Archive for March, 2017

Redmayne House B&B, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria: hotel review

March 3, 2017

A stylish, supremely comfortable B&B with big breakfasts – Eden Valley walkers couldn’t ask for a better place to relax Nungwi Village It’s late on a winter’s afternoon in the Eden Valley, and the light is fading. We’ve done a nine-mile hike to Nine Standards Rigg, high on the Pennine watershed, and, as B&B owners […]

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The alt city guide to Sheffield

March 3, 2017

The South Yorkshire city’s music and clubs have had a huge influence in the UK over the years. Less well known is its fabulous array of independent restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries Sheffield is a city of real creative integrity. It never shouts about itself and doesn’t compromise. Look at its musical history. From cult […]

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Aarhus, Denmark: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

March 3, 2017

The 2017 European Capital of Culture has cool museums and galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre When Aarhus was named joint European Capital of Culture for 2017, even seasoned travellers had to reach for an atlas. Denmark’s second city has long lived in […]

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Bundobust, Manchester: restaurant review

March 3, 2017

Vibrant Indian food served with craft beer in a friendly communal space… Why has no one done this before? Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ (0161 359 6757). Meal for two, including beer: £45 (if you try hard) It takes something special to stop me wanting to bang my head on the table repeatedly, while […]

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Los Angeles city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

March 3, 2017

All eyes are on LA ahead of the Oscars, and the city has more to offer visitors than ever: new bars and attractions in regenerated districts, better transport options, plus views and beaches galore The opening scene of La La Land – which looks set to sweep the board at the Oscars this weekend – […]

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Chop Chop, Edinburgh: restaurant review

March 3, 2017

Jian Wang’s Chinese restaurant is a shrine to the most perfect little dumplings… Chop Chop, 248 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8DT (0131 221 1155). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £30-50. At a time of great political uncertainty it’s natural that we should search for the things that unify rather than divide us. There […]

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Bangkok city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars

March 3, 2017

Skipping the temples and the backpacker hub of the Khao San Road, our writer focuses on the food, drink and arts scenes in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods Floods, protests, power struggles, a military takeover – Krungthep, known to the rest of the world as Bangkok, has endured more than its share of hardships recently. The […]

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Think Argentina is all about steak? A seafood fix at El Muelle will make you think again

March 3, 2017

Escape noisy Buenos Aires for this elegant seafood restaurant overlooking the river. You’ll wonder why porteños aren’t all beating a path there When you’ve had your fill of steak and chaos in downtown Buenos Aires, the place to come for respite, a seafood fix and a sundowner overlooking the River Plate is Club de Pescadores […]

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The Salt Room, Brighton: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

March 3, 2017

Restaurants tacked on to hotel chains can be a mixed blessing, but this fishy Brighton diner is a great catch The Salt Room, 106 King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2FU (01273 929 488). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80-£130 The train pulls into Brighton at dusk, to a sky the colour of charcoal and […]

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Staying in style in Barcelona

March 3, 2017

With an art gallery, coffee bar, yoga and south-east Asian food, you might find it hard to leave Barcelona’s Casa Bonay hotel – unless you get a craving for tapas Barcelona: city of Gaudí, beaches and tapas. Charming but perhaps a little predictable. So Casa Bonay – a hotel, opened in Dreta de l’Eixample last […]

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