Five Senses Noodles Gangnam! Home of style, incredible dance moves and apparently some of the more chic eating and drinking options in the city. Having taken the tuneful Metro south of the river once more, I was soon in the grip of many flyerers – mainly charmingly smiling middle-aged women – which gave me fleeting …

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Myeongdong Kyoja Writing about dining options in Seoul feels bordering on the absurd as there are a truly mindblowing number and variety of places and that’s just my impression from wandering around the Myeongdong area around my hotel. I haven’t even headed off for Gangnam style hijinx south of the river, yet. At the heart …

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Ziyafet

Ziyafet Friday night on the means streets of Almaty and horsemeat beckoned. A little Googling suggested Turkish steakhouse Ziyafet might be a good option so I took a stroll in their direction. On my way there it was conspicuous that restaurants were all very quiet. A holiday the following week meant that the following day, …

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Abbey Cottage Tearoom Mansized Naan and Massive Schnitzel report… A trip to Sweetheart Abbey near Dumfries didn’t seem likely to be filled with culinary thrills.  When we walked into the Abbey Cottage Tearoom, a lovely wee place next to the abbey and ordered a humble soup and toastie again expectations weren’t set particularly high. But …

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Blue Bear Cafe I remember visiting Blue Bear when it was in its first flush, back in 2013. It was drawing rave reviews for its breakfasts and built a very appreciative audience. I was slightly less convinced. Since then, it has changed hands but remains solidly committed to breakfast and lunch options, with local sourcing …

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