Restaurants

Eagle + Child, Ramsbottom, Lancashire: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This nattily revamped pub has a new look and an excellent new chef – a welcome addition to this handsome town’s already thriving food scene Nungwi Village A historic Pennine mill town of stone cottages, cobbled alleys and imposing Victorian architecture, Ramsbottom can feel pretty remote from 21st-century life. At weekends, you can arrive from […]

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Plot, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

July 3, 2017

As the gentrification wave reaches Tooting in south London, a new diner makes itself at home in the local market Plot, Unit 70-72, Broadway Market, Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RL (020 8767 2639). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £80 It would be a mistake to write about Plot, a sliver of a […]

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The City Gate, Exeter: hotel review

July 3, 2017

This newly-refurbished pub with smart rooms and locally produced food is a great reason to break a journey to or from the West Country Nungwi Village Exeter is so close to lovely beaches, Dartmoor, Exmoor, and pretty towns like Totnes and Chagford it’s a wonder many travellers know it mainly for the M5 services. Being […]

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City breaks with kids: Bristol

July 3, 2017

Our series of city guides for families heads to creative, community-minded Bristol, with its fab, and often free, attractions and acres of parkland nearby More in this series: London | Brighton | Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome | Amsterdam Bristol isn’t the most beautiful city in the world (the blitz and brutalist post-war […]

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El Pastór, London: restaurant review

July 3, 2017

If you think the food of Mexico is all mushy avocados and soft tortillas, this Borough taqueria will prove you wrong El Pastor, 6a Stoney Street, London SE1 9AA. Walk-ins only. Meal for two including drinks and service: £40-£75 Glossy squares of tuna with tension and bite, dressed with arbol chillies, totter on blue corn […]

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The Test Kitchen, London – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

July 3, 2017

After an exhaustingly grim lunch at the Test Kitchen, Jay flees to Maison Bertaux for a restorative strawberry tart The Test Kitchen, 54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL (020 7734 8487). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £130. Maison Bertaux, 28 Greek Street, London W1D 5DQ (020 7437 6007). Strawberry tart: £4.80 The strawberry […]

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10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractions

July 3, 2017

Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountain Carb-load at Be.Re. before a visit to the Vatican Museums, the largest and most physically demanding monument in town. Be.Re.’s gleaming copper bar pours craft beer […]

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London Shell Co, Paddington: restaurant review

July 3, 2017

The simple, well-priced menu and short but exciting wine list make it plain sailing for this barge-based restaurant London Shell Co, The Prince Regent, Regent’s Canal at Paddington, London W2 6EP (londonshellco.com). Lunch for two, including drinks and service: £70. Dinner: £120 Dinner at London Shell Co is the stuff of nightmares. Admittedly, these are […]

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Top 10 restaurants and bistros in Zagreb

July 3, 2017

Croatia’s capital is bursting with good-value places to eat and drink. And new flights from the UK have made getting there cheaper too The epicentre of Zagreb’s bistro revolution is busy Nikole Tesle street, whose pavements almost exclusively contain restaurant terraces. Bistroteka particularly excels at breakfast. For health, order millet flakes, chia seeds, apples and […]

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Kākano, the Christchurch cafe reintroducing Maori people to their own cuisine

July 3, 2017

In New Zealand, a community cafe serving traditional Maori food – including smoked eel spines and foraged herbs – is building a strong following across all communities Muttonbird, sea plants and eel spines: these native New Zealand ingredients may no longer be components of many diets, but one woman and her cafe are trying to […]

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