Tag: Steak

Zagreb: Croatia


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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The Kingdom of Bahrain


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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South Sands Boutique Hotel: Devon


South Sands Boutique Hotel Bolt Head Salcombe Devon TQ8 8LL Tel: 01548 845900   Driving South West from London it was the last stage of pillows of green and auburn fringed hedgerows that confirmed I was in Devon. The beauty of modern navigation in a car is that it takes one the most ‘direct’ route not

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Alentejo: Portugal


Alentejo Portugal The ‘it still feels new’ experience of Heathrow’s terminal 2 is emphasised by swish shops, top class eateries (best bacon breakfast roll is from London’s Pride FYI) and incredibly the latest ‘essential’ electronic dispensing machine where you can buy Bose headphones before your journey. This ‘newness’ seemed most appropriate as I travelled to

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Gaucho: London


Gaucho 93 Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6HL Tel: 020 7490 1676 So it’s time for steak again and where better than the hippest Argentinean joint in town?  Read how I dip into a bit of a South American culinary culture while keeping it ‘real’ with some excellent steak, wine and a glorious dessert! With its plush nightclub

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Heliot Steak House, The Hippodrome Casino: London


Heliot Steak House The Hippodrome 14 Cranbourn Street London WC2H 7JH Tel: 020 7769 8844   In this outing I have a try at living a little like James Bond (well almost) and spend an evening with some simpering girls who really know how to turn heads with their dancing, enjoy some excellent steak and

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The Bristol


The Bristol Prince Street Bristol BS1 4QF Tel: 0117 923 0333  On this excursion out of London I discover there’s more to Bristol than sherry, enjoy the waterside and am reminded of Amsterdam.  The food’s good and the city is a cornucopia of vintage shops and foodie outlets.  Definitely worth a weekend away!   Bristol City

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Jungfrau: Switzerland


Jungfrau region Bernese Oberland Switzerland    Read more about this wonderful region in Switzerland that is impossibly beautiful and tremendous fun (and it’s not all about skiing)!  It’s ridiculously easy to get to Zurich from London, only a 75-minute flight from Heathrow. From there I travelled on the superb Swiss Rail system that saw me

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The Henry Root: Chelsea, London

Steak Cut

The Henry Root 9 Park Walk London SW10 0AJ Tel: 020 7352 7040 I had been to The Henry Root before a few years ago but as it has recently relaunched I thought I’d better check it out. It sits at the end of Park Lane one of those lovely Chelsea streets that look like

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Argentina Part 2: Patagonia and Buenos Aires

Map of Argentina

  Argentina Part 2: Patagonia and Buenos Aires In this second part of my journey through Argentina I fly down to the bottom of the country to the strange and mysterious world that is Patagonia. Steeped in mythology and folklore it has often been cited as the end of the world. It’s a fascinating and

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Following The Grand Tour: Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Vineyard, Lake, Mountains

Following The Grand Tour Lake Geneva Switzerland   The subtle but lovely part of flying Swiss to Geneva is breakfast, a fresh pain au chocolate. And afterwards as you settle into a good book or a nap a basket comes round with the most divine chocolate bars, as a prelude to a country that says

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Novotel – Greenwich


Novotel 173 – 185 Greenwich High Road Greenwich London SE10 8JA Tel: 020 7660 0682   Greenwich is one of those places that most of us have heard of but not all have been to see it in it the flesh. I recommend you do as it has just about everything you need for a

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Iguazu Falls – Argentina

Falls with Blured Water

Iguazú Falls Argentina July is mid winter for Argentina and as a European it is possibly the best time to visit. On this trip I visited Buenos Aires where the temperature is pleasantly warm but not cold and certainly not stiflingly hot either, although first I headed up country to the north to see a

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Orlando – USA

60's Cars Outside Reception Cabana Bay

Orlando Florida USA Last year 62 million people visited Florida, mainly Orlando. That’s one heck of a number isn’t it? The truth behind these visits is people want to create memories. Sometimes they don’t even realise it until much later but memories are what get when you visit Florida. Travel is all about adding to

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Eating out in Harrogate – Yorkshire

Harrogate Blue

Eating out in Harrogate Yorkshire As I’m sure you are aware there are many places to eat out in Harrogate from Betty’s Tea Rooms to the numerous hipster cafes that deck the Georgian pavements of Montpellier. You can find just about any kind of food you care to think of there. My recent trip took

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