Archive for May, 2015

Jinjuu: restaurant review

May 3, 2015

When Jay Rayner went to review Jinjuu, he expected fried chicken – what he got was an avalanche of lawyers’ letters 15 Kingly Street, London W1 (020 8181 8887). Meal for two, including drinks and service, £110 A damp winter’s night in January, and waiting for me by the door as I leave Jinjuu, a […]

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Avignon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

May 3, 2015

Eurostar’s new direct service to the south of France has cut the journey time from London to Avignon to under six hours. The historic capital of Provence may be most famous for a song and a broken-down bridge, but its up-to-the-minute performing arts festival, great food and places to stay make it worth the train […]

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Lyon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

May 3, 2015

Now within striking distance of London thanks to the new direct Eurostar service, France’s second city is bursting with cultural ambition, with festivals, new museums and a revamped dockland area. And its famous food and wines just get better … • Avignon city guide • Marseille city guide Nungwi Village There was an altercation at […]

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10 of the best cocktail bars in Chicago

May 3, 2015

Some of Chicago’s historic bars have been around since the prohibition era and retain an air of 1920s glamour, and even the newcomers doff their fedora to the speakeasy. All serve a mean cocktail • Party like it’s 1929: Chicago’s prohibition-style bars Chicago, a city still married to the mob. Capiche? Quite simply, the boss. […]

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The foodie traveller in … São Paulo state, Brazil

May 3, 2015

The Leão Vermelho is a quirky dining experience held in the chef/waiter/bottle-washer’s grandparents’ house and inspired by Harry Potter. The food’s pretty fantastic, too … Top 10 bars in São Paulo The words “restaurant” and “chef” don’t really apply to O Leão Vermelho, a unique and whimsical new dining-meets-art experience in the small town of […]

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Peace and loaf: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2015

Peace and Loaf makes eating out an adventure. But that doesn’t mean it is not serious about serving good food 217 Jesmond Road, Newcastle (01912 815 222). Meal for two, including drinks and service, £110 Let’s start at the very end, with a petit four of bubblegum-flavoured marshmallow dyed the shade of blue that meat […]

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Kim not Kosher: Kardashian airbrushed out of image by Israeli website

May 3, 2015

Ultra-orthodox Kikar HaShabbat website removes Kim Kardashian’s likeness from photographs of her and husband Kanye West dining with Jerusalem’s mayor For most media outlets a picture of Kim Kardashian, reality television celebrity and wife of rapper Kanye West, would be regarded as guaranteed clickbait. Now, however, the woman for whom the word over-exposed might have […]

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Eating out in New York City – by Instagram

May 3, 2015

Hannah Summers casts aside the guidebook and – armed only with a smartphone and her Instagram account – takes a giant bite out of New York When I lost my irreplaceable NYC guide, the city came to my rescue Robert De Niro didn’t fancy a traditional sponge for his most recent birthday cake. No, he […]

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Brassica, Beaminster, Dorset: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2015

Dorset reminds Jay Rayner of family holidays in the 70s, but Brassica gives him the chance to make some new memories For seven years from 1970 my family went on holiday to a hotel overlooking Studland Bay in Dorset. As a result I’ve never quite managed to believe that the county actually exists, in the […]

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Nicholas Gilman on Riviera del Sur, Mexico City

May 3, 2015

This old-school Mexican cantina in the Colonia Roma district is back in business after a 21st-century makeover that ensures its appeal spans the generations The cantina has been an essential element of urban Mexican life since the 19th century. But with the arrival of fast-food chains, cocktail bars and other contemporary hangouts, old-style cantinas have […]

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