Archive for November, 2015

Ee-Usk and Oban Seafood Hut: restaurant reviews | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2015

Fans of fresh seafood are advised to drop everything and head to Oban. Be warned: you might decide not to return Ee-Usk, North Pier, Oban (eeusk.com; 01631 565 666). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 Oban Seafood Hut, Calmac Pier, Oban (obanseafoodhut.co.uk). Meal for two: £20 Nungwi Village Continue reading…

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The Seaside Boarding House, Dorset: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2015

A new coastal enclave in Dorset owes its steady hand and knowing menu to the buzz and clatter of the capital The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock, Dorset (01308 897 205). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 From the outside the Seaside Boarding House, on the coast just down from the Dorset village […]

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The foodie traveller … on Iceland’s new way with whey

November 3, 2015

The cheese by-product grannies kept in the fridge is having a revival, with Iceland’s brightest new restaurants now including it on their menus Skyr, a low-fat fresh cheese brought to Iceland by Norse settlers over 1,000 years ago, is an integral part of the Icelandic national diet – particularly when served with blueberries and cream […]

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Sackville’s: restaurant review

November 3, 2015

Silly truffle dishes and overpriced beef dominate the menu here – and the puddings are just unpleasant. Avoid Sackville’s, 8a Sackville Street, London W1. (020 7734 3623). Meal for two, including wine, £160 It probably makes most sense to think of Sackville’s less as a restaurant and more as a historical curio. Because God knows […]

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Holiday guide to lesser-known Thailand

November 3, 2015

They’re getting harder to find, but there are still corners of rural and coastal Thailand relatively untouched by tourism. We pick unspoilt islands and stunning national parks away from the crowds Readers’ favourite Thai islands Many come to Thailand with visions of empty, palm-lined, white beaches and exotic cuisine. The reality at the more popular […]

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Pedestrian seriously injured by sofa falling 130ft from luxury London hotel

November 3, 2015

Man suffered head injuries when piece of outdoor furniture fell from private rented apartments at W hotel in Leicester Square A man has suffered serious injuries to his head and face after being struck by a sofa that fell from the roof of a luxury hotel in central London. The pedestrian, who is in his […]

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Dalston Hall, Carlisle, Cumbria: hotel review

November 3, 2015

Bling decor and patchy food marred a stay in this beautiful 16th-century manor house hotel on the edge of the Lake District Once the basics such as clean room and comfy bed are in place, unlooked-for extras can be what make a trip a real treat: charming staff, say, or small things such as delicious […]

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Let’s go to … Pendle Hill for Halloween

November 3, 2015

Few places are as ghostly and ghoulish as the Lancashire beauty spot where the notorious coven was rounded up 400 years ago for the Pendle witch trials Why go now?Tranquil-looking Pendle Hill, in the Forest of Bowland, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But at this time of year people visit less for the […]

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Inside Gary Neville’s ‘luxury’ Manchester squat — video

November 3, 2015

The Guardian’s Diane Taylor is granted exclusive access inside the Manchester hotel owned by former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. The former stock exchange building has become the country’s most famous squat since a group of homeless people were invited to stay for the winter by the charitable Manchester United stars Continue reading…

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Let’s go to … Peterborough

November 3, 2015

The ‘Gateway to the Fens’ is hosting spooky tours in its newly opened 500-year-old vaults, but with heritage trails, classic pubs and food, it’s a fine place to visit year-round Why now?To be scared silly. The spooky, 500-year-old Priestgate Vaults under Peterborough Museum opened for regular tours for the first time on 24 October in […]

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