Category: Food and Drink

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

5 great reasons to visit Norfolk, UK

“I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so” declared naval hero Horatio Nelson, and quite rightly so. The historic, flat-as-a-pancake land boasts beautifully big skies, miles and miles of untouched golden coastline, charming, quaint seaside villages, rich culture, delicious cuisine, humble abodes and chic hotels. Below is a summary of Norfolk’s ‘best bits’ […]

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

The 6 best vineyards to visit in Central Otago, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, an hour from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand, is a great place to base yourself to discover the excellent wines of Central Otago. Slated by British wine writer, Jancis Robinson, as one of the top five New World wine producing areas in the world, this region should be a definite […]

An insider's guide into bar hopping in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

An insider’s guide into bar hopping in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has long been celebrated for its natural beauty and as the home to the most spectacular of all Carnival celebrations. As you can imagine, Rio locals (known as Cariocas to their friends) are a lively bunch who like nothing better than to gather with friends at the end of the day, […]

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I […]

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

When you think about it, Spain is a bit bonkers. They host the world’s largest annual tomato fight (La Tomatina), their national sport is bullfighting, they celebrate festivities by building human towers and every year, they release angry bulls into the narrow streets of Pamplona whilst willing participants run for their lives. It doesn’t sound […]

The top 5 new restaurants in London

The top 5 new restaurants in London

London is one of the culinary capitals of the world with new restaurants opening every day. This article lists five of the latest must-visit restaurants that are causing a stir in the capital. Mari Vanna 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ Mari Vanna is one of London’s best kept Russian secrets, located in the exclusive Knightsbridge […]

5 great ideas for your Burns Night celebrations

5 great ideas for your Burns Night celebrations

Whether you know every word to famous poet Robert Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne” or you’re yet to try the culinary delicacy that is haggis, chances are you’ve heard of Burns Night. It takes place every year on 25th January, Burns’ birthday, and commemorates the life of bard (poet) Robert Burns, who made a great contribution to […]

The most romantic restaurants in the world

The most romantic restaurants in the world

If the cliché dinner by candlelight is not enough for what you have in mind, then you might want to check out some of the most romantic restaurants in the world. For the guys, whether you are planning on the big proposal or you would like to give your woman a special date for her birthday, these are […]

3 of the best off-piste gourmet haunts in Europe

3 of the best off-piste gourmet haunts in Europe

Let’s be honest, the apres-ski experience can be as alluring as the skiing. And while there is often no shortage of watering holes to throw back a few drinks after a long day on the slopes, the choice of gourmet hotspots is often limited in the small mountain resorts. So when we come across the […]

A coffee and cake connoisseur’s guide to Kaffee und Kuchen in Vienna

A coffee and cake connoisseur’s guide to Kaffee und Kuchen in Vienna

Vienna has a great deal to offer the luxury traveller and the Austrian capital comes into its own in January and February. The New Year marks the start of the magical ball season for which the city is famous and, as a further antidote to the January blues, the square in front of the neo-Gothic […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

When it comes to glitz and glamour no one does it quite with the finesse of the Italians and Italy’s Amalfi Coast is no exception. From winding roads, perfect for a James Bond style driving adventure, to stunning views out to Capri and designer shopping in Positano, a visit to Italy’s amazing Amalfi Coast should […]

5 places not to miss on a family break in Germany's Rhineland

5 places not to miss on a family break in Germany’s Rhineland

If you’re a family who likes a city break, then why not try a whirlwind tour of the Rhineland? Starting in Mainz and finishing up in Düsseldorf, with a day out in the countryside thrown into the mix, here are five good reasons for a family to visit this part of Germany… 1. Mainz This Rhineland city […]

5 of the ultimate places to sip afternoon tea in the Middle East

5 of the ultimate places to sip afternoon tea in the Middle East

There is something oddly reassuring about sipping Afternoon Tea away from the shores of Britain. The whole process is very well done by many hotels, and here are our top picks in the Middle East. In addition to enjoying this fine English tradition, this indulgence allows you to enjoy the splendor, décor and hospitality of some of the best hotels […]

10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth […]

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

The wonderful welcome from Robyn at reception is typical of the staff at the Roxburghe. Always at hand, always willing, yet never interfering. This wonderful Georgian house, owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, is situated on the banks of the River Teviot. This river, together with the Tweed where the Duke also has beats available […]

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