It's a rare touch that makes somewhere romantic. It can have great food and an even better atmosphere, but without that extra je ne sais quoi, it will always be found lacking. La Poule Au Pot, among the most venerable and consistent of Belgravia bistros, has somehow managed to capture that something and has been churning it out ever since.
Tucked away in a courtyard in London’s Clerkenwell - the district best known for its rich history, creative business hub and some of the capital’s best restaurants – sits J and A Café, a home away from home serving traditional Irish food and offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Over the past couple of decades Danish food has enjoyed a real renaissance, leading the way in the New Nordic cuisine trend. It’s not just two-Michelin-star restaurant Noma (named Best Restaurant in the World four times over) that’s worth a visit either; the whole city is teeming with cafés and restaurants serving up impeccable food, drink and atmosphere.
Downtown Manhattan is one of the most exciting and culturally eclectic parts of the city, with a rich history of street art, design and music. Encapsulating this is Charlie Bird, a modern bistro-style restaurant in Soho with rustic New York style and contemporary Italian cuisine.
Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg is rapidly gaining the reputation of being the country’s food capital. Boasting six restaurants with a Michelin star, it’s no wonder that this city is enjoying top culinary status, offering everything from fine dining to some of the world’s best street food - combined, of course, with impeccable Scandinavian design.
Copenhagen is home to an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars but one of our favourite places to while away the day is Atelier September. Formerly an antique shop, Atelier September has created a charming character with a carefully curated mixture of old and new pieces.
Over the past couple of years, the UK craft beer industry has undergone something of a renaissance. Once a treacherous money-sucking escapade for ale romantics, craft beer is now an industry able to offer a country-wide clientele and profitable success, with a large number of pubs now open to taking on new beers.