Archive for June, 2015

Feast on the beach in Cornwall

June 3, 2015

Bookings for supper nights at the beachside Hidden Hut in south Cornwall are as sought-after as festival tickets. And, as with festivals, no one lets the weather get in the way of a good time Hidden Hut has come a long way since the days when it sold plastic buckets, spades and inflatable dolphins. Five […]

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48 hours in Melbourne: what to do, where to go

June 3, 2015

Food in Chinatown, fashion in the arcades and footy at the G are just some of the things which mean a weekend in Melbourne is never long enough A weekend in Melbourne? It’s never long enough. As with any hometown, it’s a place filled with old friends and heavy with memories and associations. I live […]

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Wild Garlic: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

June 3, 2015

A good restaurant not only serves good food, it makes the world a better place – and that’s what Jay needed I was a refugee from Planet Chaos. I had left home with the world in balance. Somewhere along the tracks between Paddington and Stroud, it had slipped off its axis. A problem needed to […]

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Let’s go to … Swansea

June 3, 2015

Dylan Thomas’s birthplace is celebrating its native poet with the first annual Dylan Day on 14 May. We look at attractions poetry-related and not, plus where to eat, sleep and, of course, raise a glass to the great man To celebrate the first annual Dylan Day on 14 May in the poet’s home town. The […]

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

June 3, 2015

Spain’s one-time capital is shaking off its austere, pious image. Now, with its innovative restaurants and hotels, plus cultural sights, Toledo merits more than a day trip from Madrid Capital of Spain until 1563 – when the honour passed to the fly-blown village of Madrid, 46 miles away – Toledo, in Castilla-La Mancha, has become […]

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Flat Three: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

June 3, 2015

A Japanese-Skandi restaurant isn’t a terrible idea. So it’s a pity the food at Flat Three doesn’t live up to the dream Flat Three, 120-122 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 (020 7792 8987). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £100 Halfway through my first driving test I knew I had failed, even without being […]

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10 of the best country hotels in Italy with great food

June 3, 2015

A love of food is synonymous with Italy, and these family-run hotels chosen by Alastair Sawday showcase regional cuisine and local produce as well as being gorgeous places to stay Poggio di Luna, Peschici, GarganoSet amid 200-year-old olive and fruit trees, and with views over the Foresta Umbra, this handsome whitewashed building – all staircases, […]

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10 of the best budget restaurants in Venice

June 3, 2015

With the Biennale opening a month earlier this year, to coincide with Milan’s World Expo, Venice is expecting a visitor overload. But that doesn’t mean they have to resort to overpriced, underwhelming tourist restaurants The quality of food served in Venice has improved a great deal over recent years. Chefs are using more fresh local […]

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UK night-time economy gets its own industry group

June 3, 2015

Night Time Industries Association started by former bar owner who says restaurants, bars and entertainment are being sidelined in cities The economy has dominated much of the general election campaign and the parties’ manifestos brim over with proposals for encouraging growth, increasing employment and regenerating Britain’s cities. But one of the UK’s most vibrant and […]

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Percy & Founders: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

June 3, 2015

It’s supposed to represent the future of the pub, but Percy & Founders is heading down an evolutionary dead end 1 Pearson Square, London W1 (020 3761 0200). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £110 With some restaurants you have to ask the most basic questions. You have to ask why. Why did they […]

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