The Montpelier

Five of the best: New London pubs

The dark, slouchy pubs of old are giving way to a modern breed with craft ales and film screenings

Joseph’s bakery and adjacent bistro
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Bauer, Joseph and Clementine in Vienna

A chic bakery with a bistro attached: is this the Viennese café of the future?

Scott’s in Mayfair

Scott’s, London and Union Square Café, New York

‘Restaurateurs have opened up parts of numerous cities where other retailers feared to tread’

The terrace at La Vague d’Or, St Tropez;
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La Vague d’Or, Saint Tropez

‘The menu introduces some very high notes, as well as introducing curious eaters to unusual ingredients’

Caramelised Limerick ham with champ tatties & buttered cabbage
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Five of the best ... places to eat in Glasgow

From haggis and neep croquettes to Korean ox cheek, this Scottish city offers something for traditional and modern taste buds

Chefs busy at The Palomar
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The Palomar, London

‘Alongside the mezze there is Persian stew, Moroccan-style bream and mussels cooked to a Kurdish recipe’

The interiors of Sager + Wilde's

Sager + Wilde, Lyle’s, 8 Hoxton Square, London

‘That night’s unusual main course was Somerset suckling kid, simply prepared on a charcoal grill’

Florence’s covered Central Market
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Five restaurants in Florence

‘I collected a plate of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and olive oil, and enjoyed it with a plastic knife and fork’

Cocktail drinks from Sushisamba
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World Cup eating and drinking in London

From Caipirinhas to themed hot dogs, these places know how to lay on a final…

Interiors of Café Gandolfi
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Glasgow: Café Gandolfi, Crabshakk, Monachyle Mhor

‘Over our stay it was three firmly established operators who impressed the most’

Five of the best: gastropubs and restaurants in Somerset

Fine west country fare, from poached and roasted guinea fowl to hog’s pudding and crackling

Assunta Madre, Mayfair, London

‘The original was opened in Rome by Johnny Micalusi, whose boat provides the catch for both branches’

Ashmolean Dining Room, 1855 Wine Bar, Fallowfields Restaurant and Hotel, Oxford

‘Herring salad and cannelloni stuffed with leeks made an excellent prelude to Cézanne’

Ember Yard, London

‘Glasses of chilled La Guita Manzanilla sherry and a white Rioja transported us to Spain’

Chao Shan Cuisine, New Ubin Seafood, Singapore

‘At Chao Shan, roast suckling pig was the most magnificent lacquered amber’

Copenhagen restaurant is world’s best

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Behind the scenes: at the chefs’ table

Photographer Per-Anders Jörgensen visited some of the world’s top restaurants to see kitchen staff sitting down for the most important meal of the day. Plus, exclusive recipes

Penati al Baretto, Juvéniles, Lazare, Paris

‘Too many French chefs see vegetables as second-class – but not 26-year-old Romain Roudeau’

Din Tai Fung, Rui Fu Yuan, Jesse Restaurant, Shanghai

‘Best of all was bean curd topped with hairy crab – a Shanghainese delicacy’