Restaurants

North House, Cowes, Isle of Wight: hotel review

December 3, 2017

Informal, tasteful (only slightly nautical decor), with cracking views over the Solent and a great restaurant to boot, this island townhouse stay won’t disappoint If you wanted a crash course in anticipating the needs of the world’s most demanding guests, then a spell working on Roman Abramovich’s super-yacht would probably do the trick. Before entering […]

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Rochelle Bar and Canteen, London: ‘This food feels right’ – restaurant review

December 3, 2017

Brilliant British food served in one of London’s grandest buildings… Lunch can be such joy Nungwi Village Rochelle Bar and Canteen at the ICA, the Mall, London SW1Y 5AH (020 7930 8619). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 While we are having lunch at the newly opened Rochelle Bar and Canteen inside the […]

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10 of the best restaurants and food stalls in Paris’s covered markets

December 3, 2017

Food halls, many in historic buildings, are flourishing all over the French capital and feature bistrots and stalls serving the very best traditional and ethnic dishes Paris has not had a single central food market since Les Halles was demolished in the 1970s. But there are still flourishing historic covered markets serving neighbourhoods all over […]

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St Petersburg: city of revolution turns itself around – again

December 3, 2017

This year all eyes have been on what happened in Russia’s cultural capital 100 years ago, but we ask local artists and musicians for the lowdown on its best 21st-century clubs and arts venues “You won’t find anything like this in Moscow,” Kolya Dubinko, a St Petersburg native, insists. We’re sitting on a wooden bench […]

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Stuff you, Roux: if I’ve forked out for one of your meals, I want a photo | Stuart Heritage

December 3, 2017

The gastro-lord has vetoed food snaps in his restaurant due to overzealous Instagrammers. But just like the freakshake, his dishes brazenly covet the camera Consider the freakshake. Gaze upon this monstrosity – this jam jar piled with chocolate and ice cream and candyfloss and barf, this osmium-dense calorific nightmare, this weaponised children’s birthday party – […]

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Fishers in the City, Edinburgh: ‘It needs a friendly whack’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2017

A few enduring niggles overshadow great cooking and good service at this Edinburgh seafood restaurant, says Jay Rayner Fishers In the City, 58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EN (0131 225 5109). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £100 I am many things: tall, thick of waist and big haired. One gust of wind and […]

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The restaurant kitchen where everyone has HIV: ‘We want to challenge stigma’

December 3, 2017

A Toronto pop-up is the first of its kind anywhere, and was born out of a recent poll suggesting many still fear sharing food with someone HIV positive Until recently, few of the chefs had ever set foot in a restaurant kitchen. Now they were slicing up hunks of skirt steak and gently coaxing pomegranate […]

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The Cartford Inn, Lancashire: ‘Long may it flourish’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner

December 3, 2017

A contender for dessert of the year is the icing on the cake at this supreme exponent of inventive pub grub The Cartford Inn, Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, Lancashire PR3 0YP (01995 670 166). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60-£100 If you were to assess the Cartford Inn based solely on its interior […]

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Angkor Soul, Stockport: ‘It lives up to its name’ | Jay Rayner

November 3, 2017

It’s a popular restaurant, a café and a record shop, too. But all that matters is the great Cambodian home cooking Angkor Soul, 12 Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 6BJ (0161 222 0707). Lunch £30, dinner £60, both for two Marple, just outside Stockport, is not the kind of town in which you would expect […]

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Black Swan country pub in Yorkshire named world’s best restaurant

November 3, 2017

Family-run inn in Oldstead beats fine-dining rivals Blumenthal and Blanc in global poll based on millions of reviews A country pub in North Yorkshire has been named the best restaurant in the world based on a poll of customer reviews. The Black Swan in Oldstead, on the edge of the North York Moors, shot straight […]

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