Archive for May, 2016

Why being a vegetarian traveller is often so hard to swallow

May 3, 2016

Avoiding meat and fish while travelling can be frustrating – if not impossible – but it can also lead to adventures and provide a unique insight into a destination • Share your stories of being a vegetarian abroad in the comments In India, where I grew up, I was never considered vegetarian enough. I do […]

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Savini at Criterion: restaurant review

May 3, 2016

It’s a stunning room and deserves something grand. Instead the Criterion has been lumped with overpriced food Savini at Criterion, 224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP (020 7930 1459). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £200 The Criterion on London’s Piccadilly Circus is a space in search of a decent restaurant. Until recently it was […]

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Burger Shop by a Rule of Tum: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2016

The town has a breed of cattle named after it, so it makes sense that Hereford should also have a decent burger joint Burger Shop by a Rule of Tum, 32 Aubrey Street, Hereford HR4 OBU (01432 351 764). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £30-£45 Every time I think the burger wars have […]

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Amsterdam Noord: the best galleries, bars, restaurants and hotels

May 3, 2016

A’DAM Toren, a new multi-venue tower, is the latest addition to Amsterdam’s creative hub, where a former shipyard and warehouses have been transformed into the city’s coolest waterfront district The landmark tower, Toren Overhoeks, will reopen in early May as A’DAM Toren – Amsterdam Dance And Music. The former home of Shell, the 22-storey waterfront […]

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U.P. at Dominique Ansel Kitchen: restaurant review

May 3, 2016

Seven courses of puddings from the man who brought us the Cronut? If only it had been as sweet as that sounds U.P. at Dominique Ansel Kitchen, 137 Seventh Avenue South, New York (dominique anselkitchen.com). Tasting menu for two with drinks, $270 A friend of mine, a big wheel in the food side of the […]

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Barbecue and beats in Cape Town’s Gugulethu township

May 3, 2016

Tina Walsh loves the party atmosphere of Mzoli’s, an open-air barbecue joint and bar that draws huge crowds of Capetonians The sun beats down on the queue snaking round the block from this bar and restaurant in Gugulethu, a vibrant township 11 miles from Cape Town. It’s Sunday lunch and a couple of hundred people […]

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A slice of pizza nostalgia in São Paulo, Brazil

May 3, 2016

In this most Italian of Brazilian cities, Castelões pizzeria serves staples that constitute a trip down memory lane for locals To eat at Cantina Castelões is to visit a São Paulo that otherwise now lives only in black-and-white photos: a time when warehouses sat alongside homes, and horses and trams ruled the streets. This was […]

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Tapas 37: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2016

From the alarm to the locked loo, few things went right for Jay at Tapas 37, but he was left with only one regret… Tapas 37, 37 Ecclestone Square, London SW1V 1PB (020 3489 1000). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 Ten minutes into our lunch at Tapas 37, the new restaurant inside […]

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Tips should go to workers, not employers, says government report

May 3, 2016

Charges on gratuities in restaurants, hotels and bars should be scrapped or limited, according to a review of tipping practices Tips in restaurants, hotels and bars should go to workers and not their employers, the government said in a report published on Monday. After an eight-month review of tipping practices, the government said charges imposed […]

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The Culpeper, east London: hotel review

May 3, 2016

This establishment is a pub, a great restaurant and now a fairly priced hotel (with a rooftop terrace in the offing) – and each element is handled with panache The Culpeper is the gift that keeps on giving: on its ground floor, a pub; a restaurant on the first; skyline views from its reopening-for-the-summer rooftop […]

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