New Mediterranean (halal) restaurant made from organic ingredients. My family especially enjoyed the Moroccan tagine. Also recommend the freshly made fruit juices and shakes.
Meal for family of four came to around £45.
1017 Finchley Road
Tel: 0208 455 8828
Near Golders Green underground station
I had read that this place could be rude and unwelcoming. Glad I ignored other people’s bad experiences. The menu was bit daunting, it's got so many things to choose from. We just made something up and hoped they did it. They did, almost. You can’t knock somewhere that has a cupboard full of sauces and pickles to splash on your “fluffernutter sandwiches”.
54 Carmine Street, off Bleaker Street
A very good place to eat, in Buda. Easily reached from Moskva ter by bus 22 or tram 56. The conservatory is particularly pleasant, and the daily specials outstanding. I was there (several times!) in the autumn, but apparently in the season the garden is open and the barbecue going. One of my favourite restaurants in a city of excellent food.
1021 Budapest, Budakeszi street 5
Moszkva tér with Tram #56, and Bus #22 (black).
Telephone: 06-1-275-1396, 06-1-394-1896
Mobile: 06 309 995 131
Fax: 00 36-1-200-3843
Look beyond the casino area of the hotel and head for the SteakHouse. Its how an old school steakhouse should be: all dark wood pannelling and glass meat lockers. Excellent value for money. Try the porterhouse. Cooked just the way you want it.
2280 Las Vegas Blvd. 1-887-434-9175.
For Vegas virgins you can't beat the drama of walking into the vast pyramid atrium on arrival. It's remarkably good value, on the strip and the tower suites are spacious with a fridge and wet bar (rare and great if you're with a group and want to start the night off cheaply). The Pharoah's Feast Breakfast Buffet is of a much higher quality than those in other hotels and sets you up nicely for the day.
3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Whether you choose to simply have a drink in the bar or enjoy dinner, this is an absolutely breathtaking option. The highest structure in the US, west of the Rockies, you will never tire of the view as the restaurant revolves 360 degrees during your dinner. Don't be put off by the location of the Statosphere at the end of the Strip - get a cab - don't walk as it looks deceptively close. The Stratosphere itself is a low budget hotel and you may feel dubious on your way to the restaurant, but don't be put off - the ambience in the restaurant does not reflect the rest of the establishment.
Stratosphere Las Vegas
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89104
They are called tapas in Spain, meze in Cyprus, and appetizers almost everywhere else. But in Greece, they are Orektika or Mezedas. These are the bite size yummies that are served hot or cold, and are supposed to be your starter but can actually be your entire meal. The appetizers in Greece are very special and can be found nowhere else. If you are on a budget, this is the best food to order, because they are tasty, inexpensive, nutritious and filling.
In Greek Tavernas, Ouzarias, and Mezedopolios. See here for more on Greek food: www.travelswise.com/greekfood.htm
I had an image in my mind of the quintessential Roman pizzeria: a narrow side street, tables packed with locals, buzzing with conversation, great pizza and pasta at a reasonable price. And then, walking along Via Corso Vittorio Emmanuelle, I glanced left and there it was. Service was fast and unforgiving – you threw that order at a flying waiter and hoped it stuck – the decor simple and the demand huge, as locals lined up three-deep along the wall, looking enviously on as we lucky ones tucked into wood-oven pizzas and cheap beers. All the while the owner – only slightly less intimidating than Tony Soprano – directed the chaos like a cigar-chewing maestro. Great food, drink, company and entertainment. When in Rome...
Address: Vicolo Savelli 13, Rome.
Tel: (39-6) 6861877
Only in Rome does service barely above curt and drinks for a single-figure amount cause an enthusiastic stir. But Enoteca Antica gives both, and much more besides. Reasonable and tasty food, great Erdinger beers for 5 Euros, and – hang on to your seats – service that is genuinely friendly. And then there’s the location – a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, in an old wine cavern so atmospheric you can smell the Chianti in the air.
Address: Via della Croce, 76/b, 00187 Rome
Telephone: (39-6) 6790896
Fax: (39-6) 6797544
Mentioned more than once by Joyce, it is a true Dublin literary pub. That said, it hardly looks the same as it did in the great man’s time – the decor a bit reminiscent of a 70s cruise ship disco. But it has great seafood and pints, and the soundtrack is the hum of strong opinions strenuously aired. Joyce would approve.
Address: 21 Duke Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone: (353-1) 6775217
This has to be one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Ate there in May of 2005 and the steaks were absolutely amazing. The service was fab, the restaurant decor and layout really stunning. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to dinner there!
MGM Grand Las Vegas
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Not just for vegetarians but anyone who likes genuine curry. It's a downbeat small place but great food. They spice the food up to your liking.
In the centre of Thamel district amongst all the tourist shops. Next to ABC Trekking/Baniya travel.
The coolest place in Bristol. I spotted it in The Guardian and have loved it ever since. Top music, laid-back atmosphere and some great acts - check out jazzsters like cool vocalist Nick Langston if you get a chance.
St Nicholas Street, Bristol
In a city of a amazing food, this restaurant topped the list! Typical Tuscan cuisine but with an incredibly vast menu. It has an excellent atmosphere and friendly staff. So good I even bought the recipe book!
Piazza del Mercato Centrale
One of the finest foods in the world. You are unlikely to eat another bread product as delicious as a freshly baked Kettleman's bagel - available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
On Bank St, at the South end of 'the Glebe'.
Les Premices is a great, cheap restaurant with an excellent location over looking the Djema el fna square. It has excellent service, food, and cocktails, and is the perfect place to watch the square come alive.
Overlooking the Djema el fna.
Buffet-style restaurant serving range of traditional Moroccan dishes. High quality, excellent choice, elegant dining room. In the evenings, you pay £10 and get a 3-course buffet meal, with as many repeat tastings as you like. Excellent for those that want to try a range of Moroccan foods.
In front of the Koutoubia, opposite the Place de Foucault.
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