Outside the tiny Jesse Restaurant
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Din Tai Fung, Rui Fu Yuan, Jesse Restaurant, Shanghai

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

Tart restaurant, Bristol

Five of the best: Bristol restaurants

Some West Country favourites – from a wild boar breakfast in Bishopston to Moorish-cum-Mediterranean with a view of Clifton Lido

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Chiltern Firehouse, London

‘The forecourt, home for many years to fire engines, is now an elegant garden’


Five of the best: right-bank Paris

A wave of ‘néo bistrots’ and hip bar/restaurants is shaking things up in the north side of the French capital

The interiors of Restaurant Mark Greenaway
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Restaurant Mark, Café St Honoré , The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

‘Too many of those wonderful ingredients ended up in French or Italian kitchens. Not today’

The Gordon family of Wine Bar
©Rick Pushinsky

Called to the bar

Three generations of Gordons – of Wine Bar fame – and restaurateur Ossie Gray, son of the late chef Rose Gray, talk about the pros and cons of keeping it in the family

Fat Duck set to migrate to Australia

Heston Blumenthal restaurant to be based at Melbourne casino

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

Five of the best: Food and drink festivals

From the strongest coffee to the smelliest cheese, the summer festival season runs the gamut of epicurean delights

Angelus’s dining room

London’s Gallic charmers

‘I recently felt that I had spent 12 hours in France, even though I hadn’t put a foot out of London’

Duddell’s private dining room

The Boss, Duddell’s, Hong Kong

‘I became aware that it takes more than scurrying waiters to generate a good night out’

Five of the best: Italian restaurants in New York

From Japanese-Venetian fusion to a taste of Emilia-Romagna, a selection of favourite new places for a taste of Italy

Five of the best: Turin cafés

From the creamiest gelato to the most exquisite pastries the Piedmont capital is a dessert-devotee’s haven

Courses for courses

‘Do not assume that your waiter or waitress is a mind reader’

The Lockhart, London

‘It may be a long way from the Deep South but there’s certainly some southern warmth on offer’

Five of the best: oyster bars in Paris

The French capital is suitably well-served when it comes to places to enjoy les huîtres (and a glass of dry white)

Restaurants in Wales

A selection of chef Bryn Williams’ favourite places to eat in Wales, from authentic tapas in Cardiff to saltmarsh lamb on the Llyn Peninsula

Shiori, London

‘A kaiseki chef strives every day to excel; every dish must be seasonal and stylishly presented’

West Country, England

‘The cashier at Chesil Beach said, “You’re lucky. Last Wednesday that table’s legs were under water”’

Sunday lunches to share

From Cambridge to Cumbria, from ‘drunken’ roast duck to ham hock pie, here’s fare that’s just too good eat on your own

Le Gavroche, London

‘Roux is taking the interest in private dining to a new level by creating a room for six’