Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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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.
Oblix
Located in London’s looming Shard, Oblix serves a grill-focused menu of British classics from the 32rd floor of the iconic landmark building.
Porte 12
A modern French restaurant housed within a former atelier, Porte 12 offers set dining menus for lunch and dinner in the 10th arrondissement.
Company Below
Company Below is a tiny gem of a cocktail bar beneath Soho's Balls & Company restaurant, and its botanical-themed cocktails are accordingly bijou.
PNY Marais
PNY Marais is a chic, candy-coloured outpost of PNY, offering high-quality burgers and sides alongside a great drinks menu in Paris.
Ada e Augusto
A gourmet farm-to-table restaurant found south of Milan in the historic Cascina Guzzafame, Ada e Augusto serves dinner several nights a week.
Little Smoke
Little Smoke is suffused with warmth, twinkling with candlelight and rippling with smoke that emanates from its open, meat-driven kitchen.
Flour + Water
Flour + Water, found in San Francisco’s Mission District, is an Italian-inspired restaurant offering fresh pasta on its seasonally-changing menus.
Curry Up Now
Curry Up Now in San Francisco serves delicious Indian street food, and some creative mash ups (like Indian-inspired poutine) from the Mission District.
The Club Ms Mae’s
A New Orleans dive bar with a storied past, The Club Ms Mae’s serves cheap drinks 24/7. It's a top stop on any NOLA bucket list.
Toups’ Meatery
A contemporary Cajun restaurant aimed at carnivores of all stripes, Toups’ Meatery bring your dreams of Southern cuisine to life in its chic Mid-City space.
Pizzaria Lisboa
A Lisbon pizzeria opened by Portuguese chef extraordinaire, Jose Avillez, Pizzaria Lisboa offers incredible pizzas in a chic setting.
Balise
Balise, from James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier, is grounded in the rich past of Louisiana, offering refined Southern cuisine in the CBD.
Hillenberg
Hillenberg, part of the Stureplansgruppen stable of venues, is a sophisticated restaurant that offers Scandinavian-European cuisine in a chic setting.
Johnny Sánchez New Orleans
A Mexican taqueria from John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, Johnny Sánchez New Orleans is a riot of colour and flavour in the city's Central Business District.
le Café
le Café offers great coffee and a tempting food menu from its chic space near Stockholm’s waterfront area and the Central Station.
309
A high-end club found within the luxe Sturecompagniet in Stockholm, 309 is all about RnB, with some playful 80s tracks and mash-ups for good measure.
The Rothschild 71
A chic boutique hotel in the White City area of Tel Aviv, The Rothschild 71 offers stylishly-decorated, light-flooded guestrooms with high-end amenities.
Ramen Shop
Ramen Shop offers some of the best ramen and Japanese-inspired appetizers in the Bay Area from its chic, understated space in Oakland.
Sturebaren
A cafe-cum-bar in Stockholm’s Sturegallerian, Sturebaren offers Spanish tapas and lashings of sangria and Cava in its copper-bedecked space.
Agata e Romeo
An elegant family-run restaurant, Agata e Romeo serves outstanding Roman cuisine, best washed down with a bottle from the impressive cellar.
Lüke
The restaurant Lüke, from restaurateur and chef John Besh, is a brasserie with Franco-German style and Louisiana soul found in the New Orleans CBD.

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