Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Zlý Časy
A popular beer bar in Praha 4, Zlý Časy serves dozens of brews on tap and in bottles alongside a menu of hearty, meaty food.
Tea Mountain
A contemporary, seductively-designed tea shop in Prague’s Karlín district, Tea Mountain serves well-sourced tea in vaulted, sleek surrounds.
Original Coffee
A coffee shop in the Staré Město, Original Coffee is a sleek space to enjoy some expert brews and neighbourhood ambience.
Maso a Kobliha
A staple of Prague’s Nové Město for well-sourced meat, good Czech beer, and superlative doughnuts, Maso a Kobliha is a must-visit bistro-cum-butcher’s shop.
Mandarin Oriental Prague
Occupying an enviable position in Prague’s Malá Strana district, the Mandarin Oriental Prague offers guests luxurious amenities and a stay in one of the city’s historic buildings.
BackYard
A design studio space and shopping showroom, BackYard is a unique place to shop for one-of-a-kind items while you’re in Prague’s Nové Město.
40 Dean Street
A cosy Italian bistro, 40 Dean Street is a Soho stalwart serving traditional, well-executed Italian classics.
Butterscotch
At street level, Butterscotch is yet another of London's sumptuous cake emporiums, joining the likes of Bea's of Bloomsbury (whose founder, Bea Vo, it shares) on a trending tide of Instagrammable sugary decadence. Its window display is certainly easy on the eye, and its afternoon tea isn't too bad either...
Super Tramp Coffee
A coffee shop found inside a courtyard in Prague’s Nové Město, Super Tramp Coffee serves coffee from roasters around Europe, as well as delicious baked goods and savoury treats.
Sisters
Sisters is a light and airy bistro in the Staré Město, serving all manner of delicious chlebíček, the Czech open-faced sandwich.
Saint Peter
Saint Peter in Paddington is a restaurant that specialises in serving the very best Australian fish and seafood, treating it simply, creatively and with respect.
Le Trou au Mur
Opened by the team behind Riad Farnatchi, Le Trou au Mur specialises in authentic Moroccan food and takes its inspiration from traditional home cooking.
EMA Espresso Bar
A popular coffee bar in Prague’s Nové Město, EMA Espresso Bar serves superlative coffee and light bites in its bright and airy, almost gallery-like space.
Von Krahli Aed
A modern Estonian restaurant with chic rustic interiors, Von Krahli Aed serves up playful, authentic dishes with creative flair.
Fred’s
A French-style restaurant headed up by Chez Panisse alum, Chef Danielle Alvarez, Fred’s manages to be both elegant and welcoming at the same time, a place of warmth and sensational seasonal cuisine.
Firedoor
Entirely fueled by fire, Firedoor in Surry Hills offers guests an elegant, richly rewarding dining experience, showcasing local, seasonal Australian ingredients and age-old techniques.
Lokhandwala
The petite Lokhandwala, handily located on Charlotte Street, strikes a likeable balance between the regal and the playful, in both appearance and cuisine.
Momoichi Coffetearia
A Czech coffeehouse with Japanese sensibilities, Momoichi Coffetearia is a unique, utterly compelling cafe in Praha 2, serving delicious dishes, artisanal coffees and rare teas.
Riad Jaaneman
A stylish hotel, Riad Jaaneman offers boutique accommodations and luxe amenities in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech.
Edition Coffee Roasters
A chic cafe in Darlinghurst, Edition Coffee Roasters offers well-sourced and expertly brewed coffee alongside a food menu of Scandinavian-Japanese dishes.
Riad Farnatchi
A super-stylish fusion of modern European and traditional Moroccan design, Riad Farnatchi is exquisitely decorated and has arguably one of the best breakfasts in Marrakech.
Naše Maso
A butcher shop and a restaurant a few nights a week, Naše Maso is your one stop shop for all things meaty in Prague’s Staré Město.
Hotel Dar Rhizlane
Glamorous and exclusive, like much of the surrounding l’Hivernage neighbourhood, Hotel Dar Rhizlane offers a chic place to stay that’s mere minutes from the bustle of Marrakech’s medina by taxi.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
London is now on the cusp of an African food revolution—and Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, with its luminous cooking and vivid spices, is a must-stop on any culinary tour.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
An elegant hotel in the upscale Pinciano neighbourhood, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is an oasis in the Eternal City, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and must-visit spa.
Café Jen
A bright and airy cafe in the Vršovice district, Café Jen serves single origin coffees, freshly baked cakes and hearty breakfasts to its devoted customers.
Armando al Pantheon
A Roman restaurant that’s been around since the 60s, Armando al Pantheon knows how to please its diners with classic Roman cuisine and elegant, casual surrounds.
Cihelna Concept Store
Cihelna Concept Store is dedicated to showcasing the best Czech design talent in its exhibition space found with a historic brick building in the Lesser Town.
Sacripante Gallery
Found in Monti, Sacripante Gallery is an eclectic contemporary art space known for its exhibitions, as much as for its speakeasy-style bar and chic historical building.
Pizarro
Pizarro offers one of the most convivial, most charming, most relentlessly enjoyable dining experiences in all of London. Its menu is also an ideal primer on classic Catalonian flavours.
Hammamhane
A hotel made up of studios and suites, Hammamhane is a convenient, stylish place to stay right in the heart of Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighbourhood.
Palazzo Parigi
A grand hotel in Brera, Palazzo Parigi offers guests an opulent place to stay, with stylish rooms, popular restaurants and an extensive spa.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Found within Caesars Palace, Restaurant Guy Savoy offers gourmet French cuisine from Michelin-starred, eponymous chef, Guy Savoy.
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Pavè
A bakery, bistro and chic aperitivo spot rolled into one, Pavè in Milan is all things to all diners – with some truly moreish pastries thrown in for good measure.
Chimichurris
Like a Buenos Aires parilla, Chimichurris is simply appointed with casual benches and a relaxed neighbourhood vibe. The menu echoes that authenticity too. There’s filled-to-bursting empanadas – Argentinian pasties – with neatly crimped pastry housing unctuous chicken and vegetables.
Tea Room at Bun House
If the ambiance at Tea Room at Bun House is pure Hong Kong, then so are the dishes; together, the venue offers one of London’s most wonderfully distinct brunch experiences.
The Surfrider Malibu
A chic beach hotel with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Surfrider Malibu offers guests the dream of California coastal living.
Great Guns Social
Great Guns Social looks like little more than a neighbourhood pub from the outside. But inside, surprising—and impressive—culinary hijinks are afoot.
Cru
Helmed by famed chef, Dmitri Haljukov, Cru serves superlative cuisine in historic, stylish surrounds in Tallinn’s Old Town.
Automata
A stylish restaurant in Chippendale, Automata – helmed by Head Chef Clayton Wells – offers a set seasonal menu that draws diners from around Sydney.
The Marylebone Hotel
The Marylebone Hotel offers guests stylish accommodations and complimentary access to its sleek fitness and wellness area, as well as several drinking and dining options.
Cipriani Dubai
Cipriani Dubai, found in the DIFC in Dubai, represents the brand with aplomb offering a glamorous spot to enjoy Italian classics in style.
Billy Kwong
Found in Elizabeth Bay, Billy Kwong – from chef Kylie Kwong – specialises in Australian-Chinese food that’s as sensational as it is seasonal.
Chat Thai
The branch of Chat Thai in Westfield is a sleek and sultry spot to tuck into some seriously good Thai food while you’re in the CBD.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
A luxurious hotel overlooking the gardens of the Quirinale Palace, the Villa Spalletti Trivelli is well-placed for sightseeing, as well as simply staying put and enjoying the decadence.
G-Rough
A sumptuous place to stay in the Centro Storico, the G-Rough suites epitomise rough luxury, with everything from stripped back walls to walls gleaming with golden brickwork.
Big Poppa’s
A bar and restaurant in Darlinghurst, Big Poppa’s is where those in-the-know go for cheese, hip-hop and creative cocktails, as well as some damn fine Italian.
Vinograf Senovážné
A wine bar in Prague’s New Town, Vinograf Senovážné has a menu that features hundreds of cracking bottles, as well as a moreish list of dishes.
Ace Hotel New Orleans
A sleek hotel that marries great style and local influences to great effect, Ace Hotel New Orleans offers guests everything from a rooftop pool to original art, high-end amenities, and more.
Bokovka
A beautiful little wine bar with its own on-site fromagerie, Bokovka is a must for any oenophiles in Prague looking to sample some delicious Czech and European wines.
Attaboy
A creative cocktail bar in the Lower East Side, Attaboy may look unassuming, but it’s drinks are second to none – it's one of the best bars in the world.
Veltlin
Veltlin serves natural wines in its stylish monochrome space in Karlín, offering guests a taste of the former Austro-Hungarian empire.
The Bloomsbury Hotel
A sleek boutique hotel in the storied area of Bloomsbury in London, The Bloomsbury Hotel has popular bars, restaurants, and a whole host of stylish rooms.
The Kensington Hotel
A luxurious hotel found in South Kensington, just minutes from some of the capital’s best cultural institutions, The Kensington Hotel offers a decadent stay.
May Fair Kitchen
Housed within W1 hotspot, The May Fair Hotel, May Fair Kitchen serves up sublime small plates of Spanish, Italian, Mexican and Peruvian cuisine. All minimalist décor with industrial lighting and informal raised banqueting tables, the vibe is distinctly laid back for its Mayfair environs.
CasaCau
A six-apartment boutique hotel near the Trevi Fountain, CasaCau is a luxurious, well-positioned starting point from which to explore the Eternal City.
Parlour
A laidback bar on Krakovská, Parlour is a cocktail bar that manages to be popular, but not mainstream – it’s the drinking dream.
Little Beach House Malibu
The Little Beach House Malibu, an outpost of Soho House, offers beachfront dining, drinking and the dream of a life on the California coast.
Hotel Splendide Royal
A luxurious hotel overlooking the gardens of the Villa Borghese, the Hotel Splendide Royal offers accommodations that are decidedly regal in appearance and ambience.

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