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The official top nine
Food-lover's Hotels

The UK & Ireland plays host to some of the world’s best restaurants, many of which are found in luxury hotels all over the country. You’ll also find celebrity chefs in abundance; from Martin Wishart at Cameron House, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and Heston Blumenthal at The Mandarin Oriental to Helene Darroze at The Connaught and Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir. A stay in the UK & Ireland will definitely bring you into contact with mouth-watering cuisine.

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Cameron House

Situated on the banks of Loch Lomond at the gateway to the Highlands, and set amongst 100 acres of wild woodland, Cameron House is absolutely bonnie beautiful. Located 3 hours’...

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Cliff House Hotel

Romantically perched on a cliff overlooking the sea in the small Irish fishing village of Ardmore, the Cliff House Hotel is perfect for those looking for sea views, gourmet food...

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Gleneagles

When it opened in 1924, Gleneagles, inspired by a belle-epoque grand palais, was described as a 'Riveria of the Highlands'. This spectacular hotel, set amidst 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside,...

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Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons

A wonderfully preserved 15th century Chiltern Manor House located just outside Oxford in the small village of Great Milton, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons combines world-class cuisine, beautiful rooms and working...

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Lime Wood

A beautifully converted Regency manor house situated in the New Forest National Park, Lime Wood is one of Britain's finest country retreats. This beautiful hotel manages to combine levels of...

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Lucknam Park

A beautiful Palladian mansion house dating back to 1720, Lucknam Park is a luxurious spa and country retreat, tucked away just outside Bath on the fringes of the Cotswolds. Surrounded...

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

If you're looking for Hyde Park views, luxury shopping on your doorstep and haute cuisine then the Mandarin Oriental is the place for you from the minute you climb the...

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The Connaught

Still buzzing from its £70 million 2007 refurbishment, The Connaught is a firm Ampersand favourite. Opened in 1815 as The Prince of Saxe-Coburg Hotel, nearly a century on The Connaught...

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The Merrion Hotel

One of the finest hotels in Dublin, The Merrion is a timeless hotel that attracts Ireland's smartest crowd.  Made up of four Georgian townhouses which are over 200 years old,...

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