Italian Room, Novikov Italian Room

Novikov Italian Restaurant is located in the heart of Mayfair. The restaurant has an unmissable identity and an electric atmosphere, itís real a joy to experience. From the moment we arrived we could see everywhere was busy,...

Four Star Radio Rooftop Bar reviews
Radio Rooftop Bar, Radio Rooftop Bar

Radio Rooftop Bar is a fabulous bar located on the roof of the Me Hotel in London. We had a large cabana-style table outside which provided us with an intimate experience while offering some stunning views over London. The...

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