Archive for September, 2016

The Classroom: restaurant review

September 3, 2016

The Welsh capital isn’t famous for food but this really excellent catering college showcase could change all that The Classroom, CAVC City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, Cardiff CF10 5FE (029 2025 0377). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 Even the greenest of cities have their tattered edges and Cardiff, which is greener than […]

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Araras, Brazil’s new ‘Gourmet Valley’

September 3, 2016

The cool lush hillside in the imperial city of Petrópolis, north of Rio de Janeiro, has become a culinary destination, with a growing number of exceptional restaurants serving refined European cuisine Nungwi Village Just over 100km north of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic stadiums is the valley of Araras, an emerging foodie destination in the Serra […]

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The Good Egg, London: restaurant review | restaurant review

September 3, 2016

Some of the American deli-inspired Jewish cooking here is really superb, says Jay. Shame about the short ribs… The Good Egg, 93 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AS (020 7682 2120). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 Nungwi Village Occasionally, restaurants bestow upon those of us charged with writing about them a […]

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The Pig at Combe, Honiton, Devon: hotel review

September 3, 2016

From the cocktail bar entrance hall to on-trend rooms, beautiful grounds and tempting dinner menu, the fifth hotel in the Pig litter should suit the most discerning of snouts Nothing says “you’re going to have a good time” like walking into a cocktail bar. Reception desks are boring – all forms and faffing. Why not […]

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Chriskitch Hoxton: restaurant review

September 3, 2016

The gleaming interior is matched by the seriousness of the cooking in chef Chris Honor’s ambitious new venue Chriskitch Hoxton, 5 Hoxton Market, London N1 6HG (020 7033 6666). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 The first time I went to one of chef Christian Honor’s restaurants it was for salad. It says […]

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TripAdvisor does its best to catch fakes | Letter from TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer

September 3, 2016

Your article on TripAdvisor (Ever been fooled by a rave review?, 8 July) got me thinking back to why I started the site in the first place. Until then, unbiased information sourced from travellers had not been easy to find. While professional critics served a purpose to the handful of businesses selected for a review, […]

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Ready to jumble rumble? Brocantes: junk shop joy on a France road trip

September 3, 2016

Long autoroute trip? Then stop off for a rummage in a brocante (a French flea market), says Tom Kevill-Davies, who has furnished his house from them Among my childhood memories of summer holidays in France – seemingly endless car journeys, fighting with my older sister on the back seat, Dire Straits on the cassette player […]

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On Café, London: restaurant review

September 3, 2016

This little gem of a caff serves French patisserie and Chinese dim sum, and somehow it all makes sense On Café, 31 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7EE (020 3759 0162). Meal for two, including service: £50 Early on in this job I discovered it could exemplify the “observer effect”. That, by writing about a […]

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Brewing up in Banff: tea with altitude at Lake Agnes Tea House, Canada

September 3, 2016

The 3.5km mountain hike in Banff national park may be tough but the tea, and the views, are well worth it. And at least you don’t have to carry the ingredients up there – like the staff do Enjoy a good pre-breakfast workout with a steep 3.5km trek to this secluded cafe in Banff national […]

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Budget hotels and hostels in European cities – readers’ tips

September 3, 2016

Full of character, offering good value and great locations, our readers have memorable tips for places to stay in cities from Berlin to Vienna, Valencia to Lisbon A five-minute tram journey from the city centre, MyMojoVie proved the hostel of my dreams. Behind a nondescript front door, on the top two floors of a typical […]

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