Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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Alo’s
A contemporary cafe and bistro in San Isidro, Alo’s serves beautifully plated, contemporary dishes in its sleek, open-planned space.
Fragile Milano
A contemporary art gallery with a yen for 20th century designs, Fragile Milano is a colourful space filled with a curated collection of pieces.
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JBS Bar
A small bar in Shibuya-ku, JBS Bar has a collection of around 10,000 records on vinyl, which are played and displayed in this small, wood-panelled space.
Sunae Asian Cantina
A chic Southeast Asian restaurant in Buenos Aires, Sunae Asian Cantina is decorated with palms and home to the moreish cuisine of chef Christina Sunae.
Terrazza 12
Found on the rooftop of the Brian & Barry Building in Milan, Terrazza 12 offers sweeping city views and a menu of cocktails, snacks, and more.
La Bottega
A trattoria that mixes elegance and rusticity to great effect, La Bottega features a menu of Italian classics and floor-to-ceiling shelves of wine.
Bar Benfiddich
A cocktail bar in Shinjuku, Bar Benfiddich offers up well-mixed, creatively-concocted drinks, often made with homegrown botanicals and rare spirits.
Gran Dabbang
Serving small plates of internationally-inspired dishes, Gran Dabbang is popular week-round for its welcoming vibe and riotous way with flavour.
Restoran Dominic
An elegant restaurant in Tallinn’s Old Town, Restoran Dominic has historical creds, an elegant dining room, and a menu of European classics.
Magna Pars Suites Milano
Magna Pars Suites Milano has a fragrant history that it channels into its decor and identity, with an on-site perfume laboratory.
Kolm Sibulat
An international restaurant in Tallinn, Kolm Sibulat serves up delicious plates in its exposed-brick, wood-panelled space.
BeerGeek
A beer bar – nay, beer mecca – in Prague, BeerGeek serves up 32 different brews on tap, and offers 16 different kinds of chicken wings. Beer bliss.
Gen Yamamoto
A minimalist bar space that seats eight cocktail drinkers, the eponymous bar of Gen Yamamoto serves omakase-style tasting menus of seasonal cocktails.
Mishiguene
A contemporary Jewish restaurant in Buenos Aires, Mishiguene is the creation of chef Tomás Kalika, serving delicious classics given a modern spin.
Kantýna
A butcher’s and restaurant in Prague’s Nové Město, Kantýna both serves and sells great cuts of meat for casual carnivorous consumption.
Hotel Campo de’ Fiori
The Hotel Campo de’ Fiori is an antiques-strewn hotel, with its own al fresco terrace looking out over the rooftops of the Roman capital.
Grand Cru Restaurant & Bar
Offering international cuisine with Czech influences, Grand Cru Restaurant & Bar is an elegant place to dine and imbibe, with a long wine list.
Le Mani in Pasta
A classic Italian restaurant in Trastavere, Le Mani in Pasta is a neighbourhood joint, serving up delicious dishes in laidback surrounds.
Field
The Michelin-starred Field restaurant in Prague showcases chef Radek Kašpárek’s modern, seasonal, straightforward cuisine.
Residenza Torre Colonna
Residenza Torre Colonna is a boutique hotel housed within a renovated medieval watch tower in the heart of Rome.
Eska Restaurant
A bakery and restaurant in Prague’s Karlin neighbourhood, Eska Restaurant serves up delicious dishes in its all-white, quasi-industrial space.
Nobu Ryokan Malibu
A sumptuous hotel on the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu blends Californian style and Japanese hospitality to great effect.
Kin Dee
Kin Dee serves up food that has Thai soul and German roots, thanks to the sourcing of local ingredients, in its sleek space in the Tiergarten.
Mikawa Zezankyo
A tempura restaurant from Chef Saotome, Mikawa Zezankyo serves up well-crafted dishes in an intimate, jade-green space in Koto-ku.
Barceló Torre de Madrid
A hotel in the Argüelles area of Madrid, the Barceló Torre de Madrid offers city travellers an amenity-studded stay whether for business or pleasure.
Lode & Stijn
The creation of Dutch chefs Lode van Zuylen and Stijn Remi, Lode & Stijn serves up creative, seasonal dishes – and, of course, the much-lauded bitterballen.
The Native Hotel
Found on the Pacific Coast Highway, The Native Hotel is a simple but stylish 13-bedroom hotel in Malibu, found not far from the ocean.
Einsunternull
Serving straightforward, exquisitely-crafted new German cuisine, the Michelin-starred Einsunternull in Berlin is an elegant fine dining restaurant.
CODA
An experimental fine dining dessert restaurant in Neukölln, CODA serves up high-end patisserie and uniquely delicious dishes with well-crafted cocktails.
Inigo
Rather than standard mixed salmon platters, the bijou Inigo slings sushi handrolls: burrito-proportioned rolls stuffed with a mix of creative fillings.
Casa Bonay
A boutique hotel in the Eixample district, Casa Bonay appeals to locals and visitors alike with its sleek amenities and popular drinking and dining spots.
Enigma
A mysterious, modern dining experience from Michelin-starred chef Albert Adrià, Enigma serves an epic tasting menu that moves from room to room.
Soho House Barcelona
A grown-up playground, Soho House Barcelona offers sumptuously stylish accommodation, restaurants, a spa, pool and cinema to its guests.
LUME
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the Navigli, LUME showcases the skills of chef Luigi Taglienti with sensational seasonal menus and sleek surrounds.
Baroo
Famous for good reason, Baroo serves up creative, seasonal dishes inspired by Korean cuisine in its white-walled, petite space in Hollywood.
Jon & Vinny’s
A stylish restaurant in Fairfax, Jon & Vinny’s is the popular creation of chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, serving modern Italian from breakfast to dinner.
Q Sushi LA
Serving artisanal Edo-style sushi in Downtown, Q Sushi LA is a superlative addition to the sushi scene in the city, offering a pure experience.
Pamela Popo
Found in the Marais, Pamela Popo is a stylish book-lined bistro offering indoor and al fresco dining, with a menu of delicious French dishes.
The Sun & 13 Cantons
On any given night, you’ll find hordes of media bods 5-deep at the bar of Soho stalwart, The Sun & 13 Cantons. Such is its auspicious locale.
Sushi Okuda
Sushi Okuda in Paris’ 8th arrondissement offers a dining experience not often found outside Tokyo, from the sleek decor to the superlative menu.
La Ferme Saint-Simon
A seasonal French restaurant on the Left Bank, La Ferme Saint-Simon is a sleek, moody space offering a great wine list and a menu of creative dishes.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Guy Savoy, with its views over the Seine, the Académies, and more, is a much-lauded Michelin-starred restaurant in the Monnaie.
Hôtel Saint-Marc
A historic boutique hotel near the Opéra Garnier, Hôtel Saint-Marc is stylish and design-forward, with its own wellness area complete with pool and hammam.
Ognisko
At Ognisko restaurant in Knightsbridge, the decor, like the cuisine, is elegant and artful, with delicious Baltic dishes and a curated drinks list.
Restaurant David Toutain
Restaurant David Toutain serves up elegant, contemporary tasting menus in its light and airy space in the 7th arrondissement.
Hotel Panache
A chic and trendy, although oddly-shaped hotel in the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Panache offers glamorous accommodations and a popular on-site restaurant.
Frenchie
Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie restaurant, found in the Rue de Nil, has achieved cult status for its fine food and wonderful atmosphere – it’s easy to see why.
Le Grand Véfour
An elegant, opulent restaurant looking out onto the gardens of the Palais Royal, Le Grand Véfour offers haute cuisine in historic surrounds.
Huîtrerie Régis
Much like the bivalve it serves, Huîtrerie Régis is small, but perfectly formed, serving freshly-shucked oysters, with wine and bread and butter.
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P.Y.T.
A seasonal restaurant in Downtown LA, P.Y.T. serves fresh, vegetable-centric dishes in light and airy bistro-style surrounds.
Here’s Looking at You
Here's Looking at You is an international restaurant in Koreatown, serving a creative menu of dishes and an innovative bar programme.
Chi Spacca
A beloved Melrose restaurant from Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, Chi Spacca serves a delicious meat-heavy, Italian-inspired menu.
Gwen
The second LA restaurant from famed chef Curtis Stone, Gwen is a meat-lover’s dream, found on iconic Sunset Boulevard, with its own on-site butcher counter.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in LA is much like its sister outposts in NYC; it’s a “vegetable slaughterhouse”, and a damn tasty one at that.
Gjusta
A bakery, deli and cafe in Venice, Gjusta has a huge menu of sweet and savoury delights that have won over Angelenos, some driving across town for a fix.
Night + Market Song
Kris Yenbamroong serves up northern Thai street food at Night + Market Song, a bold and colourful restaurant in Silver Lake.
Obsolete
A design store in Culver City from Ray Azoulay, Obsolete stocks one-of-a-kind, utterly lust-worthy pieces from furniture and lighting to homewares.
Shibumi
Shibumi in Downtown LA is the kind of Japanese restaurant that dreams are made of – stylish, scrumptious, and with a serious eye to quality.

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