Restaurant find: Foxlow London

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Foxlow London is that rare kind of place where everything just ‘works’ – everything from the smart and understated entrance, right down to the beautifully printed menus – and we haven’t even got to the food or interior design yet. The decision to relocate from its smaller, North-East premises in May to the heart of […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Casa Mãe Lagos

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Situated beside the 16th century city walls of Lagos, Portugal, lies Casa Mãe, the passion project of friends and former neighbours Veronique Polaert and Christian Kraus. The new hotel, completed in 2017, offers rooms and bungalows in a sleek, sensitively designed new building and a restored 19th century house. Every element of the design expresses […]

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Restaurant find: 121BC Hong Kong

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For Italian cuisine in the heart of Hong Kong, look no further than 121BC. Situated in the backstreets of the ever-bustling Peel Street, a contemporary and casual new destination for communal eating has opened. Sporting a rustic feel with old industrial steel levered windows and a modern interior, the spectacular centrepiece lighting fixture certainly catches […]

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Restaurant Find: De Maria NYC

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Sometimes, you can tell a restaurant is about to become your ‘spot’ – even before it opens. You hear about a new place opening with bright interiors, all-day offerings of grain bowls and small plates, and you just know. You can picture yourself becoming a ‘regular’ there – sipping coffee in the morning and wine […]

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Restaurant Find: Saan Auckland

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Push through the struggle of parking uphill/downhill on the narrow streets of Ponsonby and you will not be disappointed with the plethora of cafes, bars, and restaurants on offer. Saan Auckland being one of them, is the brainchild of hospitality group, Comensa. Led by head chef, Lek Trirattanavatin, the Saan menu consists of sharing plates […]

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Restaurant Find: The Optimist Hong Kong

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When in Hong Kong, brunches seem to be quite an event for the weekend, where it’s a time for many to relax and rewind over a long degustation meal. Here it lasts for hours over never-ending champagne and long conversations. The Optimist Hong Kong is one of the best places to situate oneself for a […]

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Restaurant Find: Duddell’s Hong Hong

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With a manifesto aimed at welcoming guests with an appreciation of the arts, it’s hard not to feel completely inspired at the impressive Duddell’s Hong Kong. Taking the concept of an art gallery and museum and fusing it with a restaurant, bar and garden terrace to become a new “social and cultural destination”, Duddell’s aims […]

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Restaurant Find: Dum Dum Palace Amsterdam

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The cool kids behind Hot Mama Hot have brought something new to the eclectic and cultural fusion that is Amsterdam’s Zeedijk and boy, it does not disappoint. With its prime location in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, Dum Dum Palace Amsterdam specialises, unsurprisingly, in Asian cuisine. But when you’re surrounded by a plethora of the city’s finest Asian […]

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Restaurant Find: Alto Hong Kong

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Located on the top floor of Hong Kong’s new V Point building in Causeway Bay sits Alto Bar & Grill, an exceptionally designed new lunch and dinner destination overlooking Hong Kong Island and extending out to Kowloon. With an abundance of brass and marble fittings and stellar 180˚ panoramic views, it’s hard not to be […]

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Restaurant Find: Mott 32 Hong Kong

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Enter through the spiralling, mirrored and heavy-chained staircase into a vibrant welcome of afro- soul, lively funk, and smooth jazz music into the dimly-lit Mott 32 Hong Kong, located in the basement of one of Hong Kong’s Central tower buildings. Industrial chic meets tradition and heritage at Mott 32, a celebration of east-meets-west with tall, […]

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