A fantastic restaurant with superb rooms. Well worthy of it's 4 star rating. The lamb I had tasted great and my wife's halibut looked even better. We got to see the rooms too, they're all themed and looked fab.
In the Market place of Cleethorpes
Krabi's night market is wonderful - tonnes of different foods to try and all fantastic and so cheap. The atmosphere is relaxed but exciting too, and there's a real community feel as most of the town turn up at some point during the evening. A must!
Bilbao is a bit of nightmare for vegetarians; usual staples such as potato and mushroom tapas are rarely served and there's only so many portions of tortilla you can stomach.
This place would be welcome even if the food weren't as good as it is. Its lunchtime menu is a bargain at 10.50 euros - and the food is fabulous, really filling fare making full use of the wonderful local produce and, unlike so many other vegetarian restaurants, it serves great desserts - no worthy dried fruit compote, you can go for the full-on chocolate blow out.
Fernandez del Campo 7; tel 64 422 32 55
Close to central station begins the Lister Meile, a homely shopping street. This mile-long pedestrian zone leads from the city centre to the Wilhelminian style quarter List. In the shops you can find the usual kind of stuff: clothing, books, fruits and vegetables. And there is even a store selling British food and candies (if you are homesick for English crisps and chocolate). In the Lister Meile (and in the area around) you can find lovely cafés and restaurants, where you can sit in or outside.
Underground stations: Hauptbahnhof, Lister Platz
Great little hidden treasure on the city fringe, and a short walk to Hyde Park, Museum and Oxford Street. It’s a traditional espresso bar that has a definite flavour of Italy mixed with the warm hospitality of Sydney. Located in the foyer of a small boutique hotel, it attracts an eclectic mix of corporates, travellers and locals. Real baristas serving cups of perfection - latte art and all. We had breakfast everyday there whilst visiting Sydney. Well worth checking out!
4 Wentworth Avenue, Darlinghurst;
A roadside cafe with a great view across the local marina to the bay. The cafe is a pitstop for those on two wheels, cyclists and motorcyclists alike. The breakfasts are yummy, the coffee great and the view superb.
15A Marine Pde, St Kilda (just near Luna Park);
tel: 9534 9988;
Taverna Alonia is a really friendly restaurant, with great food. Every year I meet so many people there who have returned to the island again, and seem to spend every night of their holiday in Alonia.
Molyvos, North Lesbos;
tel: 22530 71355
This family-run Italian restaurant has fantastic food is fantastic for reasonable prices. A two-course meal for two with a bottle of wine cost under £30. Suitable for children as the menu contains pizza and pasta dishes, and there’s a great selection for vegetarians.
It’s easy to get to by tube or bus, and a five minute walk from the Thames, which is ideal for an after-dinner stroll.
The venue is quite small and always busy so it can get quite loud, but there is seating outside which is perfect in the summer. The service is outstanding and staff are very friendly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
192-196 Jamaica Rd, London SE16 4RT;
tel: 020 7064 4631;
Two minute walk from Bermondsey tube station;
Local bus routes C10, 188, 47, 381 and P13
Surprisingly high quality psarotaverna (fish taverna) in a pleasant, small seaside village just on and just off the tourist trail.
On the right overlooking the sea just after coming in to Nas from Armenistis;
tel: 22750 71489;
A restaurant in the Old Village with good food, very friendly and a marvellous view over the Aegean.
Take the bus, or a taxi, from Patitiri port up the hill. Better still, stretch you legs by walking up the ancient mule track (30 mins).
Tel: 00 30 2420 65182
German coffee is generally weak, tepid and bland, but this has the BEST coffee by a loooong shot (pun intended) in Leipzig. Coolest atmosphere, staff, music and in-crowd (who will kill me for telling you their secrets), top food and drinks and very reasonable prices. Warning - it opens at 6pm, but by 9pm it's standing room only. They will have a couple of big screens up during the World Cup for the fans.
Gottschedstrasse 12, on the west side of the central ring, 300 metres from Markt Platz, and just around the corner from the Sleepy Lion Hostel
This cafe, which is also a hotel, is a great, stylish place for breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner, drinks etc in the very centre of town. Has a lovely terrace right above the river Pegnitz. Try to grab one of the few secluded outdoor tables in the back. On a summer day, there's no better place to be: just you, the river, a few ducks, a gentle breeze... what else would you want?
tel: 0911 22 78 45;
Nearest U-Bahns: Lorenzkirche, Weisser Turm
The Gottschedstrasse is a street with lots of bars and clubs for various tastes. It’s between the city centre and the stadium, within easy walking distance from both. Try Luise (a pub), the more stylish Sol y Mar (a restaurant) or Night Fever (a disco-themed club).
Located in Mainz, just outside Frankfurt, by the Rhine River, this restaurant is a must-visit. Originally, in the 13th century, it was a hospital and church for the poor and sick, and though it has since passed through many owners, it still retains a unique atmosphere. Now it has a restaurant, bar and beer garden serving breakfast, dinner, cocktails and even homemade pastries.
Mailandsgasse 11, 5516 Mainz;
tel: 06131 22 5757;
MoschMosch have a few outlets in Frankfurt, serving Japanese food, ramen in particular. Good healthy fare made with fresh ingredients, all in a nice setting, and with friendly staff.
Luginsland 1, 60313 Frankfurt (city centre); tel: 069 1338 8181;
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 78, 60329 Frankfurt (city centre); tel: 069 2400 3737;
Well known by sports motorcycle riders for its location on the fabulous Reefton Spur run, the old timber pub has a good bar menu and an even nicer restaurant. The best spot however is sitting outside with a beer in ya hand.
McMahons Creek, on the C511 between Warburton and Cumberland Junction (n.b: Reefton is approximately 4kms downstream and Warburton is 15kms away);
tel: 5966 8555
A restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere. It’s owned and run by a third-generation friendly Italian family serving wonderful Italian food at eyebrow-raisingly low prices. Pasta is home-made and the pizzas are more than recommended - I challenge you ever to have eaten a larger one!
Spandauer Damm 5 (Luisenplatz), Charlottenburg; tel: 34703626;
Nearest Ubahn: Richard Wagner Platz;
Open daily from 12:00-24:00
Excellent northern Italian food hidden in a pretty courtyard off Corso Cavour. Food ranging from simple (salad of rocket, parmesan, pears and walnuts) to Veronese specials (polenta with horsemeat ragu). Only expensive by local standards.
Corte Sgarzarie 14/A;
tel: 045 800 0312;
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