PEPE NERO restaurant ,
( www.pepenero-marrakech.com )VERY GOOD RESTAURANT with very professional team: They noticed that we were very interested in Italian menu and they tell us all about the dishes and wines. My wife wanted to know some details about a recipe and they guided us through the really spotless kitchen and introduced us to the cooking staff. The young Chef was very kind explaining how he was working hard for achieving the maximum level of excellence in his work starting from the ingredients’ quality: He owns a farm few Km far from Marrakech to produce bio ingredients and go personally everyday to the markets to select the rest. His words revealed the enthusiasm that is beyond his successful work.
Concerning the food, we had Moroccan food for our entire trip so wanted to change, we preferred the Bel Paese menu, that includes a selection of their best Italian dishes. I had as starter the Chef’s salad and my wife the salmon’s carpaccio: Both exquisite and well presented. We continued with courgettes’ ravioli and saffran risotto: Really delicious!!! The roasted lamb en croute d’epices and the sea bass’s pave were the yummy end. No space left for the dessert..
We will try them next time.. we will be back by sure!!
17, derb Cherkaoui - Douar Graoua
phone : 00212 524 389067
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The longest notionally pedestrianised street (police cars, taxi's, residents and rickshaws regularly travel up and down it) in Europe at five km. Some of the best selection of bars, restaurants and with some shopping, are to be found on this street, with outside bars during the summer.
There are many fine buildings on this street and you will also find the former home and statue of Artur Rubinstein, born in Lodz 1887.
In the centre of Lodz about a kilometre west, of the main railway and bus station, Lodz Fabryczna.
Google map: bit.ly/edtpVq
If you decide to holiday in Lindos, Medeast restaurant is a must. The views over Lindos bay and the ancient acropoils are breathtaking. The food is five star and always ask for a special bottle of local wine not on the menu. Manolis, the owner, is an excellent host and if you're lucky he may even play his guitar at the end of an evening.
On the right as you leave the main square in Lindos, heading uphill
The best located bar in Gastown, with a large outside area that is bathed in sunshine in the summer. Turn up with many friends or on your own - excellent selection of great beersand very good wines. The cook Jared Shaw is fantastic and the kitchen is set up to allow interaction between the staff and the customers. A really excellent place with really friendly, unpretentious staff. Jared's food is simple and delicious - he will be going to work in C restaurant soon so be sure to follow !
From east to west the Crinan is best. Here you can walk from Loch Fyne to the Sound of Jura along the nine-mile channel through which ocean-going yachts, kayaks, cruisers and even an original Clyde puffer take the short cut through the Kintyre peninsula to the Western Isles. Stop midway at the three-star Cairnbaan Hotel for lunch and watch the canal traffic negotiating the locks. Then complete your walk and stay or dine in the Crinan Hotel, the internationally known seafood restaurant and meeting point for sailors from all parts. End the day with the sun setting in the west over Jura. The walk is flat and easy going and there is lots to see in this quiet and beautiful part of Scotland.
Wonderful European-style bistro in the inner city area of Carlton North. A cosy spot to sip coffee and savour ricotta hotcakes for brunch, or devour a grilled eye fillet and a bottle of red for dinner.
555 Nicholson Street,
Carlton North, 3054
+61 3 9381 4443
The Toff in Town is a fabulous venue hosting a variety of events and performances from jazz, cabaret and burlesque nights.
There’s an old fashioned glamour to the place, evoking Paris of the 1920s, in particular the partitioned section of the venue which has private booths, a bit like an old fashioned railway carriage.
Superb wine and nibbles, ideal for a midnight encounter.
Second Floor, Curtin House
252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+ 61 3 9639 8770
South Yarra’s newest laneway destination Outpost, is part of the cult specialty coffee group St Ali. Fantastic coffee, gourmet sandwiches and meals and yummy cakes. All of their food is sourced from local Victorian suppliers.
9 Yarra St, South Yarra
+61 3 9827 8588
Nearest station: South Yarra
B For is a restaurant situated in Avenida 8 de Agosto in Ibiza, just close to the famous club Pacha.
The name explains everything, if you are going to B For, you are definitely going to taste some sushi, sashimi and other japanese dishes.
With beautiful interior design, relaxed atmosphere and lounge music, this is the place to go to have a nice dinner before a proper dance night.
I recommend it for its exclusive and relaxed atmosphere.
Avenida 8 de Agosto, Edificios Los Girasoles 2 - 07800 - Ibiza
Tel: +34 971 316 797
Mail for reservations: email@example.com
When you have had enough of the hustle and bustle of Montreal a 90 minute drive or bus ride will take you to the village of Sutton, a great base for discovering the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. The village has good restaurants and food stores, notably La Rumeur Affamee, and many of the lodgings such as Vert Le Mont B&B are certified 'Bienvenue Cyclistes' meaning you will be offered a healthy breakfast and a safe place to store your bike overnight. Radiating out from Sutton are a number of challenging bike routes including the Mont Sutton circuit and, just over the border in Vermont, the Jay Peak circuit.
www.infosutton.com Official guide to everything Sutton including a section on cycling or call the helpful tourist office on 1 800 565-8455
Veolia transport buses leave Montreal's Station Centrale bus station two or three times a day for Sutton.
www.bbsutton.com Vert Le Mont B&B website
By no means the only good places of course, but I enjoyed these cafes and restaurants in Leh:
Summer Harvest (Fort Road) - highly recommended in the guide books, and for good reason. Loads of locals eating there means it's bound to be good.
Desert Rain Cafe (off a side road from the Main Bazzar - about half way down, in the direction of north). Don't come here for true Ladakhi atmosphere, but if you're wanting some decent coffee, and other western reminders, Desert Rain has a relaxed atmosphere, has film nights, and talks from interesting people. No outside seating, but a good place to relax whilst you acclimatise. Good cakes.
My favourite Ladakhi/Tibetan eats were the Wok Tibetan Kitchen and Amdo Cafe (both on the Main Bazaar) - not widely mentioned in the big guide books, but decent food with a mix of tourists and locals.
The Penguin restaurant (Old Fort road, near the bottom) was one of my favourite places to chill outside in, the food is fine, but not the best. The garden kept me returning though.
There's no shortage of restaurants to explore in Leh - and there's a massive amount of decent pizzas and other western food everywhere.
Dzomsa (Old Fort Road, near the top) has good juice, good food supplies to take trekking, and importantly offers cheap safe drinking water - the influx of tourists seriously threaten many beautiful things about Leh - please use filtered water instead of plastic throwaway bottles.
All of these places serve cheap meals, but beer (if available) will be expensive anywhere in Leh.
Be aware that there can be occasional strikes which close everything down - your best bet is to head to the more upmarket hotels for food, or to look carefully around for signs of activity - some places are open despite locked doors.
If you are going to be in Sydney for a while, and you like good food, I recommend you stop by a bookshop and buy the SMH good food guide. It's updated yearly, and gives you the place the locals go to. It covers restaurants, bars, and places to shop for good food. Well worth shelling out for.
Any good book shop, Dymocks etc, even some news stands.
I've just come back from a mini-break in Rome, and we stayed in Trastevere. This is a fantastic area of Rome, full of life and things to do. It is close to all the tourist sites, but you feel like you are seeing the real Rome. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes. Be warned though, drinks can be quite expensive. Search out for happy hours!
A lively little neighbourhood three miles north of the city centre, Chapel Allerton is about as close to a continental drinking and dining experience as you'll get in the north of England and is home to a clutch of the region's finest restaurants. Clustered around the junction of Stainbeck Lane and Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton may not be possessed of the beauty of a French square or Italian piazza but come on a summer's evening and find a lively, friendly buzz without the sense of underlying tension and atmosphere of total drunkeness that most of Britain's drinking districts entail. The restaurants and bars spill out onto the pavements, many with heated or covered seating areas, nestling in between a range of small independent shops that make a daytime trip a pleasant diversion from the bustle of central Leeds. Some of Chapel Allerton's more renowned restaurants include the much-lauded Sukhothai, held by many to be one of the country's finest Thai restaurants, a branch of Leeds' greek Olive Tree restaurant, Sami's North African cuisine, and two Casa Mias, the original, cheaper, trattoria-style eatery with a range of light Italian meals and sumptuous desserts and Casa Mia Grande, a high-end, high-quality Italian dining establishment that is among Leeds' best restaurants. As for drinking, traditional pubs like the Regent compete for your custom with quirky bars like Further North and quality cocktails at the Hub, Zed and Angels Share, amongst many others
Chapel Allerton, north Leeds, take the no2 or 3 bus from various points in the city centre.
This is a hidden gem, tucked away down steps accessed via an alleyway off King's Parade, opposite the main gate to King's College. It's a vegetarian establishment but if you're not veggie, don't let that deter you. The place is small but very pleasant inside and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic, really tasty with a very varied choice, not cheap but not overpriced either, and worth every penny. The beetroot chocolate cake was to die for (and I don't particularly like beetroot.) If I didn't live five hours drive away I'd certainly go again just for that. Well worthy of a recommendation.
9a Kings Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ
Telephone: 01223 321551
In among the hive of sushi and Japanese eateries that litter the area, there is a little gem that stands out from the rest. The food here is probably of the cheapest and most generous in Christchurch - that alone is enough to make it a joy for any traveler, but in our eyes only acts as a bonus, as the quality and authentic taste of it is truly wonderful. Miss this delight at your peril and don't forget to pick up a portion of their legendary goyza!!
Nice little pizzeria/ Italian restaurant in Val Claret. The food isn't anything out of this world but the staff are brilliant and it's good value for money. Really good atmosphere and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it.
Val Claret in the parade of shops next to Black Cat snowboarding
Go to Iceland. Iceland is currently having a few economic problems so perhaps you can get cheaper hotels and food than in Tromso. Reykjavik is more lively than Tromso but the city skies are not quite as dark due to more street lighting. I only saw a poor display of aurora here but enjoyed the atmosphere of the city more.
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