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Hotel Posada Ayana Review, Uruguay: Sustainable Family Art Haven and Artists’ Retreat

Why book? One of Uruguay’s most talked about openings to the world’s funkiest fishing village, design, art and barefoot luxury blend seamlessly at Posada Ayana, a stone’s throw from La Mansa Beach by Jose Ignacio. Austrian art collectors and owners Robert and Edda Kofler have assembled a crack team including Uruguayan architect Álvaro Pérez Azar, […]

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iasg, Blythswood Square, Glasgow restaurant review

As we emerge from Covid restrictions, there are sure to be many restaurants that have undergone a complete refresh or facelift – ready to be fully patronized again. One of them is iasg at Glasgow’s Blythswood Square Hotel in the city centre. iasg is the Scottish Gaelic word for fish (pronounced ee-usk), and the new […]

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Juke & Loe, Sheffield: ‘Bold cuisine designed to satisfy’ – restaurant review | Food

Juke and Loe, 617 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PT (0114 268 0271, jukeandloe.com). Lunch – two courses £25, three courses £30. Dinner – starters £14-£16, mains £24-£30, desserts £10. Wines from £24 It’s time to address the most pressing question of age: when to go out to eat on weekdays, which is better, lunch or […]

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Hair Salon Review: You Are My Sunshine takes things to a new level in Ngee Ann City, Lifestyle News

From the folks who brought us award-winning concept beauty salons – Leekaja Beauty Salon and Walking on Sunshine Salon & Cafe – comes yet another lifestyle destination, You Are My Sunshine. Spanning 8,000 square feet of personal care space in Ngee Ann City, expect an upscale full-service beauty salon, Korean-Western fusion dishes in their cafe, […]

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Website Review: Sounds in Danger – Journal

We have all read about various species of endangered animals and birds around the world. Which means that if you don’t take care of them, they can disappear from the face of the earth. But animals and birds are not the only ones at risk. With the advancement in technology and development in various fields, […]

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Every neighborhood should have a place like Juniors

You don’t need me to tell you that the past two years have been particularly difficult for chefs and the hospitality industry. One chef, however, only caught my attention during lockdown thanks to the beautiful photos he posted on social media. Fiachra Kenny had only been working at Juniors for a few days when the […]

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But ‘n’ Ben in Auchmithie offers delicious food

What a pleasure to go somewhere knowing that we will have a good time and that all that remains is to succumb to the joy. But ‘n’ Ben is such a place. I’ve been here many times over the years and have never been disappointed, not least because, in an ever-changing world, this place remains […]

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Hotel Review: Soft renovation gives Ardmore’s Cliff House the edge

Since opening in 2008, the Cliff House Hotel has worked on the principle of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. And in all honesty, there was nothing to fix. With those dreamy sea views, a top-notch spa, and a restaurant that nabbed a Michelin star in its first two years, this little tardis on […]

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Hotel Review: Soft renovation gives Ardmore’s Cliff House the edge

Since opening in 2008, the Cliff House Hotel has worked on the principle of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. And in all honesty, there was nothing to fix. With those dreamy sea views, a top-notch spa, and a restaurant that nabbed a Michelin star in its first two years, this little tardis on […]

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Somerset hotel review: Inspector visits ‘new Notting Hill’ and stays at Number One Bruton

An inspector calls into a 12th-century hotel in the village where George Osborne lives and loves the Michelin-starred cuisine and ‘comfortable’ room (but the lack of coffee options ruffles feathers) The Inspector approaches Bruton, dubbed the ‘new Notting Hill’, for a stay at the Number One Bruton Hotel It is located on a centuries-old High […]

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Restaurant review: Ōtāhuhu’s Vietnamese try is a family affair

Try it at the Vietnamese restaurant in Otahuhu. Photo/Alex Burton Try it at Vietnamese restaurant79 Atkinson Avenue, Otāhuhu.Open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., seven days a week. Xuan Ha and Duyen Vo fell in love at a beauty salon in Saigon. Ha was the hairdresser, Vo the nail technician. They were on the losing side […]

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family fun on the Costa Adeje of Tenerife

(El Duque Hotel) Located minutes from the golden and black sand beaches of Costa Adeje, Hotel El Duque offers all-inclusive comfort close to some of the island’s top attractions. The four-star property has had a facelift during the pandemic and is one of the best value options for travelers looking to enjoy Tenerife’s warm climate […]

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Groundbreaking Londoner dazzles in the West End

Joshua’s Tavern, named after Joshua Reynolds, an 18th century artist who lived in the area. Photo: Andrew Beasley Photography THE PLACE The Londoner bills itself as both “the world’s first super-boutique hotel” and an “urban resort.” Eight years in the making and costing around $1 billion to develop, it spans 16 floors – eight above […]

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Ombra, Hackney: ‘will make you cry’ – restaurant review

Say that Shadow occupying uninviting premises would be an astounding understatement. It overlooks a canal, which may be charming in Venice but brings little joy to Hackney. It reuses commercial premises, designed in the 1970s without apparent effort, which have fallen into what we could charitably call a scandalous disuse. There is a terrace, which […]

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Hotel Reviews: InterContinental Singapore | UK week

“How was your pillow?” my taxi driver asked as he picked up my luggage at the gate of the InterContinental Singapore. Spotting my slightly confused expression, he explained that many of the people he’d picked up at that exact location over the years had all commented on the same thing: the hotel’s wonderful bedding. I […]

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Restaurant review: Rumba, the Cuban joie de vivre – News

Rumba — Cuban Bar & Kitchen at Palm Jumeirah is a 200-seat stand-alone restaurant that attempts to recreate the Cuban capital Havana of the 1950s, where dining was the center of a bustling nightlife. Published: Thu Jan 27 2022 11:39 PM Cuban cuisine is a happy blend of Spanish, African and Taino cuisines – the […]

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Restaurant Review: Charming Igloo Dining at Grand Geneva Resort | Restaurant Reviews

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Reid’s Palace, A Belmond Hotel review, Madeira: Timeless Elegance

Why book? To switch off completely in the most glamorous setting. Hotel address: Reid Palace, Estrada Monumental 139, 9000-098 Funchal, Madeira, PortugalWebsite: Booking.comPhone number: +44 1223 30 60 30Price from: around £284 a night Reid’s Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Madeira Tyson Sadlo Set the scene Step inside the Pink Palace (you can spot the salmon […]

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Restaurant Review: Muni – InDaily

At the edge of the wider McLaren Vale region is Willunga. This quintessentially sleepy little town comes alive on weekends thanks to the Willunga Farmers Market, one of the best fresh produce destinations in the state. Willunga was the birthplace of the original Fino restaurant and cult wine Fall from Grace, and although each has […]

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Restaurant Review: The Victoria, Oxshott

Published: 21:51 January 24, 2022 When we learned that two former pupils of Heston Blumenthal had taken over a village pub in Surrey, restaurant critic Matthew Williams was eager to stop by Oxshott to find out why everyone is talking about the Victoria. Pictures: lateef.photography must knowVictoria High Street, Oxshott KT22 0JRTel: 01372 238308The Web: […]

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EAST Miami Brickell City Center Hotel Reviews

As the mating season approaches, our attention turns to romantic destinations. Well, what city could be more alluring than Miami? This dynamic metropolis is a stimulating nexus of creativity and style with a generous blend of cultural flair from the Americas and the Caribbean. When it comes to where to stay, then it’s EAST, Miami […]

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Bayside Social, Worthing: ‘Brilliant colors and uplifting flavors’ – restaurant review | Food

Bayside Social, 1 Beach Parade, Worthing BN11 2FG (01903 867050; baysidesocial.co.uk). Small plates £4-£13, desserts £7-£8, wines from £21 England’s off-season seaside towns are often seen as romantic places of sweet desolation and benign neglect. There is nothing romantic in Worthing today. Instead, my relationship with the city seems very dysfunctional, like it has tied […]

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Scotland hotel review: Inside Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh

Inspector calls to ‘perfectly placed’ Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh… and vows to return The hotel is located close to Rose Street, the Scottish capital’s famous pedestrian street lined with pubs The inspector is impressed by his “classic double” room, which is “spacious and generous” A big selling point is the large basement spa, […]

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Try the Aberdeen Atholl Hotel institution screen

Throughout the various lockdowns, my son and I met his friend and dad for a football game every Saturday morning, rain, hail or shine. On our way home, we pass the Atholl Hotel. Already starved from our athletic endeavors, the smells emanating from the kitchen make us groan in equal measure of pleasure and frustration […]

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A taste of coffee life at Dundee’s Pacamara

“Tossing and turning in the widening gyre. The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things are falling apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is unleashed upon the world.” The Second Coming – William Butler Yeats. I’ve often wished I was the kind of person who sits in a cafe for hours, maybe reading a little […]

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The Victoria, Oxshott, Surrey: ‘Some sort of pant-worthy place’ – restaurant review | Food

All pub grub is not built the same way. Some are sublime, worth booking in advance and traveling miles to get there; some are the reheated or fried contents of various freezer bags and tossed onto plates. My job – and it’s a real job – is to decipher what falls into which category. Take […]

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Amar Mediterranean Bistro • Boca Magazine

522 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/865-5653; amardelray.com After traveling the world working for prestigious companies such as Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Wynn Las Vegas and the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Nicolas Kurban returned to his Lebanese roots when he decided to open his own restaurant with his wife Susanna. From the moment you […]

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Indigenous restaurant review: Menu challenges everything Veganuary stands for

SSo far, 2022 hasn’t been the breath of fresh air we needed. Among the big news lines last week was the story of a Turkish farmer who decided to donate cow VR headsets to make them feel like they’re outside in sunny pastures, instead of inside barns. This apparently caused them to produce more milk. […]

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Restaurant Review: Restaurant Review: Canje – Food

canje (Photos by Jana Birchum) Avocado Escabeche Named after the national bird of Guyana, Canje is the passion project of chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, co-owner and executive pastry chef of Emmer & Rye. Canje offers Caribbean cuisine rooted in Bristol-Joseph’s native Guyana and spanning flavors and traditions from Puerto Rico to Jamaica. Jerk Chicken Caribbean food […]

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Restaurant review: A taste of classic Latin flavors at Deseo – News

Published: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 00:05 Eating out isn’t just about great food, it also has a lot to do with the ambiance, the views and, of course, the service. Deseo at ME Dubai, located in the heart of the Business Bay area, offers all of the above and more. With its tulum-inspired rugs, warm […]

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Inn of the Five Graces Santa Fe Hotel Review 2022

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: five graces The Inn of the Five Graces, a humble Santa Fe spot capable of leaving a massive psychic imprint, is a great, maybe perfect, hotel. A night there is a night spent sleeping in an artist’s overall picture. It’s also a restorative pod, and more simply, a perfect drop-in station […]

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Review of LUX* Grand Baie, Mauritius: A stately, modernist retreat

For families Mostly good, but it’s a mixed bag. The kids’ club run by the lovely Clothilde Huet is top-notch — with great staff, games rooms, an art room, and a lovely garden for budding horticulturists to plant herbs and flowers. A teen room is fun with a karaoke den, photo booth, and two Playstations. […]

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Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa, Greece Hotel Review: The best place to stay in Corfu

With a walkway framed by cascading waterfalls and gilded urns, the spa is one of the focal points of the hotel. The gym, adjoining the spa, is huge, with new Technogym equipment and a 25m indoor pool and yoga deck. For those keen on chasing cobwebs, it’s worth signing up for the excellent group classes […]

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It’s always steak night at Malmaison

Restaurant Review: It’s always steak night at Malmaison Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. google An icon of Google’s “G” mark. […]

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Hotel Review: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Across the Grand Canal on the island of Giudecca, the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice offers a quieter corner of the ancient Italian city, just a ten-minute boat ride from St. Mark’s Square. During a recent stay in one of the newly renovated Molino Tower suites with generous city views, Georgia Bentley Buckle sampled a glimpse […]

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Restaurant Review: Oak Hill Post

PUT THIS BURGER IN PITTSBURGH’S HAMBURGER HALL OF FAME Oa chilly December afternoon, two old buddies were sipping coffee at a window table in the small Oak Hill Post dining room in Brookline, engrossed in a game of euchre. A few tables down, I was delighted by the restaurant’s breakfast sandwich, a stacked biscuit with […]

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The best hotel review sites and how to manage them?

There is no doubt that online reviews are important to hospitality. 85% of customers trust online reviews before making a reservation. The best hotel review sites and how to manage them? There is no doubt that online reviews are important to hospitality. 85% of customers trust online reviews before making a reservation. Customers read up […]

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Restaurant Review: Anatolian Turkish Restaurant, Waltham Chase

We duly visited, ate, enjoyed ourselves and had a great time, only to have them announce they were packing up and leaving on January 19th – before we could put pen to paper. It rarely happens at Dish Detective that plans get scuppered at the last minute. Luckily McDambi’s on West Street isn’t the only […]

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Artist Residence Bristol Hotel Review: A Quiet and Confident Boutique Hotel

Suite bathroom at Artist Residence BristolPaul Masse Eco-effort With a building that has reinvented itself many times over, the Salisburys have taken particular care to retain the redeveloped nature of the site. In addition to concerted efforts to adorn interiors with antiques and vintage furniture; they recycled as much as possible during the construction process […]

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Semma: New York Restaurant Review

Semma’s dining room. Photo: Adam Friedlander So how do you enjoy a sumptuous South Indian feast while dining indoors (because at Semma there is a “hospital grade air filter system” but currently no outdoor dining) during the big Omicron peak with your KN95 Mask firmly affixed to your face? “You don’t, Dad,” said one girl […]

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Restaurant Review: SeaSpray Inlet Grill

Nestled under a canopy of trees on Camino Real just before reaching the Inlet, Waterstone Resort & Marina underwent a half-million dollar renovation last year and rebranded its waterfront restaurant under the name SeaSpray Inlet Grill. Although it is a hotel restaurant, the atmosphere, the views and the general tropical atmosphere lend themselves to the […]

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Restaurant Review: After at the Orchard, Grantley Hall

Tartiflette The first and only time I went there ski I found myself on the second day lying on a mountain in the blood wagon and spent the rest of the week in a French hospital with a broken leg. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise I’ve never had the après […]

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Restaurant review: Rosemead by Jigger & Pony Group brings modern California fine dining to the CBD, Lifestyle News

Once a starchy affair of white tablecloths and dress codes, Singapore’s food scene has let loose in recent years. A far cry from elegant tunes and an arsenal of silverware, the gastronomy is moving towards a relaxed and lively experience, supported by fun games of flavors. And nowhere is this shift more evident than in […]

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Zahter, London: “The best baklava I’ve ever had” – restaurant review | Food

Zahter, 30-32 Foubert’s Place, London W1F 7PS (zahter.co.uk). Hot and cold meze £9-£18, platters £18-£42, desserts £8-£9, wines from £29 The Instagram accounts I follow, like the jars of gummy condiments I collect in my fridge, are a real mess: chefs showing off what they fattened last night; the carpet-bagging food “influencers” whose brass neck […]

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Hotel Review: Has the InterContinental Dublin come of age?

It’s just over 20 years old, but the lavish InterContinental has been through so much that it feels like a grand dame of Dublin hotels. Launched as the Four Seasons in 2001, the sprawling hotel was an instant, no-irony temple to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Located deep within D4, the OTT boom-era construction nodded to the […]

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Culinary treats at Drovers Inn in Angus

With the celebrations now a distant memory and the tree decorations tucked away in the shed, I kept two rose-shaped garlands of lights inside the house, their faint amber glow offering a touch of festive comfort to those days of darkness and squall. I hate January. I mean, what’s there to love? The stores are […]

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Hotel Review: Has the InterContinental Dublin come of age?

It’s just over 20 years old, but the lavish InterContinental has been through so much that it feels like a grand dame of Dublin hotels. Launched as the Four Seasons in 2001, the sprawling hotel was an instant, no-irony temple to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Set deep within D4, the OTT boom-era construction nodded to the […]

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Carmel, London NW6: “Exudes sparkling joy” – restaurant review | Food

Ohe is heading towards carmel in Queen’s Park, northwest London, the first week of the new year, I am reminded that January is always a strange time to revise. The whole month lends itself to retreating and recuperating, with rooms closed for weeks and others offering the thinnest hours, sometimes with the radiators turned off […]

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New Restaurant Review: The Copperfield

An all-day restaurant and bar just on the south side from the Mendota Bridge, The Copperfield has a built-in audience, as it sits on the ground floor of a gleaming new seniors’ housing complex. Honestly this place looks great and what a treat for a community that lacks independent restaurants. No, the food is not […]

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Book Review: “You Don’t Know Us Negroes” by Zora Neale Hurston

The essays range from the well-known (“What White Publishers Won’t Print”, “High John de Conquer”, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me”) to the unpublished, such as the title essay. “You Don’t Know Us Negroes” posits that white fiction writers are woefully ignorant of real black life, and instead of seeking to learn, they rely […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Hibachi Downtown

Say what you will about the pandemic, it’s been a good year for Downtown hibachi fans. First, GENJIGO opened with its clean, laid-back hibachi fare on Gay Street. Then in August, Mr. Hibachi debuted on Third Street with a slightly more extensive menu, but one that still leverages the fast-casual concept. The time has come […]

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Dubai restaurant reviews: Katsuya, a feast for the senses – News

Check in to the best restaurants in town Published: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 07:25 PM I had met a character called Katsuya in one of the books written by a Japanese author. This male protagonist was respected for his success in every business he touched. Curious, I googled the meaning of the name to learn […]

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Shangri-La Bengaluru – Business Traveler

Fund: The hotel is centrally located between the business district and historical attractions. With stunning city views from the Skyline Club and rooftop lounge, Pan-Asian dining options and luxurious facilities, the hotel is perfect for a peaceful getaway for business and leisure travelers. With 397 spacious rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, this hotel […]

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LUX * Grand Baie hotel review, Mauritius: a majestic and modernist retreat

For families Largely good, but it’s a mixed bag. The kids’ club run by the lovely Clothilde Huet is top notch – with great staff, game rooms, an art room, and a lovely garden for budding horticulturalists to plant herbs and flowers. A teen room is fun with a karaoke lounge, a photo booth, and […]

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Restaurant Review: Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Having spent the last two decades working, eating and drinking across South Australia’s regional culinary landscape, I’ve learned a thing or two about communities and the people who create and shape them. Some welcome newcomers with open arms, while others are comfortable in their own little corners of the world, resistant to change or just […]

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The Banks Fish House might need a stronger hook

Comments In a city awash with seafood, is this Back Bay newcomer distinctive enough to keep us coming back? Foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign up now for our bi-weekly newsletter. The Banks signature lobster dish. / Photo by Brian Samuels Photos on the website and walls of the Banks Fish House – […]

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Hotel review: Ohtel Auckland, a mid-century design dream

To travel Jan 10, 2022 5:00 PM4 minutes to read The O’Sullivan suite at Ohtel Auckland on Market Place. Photo / Stephen A’Court, provided Juliette Wright enjoys a stay in style at Ohtel, in central Auckland. Site: Marketplace in Auckland CBD; a jump, a jump and hardly a jump from the viaduct. Style: Mid-century design […]

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A restaurant review on the kitchen floor, written by me, a dog

I’ve been in the food business all my life. Ever since I was little, I’ve had a flair for this kind of work. You could say I was born to be a restaurant critic. But never before have I encountered a dining experience so innovative that it threatened to alter the industry as we know […]

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Restaurant Review: Thai Chef in Rockville

Thai Chef’s colorful decor includes a wall of shadowboxes. Photo by Deb Lindsey When I take a bite of the dry catfish curry at Thai Chef — a restaurant Chalisa Fitts and her parents, Pornnapa Pongpornprot and David Weston, opened in Rockville Town Square in October — flavor and texture bombs are exploding. Crispy, moist, […]

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Sanderson Hotel, London – Restaurant review

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, W1T 3NG, 020 7300 1400Underground: Oxford Circus The scene: A West-End haunt for the suave and chic. Glide past the hotel’s long, bright bar into a dimly lit restaurant that evokes a sort of Oriental allure. You’ll impress a date right off the bat, especially if you mention that Amy […]

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The Rosendale, West Dulwich – Restaurant review

Having recently made the transition from an old-fashioned boozer to a gastropub – just as the word ‘gastropub’ has lost all meaning, according to the Zagat restaurant guide – the spacious and beautifully decorated establishment draws a grown-up crowd of well-heeled locals. THE GRUB: The avocado and shrimp cocktail starter served in a Martini glass […]

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Fisher and Donaldson in Dundee

There are scenes in Thomas Mann’s wonderful short story Death in Venice where the inhabitants of this beautiful city are starting to see discreet indications that a plague is on its way, even though authorities deny the contagion is serious and continue to allow tourists to walk around the city. It is an image that […]

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Couple fined £100 for bad Trip Advisor hotel review

Tony and Jan Jenkinson stayed at the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool but weren’t overly impressed with their stay, to say the least. They then wrote about their experience on the travel website Trip Advisor, but were shocked to find their credit card had been charged £100 because of it. Tony described the hotel in the […]

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Hotel review: Inspector checks in at Horwood House hotel in Buckinghamshire

Inspector visits Buckinghamshire hotel with ‘impressive gardens’, but he doesn’t really like his ‘charmless’ room or the ‘soulless’ restaurant The inspector stops at the Horwood House hotel, which has more than 150 rooms His dinner, bed and breakfast package at the newly refurbished hotel costs £ 139 Remember … the inspector pays his way – […]

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Tawny hotel review – YOU Magazine

Is The Tawny hotel concept the future of the Covid-proof hotel industry? This writer thinks so and highly recommends that you come here to relax, detox and unwind, as The Tawny Hotel in Staffordshire is a hotel that genuinely offers luxury. and evasion. In the heart of rural Staffordshire, far from theme parks and cityscapes, […]

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Restaurant review: El Tapas Grá… cuisine made with love and full of flavor

Derry City has Galway vibes. That was the verdict of our youngest after a family day trip to Maiden City during Twixmas. We went to the Tower Museum, walked around the walled circumference of the Old Town, paid homage to the Free Derry corner, and tried unsuccessfully to enter Peadar O’Donnell’s (there was no room […]

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Restaurant review: El Tapas Grá… cuisine made with love and full of flavor

Derry City has Galway vibes. This was the verdict of our youngest after a family day trip to Maiden City during Twixmas. We went to the Tower Museum, walked around the walled circumference of the Old Town, paid homage to the Free Derry corner, and tried unsuccessfully to enter Peadar O’Donnell’s (there was no room […]

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Relais Henley boutique hotel reviews

The mini break hotel that ticks all the boxes. If you’re looking for a mini-hotel for a break, the newly refurbished Relais Henley ticks just about all of the boxes. Interesting local shops a short walk away, a river (the Thames) to walk along, a chic bar for drinking cocktails, spacious beds for lounging. It’s […]

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Hampton Manor Hotel review, Solihull: one of the UK’s most gourmet hotels

The rooms A master class in exquisite, old-fashioned English interiors that don’t feel stuffy or run down. William Morris wallpaper, earthy tones (burnished red headboards, seashell-pink velvet sofas) and chunky curtains abound, but there are also mid-century touches – 1950s-style armchairs, geometric bar carts – to prevent the interiors from leaning too strongly towards the […]

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Bibo, London EC2: “Louder than a nightclub at midnight” – restaurant review | Food

Bibo in Shoreditch, a sophisticated Spanish restaurant by chef Dani García, was definitely an evening of premieres. A turning point in my career as a restaurant reviewer came when, right after eating my porcini mushroom cakes, I downloaded a decibel monitoring app to my phone. There was something cheekily cranky about doing it, it’s true, […]

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Glenmorangie House hotel review – luxury hotels in Scotland

And all I talked about was design. But, also, the food was just stunning – and everyone dreamed of being accompanied by whiskey. To bring out all those notes and flavors of honey, coconut and Seville orange. You might have been to Glenmorangie House before the renovation and enjoyed a traditional Old Fashioned – but […]

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New restaurant review: Khâluna d’Ann Ahmed

Chicken starter with red curryPhoto by Kevin Kramer There is something intoxicating about wrestlers: the squirt hockey player training for the NHL, the startup entrepreneur evolving into the Fortune 500, the suburban restaurateur dreaming of the big city. Khaluna is the fulfillment of that dream for Ann Ahmed. Born in Laos and living in a […]

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Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, United Arab Emirates

Close to desert, beaches and mountains, the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort is a multi-award winning resort that stretches over 1.5 km of private sandy beach, just over an hour from downtown Dubai city. Ras Al Khaimah is the most northerly in the UAE and has a much more low-key vibe than its neighbor, […]

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This customer review website strives to make people more tolerant

The social balance sheet that our country is going through is now becoming quantifiable. Inclusive Guide is a new customer review website that ranks businesses not only on their service, but also on their welcoming nature towards diverse cultures. Think Yelp, but for inclusion. “One of the things that a lot of people don’t realize […]

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Zash Country Boutique Hotel, Sicily Reviews

Food and drink Few superlatives do justice to Zash’s relatively unknown enogastronomic operation. Voted best emerging chef in southern Italy in 2016, Guiseppe Raciti won his Michelin star in 2019 with his experimental interpretation of Sicilian classics. He lets the ingredients speak for themselves, while avoiding the sparkling theater of certain tasting menus in favor […]

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InterContinental Marseille Hotel Review: This five-star stay in France’s second city offers class and style

In a word: The original grande dame of this port city with glam charm. Price level: £££ The neighborhood The InterContinental – also known as Hotel Dieu – occupies a privileged position just one street from the charming Old Port of Marseille. Its buttercream stone facade, all lit up at night, is immediately recognizable. This […]

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Green Infrastructure Master Plan | Anne Arundel County, MD

NEW: County Council begins review of Green Infrastructure Master Plan Legislation to adopt the Green Infrastructure Master Plan was presented to the County Council on January 18, 2022. The County Council will hold a series of working sessions and public hearings on the plan in the coming months. To follow the review process, please visit […]

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Old Course Hotel Review: A Luxury Night At The Golf House

THIS year St Andrews is hosting the 150th Open Championship. After a few tumultuous years for the hospitality industry and sport, there is a palpable feeling in the city that this 30th hospitality opportunity really matters. The multi-million pound refurbishment of the AA 5 * Old Course hotel, which overlooks the world-renowned 17th Road Hole […]

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Hotel review: Harvey’s Point should be in the Irish Hotel Hall of Fame

If there was a Hall of Fame for Irish hotels, Harvey’s Point would be one of its first inductees. Since opening just over 30 years ago, the beloved Donegal has grown into one of the country’s most beloved stays – a blend of genuine hospitality and well-oiled machine that has brought a generation of guests […]

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Hotel review: Harvey’s Point should be in the Irish Hotel Hall of Fame

If there was a Hall of Fame for Irish hotels, Harvey’s Point would be one of its first inductees. Since opening just over 30 years ago, the beloved Donegal has grown into one of the country’s most beloved stays – a blend of genuine hospitality and well-oiled machine that has brought a generation of guests […]