Stay at the Old Harbour Hotel or the Malabar House (both are upscale and charming). Sip wine (or a beer) and nosh on small plates at Malabar House's Divine wine bar. Check out Jew Town, taking socks for the synagogue tour, watch the Chinese fishing nets at sunset, and indulge in a Kalari massage at Malabar House. And don't miss the chocolate cake at Kashi Art Cafe on Burgher Street
This is an excellent warm restaurant right in the old city center Sultanahmet, where you are always served by the fantastic friendly team.
You will have a gourmet experience and live any food lovers dream, with many different options on the menu - Turkish and Ottoman, international ( very good steak choices), and some seafood options. All were so good but we have enjoyed the Ottoman part of the menu most - the apple steak was amazing too. We ate at Amedros many times for lunch and dinner during our one week stay in İstanbul.
Divanyolu Cad Hoca Rustem Sok No/7 Sultanahmet/istanbnul/TURKEY 34400
PHONE:+90 212 522 83 56
FAX:+90 212 527 21 38
Sultanahmet Tram Station
If you are fed up with the resort life and want a little more kicked back, island feel, then I highly recommend Maui's north shore. Windsurfing and surfing is incredible. On days where there is no wind, you can rent standup paddleboards delivered to the beach. I stayed at a beautiful beach house on the ocean. In the mornings I walked the mile-long Baldwin Beach with a coffee from Anthony's Coffee shop in Paia. Afternoons were spent hiking to secret pools near Haiku, up the coast. And on one day, I found Jaws, the world famous surf spot where guys like Laird Hamilton surf the worlds largest waves on the right swell. I also recommend Paia's Fish Market where you can get a very tasty mahi mahi burger for lunch. If you are planning a trip, then give Lindsay Hogan a calle at IslandStyleVacations.com. She's 6th generation from Hawaii and will help you find the right place to stay, not to mention a ton of tips. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with. Have fun!
Located in the tallest building in Thailand, this hotel has three top notch buffet meals to enjoy. I recommend the international buffet, and going there for dinner to enjoy the best views of Bangkok at night. It costs about 15 euros and is very much worth it. We go there every time we visit Bangkok.
It is located in the top floors of the Baiyoke Hotel in Bangkok.
Address : 222 Rajprarop Road, Rajthevee Bangkok Thailand 10400
Tel : 66(0) 2656-3000, 2656-3456
Restaurant and bar overlooking a quiet inlet on the river Sal near Cavelossim. We visited during the day and it was really nice just sitting looking out over the river, while enjoying a meal and a drink. Plenty of wildlife to watch. I have not been there on an evening, however I understand that they have entertainment. Other friends have eaten there on an evening and tell me that it is excellent.
Near The Ferry
Martin's Corner is a wonderful real Goan restaurant. You will get authentic freshly prepared Goan food.
There is usually entertainment on an evening. The credentials of this place are underpinned by the amount of local Goans that go there to eat!
91 0832 2880413
The original chef from Nagile has opened his own small resturant. It is fabulous. And Seymus is welcoming and freindly.
You'd think that a place like Plettenburg Bay would be full of places where you can buy some fresh fish for your braai, but think again. However, the local Tourist Information Office sent us off to Robberg Seafood Safari to satisfy our fishy requirements. It's on the outskirts of town, just off the N2 at the Plettenburg roundabout in the business park area. The selection of seafood is amazing with loads of unusual varieties such as Yellowtail, Kingklip, Kob, etc, with an excellent selection of shellfish, too. They make their own smoked fish, sell sushi, and have a small deli section. A good feature is being able to select your fish early in the day which they will then keep for you in the fridge for collection later on (saves the fish from spoiling if left in the car all day). There's a shop in Knysna, also.
Robberg Seafood Safari, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600, South Africa
Tel: +27 44 501 2620
Google map: tinyurl.com/yzamquw
It's actually in Argentiere, up the valley towards La Tour and from what I can tell, used to be a bit of a dive. But it's been totally overhauled by it's new owners and is rad! Lively with a great menu - the Indonesian pork was lush and a plain spaghetti, tomato and basil was really delicious. There is a back area with a big oak table and blackboards with the daily specials written in chalk. Not overtly English but not all tartiflette and chalet-style either. Worth checking out.
216 Rue Chalet Straton, Argentiere, Chamonix
Google map: tinyurl.com/yby3s43
This restaurant is run by a women's cooperative and we were quite curious to try it. Not a cheap restaurant and located out of the Medina so with a supplementary cost of the taxi, but it deserves the visit. We had dinner with a reservation and the food quality was excellent. The menu is a la carte - a thing unusual for a Moroccan restaurant in Marrakech, so you can choose how much you want to eat. The dishes are beautifully prepared and distinctive. The pastilla of pigeon was wonderful and the lamb tagine was excellent too.
An excellent Indian restaurant which has unusual dishes on its menu as well as all the usual favourites. Presentation and service are top notch and the decor is contemporary and stylish - no flock wallpaper here!
Nearest station: Winchester is five minutes walk away
Address is: 1-3 City Road
Winchester SO23 8SD
T. 01962 868 352
The Bell is a recently-renovated historic hotel on the banks of the River Stour in the beautiful medieval town of Sandwich.
The rooms are comfortable, the service is excellent and the food is outstanding with lots of local fish and seafood and Kent wine.
The renovation has been done sensitively. Although there are lots of modern touches, many original features have been revealed including high ceilings, stained glass and parquet floors.
It's less than two hours drive from London and great value for money.
I would recommend the watermark to anyone. We had a lovely meal sat by the fire (nice and warm). Our waitress Lisette was great!
I had a gorgeous Sunday lunch at the King Street Tavern the other day, and now I know why all the locals rave about it! Really tasty food, friendly staff and prompt service. Nice atmosphere too as it's was busy on a Sunday
This restaurant send a guide to your riad or hotel to walk you round there. You would never be able to find it otherwise.
The inside of the building is astonishing with huge high ceilings in very ornate mosaic style. All the waiters wear traditional costume and when we were there there was a large open log fire burning.
All in all an environment never to be forgotten.
The food was very good and was beautifully served.
This neighbourhood wine bar/cafe has so many great things going for it: charming staff, the tiny menu (one soup, one tapas platter, one sandwich), interesting wine menu and cosy, super-relaxed ambiance. A great place to while away an hour or so on a chilly CPH day.
Although I love Thai food, by the end of two weeks I was ready for something else and La Fontana was a godsend. Fabulous salads, homemade pasta and grilled meats and fish. They also do pizza but I didn't get round to trying it despite going three times in as many days! Very reasonably priced wine which is very unusual in Thailand. Sebastiano the owner speaks several languages and makes you feel very welcome. All round excellent!
39/7-8 Ratchamankha Road.
200m from the moat / walls (on left) opposite side to Wat Pakao.
This pub/restaurant is a real find - some of the best food I've had outside of Michelin starred restaurants. It's not cheap, but the quality of cooking (all the food is homemade) and the environment justify the price tag (outrageous interior design!)
Simon's Town is a useful staging-post for coffee or lunch on the drive from Cape Town to Boulders Beach (penguins) or Cape Point. The base of the South African Navy since 1957, and the home of the Royal Navy before that, the main street is worth a tour of its antique and art shops. For lunch, we took the advice of a local shop owner and headed to Bertha's, which is right on the dockside, so close you could dangle your toes in the harbour waters. We watched a flotilla of novice canoeists paddle edgily around the harbour while we sampled delicious sushi from the extensive list of seafood on the menu.
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