The Pig on the Beach
©Max Milligan

The Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset

‘The Bath Chap is probably one of the most truly unnerving plates of food I’ve ever had laid in front of me’

Vedge Restaurant, Philidelphia. Ed Behr review

Vedge, Philadelphia, US

‘Six of us ordered the entire menu, and the feeling of missing meat crossed no one’s mind’

Town Hall, Delhi

Order sushi or even Himalayan trout from an eclectic menu

©Steven Joyce

Restaurants: Padella, London

‘They “get” pepper here. Their “cacio e pepe” reminds you that this was a spice men once travelled the world for’

Ducksoup, Soho
©Danny Elwes

Five of the best: counter dining in London

Where to find the capital’s finest sit-up meals

The Riverside restaurant and cinema
©Top Floor Studios, Woodbridge

Restaurants: The Riverside, Woodbridge, Suffolk

‘I always hope for good fish treated simply when eating close to the sea: this was not a disappointment’

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Restaurant review: The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

‘A risotto of Périgord truffle and pistachio with a carrot purée was a clever combination of flavours’

Piccola Cucina

Five of the best: restaurants in Notting Hill

Carnival-goers in west London will be spoilt for choice for stylish places to unwind or continue the party

Agern, New York
©Evan Sung

Agern, New York

‘The restaurant’s emblematic starter is a whole beet baked in a salt-vegetable ash crust’

Tartine

Five of the best: bakeries in San Francisco

From punk-rock muffins to croissants that rival Paris’s, there’s no shortage of choice here for the pastry lover

Ho Lee Fook, Hong Kong

‘On the wall by the staircase leading down to the restaurant, gold-plated cats raise their right paw as though in welcome’

Five of the best: Edinburgh restaurants

If you’re plotting a trip to the annual festival this summer, plan your pit-stops well ahead

Randall & Aubin, London

‘The spaghettini marinara was stupendous — bound together with a cooked-down tomato sauce’

Blandford Comptoir, London

‘The gazpacho zinged with flavour, a risotto was enhanced with Italian summer truffle’

The Ninth, London

‘The cubes of feta were creamy, smooth, ambrosial curd from celestial goats’

The Market Bistro, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

‘This might be the most authentic expression of hospitality I’ve experienced in long, jaded years’

Forest Avenue, Dublin

‘The menu is brief, the wine list enticing. The pricing is spot on: €25 for two courses and €30 for three’

McDonald’s in Japan: slow food

McDonald’s struggles in the island nation while thriving elsewhere

Nudist restaurant set to open in London

Clothing-optional venue has waiting list of 40,000

Fera at Claridge’s, London

‘The duck breast came with two of today’s most favoured vegetables, caramelised cauliflower and smoked beetroot’

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