Archive for July, 2016

Your own slice of Italian Riviera: a remote stay in Liguria

July 3, 2016

At a cute fisherman’s cottage in 1,500-year-old San Fruttuoso village our writer has a secluded bay amid romantic Romanesque splendour almost to herself• Win a stay at a Grade II-listed Landmark Trust building It’s dusk. The bay is empty and silent and the bell tower is black against the navy sky. We’re following a shadowy […]

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Sosharu: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

July 3, 2016

Sosharu bills itself as a relaxed bar, but the cooking is so precise and poised that it deserves your full attention Sosharu, 64 Turnmill Street, London EC1 (020 3805 2304). Meal for two including drinks and service: £100 – £140 With Jason Atherton’s new restaurant Sosharu I could easily have got hung up on definitions. […]

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How to eat the best, for less: the UK’s top 10 budget cafes and restaurants

July 3, 2016

After visiting over 1,000 restaurants for our Britain’s best budget eats series, Tony Naylor bids farewell to the column by sharing his tips on how to dine memorably for under £10, and whittles down all those meals to his 10 favourites Nungwi Village In the last eight years, I have, almost literally, eaten my way […]

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Corkage: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

July 3, 2016

You don’t need to be a wine expert to enjoy well-chosen bottles by the glass at this friendly wine bar with food Corkage, 132a Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BG (01225 422 577). Meal for two, including service and wine (lots of it): £60-£100 Halfway through our meal at Corkage in Bath, Marty Grant, the man […]

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Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham: review

July 3, 2016

From the grand decor to the young head chef’s faultless food, this new hotel gets almost everything right … so where is everyone? Besides having a notorious eye for the ladies (and occasionally the men), Romantic poet Lord Byron was, apparently, rather partial to a good public hanging. He would book a room above the […]

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Italian village trattorias: readers’ travel tips

July 3, 2016

Some of Italy’s best food is found in rural, family-run places where fresh, local produce is cooked superbly. Readers share details of their most memorable meals Enter next week’s competition and you could win a £200 hotel voucher If you live in Modena, as we once did, you are never short of fantastic places to […]

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10 of the best bars in Paris to watch Euro 2016 football

July 3, 2016

With Paris about to succumb to football fever for a month, screens are going up in bars all over the city. So where’s best to soak up the Euros atmosphere? From 10 June to 10 July, Paris will be transformed into Europe’s capital of football as France hosts the Euro 2016 tournament. It will be […]

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Top 10 southern barbecue joints in the US

July 3, 2016

A road trip around the American south led Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn to open a BBQ restaurant in the UK in homage. Here are their favourite US smokers We fell in love with the southern states and their attitude to food and gatherings three years ago, when we quit our long-standing careers in London […]

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Theo’s Simple Italian, London: restaurant review

July 3, 2016

Theo Randall is the master of faux peasant food that’s fit for a king. But, says Jay, his latest venture could cost him his crown Theo’s Simple Italian, 34-44 Barkstone Gardens, London SW5 0EW (020 7370 9130). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £110 Lunch at Theo’s Simple Italian is like my eyesight in […]

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The Huntsman of Brockenhurst, Hampshire: hotel review

July 3, 2016

Injecting fun and a cool vibe into a picture-book New Forest village, this revamped inn belies its pub-chain roots ‘Some people miss the carvery and some of the anti-hunting posse objected to the new name … but overall, it has been a massive hit with the regulars,” says Ann Maher, landlady of the Huntsman in […]

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