A great restaurant just off the beaten tourist track. It's hard to pick a winner where there are so many places to choose from. Booking recommended, open every day. Hotel too.
15 Place Saint Jacques, 76200, Dieppe
Telephone +33 02 32 14 61 10
Palaphita is a very pleasant restaurant with a splendid view of Lagoa (a big lagoon in the middle of the city). I suggest you go around dusk, for the view of the sun setting behing the hills is simply breathtaking!
Avenida Epitacio Pessoa 20, Lagoa
Phone: 55 21 22270837
A picturesque medieval walled town of white houses and narrow cobbled streets where the famous chestnut festival is held at the begining of November.
The streets are lined with stalls selling genuine Portuguese handcrafts, artists demonstrating their traditional skills, various street artists and folk music.
Join in the fun with a glass of local wine and of course chestnuts and delicious chestnut cakes.
Consistently excellent Nepalese restaurant. In an unfashionable part of Manchester, but better than the majority of those in the famous 'Curry Mile' in Rusholme and those in nearby Didsbury.
Good vegetarian selection.
45 Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester, M22 4FY
In the heart of the home city of pesto lies this delightful, traditional trattoria that gives a truly authentic taste of Italian dining. No private tables, no pretentions, just amazing pasta alla genovese and other mouth-watering delights, particularly the fresh fish.
14 Vico Testadoro
Genoa, 16123, Italy
Wine buffs with a penchant for South Africa will need little introduction to Saxenberg, and this highly rated vineyard offers tastings and slightly reduced prices on its excellent wines. But the main reason for visiting is its excellent restaurant, the Guinea Fowl. Seriously impressive cooking is coupled with not-too-formal service. Three of us had 'the works' for a birthday lunch and somehow the bill came to less than 1,000 rand. In the summer it is hard to beat lunch on the terrace, with hazy views of the back of Table Mountain. It's also one of the closest vineyards to Cape Town and only 15 minutes by car to the main airport.
Its a emporium of everything ladies love. From unusual lingerie and nick nacks, to the most divine home made cup cakes ever. We had a decadent afternoon tea served in the cafe which was absolutely five-star.
15 William Street, at the West End. Lots of lovely speciality shop in the street too
An Asian restaurant that serves great food at a reasonable 'Western' price.
Situated on the top floor of a shopping complex in the embassy district of Beijing this was a real find. The aubergine curry was sublime, the chicken in the balti was tasty if not immediately recognisable. Friendly service and a welcome change from the local cuisine.
A cosy little cafe serving all manner of tarts (sweet and savoury), cakes, muffins, scones, and pastries, all home-made. Delicious, filling, and reasonably priced. Great for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.
Dame St, Dublin 2 - or there's another branch round the corner on Cows Lane
Located in an old fishing shack, complete with corrugated iron roof, next to a power plant, Phil's doesn't have the most select location on the California coastline. However, its reputation as one of the finest seafood restaurants in the area keeps it full throughout the week. Order at the counter and sit down at a table in the simple yet pleasant dining areas and before long a feast will be delivered to you. Massive portions of the highest quality fish and seafood (and a few other options) provide you with a meal that manages to be both subtle and hearty, and ensure before long you'll have forgotten the location and fallen in love with the food.
7600 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039. Off Highway 1 halfway between Santa Cruz & Monterey.
In the rural loveliness of the Shotley Peninsula is a marvellous find - the Queens Head. A delightful local with gorgeous views and fantastic, locally sourced gastro pub fare. The best wild mushroom risotto I've tasted outiside Italy, delectable fish pie and a Sunday lunch at criminally cheap prices. An hour and 45 minutes from London, with beautiful walks/bird watching or just gazing at the landscape this is an undiscovered gem.
Queens Head, Erwarton, Ipswich Suffolk, IP9 1LN 01473 787550
As the name indicates this is a restaurant. It actually only have one dish, the local Thali, but it was amazing. Several locals were eating there, and we were the only westerens
Meal for two was less than GBP3
There are many places to sample Iran's fine cuisine and even cheap kebab stalls are a huge step up from the greasy late-night kebab take-outs found in the west. Nayeb of Vozara is one of Tehran's most celebrated restaurants, famed for its chelo kebab but offering far more. It isn't cheap by Iranian standards at around 50,000 tomans for a meal for two (about £40) and you may have to wait for a seat but for quality Iranian cuisine in some of the capital's most opulent surroundings, this is the place to come.
On the Eastern side of Park-e-Saee, on Vozara St at 11th Avenue. A second branch on Val-e-Asr avenue does not share its prestigious reputation, but is still good.
A superb restaurant and bar, The crowd which frequent it are lively and friendly, the food is reasonably priced and very good, not to mention the authentic European tin bar. After finding it by accident it turns out that it's known city wide with the locals as THE place to hang out. Travelling alone? Then go and eat at the bar, you're bound to end up befriending some regulars.
80 Spring Street between Broadway and Lafeyette, Soho.
Infectious African beats bounce out of this warm, welcoming restaurant and bar in the historic Pelourinho district of Salvador. Inside the restaurant is bathed in rich hues and draped with native fabrics, masks, paintings and a slew of African masks. The beautiful original brick walls area a fitting canvas for the vibrant artworks. By night this is a bar/live music spot where salsa, zouk, kuduru, kizomba, semba, reggae, samba, axe and other beats hold sway. The propietor, DJ Sankofa is quite a character and when he plays he amps up the audience to great effect. By day this spot serves up sumptuous African and Bahian food. Here you can find jollof rice, pepper soup, peanut sauce, curry sauce, coconot sauce served with rice, yam, cassava or African rice and peas. Bahian Moqueqa and Africa Moqueqa stews are also served up. My favorite dishes were the jollof rice and plantains and the peanut sauce with fish. While waiting for your food you can head upstairs to relax in the hammock and watch a film on the audio visual system or check out the huge African map and see you if you recognize all the countries.
Rua 7, Frei Vicente
71 3321 7236
My wife and I stayed at Riad Al Moussika hotel for four nights in early January, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our journey to Morocco! Our choice of the hotel was made completely on the suggestion of Daniel Jacobs on The Observer, Sunday December 21 2008, and on Trip Advisor reviews: Before arriving, we were wondering if we have made the good choice, but the minute we walked in, we realized that Riyad Al Moussika was beyond all our expectations. We got an amazing room (the green one) with a private terrace and a beautiful loggia in front that overlooked the mature trees garden and the nice swimming pool, and all the Riad was done in very capturing style. The service of the boys was impeccable and the food served by the Chef Cordon bleu, to die for. The Riad itself is very beautiful and authentically Moroccan and we felt very much like home.
Tucked away on a narrow street just yards from the Ramblas and Placa Reial, Cullertes is not only one of Barcelona's finest restaurants, but one of its most historic, and best value. Its traditional Catalan interior of dark wood features is entirely authentic - Cullertes is over 200 years old, and remains atmospheric. The food is traditional catalonian fare, with a strong emphasis on game, pork and seafood, and despite what you might expect for the quality and location, the prices are extremely reasonable. The food is, it goes without saying, delicious. But it does get very busy and only has limited evening opening hours so booking is advisable at weekends and in summer.
Beautiful camping spots overlooking the Blue Flag beach, Wold Farm and Southcliff Caravan Park. Details can be found at www.beachcampsitesuk.co.uk under the 'Yorkshire' section. Close by is the wonderful Ship Inn, an eighteenth century coaching inn that serves great food and heart-warming ales, situated in the heart of Flamborough village, just a short walk away from the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches of Flamborough Head.
It's a funky, friendly modern tea room, selling fantastic home made cakes, fairtrade tea and coffee etc. The gallery and gift shop has a brilliant range of handmade items; locally made souvenirs and contemporary art, crafts and design, most of it from recycled and sustainable materials.
The lemon cake is unbelievable, and there is plenty of vegetarian and vegan choice.
40A Marina, St.Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.
It's so lovely to find a cosy little country hotel which so perfectly satisfies a guest's needs. The 15th century Black Lion Hotel, tucked in between the village green and the magnificent parish church in Long Melford, truly delighted my wife and I on our recent overnight stay there to celebrate our birthdays.
Fabulous rooms with a real wow factor (ours had a four-poster bed, bathrobes etc). Lovely ambience and atmosphere (thanks largely to the jolly general manager Michael Ruthven, who seems to be everywhere all the time). Decent locally sourced food in a stylish restaurant beside a blazing log fire. We couldn't ask for more. We give it five stars and will certainly go back. A new favourite for us.
The Black Lion Hotel,
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