Archive for March, 2014

Glossop: in a league of its own

March 3, 2014
Glossop: in a league of its own

It was famous as Royston Vasey in TV series The League of Gentlemen and as a gateway to the Peaks, but mill town Glossop has gone all fancy with an influx of arts projects, media types, restaurants and snazzy shops A town whose environs provided a backdrop for the macabre incest-fest that was The League […]

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Pass the dutchie: farm-to-table dining in Jamaica

March 3, 2014
Pass the dutchie: farm-to-table dining in Jamaica

At full moon on a Saturday night, head to Pedro Plains, the “breadbasket of Jamaica”, to feast al fresco on top-notch organic fare produced by local farmers Nungwi Village I am sipping a mango bellini at sunset, under a full moon, beneath the very tree the fruit was picked, about to have dinner on Dool’s […]

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The Mash Tun, Aberlour: hotel review

March 3, 2014
The Mash Tun, Aberlour: hotel review

A whisky-themed pub with rooms offers stunning views, a great location for walkers and fishermen, and fine if unadventurous local food. But it’s the drams that make it particularly memorable Speyside is whisky country: a land steeped in Uisghe Beatha, or Water of Life, and generously sprinkled with more than 50 distilleries – so where […]

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The Gunton Arms: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

March 3, 2014
The Gunton Arms: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

At the Gunton Arms they cook hunks of meat above a roaring fire… It makes Jay want to rip his shirt off and howl Cromer Road, Norfolk (01263 832 010). Meal for two including drinks and service: £120 The Gunton Arms, not far from Cromer in Norfolk, has an Elk Room. In the Elk Room […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants in Perth

March 3, 2014
Top 10 budget restaurants in Perth

Perth’s cafes and restaurants offer much to savour if you’re looking to eat well for less: whether it’s deli sandwiches, small plates, Asian classics or street food, there’s a spot for you Five Bar A top-notch craft beer selection and a menu stretching from light bites to hefty plates is a dangerous proposition. Lunches here […]

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Lanes of London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

March 3, 2014
Lanes of London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Has the Marriott Hotel taken a wrong turning? Its senseless street food concept leads diners up a blind alley The Marriott Hotel, 140 Park Lane, London W1 (020 7647 5664). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £100 Here is a lesson in impotence. It doesn’t matter how often I bang on self-importantly in this […]

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A day in Finnieston, Glasgow: city guide

March 3, 2014
A day in Finnieston, Glasgow: city guide

Finnieston has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into a vibrant neighbourhood full of cool bars and restaurants – not to mention the impressive Glasgow Riverside Museum Finnieston was once just a port of call for dockworkers in search of less salubrious entertainment, but it is now home to the sparkling new SSE Hydro arena, […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and bistros in Paris

March 3, 2014
Top 10 budget restaurants and bistros in Paris

Paris is home to some of the world’s finest – and priciest – restaurants. But a new breed of affordable places to eat means the budget traveller needn’t feel hard done by. We pick 10 places where you can dine on excellent French cuisine for €20 a head Eating on a budget in Paris often […]

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Pelham Hall, Burwash, East Sussex: B&B review

March 3, 2014
Pelham Hall, Burwash, East Sussex: B&B review

A 14th-century hall in deepest Sussex lovingly turned into a B&B by a chatty Manhattanite makes a – nearly – perfect bolthole ‘Welcome to our swish bed and breakfast in a 14th c. hall house overlooking the Sussex Weald. Oh my!” says Pelham Hall’s website. I’m a sucker for cool graphics and a chatty tone. […]

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20 bargain beach holidays in Europe

March 3, 2014
20 bargain beach holidays in Europe

Whether you want to soak up the sun, get active or party on the sand at a festival, look forward to summer with our pick of beach breaks across Europe Rüfugium, Germany Doing an excellent line in Nordic cool, this pared-back refuge on Rügen Island is right by the Baltic and has an outdoor sauna, […]

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