Archive for April, 2015

Top 10 riads and B&Bs in Fez and the Middle Atlas, Morocco

April 3, 2015

Morocco’s riads offer an authentic, affordable taste of the country and our picks – with stays in Fez, Meknès and Moulay Idriss – are perfect for exploring city neighbourhoods and Berber towns Nungwi Village • Top 10 riads in Marrakech The ancient riad’s cathedral-height courtyard is resplendent with zellij tiles and ornate stucco – and […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and lunch spots in Florence, Italy

April 3, 2015

Florence’s food scene is being celebrated at its annual Taste gastro-fest from 7-9 March but year-round the best of the city’s restaurants offer innovative meals that are perfect for travellers on a budget Nungwi Village • The Oltrarno, Florence’s forgotten southbank, gets a tourism makeover This weekend, food enthusiasts will be piling into the vast, […]

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Let’s go to … Glasgow

April 3, 2015

This month’s comedy festival in Glasgow is the biggest in Europe: here’s what to see, do, eat and drink when your aching sides can’t take any more laughs Glasgow in winter … are you having a laugh?No, but you could be at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, the largest in Europe (even bigger than that Fringe […]

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Food for Thought: the last vegetarian gasp of alternative Covent Garden

April 3, 2015

The food might all have been orange and tasted vaguely like butternut squash, but the closure of this landmark Neal Street restaurant after four decades is another blow to independent London The Covent Garden of the early 1970s was an area in flux. Deranged, on-off schemes by the GLC to demolish half the streets when […]

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The lamplighter dining rooms: restaurant review

April 3, 2015

Sunday lunch should not be an elegant affair. Nor inventive. Now pass the roast potatoes, would you? High Street, Windermere (01539 443 547). Sunday lunch for two, including drinks and service: £70 It’s time to talk about the really important things, the ones that make a difference. Obviously, I’m referring to the correct way to […]

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Azores holiday guide: what to see, best bars, restaurants and places to stay

April 3, 2015

This volcanic archipelago in the mid-Atlantic feels like a world unto itself. But two new direct low-cost air routes from the UK are about to bring the enchanted islands within easier reach Here, somewhere between Lisbon and New York, the weather is mild but decidedly unstable. Atlantic fronts barrel in, clouds tussle, shafts of sunbeams […]

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Time for extra helpings: a foodie tour of Cáceres, Spain

April 3, 2015

With fine tapas and cutting-edge restaurants, Cáceres, in Extremadura, is a worthy gastronomy capital of Spain for 2015. So why’s it taken outsiders so long to find this gem of a city? More on Spain: Jerez guide – what to see and where to stay Madrid city guide: the best bars, restaurants and hotels The […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Birmingham

April 3, 2015

Birmingham’s diverse range of cuisines can be savoured without spending big bucks. Here – updating his 2009 guide to the city – Tony Naylor picks 10 inspirational indies where you can eat well for under £10 a head• Want more? Here’s Tony’s original top 10 Birmingham budget eats• Let’s go to … Birmingham Be warned, […]

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1847: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

April 3, 2015

1847 is an independent restaurant in Manchester serving imaginative and delicious vegetarian food. So why is it half empty? 58 Mosley Street, Manchester (0161 236 1811). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £75 It’s late at night and I’m in the newly opened Manchester outpost of the London-based Hawksmoor steak house group, all wood […]

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The foodie traveller … tucks in to a free dinner in Paris

April 3, 2015

There are three bars you can go to in Paris where you can eat your fill for the price of a drink. And at one, live music is on the menu too Top 10 free things to do in Paris Here’s a secret not many people know: there’s a trio of Parisian bars at which […]

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