Archive for September, 2013

Hutong: restaurant review

September 3, 2013
Hutong: restaurant review

Hutong’s position in the Shard matches its elevated prices, but the experience is more than just wallet-lightening The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 (020 7478 0540). Meal for two, including wine and service £200 It was while I was having a wee at Hutong that I finally understood the point of it all. […]

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Top 10 restaurants and diners in Nashville

September 3, 2013
Top 10 restaurants and diners in Nashville

From Southern classics like hot chicken, BBQ and fried green tomatoes in down-to-earth diners, breakfast and a caffeine fix in a hip coffee shop or gastro delights in an upmarket restaurant, Nashville has somewhere that caters for every hungry visitor Mason’s Southern Provisions and Mason Bar One of the newest restaurants on the Nashville dining […]

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Top 10 hotel restaurants in the UK

September 3, 2013
Top 10 hotel restaurants in the UK

Hotel restaurants are back in vogue, thanks to innovative menus from a new generation of talented chefs. Sally Shalam selects great places to stay, with food to match Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey There are fewer than 10 British hotels whose chefs have been awarded two Michelin stars, and outside London, that figure shrinks still further. […]

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Top 10 hotels in Memphis

September 3, 2013
Top 10 hotels in Memphis

Stay in Elvis’s old room, by the Crossroads where Robert Johnson ‘sold his soul’, or above Morgan Freeman’s blues club Uptown Square/Lauderdale Courts Lauderdale Courts has come a long way from its public housing days. The the former projects on the north end of downtown have been converted into an upscale apartment and condo complex […]

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10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

September 3, 2013
10 of the best destination restaurants in Britain

How far will you go for a great meal? Here are 10 restaurants worth planning a short break around, with places to stay on site or nearby The Ethicurean, Wrington, near Bristol Created from the old orangery of an Edwardian walled garden, the Ethicurean (mains from £12) creates much of its menu from what it […]

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Fifty Shades Freed is book most likely to be left in Travelodge hotel room

September 3, 2013
Fifty Shades Freed is book most likely to be left in Travelodge hotel room

EL James’s erotic novel tops the list of 20 books readers leave at hotels as a favour to others – or because they find them boring Erotica writer and highest earning author of the year EL James has bagged a not-so-glittering accolade: book most likely to be left in a Travelodge, for her Fifty Shades […]

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Britain’s national parks: readers’ tips

September 3, 2013
Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Britain’s national parks: readers’ tips

From Dartmoor to the Lake District, the Cairngorms to Snowdonia, there are warm and welcoming hotels and B&Bs for walkers – and relaxers – in the Britain’s national parks To add a tip for next week and to be in with a chance of winning a prize, go to guardianwitness WINNING TIP: Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, Caernarfon […]

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The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond by bike

September 3, 2013
The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond by bike

A road built in the 18th century to quell unruly Scots is being made into a stunning cycle trail from the side of Loch Lomond. Vicky Baker gives it a test ride Boarding the boat at Loch Lomond as the mid-morning mist clears over the Munros, we leave the coaches of daytrippers behind. Only a handful […]

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The best B&Bs on the UK coast

September 3, 2013
The best B&Bs on the UK coast

The UK’s seaside bed and breakfasts are no longer associated with chintz and net curtains – well, not the modern, stylish, dozen Sally Shalam has selected Lowther House, Whitehaven, Cumbria If you fancy a change from the honeypot parts of Cumbria, here’s a chance to discover the west Cumbria coastline. There is something of a […]

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How to find a cheap hotel room

September 3, 2013
How to find a cheap hotel room

Don’t rely on one travel site – such as Trivago, Kayak or travelsupermarket.com – for a hotel room. Check all three Want a hotel room but can’t be bothered to search the multiple reservation sites? The new breed of comparison sites, such as Trivago, Kayak and Travelsupermarket.com, promise to do the shopping around for you. […]

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