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Singapore! Restaurant recommendations please!

Thanks that is great, I will take a look through

Aug 15, 2014
kristaneon in China & Southeast Asia

Singapore! Restaurant recommendations please!

thanks for your reply

Aug 15, 2014
kristaneon in China & Southeast Asia

Terra Vergine (London)

Oh great well let us know how you find it - have a great trip!

Aug 15, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland
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Singapore! Restaurant recommendations please!

Hello, I will be in Singapore for 3 days at the beginning of January.

Please can you advise which restaurants I should try? I'd like a mix of high-end and traditional/local to get the real taste of Singapore.

Thank you for your suggestions in advance!

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in China & Southeast Asia

Kensington Olympia Recommendations

I agree with Mohsen for Persian, Indian Zing for Indian, Garnier for French, Mai Food for Japanese… I wasn't keen on Chez Marcelle, as PhilD said you can get out of the area easily for other options, the bus network is pretty efficient around the area.

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Scotland Trip

Great tip! Thanks

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Carry out/Deli choices in London

Oh well for Pizza you can stroll over to Jak's which has brilliant pizzas. You are also very close to Good Life Eaterie which do carry out. But really you should just get things delivered to you - a good option is Deliveroo who deliver upscale restaurant food to you and both these places I mentioned are on their list.

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Terra Vergine (London)

I live around the corner and love this place. The food is interesting, the service personal and knowledgable and a nice calm atmosphere. I've eaten there a few times and always want to return. They are open all day too so you can choose to eat at your own convenience rather than in defined meal times. They do a lovely soup with pasta and their skewers are really tasty. And actually it is very well priced for the quality and wine list is great too. Give it a try!

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland
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Visiting London from NYC. Please help critique itinerary (researched)

Sorry I didn't see this in time to reply… how was your stay? What did you decide on and what are your verdicts?

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Visiting London from NYC. Please help critique itinerary (researched)

Oh yes Rules, good thinking! All this "helping" is making me want a drink :)

Aug 05, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

What to send to a girl in UK

What about something that talks in an American accent? A doll or a book?

Jul 10, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Edinburgh - two nights - grain store plus...?

I would agree with The Kitchin, 21212 and Castle Terrace, oh and Timberyard. Don't bother with Scran and Scallie in my opinion.

Jul 10, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Visiting London from NYC. Please help critique itinerary (researched)

Oh one more thing! Pie & Mash! You'd like that and plenty of places to try the most popular being M Manze (oldest one in london), L Manze, and G Kelly. Don't be confused and ask for a knife as they just use spoons! You don't have to have jellied eels with it too. It's a typical staple from the east end, pearly queens etc.. very tasty and a nice antidote to all the finer dining you will be doing.

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Visiting London from NYC. Please help critique itinerary (researched)

Saturday dinner - you could go somewhere that offers a nice view of London, most places you have picked are ground level. Galvin Windows, Duck & Waffle and Pont de la Tour are all worth looking into.

Bars - Nightjar and Coalbrooke are so-so - really I'd add a bit of London glamour instead and go to the Rivoli Bar at the Ritz and if you want really good cocktails (like what you are looking for at Nightjar and CR) go to Lounge Bohemia and call ahead to book their cocktail tasting menu. It's amazing and the best cocktails (served with nibbles) you will find in London in an interesting venue. I also like The Gilbert Scott in St Pancras Hotel and The Savoy's American Bar has never changed (just replaced) their decor and the cocktails are brilliant and made with real skill. Also for something very British go and have a martini at Dukes Hotel (and a wander down nearby Jermyn Street for some true British tailoring history and lovely arcades).

Sunday lunch - look at Medlar in Chelsea or pre-order the foie gras stuffed black leg chicken from La Petite Maison - it feels like an indulgent Sunday lunch and better than the usual combo of meat, veg and Yorkshire puts (yawn). Ottolenghi is popular in London and could offer you Persian for breakfast at his restaurant NOPI.

I'll also second not to bother with Masters Superfish (and I don't like Poppies) but try Geale's in Chelsea and also agree with The Golden Hind.

Other suggestions: One place you might like to consider is Palomar - probably the most interesting "foodie" restaurant in London right now that shows exactly what we are all interested in eating. The papers are full of Balzac's Chiltern Firehouse and while the food is good it is just like being in NY so don't be sucked in by the hype. If you are going to Clove Club also look at Lyle's.

I dont agree with Balthazar but Locanda Locatelli is very good and don't forget Gordon Ramsey Hospital Road.

Have a great trip!

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Dining solo in Edinburgh: Angels with Bagpipes or Wedgwood?

P.S Martinis are not great at Timber Yard. If they are important to you go to Ondine.

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Dining solo in Edinburgh: Angels with Bagpipes or Wedgwood?

I'd second Timber Yard, Gardeners Cottage and Ondine. If it is people watching you are after Ondine might be better, followed by Timber Yard. Although the food at GC is delicious you are bit squished up to people and you might feel slight uncomfortable dining alone here as it is usually couples or groups.

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Indian Delivery SW7

A little late but next time try looking at Deliveroo as they service high-end places that don't deliver - also Room Service is OK. It's definitely quite tricky around this area but Painted Heron is nice but pricey.

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

Damn we went to Yardbird on my friend's preference and it was, well, just OK :( You REALLY do know! x

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

Hello! Just to let you know we went to Bazaar and it was brilliant, thank you so much for your help x

Jul 08, 2014
kristaneon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

Thank you to all for your advice, we arrive tomorrow so will report back. I have one more question I would love your feedback on....

Where is the absolute best and hippest restaurant in Miami right now?? I am meeting a friend who wants to be taken to the place to be .... but loves good food - any tips? Thank you!

Jan 03, 2013
kristaneon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

Amazing thank you! I have never been to Miami so will make sure I try these. I found a good review of Yardbird online, do you know if it is worth trying too?

Jan 01, 2013
kristaneon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where would you go for the best breakfast and dinner in Miami?

I am staying at the Mondrian so anywhere close to there would be great. Thank you for your advice in advance.

Jan 01, 2013
kristaneon in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Pubs near Tate Modern - Dinner options near St. Pancras

I'd say Camino for sure, it has a great open courtyard and they have just opened UK's first sherry bar, very authentic with some really delicious paired tapas The menu is probably on their website.
http://www.camino.uk.com/pepito
Just checked and it is

Jun 28, 2010
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Help needed to find a fabulous resturant for a leisurely birthday Sunday lunch in Paris

Not too long to go now :) This Sunday is the day!

Jun 28, 2010
kristaneon in France

london street food?

Mien Tay on Kingsland Road sell the best Vietnamese 'street food' in London in my opinion. But if you want 'open air' definitely try Brick Lane on a Saturday, it is indoors but they are all stalls. Also Whitecross Street and Exmouth Market is really great but is open for lunch trade and is pricey

Jun 03, 2010
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

[London] Leaving this Friday with my 14 yo daughter and looking for restaurants

Also take a look at Rules, London's oldest restaurant and maybe Richard Corrigans, I have not eaten there but it is supposed to be very good

Jun 03, 2010
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Pasta in Central London

Ruby in Shoreditch do the most amazing pasta dishes to takeaway, but this is not very central... I would agree with Boca di Luppo if you have to be central

Jun 03, 2010
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

[London] Leaving this Friday with my 14 yo daughter and looking for restaurants

If you want British you can try any of these - J Sheekey and Harwood Arms as mentioned before and also Bentleys for seafood and tonnes of British history (opened in 1916)
...... but also Hix (soho) is really buzzy, St John (Farringdon) is all all about the food..... Hereford Road near Westbourne Grove , Bull and Last (Kentish Town, pub with nice food).
For more of a statement try Rhodes 24 (Gary Rhodes) that has an amazing view from the 24th floor or Roast has an amazing view of Borough Market and the two together would make a great British lunch and activity. Rochelle Canteen is also wonderful for lunch, amazing food in an artists school hidden away and if you are in the area you can go for tea at Albion where it is served with tea cosy, quite British! And if it is a nice evening there is a roof terrace for cocktails before dinner in Boundary.

Jun 03, 2010
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

[London] Leaving this Friday with my 14 yo daughter and looking for restaurants

I will second Launceston Place, really delicious food, well priced and a lovely place for a mother and daughter to have dinner/lunch.

If you want to venture further away from your hotel then let us know, there are plenty more recommendations to be given :)

Also may be useful to let us know what your daughter enjoys/is interested in - there are so many options there could be something that would really suit her perfectly.

Jun 02, 2010
kristaneon in U.K./Ireland

Help needed to find a fabulous resturant for a leisurely birthday Sunday lunch in Paris

Ah thanks for the tip Daisy, that is really kind of you. Thanks also for filling me with confidence, it is a bit of a gamble actually taking him as it is quite a random thing to do but knowing it is 'truly amazing' is great to hear. I will report back! x

Jun 02, 2010
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