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Where to Go for a Drink in Ubud

Where to Go for a Drink in Ubud

Let’s face it, health-conscious Ubud isn’t the number one place you’d choose to go for a drink. Bali’s spirituality capital seems to pretty much shut down come 9pm, even at the busiest times. Yet, surprisingly, over the last couple of years, Ubud has managed to […]

Healthy Eating in Sofia: Bagri

Healthy Eating in Sofia: Bagri

Healthy eating doesn’t seem to come naturally in Bulgaria – even in the capital, Sofia. While Bulgarian cooking, like many eastern European cuisines, includes more salad than you’d give them credit for, traditional eateries tend to go heavy on the two vitamin Ps (pork and […]

Bali’s Best Brunch – the Mulia

Bali’s Best Brunch – the Mulia

Sunday brunch at the Mulia’s Soleil restaurant in Nusa Dua is a Bali rite of passage, and rightly so. At 700,000 IDR (USD $53) for the package without booze, and 1,100,000 ($83) with booze, it’s not cheap. But it is – and I speak as […]

Made-to-Order Ice Cream

Made-to-Order Ice Cream

I’m a sucker for liquid nitrogen. And I’m also a sucker for ice cream, be it Fata Morgana gelato in Rome, Berthillon in Paris or Gaya in Ubud (and beyond). So, I should probably have got to Creamery, which custom-makes ice-creams with liquid nitrogen while […]

Paella in Barcelona: 7 Portes

Paella in Barcelona: 7 Portes

There are two things everyone needs to know about eating paella in Barcelona. Firstly, paella is not a Catalan dish – it comes from Valencia, 300-odd kilometres down the coast. And, secondly, paella is a lunch dish. Eating paella for dinner in Barcelona, while not […]

The London List: Sheekeys

The London List: Sheekeys

It is a peculiar fact of travel that you’re much more likely to visit iconic restaurants in cities that are not your home than when you actually live somewhere. And J. Sheekey (AKA Sheekeys), like Rules, has been on my list of “London restaurants I […]

In Singapore? Why Not Try the High Tea at Raffles?

In Singapore? Why Not Try the High Tea at Raffles?

Singapore Slings at the Long Bar in Raffles, Singapore’s answer to the soon-to-reopen Ritz Paris, are a rite of passage for anyone visiting Singapore: both the hotel and the drink are older than the nation. But if you’re after a colonial fix while in Singapore, […]

The London List: Hix Soho

The London List: Hix Soho

At the top of a long list of bars and restaurants – most of which I never got to, because London, because friends, because family and because money – that I wanted to visit when back in London was Hix Soho. I’d tried the British […]

The Belgian Monk: The Best Value Pub Lunch in Norwich

The Belgian Monk: The Best Value Pub Lunch in Norwich

Before the Beer Orders of 1989, almost every British pub was tied to a brewery, and British pub food and beer made your average German beer garden seem a pinnacle of culinary variety, craft and innovation. Then the gastropub revolution happened. And, although behemoth chains […]

Six of the Best Food Markets in London

Six of the Best Food Markets in London

Whether you’re after scenic, touristy markets with products packed for gifting, or bustling, grimy wholesale markets, there’s nothing quite like exploring food markets to give you an insight into a city. Twenty years ago, you wouldn’t expect to see a London venue figuring on any […]