Toto’s dining room
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Toto’s and Artusi, London

Nothing is going to get in the way of an evening that runs like a speedboat crossing the Lido

Funding boost peps up coffee start-up

Pact delivers type of drink served in specialist London cafés

The tiny dining room at 64 Degrees

64 Degrees, Brighton

‘This shows all the riotous, sexy joy of a tapas joint in backstreet Barcelona’

The simple wooden interior of Kirazu

Kirazu, Antidote, London

With just 25 seats at his restaurant, Yuya Kikuchi fulfils the roles of chef and dishwasher

La Ruota dining room view

La Ruota, Moneglia, Italy

The restaurant overlooks Moneglia far below, its beach, the calm sea … The vista only improves when the stars come out

Champagne + Fromage in Covent Garden
©Daniel Jones

On the menu: beyond the cucumber square

London afternoon tea with a twist – wild boar buns, chamomile scones and cheese with your champagne

Gluten-free food at Suzzle Café

Five of the best: Quiet London eateries

From a Bond Street auction house to the 15th-century cloisters of a Smithfield church – some of the capital’s less frenetic food and drink venues

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
©Gregor Graf

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’

La Vague d’Or, Saint Tropez

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

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

The Palomar, London

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

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

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

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’

World Cup eating and drinking in London

From Caipirinhas to themed hot dogs, there’s something for everyone here – regardless of how your team’s playing

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’