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Epicurean England

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Epicurean England

7 Days

This specially designed programme will see guests spend a wonderful week in England. A wealth of fabulous foodie experiences are lined up – from a quintessentially English afternoon tea to private tours that will take you off-the-beaten-track to discover some of London’s hidden highlights – alongside stays at two world-class hotels.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



This 7 day Dream Escape gourmet itinerary in England could include the following experiences;

  • Afternoon tea at The Ritz, the ultimate symbol of English elegance. Here the beautiful gilded Palm Court has become the ultimate venue for this dining experience. Work your way up the three-tiered silver stand starting with an assortment of freshly prepared sandwiches, then moving on to freshly baked scones then finishing with delicate pastries.

 

  • A private guide will take you to explore the foodie highlights of London’s fashionable Marylebone Village. Taste a tipple at a unique local pub before moving on to tastings in a selection of carefully chosen locations from a cheese emporium to an Arabian food store.

 

  • Visiting Borough Market. It’s London’s oldest (and most famous) food market and has been serving the people of Southwark for 1,000 years.

 

  • Head to Fish Island, the home of Forman’s, London’s smoked salmon specialists. Visit the iconic smokehouse including a fascinating salmon carving demonstration with a champion salmon slicer.
  • Venture off the beaten track with a private tour of bakeries in the East End. You will taste cakes from royal cake-maker Claire Ptak at her East London establishment, among other sweet and savoury samples elsewhere.

 

  • Head into the Hampshire countryside to visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Learn about the flora throughout the distillery and the beautiful botanicals in the glasshouses that go into the gin, before learning the tricks of the trade in an interactive Cocktail Masterclass.

 

  • Follow in the footsteps of the Duchess of Sussex by ending your trip at Cliveden House, which is where she spent the night before her wedding to HRH Prince Harry. From Cliveden, board a splendid 33-foot Thames slipper launch for a private cruise along the Thames to Bray for a Michelin-starred lunch at one of England’s most renowned restaurants.

 

Our accommodation choice is handpicked especially for you. For this programme we recommend a designer hotel in the heart of London’s Theatre District and an elegant country estate in Berkshire.

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THINGS TO DO

AFTERNOON TEA

Choose from vast tea menus, themed afternoon teas or perhaps a glass of champagne.

MICHELIN DINING EXPERIENCE

Indulge in an intimate dining experience at a Chef’s Table at a Michelin starred restaurant. The chefs will offer you an exclusive insight into the methods and creative processes behind each dish.

FORTNUM AND MASON

Fortnum & Mason has been politely supplying British royalty with food for 300 years and is famed for the sturdy hampers it sends to the Ascot races every season.

THAMES CLIPPER LAUNCH

Board a splendid 33-foot Thames slipper launch. Built in the 1930’s she has been restored and is a delightfully extravagant way to cruise along the Thames. Leaving the Boathouse, cruise downstream, passing under the bridges of Maidenhead to the Fisheries Reach.

BOROUGH MARKET

The Borough Market is rich with history, but it remains as relevant now as it has ever been. As London’s oldest food market, it has been serving the people of Southwark for 1,000 years, and that extraordinary heritage is an important part of its appeal.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN DISTILLERY

Visit Bombay Sapphire Distillery in the Hampshire countryside. Hosted by an ambassador, explore behind the scenes at Laverstoke Mill. See how the rare vapour infusion distillation process works with and exotic botanicals from the ends of the Earth. Visit the Dakin Still House and India House where every drop of Bombay Sapphire Gin is made. Learn about the flora throughout the distillery and the beautiful botanicals in the glasshouses

PLACES VISITED

LONDON

London, with its unique blend of history and culture, is constantly changing, with new landmarks, stylish restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. Recently voted as the gourmet capital of the world, London is the European capital to stay in touch with all that’s new and exciting, while enjoying its wealth of historic buildings and eclectic mix of museums and art galleries. With its unique blend of history and culture, the bustling metropolis of London has long been considered a must-see destination. The city is constantly changing, offering a wealth of historic buildings and monuments, as well as an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries and world famous attractions.

BRAY-ON-THAMES

Upstream from London discover the 16th century river-side village of Bray-on-Thames. When it comes to gastronomic credentials, this small Berkshire village is unique, boasting two of Britain’s three-Michelin-star restaurants. It sits on a tranquil stretch of the Thames and oozes 16th -century charm

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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