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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Ready in 10 minutes! Tuna steaks are absolute rockstars seared in a pan with heavy doses of sesame seeds. Serve over fine egg noodles slathered in oyster and spring onion sauce and combine with baby pak choi for some healthy greens. The ginger and lemon give this dish a kick, finish with chilli oil if you can handle it!…

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High Protein Mackerel Meals Smoked mackerel is one of my go-to ingredients for a healthy, quick and easy lunch or dinner. It’s ready to eat straight out of the packet – taking no time at all to prepare – and satisfies my savoury tooth and salt cravings. Of course, you can put it under the grill…

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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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  December is the perfect time of year to escape the winter My destination of choice is the Caribbean island of Barbados, just under 8 hours from London. The northwest coast up from 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.…

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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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From Japan to Portugal Sushi is everywhere today. It’s popularity and accessibility has exploded around the world from London to Lagos. Sushi can now be eaten on any budget, anywhere. Sushi restaurants have sprouted up and proliferated worldwide as a result of restauranteurs seeking higher margins and clientele seeking something more exotic. In London there are many affordable…

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Vegetarian Brunch Spot in Notting Hill Farmacy is my favourite brunch spot right now. Hands down they do the best avocado toast in town. Smooth avocado sits atop a toasted multigrain muffin, garnished with pea shoots, bean sprouts and a recurring favourite of mine, smoked paprika; culminating into avocado toast perfection. It’s a light meal unless…

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English comfort food with a Greek twist Greek Shepherd’s Pie is what happens when you combine the concept of a traditional English Shepherd’s pie with Greek moussaka. The result? Delicious, soulful comfort food that takes just 15 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to cook. Shepherd’s pie is a simple dish with a minced lamb base…

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Smokey, sweet and sour pasta This is one of my favourite pasta dishes. I’ve taken inspiration from the Italian Amatriciana sauce, a bacon and tomato sauce originating from the town of Amatricia two hours from Rome, and Caponata, a sweet and sour aubergine side dish from Sicily. As I don’t live in Italy, I had to substitute…

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