Category: Restaurants

Update from Penang, August 2012

Hello from Penang! We’ve not been here for a while and how things have moved on since we were last there. Regular A Luxury Travel Blog readers might remember that I wrote a special feature last year about That Little Wine Bar. We went back to That Little Wine Bar again, and it was every [...]

The honeymoon of a lifetime

The honeymoon of a lifetime

Luxury tour operator Carrier is offering the honeymoon of a lifetime for newlyweds seeking to couple the best safari and beach experience in Kenya, Africa. Stay in the luxury tents of Mara Bushtops where couples can enjoy Champagne in the tent’s private sunken hot tubs, after returning from an enriching game drive in the Masai [...]

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the majestic capital of Iceland and its striking beauty proves the perfect backdrop to an outstanding range of attractions, sights and entertainment as well as a quirky culture and vivid architecture. The Blue Lagoon If you want to escape the icy climate of the Icelandic metropolis then a visit to The Blue Lagoon [...]

Monaco Grand Prix: the top 5 VIP places to be seen

Monaco Grand Prix: the top 5 VIP places to be seen

Fancy rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous? Consorting with celebrities? Hobnobbing with Hollywood heartthrobs? Then the Monaco Grand Prix is the perfect place for you. The Monaco Grand Prix is a Mecca for the world’s jet-set and it is firmly entrenched in their summer itinerary. They congregate here every year and there are an elite [...]

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Love London? Love luxury? Would you like the opportunity to win a fantastic  stay at the Cora Pearl Suite (pictured below) at the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel from Guoman Hotels? Then read on! The Grosvenor hotel in Victoria has re-launched following a multi-million pound refurbishment and restoration with the creation of this luxurious Victorian ‘Courtesan boudoir’ on the top floor. [...]

The world’s most expensive restaurant doesn’t even have its own website

The world’s most expensive restaurant doesn’t even have its own website

It’s hard to define what makes a restaurant ‘the most expensive’, but Tokyo’s Aragawa restaurant – ranked #1 in CNN Go’s list of ’10 stupidly expensive restaurants’ must certainly be up there.  Since getting its first Michelin star, it’s moved from a somewhat shady basement office location in Shimbashi to rather more fitting ground floor [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The best African vacations from Safari Guide Africa The simplicity of innovation: Panerai Beachy-chic dining from Sean’s Panorama Because speed matters: Piaggio Aero

Bienvenue to W Montreal

Bienvenue to W Montreal

Close to everything, yet an experience unto itself, the W Montreal was my first foray into the W brand. I went in with unusually high expectations that ended up met or surpassed. I expected swanky and got it. The entire hotel has the vibe of a converted nightclub. Going into my room, I was stunned [...]

5 steps to the ultimate romantic luxury escape in Venice

5 steps to the ultimate romantic luxury escape in Venice

For me, just saying “Venice” transports me completely. It conjures up the low sun casting warm light on the crumbling pastel walls of the palazzos; their heavy facades rising up from the green waters of quiet canals. If you’re not careful, Venice can be a sweltering study in weaving your way through slow moving ranks [...]

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

Top tips for luxury east of Malaga: the Andalusian anti-glitz alternative

With the best climate in Europe and hundreds of miles of Mediterranean coastline, it’s little wonder that the Costa del Sol became such a popular destination for European sun-seekers. Some will lament the nature-spoiling megalopolis of tourist towns that grew together along the coast, though Marbella and Puerto Banus continue to attract the economic elite. [...]

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

Family-friendly five star luxury in Portugal

A visit to Portugal’s most south-westerly point takes you to the unspoilt land of Sagres. This small village, spread across the cliff-tops, played a significant role in Portugal’s colonial conquests of the 15th Century. Today, it is no more than a sleepy fishing village, its brilliant white houses wrapped around a charming square above the [...]

Boutique luxury in Providence, Rhode Island

Boutique luxury in Providence, Rhode Island

As the only boutique luxury hotel in Providence, Hotel Providence offers a unique experience that you won’t find in the chains around the city. Placed in the heart of downtown Providence, you’ll be able to broaden your artistic horizons inside and outside the hotel. Its proximity to PPAC allows you to partake in Broadway plays [...]

Zuckerberg criticised for not tipping at restaurant in Rome

Zuckerberg criticised for not tipping at restaurant in Rome

It’s not been the best couple of weeks for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. On paper, he’s lost $4.7 billion in just 11 days and, in doing so, fallen off Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index which measures the 40 wealthiest people in the world.  (He was, briefly, at 29th in that list.)  That said, I shouldn’t think he’s [...]

A little bit of luxury in Cornwall

A little bit of luxury in Cornwall

If you are looking for a little bit of luxury, forget the myth that you need to jet off to distant shores to find it. Right here in Cornwall there are many fabulous luxury spots where you can truly relax in style. And the good news is there are many benefits to this as well – you’ll avoid long [...]

5 things that should be on every luxury travelers’ Bali itinerary

5 things that should be on every luxury travelers’ Bali itinerary

With numerous world class beaches, a varied landscape of hills, mountains and lush green rice terraces, a colorful, spiritual and unique culture, Bali is the perfect holiday setting. Add to that some truly amazing resorts and holiday villas and you have a paradise for the luxury traveler. Below are 5 things that should be on [...]

Luxury on the sophisticated Isle of Gozo

Luxury on the sophisticated Isle of Gozo

If you are thinking luxury while you are thinking vacation, look no further than the little island of Gozo. This island belongs to the country of Malta, offers unbelievable sights, and sounds with a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. With its scenic hills, quaint villages, gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea, Gozo offers all this [...]

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