Category: Restaurants

The perfect time to explore Ménilmontant and Belleville in east Paris

The perfect time to explore Ménilmontant and Belleville in east Paris

This colourful, multi-cultural neighbourhood in east Paris, with its ethnic restaurants and thriving art scene, has many parallels with east London.  Once a wine making village outside the city’s walls, it was absorbed into central Paris in 1860, first housing people from rural France moving to the city,  and later, immigrants escaping Eastern Europe after […]

Ischia's top 10

Ischia’s top 10

The Italian island of Ischia lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples, and is a neighbour of the better known island of Capri. It is the largest of the Phlegrean islands and almost entirely mountainous, covered in greenery and fringed with white sand beaches, […]

A very grown-up restaurant in Manchester's Northern Quarter

A very grown-up restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is famous for its Bohemian vibes and many bars, cafés, music and record shops situated north of the city. TNQ Resturant & Bar is a hidden gem of a modern British/European restaurant situated right in the heart of the area, once a storage warehouse for the old Smithfield fish markets, but now […]

5-star hotel d'Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

5-star hotel d’Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

For more than 250 years, Copenhagen’s Hotel d’Angleterre has been the most exclusive place to stay when visiting the Danish capital. Now Hotel d’Angleterre has is nearing completion of what is arguably the most ambitious renovation in Danish hotel history and re-opens next month. It will offer 90 rooms including 29 suites (with the Royal […]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, […]

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Magaluf’s infamous reputation as a party-hard resort should not put you off discovering what the rest of the beautiful island of Mallorca has to offer. The luxury market is a growing (and lucrative) one on Mallorca - which boasts hotels under the Jumeirah, St Regis, and Marriott brands, and will have a Park Hyatt from 2015. But there has […]

Conrad Algarve hosts Cristina Bergoglio exhibition

Conrad Algarve hosts Cristina Bergoglio exhibition

Whilst the Algarve is renowned for golden sandy beaches and premier golf courses, the area has plenty of culture on offer too.  The ArtCatto Gallery in Loulé is currently presenting the work of the painter and architect Cristina Bergoglio at the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Argentine artist Cristina creates mixed media cityscapes, that […]

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Forget France, Japan is new the culinary centre of the world. And with a capital city that’s home to more Michelin stars than any other, it’s perhaps no wonder. Whether your preference is for sake or sushi, here is my pick of the top 5 eateries to really sink your teeth into on a trip […]

When in Rome... a luxury trip crafted by insiders

When in Rome… a luxury trip crafted by insiders

It may have first been uttered in 387AD, but never could the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” have been so apt as during my recent stay at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, where attentive staff are only too happy to share insider tips on where to go and what to see. The hotel […]

Gastronomy in Copenhagen

Gastronomy in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has become something of a global food Mecca over the last few years and the new 2013 Michelin guide, which was published in March, bestowed a total of 15 Michelin stars on 13 restaurants in Copenhagen – more than any other Scandinavian city. Restaurant noma, the pioneer of New Nordic Cuisine, has retained its […]

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A lady never tells her age, but I will divulge that although this grande dame is the oldest hotel in Asia (her looks have held up exceedingly well) you can still count on your stay at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok to provide unsurpassed excellence in style, comfort and service. The Oriental (as the locals refer […]

Hong Kong - brimming with Michelin stars

Hong Kong – brimming with Michelin stars

Hong Kong, already renowned for showcasing the best of the best of Chinese cooking, is fast becoming a hub for foodies around the world, highlighted by the latest edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong. The city has long been dedicated to nurturing the culinary talent of local chefs and the first Michelin-starred Chinese chefs […]

New hotel opens in Bali

New hotel opens in Bali

Archipelago International‘s newest up market hotel brand, Alana, launches this month with the opening of its flagship property in Bali. The Alana Vasanti – Seminyak sits in the heart of Petitenget in South Bali in the direct vicinity of Bali’s most popular restaurants and club locale whilst enjoying a serene setting enclosed by emerald green […]

Alain Ducasse to open new restaurant in St. Tropez

Alain Ducasse to open new restaurant in St. Tropez

World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse will open a brand new restaurant, Rivea, in St. Tropez’s iconic Byblos Hotel. Rivea will replace the current Spoon at Byblos, another Ducasse creation. Rivea will open on 25th April 2013 and, although the space will be the one that Spoon once occupied, the restaurant has been completely redesigned by the Italian duo Antonio Citterio and […]

24 hours in Bangkok

24 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand offers a myriad of experiences and activities. Explore the vibrant streets of Bangkok with its colorful displays of trinkets and streetfood amidst towering malls and accommodation. Try one of the many spa treatments and massage therapies that this country is famous for or indulge in some of the best […]

Sani Gourmet Festival 2013

Sani Gourmet Festival 2013

The internationally acclaimed Sani Gourmet Festival has been announced for the 10th–19th May 2013. This year the Gourmet Festival, held at the luxurious Sani Resort in Greece, will be focusing on the evolution and development of traditional Greek dishes over the years, and how they have been passed on and evolved through the generations. This […]

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