Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Intelligent. Irreverent. Inspired.

The Beekman
Housed in a landmark building in Lower Manhattan, The Beekman has been fully restored and is now even more striking than when it was first build in 1881.
40 Maltby Street
An oenophile’s dream emporium, 40 Maltby Street sits rather inconspicuously under a railway arch in Southwark selling and serving top quality wine.
ON Motcomb
ON Motcomb, found on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge, is a haven for London’s modern day Cinderella in search of her perfect ball gown.
The Book Club
The Book Club in Shoreditch - a cafe, bar, and events space - is the millennial iteration of traditional European café culture - but with ping pong.
Pubbelly
A critically acclaimed gastropub in Miami Beach, the small dishes at Pubbelly have an Asian twist and more than one nod from the James Beard Foundation.
Kiru
Between its elegant dining room, its Nobu-trained chef, and its well-heeled location, Kiru is a sushi restaurant with calibre.
Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana knows a thing or two about turning out exceptional Mexican food — which is even more impressive, given that the whole menu's vegan.
Central Kitchen
A popular restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District, Central Kitchen is another feather in the cap from the minds behind the popular Flour + Water.
Buvette Gastrothèque
The sister sibling of Buvette Gastrothèque, the Paris outpost of the same name offers bistro classics and innovative twists in its trendy So-Pi setting.
Bobby Fitzpatrick
Neon-hued bowls of punch, rum-based drinks that come served aflame, and cocktail stirrers shaped like naked women? At Bobby Fitzpatrick, the '70s are back.
Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
An elegant restaurant found steps from the Teatro alla Scala in the centre of Milan, the Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala offers creative Italian cuisine.
Curman Lounge
Found within the sumptuous Sturebadet, the spa in the Sturegallerian, the Curman Lounge offers healthy snacks and meals throughout the day.
Tertulia
Seamus Mullen's debut restaurant, Tertulia, was inspired by the sidrerias of Northern Spain, serving plenty of tapas, as well as a Spanish wine list.
Raffles Istanbul
Raffles Istanbul is a luxurious, modern Turkish hotel, found in the downtown area, offering high-end rooms, a spa, and numerous bars and restaurants.
Behind This Wall
Le Cantina Isola
Le Cantine Isola is a wine bar and shop, offering a nightly aperitivo and a curated collection of bottles from Italy and abroad.
1 Hotel South Beach
1 Hotel South Beach is a gleaming, high-end boutique hotel on Miami Beach, with its own rooftop pool and 600 feet of exclusive, pristine white sandy beach.
Kiehl’s Spa 1851
Kiehl's Spa 1851 is a beacon for health and beauty in New York’s Lenox Hill neighbourhood, offering a menu of bespoke treatments in chic surrounds.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Bruto
A chic Spanish restaurant, Bruto is one of the brightest spots in Bogota's current culinary firmament, offering delicious food and live music.
Lima
Michelin-starred Lima serves fresh, innovative Peruvian cuisine from its intimate outpost in Fitzrovia, with a second location now open near Covent Garden.
Mama Campo
Found in the Plaza de Olavide area, Mama Campo encompasses a restaurant, a cantina, a shop and a space devoted to encouraging kids to eat healthily.
Ekstedt
A Michelin-starred restaurant in Stockholm, Ekstedt is an homage to the chef’s Nordic heritage and an exploration of old-school cooking methods.
Mandarin Oriental Marrakech
The luxurious Mandarin Oriental Marrakech is just as decadent as one would expect from the hotel giant, with a spa, restaurants, and private villas.
Bull Valley Roadhouse
Decorated with daguerreotypes and Victoriana, the Bull Valley Roadhouse offers farm-fresh American cuisine and pre-prohibition cocktails in Porta Costa.
The Opera Tavern
Formerly a traditional English pub, The Opera Tavern is now an elegant two-storey tapas restaurant and bar, specialising in Spanish-Italian cooking.
The Cutting Room
One of New York’s better live music bars, The Cutting Room, with its intimate rock’n’roll decor, draws a crowd of celebs and live music lovers week-round.
Cantina La Veinte
Cantina La Veinte, with chef Santiago Gomez at the helm, is a riot of a restaurant with Mexican flavours and bold, bright design in Downtown Miami.
The AL Hotel
A boutique hotel near the beach and the bustle of Rothschild Boulevard, The AL Hotel offers chic, comfortable rooms and an atmospheric wine bar.
Confetteria Moriondo e Gariglio
An historic chocolatier in the centre of Rome, the Confetteria Moriondo e Gariglio sells delicious confections year-round, including Italian specialties.
Bâtard
A modern French restaurant in TriBeCa, Bâtard serves wildly imaginative and responsibly sourced cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Radio Alice
In the midst of London's artisanal pizza boom, it's Radio Alice's lovingly made, slow-fermented pizzas that make it a stand-out.
Le Dauphin
Le Dauphin is a bijou tapas-style restaurant with Rem Koolhaus and Clément Blanchet-designed interiors and a menu of modern French dishes.
Melez Tea Lab
Melez Tea Lab feels like a temple to tea, which, indeed, it is, offering all manner of artisanal teas for purchase, as well as fun, interactive workshops.
The Factory Kitchen
A trattoria-style Italian restaurant in LA’s Arts District, The Factory Kitchen has an industrial heritage and a truly accomplished menu.
Aspesi
The Milan outpost of Aspesi is firmly ensconced in the famous Quadrilatero d'Oro (“Golden Rectangle”), offering high-end clothes in chic surrounds.
Mag Cafè
A popular bar in the Navigli district, Mag Cafè serves drinks and light bites day-round, but it shines in the evenings thanks to expertly mixed cocktails.
Maccheroni
A Roman restaurant near the Pantheon in the Centro Storico, Maccheroni serves up hearty plates of Italian fare, with lashings of atmosphere.
Cochon Butcher
Cochon Butcher is an artisanal butcher, sandwich shop and wine bar that cures its own meats and serves superlative meats alongside a curated drinks list.
Le Coq Rico
Le Coq Rico is an all-poultry restaurant in the 18th arrondissement from chef Antoine Westermann, offering ethically sourced and masterfully cooked fowl.
Riad Goloboy
Béatrice Faujas’ boutique hotel, the Riad Goloboy, is a bold, beautiful place to stay in Marrakech’s medina, with eye-catching art and a rooftop jacuzzi.
Mandarin Oriental Suites
Found on the Passeig de Gràcia, the Mandarin Oriental Suites in Barcelona offer guests luxurious service and surrounds in its impeccably designed suites.
Tørst
Danish for ‘thirst’, TØrst is the latest addition to Brooklyn's ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados.
Fischer’s
Fischer’s, found in Marylebone, is an homage to early twentieth-century Vienna’s café society with a mittel-European food and drinks menu.
Bocca di Lupo
Bocca Di Lupo has become destination Soho dining thanks to its authentic, delicious Italian menu and atmospheric surrounds.
The Third Man
A speakeasy-like bar in Alphabet City, The Third Man serves creative cocktails and a great selection of wine and beer in its rustic-chic space.
Portland
Portland is a modern British restaurant serving a curated menu of imaginative, seasonal cuisine in its small, elegant space in Fitzrovia.
Grand Escalier
Grand Escalier, found in Stockholm’s Östermalm district, is a Gallic-inspired brasserie with a menu of French classics and international dishes.
Pescheria Osteria Sor Duilio
A fishmonger and restaurant in Trieste, Pescheria Osteria Sor Duilio is a sleek, family-run space in which to buy or dine on superlatively fresh seafood.
Willa Jean
At once a bakery, cafe and fully-fledged restaurant, Willa Jean is whatever you need it to be, offering meals throughout the day in the CBD.
Peixaria da Esquina
Housed in a former brewery in Lisbon’s Campo de Ourique district, Peixaria da Esquina serves fresh fish and seafood, as well as accomplished desserts.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
A Peruvian restaurant in the luxe surrounds of the Mandarin Oriental, La Mar by Gaston Acurio offers superlative cuisine and views of the Miami skyline.
Alma Hotel and Lounge
The Alma Hotel and Lounge, found in the centre of Tel Aviv, has an air of bohemian theatricality in the decor, balanced with chic sophistication throughout.
Kåken
Kåken is a bar, club and - to some degrees - a restaurant (which serves a mean BBQ) found at the back of Restaurant Niklas in Stockholm.
Broken Stockholm
Broken Stockholm, part of the Stureplansgruppen stable, is a sleek Nordic twist on the quintessential diner, serving burgers and ribs in its quirky space.
Yusho
A Japanese noodle bar and grill, Yusho serves small dishes with big flavours from its trendy spot in the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino.
Chedi
Chedi offers Asian fine dining and a top notch wine list in its sleek and sophisticated restaurant found in Tallinn’s Old Town.
Drink Lab NOLA
From the minds behind the New Orleans craft cocktail bar, Victory, Drink Lab NOLA offers masterclasses in cocktail making in the CBD.
NIU Kitchen
A Catalan tapas restaurant, NIU Kitchen casts a gastronomic glow over its corner of Downtown Miami with its flavour-packed dishes.
Nomad
Serving modern Moroccan cuisine in chic surrounds, Nomad is a popular restaurant in the centre of the Medina - especially with those looking for cocktails.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...

X

Follow Us