Archive for February, 2017

Berlin’s neo-baroque library: a tribute to books, bullets and design

February 3, 2017

More than 100 years of history are on show in this listed, refurbished library in north Berlin – which has been a pool, a restaurant and a cinema Libraries are among my favourite places on the planet, and I’m lucky that one of Berlin’s best, the Luisenbad library, is in the northern suburb of Wedding, […]

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108 Garage, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2017

It looks like it could give your car an MOT, but 108 Garage is more interested in filling you up with great food 108 Garage, 108 Goldborne Road, London W10 5PS (020 8969 3769). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 Some restaurant names need to be unpicked. The 108 in this week’s is, […]

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10 top tips from our Melbourne correspondent

February 3, 2017

From blue algae lattes and the best bar on AC/DC Lane to Aboriginal culture, our Guardian Australia reporter has the inside track on the ‘world’s most liveable city’ Nungwi Village Melbourne has universally excellent coffee but is also rather taken with new trends, which is how Matcha Mylkbar, a vegan cafe in the coastal suburb […]

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Conger eel – with deep-fried crunchy bones – in Tokyo

February 3, 2017

Forget unagi, the overfished freshwater eel, and try the altogether subtler saltwater anago at the only Tokyo restaurant that still serves it – in lots of different ways Unagi, or freshwater eel, is so popular a dish in Japan that stocks are in serious decline. On the other hand anago – the more subtly flavoured […]

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Tandoor Chop House, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2017

There’s no sign of any flock wallpaper, but this concept-heavy clubby new Indian should concentrate on the food Tandoor Chop House, 8 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ (020 3096 0359). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £110 High up the wall at the Tandoor Chop House, just off London’s Strand, is a place where […]

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10 of the best foodie experiences in Europe

February 3, 2017

From a chef’s tour of Paris to the new Cornish pasty heritage centre, these mouth-watering trips across Europe are worth savouring Whether the name is to your taste or not, Cornucopia, a multimillion-pound food attraction due to open in Cornwall this summer, will hopefully satisfy the tastebuds of foodies visiting the West Country. Just outside […]

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Jihwaja, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2017

Thoroughly modern Jihwaja, a new Korean joint, brings Jay out in raptures for its fabulously ‘filthy’ fried chicken Jihwaja, 353 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY (020 7582 4680). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £50 What would it take to elevate the humble Greggs steak bake from mass-produced, nutritionally enthusiastic, brilliant-when-you’re-drunk-even-better-when-you’re-hungover food-on-the-go option, to […]

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Aquavit, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

February 3, 2017

Polished, self-satisfied and overpriced, Aquavit is a proper Nordic noir thriller but for all the wrong reasons Aquavit, 1 Carlton Street, London SW1Y 4QQ (020 7024 9848). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £150 Earlier this year I interviewed the New York-based chef Marcus Samuelsson about his London venture, due to open next spring. […]

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YHA Ambleside, the Lake District: hostel review

February 3, 2017

This flagship hostel on Windermere offers backpackers and families a millionaire’s view for the price of a bunk – plus homemade cake The Youth Hostels Association got a bargain in the 1970s when it paid £71,000 for a terrace of four small Victorian hotels at the head of Windermere. On this coveted shore lined with […]

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Barcelona cracks down on tourist numbers with accommodation law

February 3, 2017

Spanish city passes law to limit number of beds on offer and impose moratorium on building new hotels The city of Barcelona passed a law on Friday to curb tourism as visitors have begun to overwhelm the city and anger local residents. Last year the city’s 1.6 million residents were heavily outnumbered by an estimated […]

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