Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Chuck Burger
Chuck Burger stands out from London's burger crowd thanks to its untraditional patties (and hard shakes).
Liberty Cheesesteak Company
The sandwiches at Liberty Cheesesteak Company are so authentic, they could be served in the depths of South Philly and locals wouldn’t bat an eye.
Wer-Haus
A chic concept store in Barcelona’s L’Eixample district, Wer-Haus has an on-site gallery and restaurant, as well as a book and clothes shop.
Dar Assiya
A beautifully restored riad within walking distance of the Jemaa el Fna, Dar Assiya offers five traditional guestrooms and a delicious Moroccan restaurant.
Osteria Bonelli
Found in the Tor Pignattara area, Osteria Bonelli offers up generous and authentic Roman cuisine in its unassuming, unfailingly popular space.
Sotto
Found in West LA, Sotto takes its inspiration from the cuisine of Southern Italy, offering Neapolitan-style pizzas and a fantastic cocktail list.
OTTO Madrid
At once a lounge, terrace, bar and restaurant, OTTO Madrid is a chic place to refuel in the Spanish capital’s fashionable Salamanca district.
maisonLAB
A contemporary home design store in the Guéliz area of Marrakech, maisonLAB is the brainchild of New York interior designer Martin Raffone.
Mason & Company
The stylish Mason & Company is a delicious example of what the new generation of craft beer bars can achieve.
The Wall
A club within the legendary nightclub complex, Sturecompagniet, The Wall is the courtyard playground of Stockholm’s young, rich and beautiful.
The Pearl Marrakech
A luxurious hotel, which blends Moroccan and contemporary design elements, The Pearl Marrakech can be found in Marrakech’s Hivernage neighbourhood.
Otium
Found next to the contemporary art museum The Broad in Downtown LA, Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s Otium is a sophisticated, approachable restaurant.
Belcanto
Belcanto, José Avillez’ elegant, two Michelin-starred restaurant offers superlative modern, creative Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s Chiado district.
Al Pont de Ferr
Al Pont de Ferr is a Michelin-starred osteria in Milan’s canal district serving up superlative tasting menus in an atmospheric setting.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is a glorious meathouse with Philippe Stark-designed interiors and a menu of masterfully cooked meats.
Nejen Bistro
Offering delicious bistro fare in Prague’s Karlin district, Nejen Bistro is a chic, minimalist restaurant with a fresh, seasonal approach to its menu.
Ristorante Berton
The Italian restaurant Ristorante Berton showcases the chef's talents, marrying bold techniques with traditional flavours to create sensational dishes.
Dar Jaguar
A romantic riad within walking distance of the Jemaa El Fna, Dar Jaguar is a lavish hotel with its own rooftop terrace and plunge pool.
V Cocktail
A cocktail bar within a club at one of Stockholm’s most exciting nightclub complexes, V Cocktail is known for its sleek surrounds and creative drinks.
Sosharu
Jason Atherton's new Japanese izakaya joint, Sosharu offers everything from open salmon temaki to Tonkatsu crumbed pork and Matcha mill crepes.
Borgne
Louisiana seafood restaurant, Borgne, from Chefs Brian Landry and John Besh is a love song to the state’s coastal region, with a menu of local classics.
Campo Fina
A chic restaurant in Healdsburg, near San Francisco, Campo Fina offers accomplished dishes and a bocce court in its contemporary, yet old world space.
The Principal Madrid
With a rooftop terrace complete with swaying olive trees and luxurious interiors, The Principal Madrid is a luxurious hotel on Madrid’s Gran Via.
Haydel’s Bakery
Known for its King Cakes and the maddeningly tasty Cajun Kringle, Haydel’s Bakery is one of the much-loved bakeries in New Orleans.
The Broken Arm
A concept store and cafe, The Broken Arm is tastefully decorated and filled with a curated selection of pieces from fashion to lifestyle.
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Capo Boi
An elegant restaurant in the Coppede district, Capo Boi specialises in serving its devoted clientele delicious seafood in its old world dining room.
Victory
Victory, a stylish bar in the New Orleans’ CBD, is leading the craft cocktail charge with its creative libations, stylish surrounds, and moreish food menu.
Rich Table
Rich Table is a farmhouse-inspired restaurant in Hayes Valley from Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich offering cleverly conceived, delicious food.
Room 109
A chic store selling vintage jewellery and designer clothing in Moscow’s Arbat District, Room 109 is a must-shop for fashion lovers.
Galley
In looks, Galley references Palm Beach kitsch. But its seafood menu shows off some serious cooking.
Low, Slow & Juke
Taking its name from slow-cooked fare and classic American bars, Low, Slow & Juke aims to transport diners to the soulful Southern States.
Shang Xia
The first European outpost of luxury brand Shang Xia, this stunning all-white boutique is a chic spot to shop for homewares, fashion, and accessories.
Hotel Carmel
Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood with its own sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
Hotel Market Barcelona
Hotel Market Barcelona, found near the Sant Antoni Market, is a chic boutique hotel with upmarket style credentials.
An Ode to Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier is the old-school focal point of the whole Santa Monica community and the tourists who troop along the boardwalk
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a beacon to the local and international creative set, thanks to its homey-cum-industrial style and trendy public spaces.
Redbird
Redbird, found in the 1930’s rectory of Downtown LA’s deconsecrated cathedral, is a New American restaurant from talented chef Neal Fraser.
STK Los Angeles
Beautiful cuts, beautiful people and beautiful decor sum up LA's power steakhouse, STK Los Angeles, in its new found Beverly Hills location...
Maude
An intimate restaurant in Beverly Hills from Chef Curtis Stone, Maude serves a nine-course tasting menu that takes one key ingredient as its focus.
Petit Trois
Petit Trois is a popular and truly petite Franco-licious restaurant in Hollywood, offering up lashings of Parisian ambience and delicious bistro fare.
The Gadarene Swine
Apart from the odd drizzle of honey, there are no animal products on the menu at The Gadarene Swine in Studio City, but you won’t miss them.
Kameha Grand Zurich
The Kameha Grand Zurich is a lavish, boldly designed business hotel with themed suites and its own Michelin-starred restaurant.
Other Mama
A modern, American-style raw bar in Vegas’ Westside serving sustainable seafood and unique cocktails, Other Mama is a labour of love from chef Dan Krohmer.
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich
Found in the Enge District, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich expertly hosts both business and leisure travellers in historic surrounds.
Santo Remedio
Bypass the kitschy and venture to Santo Remedio – one of the few truly authentic Mexican restaurants in London.
Andiron Steak and Sea
Andiron Steak and Sea conjures a Hamptons-esque vibe, offering a creative menu of American classics and live music in Downtown Summerlin four nights a week.
Jing-A Taproom
The Jing-A Taproom is the flagship bar and eatery of the Jing-A Brewery serving a rotating selection of beers and a great food menu.
Hotel de Monti
Found in Monti, one of Rome’s oldest residential districts, the Hotel de Monti is a seven-bedroom hotel practically on the doorstep of the Colosseum.
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky offers Japanese-inspired dishes and an extensive drinks menu in its chic and colourful Downtown Vegas location.
Moncler
A timber-clad outpost of the luxury brand, the Moncler boutique in Verbier stocks chic clothing for men and women, including high-end skiwear.
Alimento
Found in Silver Lake, Alimento is an Italian restaurant from Chef Zach Pollack with serious culinary chops and a neighbourhood vibe.
The Cocktail Trading Co Brick Lane
Bringing a welcome dose of fun to Shoreditch, The Cocktail Trading Co is a place for those who like their cocktails with a side of theatre.
Corsia del Giardino
Found a short stroll from La Scala, Corsia del Giardino is a classic Italian restaurant with garden-inspired interiors and a peaceful ambience.
Taj Dubai
Offering views of the Burj Khalifa, the Taj Dubai is a luxurious hotel overlooking Downtown Dubai with its own on-site spa and numerous restaurants.
Silk Club
At once a restaurant, rooftop bar and club, Silk Club is an exclusive night spot that attracts beautiful people from across the city to Chiado.
Bar Luce
Bar Luce is the cafe-cum-art installation at Milan’s cultural institution, the Fondazione Prada, offering light bites and Life Aquatic pinball machines.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers a sleek and unpretentious French dining experience from its spot within the MGM Grand, just steps from the slot machines.
Calif Oriental Lounge
Stepping inside Calif Oriental Lounge in Tallinn is like opening a door into the Thousand and One Nights and sticking around for cocktails and shisha.

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