This is a restaurant in Manly, a ferry ride away from Sydney's Circular Quay. Despite its name, and the fact that I am a vegetarian, I can definitely recommend it for meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike.
My husband - a meat eater - tells everyone he meets about the steak that he had there, whilst I - a non meat eater - can say that the meal I had there was the most generous and varied vegetarian meal I have ever tasted.
It consisted of every type of vegetable imaginable, fresh and beautifully cooked. Add to this, the fantastic view overlooking Manly Beach and the ocean and the buzzing atmosphere; yes, I would definitely cross the world to eat there again!
Manly, New South Wales - a ferry ride away from Sydney Circular Quay
A former Vermouth factory, Eataly is a huge and beautifully renovated food produce centre. It is dedicated to the Slow Food Movement which is a Turin-based NPO that deals with promoting food of high quality and fair production.
The food hall comprises 10 themed bar-type eateries where you can sample or actually sit down for lunch (meat/cheese/pizza/pasta and ice cream, to name a few). There is also a vast more supermarket-like food hall where you can shop until your heart's content.
Best things are it's reasonably priced, outside and high stool-seating make for great lunch, all the cooking and food prep is done in view of the customers so it's fun to watch and there are loads of people on hand to give you expert advice (all
Best place in Italy for buying, seeing, eating and learning about Italian food.
Eataly, Via Nizza, 230 / 14, Turin Lingotto, Italy
+39 011 19 50 68 01
Nearest station is Turin Lingotto train station. Follow the signs for Lingotto Fiere/8 Gallery.
A music venue in the popular drinking area that is Concert Square. Go past all the awful chain bars and two-for-one drinking venues and escape to Korova just up Fleet Street. Wicked venue, illustrations and graphics cover the walls and there are booths in the bar to relax in. During the day there's good food and drink, of an evening you can catch a band or go to one of the club nights. Usually has something going on most evenings.
39-41 Fleet Street,Liverpool, L1 4AR
Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fes reached its height in the 14th centruries under Marinids, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom of Morocco.
The urban fabric and the principal monuments in the medina where I was born - madrassas, foundouks - date from this period. The medina of Fes is indeed big! It's the largest and the oldest medieval in the world. The medina is huge like a maze and one should be accompanied by a guide, or so said my friends from Birmingham who are artists and like to do some painting work about Fes, its design, its people, its colours and its activities. My friends are totally right, even I was born here in the medina, I got lost many times when I used to go to the school because I tried to change the way that my father taught me...we were very hungry and I remember a small restaurant in a house in the heart of the medina in Al Asshabine At Haj Benkiran.
We had very nice fessi food: Vegetarian, chicken, kefta tajine, kebab magdour - it was delicious and the taste took me 40 years back...it's a magic place, nothing has been changed really. Narrow streets, toothless, grinning old men - a real adventure. I can see many English people who bought their beautiful houses and amazing riads and prefer to live here without stress with the local warm and friendly people in a real tolerance and multicultural atmosphere.
From the train station in the city centre of Fes, you take a red petit taxi and ask the driver to drop you in Jamii Palace Hotel that you have to visit also for its beauty and colourful design and you can ask there for a professional guide.
For any question or help please feel free to drop me an email from the website www.myasilah.com or call me on my mobile 00447951478813. I will be only too happy to help.
A cosy little cafe in the heart of the city. A great place to go for lunch if you enjoy veggie and vegan cuisine. Very friendly staff, freshly cooked everything and all very cheap! If you are lucky you may even meet their resident harpist.
Just off Renshaw Street, behind Stanley Casino.
Great food and a lively atmosphere! Billed as Pan-Asian, it offers a range of Japanese, Chinese and Thai food, with my personal favourite being the crispy chilli beef.
The interior is amazing; a huge, bright and modern feel to it. Very chic and relaxed! The music is something worth popping in for too. DJs keep the bar lively, playing everything from house to funk and disco. As far as city centre venues go this one gets my vote.
Myrtle Street. www.geishaliverpool.com. 01517097097
Circo just opened on the Albert Dock- it's a bar and restaurant with a really eccentric circus/freakshow theme - they have life-sized horse lamps and trapeze!
You can hire the private dining room for a night of karaoke- lots of fun! Try the Candyfloss Martini at the bar too...
Albert Dock, Liverpool
Giant dragons dancing in the street, eating lettuces and followed by loud drums and even louder firecrackers. A funfair, street food and families just out for a days' fun. All in a compact, interesting and friendly area.
In the city centre, go up Bold Street (where the WAGs shop) and follow the crowds. It's in February.
Best views of Liverpool are from Wirral. Try New Brighton as a starting point then carry on round the coast to Hoylake/West Kirby (plenty of food choices here) then up to Parkgate for great ice cream or fish and chips.
Don't forget to call in at Thursaston, near West Kirby, for Churches Organic farm shop and walks on Thursaston common.
Albert Dock is the heart and soul of Liverpool's waterfront, with so many cool bars and restaurants, PanAm, Blue, Est Est Est and Baby Cream. New places to eat like Vinea and Circo add to the already vibrant places to eat.
Tate Liverpool, the Site Gallery and many smaller art galleries offer the perfect mix of culture, right next door to the new Arena & Convention Centre. Now the famous Duck Tour and Shiverpool tours are great fun for a day out.
Albert Dock has seen Liverpool grow up in the last 20 years and will remain my favourite place to hang out on a sunny day on the quayside.
New building hosting the popular chain Malmaison, nice comfortable rooms and bar with brasserie attached. Down at the Princess Dock opposite the Liver Building.
William Jessop Way,Princes Dock,Liverpool, L3 1QZ
0151 229 5000
Liverpool Lime Street 10 minutes' walk away.
This is an Indian restaurant with a very different menu from the norm. The cooking is assured and the sauces all different - no basic curry sauce for every meal here. Highly recommended.
Lark Lane is a road next to Sefton Park in south Liverpool, which is worth a visit for an evening or a summer afternoon. There are lots of independent shops, pubs and bars, and restaurants which serve food from Thailand through to Turkey. Have a picnic in the park, then call into Keiths wine bar for a glass of wine and people watching.
The Ziba is a restaurant based in the boutique hotel at the Racquet Club. It is not as widely reviewed as some of the other restaurants for fine dining in Liverpool but has been serving excellent food for many years.
It's located in a beautiful building in the central business district, and is a must for a special night out.
5 Chapel Street
0151 236 6676
A Chinese restaurant near the Chinese arch which has a more interesting Sechuan menu alongside the usual choices. Makes a refreshing chnage from the more bog standard food we are offered.
A deli which also has a cafe/restaurant serving great food in the business district of the city centre. The menu has a good variety, including unusual sandwiches, cold meat platters, salads etc, as well as hot starters and main courses which change daily. Great cooking and excellent ingredients.
12 Stanley St
Liverpool, L1 6AF
0151 255 0808
Near Chuncheon is the small town of Gangchon. I would recommend staying here as the accommodation is cheap and comfortable - just don't take the first offer you find! You can rent scooters or quad bikes and go charging about the hills and mountains.
Near Gangchon, there is a pretty mountain. At the top, try the dakjjim (a spicy chicken dish). You might have to wait a few minutes whilst they catch, kill and prepare the chicken!
This region is famous for the wonderful Korean dish Dakkalbi (a spicy chicken stew with vegetables and rice cakes) if you haven't tried it anywhere else, give it a go here.
You can get to Gangchon by bus from Chuncheon - take a bus from the bus station
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