The food is standard fare but also standard prices. However the reason for the tip is that the setting for the restaurant is wonderful, especially sitting out al fresco in the summer.
Only a stones throw away from the Cathedral.
Poljana Grgura Ninskog 5
Google map: bit.ly/aBQknD
Possibly the most amazing restaurant I've ever been to, anywhere. Evocative and uber-cool, the French-influenced food and wine is superb, as is the service. I vowed when I left with my business colleagues that I would one day return with my wife and kids ... and one day I will!
We walked pass the Moon one night and were lured by the Vietnamese deco and antique look of the restaurant. We were then welcomed by friendly staff who kindly went through the menu. We decided to go for the set menu one.
The food is brilliant and served in reasonable portion. We thoroughly enjoyed the spring roll and tuna coated in tamarind sauce. All for $7.5 per person! For drink we went for tropical storm and i must say it's amazing.
This restaurant offered a great value set 2 course lunch for EUR15: we had salmon mousse followed by rabbit and spaghetti, with local beer from the Half Moon brewery. Very friendly and good service.
This was a great family run atmospheric restaurant deliberately sited off the main square on Goezeputstraat. We had a delicious cote de boeuf together with starters, wine and port for EUR95, and the best frites of whole holiday. This was a genuine place where the owner served you, took his time and treated you like real people, not tourists on a conveyor belt. Highly recommended
Bar/restaurant in heart of Kreuzberg since mid 19th century.
It became famous for its confectionery, so much so that cakes were sent to New York in the 1920s via the Hindenburg airship.
It is now a bar and restaurant with German/ international food.
A secluded tranquil haven - almost taking a step back in time, except that the food and furnishings are modern and stylish. The hospitality directly from the owners is awesome, and the wine cellar is fantastic - a walk-in refridgerated room! Eat from the set menu every night and you will not see the same food twice and you will not leave an empty plate. Yum!
Austins, the world's oldest department store, is a stunning building located in the Diamond, square at the very heart of the city centre.
It is well worth popping into. It is a quaint, in many ways, old fashioned kind of store but with top of the range goods in every department.
Best of all is the Roof Top Restaurant on the third floor with wonderful views over the city. I had a gigantic scone, butter, jam and a mug of coffee for an amazing £1.60!
Later I went back for lunch and had the lunchtime special. A main course, pudding, and a pot of tea or a coffee for £4.95, with good big portions. It was very busy! A wonderful mix of Derry ladies of a certain age, businessmen, mothers and toddlers. I staggered out after lunch and managed to cross to the benches in the square where I sat in the sun to let it all digest before tackling the walls of the city!
Great restaurant serving Indian and Singaporean fusion cuisine.
The portion sizes are absolutely huge.
We had two starters and two mains one night and could not finish half the food. We should have watched the locals as they shared starters and mains.
Excellent value and excellent food.
There are two Mirchi restaurants in Berlin. Additionally the sister restaurant Amirt serving Indian food is also one we'd recommend.
Oranienstraße 204, 10999 Berlin, Deutschland
Nearest metro - Oranienburger Tor
Google map: bit.ly/cmYzlo
Oranienburger Straße 45
10117 Berlin, Deutschland
Google map: bit.ly/a7XiGA
Nearest metro - Oranienburger Tor
Good solid pizzeria in Berlin. Very good value in nice surroundings.
Cost us €20 for a large margharita (that we customised with our shared starter) as well as drinks.
By the looks of it a very popular place.
Kastanienallee 28, 10435 Berlin.
Google map: bit.ly/9ePB7P
Uncle Ho's is a small Vietnamese restaurant tucked away on a quiet street off the busy square in the middle of the tourist district of Quito.
Locals call it home and for good reason. You won't find better food such as Pho and traditional Vietnamese dishes anywhere else in South America.
The Irish expat owner makes sure that no one leaves without having some fun and keeps his regulars happy with music, movie, and sports nights complete with drink specials nightly. If you're travelling in Ecuador make sure you visit Uncle Ho's before heading out to the Galapagos or jungle.
166-E(-29 Jose Calama and Diego de Almagro La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador
Google map: bit.ly/cVw00M
It's a restaurant on the mountain above Alcossebre. You pass it on the way up to the white Ermita Santa Lucia chapel that can be seen at the top from the town below. Very good food and the staff also speak good English for those whose Spanish isn't so good. Nice layout and a fabulous view of Alcossebre and Las Fuentes below.
Pinar, parc.12 (Alcocéber / Alcossebre)
Alcalà de Xivert, Castellón 12579
Google map: bit.ly/9EShnZ
One of the hippest, not to mention most stylish places in the center of the city is all about jazz! Open all day for coffee, drinks or food, hosts live jazz music every night. Delicious Mediterranean cuisine by chef Kostas Stavrou, cool art exhibitions, excellent decor, and a line-up of top-notch local and international jazz bands, show off modern Athens at its best.
We went skiing in New Zealand when we were visting family and they took us to Queenstown. After a hard day on the slopes, the kids wanted a burger so we reluctantly agreed and ended up having the best burgers of our lives! They have a huge selection of gourmet burgers which come with HUGE portions of chips. There is something for everyone and it is really high quality, made while you wait with friendly chatty staff (even though they are really busy!)
It is a street off MG road:
1. Hard Rock Cafe
2. KC Das(Indian sweet shop)
3. Koshy (Bacon+eggs or Appam + Stew)
4. Bowring Club petrol station(KULFI- Indian ice cream)
5. The egg factory
6. Kabab Corner
7. Noon Wines ( potent Indian wine, great if a game is going on they have a large screen and cheap drinks)
8. Bacchus (drum and bass - wed eves)
Take a detour off St Marks Road at Koshys and walk down Church Street. Do look at Blossom - used book shop.
At Spiga on st Marks Road (Halycon Building) take a right (Spiga is on your right) onto Vittal Mallya Road for more upmarket shopping at The collective, Esprit, UB City(LV, Bottega Veneta etc.
Restaurants at UB City
1. City Bar
2. Cafe Noir (French cafe)
3. Rajdhani (Gujurati)
4. Shiro (Pan Asian + Bar)
5. Fava (Lebanese)
6. Tasy Tangles (Asian)
If you are here for a long time look at the ives club on the internet. It is a club for expats to meet other expats (if that is your thing). There is a party every Saturday and you will meet the single expats of the city and some locals.
UB City is expat hangout.
St Marks Road Bangalore - start at the MG road end.
Google map: bit.ly/d8mVg9
This is a lovely wee place with great views over both the market and the lake. I loved the choice of food and the welcome which is given to familiar faces.
On the left just before 'sweet street' as you're walking towards Brahma temple.
Sadar Bazaar Rd, Pushkar Lake
Amazing cheap snacks that are really filling and widely available. Kolkata was the only place I found them. If you're looking for something quick and delicious you should definitely try them. If you're in Kasbah try Shurav's, just off Rajdanga Main Road. Incredible!
Google map: bit.ly/9wDTFw
Blue Ginger is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants I know. It boasts modern interiors and absolutely delicious food. If you are tired of Italian, Chinese or Indian food in India (the three most popular cuisines), try this one. Besides, it is actually not expensive even though it is in the Taj Palace Hotel
The Pink House is a hotel and restaurant in Puri, far down the main strip right by the fishing village. We didn't stay there (the rooms on the beach look lovely but we were in need of air-con) but had one of the best meals ever on the tables in the sand. The fish is freshly caught and brought the ten meters up the beach, but the highlight was the chilli crab. I don't think we spoke for 15 minutes as we attacked it, watching the sun set over the sea. Absolutely amazing.
One of the few remaining traditional family restaurants where you can see three generations sitting down to Sunday lunch.
Traditional Catalan food, reasonable prices, classic decor.
Expect to pay about 35 per head.
Enric Granados, 89, 08008 Barcelona
+34 93 453 10 37
Google map: bit.ly/cTOErW
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