Category Archives: In Town

Sign advertising ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.

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)….

Porticoed frontage of 7 Portes, Barcelona.

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….

Frontage of Sheekeys in London's West End.

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…

Tea cup and silverware at Raffles high tea.

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…

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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…

Exterior of The Belgian Monk, a 17th-century pub in Norwich, UK.

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…

Fruit and vegetables stacked up at New Covent Garden Market, 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…

The dramatic colonnaded dining room at Merah-Putih, Indonesian fine dining in Bali.

Merah-Putih: the Best Indonesian Fine Dining in Bali

Indonesian food doesn’t have the best reputation. For all its diversity – and an archipelago with over 17,000 islands, over 700 languages and no fewer than 6 official religions is…

Pumpkin fish head curry at Rumah Makan Makassar Seafoodku

The Best Restaurants in Makassar, Indonesia

This post was last updated in September 2015. Makassar, the port city in South Sulawesi, is famous for its food – it’s a culinary destination for Indonesians from across the…

Sweetcorn - on offer at one of Ubud's best restaurants, Locavore.

The Best Restaurants in Ubud, Bali

Headed to Ubud? Bali’s arts, cultural and self-discovery capital boasts an amazing restaurant scene — so much so that it can be hard to pick where to eat. I’ve updated…