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5 Minutes with Michael Lloyd, Head Chef at the Compleat Angler.

We recently caught up with Michael Lloyd, the Head Chef responsible for the beautiful Riverside Restaurant at the MacDonald Compleat Angler, in Marlow. Overlooking the Thames, the Riverside Restaurant is open to both non-residents and hotel guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea seven days a week with outside dining on the terrace, weather [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

5 Minutes with Matt Fanthorpe – Executive Chef Director at Coppa Club

The Great House in Sonning is currently undergoing an exciting redevelopment programme. Part of this includes the introduction of Coppa Club, a unique all-day dining restaurant. Matt Fanthorpe steps out of the kitchen to speak with Vivid Magazine. Where have you worked before? I cut my teeth in the kitchen of The English Garden working [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE OFFER – 40% off FOOD at the new Botanist

*VIVID MAG EXCLUSIVE* 40% OFF FOOD at the new BOTANIST BAR & RESTAURANT We have already published loads of info regarding the exciting new bar and restaurant The Botanist opening soon on West Street.  If you missed it, read our most recent article here. By booking through the exclusive Vivid Magazine link  below- you can get  40% off your food bill  from [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Food & Drink, Out & About|0 Comments

Bel and The Dragon Christmas Giveaway

  This year Bel and The Dragon will be celebrating Christmas in a truly festive spirit with their Christmas Present To You campaign… From December 1st they will be giving away over 6000 fabulous vouchers to their guests! Glowing with twinkling candles and a warm festive welcome, Bel and The Dragon will transport customers from the frosty outdoors [...]

By | November 15th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Festive Family Sunday Lunches with Kids’ Christmas Parties

at the Crowne Plaza Marlow Christmas. We LOVE it. But it can be stressful entertaining family, friends and the children. Why not leave it to the team at Crowne Plaza Marlow to whip up a scrumptious Festive Buffet, entertain the children, serve the drinks – and, most importantly, clear up – and let you enjoy precious [...]

By | November 15th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

The Botanist is bedding into its new home on 48 West Street, Marlow

The Botanist will be opening its doors in Marlow on the 30th November bringing locals and their guests the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry throughout the Christmas festivities and after that. The carefully considered venue on 48 West Street in Marlow village is destined to become an institution. The bar and restaurant will [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments


Paul Hollywood is stripping off his leathers as he settles down to discuss the forthcoming sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. 'Discussion' is a generous term, though - he's not about to give away any of the particulars of the show any time soon. "This year the contestants have all been exceptionally good [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Entertainment, Food & Drink|0 Comments

How To Make A Pinata Cake by Molly Bakes

What could be better than cake? (That can’t be a serious question surely). Why, a cake with a load of colourful sweets inside of course! Pinata cakes have taken the cake world by storm. They’re super easy to make and even more fun to slice into. You should always make sure your cake is at [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

Pinot Noir in the spotlight

As autumn looms, and the nights draw in, things take on a cosier mood in the kitchen. We look forward to mushrooms aplenty, and game dishes such as duck, venison and pheasant. My favourite red at this time of year has always been Pinot Noir. This noble red grape reaches its finest (and most expensive) [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments

The Plowden Arms

Matt and Ruth Woodley first met each other when they were 17 when they both worked in a Cotswold country pub. Ruth went on to pursue a career in marketing while Matt continued to grow in his career as a chef and worked for some of London’s best known restaurants and chefs, including Gordon Ramsey. [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Food & Drink|0 Comments