Archive for September, 2015

Suvlaki: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

September 3, 2015

On a visit to Suvlaki to show solidarity with the Greeks, Jay finds fine street food – and a dent in his wallet Nungwi Village 21 Bateman Street, London, W1 (020 7287 6638). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70 So very much is expected of the modern restaurant-goer: the hyper-sensitivity to distinguish the […]

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Checchino dal 1887: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

September 3, 2015

Checchino dal 1887 in Rome is remarkable for two things: its history and its no-holds-barred offal specialities. Jay tucks in Expediency can feed us well. Those restaurants that define what they do by what’s close at hand really can be some of the most satisfying: that place close by the docks, where the fish is […]

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The foodie traveller … tries paella as it was meant to taste

September 3, 2015

Most paellas come with chicken or prawns among the saffron rice, but one restaurant in Valencia does it the time-honoured way, with rabbit – and a flavoursome ingredient you may not expect … Paella – the Spanish dish of rice, meat, seafood and vegetables – is named after the pan used to make the dish […]

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The best bars and restaurants in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba – according to local B&B owners

September 3, 2015

Airbnb recently arrived in Cuba … and who better to give local tips than the owners of the homes where photographer Matt Humphrey and writer Ben Gallacher stayed? More of Matt Humphrey’s Havana photographs Readers’ travel tips for Cuba Cubans have long been in the habit of welcoming guests into their homes, and since 1997 […]

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Levanter Fine Foods: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

September 3, 2015

In pursuit of a perfect steak, Jay heads to Ramsbottom where he finds fabulous Spanish cooking at amazing prices 10 Square Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire (No bookings) Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70 Back in 2009 I made a pilgrimage to a restaurant in the Basque hills outside San Sebastian called Etxebarri. At that […]

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Holiday guide to Almería, Spain: best hotels, restaurants and things to do

September 3, 2015

Famous for its Spaghetti Western landscapes and film sets, Almería province in Andalucía also offers superb beaches, history and great places to eat and stay If you want to scramble down to a cove and jump into crystal clear water the colour of sapphires, spend a night drinking mojitos in the desert, lounge on the […]

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YHA Boggle Hole, Fylingthorpe, Whitby, North Yorkshire: hostel review

September 3, 2015

YHA hostels have reinvented themselves – and changed almost as much as our writer has in the 20 years since she last stayed in one The last time I went youth hostelling in Whitby, I was a teenager smuggling in vodka, dyeing my hair in the toilets and trying to get off with boys. This […]

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Bert’s Barges, Hackney, east London: hotel review

September 3, 2015

A stylishly decorated barge on the Regent’s Canal, close to Hackney’s contemporary art galleries and nightlife, makes a refreshingly different, if pricey, option for a stay in London The coot’s nest was very east London. As well as the usual twigs and foliage, the bird had used a discarded Golden Virginia packet and a coat-hanger […]

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Greek island holiday guide: the Argo-Saronic islands and Kythira

September 3, 2015

These Greek islands south of Athens make a great holiday on their own, or a relaxing extension to a city break. Andrew Bostock picks the best places to eat and stay, and things to do on and off the beach • More Greek island guides: north-east Aegean | the Dodecanese | the Cyclades | Crete […]

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Budget guesthouses, hostels and hotels in Iceland: readers’ travel tips

September 3, 2015

The force of the elements is all-pervasive in Iceland, so cosiness, comfort and hospitality are high among our readers’ priorities when it comes to affordable places to stay beyond Reykjavík Stays in the city: Top 10 hotels in Reykjavik Hólmur is a farm and guesthouse just off Route 1 in the south-east. It’s been my […]

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