Common, Brighton

I can’t think of many UK towns or cities outside of London, where you can find little pockets of cute independent restaurants and cafes, except for Brighton. It’s isn’t called London-by-the-sea for nothing. And if it wasn’t for the squarking gulls overhead and the breathable seaside air, I’d think I was right back in south…

Borkonyha, Budapest

Michelin starred dining doesn’t always have to cost a small fortune. Well, that is, not in Hungary anyway. One of the few establishments in the country’s capital to receive the accolade, Borkonyha is also possibly the most laid-back of them all. Fine dining is all too often seen to be white tablecloths, polished silverware and stuffy…

Asia de Cuba, London

Discreetly nestled away behind the semi-opaque glass fronting of St Martin’s Lane Hotel, Asia de Cuba is perhaps one of the lesser known brunch spots located smack bang in the centre of town. With boozy brunch at £35 a head, their well-priced bottomless menu is actually very fair for the quality, service and volume (of food and drink) received….

Aamanns, Copenhagen

Smørrebrød is that classic Danish cuisine that no one can say (I’ve since found out it’s ‘SMUHR–bruth’) but everyone wants to try. And where better to sample this classic Danish dish, than in classically Danish-designed Aamanns. Awash with simple white hues and light wooden furnishings, this scandi sanctuary is both simple and clean, yet reassuringly homely. The true…

Plot, London

Broadway market in Tooting hasn’t really had much to shout about until now. Enter Plot, and suddenly one of the largest covered markets in London is well on the way to changing its image forever. Whilst its slightly smaller neighbour Tooting Market (not the same place, as is a common misconception) has seen a gradual…