Curado Bar | Tapas Bar in Cardiff City Centre

In the mood for a lingering lunch with lots of little plates, during a weekday visit to Cardiff, we drop into Curado Bar, a tapas restaurant, bar and deli in the city centre, just 5 minutes walk from Cardiff Castle. Arriving just as it opens for lunch means we can nab the only regular table ... Read more »

Unusual Cocktails in London and Where to Find them

Château de Saumur at Oriole in London

London has no shortage of cocktail bars but sometimes you want something a little bit out of the ordinary. Enjoy some of London’s most unusual cocktails at cocktail bars that rip up the rule book, ignore the classics and come up with something rather brilliant in the process. ... Read more »

Boonta Too Thai Restaurant, Abergavenny

Thai Beef Salad

The only Thai restaurant in Abergavenny, Boonta Too Thai has a loyal customer base, many of whom recommend it for its solid Thai cooking and friendly service. Located above a flower shop, the first floor restaurant has a homely and slightly dated feel about it, and no alcohol license means a (no-charge) BYOB policy. Chicken ... Read more »

The Best City Breaks in Scandinavia

Malmö City Hall

Scandinavian cities are a perfect choice for a summer citybreak getaway. We explore the five best cities across the Scandinavian region to visit. Each of our chosen Scandi cities is beautiful, and offers a wonderful mix of city bustle and a serene natural environment within close reach. ... Read more »

Small Plates Menu at The Hardwick

Grilled Wye Valley asparagus, pasteurised egg yolk, pancetta at The Hardwick

The Hardwick, near Abergavenny is now offering a Small Plates menu of delicious, inventive and affordable little dishes, an alternative to its well-loved a la carte. Small Plates customers can take a seat at the bar itself, or at one of the tables in the bar room for lunch or dinner. ... Read more »

The Black Bear Inn

Chicken liver parfait with pickled cauliflower and crackers

Our discovery of The Black Bear Inn in Bettws Newydd, less than 10 miles away from our home, is a dangerous one! The excellent cooking from chef Joshua Byrne and the friendly welcome from front-of-house, wife Hannah, who runs front of house, means we’ll be back again and again for the inventive, seasonal and delicious food. ... Read more »

Eight Tips to a Quintessentially Quebec Bike Tour

Cycling in Quebec

Quebec is definitely a destination bike location. Alongside beautiful rolling scenery, old world charm in a new world destination, and fantastic food, it also offers the longest system of trails in North America, linking Quebec to Ontario, New Brunswick, and the U.S. Armed with our eight tips, you’re ready for the bicycle ride of your life in Quebec. ... Read more »

6 Delicious Restaurants in Lille

at Chez la Vieille

Lille is a great choice for a food-focused city break in France. Its eminently walkable old town is full of pretty historical architecture, with plenty of delicious restaurants and places to enjoy a sweet treat. Check out our recommendations for fondue, traditional and modern Flemish cooking, burgers, crepes, pizzas and more. ... Read more »

Markets of Canada | Vancouver Farmers Markets

Vancouver's Granville Market

As a forward-thinking and youthful city, Vancouver is proud of its many progressive actions in response to climate change and global warming. In addition to extensive recycling programs, popular car-sharing initiatives, bike-friendliness and growing electric car ownership, Vancouver is home to a large variety of farmers’ markets. City farmers’ markets became much more mainstream following ... Read more »

Thai Recipe | Kai Pa Lo (Braised Pork, Eggs and Kale)

Kai Pa Lo (Braised Pork, Eggs and Kale) - a delicious Thai dish, recipe from Kay Plunkett-Hogge's cookbook, Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home

Since our three week holiday in Thailand last year, we’ve really had a hankering for Thai food. That’s why we’re so excited about Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home by Kay Plunkett-Hogge. Read my review of the book here. With permission from publisher Pavilion Books, we are pleased to share three fabulous recipes from the book, ... Read more »