Restaurants

The Faroe Islands’ first Michelin-starred restaurant

April 3, 2017

The 17-course Nordic tasting menu at Koks has put the remote, windy islands on the culinary map In the murky depths of Tangafjøður, not far from the Faroes’ capital, Tórshavn, the lobsters are famed for their size and succulence. Along with giant, copper-coloured horse mussels and dainty ivory-tinted scallops they represent the freshest, most sought-after […]

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Restaurant runaways: what happens when diners eat and flee?

April 3, 2017

A 120-strong group of food-lovers in Spain have perfected the art of dining and dashing without paying the bill. Other walkouts, however, haven’t been so slick Nungwi Village If the punishment fits their crime, a gang of 120 food-loving criminals in Spain could spend the rest of their lives washing up, after running up a […]

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How paella got punked – and the Valencian chefs trying to save it

April 3, 2017

Paella is the history of Spain on a plate, so why did aficionados have to start Wikipaella to protect it? In this extract from his new book, Matt Goulding heads for Valencia in search of the perfect dish If you look closely enough, you will find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of […]

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Barbecoa, London: restaurant review

April 3, 2017

Jamie Oliver’s flashy new meat and smoke joint in Piccadilly is ambitious in everything, including its prices 194 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EX (020 3005 9666). Meal for two, including wine and service: £175 (if you trip up on the wine list) Earlier this year Jamie Oliver announced he was closing six branches of his Jamie’s […]

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Rising Arizona: how Phoenix is becoming a foodie city to savour

April 3, 2017

Phoenix is working hard to reinvent a food scene once regarded as flatter than a pancake. Guardian restaurant critic Marina O’Loughlin eats her way round the diners and restaurants fusing cuisines and creating fresh twists on American classics Among America’s great cities, the name of Phoenix, Arizona, does not loom large. “Yoghurt,” the old joke […]

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Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire: hotel review

April 3, 2017

This pub with rooms is surrounded by Michellin-starred restaurants, but the food here is good enough to rival the famous names – and at a fraction of the price I went to the Mash Inn with high hopes for dinner. The recently reopened pub makes much of its prime position in foodie country, name-checking illustrious […]

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A vegan cafe in meat-mad Mexico City

March 3, 2017

Los Loosers restaurant and delivery service is a product of its owner’s passion for vegan food (and cycling), offering animal-free versions of some classic dishes One of Mexico City’s most popular street snacks is tacos de cabeza – corn tortillas stuffed with beef carved from the animal’s skull. This is a city of meat lovers, […]

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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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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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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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