Archive for October, 2015

10 of the best railway station restaurants: readers’ travel tips

October 3, 2015

Inspired by our Top 10 on station dining in Europe, Guardian readers added tips for other railway station restaurants to savour. Here’s a selection of their fine dining work Nungwi Village It seems readers love sniffing out decent cafes and restaurants on their travels. In this roundup they pick (nibble and scoff) some of their […]

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Hazy crazy days: with dad in Amsterdam’s coffee shops

October 3, 2015

Our writer’s father has MS, and cannabis helps with the symptoms. But that’s not the only reason for the pair’s jaunt to Amsterdam: he just loves to get high ‘Listen, I don’t want to do any of that cultural stuff,” my dad, John, said, as we planned our trip to Amsterdam, “I just want to […]

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Great beer, fine food and views – the Picardy guesthouse that has it all

October 3, 2015

The star of French thriller Witnesses made seaside bar La Filibustière in Ault a second home during filming Nungwi Village La Flibustière is a pub right on the seafront in Ault on the Picardy coast, a gem of a place known only to locals. It has a restaurant as well, plus three guestrooms with sea […]

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Top 10 train station restaurants in Europe

October 3, 2015

The romance and frisson of rail travel are the perfect accompaniments to these superb dining experiences in the continent’s top stations Named after the former first-class waiting room the restaurant now inhabits, the 1er Klas is a wonderful slice of 1880s glam, with monstrously high ceilings, wood-panelled walls and intricate paintings of wildlife. The menu […]

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The foodie traveller… snacks on tomato fritters in Santorini, Greece

October 3, 2015

Tiny tomatoes grown in the island’s dry volcanic soil are full of flavour, and best appreciated in moreish fritters made with fresh herbs In the southern Mediterranean, on the edge of the Aegean sea, fire met water and an odd island was born: Santorini. For years, it was considered one of the Aegean’s poorest islands. […]

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The Talbot: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

October 3, 2015

You’d have to be a ‘hard-hearted, self-regarding, po-faced schmuck’ not to like the Talbot, says Jay. Praise indeed… The Talbot, Knightwick, Worcestershire (01886 821 235). Meal for two: £30-£80 Inside a whitewashed pub, at the bottom of a hill close to where Worcestershire meets Herefordshire, is a crumbling piece of English heritage. The fact that […]

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Catalonia holiday guide: what to see and do, plus the best hotels and restaurants

October 3, 2015

There’s much more to Catalonia than busy Barcelona; we pick top sights and activities – and, of course, great tapas • 10 ways to enjoy Barcelona on a budget Sunday could be a momentous day for Catalonia – and for once it will have nothing to do with the left foot of Barcelona striker Lionel […]

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The Brass Rail: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

October 3, 2015

Jay has been coming to Selfridges’ salt beef bar all his life. Will the sandwiches be as good now there’s been a refit? The Brass Rail, Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1. Meal for two, including drinks and service, £30 They fixed it and it wasn’t broken. What they’ve done isn’t fatal, but it is silly. […]

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Rugby World Cup 2015: best bars and budget restaurants in host cities

October 3, 2015

The Rugby World Cup’s host city’s do a fine line in craft beer pubs and a flavourful but affordable restaurants, cafes, diners and delis for pre- and post-match refuelling Your chariot may be about to swing low, or you might feel the need of your own version of the haka, there may even be flowers, […]

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The foodie traveller on … Sweden’s foul-smelling herring dish

October 3, 2015

Surströmming smells so awful that it can’t be opened indoors. But initial impressions can prove misleading … Scandinavian food has enjoyed its time in the spotlight the last few years, but some dishes and food traditions are easier to export than others. And one dish that is unlikely to gain popularity outside our borders is […]

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