Archive for January, 2014

Faroe Islands: the new Nordic food frontier

January 3, 2014
Faroe Islands: the new Nordic food frontier

There’s more to Danish cuisine than Noma. Out in the north Atlantic, Michael Booth finds a new Nordic frontier as Faroe Islands chefs raise traditional foods to new levels of pleasure Nungwi Village The weather looks as changeable as a toddler’s tantrums. Thank god we’re not in a helicopter, I think to myself as the plane banks […]

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The Keeper’s House: restaurant review

January 3, 2014
The Keeper’s House: restaurant review

Buried deep in London’s Royal Academy is one of the gallery’s best-kept secrets – the cooking of Ivan Simeoli Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1 (020 7300 5920). Meal for two: £120 Recently a new restaurant called Steam and Rye, which serves an on-trend menu of American barbecue, hamburgers and worrying deep-fried pickles, announced […]

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Shanghai’s French Quarter: neighbourhood watch

January 3, 2014
Shanghai’s French Quarter: neighbourhood watch

Shanghai’s former French Concession has a new je ne sais quoi – with cafes and bistros serving up a very Gallic atmosphere A century after Shanghai’s French Concession – with its art-deco residences, high-society dancehalls and plane trees shipped from France – became know as the “Paris of the Orient”, the leafy district is striving […]

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The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, the Cotswolds: hotel review

January 3, 2014
The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, the Cotswolds: hotel review

Imagine a stylish Asian beach resort in the chocolate-boxy Cotwolds, with a splendidly over-the-top restaurant. And a mattress that puts our reviewer’s inner princess to the test I’m loose as a goose when I arrive at the Wild Rabbit, a former pub reimagined into a restaurant with rooms by the Daylesford team, the organic empire […]

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Grillshack: restaurant review

January 3, 2014
Grillshack: restaurant review

In the cut-throat world of high-street restaurants, a new player has just rolled into town. Are you ready for Grillshack? 61-63 Beak Street, London W1. No bookings. Meal for two: £20-£40 Let’s rehearse the old gag: how do you make a small fortune in the restaurant business? Start with a big one. Oh, the oceans […]

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Manorhaus, Llangollen: hotel review

January 3, 2014
Manorhaus, Llangollen: hotel review

This Victorian villa remodelled with taste into a restaurant-with-rooms makes the (almost) perfect bolthole Llangollen, amid the Clwydian hills and close to Offa’s Dyke, has been attracting walkers and day-trippers since Victorian times. The pace is sedate and the town, with its tea rooms, independent butchers, bakers and, probably, candlestick-makers, feels a bit 1958. But […]

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Three days in Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW – travel guide

January 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a visit to Leura – take a long weekend and head for Australia’s Blue Mountains. Find more images from this and other trips on Guardian Australia’s instagram page Vicky Frost

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A day in … Cihangir, Istanbul

January 3, 2014
A day in … Cihangir, Istanbul

Jolted into life by the Gezi protests, Istanbul’s Cihangir neighbourhood is now an even livelier place for food, drink, fun, and a hairdo During the Gezi protests earlier this year, the neighbourhood of Cihangir near Istanbul’s Taksim Square earned its stripes as an anti-establishment stronghold as images of tear-gassed protesters being chased down its cafe-lined […]

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Oak Bank Hotel: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2014
Oak Bank Hotel: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Grasmere’s modest Oak Bank Hotel boasts a remarkable secret: the brilliant cooking of Darren Comish Broadgate, Grasmere, Cumbria (01539 435 217). Meal for two: £70-£100 The small Oak Bank Hotel in Grasmere is not one of the Lake District’s fanciest establishments. To be frank it’s not even one of the fanciest establishments in Grasmere. At the […]

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Three days in Rye, Mornington peninsula – travel guide

January 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a trip to Rye – a favourite with Melburnians with its small but pretty beach, and nearby world-class wineries Oliver Milman

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