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Bad Egg
A restaurant-cum-diner in The City, Bad Egg offers a popular boozy weekend brunch and a week-round selection of egg-tastic, hunger-sating dishes.
Kiln
Regional Thai cuisine is the name of the game at Kiln in Soho, a restaurant where dishes are cooked in hand-hammered woks, clay pots and a wood-fired kiln.
Casse-Croûte
Casse-Croûte is a bistro found in South London, serving accomplished French cuisine and wines in a charmingly bijou former sandwich shop.
The Ned
The Ned was once the 20th century HQ of Midland Bank and is now an incredibly sumptuous hotel from Soho House founder, Nick Jones.
El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
Primeur
Housed in a former garage from the 1920s, Primeur is fast becoming a local favourite for its laidback atmosphere and delicious French food.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
ESPA Life at Corinthia is one of the more sought after spa experiences in London, found within the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
A beach club with a restaurant, bar, and terrace in Dubai, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE offers great music, drinks, food and views.
Original Sin
Original Sin is a chic underground bar serving superlative cocktails and a small food menu in Stoke Newington; it’s a tempting combination indeed.
La Dame de Pic
Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic has opened her luxurious French restaurant La Dame de Pic in the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
Bar Crudo
Bar Crudo, found in the NoPa area of San Francisco, is a modern restaurant specialising in seafood, both raw and cooked, with a great beer list.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
Roux
Roux serves contemporary, seasonal cuisine from chef Martin Rebaudino in a light and airy space in Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
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The Winery
A wine bar and restaurant in Surry Hills, The Winery has an award-winning wine list and an atmospheric al fresco area to enjoy it in.
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus is a bright, stylish riad found in Marrakech’s medina offering eight guestrooms and covetable services.
Namu Gaji
With Korean–Pan-Asian cuisine and serious style, Namu Gaji is a beloved San Franciscan restaurant where food and family shine.
Lunettes Selection
A boutique sunglasses shop in Berlin, Lunettes Selection sells rare, vintage and designer shades, and can create specialised lenses to boot.
Lusitano
Found in Buenos Aires' Palermo neighbourhood, Lusitano restaurant serves rich, elegant European cuisine in stately, art-encircled surrounds.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
Nikki Beach Dubai
A lavish beach club, Nikki Beach Dubai offers a stunning place to soak up the sun, and generally eat, drink and be merry in style.
The Metropolitan
A vast warehouse club, The Metropolitan is a popular choice for those who want to dance until the early hours of the morning in New Orleans.
Gazebo Wine Bar
Gazebo Wine Bar in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay serves creative dishes showcasing Australian ingredients, and a great wine list.
Riad Joya
A spacious all-suite hotel in Marrakech’s medina, Riad Joya offers a restaurant, spa, and a rooftop terrace in addition to chic accommodations.
Proper
Housed in a former mechanic’s shop, Proper – with chefs Leo Lanussol and Augusto Mayer at the helm – is a bright light on Buenos Aires’ dining scene.
Samovar Tea
Found in Yerba Buena Gardens, Samovar Tea serves teas sourced from around the world, as well as a full menu of healthy, delicious food in its restaurant.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
The Silo
The Silo offers luxe accommodations on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, as well as an on-site spa and numerous dining options, including the chic Silo Rooftop.
GinTonica at The Distillery
Owned and operated by the acclaimed Portobello Gin brand, The Distillery is an ambitious project that has paid off in spades, in no small part due to its liver-tickling array of gins from every corner of the planet.
Hotel Zoo
Hotel Zoo in Berlin has been renovated with style, offering playful, decadent interiors, high-end amenities, and sinfully comfortable guestrooms.
The LINE Hotel
A sleek hotel that knows how to use colour, The LINE Hotel in Koreatown has restaurants from chef Roy Choi, an open-air pool, and industrial-chic rooms.
La Grande Table Française
An elegant restaurant found at the Royal Mansour in Marrakech, La Grande Table Française serves fine French cuisine in romantic surrounds.
The Manor
From the folks behind The Dairy in Clapham, The Manor is another seasonal, sensational restaurant, offering creative food in a casual bistro setting.
Frank’s Cafe
Found on top of a multi-storey carpark in Peckham, Frank's Cafe is a South London institution, offering one of the best views in the capital.
Supper Garden
Supper Garden draws visitors from around Stockholm when it opens for the summer, offering Southern American tapas-style dishes and knock-out cocktails.
Hotel G
A boutique hotel near Union Square, Hotel G is a playful, stylish option for business and leisure travellers visiting San Francisco.
Nomad
Offering a food menu of accomplished, moreish small plates and grilled dishes, Nomad is a Surry Hills staple. Especially for its Australian wine list.
Foxlow Clerkenwell
Foxlow Clerkenwell offers a modern take on comfort food that weaves together good old English pub grub with a hint of Southern flair and steakhouse moxy.
Leib Resto & Aed
A modern Estonian restaurant in Tallinn’s Old Town, Leib Resto & Aed serves simple, creative fare made with local ingredients and serious skill.
Trick Dog
Not only is Trick Dog one of San Francisco’s best bars, but it’s one of the World’s 50 Best, serving creative drinks in a stylish setting.
Sylvain
Sylvain is a Southern gastropub, found steps from Jackson Square, with historical roots and a prodigiously tempting menu of food and cocktails.
SpaQ
A high-end spa found in the QT Sydney, SpaQ offers a full roster of decadent, relaxing treatments, as well as its own stylish barber shop.
Sparrow
Run by a husband-and-wife team, Sparrow’s kitchen is smart and ambitious, but it remains a neighbourhood restaurant with real heart.
The Cheese Bar
In the wrong hands, The Cheese Bar might have been a single-punchline gimmick. Instead, it's a restaurant of serious, indulgent substance.
The Maison
A live music institution on New Orleans’ Frenchman Street, The Maison offers up performances of jazz, as well as a restaurant with plenty of Southern style.
Arlington Club
The Arlington Club is an Upper East Side steakhouse with lashings of old world style and a menu that tempts with far more than its prime Meyer Farm beef.
Dry Milano
A cocktail bar and pizzeria in Milan's Porta Garibaldi neighbourhood, Dry Milano is a laid-back, industrial-chic spot to while away the nighttime hours.
Restaurant MEKK
Found within the Savoy Boutique Hotel in Tallinn’s Old Town, Restaurant MEKK serves elegant modern Estonian cuisine, made using plenty of local ingredients.
The Dairy
A fixture on the Clapham culinary scene since it opened in 2013, The Dairy serves seasonal, local fare – some of which comes from their roof garden.
Gianni
Gianni, found in Tallinn’s Sadama neighbourhood, serves fine Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, in its restaurant and cafe.
Cafe Ananas
A French-inspired restaurant in Sydney’s Circular Quay, Cafe Ananas serves classic European dishes in its chic, colourful space.
Sam’s Grill
The history of Sam’s Grill began in the 19th century with a man affectionately dubbed “The Oyster King”. For a restaurant that specialises in seafood, that’s a pretty good omen. Sam’s Grill has gone from strength to strength in the intervening century-and-a-century. The restaurant’s even undertaken a spruce in the more recent past, adding Sam’s Seafood Alley, a heated patio and
Crane Bar
A popular Potts Point joint, Crane Bar is colourful, chic and packed with patrons keen to get their hands on potent cocktails and Japanese-inspired eats.
4Fourteen
A bistro-style restaurant in stylish Surry Hills, 4Fourteen serves sharing plates so good you won’t actually want to share.
Sotto Mare
Serving seafood, with a claim to offering the best crab cioppino in the city, Sotto Mare can be found in San Francisco’s North Beach neighbourhood.
Moon
A modern Estonian restaurant in Tallinn’s Kalamaja neighbourhood, Moon offers delicious cuisine in chic, playful surrounds.
Sakagura
Sitting in the elegant dining room at Sakagura, it’s easy to feel like you’ve found a portal from Mayfair which leads directly to Tokyo.
Grazia
Grazia offers a menu of traditional European dishes with a Colombian bent in its restaurant, as well as selling chocolates and patisserie from its store.
The Nest
The Nest, with its a killer Martin Audio sound system and intimate atmosphere, sets the bar for Dalston's clubbing scene.

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