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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…

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…

10 of the World’s Weirdest Restaurants

Giger Bar, Switzerland Theme restaurants are ten-a-penny, but the Giger Bar, designed by the surrealist H.R. Giger to bring the world of Alien to his home nation, is genuinely a…

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…

Sign for Nancy's Kitchen, the nyonya restaurant off Jonker Street, Malacca.

Nancy’s Kitchen – the Best Nyonya Cooking in Malacca

Malacca (Melaka) is arguably where Malaysia began. Positioned on one of the most important shipping routes in the world, the Straits of Malacca, it rose from an island fishing village…

Restaurant Chartier, Paris.

Restaurant Chartier – the Perfect Parisian Bistro

One thing everyone has to do when swinging through Paris, however quickly, is eat steak frites at a classic Parisian bistro. And, thanks to a tip from Kate McCulley, we…

Beijing duck at Li Qun, Beijing.

The Best Beijing Duck Yet – Li Qun, Beijing

To say I’m a little obsessed with Beijing duck would be putting it mildly. Almost every city in China has its own way of doing roast duck (and, in some…

Robot waiters in action at the Robot Restaurant, Harbin, China.

The Robot Restaurant, Harbin

As an obsessional fan of theme restaurants, the concept of visiting a robot restaurant was, well, frankly irresistible. Particularly when followed by an afternoon of ice sculptures, which are, of…