The restaurant at Blandford Comptoir

Blandford Comptoir, London

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

The dining room at The Ninth

The Ninth, London

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

The Market Bistro’s dining room

The Market Bistro, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

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

The dining room at Forest Avenue

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

Naked Restaurant

Nudist restaurant set to open in London

Clothing-optional venue has waiting list of 40,000

The dining room at Fera

Fera at Claridge’s, London

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

The Guinea Grill's dining rooms

The Guinea Grill, Mayfair, London

‘You know that not only will a mixed grill be on the menu, but that it will be impressive’

Kaupers Restaurant

Kaupers Restaurant im Kapellenhof, Selzen, Germany

‘Pike enjoy nothing more than a duck that comes too close to them in the wild’

Elegance replaces brash fashion

Sartoria, Savile Row, London

‘Though I love a well-rolled lapel as much as I love a decent meal, I could never quite fit the two into the same evening’

Five of the best: restaurants in department stores

Where top-notch shopping meets exceptional dining

António, Macau

Portuguese inspiration in the former colony’s quaint backstreets

Le Du and Baa Ga Din, Bangkok

‘Schultz did an immersion course in Thai street food. His dishes zing with flavour and heat’

Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, Barry

‘The barbecue food they’re turning out in Wales is some of the best I’ve encountered outside the Deep South’

Gravetye Manor, Sussex

‘The beautiful location and celebrated gardens have inspired chef George Blogg to take his creativity to new heights’

Truc Vert, Mayfair

Modestly priced French fare and a quiet table for discreet conversation in Mayfair

Review: Pidgin, London

‘The brown butter cream shouldn’t be on the same plate as celeriac in any sane frame of reference. But it is, and it’s perfect’

Spain values service and a side of respect

Madrid Notebook: Waiters are courteous and attentive rather than overbearing, writes Tobias Buck

Zinfandel’s Restaurant, Zagreb

Indulge in tradition at the grand Esplanade hotel and take sparkling wine at your breakfast meeting

Tempura Yamanoue and Narukiyo, Tokyo

‘One of the highlights, a prawn from Kumamoto, was so fresh it could have been eaten as sashimi’


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