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New Players Lounge at The Grove

One of the London area premier hotel and golfing estates is busy improving its property for 2017 with a new Players Lounge at The Grove due to open in May this year.

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Mews Suites at Sopwell House Review

Hertfordshire has its fair share of top hotels. The country piles of its former well to do families are ideal for luxury hotel conversions and Sopwell House in St. Albans has long been a favourite particularly as a wedding venue. With the recent refurb of its Mews Suites at Sopwell House, Andy Mossack discovers what is going on behind the gates.

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Brasserie Blanc. St. Albans

The good people of St. Albans should know a thing or two about fine food, after all, the High Street is awash with well known upscale restaurants. So when my waiter at Brasserie Blanc tells me “50% of our customers are regulars” I think to myself, “if that isn’t a sign of approval, I don’t know what is.”

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Avani Indian Restaurant, Radlett Herts

The word is that nearly 80% of Indian restaurants in the UK are Bangladeshi. So when I hear about a new restaurant in Radlett specialising in Mumbai cuisine, naturally I want to know more about the Avani Indian Restaurant.

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Golf at The Grove

Ben, my golf relations assistant, has just driven up in his buggy to check on my well being. “How you coping with the course Mr. Mossack?” Perhaps he’s just spotted me pulling one into the nearby lake, so I cover quickly. “all good here Ben, thanks..Loving it.” Ben smiles and drives off. It’s an impressive example of Golf at The Grove.

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Colette’s at The Grove

Colette, so I am reliably informed by Head Waiter Dominic, is the mother of the Levi brothers, the owners of The Grove. So, any mother who lends her name to a classy eating establishment must be reasonably confident the food is going to live up to her billing. So, no pressure on Colette’s at The Grove then.

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