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London afternoon tea series: The Dorchester

London afternoon tea series: The Dorchester

The Dorchester is one of the most famous old dames in London. This 1930s Park Lane hotel is dripping with wealth – expect decor you’d see in your posh aunt’s […]

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London afternoon tea series: Dean Street Townhouse

London afternoon tea series: Dean Street Townhouse

Both established and off-beat, Soho House’s fashionable Dean Street property serves a modern afternoon tea. The full, three-tier experience here is pleasingly priced at only £16.75 and, since it’s not […]

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London afternoon tea series: Claridges

London afternoon tea series: Claridges

This is part one in a series of us risking the onset of diabetes or a higher-than-recommended BMI. From The Dorchester to The Sanderson, we’ve scoffed their scones and drank […]

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Coming soon: Five overseas restaurants with new outposts in London

Coming soon: Five overseas restaurants with new outposts in London

Balthazar, WC2 15 years ago, restaurateur Keith McNally transformed a leather wholesaler’s warehouse on Spring Street into what is now one of New York’s most beloved institutions. Some say this […]

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Vintry Fine Wines – NYC’s most futuristic place to buy your Sauvignon Blanc

Vintry Fine Wines – NYC’s most futuristic place to buy your Sauvignon Blanc

In downtown Manhattan – just a short walk from Soho – lies a brand new designer wine store. Gleaming white, curvacious and modern, Vintry Fine Wines is the creation of […]

by × September 4, 2012 × 0 comments

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Le Chateaubriand, Paris – dinner at the 15th best restaurant in the world

Le Chateaubriand, Paris – dinner at the 15th best restaurant in the world

Le Chateaubriand, located in the heart of Paris and ranked as number 15 on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s Best Restaurants, is not as swanky-looking as one might […]

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Salvation Jane: Old Street’s newest arrival

Salvation Jane: Old Street’s newest arrival

Living next to Old Street Roundabout; my neighbours include a 24-hour shop with strip lights bright enough to induce a migrane, a taxi rank, low-grade jewellery wholesalers and a kebab […]

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Vanilla Black – Michelin-recommended vegetarian dining (and not a lentil in sight)

Vanilla Black – Michelin-recommended vegetarian dining (and not a lentil in sight)

Hidden away on Tooks Court (a quiet backstreet just off Chancery Lane), it’s almost as if the owners of Vanilla Black – London’s only Michelin-recommended vegetarian restaurant – don’t want you to […]

by × May 6, 2012 × 0 comments

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Places to eat (and drink) in New York City

Places to eat (and drink) in New York City

Book the three-course prix fix lunch in the 35th floor Asiate restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It’s available 12-2pm Mon-Fri. You can book ahead on their website and for […]

by × February 12, 2012 × 0 comments

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Ferdi's burgers. Image: Ferdi

Three of the best burgers in Paris

The classic French offerings on restaurant menus are always a treat – escargot, langoustines dripping in cream, foie gras and steak tartare. But believe me when we tell you, the hero […]

by × February 4, 2012 × 0 comments