Winter breaks

Winter breaks

5 of the best winter city breaks

Taking a city break in winter has advantages over a peak season jaunt. Queues are shorter, museums less crowded, you can bag a table in the best restaurants – and the locals will be pleased to see you.

Pub walks

Pub walks

Walk this way...

There’s nothing quite like a scenic walk or bike ride for working up an appetite, so if you can follow it with an unforgettable meal, you’ve got the perfect combination of pleasures.

Caribbean dream

Caribbean dream

A delicious. guide to Grenada

With its tropical climate and white sand beaches you would think that Grenada's all about relaxing. But the Caribbean island is a foodie's paradise with a heritage of spices, lobster and rum, discovers Les Dunn.

Winter escapes

Winter escapes

Get away from it all

Fancy spending Christmas away? Whether you want to head off as a couple or in a big group, travel writer David Wickers has found 10 of the best festive foodie escapes in the UK and abroad.

Paris

Paris

48 hours in Paris

Paris is beautiful in the spring, but autumn is arguably the best time to appreciate this special city and the many taste sensations it has to offer. Food writer Rosa Jackson takes us on a magical gastro tour.

USA

USA

48 hours in New York

A weekend in one of the world’s buzziest cities demands insight from someone who knows its joys, foibles and treasures. Renowned travel writer and resident William Sertl opens his secret address book.

Scotland

Scotland

48 hours in Edinburgh

Don't save visiting Edinburgh for the Festival Fringe in August. Scotland's capital city has a wealth of wonderful restaurants and bars for foodies. Local food writer Keith Davidson has all the info.

Denmark

Denmark

Copenhagen

British chef Paul Cunningham is something of a star in his adopted home of Copenhagen, a city that’s one of Europe’s most exciting foodie destinations.

Country escapes

Country escapes

Boltholes in the great outdoors

If your boots were made for walking, pack your appetite and head out to these top hotel-restaurants in the country. As well as great food, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the country’s best trekking spots.

The A1

The A1

Restaurants on the A1

We discover all the best places to eat, drink and shop along the A1 – the UK's longest road - and we’ve even included postcodes so you can satnav your way to the destinations.

Channel islands

Channel islands

Jersey

There’s much more to Jersey than millionaires and floating gin palaces. Susan Low unearths the treasures of this golden isle and discovers fine beaches, great restaurants and wonderful produce.

Norfolk

Norfolk

North Norfolk

This part of East Anglia not only boasts picture-postcard villages and wide, empty beaches, the places to eat in North Norfolk are as equally impressive. Susan Low tracked down the best.

Italy

Italy

Two days in Turin

The capital of Italy's Piedmont region is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement. “It’s a city where the pleasure’s in eating and drinking,” says local Antonio Carluccio, who gives Tina Walsh a guided tour.

New Zealand

New Zealand

A cook’s tour of New Zealand

The country is grabbing sporting headlines as host nation of the Rugby World Cup, but when innovative chef Yotam Ottolenghi took a road trip, he was much more interested in scran than scrums. Friend, fellow chef and Kiwi native Peter Gordon acted as expert guide on a journey of a lifetime.

Italy

Italy

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Gennaro Contaldo, chef at Passione in London and mentor to Jamie Oliver, takes us on a tour of his home town of Minori and its neighbours along the rugged and ravishing Amalfi coast.

Tuscany

Tuscany

Truffle hunting in Tuscany

In 2007, a single white truffle found near Pisa made the headlines when the 1.5 kilo treasure was auctioned off for a  whopping £165,000. These warty fungi (most definitely not of the chocolate variety) really are worth their weight in gold.

  1. The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy

Italy

Florence

Look beyond the artistic masterpieces and discover the gastronomic delights of Florence, Tuscany’s capital, with this insider’s guide to the best places to eat, drink and shop for Italian delicacies.

Venice

Venice

Venice

Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett was an impressionable teen when she first fell for the beauty, mystery and flavours of the world’s most romantic city.

Cornwall

Cornwall

Great places to eat in Cornwall

No longer just a place of pasties, Cornwall not only has stunning views but seriously good food – and one of the best reputations for cuisine in the UK – here are six of the good ‘uns.

 

Beach cafes

Beach cafes

Best cafés beside the seaside

Sun, sea and excellent food, all bang on the beach. We can only pick three of the UK's best beach cafés but if you know and love another, let us know.

New Zealand

New Zealand

Auckland

The godfather of fusion food, Peter Gordon – TV chef and co-owner of The Providores in London – is one of New Zealand’s treasures. No one is better placed to take you on a foodie tour of his home turf.

Top UK beaches

Top UK beaches

Britain's top seaside spots

You going to the beach but where will you eat? Where can you buy great picnic food? And where are the best hotels and B&Bs? Here’s our food lovers’ seaside guide to five top spots.

Healthy NYC

Healthy NYC

Healthy eating in New York

Sabina Petra extolls the virtues of eating well and picks out her favourite health restaurants in New York. Take a look and spread the love (not the butter).

Japan

Japan

Tokyo

Japanese über-chef Nobu Matsuhisa has acclaimed restaurants around the world, including the Michelin-starred Nobu London. His passion for food began in his native Tokyo, where he takes us on a guided tour.

New York

New York

Top 5 NYC dessert spots

Elena Cho picks for delicious. online the Top 5 places for desserts in New York City. If you salivate at the thought of succulent crepes, warm chocolate tarts and, er, crack pie, then continue on, sweet lovers.

Croatia

Croatia

Istria

The stunning Croatian peninsula is fast becoming one of Europe’s hottest foodie destinations. Damir Modrusan, head chef of one of Croatia’s finest restaurants, uncovers Istria’s culinary secrets.

Turkey

Turkey

Eating Istanbul in 21 days

Safely out of reach of the EU’s sterilising hand, Istanbul is a city of 3am street food peddlers, centuries old yoghurt shops and markets where Pepsi bottles of raw milk sit alongside wild mushrooms and truffles, reports Jennifer Klinec.

Wine & travel

Wine & travel

Top 10 Grape Getaways

Take a look at the best wine destinations in the world, chosen by the editors of TripAdvisor – the world’s largest online travel community – and the travellers that use the site. We find no reason to disagree.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

As the hot new face of Chinese cuisine, it was only fitting that we sent TV chef Ching-He Huang on a mission to bring you the ultimate foodie tour of Hong Kong.

France

France

Provence

Award-winning chef and baker Richard Bertinet was born in Brittany – but family holidays have converted him to all things Provençal.

Food & travel

Food & travel

Food & travel

Food & travel

Have a break, have a chocolate weekend

Love chocolate so much that just eating it isn't enough? Then book a room at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth for a tasteful weekend away, says web editor Debra Waters.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Belfast

Once a gourmet backwater, Belfast is now a foodie haven. We asked Paul Rankin, the Michelin-starred chef credited with transforming the city’s cuisine, for his personal guide to this revitalised city.

Scotland

Scotland

From chip vans to Michelin men

Once a country known for its stodge and the infamous deep-fried pizza, Scotland – with its wealth of local produce – is now being recognised for fine cuisine. Sarah Scott went from city to loch to discover a diversity of much-loved local dining haunts.

  1. Scottish producers

Scotland

Scotland

From Oat Cuisine to Haute Cuisine

Despite one of the best larders for game, fish and berries, and an increasing tally of Michelin-starred restaurants, Scotland also has one of the poorest diet-related health records in the developed world.

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