If you haven’t been to XU yet, it’s a bao time. When I heard that the owners of Bao London were opening a Taiwanese restaurant, I didn’t doubt for one second that it was going to be amazing. Still, I had to see and try for myself. Located on the edge of Chinatown, the vibe is distinctly more Soho.…

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Have you heard of the Barbary? I ask my friends and they say no. That’s because most normal people with normal jobs don’t have the time to follow every new restaurant opening and decipher which ones are awesome – and which are obviously money laundering schemes. That’s where us bloggers come in. (After bingeing through Ozark…

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The New Player in Town Chennai is probably not the first place that springs to mind when you think of progressive modern cuisine, which is probably why its newest restaurant Avartana has got everyone talking. Located inside the luxurious and super-grand ITC Grand Chola, Avartana is the realised dream of Executive Chef Ajit Bangera, after more…

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Modern Greek-inspired cuisine The Herodion Hotel sits right at the doorstep of the Acropolis. Visit for incredible rooftop views and excellent food at its two restaurants, Atrium and Point A. Over the last few years the Herodion Hotel in Athens has been stepping up its gourmet game, establishing the very popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant…

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Slide into your booth at Bob Bob Ricard, a Soho restaurant serving English and Russian classics, and you may think you’re there for some fancy food. Think again. You’re in for a good time. Bob Bob Ricard is a sure thing, any night of the week. Press for champagne, sit back and enjoy.

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Fusion Food in a Stunning Mansion Balthazar is among my top picks for dinner and drinks in Athens. The food is as impeccable as the design, serving modern Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. Creativity and ambience flow endlessly throughout this 1897 mansion all year round. Perhaps its Balthazar’s attention to detail and providing a year-round space that…

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Bao London serves up some of the best, fluffiest and tastiest bao in the city. But be prepared to queue! Baozi, bao or pao are the taco-shaped steamed buns flooding your Instagram. Originally from East Asia, steamed buns can now be found everywhere. Not all bao are created equal, however, with important differences between those from…

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  La Cave a Fromage, Notting Hill La Cave a Fromage is considered to be one of the best cheese shops in the world. They have two London stores in South Kensington and Notting Hill and one in Brighton. They focus on top farmhouse and artisan French and English cheeses and a few other European varieties. You can…

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Patty. Bun. Cheese. London is one of the best cities for chowing down on filthy delicious burgers, with no shortage of burgerias to be found within the M25. I bring you my ultimate top 5, and crown Bleecker Street Burgers the winner. Long gone are the days when McDonalds and Burger King shared a seat on…

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Best Grilled Ribs in an Old Brown Bar If starting from Amsterdam’s popular Leidseplein square, it’s a short two minute walk down Leidsestraat. Take a right down Kerkstraat and you’ll see a little yellow sign sticking out above the entrance that reads Cafe de Klos, next door to a sex shop with a graphic window display. …

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Cobbler’s Cove December is my favourite time of year to escape the winter. My island of choice is Barbados, just under 8 hours from London. The west coast north of Bridgetown is the best place to stay. Upscale hotels have flocked to this side of the island for the most beautiful sunsets and calmer seas. In…

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Where everyday is Christmas Around the world people are getting ready for Christmas. By the end of December it will be all over – but not at Noel’s in Athens. Noel is a Christmas themed restaurant and bar in central Athens, on the popular Kolokotroni street. Kolokotroni has risen to join Kolonaki as Athen’s most popular…

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