Where to Eat in Cardiff

Whilst visiting the city of Cardiff in Wales for the first time recently, we stumbled across an amazing restaurant by the name of Chapel1877. Now this isn’t your run-of-the-mill standard restaurant but is a high class establishment serving exceptional food sourced locally by a dedicated team of highly trained chefs.

chapel1877 restaurant

Not only was the food of an exquisite standard; it was also served in luxurious surroundings in a converted old chapel. Whilst being upmarket, we weren’t made to feel intimidated which is sometimes the case with high quality establishments. Continue reading “Where to Eat in Cardiff”

The best bars in the English capital

One of the best bars in London is The Anchor, Bankside SE1,a traditional place which dates back to the 17TH century overlooking the Thames, allows clients of the Globe Theatre to share with other customers an unforgettable night; not far from there is The George Inn 77 Borough High Street, SE1 that dates from the same era and is a traditional English pub, renowned for being the only place intact ancient inns galleries across London.

london bar

The Point 101, 101 New Oxford Street, WC1, is famous for defying the laws of the city with respect to consumption and hours of alcohol in bars, yet it opens late, presents famous Dj’s and attracts many customers becoming almost a disco. Continue reading “The best bars in the English capital”

Street food to try in London, the bagel

Tasters of street-food from the world save this signalling the site Time Out London on bagels more good of London. The bagel, which is a sandwich in the shape of a donut boiled and put into the oven and then stuffed with all kinds of condiments from sweet to savory, and for a long time been one of the typical street-food of the English capital, ergo: to try!

Brick Lane Beigel Bakery

The Brick Lane Beigel Bakery is a must for those in the Bricklane area, it is lunch-time or not; legend has it that it is the oldest provider of bagels in the area and by its furnace arrive in continuation cut with thousands of homemade sandwiches, which-incidentally-also have an affordable price (starting from even 2 pounds). Continue reading “Street food to try in London, the bagel”

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Low cost London Restaurants

Discover the increasingly broad, varied and inexpensive cuisine of the British capital. Forget the cliches and eat healthy and well in the best low cost restaurants in London. So save for your shopping!

Gastro Pubs

Restaurants with delight and economic in London? Yeah, right there. Forget the stereotypes that say that in Britain eats bad and expensive. Apart from the four restaurants that already have the list of the world’s best, do not stop the inaugurations of good restaurants, nice and cheap. Low cost restaurants in the heart of London so that you do not have to eat up again a sandwich of supermarket or the most expensive pizza in a place crammed with tourists. One more reason to escape a few days to the City, go shopping and eat well and at a good price!

Gastro Pubs
Very close to the major London theaters is Angel and Crown, in Covent Garden. It is the last ‘Gastro Pubs‘ that has opened in London, real pub but with diverse restaurants with local produce, organic and seasonal. In Camden, have to come to Gordon’s, an institution in London. Good wine and good British cheese in a very relaxed: it is full of candles. In Square Pie, you can try handmade pies and square!, Served with mashed potatoes and gravy. Continue reading “Low cost London Restaurants”

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Restaurant Espelette

A gourmet place, a HQ, a chic brasserie with French accents, other British, servers accomplices, enthusiastic young waiter, a bright and soft, clear and friendly frame, an eclectic menu where you can order the simple things, good, tasty: here is what Helen Darroze made of ancient conservatory of Connaught, with her bow windows on Mount Street and Carlos Place.

Restaurant Espelette

Might be just a club sandwich, croque-monsieur, choose the moment of “high tea”, the exquisite finger sandwiches (salmon and wasabi with mayonnaise and watercress), the delicate pastries (lemon cheesecake, cabbage in the Tonka bean and vanilla cream), choose between twelve teas here and elsewhere or scrape over the menue’s the ideas of the time. Continue reading “Restaurant Espelette”

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Eating out in London: Bar Boulud

If you are in London and looking for a place to eat well without breaking the bank, the Bar Boulud might be for you.

Bar Boulud

Despite appearances can deceive the restaurant, “twin” of the one in New York City, has human price (you can see it online), and enjoy a bit ‘of everything: mainly French cuisine, but also Iberian specialties or good old burger and fries. Continue reading “Eating out in London: Bar Boulud”

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Yauatcha Restaurant

A little trip to China, the time to stop in Soho. It’s possible. The place is called Yauatcha. A pun between the name of the creator of the house, Alain Yau, and Chinese tea (cha) at which the ground floor, or rather grocery store-style tea-house as Hong Kong, is dedicated.

Yauatcha Restaurant

Ground, the noise, the constant activities, certain madness very dominated, with its long counter/aquarium light, its stone walls with fake candles embedded in the wall.

In short, more than 150 meals are served at full speed and play the tables happy. While the kitchen is semi open to the gaze of the diner. On the agenda: China in all its forms, its regions, its styles, with a particular inclination for dim sum. But the fries of Shanghai, the Beijing duck in fashion and honey sauce/sour red beans, Dover sole with shitake soybeans have also right to quote. Continue reading “Yauatcha Restaurant”

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Cassis Bistro

This is the new table in the heart of fashionable Chelsea triangle / Knightsbrige / South Kensington. A decoration in the wind, neat, Zen, such elegant bistro with a nothing pops illustrations. A young chef who has not chosen badly knocked about, including the Mediterranean flavors. Hence this beautifully French cuisine and even downright Provencal, pleasantly fresh, who seduces without forcing.

Cassis Bistrot

Pissaladiere, egg mimosa with crab mayonnaise or barbajuans Monaco are available in “small bites”. The pumpkin soup to nuts and goat cheese from Provence, artichokes stuffed with chorizo, carpaccio of sea bream with zucchini, red mullet with Sardinian fregola, the monkfish osso bucco or the saint Pierre with fennel give desires of holiday in the sun. Continue reading “Cassis Bistro”

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The Little Express Co, the world’s smallest bar

In this bar you can not spend too much time. Not for time matters but simply of space. Here’s “The Little Express Co” and is the smallest coffee bar in the world and is located in Lincoln, England.

The Little Express Co

This is confirmed by the same owner, Adam Lowiss, 28 year old, who admits that there is only room for two people sitting and two standing nearby waiting to order. Space, moreover, is only 2 square meters. Continue reading “The Little Express Co, the world’s smallest bar”

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The best restaurants in London: the panoramic Portrait Restaurant

For an appetizer, a dinner or brunch in London must choose the right place, the one best suited to enhance our lasting memory and add value to our break. Here is a place that seems suitable features to boast: the Portrait Cafe Restaurant of Orange Street.

Portrait Restaurant

The restaurant is located within the roof terrace of the National Portrait Gallery, restored and arranged to allow visitors to enjoy a superb panorama of the city. The Portrait Restaurant dining so admired Nelson’s Column, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Continue reading “The best restaurants in London: the panoramic Portrait Restaurant”

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