Great restaurant, great food, good selection, excellent service, ice-cold draught Cobra (and bottled King Cobra), very good fixed price menu with good selection midweek. Book on Fridays and Saturdays.
I've tried them all locally and this is the best.
133 Chanterlands Avenue Hull HU5 3TJ. About 1 and a half miles from city centre.
Fantastic local curry house. A tiny little place in a run-down back street in SW8. Fantastic east-African food with real flavour and very cheap. Bring your own drink. Regularly changing specials. Particularly good for vegetarians.
Wilcox Close, London, SW8.
Nearest tubes Stockwell and Vauxhall.
Nearest bus routes 2, 88, 77, 87, 196.
Babur is (apparently) a bit of a south-east London legend and has existed for over 20 years. Their takeaway is the best I've ever had (whole spices, judicious application of chilli heat, pretty decent quality meat etc).
They have just refurbished their restaurant (which is in a differnt location to the takeaway). It's always packed at the weekend with a nice crowd, and no p*ssed-up punters, which could be due to the fact it's a bit dearer than your average ruby due to it's modern take on regional classics. Good wine-list too, and really helpful, friendly staff. I really can't recommend this place enough...
119 Brockley Rise
London SE23 1JP
Prashad serves a mix of tasty Dosa and Gujarati cooking, delicious chaat and roadside snacks. Mrs Patel - the chief cook - has been named Yorkshire Forward Chef of the Year 2004 & 2006 and South Indian Chef of the Year in 2005 & 2006. Don't let the fact it being vegetarian put you off - I always take my friends and they are always gobsmacked with how great the food is!
86 Horton Grange Road, Bradford, BD7 2DW; tel: 01274 575 893;
The best vegetarian Indian restaurant in town, which is saying something. Some of the 50 or so dishes will be new to many - for starters, try mysore bonda (amazingly light fried lentil balls with coconut dips), mosar vade (lentil doughnuts in yogurt) or a tangy, crunchy bhel puri.
Highlights among the mains include dosais, aloogadde soppu (the best spinach and potato dish I've eaten), a wonderful mutter paneer and a vibrant, earthy beetroot sasami. It's cheap, too: the most expensive main dish is £5.75. Service is always friendly, helpful and relaxed.
153 Granby Street,
Central Otago has more than its fair share of wineries where you can enjoy tastings and/or a great meal among some of New Zealand’s finest scenery.
One of my favourites is the Amisfield Winery which is halfway between Queenstown and Arrowtown on the shores of Lake Hayes. It’s a fantastic place for a relaxed lunch or dinner with a great outdoor terrace (weather permitting). If they’ve got any left, try their rose but I’m afraid I may have drunk it all on my last visit.
10 Lake Hayes Road, RD 1, Queenstown
They have some great bikes with big comfortable seats. I was really impressed. When I returned the bikes they sent me and my wife to a great restaurant and they were right, the cheesecake was definitely made by the hands of God!
C/Murillo 22 bjo dcha just up from the central market
It's a fantastic cafe and deli on the wharf in one of the most picturesque spots you can imagine.
Everything is locally produced and smoked in-house, from tomatoes to fish to meat, you name it they smoke it. The café is on the wharf itself so you sit with the water gently lapping beneath your feet.
Sheds 2&3, Mapua Wharf
Starfish Bakery is a charitable cafe/bakery/art shop with internet access that also offers excellent massages in its Sala Santepheap.
My massage, with a blind older lady named Janara, was one of the best I'd ever had and only cost US$10 for 90 min (in Sept 2007).
The cafe food also looked delicious. Mainly western stuff like omelettes, cakes, coffee.
Proceeds support Starfish Cambodia www.starfishcambodia.org/
Downtown Sihanoukville, on a small dirt road right around the corner from Samudera Market(1-2 min walk)
tel. 012 952 011
Paris dining can be an intimidating experience: the city’s culinary supremacy can easily strike fear into the hungry gut of a simple étranger.
A welcome antidote to this is Au Rocher de Cancale. This friendly bistro, with its beautiful neo-Renaissance façade, dates back to 1846 – when the oyster market was at its peak.
Thankfully, the ambience has remained: it’s easy to imagine former diners such as Balzac settling in for a satisfying feast. The food is served with integrity rather than vanity – Brittany’s best oysters, roast salmon with basil sauce, and generous, fresh salads all designed around quality ingredients.
A wonderful building with a fabulous courtyard which has a history of the chair as a permanent exhibition (not as dull as it sounds) with a lot of Arne Jacobsen alongside Kaare Klint.
Oh, and it has the best museum cafe I have ever eaten in.
1260 København K
Phone 33 18 56 56
Highly recommended is Rasa (Malaysian) on Cuba Street. Take your own bottle of wine (BYO) for a cheap, but delicious dinner. Also, the Matterhorn where you can listen to local bands while eating delicious food and drinking cocktails. It's a funky place (but popular!).
There's a new website about Corfu, containing loads of info, but the best parts are the traditional Corfiot recipes! If you've ever tried Bianco, Bourdetto or Sofrito, you'll be glad to find those and more recipes free online!
If you want, you can also book online for your next Corfu Holidays!
Corfiot tastes at home!
The best burgers in the world - we found the counter down a back alley, and were shocked to be given homemade aoli with our chips! Not the food we were used to as backpackers.
So good there is even a Facebook group devoted to it.
Travelling through Central Otago in summer, especially around Cromwell, Queenstown, and Roxburgh, there are plenty of opportunities to stop and buy fruit.
Browse through the boxes and search out succulent apricots, peaches, nectarines, raspberries, gooseberries, apples or plums to refresh your journey. It's worthwhile buying a large chilly bin (cool box) for storage if you're driving.
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