Archive for May, 2014

Britain’s best budget restaurants

May 3, 2014

Over the last two years, we have been looking for the best cheap eats on offer in Britain, and here’s a map of our progress so far. For the full listings, see our Britain’s best budget eats archive. For more interactive travel maps, click here Continue reading…

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Plum and Spilt Milk: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2014

Dishing up big-fisted flavours, and elegant with it, Plum and Spilt Milk in King’s Cross is on the right track Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross, London N1 (020 3388 0818). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 There is a man eating alone at the table next to us in Plum and Spilt Milk, […]

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Unspoilt Italy: fall head over heel for Puglia’s Salento region

May 3, 2014

Wild beaches, seriously tempting food and wine, affordable prices and few tourists await those who venture to Salento, the sun-kissed south of Puglia at the heel of Italy’s boot The tables are filling up fast tonight in Gustavo Braceria. Carmela moves between the groups of diners, greeting them like old friends. Her relaxed demeanour conceals a […]

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Top 10 affordable restaurants in rural Tuscany

May 3, 2014

Dining out in Tuscany’s tourist centres can be a pricey business, but once you get into the rural areas you can find some of the region’s delicious specialities at more affordable restaurants Do you know a great place to eat in Tuscany? Share your suggestions in the comments below As long as you avoid the […]

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Blanchette: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2014

Blanchette in Soho knows exactly what it’s doing and that includes not annoying Jay Rayner with a silly tasting menu Blanchette, 9 D’Arblay Street, London W1 (020 7439 8100). Meal for two, including wine and service, £50-£80 I tried to keep with the project, really I did. I told myself it would be fine, that […]

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A foodie mountain biking ride to San Sebastián

May 3, 2014

Between the best sandwich of all time, baked cheesecake and solomillo, our writer manages to squeeze in some fantastic single-track riding along the Atlantic coast to San Sebastián The ride in pictures I am in the Basque country, eating the best food I’ve ever had. I’m not yet in fabled foodie heaven of San Sebastián, […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and food trucks in Vancouver

May 3, 2014

Vancouver may well be Canada’s most expensive city but our writer discovers that you can eat very well indeed for $10, thanks to the city’s excellent budget food scene British Columbia’s metropolitan pride and joy is not known for its affordability. Vancouver has some of the highest house prices in Canada, and sales tax means […]

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Janetira Thai: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2014

The ‘Super Duper Spicy’ mackerel curry at this restaurant is so ferociously fiery, you’ll need to wash your hair. Worth it though, says Jay Rayner Janetira Thai, 28 Brewer Street, London W1(020 7434 3777). No booking. Meal for two £60 The night before I visited Janetira Thai for lunch I washed my hair. This is […]

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The OFM 50: our favourite foods, recipes, restaurants and more

May 3, 2014

From Portland to Paris, secret ingredients to world-beating chefs, presenting our second annual guide to the best cooking eating and drinking Blood has gone out of fashion as a cooking ingredient despite its widespread use in many cultures, from coq au vin and jugged hare to blood "tofu" in China. In its latest investigations into […]

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Indian fusion food an exciting new trend in Indian cuisine video

May 3, 2014

Top Indian chef Manish Mehrotra from Delhi restaurant Indian Accent gives us an insight into Indian fusion cooking traditional Indian cuisine with a modern twist. Mehrotra demonstrates some of his imaginative blends of cuisines and discusses different regional cooking styles in India while respecting his cultural culinary heritage Continue reading…

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