Archive for December, 2015

The foodie traveller … in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar

December 3, 2015

On an alleyway in the Iranian capital, Moslem restaurant serves the best tah-chin – a rich comfort food of rice, buttery chicken and saffron – in the city • 10 ideas for adventurous holidays in Iran “What are they waiting for?” I ask a spice seller, pointing at the long queue zigzagging down the street. […]

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The Seafood Restaurant: restaurant review

December 3, 2015

After the joy of East Pier Smokehouse at St Monans, Jay is all at sea among the well-heeled folk of St Andrews Nungwi Village The Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews, Fife (01334 479 475). Meal for two: £140 Lunchtime on a sparkling autumn day and I am in a Scottish fishing village which is so perfect […]

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Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland, County Durham: hotel review

December 3, 2015

A rare example of a place that gets everything right, this pub, restaurant and hotel makes the most of its historic setting while resisting any heritage naffness So many characters have found refuge in what is now the Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland: 12th-century monks and abbots; later owners the Forster family, one of whom […]

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How to choose a great restaurant from reading the menu

December 3, 2015

Beware pompous language, a plethora of choice or breaded brie. An anonymous inspector for restaurant guidebooks explains how to tell a good kitchen without going through the door Britain’s love affair with eating out has reached fever pitch. Earlier this month, Harden’s Restaurant Guide revealed a record-breaking 179 new London openings in 2015 (website Hot […]

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10 of the best hidden bars and restaurants in New York

December 3, 2015

From an original speakeasy to a much-loved hole-in-the-wall bodega, we pick 10 ‘secret’ places from a new book on New York’s eating and drinking scene Continue reading…

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The Peat Inn: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2015

It won Scotland’s first ever Michelin star back in the 80s, and the Peat Inn is showing no sign of losing its glitter The Peat Inn, near St Andrews, Fife (01334 840 206). Lunch for two: £75-£110. Dinner for two: £140 The Peat Inn is nothing new. It’s so not new, the whole village carries […]

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Pies and politics in Buenos Aires’ Perón Perón cafe

December 3, 2015

More than a meeting place for the Peron party, this kitsch ‘resto bar’ is a shrine to Juan and Evita and serves the general’s favourite comfort food Perón Perón Resto Bar in Buenos Aires’ Palermo Hollywood district is fascinating food-wise and for its reflections of political history. The Argentinian capital is home to five restaurants […]

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CheeMc: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2015

Without visiting Korea, it is impossible to tell how authentic CheeMc’s fried chicken is. No matter. It’s delicious… CheeMc, 310 Walworth Road, London SE17 (020 7358 6929). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £35 The menu at CheeMc, a small Korean restaurant a mile down the road from the delightful building site which is […]

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Tulse Hill Hotel, south London: review

December 3, 2015

This revamped hotel on London’s South Circular road admirably overcomes the challenges of its noisy location by getting everything else right Once upon a time, the old Tulse Hill Tavern was a decrepit spot, barely frequented, paint peeling and marred by its location right on one of south London’s busiest roads, the South Circular. Today, […]

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Michelin includes street food for first time in Hong Kong guide

December 3, 2015

Celebrated culinary guide creates new category for local food scene in southern Chinese territory and neighbouring Macau Hong Kong’s frills-free street food vendors have made it into this year’s Michelin Guide for the first time, officials of the celebrated culinary guide said on Thursday, as it released its 2016 recommendations for the southern Chinese territory. […]

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