UK Restaurants

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

Why the World Needs to Learn to Dine Alone

Marina Van Goor | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Van Goor

I wanted to challenge the status quo through design. Nowadays, it's expected that you're happy, batting away friends and have loads to share. Albeit virtual, social media has become the dominant public space and it relies on the expression of such things.

Three Jolly Coves at Boulestin

The London Magazine | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The London Magazine

The plates were cleared and we leaned back. It was the time of looking round again. The period stage set of Bouestin is such that you expect to catch a glimpse of napkin-bibbed Clemenceau and ramrod Petain on the next table, wiping crumbs from their moustaches.

(Review) The Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton

Alice Charles | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Charles

If you're looking to get away from braying Hoxtonites discussing property prices and the size of their trust funds, or City boys boasting about their latest mega deal, then the Rib Room makes the perfect choice for a first date or to catch up with an old friend.

Bite Me: Learning the Secret to Soufflé Success and Other Foodie Masterclasses

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

The soufflé: light, fluffy and melt in the mouth delicious, but an absolute pain to make. Which is why although I would consider myself adept in the kitchen, I haven't bothered attempting to make one.

The Worst Places In Britain For Food Hygiene

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're planning on dining out with the love of your life this weekend, then you might want to read this first. A new study has revealed that fo...

A Taste of Portugal in....Lancashire?

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

The biggest surprise of the evening for me was the discovery of the Abade de Priscos Pudding. This traditional Portuguese dessert had received a contemporary facelift, with the addition of Serrada Estrela cheese, eggplant and pumpkin by Vitor Matos of Casa da Calcada.

USA Guide: New Orleans Highlights

Zahra Razavi | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Land of cheap drinks, seedy clubs, greasy takeaway restaurants - no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a few nights spent on the city's most notorious street. There's lots on offer and lots to see but planning is crucial or you'll likely be roped into all sorts of expensive mischief.

This Week I Ate... Wormwood

William Sitwell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Then came his puds. We tried three. There was a lemon dish with more lemony power than you can imagine yet not too much to make you gag and shudder; I've never had such an exquisite lemon sorbet. It makes you want to look at lemons with a new respect.

Why Restaurants Are No Place to Treat Children

Amy Leech | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

Many a meal and tantrum later we together came to a conclusion that will come as no surprise to most parents. As one fed-up family put it: "these restaurants would go out of business if they treated their grown-up guests the same."

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.

This Week I Ate...The Dorchester Grill

William Sitwell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

So I popped to the Dorchester Grill for dinner, what with the place having had a pimping spruce-up. Having left the world of plump cushions behind me - the hotel hall is awash with them - I entered a lush cloud of gold and orange. The room is ornate. Of course it's ornate. The very word could have been invented for it.

A Slice Of New York's East Village In London - Eastway at Andaz Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

As can be expected in the City, dining at Eastway is a very different experience depending on when it is visited. Go in during the week and there will be the usual mix of busy City workers, lawyers and bankers but brunch at the weekend is a slightly subdued affair with a far more laid-back atmosphere.

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Five Favourite Secret Spots of London

Emma Gannon | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

London is huge, and full of tourist traps. But it's also full of absolute gems waiting patiently to be discovered. The trick is to build a collection of firm favourites to plan your evenings, weekends and special occasions to get "bang for your buck.

Top New London Restaurants for 2015

Emyr Thomas | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

The London restaurant scene is on fire at the moment, and without doubt one of the best places in the world for the quality of its restaurants. 2015 looks set to continue this trend if these restaurants are anything to go by. Read on for my top picks of the best new restaurants opening in London in 2015.

Brighton - The UK's No 1 Foodie Hotspot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We were a tad skeptical when we heard that Brighton had knocked London out of top spot as the UK's number one restaurant and bar destination by Conde Nast Traveller readers. So we set out to eat and drink our way around Brighton for a weekend to see if the award was justified.

Is This The Future For McDonald's? (We Hope So)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new health café has sprung up in Sydney, Australia. There's a hearty supply of lentils, fresh coffee brewed by baristas, orders placed on iPads and...

Sixtyone, Not a Neighbourhood Restaurant

Lucy Karsten | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Between mains and pudding my friend popped to the loo, so I spent that 5 minutes staring at the other customers, and trying to eavesdrop. Sixtyone is a large, warmly decorated restaurant, with the type of ceilings that makes one bemoan the lack of child labourers, who previously would, one assumes, have clambered merrily up into their cavernous reaches and kept everything spotless.

London's Worst Kept Secret? - Barts Chelsea Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Be warned, these pack a serious punch with only a couple needed to get you in the mood to rummage through Barts extensive dress-up treasure trove. Best to stick to the Signature Park Avenue cocktail for a more civilised evening, unless you want to put on a show for your fellow revelers.

Lunch at Thompson@Darcy's, St Albans

Ren Behan | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ren Behan

I could honestly say that I had never had a bad meal at Darcy's in the former hands of Ruth Hurren. It was our 'go-to' special occasion restaurant, the perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries and a Sunday lunch that was incredibly hard to beat.

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

Whoever Wrote This Restaurant Sign Rather Missed The Point...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

We see what they did there. And, erm, we don't think they did it deliberately... Bless! We're heading straight to Georgia! (Via Reddit)...

Discover The Very Best Roadside Restaurants In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Visiting a great restaurant is sometimes more like a road movie or a pilgrimage – and the experience is all the better for it. Driving a distanc...