Zuka, Rio de Janeiro

In a city like Rio de Janeiro, where one is often told to ‘be vigilant’ when it comes to looking after your own safety, it’s refreshing to visit a part of the city that feels like more of a safe haven. I’m by no means encouraging anyone to drop their guard, as unfortunately crime levels…

Pharmacy 2, London

I highly doubt you would ever stumble across Pharmacy 2. Nestled away in the heart of Lambeth between Vauxhall and Waterloo is Newport Street Gallery, situated on a lesser traversed street beside the railway line. The gallery itself is beautiful, and well worth a visit, but we’re here for the food (and we certainly are)…

Industry Standard, Berlin

The walk up from Kreuzberg to find Industry Standard was definitely enough to work up an appetite. After a long stroll up Urbanstraße and then along (the slightly unnerving) Sonnenalle, I begin to wonder where on earth this in new restaurant might be. I’m told Neukölln is the up-and-coming part of town – “Like Shoreditch,…

Pike & Pine, Brighton

Kemptown in Brighton is traditionally known as the slightly more bohemian, less upmarket end of town – though always charming, all the same! But if Matt Gillan’s smart new venture Pike & Pine is anything to go by, it seems little old Kemptown may be well on its way to sharpening up its image.  The…

Dean Street Townhouse, London

The row of green umbrellas and white circular tables that line the front of this imposing, unmarked building are well known amongst those who often walk Soho’s streets. But what exactly is beyond the intriguing frontage that makes Dean Street Townhouse so iconic? A traditionally designed, old school place given a sense of grandeur from…

Frenchie, London

French food needn’t be all onion soup and coq au vin. I mean, let’s be honest, British food isn’t all roast beef and fish & chips, so why would the assumption be the same anywhere else? Try Frenchie in Covent Garden, and your opinion on our closet continental comrades’ dishes may well be changed. From…

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…