Village on the north-west side of the island. Drive up from Palma takes 30 minutes (buses every hour). Go down to the fishing port and have lunch in the restaurant there after a dip (beware the jellyfish).
In the evening try Son Moragues - most beautiful restaurant setting I've ever seen. Stay in 'Es Petit Valldemossa' hotel in the heart of the village. In the morning have a coca de patata with a coffee. This is my paradise.
Public terrace and suntrap with a spectacular view across the River Tejo to the 25 de Abril bridge and the Rio imitation Cristo-Rei.
The little kiosk does good, cheap bica's of coffee and imperial glasses of beer. If you take exception with young bohemian types playing percussion stay away. Otherwise, take a book, people watch and easily while away a few hours.
Rua de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina/Bairro Alto; Metro: Baixa-Chiado
I'd recommend a visit to Angelina's tearooms on Rue de Rivoli - an ideal place to take your partner or daughter if you want to impress her with the knowledge that Angelina is known to have been frequented by Coco Chanel!
That reason aside, the cakes are fabulous (like little pieces of art and totally delicious). Their signature dessert, chesnut-based Mont Blonc, is a delight. The coffee is great (cafe creme my personal favourite although I read about their
notoriously rich chocolat l’africain) and the beautiful decor makes for a lovely experience.
Ladies, don't leave without visiting the bathroom which is as lovely as the rest of the place!
226 rue de Rivoli, 1er, near the Jardin Tuileries. Tel: 01 42 60 82 00
Hermans Tradgard, is a vegetarian buffet restaurant up on the heights of the south island of Stockholm; Sodermalm. It offers great value - all homecooked veg food, wonderful views over the water across to Djurgarden & the city from its big outdoor garden seating area. Don't be put off by it being only vegetarian - I have been there with people who love their meat but was positively surprised how much they enjoyed vegetarian food. There's usually 4 hot dishes and 8-10 salads plus homemade breads etc. Don't forget to incl a lush cake in your meal deal!
Fjallgatan 23, Slussen underground
This charming Lyonnaise restaurant tends to be favoured by well-heeled Americans. But don't let that put you off. A meal here is an experience: from the gorgeous chinaware to the traditional pots of steaming casseroles, foie gras and toasts, and sumptious desserts.
32, rue St-Marc 75002
Tel: 01 42 96 65 04
A massive and excellent eatery in central Rome (two minutes off via del Corso), incorporating a posh restaurant, more homely osteria, wine and cookshop and - the highlight for this family - a pizzeria, which on weekends serves a magnificent brunch.
You take a large tin plate, heap it with food from the buffet, and pay by weight (returning as many times as stomach and wallet permit). The kids loved it - as did the many Italian families queuing for tables. Brilliant.
Piazza Augusto Imperatore
This restaurant has the most amazing views of San Francisco. Perched on top of the Hyatt, across from the Ferry Building in the Embarcadero area, Equinox offers stunning views of the bay, the financial district and the Bay Bridge. But this is not all, for not only is the view fantastic, but the restaurant does a 360-degree rotation in about 45 minutes; whilst you’re savouring your meal you can enjoy the beautiful skyline of the city.
The food at the Equinox is of very good quality. For starters their crab cakes and their oysters are simply superb. Their filet as a main is tender and it melts in your mouth; their salmon is simply-cooked and yet it has a taste of uniqueness. The desserts come in big portions, or bigger than you’d expect at such a restaurant; and by the time you’ve got to leave you feel just right and not in need of any extra nibbles. Prices are a bit high, but if you’ve got the chance to set some money aside before you leave San Francisco, the place is worth a visit.
If money is an issue, we noticed that some people also go in to have a drink and some dessert rather than a whole meal. The one drawback we thought Equinox has is that the menu is not as extensive as one might like, especially if you’re a vegetarian: you might find there’s nothing for you to choose from.
Equinox, at the Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center,
Equinox Reservations: (415) 291-6619
My local and one I can't believe hasn't been mentioned before! A little gem in the heart of Snowdonia. Real dairy ice cream and fruit sorbets with over 30 national award wining varieties, so at least one favourite for everyone! I can't decide what my favourite is...I've tried most of them and love them all, the pistachio ice cream and the tangy lemon sorbet rank highly, especially in a crisp waffle cone. Go and try for yourself and see if you can keep away.
Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL554YB
Acorn is a fantastic cafe. The food is made with love and dedication to the idea that food can be delicious and good for you. They do veggie and non veggie and both are good. Plus superb puddings which are yummy and rich without being over sweet.
We had a fantastic lunch there and then went for a tremendous walk on Long Mynd and decided to take a later train back so that we could sample the puddings with tea. There is also a garden to eat in.
Acorn Wholefood Cafe, 26 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6BW. 01694 722495
De Grey's has had tea rooms for decades and that is lovely, but it also now has superb B&B rooms attached.
The room we stayed in was really comfortable and warm. The bathroom was really nice with fantastic shower.
The breakfasts were huge and delicious, both the pastries and the traditional English. It seems very good value - 3 star price, but feels more than that.
De Grey's, 5-6 Broad Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1NG. 01584 872764 www.degreys.co.uk
Don't be fooled by the name, it's not actually a wine bar, it's more of a restaurant. Great selection of food and reasonable prices in a laid back atmosphere make it one of my fave restaurants in town. Try the pizzas they're ace, and I hear that the fried chicken (no it doesn't come in a bucket) is meant to be top notch.
You can just go in for a drink downstairs, try the cocktails - they’re lovely.
You can go early doors (5-7pm) and get a pizza for £6 and a bottle of wine for £10, bargain!
5-7 Chapel Walks
I visited this restaurant a few times recently and was really impressed. Situated next to some of the most interesting history in London (Brunel museum, Mayflower etc), the restaurant offers great British grub.
I've had the full English breakfast and the evening menu is just fantastic.
St Marychurch Street
Nearest tube: Rotherhithe
Three course meal of food from Mozart's time in a beautiful old Baroque-era hall, while a quartet and two opera singers perform some of Mozart's music.
Definitely value for money (especially if you have a student discount card) - the food and music were both excellent!
Buy your tickets beforehand by visiting the restaurant -- don't just turn up on the evening (the Baroque room fills up first, so you may find yourself seating in a smaller and less spectacular back room!)
St. Peter Stiftskeller
Looking for a treat? Have a sweet tooth? Betty's in Harrogate is for you! Selling scrumptious cakes that everyone will devour!
Cream cakes, cakes with marzipan icing, chocolate sponges and traditional jam and cream sponges - yum! Also a range of chocolates too!
Also offering a range of delicious food in the Tea Rooms. Take Betty's treats home with you from the shop!
Telephone- 01423 877300
During office hours 8:30am-5:30pm
This is one of several Mauds ice cream parlours. The best ice cream is their pooh bear - vanilla with honey comb. They are becoming rather a monster with new outlets springing up everywhere but the quality never wanes. I'm just upset I can't get it in England where I now live so I have to pig out every time I go home!
A family run business since 1936, Gallones produces quality delicious handmade ice cream. Visit the factory shop for bargain prices and a taste of Italy.
E Gallone Ltd
8 Welford Road
Vans at Abington Park, Pittsford Reserviou.
For budget travellers, Food Alley at the bottom of Albert Street is a must. It has stalls selling food from almost every country in Asia, from Turkey to Japan and at rock bottom prices.
Try the lamb pasanda from "A Taste of Turkey" (the proprietor is actually Iranian) for NZ$8.50 (that's £2.40 in Brit money).
The food is better than your average food hall.
Lower Albert Street, opposite Stamford Plaza hotel, near the viaduct.
One of the best restaurants in Lancaster! Located on the Quay, QSF is a French restaurant serving delicious food in a relaxed environment.
A great selection of fresh fish, meat and veggie dishes – try to go on Sunday/ Monday when they do ‘Simply Squiffy’ – three courses and a bottle of wine each for a set price (just try not to fall in the River Lune afterwards). Also look out for Quite Simply Food, their sister deli up on Moor Lane in town.
Restaurant, cafe, jazz bar and cinema all rolled into one! Located in Ambleside, I have been visiting this place for over 20 years. In that time it’s gone through some changes but it still remains a wonderful place to go especially now with the addition of a jazz bar playing live jazz most Saturdays.
The restaurant and cafe are veggie but the kind of veggie that makes you want to convert! Cinema has four screens – two in the main building and two just down the road on the edge of the beautiful park. Go for the ‘movie deal’ (cinema ticket and meal) then afterwards listen to jazz for one of the best nights out in the Lakes!
Tel: 015394 33845
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