Archive for January, 2017

10 of the best winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ travel tips

January 3, 2017

Glühwein and hot chocolate, snowy views, empty museums and comfort food … Guardian readers pick the best European cities for an atmospheric winter holiday Nungwi Village The best way to see Zurich is from the top of its own mini mountain, Uetliberg, from where you get a view of the whole city, the lake and […]

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Putting Airbnb’s new hosted ‘experience’ to the test

January 3, 2017

The global rental giant is rolling out tours and learning experiences run by ‘micro entrepreneurs’ in 12 cities worldwide. How will our writer fare on a hippy pottery course in Los Angeles? I’d thought my “experience” was going to be about making pottery, but it turns out that it also involves sitting in a circle […]

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The Holy Birds, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2017

A hip new chicken joint opens in Shoreditch. How wrong could it go? Let Jay count the ways… Nungwi Village The Holy Birds, 94 Middlesex street, London E1 7EZ (020 3610 0185). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £100 Over the past year London has been overrun by an outbreak – a flock, if […]

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‘I am happy that you have come to eat my food’ – festival celebrates refugee cultures

January 3, 2017

Restaurateurs in Strasbourg are opening up their kitchens to refugee chefs – and the customers are flooding in too Syrian spinach pie, Afghan savoury rice, Tibetan dumplings – just a few of the dishes that customers at six restaurants in Strasbourg tried during this week’s Refugee Food Festival. Across Strasbourg, restaurant owners have thrown open […]

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As a waitress, I work tirelessly for tips – it’s what keeps me out of poverty | Poppy Noor

January 3, 2017

Many in my profession cannot make ends meet with our wages alone. We rely on people’s good grace – so missing out on service charge feels like daylight robbery I was recently paying my bill at a restaurant and doing the awkward “was-there-service-included?” routine when the waiter interjected: “We don’t get any of that. In […]

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Buenos Aires: what to see, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

January 3, 2017

With its modern art museums, hidden basement bars, and fast-evolving food scene, Argentina’s capital is the most sophisticated city in Latin America One of Latin America’s most energetic metropolises, Buenos Aires today is a city for good times, and late nights. Just bear in mind that 1am is an early kick-off when it comes to […]

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Veneta, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2017

Veneta may have been a lacklustre way to round off 2016. But the year has had many highlights. Jay Rayner picks his best Veneta, 3 Norris Street, London SW1Y 4RJ ( 020 3874 9100). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 On paper, which is to say the menu, it sounded fabulous: a fried […]

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Temper, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2017

Smoke gets in your eyes at Temper, but it’s the sumptuous rendered meat that will make you weep Temper, 25 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DF (020 3879 3834). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £100 After dinner at Temper I slept with the smell of dinner in my hair. I stank of wood smoke, […]

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A foodie’s tour of Aberdeenshire: it’s fit for a prince

January 3, 2017

Local holidaymaker Prince Charles has opened a restaurant near Balmoral, eastern Scotland, one of many showcasing the area’s superb fresh ingredients Blimey, it’s wet here. The 40-minute drive from Aberdeen airport to Banchory is through overhanging woods and rain-dark farmland, as unseen elves chuck endless buckets of rainwater at me. Aberdeenshire is no stranger to […]

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Top 10 winter city breaks in Europe

January 3, 2017

Winter is the time for exploring snowy European cities that are full of cosy cafes – such as Zagreb, Ljubljana and Tromsø – especially when they’re served by budget airlines with low-season fares Take one small city with a heart of medieval mitteleuropean quaintness at the foot of magnificent, snowy mountains. Then add an open-air […]

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