Archive for January, 2018

Seals the deal: a winter wander on the Lincolnshire coast

January 3, 2018

In winter, visitors can get close to hundreds of mating and pupping seals on the coast between Grimsby and Skegness, while sandy shores offer bracing walks and some of the UK’s finest seafood At first all we see is a pale blob, but as we approach it resolves into a bundle of thick white fur […]

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The best 2018 holiday deals and January sales

January 3, 2018

Flight offers, family holiday packages and affordable spa breaks all feature in our roundup of New Year travel deals, to destinations such as Italy, the Azores and Canada Nungwi Village Super Break is offering deals on spa breaks, as well as free extra nights at destinations such as Barcelona, where you could get a three-night […]

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Peaks and froths: five wild UK walks with a classic pub

January 3, 2018

The best winter hikes end up in a warm, cosy pub. The author of Wild Pub Walks picks five glorious trails that will end in beers Nungwi Village Pub The BearStart/finish Bear Hotel, Crickhowell, Google map referenceDistance 11.8 milesDuration 5–7 hoursOS map Explorer OL13 Continue reading…

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Top 10 affordable spas, bath houses and hammams in Europe

January 3, 2018

Plunge into a world of soothing saunas, hot tubs and steam rooms with our pick of hot spots with character but without the whopping spa resort prices Rejuvenate before you de-juvenate in Europe’s clubbing capital with a trip to Liquidrom, a much-loved spa in the trendy Kreuzberg neighbourhood that offers a chic-luxury experience for a […]

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Treves and Hyde, London: ‘A fitting end to a year of cheer’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2018

It’s the details that count at this City gem, says Jay Rayner, as he looks back on the highs and lows of the past 12 months Treves and Hyde, 15-17 Leman Street, London E1 8EN (020 3621 8900). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 The last dish to land on my table in […]

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Sushi Atelier: ‘Impressive without being neurotic’ – restaurant review

January 3, 2018

Tracking down great-quality Japanese cooking at a price that won’t make you weep is very hard – until now, that is Sushi Atelier, 114 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PH (020 7636 4455). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70-£110 Good restaurants make us think better of ourselves. They create a mood and then, […]

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10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok

January 3, 2018

The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous With the publication in December 2017 of the first Michelin guide to the Thai capital, Bangkok’s culinary scene – already known for its street food – has acquired […]

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Palatino: ‘Better than in Rome’ – restaurant review

January 3, 2018

You don’t have to fly to Italy to sample Roman cooking at its simple best – just catch a cab to Palatino in Old Street Palatino, 71 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB (020 3481 5300). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 to £90 The late AA Gill was once so infuriated by the […]

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

January 3, 2018

Its street food scene is legendary and the capital George Town, one of the hottest destinations in Asia, now buzzes with nightlife – but the verdant island’s beaches and jungle are also worth exploring This exotic tropical island off the north-west coast of Malaysia is one of the world capitals of street food, with a […]

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Simpson’s in the Strand: ‘I can’t love it any more’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

January 3, 2018

After serving Londoners for 189 years, Simpson’s needed a makeover. But did they have to change the menu, too? Simpson’s in the Strand, 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW (020 7420 2111). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £200 There is a great difference between wanting to love something, and genuinely loving it. I want […]

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