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

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...

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Gul & Sepoy: ‘Not as clever as it thinks it is’ – restaurant review

Harneet and Devina Baweja’s first two places were rapturously received, and their reviews have all been good. Until now Nungwi Village Gul and Sepoy,...

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Curse of the Cook Islands – and a chance to turn derelict hotel into a tourist hotspot

On a crumbling site on Rarotonga, every attempt to build a hotel has failed. Now it’s the turn of a China-backed group to try...

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The Coach House, Darley Abbey, Derby: B&B review

With its stylish, Scandi-tinted interiors, this B&B edges into hotel territory; an impression reinforced when gorging on its lavish breakfast When I heard a...

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The Bull Hotel, Fairford, the Cotswolds: review

A pair of 15th-century coaching inns has been knocked together and renovated to offer romantic dining, traditional boozing and serenely cosy bedrooms There’s something...

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The Trivago woman: ‘People have an opinion, but don’t know me from a bar of soap’

Australian performer Gabrielle Miller became an internet sensation after appearing in frankly, boring adverts about the hotel comparison website. How often does she get...

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Winter palace: Sweden’s Icehotel opens its doors – in pictures

Founded in 1989, the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is built from the snow up each year, using ice from the local river. The rooms...

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

Its street food scene is legendary and the capital George Town, one of the hottest destinations in Asia, now buzzes with nightlife – but...

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Designer trees and board-game butlers: Christmas in London’s poshest hotels

At Claridge’s they will read your children stories as you sip champagne, while the lights on the Connaught’s tree spell out bespoke poems by...

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