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Sydney’s supreme Cirrus Dining

Sydney’s supreme Cirrus Dining

Despite the bevy of restaurants at Barangaroo, there are very few worth casting a second glance at. Sydney’s newest cafe and restaurant district is stacked full of bars, restaurants and cafes and for now, it is a case of quantity over quality. Yet one stands alone in its quest for true culinary greatness. Located on …

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Bristol bubbles up near Bath

Bristol bubbles up near Bath

Visitors to England will, no doubt, have heard of - if not visited - the ancient Roman city of Bath, about three hours west of London. Yes, it’s lovely and charming, and oh-so-touristy. But, just a 20-minute ride, or about the same distance by train from London to Temple Meads station sits Bristol, a less …

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Bali’s Da Maria melds food, fashion, art and style

Bali’s Da Maria melds food, fashion, art and style

While Australia has predominantly made its name as an exporter of rocks and crops, there has been a quiet export revolution going on over the last decade and it’s influencing the world’s palate - in particular South-East Asia’s. Chef David Thompson of nahm restaurant at Bangkok’s ultra-stylish Como Metropolitan may have been the regional trailblazer …

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Le Pont de la Tour’s adds to 2020’s south side trend

Le Pont de la Tour’s adds to 2020’s south side trend

As recently as 15 years ago or prior to 2005, Londoners wouldn’t consider a spot south of the river as a place for destination dining. Yet, Sir Terence Conran chose a former 19th century tea warehouse alongside Tower Bridge as the site for his classic French restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour. For the past …

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London’s legendary Ivy a Kensington fav

London’s legendary Ivy a Kensington fav

The Ivy has continued to grow over the years, taking over prime real estate in Covent Garden (a natural), Marylebone, Chelsea, Kensington, as far west as Wimbledon and a few hours further, to Bristol, one of the foodiest cities outside the big smoke. From its original location near Leicester Square, this favourite among celebs has …

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Peel Street Restaurant: Adelaide’s retro masterpiece

Peel Street Restaurant: Adelaide’s retro masterpiece

Sit at the bar listening to a mix of old school Motown, Janet Jackson and Bon Jovi in Adelaide’s Peel Street restaurant and you’re transported into your own Brat Pack film. The stripped back warehouse interior design features a long bar of timber and concrete and old-school air-conditioning ducts criss-crossing the ceiling. Add a small …

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CasCades – A food lover’s paradise in Bali’s green heart

CasCades – A food lover’s paradise in Bali’s green heart

Take a seat in CasCades restaurant at Viceroy Bali and you’re immediately taken by the green expanse of Ubud's Valley of the Kings in front of you. A fresh breeze gently tumbles down the valley and rolls through the open restaurant space. Executive chef Nic Vanderbeeken’s vision for CasCades was to create an eclectic, health-conscious and …

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Seafood swagger in enviable Amsterdam

Seafood swagger in enviable Amsterdam

Word on the straat is that Dutch food is on the up. Outside Amsterdam's tired tourist thoroughfares like Haarlemmerstraat and Nieuwendijk with their over-supply of red-neon lit Argentinian steak houses, kebab shops and faux pubs, the Dutch, ever an enterprising bunch, are hard at work riding the resurgent wave of inspired western European

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Pilgrimage to a culinary mecca

Pilgrimage to a culinary mecca

Surrender to the slow seductive pleasures of Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in rural Oxfordshire Amy Hughes About an hour’s train journey from Marylebone station, sits a romantic idyll where the faithful have been making a pilgrimage to Raymond Blanc’s mecca, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Members of the cult of Blanc come …

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A few of Lunch Mag’s favourite hotel restaurants

A few of Lunch Mag’s favourite hotel restaurants

Hotel restaurants have come a long way from being faceless rooms full of tired, grumpy tourists. Today most hotel kitchens are competing for Michelin stars as fine dining establishments that often celebrate local produce or pay homage to international cuisine. Here are a few of Lunch Magazine's favourite hotel restaurants.

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