Archive for October, 2016

Top 10 vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafes in Manchester

October 3, 2016

To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, we choose the best places to eat for veggies and vegans in the city where the UK Vegetarian Society was established, 169 years ago Nungwi Village Eating at this south Indian restaurant, in the Ladybarn district, is akin to a religious experience for the serious foodie – though with a […]

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The Fleece Inn, Dolphinholme near Lancaster: hotel review

October 3, 2016

This revamped village pub is a community hub, with a village shop and fair pay, but it makes a cosy, well-priced, well-run stay for outsiders, too Nungwi Village According to Camra, 21 pubs are still shutting down each week. Not all of those are great pubs, it’s true, but, ultimately, the demise of any pub […]

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Friuli, Italy, guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

October 3, 2016

This border region of north-east Italy has stayed out of the limelight but offers dramatic Alpine scenery, gorgeous Adriatic lagoons, and a wealth of local wine, fine cuisine and history Driving east from Venice along the autostrada, it only takes half an hour to leave the tourists behind and cross into the very different world […]

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Umezushi: Manchester restaurant review | Jay Rayner

October 3, 2016

Small, intimate and refreshingly affordable, Umezushi is a hidden gem. But now Jay’s gone and told us all… Umezushi, Unit 4, Mirabel Street, Manchester M3 1PJ (0871 811 8877). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £40-£110 At times the dedicated restaurant-goer must behave like an intelligence analyst; must become the George Smiley of the […]

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Top 10 Paris restaurants for €10 a head

October 3, 2016

With the traditional Parisian brasserie in decline, a new website is pointing diners to alternative cheap eats. The founders of Les Petites Tables show us where to dine well on a shoestring ‘No kebabs, no sandwiches – that’s our rule. Apart from that, if it’s good we’ll consider it.” Romain Passelande and Thomas Le Gourrierec […]

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On my radar: Alfred Molina’s cultural highlights

October 3, 2016

The stage and screen actor on the secret life of Eugene O’Neill, the singer Mayer Hawthorne, All About Eve and his favourite Los Angeles eaterie Born in London to a Spanish father and Italian mother, Molina, 63, decided to become an actor after watching Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus aged nine. He later attended the Guildhall School […]

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Som Saa: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

October 3, 2016

A pop-up Thai has parlayed itself into a full-blown restaurant. It’s popular, noisy and the food has quite a kick Som Saa, 43a Commercial Street, London E1 6BD (020 7324 7790). Limited bookings for four or more. Meal for two including drinks and service: £75-£120 You join me in the smallest room in the house […]

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London’s best late-night restaurants and cafes – chosen by the experts

October 3, 2016

Out in the capital and in need of quality post-pub food? Our experts have selected their favourite after-hours havens for bagels, burgers, noodles – and yes, kebabs There are three important ingredients for successful late-night food: it needs to be quick, delicious and fun. No one wants to sit down for a six-course, white-tablecloth meal […]

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The best pubs, cafes and restaurants in the UK countryside – readers’ travel tips

October 3, 2016

Readers reveal some foodie gems in rural Britain, including perfect pasties, spectacular seafood, corking kippers and Yorkshire’s answer to limoncello Great food need not be expensive. In the tiny fishing port of Craster stands L Robson & Sons smokery and restaurant. The family has been smoking fish for generations and, though the original “herring girls” […]

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Clipstone: London restaurant review | Jay Rayner

October 3, 2016

The wooden seats at Clipstone may be unforgivingly hard, but the food is so superbly good you won’t notice Clipstone, 5 Clipstone Street, London W1W 6BB (020 7637 0871). Meal for two including drinks and service: £80-£120 Among the readers of these reviews is a group of men preoccupied with their own arses. This is […]

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