A restaurant that I have to tell people to steer clear of. Service was dreadful with one starter arriving as we were leaving. Food was quite poor which was surprising considering the many places in the city you can find great food.
At the end of the night we were short changed with our money as well!
86 Bis Le Tranh Ton, District 1
On of the city's most popular restuarants as evidenced by the lunchtime and evening queues.
Vietnamese cuisine served in an airy courtyard.
138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
(0)8 829 9449
Google map: tinyurl.com/ybzyy99
Popular outdoor barbeque restaurant with a large menu of meat and seafood.
Good fun as you can barbeque your meat at your table.
Good value, great service and full of locals which is always a good sign.
Perched on a mountainside watching over the tyrolean village of Alpbach and facing across to the slopes of the Wiedesbernhorn, the Rossmoos is best approached via horse drawn sleigh from the village. The Rossmoos is a charming and wonderful reminder of Austrian hospitality and unpretentious enjoyment. My vegetarian daughter and wife, suffer the stuffed mountain mammals and birds positioned around this home from home, but for the whole family this is an annual pilgrimage that never disappoints.The food and ambience are mutually excellent and even the ageing accordian accompaniment feels just right. Having been warmed throughout and fit to burst, you return to Alpbach by sleigh, stargazing a cloudless night sky.
This is a fantastic refuge with a great views of Mont Blanc, at 2352m, a few hours uphill climb from Chamonix. What makes it so great is the food. Their speciality is long cooked Pig's Cheeks, marinated in wine overnight and then slowly braised throughout the day with herbs, garlic and more wine. Served with immaculate roast potatoes it's the perfect fare after a long hard day's mountain walking. And their huge chunks of rustic mountain cheese are worth the visit alone, not to mention their red wine and deserts.
Aiguilles Rouge, Chamonix 4 50 53 49 14
Very nice restaurant.
Traditional Cambodian food, salads, crepes, BBQ and very good fish amok.
Also has some international dishes such as steak and guinness pie.
Situated on a nice street (street 240) with bars, cafes and boutiques.
Also do Cambodian cooking classes.
Woodapple is in Hampton and gets its name from a strange Sri Lankan fruit of the same name (the fruit being hard skinned like a coconut but with an inner pulp like apple and berry pie filling according to our host)
So Woodapple serves Sri Lankan cuisine and does so superbly. There is a reasonable list of entrees but for mains the best choice is the hoppers (bowlshaped rice flour pancakes) filled with your choice of whatever curries are on the constantly changing menus. These are fantastic and come with some amazing chutneys. The coconut roti (bread) is also great. One thing we noticed is that vegetarians are well catered for with a surprisingly good choice of authentic dishes. The service was good, done by the either the lady owner and/or the chef.
Best of all, the prices are very nice and there is no corkage if you bring your own drinks.
427 Hampton St
ph 9598 7800
Woodapple is in the setback Hampton Village area of Hampton st shops and is about 200m north of Hampton station. Parking out front is free.
Google map: tinyurl.com/yfufnkk
The Sirocco restaurant is one of the highest open air restaurants in the world, on the 63rd floor, 200m high.
It's a great setting which you have to experience. If the meal is outside your budget you can have a drink in the Sky bar. We paid £120 for three courses with a glass of wine.
Dress code is smart casual. Long trousers for men with no sandals allowed.
A bar/restaurant which we frequented more than once during our holiday in Bangkok.
Live music, cocktails and food in an outdoor setting.
Only a 3 or 4 minute walk along Soi 11 on the left hand side if you come from Nana BTS (Skytrain) station on Sukhumvit.
For large portions of great seafood at reasonable prices, Sagres is definitely worth a visit. The cracked black pepper prawns are particularly good. The seafood salad has been my only disappointment (plasticky "crab" sticks). It's right next to the sea, which adds to the atmosphere, and there's a guarded parking area outside.
Av. Marginal 4272, Maputo, Mozambique
+258 21 395201
Right at the top of the Old City Walls, the magical vine-shaded terrace of Lady Pi-Pi offers drinks, sandwiches and an open grill far from the madding crowd with a great view of the Old Town's rooftops.
Vl. Dinko Minjkovic
+385 9 709 8644
Start with lovely bread baked on site, follow with an artfully made but simple fish broth and house salad.
Then make the tough choice of either whole-grilled local fish, or meat traditionally slow cooked in a cast-iron pot, sitting on coals and covered with hot ash. (Slow cooked meat needs to be ordered in advance)
Go with a group so you can sample it all.
Iva Dulcica 39, Babin Kuk
20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
+385 20 448 351
(Follow directions to the President hotel resort. The restaurant is part of the accompanying low-rise retail complex)
Delicious seafood salads and platters. On the pricier side, but comes with a great view of yachts. (The restaurant, though situated at the yacht club, is open to the public)
Well fitted for a romantic dinner out.
Ivana Zajca 2 (at the yacht club)
20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
+385 20 435 933
Fantastically fresh mussels, delicious risotto. Good quality, generous portions, very fair price
Great people-watching location. Situated at the old fish market, where day-expedition boats now set out.
More details and photos here
Gorica Sv. Vlaha 77
20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
+385 20 324747
Google map: tinyurl.com/ycuc28r
Cute little subterranean dining room in Bari's old town, by the market. Scrumptious four course meal plus coffee at a very reasonable price. Heavy bent on seafood, fresh from local waters.
Really liked their riso, patate e cozze (risotto, potato and mussels) -- a signature Bari dish, and a grilled whole baby Octopus! Divine.
Amazing little eatery near the Jewish quarter. Moody chef Francesco Zorzetto turns out amazing hot and cold local seafood delicacies.
Best thing to do is to simply ask for a few of the chef's recommendations -as we did - and you're in for a treat.
Lovely Afro-chic themed restaurant in the enormous Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. The menu (as with many South African restaurants) is large and varied and the food top quality. The house speciality ostrich brie was delicious and all washed down with a good South African red. The only drawback is the suburban shopping centre location, however the food is definitely worth it.
If you're looking for an authentic South African meal enjoyed in the company of locals this is the place. Friday nights are busy with young urban types, visiting after the end of a gruelling work week.
Hout Bay Manor Hotel is home to
one of the best restaurants in all the Western Cape: Pure. The hotel itself
has been designed with the happy creative abandon of someone with plenty of
money and few inhibitions. The food is French, with
strong nods to the South African land and sea. It's not cheap, but though
Michelin are yet to hand out their fabled stars in this part of the world,
when they come calling Pure seems set for recognition.
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