I spent many of my childhood summer holidays with my grandparents in their house on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, so I was very happy to accept an invitation to stay in the Limestone Hotel in Lulworth Cove; a weekend there would give me a chance to explore a part of theContinue Reading

If there is one city which has really cleaned up its act in the hospitality and tourism department over the past forty years, then it is undoubtedly London. The awful, yet hilarious, once-familiar standards of service and food espoused in shows like Fawlty Towers has largely been banished. Whatever directionContinue Reading

Cambridge Distillery has launched a limited-edition artisan gin designed to be drunk at breakfast. Called, logically enough, Breakfast Gin it was curated by company founder & master distiller William Lowe. Just 100 bottles were made and the entire production run has already sold out. We managed to get our handsContinue Reading

Celebrate National Tweed Day with a Boozy Brew (How British!) With Wednesday 3rd April being #NationalTweedDay, we were delighted to receive a bottle of Noveltea’s The Tale of Oolong. Launched in April 2017, The Tale of Oolong is a blend of cold-brewed oolong tea, jasmine tea, rose petals, papaya andContinue Reading

His culinary brand has redefined rustic cooking in the UK, and his name is synonymous with ecological activism at the very highest echelons of public power, but Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is proud to say he’s never forgotten his roots. In the world of gourmet dining and culinary celebrity, it is oftenContinue Reading

Wes Stanton dines at Frog by Adam Handling in the West End, and finds enticing dishes and a superb atmosphere for a good price. There can be few MasterChef aficionados that haven’t at least heard of Adam Handling, runner-up in both MasterChef: The Professionals in 2013 and the British CulinaryContinue Reading

The OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie has been luring in the punters for over 20 years, and its location isn’t the only draw, as CALIBRE discovers.  In a city where food trends are as fleeting as fashion, OXO Tower’s enduring popularity offers some respite from this cut-throat, fickle world.Continue Reading

James Lawrence finds welcome respite in Meraki’s warm embrace. Meraki is completely at odds with the nation’s mood right now. With the Brexit deadline looming and our patience having reached breaking point, Meraki offers a welcome respite and a gargantuan smile – this place is just lots and lots ofContinue Reading

Acting as a home from home, where clients can be entertained in style – country club membership is a popular option. After all, where else can you wine and dine in privacy, enjoy a game of golf, try out a spa, undertake countless sports and enjoy a wide range ofContinue Reading