Archive for October, 2017

The alt city guide to Leeds

October 3, 2017

With a capital of culture bid in the works now is a great time to explore Leeds’ DIY and underground scene where friendly music, art and food venues flourish and the nightlife is among the best in the country Nungwi Village ‘Leeds is quite modest,” insists Bryony Bond, creative director at the Tetley gallery. “It […]

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The best walks in northern France: readers’ travel tips

October 3, 2017

Canals, wetlands and amazing coastline in Normandy and Picardy offer great hiking – plus excellent fish cafes and crêperies for refuelling in afterwards Nungwi Village The GR21 running 186km from Le Havre to Le Tréport takes in Normandy’s classic coastline, green countryside, architecture and second world war sites. I recommend taking the boat to Le […]

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Knocking on Devon’s doors: an art-inspired break around Dartmoor

October 3, 2017

This month’s Devon Open Studios event sees artists across the county invite the public into their galleries. Our writer heads to the west of the county for a preview Nungwi Village Silhouettes were replacing Dartmoor’s details; its heather, ferns and grasslands were fading from view, the last rays of an orange sun departing a late-summer […]

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Short break or big trip? Holidays to book now

October 3, 2017

The bright lights of New York or Lisbon, a dream tour of Japan, and kicking back in the Peak District. Here are a few good-value travel ideas for autumn October is the perfect time to explore Lisbon without breaking into a sweat, while still enjoying mild evenings. It’s also a time when flight prices drop […]

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10 of the best restaurants near New York’s main attractions

October 3, 2017

It’s easy to grab a burger in Times Square but much more rewarding to walk a block or two and eat well with the locals. We asked our NYC correspondent to choose great places to eat near the city’s major sights Amy Ruth’sThe south end of Central Park is all tired-looking horses pulling carriages and […]

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Ox Club: ‘They know what they’re doing’ – restaurant review

October 3, 2017

This Leeds restaurant claims to be all about fire and smoke, but its kitchen is far more sophisticated than that Ox Club, 19a The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU (07470 359961). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 Stacked up in front of the white tiled bar at Ox Club in Leeds are brown paper […]

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

October 3, 2017

In the 20 years since the Guggenheim opened, the Basque port city has not looked back – the museum acting as a magnet for great art and architecture as well as buzzing nightlife and restaurants This year sees Bilbao celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Guggenheim museum, an institution that brought art and its lovers […]

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The Cors Country House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire: hotel review

October 3, 2017

In a town rich with Dylan Thomas heritage, chef Nick Priestland is scaling back his highly-regarded restaurant to focus on B&B accommodation. Well, that was the plan Lovely Laugharne, on the Taf estuary, with its grand but dilapidated 12th-century castle and views over Carmarthen Bay is linked in verse and visitors to Dylan Thomas. On […]

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10 of the best autumn foodie trips in Europe: readers’ travel tips

October 3, 2017

Menus are bulging with seasonal produce at this time of year, often amid traditional food festivals. From Andalucía to Tuscany, via the Scottish Highlands, our tipsters forage for treats Every October the town of Aracena, Huelva province, (a 90-minute drive north-west from Seville) hosts the Feria del Jamón Ibéric (Ibérico ham festival) to celebrate its […]

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Feelers out for insect fine dining in Bangkok

October 3, 2017

Insects have long been a staple in the countryside of Thailand. Now, a top chef is creating a buzz in Bangkok by putting this eco-friendly protein on the menu Were it not for the cocoa-dusted silkworms garnishing the dish, an unknowing diner might never realise there was anything out of the ordinary about this tiramisu. […]

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