One of our second great loves after chic boutique hotels is gorgeous gourmet food, and our selection of Gourmet Chic Retreats combine fine dining and luxury lodgings to truly indulgent effect.

Stay at Hipping Hall in Lancashire,  between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, which serves award-winning dishes with strong rustic flavours with delicate presentation that you would expect to find in only the very best restaurants. Another renowned foodie option is THE PIG in the New Forest where what’s on the menu revolves around fresh produce from the kitchen garden and local foraging.

Italy is one country that is famous for its food: homemade spaghetti, fresh salads with juicy tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, olive oil and fresh pesto so a break at a boutique hotel here usually means you’re guaranteed to eat well - especially if you stay at one of our Gourmet Chic Retreats. Castello Banfi il Borgo in Tuscany is an award-winning winery and vineyard; Azienda Agricola Mandranova in Sicily is on a working olive farm and Eight Hotel Paraggi in Liguria serves up local specialties and homemade Italian cuisine in its Eight Restaurant.

If you prefer tucking into Moroccan tagines and pastilla, check into Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouira where you can eat traditional dishes and seafood in an ornate oriental lounge or Dar Ahlam in Skoura where the pastry menu was devised by famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. As you’d expect the rose macaroons are heavenly. In Berlin, Germany, fashionable Soho House Berlin has a club restaurant and a roof-top pool where you can enjoy cocktails in the summer.

For all things Mexican from tortillas to quesadillas, let Loic, chef and owner of Casa Natalia in San Jose del Cabo, a boutique hotel in a historic colonial village, wow you with his restaurant Mi Cocina.  Experience Brittany at its best at seaside Chic Retreat Anne de Bretagne an irresistible contemporary boutique hotel with restaurant just 50 metres from the beach.

Planning a ski trip? Then Switzerland is bound to be on the list and after a long day on the slopes, you want to know that there’s a hearty meal waiting for you. Our Gourmet Chic Retreats in Switzerland include Hotel Paradies in Ftan, with 3 fabulous restaurants, which are no less enhanced by the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps and Hotel Dellago in Lugarno where you can experience an Asian-Californian-African fusion seafood-based menu. Whatever your favourite foods and flavours, give your tastebuds a treat and browse our collection of Gourmet Chic Retreats for the best of boutique hotels and luxury villas with restaurants.


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la plaine sur mer, france

Just 50 metres from the beach, the sights and sounds of the sea can be enjoyed and admired from the terraces of the 20 rooms and suites at Anne de Bretagne, one of the loveliest seaside boutique hotels in Pays de la Loire.


ibiza, spain

Atzaro is a boutique hotel in the centre of the island of Ibiza. The scents of orange blossoms surround this whitewashed finca complete with luxury spa, outdoor pool and a restaurant serving Catalunian cuisine in a romantic setting.


palma di montechiaro (ag), italy

Azienda Agricola Mandranova is a small boutique hotel in the hills of southern Sicily on a working olive farm. This homely bolthole, just 2 miles from the sea, is packed with Sicilian charm and serves up delicious home-cooked regional food.


somerset, united kingdom

Babington House is a luxury boutique hotel in the rolling Somerset countryside. Enjoy the gorgeous interiors, the surrounding parkland, luxury spa, 2 swimming pools, cinema, tennis courts & restaurant and rejuvenate in the fresh country air.


menorca, spain

It's quite hard to describe just how perfect this boutique hotel is. The food at Hotel Biniarroca is quite unbelievable - (the restaurant alone attracts a host of A-list celebs). The rooms are romantic and the walled gardens are magical.


wiltshire, united kingdom

Bishopstrow House and Spa is a Georgian Country House Hotel set in beautiful gardens near Warminster. With an indoor pool, spa and fantastic restaurant this luxury hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind for all the family.


noto, italy

Borgo Alveria is a small boutique hotel built from an ancient monastery in Noto Antica, near Syracuse, Sicily. Contemporary design and ancient stone work are wonderfully blended and guests can enjoy an inventive menu in the restaurant.


gertrudis, spain

Cas Gasi is a small boutique hotel in a restored farmhouse in the heart of Ibiza. Set amid olive groves and gardens, guests can relax by the outdoor pool and in the spa or take a trip around the island in the private boat.


san josé del cabo, mexico

Casa Natalia was San Jose Del Cabo's first luxury boutique hotel and restaurant which opened in 1999.  Sitting on the tip of Baja California with just 16 rooms, Casa Natalia provides guests with an intimate and stylish Mexican oasis by the sea.



Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive trees this country boutique hotel, Casale di Brolio, is in the perfect location for those wanting to explore the best that Tuscany has to offer.


siena, italy

Castello Banfi il Borgo is a luxury boutique hotel on an award-winning winery & vineyard in Brunello, Tuscany. Enjoy fine wine and great food in this stunning castle, relax by the outdoor pool and rejuvenate with a spa treatment.



Chateau de Massillan, is a small boutique hotel and restaurant situated in the beautiful countryside of Provence's Cote du Rhone wine region. Contemporary design in an old fortified castle with great food and wine.

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