Category: Restaurants

Binntal: Switzerland

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Binntal a land of treasures Switzerland   Ernen is an uncompromisingly beautiful village sitting in the Binn Valley in the Canton of Valais at the southern border of Switzerland and Italy. Mountains are all around the July sun beats down on the small farms and lush green pasture. My home for the next few days

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Söll, Austria in the summer.

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Söll Austria   With the warm welcome I receive from Joseph the owner of gastro haven Der Greil Hotel in Söll I felt like a special guest already. My large room had a wide balcony, which looked down the village to the pretty rococo church of St. Peter and St. Paul that was built in

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Zagreb: Croatia

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Zagreb Croatia   As a travel writer I’m usually too busy flying somewhere to enter competitions but every once in a while I throw my business card into the hat, thank goodness I did. I recently won an all expenses paid trip for two to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, courtesy of Monarch Airlines and the Zagreb

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Central America: A New Revolution

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Central America A New Revolution   Once the hotbed of revolution and unrest the collection of seven countries that separate the Americas are experiencing something of a renaissance, a revolution in tourism if you will. Visiting three of them gave me a flavour of what’s on offer to the more adventurous visitor. I started my

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The Grill at McQueen: London

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McQueen Grill 55 – 61 Tabernacle Street London EC2A 4AA Tel: 020 7036 9229   Can you see the connection between Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Blob or Nevada Smith? OK, I’ll make it a bit easier, can you see what links these, The Great Escape, Bullitt and The Thomas Crown Affair? That’s right

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D – Resorts: Turkey

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  D–Resorts Turkey   Quicker than driving down to Devon from London or the immigration queue to enter America, the flight to Dalaman in Southern Turkey is easy and simple with Monarch (extra leg room available). My destination, D-Resort Grand Azur was a short drive from the airport. I checked into my suite on 5th

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The Good Hotel: London

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The Good Hotel Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London E16 1FA Tel: 020 3637 7401 The Good Hotel brings a new message to hospitality while keeping their eye on the essentials, it offers modern street style with a calm night’s sleep, good food and helpful staff. Depending on when you book it can be a

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The Gotthard Panoramic Express: Switzerland

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The Gotthard Panorama Express Switzerland   Armed with a Swiss Travel Pass I was able to go pretty much anywhere on the train network and also gain access to hundreds of museums and gondola rides in 75 towns and cities. But what I really wanted to do was ride the Gotthard Panorama Express south to

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Primavera restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel: Bahrain

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Primavera Ritz-Carlton Hotel Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave Block 428 Al Seef District, Manama Bahrain Every once in a while I come across a little gem of a place tucked away somewhere. In the case of Primavera Bahrain not so much tucked away just not very well known. It should be. There is Italian

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Moksha Indian restaurant: London

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Moksha 216 Kingston Road New Malden KT3 RJ Tel: 020 8949 2211   Hindu philosophy is full of wise words and Moksha seems to be one of them. In Sanskrit it looks like this: मोक्ष, mokṣa, also called vimoksha, vimukti and mukti, is a term in Hinduism and Hindu philosophy which refers to various forms

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The Kingdom of Bahrain

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The Kingdom of Bahrain   The Falcon Lounge at Heathrow’s terminal 4 is a needy refuge from the hustle and bustle from the world’s busiest airport. There’s everything you’d want on tap, good food, wine and hot and cold soft drinks and plenty of space with giant windows to see all the action from. Gulf

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Mark Jordan at the Beach: Jersey

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Mark Jordan at the Beach La Plage La Route Se La Haule St. Peter Jersey JE3 7YD Tel: 01534 780180   When Mark Jordan isn’t creating Michelin starred food for his other restaurant The Ocean at The Atlantic Hotel he’s letting his hair down at the beach. This buzzy happy steak and fish restaurant certainly

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The Atlantic Hotel: Jersey

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The Atlantic Hotel Le Mont de la Pulente, St Brelade, Jersey JE3 8HE Channel Islands Telephone +44 (0)1534 744101   I like things to be easy, especially travel arrangements. Getting to Jersey from Gatwick Airport took me 35 minutes in the air. That’s easy. And upon landing, collecting my case from one of the two

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Qatar: A Taste of Adventure

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Doha Qatar The desert is and always will be a special place for me. Refuge for some, the enemy for others. Most of us westerners find its harsh conditions a challenge but I feel it has been undersold. With the right approach it can be rewarding, exciting and like nowhere else on earth. Welcome to

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Polo Bar, The Westbury Hotel: London

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Polo Bar The Westbury Hotel 37 Conduit Street Mayfair London W1S 2YF Tel: 202 7629 7755   The first glimpse of the über cool Polo Bar is just that, a glimpse. Casting my eyes through the glass beads that screen the bar from Conduit Street all I could manage to see were some blurred shadows

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