Archive for December, 2016

A tour of New Orleans’ thriving restaurant scene

December 3, 2016

New Orleans has become one of the best places to eat in the US, with a thriving restaurant scene that’s doubled in size since Hurricane Katrina and driven by a new wave of chefs giving classic regional dishes a modern twist Nungwi Village When chef Isaac Toups was a boy, he would go fishing with […]

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The Jetty, Dorset: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2016

From your table at the Jetty in Dorset you can almost see your dinner swimming in the harbour Harbour Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 3NT (01202 400 950). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 Nungwi Village In a world of polarised opinions, we often forget that it’s possible to hold two thoughts in your […]

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‘Brooklyn is hipster Disneyland for some – but it has authenticity and heart’

December 3, 2016

Restaurateur Russell Norman watched Brooklyn change from industrial backwater to New York’s coolest borough – and took inspiration for his London restaurants I spoke to friends in New York after the election, and they are still reeling. But the city, and particularly Brooklyn, seems to operate in a cultural and political bubble, which I hope […]

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Yosma, London: restaurant review

December 3, 2016

For great Turkish food you normally head to the suburbs… but Yosma in Baker Street is the exception Yosma, 50 Baker Street, London W1U 7BT (020 3019 6282). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 Through no fault of its own, Yosma may well have to fight the inverse snobbery of Londoners. We know […]

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The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants?

December 3, 2016

A controversial law limiting new restaurant openings in Montreal’s Saint-Henri area has pitted business owners against those who believe they are fighting for the very survival of Canada’s ‘culture capital’. Who is right? In Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighbourhood, the hallmarks of gentrification shout loud and clear. Beautiful old brick buildings have been refurbished as funky shops, […]

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Margot, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2016

There’s a new high-end Italian place in Covent Garden, where the waiters wear DJs and the customers swoon Margot, 45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA (020 3409 4777). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £140 You can smell the money at Margot: both the cash that has been spent on opening it and […]

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Mexico City: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

December 3, 2016

The colourful barrios of this teeming, oft-maligned capital are now thriving – with culture, creativity and an exciting, modern food scene Until half a century ago, Mexico City was known as the Paris of the New World. Ample boulevards were lined with palm trees and French-style mansions. Crisp blue skies provided spectacular views of the […]

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Jaya, Llandudno: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2016

The Welsh town is famous for its Edwardian elegance and grand seafront. But for Jay the real delight is this hidden gem… Jaya, 36 Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HN (01492 818 198). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70 They are playing bridge in the ballroom of the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno. Outside, early autumn […]

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The world’s first permanent ice hotel – in pictures

December 3, 2016

At Icehotel 365, which opens this week in Swedish Lapland, guests are surrounded by frozen art, can climb an ice staircase to a ‘floating’ bed and sleep at a cool -5C year round Continue reading…

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Room 212, Bristol: accommodation review

December 3, 2016

A one-bedroom, eco-friendly, holiday let on trendy Gloucester Road proves cute and practical enough to ward off any charge of pretentiousness, despite its arty leanings There cannot be a more Guardian thoroughfare in the UK than Bristol’s Gloucester Road, which winds and climbs north from the centre into Bishopston and claims to be Europe’s longest […]

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