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Ten popular dining experiences to enjoy with your loved ones

The best dining experience is often one that comes with the most unforgettable memories with your most loved family and friends. These are memories we want to treasure as a keepsake no matter how far we travel to get them. When visiting different places, whether that is the hustle and bustle of a new cosmopolitan city or relaxing in the tranquillity of the countryside, experimenting with new food is a must. Discovering new dining places reflect the overall trip and is a great conversation starter!

Here are some of the most delicious food experiences you will want to try.

1. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Highly interactive and fully immersive, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience invites audiences to step inside the famous TV show.

See it from the inside out, while Basil, Sybil and Manuel dish up two hours of laughs alongside a high-quality, three-course meal. This internationally acclaimed show is the world’s longest-running and most successful tribute to the BBC’s iconic sitcom, and it has been a London West End staple since 2012.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised.

Developed with a skilful blend of improvisation, artful scripting and tasty food, it is an unmissable experience. Broadway Baby reviewed the dining experience as ‘outrageously funny’ and What’s On Stage described it as ‘fantastic’.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is now performed in more than 20 countries a year.

Find out more at faultytowersdining.com

2. Gastronomica

Established in 2000 in a bid to import the finest food from Italty, Gastronomica supplies renowned restaurants, hotels and shops across the UK, as well as selling online directly to the public.

Excellent-quality charcuterie and award-winning cheeses are sourced from all over Italy, from the northern region of Piedmont, all the way down to Sicily – and every region in between. Gastronomic also directly sources flours, sauces olive oil and balsamic vinegar from dedicated Italian farmers, not to mention a variety of honey, jams and mustards.

The company offer plenty of delivery options suited to you. They have same-day delivery within central London for orders made before midday and on Saturday before 8am. Next day delivery for orders made before midnight, Monday to Saturday. They also deliver to mainland UK (England, Wales and Scotland) excluding Scottish Highlands and Islands, Channel Islands and Isles of Scilly

Find out more at gastronomica.co.uk

3. Mezemiso

With panoramic views from the state-of-the-art Shisha and Cigar Terrace offers incredible views across the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament, Mezemiso transports guests to the height of luxury in the heart of the city.

Their concept was to bring together two strong cultural identities with their very own lifestyle, beliefs and customs. Although Japan and Lebanon look totally different, they are connected by the special attention they give to their land so they both bear crops rich in flavour and herbs full of aromas.

Indulge in a world-class menu of Japanese and Lebanese cuisine led by one of Lebanon’s leading chefs Madlene El Saikali, who showcases classic dishes from her homeland. Meanwhile head sushi chef Victor Klomu has created a unique Japanese fine dining menu.

There’s no better place in London for celebrations with the rooftop terrace offering views overlooking the London Eye.

Find out more at mezemisolondon.com

4. Radio Rooftop

Radio Rooftop is one of London’s most iconic venues situated on the 10th Floor of ME London, with striking views across the River Thames and London’s impressive skyline. From sunrise to sunset guests can enjoy the changing views of the capital stretching from the Shard and St Paul’s downstream, to the London Eye and Big Ben.

The perfect setting for a casual lunch with family and friends or to impress business clients in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Experience their locally sourced menu curated by their chef.

Or snuggle up in Radio Rooftop’s cosy fire hacienda, in partnership with Patròn. Accommodates up to six people for 3 hours and includes two cocktails per guest, a sharing cocktail and food platters or an unforgettable dining experience at STK London for up to four guests.

End the day by sipping champagne or one of their inspired cocktails.

Find out more at radiorooftop.com

5. Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood is the world’s top dining experience inspired by the glamour of Hollywood. This innovative restaurant chain was launched with the backing of megastars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Demi Moore.

They are the perfect restaurant for any occasion, whether it’s a celebration or a family day out. With more than 85 pieces of memorabilia celebrating decades of filmmaking and mouth-watering signature dishes to make the taste buds tingle.

Planet Hollywood London boasts a large cocktail bar open ‘til late, along with several themed areas: The Bond Room, British Room and their Beach Bar Cabanas room.

Our menu boasts their classic American favourites, and authentic Asian and Italian cuisine. They also offer an amazing children’s menu that works out at fantastic value.

Have a browse through their website and see what they offer from special occasions, through to private hires.

Find out more at planethollywoodlondon.com

6. Prezzo

Prezzo are all about bringing people together to enjoy delicious Italian classics, in beautiful settings – whatever the occasion. Whether it’s a signature gin and tonic with friends or movie night with the kids – with them, it’s time well spent, close to home with people who really matter.

At Prezzo it’s all about perfect partners, classic combinations and inspired pairings. Always remember to save room for dessert too when visiting – although you might have a tough time choosing from their wonderfully- indulgent options.

There is a selection of wine, beers and spirits to accompany your food. Or, why not try their Prezzo Royale cocktail – elegant and refreshing, made with Prosecco and Chambord.

Find out more at prezzorestaurants.co.uk

7. Strand Palace

Strand Palace is surrounded by the best London has to offer. The hotel is minutes from Convent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the Thames, making it the perfect location for discovering cultural icons by day, and enjoying the West End theatre by night.

The hotel is home to 785 bedrooms and offers a concierge service and gym for guest use. The hotel has launched in-house restaurant and bar. Haxells Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy great food, cocktails, afternoon tea and more.

With much to do on the hotel’s doorstep and excellent transport connections to whisk you across the city or further afield, a stay at Strand Palace puts you at the centre of the action. With that in mind, if you need to escape from the hustle and bustle, rest assured all guestrooms are fully equipped to ensure your downtime is comfortable.

Find out more at strandpalacehotel.co.uk

8. Stoke Park

Stoke Park is the UK’s leading 5 AA Red Star Hotel, Spa and Country Club located in beautiful Buckinghamshire and you are invited.

Founded in 1908, Stoke Park is the perfect place to enjoy life in a five star and friendly atmosphere. They provide a unique combination of the traditions of an exclusive club and the best of sporting, leisure, entertaining and hotel facilities in one of the most convenient locations; only 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from London Heathrow.

Book your table and tuck into decadent award-winning cuisine by Chris Wheeler then dance the night away to a live band in Stoke Park’s stunning Orangery. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Orangery with delicately hand-made sandwiches, cakes and scones served with delicious clotted cream, along with your choice of a wide range of teas and coffees, surrounded by breath-taking views of the estate.

Find out more at stokepark.com

9. Devonshire Restaurants & Restaurants

The Devonshire Hotel & Restaurants group is an intimate collection of unique places, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, located in tranquil and unspoilt locations on both the Bolton Abbey Estate in North Yorkshire and the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire.

At the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales lies The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa. This country house hotel offers the perfect getaway for food and nature lovers alike; with two award-winning restaurants on-site and over 80 miles of footpaths from the doorstep. The Devonshire Fell Hotel boasts breath-taking views of the dales and moors, individually designed bedrooms, and locally sourced food, making it the perfect base for a countryside break.

In an exclusive arrangement, guests staying on the Chatsworth Estate have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the iconic Chatsworth House when it’s closed to the public and learn more.

Find out more at devonshirehotels.co.uk

10. Bateaux London

Bateaux London reinvents dining on the water: contemporary British food, delicious drinks and interiors by Tom Dixon Design.

Bateaux London’s most original dining room – Glass Room – serves modern British cooking in a refined style, with all dishes prepared from scratch onboard. With an experienced captain at the helm, we sail daily for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. You can also arrange to hire a room or the whole boat for your event.

River views come as standard on every sailing.  Your Bateaux London journey begins at the heart of the city on London’s historic embankment. Enjoy a drink at The Pier – their stunning waterfront bar and lounge – before stepping aboard your boat to discover the city as you’ve never seen it before. As they cruise down the river, they’ll present you with incredible food and drink, beautiful music, gorgeous interiors, exceptional service and unrivalled views.

Find out more at bateauxlondon.com

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