Archive for April, 2015

Raby Hunt: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

April 3, 2015

Raby Hunt is the tiny but miraculous first restaurant of James Close, who abandoned golfing ambitions to cook The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Summerhouse nr Darlington, Co Durham (01325 374 237). Meal for two including service: £120-£200. Some ideas make no sense, even when they succeed: think budget airlines, pop tarts and Milton Keynes. The Raby […]

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Gowanus, Brooklyn’s former industrial hub, is cleaning up its act

April 3, 2015

With new bars, art spaces and even a canal canoe club springing up, things are definitely happening in this previously overlooked New York neighbourhood • Top 10 places to eat, drink, shop and sleep in Gowanus In a shop window in the Gowanus neighbourhood of Brooklyn, a painted effigy of Saint Joseph bows his head […]

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Gowanus top 10: expert tips for Brooklyn’s up-and-coming district

April 3, 2015

Brooklyn’s industrial backwater is about to move into the spotlight, as our pick of bars, shops, museums and more shows Nungwi Village Gowanus cleans up its act Sandwiched between mega-wealthy Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, the eyesore of Gowanus, with its junkyards, big empty warehouses and that toxic canal, has for years remained Brooklyn’s dirty […]

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The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs

April 3, 2015

These Japanese chefs work at some of the most exciting restaurants in the country – including two listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 – but where do they go to eat and drink when they’re off duty? They take us to their favourite local counter restaurants and noodle bars in Tokyo and Kyoto• Top […]

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Blacklock: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

April 3, 2015

If you dither over making your menu choices, Blacklock is the place for you. It’s a chops-only restaurant… 24 Great Windmill Street, London W1. No booking. Meal for two with drinks and service: £70 In the midst of this restaurant boom how we choose what to eat has begun to shift upstream. We used to […]

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Glazebrook House Hotel, Dartmoor, Devon: hotel review

April 3, 2015

Offbeat kitschy style combines with well considered food and wine to make a stay in this newly-refurbished country house great fun The sun is out over Dartmoor when we arrive in South Brent. A quick walk seems a good way to kill a few hours before checking in. Optimistically, I put on shorts and soon […]

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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 • The Oltrarno, Florence’s forgotten southbank, gets a tourism makeover This weekend, food enthusiasts will be piling into the vast, early 19th-century […]

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10 of the world’s coolest restaurants bars

April 3, 2015

From a modern diner in an old chapel to a white-washed cabinet of curiosities decorated with 10,000 animal bones, Gestalten’s new book, Let’s Go Out Again features some of the most unusual and spectacular restaurant interiors around the world. We’ve picked 10 of the most impressive Continue reading…

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Great B&Bs in France: readers’ travel tips

April 3, 2015

From a converted prison in the Dordogne to a family-run affair in Lille, our readers share their favourite B&Bs across France • To add a tip for next week, and be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher, go to Guardian Witness This fantastic B&B is set in a small friendly village […]

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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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