Restaurant review

Dunmore House is the complete package

My relationship with Dunmore House began a ‘billion’ years ago when I stayed with the family of a friend from the boarding school, 500 yards away from the hotel’s beautiful coastal perch facing the east, on Clonakilty Bay. One evening, lemonade and chips at the hotel bar apparently led to my first game of spinning […]

Restaurant review

Polo Lounge at Dorchester Rooftop, a new summer restaurant in London

Polo Lounge at Dorchester RooftopCourtesy of The Dorchester Of course, no rooftop bar would be complete without a spectacular cocktail menu – and the Polo Lounge certainly doesn’t disappoint on that score. As deliciously named as they are delicious, highlights include ‘Pretty in Pink’, an uplifting blend of Belvedere Vodka, pineapple, lemon juice, raspberry puree […]

Restaurant review

Restaurant Review: Boxwood Biscuit Co.

In 2016, restaurant publications began predicting a big cookie trend in the United States. Which is to say, cookie concept joints were going to be all the rage. Cookies on every menu! Unfortunately, this trend has never really manifested itself in these regions. Had a few joints with cookie sandwiches for breakfast, but that’s about […]

Restaurant review

Alif Cafe, a trendy and welcoming place in Glens Falls

Glens Falls is bustling. The restaurants, cafes and brasseries on Ridge and Glen Streets, two rays from the downtown roundabout, teem with crowds on the sidewalks in the sun. They munch on tacos at Raul’s, burgers and beers at Davidson’s Brewing and Downtown Social, small plates on tiny tables at Radici Kitchen, and sip cocktails […]

Hotel review

Staycation Hotel Reviews: Inside The Plush Whittling House in Alnmouth, Northumberland

Think about the dream vacation that the pandemic denied you this summer. Think of this long golden beach and the shimmering and shimmering surf, just minutes from your elegant hotel and its extremely chic restaurant. Good news, you don’t have to dream about it. It’s up to you to take it, if in a rather […]

Restaurant review

Sonny Stores, Bristol: “They do it perfectly well” – restaurant review | Food

Sonny Stores, 47 Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1QS (0117 966 0821). Starters £ 4 to £ 9, main courses £ 13 to £ 19, desserts £ 6, wines from £ 18 There is no sparkling river flowing in the middle of Raleigh Road in Bristol’s Southville district. There are no arctic snowfields of white linen […]

Restaurant review

The Beaumont, Hexham, Northumberland: “It’s amazing” – restaurant review | Food

A fun game to play with the Metropolitan Elite, or indeed anyone south of Watford, is to ask them to locate Hexham on a map. Or Northumberland, for that matter. Many areas of the north, of which the rural northeast is a particularly good example, resemble the Bermuda Triangle to southerners: mysterious, vaguely defined, and […]

Restaurant review

New Restaurant Review: Josefina

Photo by Jason DeRusha The gourmets of the western suburbs cried the tears of Croque Monsieur when they learned that Gavin Kaysen was closing Bellecour in Wayzata. But when a famous chef’s door closes in Wayzata, another opens. Talented and prolific chef Daniel Del Prado brings pizza, handmade pasta and gloriously roasted vegetables to the […]

Hotel review

Hotel Reviews: Savoy Palace, Funchal, Madeira

Located on the edge of Funchal, near the port, is the Savoy Palace, a true luxury hotel. Home to six pools, six restaurants, an award-winning spa and cruise ship-shaped spa, it cuts an imposing silhouette from the promenade. The five-star hotel, with its opulent decor, comfy beds and stunning views, doesn’t disappoint inside either and […]

Restaurant review

Wasabi on Wolf Road loud, fast, more value than quality

For 35 years 195 Wolf Road was Real (and Reel) Seafood Co. Lately it has been transformed into Wasabi, an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant and sibling of the original Saratoga Springs which is a great way to stretch the belts and not break the bank. Sushi, sashimi, maki rolls, noodles and apps are all there for […]

Restaurant review

The Double Red Duke, Oxfordshire: ‘It’s a class act’ – restaurant review | Food

The Double Red Duke, Bourton Road, Clanfield, Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2RB (01367 810222). Snacks and small plates £ 7.50 to £ 16, large dishes £ 12 to £ 35, desserts £ 9, wines from £ 27 Later, I would think of it as the redemptive scallop; like the bivalve that made amends for the tragically […]

Website review

IONOS Ecommerce Website Builder Reviews

We took a look at IONOS’ 1&1 MyWebsite service, but they also offer a dedicated e-commerce website builder feature, which we’ll look at in this review. Packages and rates Unfortunately, just like 1&1 MyWebsite, IONOS doesn’t offer a free trial, so you have to commit to a plan if you want to explore the service’s […]

Hotel review

Hotel review: Zanzibar Locke turns an old nightclub into a new aparthotel in Dublin

Do you remember Zanzibar on Ormond Quay in Dublin? If you do, you might not have been there. The 1,200-seat superpub opened in 1998 as the Celtic Tiger began to roar, and its beefy bouncers, sinking patrons and the bling-tastic barn of an interior became a lightning rod. for a controversial cultural debate at the […]

Restaurant review

Henrock, Bowness, Cumbria: “It blew me away” – restaurant review | Food

Eliving in the Lake District, which I do a lot, always involves some level of struggle. Staff issues and short opening hours are normal, while all the delicious and reasonably priced places are booked six months in advance by the control freaks in every Lake District weekend Woo-Hoo! WhatsApp group. That leaves a plethora of […]

Hotel review

The Cadogan Hotel review: your own townhouse in the heart of Chelsea

Nestled between Hyde Park and Sloane Square, Chelsea’s understated yet impressive townhouse – The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel – is the perfect harbor for a romantic getaway. With just 54 rooms spread over five floors, the five-star hotel has an intimate scale – sometimes almost feeling like a private residence – so the staff get […]

Hotel review

Buxton Crescent spa hotel review: Ancient waters soothe modern ailments at this historic spa hotel

In a word A historic spa hotel to rival them all. It took seventeen years and the buying power (£70m) of Ensana, Europe’s largest spa operator, to revive this Grade I listed grand dame, but Buxton Crescent is return. It harnesses the Derbyshire town’s underground hot springs and guests can enjoy the mineral-rich waters as […]

Hotel review

Hotel review: Why the Sherwood is the coolest place to stay in Queenstown this winter

A Premium King Lakeview studio at Sherwood Queenstown. Photo / Supplied Stephanie Holmes stays at Sherwood Queenstown Site: On the hill above Frankton Rd, halfway between the airport and central Queenstown. Style: Alpine chic with retro vibes and durability at every turn. Price: Rooms start at $ 177 per night. Book direct and receive 20 […]

Hotel review

Hotel Reviews: The Hanmer Springs Hotel Combines Comfort And History

To travel Jul 12, 2021 10:42 PM3 minutes to read Hanmer Springs Hotel. Photo / Ben Reed Francoise Cook finds a rare blend of comfort and history at the Hanmer Springs hotel Site: In the heart of Hanmer Springs Village, with easy access to shopping, dining and spa. Style: A Spanish-style building dating from 1932 […]

Restaurant review

Blue Boar Pub, London SW1: ‘There is a lot to love’ – restaurant review | Food

INormally the pubs around Westminster are perpetually buzzing; the area is a honey pot for tourists and, well, politicians need places to dry off their assistants. One need only look at any recent sexy political digression to instinctively know that alcohol and drinking glasses were involved. Of course nothing is normal right now, so the […]

Restaurant review

Gage & Tollner: New York Restaurant Review

After a long wait, a Brooklyn landmark is back. Photo: DeSean McClinton-Holland In a city filled with ancient and venerable catering institutions, Gage & Tollner, which began life as an oyster house near the Brooklyn waterfront in 1879, is one of the oldest and most venerable. The dark-toned brasserie-style dining room on Fulton Street was […]

Hotel review

Hotel review: Inside the East Sussex pub with rooms refurbished by hotel inspector Alex Polizzi

“I had to prove to myself that I can still do it,” says Alex Polizzi, who, after a decade of teaching hapless hoteliers how to improve their game in Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector, is putting the finishing touches on his new project. “And,” she adds, “it was an opportunity to do something with my […]

Website review

Google Website Builder Reviews | Tech Radar

This isn’t the first time that Google has given us what it hopes is the best website building service out there – after all, Blogger is still around and powers many websites, and there’s also Google Sites (including we updated the review recently) but this Website Builder is geared more towards businesses, helping them manage […]

Hotel review

Aparthotel Adagio London Stratford – Business Traveler

The four-star aparthotel is located in the former Olympic Athletes’ Village in London. Now called the East Village, the area is home to over 2,000 apartments, numerous independent food outlets and hotels such as the Stratford (which we reviewed in 2019) and, which will open next March, the Gantry London, Curio Collection by Hilton. The […]

Hotel review

Adare Manor Hotel Reviews: If six stars were one thing, Adare Manor would have them … but is it worth the price?

“It’s 842 acres; one less than Central Park ”, explains Seán Mulcahy, the receptionist of the Villa who welcomes us to Adare Manor. s staycation bubbles disappear, this layover in Co Limerick can top them all. Not content with a multi-million dollar makeover before the pandemic, he’s back with a new “Padel Club” – an […]