Archive for November, 2013

OFM awards 2013 best restaurant: l’Enclume

November 3, 2013
OFM awards 2013 best restaurant: l’Enclume

Simon Rogan’s outstanding Cumbrian restaurant is the OFM readers’ favourite of the year• Read the full list of runners up from across the UK here Nungwi Village We are who we are because of where we are.” Simon Rogan leans on his farm gate, with his new tractor and 125 chickens behind him and austere […]

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OFM awards 2013 best Sunday lunch: runners up

November 3, 2013
OFM awards 2013 best Sunday lunch: runners up

Readers’ choice for roasts – meat or vegetarian – and other Sunday treats across the UK • Best Sunday lunch winner 2013: Eagle and Child LONDON Bacchus Pub and KitchenHoxton boxing club turned gastro pub with several roasts, fish and chips and good vegetarian options.177 Hoxton St, N1 6PJ; 020 7613 0477, bacchuspubandkitchen.com The AlbionAlways […]

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The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall: hotel review

November 3, 2013
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall: hotel review

Under new ownership, the Idle Rocks on St Mawes harbour has reinvented itself as the coolest pad around. Slight pity the restaurant doesn’t match the laid-back vibe It is 15 years since St Mawes threw its hat into the ring as a bastion of British beach chic. Hotel Tresanton, created by a member of the […]

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Ten of the world’s weirdest restaurants

November 3, 2013
Ten of the world’s weirdest restaurants

A new Moscow restaurant staffed entirely by sets of twins is an odd concept, but that’s nothing compared to some of the bizarre eateries in other parts of the world. Dinner on the loo, anyone? Have you come across a weird restaurant? Tell us about it in the comments below Magic Restroom Cafe, Los Angeles […]

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Gymkhana: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2013
Gymkhana: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Why do we balk at spending money on expensive Indian food? A meal at Gymkhana is an education 42 Albemarle Street, London W1 (020 3011 5900). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £140 The story of Indian food in Britain is a complicated one full of self-loathing, fizzy lager and industrial quantities of ghee. […]

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Angkor Wat and around in three days: a holiday itinerary

November 3, 2013
Angkor Wat and around in three days: a holiday itinerary

Pack Angkor Wat, Khmer culture and nights out into a thrilling three-day tour of Cambodia’s temple centre, Siem Reap DAY 1: STAR ATTRACTIONS Morning Most travellers come here to explore Angkor archaeological park (Angkor Pass: one-day £12, three-day £24, seven-day £37) and in particular the stupendous Angkor Wat, so rise in the darkness to start […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Melbourne

November 3, 2013
Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Melbourne

From local favourites to hip newcomers, this multinational mix of excellent budget restaurants reflects Melbourne’s diverse mix of people and cuisines• Melbourne’s top 10 places to stay The Moor’s Head “Inauthentic pizza” is the catchcry at this pizzeria, which pairs thin, crisp Italian pizza bases with Middle Eastern toppings. Patrons can choose either a manoushé […]

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Mayfields: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2013
Mayfields: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Mayfields is a restaurant that’s going places. But for now its intelligent cooking is still a strictly local affair 52 Wilton Way, London E8 (020 7254 8311). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 Is there a more knowingly masculine dish description than “ox heart and pickle”? You can practically smell the Ralgex rising […]

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Askham Hall, Penrith, Lake District: hotel review

November 3, 2013
Askham Hall, Penrith, Lake District: hotel review

Stately pile, impressive menu … this new restaurant with rooms on the edge of the Lake District hits the spot (almost) perfectly Welcome to the Lake District where, of course, it is raining … hard. Which provides the perfect excuse to stay put at Askham Hall and forget about the fell walks. You want views? […]

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The Oslo hotel where you can sleep with your favourite rock star

November 3, 2013
The Oslo hotel where you can sleep with your favourite rock star

The musicians may just be projections but when a European supergroup – including members of A-ha and Coldplay – was given carte blanche to decorate they got straight to the point The ultimate fantasy of many a 1980s teenager is being made a reality in Oslo, where a hotel is offering guests the chance to […]

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