Archive for February, 2016

Family accommodation in Europe: readers’ tips

February 3, 2016

Country camping in France, fun on a farmstay in Austria, or even a ‘tropical’ stay in Germany? Readers recommend places to stay with children across Europe This campsite is about 45 minutes inland from the beaches and shopping of Biarritz and 45 minutes from the Pyrenees. It’s ideal for families with kids under 15, with […]

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A Wong: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2016

A custard bun might just be London’s best dessert, says Jay, when he visits A Wong. And it’s not just any bun… Nungwi Village A Wong, 70 Wilton Road, London SW1 (020 7828 8931). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80-£110 I believe I have found the single best dessert available right now in […]

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Spain’s hot restaurants: the top new chefs and where to discover them

February 3, 2016

As the Madrid Fusión food festival begins, meet the country’s rising culinary stars and chew over a trip to their restaurants, where there are affordable menus to be enjoyed before fame strikes All prices are for food only In recent years Spain’s culinary scene has created a number of true food heroes: from Ferran Adrià’s […]

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A plate in the sun: the restaurants our food critics dream of in winter

February 3, 2016

January getting you down? Our food writers reveal the places they fantasise about when the winter blues strike, from Mexican jungle kitchen to Alpine hut. And if you can’t escape, try some of their recipes Around £45 a head, plus drinks Continue reading…

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Shuang Shuang: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2016

A conveyor belt, personal stock pots, lists of equipment… Eating at Shuang Shuang is like an exam in cooking Shuang Shuang, 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1. No bookings. Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£120 Do not go to Shuang Shuang if you’ve had a couple of drinks. Do not go if you’re on […]

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Au Pied de Cochon: restaurant review

February 3, 2016

From nose to tail, there is no part of the pig that the great Au Pied de Cochon doesn’t turn into a pure porcine delight Au Pied de Cochon, 6 Rue Coquilliere, Paris (00 33 1 4013 7700). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£100 In the healing process, Paris always has had a […]

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Zelman Meats: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2016

Large portions and fair prices are always unexpected in central London, but Misha Zelman knows what he’s up to Zelman Meats, 2 St Anne’s Court, London W1 (020 7437 0566). Meal for two including drinks: £50-£80 I first met Misha Zelman in the autumn of 2006, in a supermarket café on the outskirts of Moscow. […]

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Roger Hickman’s Restaurant: review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2016

After several invitations, Jay finally makes it to a fancy place in Norwich. But he’s in no mood for small talk Roger Hickman’s Restaurant, 79 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich (01603 633522). Lunch for two, including drinks and service: £125 In an episode of The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s picaresque journey around the […]

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Hospitality sweet: meet the Brits who escaped to run hotels abroad

February 3, 2016

“We feel lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world …” From the Dordogne to the Philippines, Brits tell how they left homes and jobs in the UK to start new lives abroad – as hoteliers Off-grid hideaways in the woods don’t get much better than these three cabins in the Dordogne. They’re […]

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Care, attention and cake: how to be a good Airbnb host

February 3, 2016

Hosts tell how listing their homes on the website has enriched their lives, allowing them to travel themselves and make friends the world over Any seasoned Airbnb guest knows that the quality of your host is paramount. It is far from unusual for a guest to find, on arrival in what may be an unknown […]

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