Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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abcV
The restaurant abcV serves elegant vegetarian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner in its bright white space within ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan.
The Ludlow
Housed in a 20-floor red brick building on the Lower East Side, The Ludlow is a sleek hotel offering boho-luxe style and a buzzy French restaurant.
The Whitby
A second New York hotel for the Firmdale Group, The Whitby shows the group has hotel design down to an art, with luxe rooms and an in-house cinema.
Tavern on the Green
The iconic Tavern on the Green offers a seasonal food menu and atmospheric indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
Cherche Midi
A Nolita bistro that looks like it’s been spirited from the streets of Paris, Cherche Midi is an elegant, sunny restaurant with a tempting French menu.
Jamavar
Jamavar serves elegant Indian cuisine in Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and now London. The Mayfair outpost is more than a little atmospheric.
Henrietta Hotel
Found in two converted townhouses in Covent Garden, the Henrietta Hotel is a luxurious hotel and restaurant from the Experimental Group.
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The Vincent
With the opening of The Vincent—a tremendously likeable, all-day eatery—Hackney’s army of creative types have a new place to make their unofficial HQ.
Hotel Eiffel Blomet
The newly renovated Hotel Eiffel Blomet pays tribute to Paris's golden age of Art Deco, though it does so with a muted tastefulness.
Ray’s Bar
Ray’s Bar is a joint venture between the guys from Voodoo Rays – the now iconic pizza emporium upstairs, and the team behind ultra-awesome neighbouring
Kitty Fisher’s
Kitty Fisher’s, found in Shepherd Market in Mayfair, has old world charm and a serious way with a charcoal- and wood-fired grill.
Experimental Cocktail Club
A hidden bar in London’s Chinatown, the Experimental Cocktail Club serves up superlative drinks in luxe, speakeasy style.
St Ermin’s Hotel
Found in historic Westminster, steps from the Abbey, St Ermin’s Hotel has a fantastic location, chic interiors, and around 350,000 honey-making bees.
Palatino
Palatino, brainchild of London restaurateur Stevie Parle, serves Roman cuisine made with British ingredients in its industrial-chic space in Clerkenwell.
High Water
A world class cocktail bar, High Water is a firm fixture on the Dalston drinking scene, serving incredible cocktails, wine, and beer in a low-key space.
Nobu Shoreditch
A standalone hotel from the internationally renowned chain of restaurants, Nobu Shoreditch offers superlative dining and contemporary accommodations.
Rotorino
A Southern Italian restaurant and wine bar from restaurateur Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen, Rotorino serves fine food in sleek surrounds.
Flemings Mayfair
A luxurious hotel in central London, Flemings Mayfair is one of the capital’s oldest established hotels and, fresh from a refurb, one of its more lavish.
Bad Egg
A restaurant-cum-diner in The City, Bad Egg offers a popular boozy weekend brunch and a week-round selection of egg-tastic, hunger-sating dishes.
Kiln
Regional Thai cuisine is the name of the game at Kiln in Soho, a restaurant where dishes are cooked in hand-hammered woks, clay pots and a wood-fired kiln.
Casse-Croûte
Casse-Croûte is a bistro found in South London, serving accomplished French cuisine and wines in a charmingly bijou former sandwich shop.
The Ned
The Ned was once the 20th century HQ of Midland Bank and is now an incredibly sumptuous hotel from Soho House founder, Nick Jones.
El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
Primeur
Housed in a former garage from the 1920s, Primeur is fast becoming a local favourite for its laidback atmosphere and delicious French food.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
ESPA Life at Corinthia is one of the more sought after spa experiences in London, found within the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
A beach club with a restaurant, bar, and terrace in Dubai, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE offers great music, drinks, food and views.
Original Sin
Original Sin is a chic underground bar serving superlative cocktails and a small food menu in Stoke Newington; it’s a tempting combination indeed.
La Dame de Pic
Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic has opened her luxurious French restaurant La Dame de Pic in the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
Bar Crudo
Bar Crudo, found in the NoPa area of San Francisco, is a modern restaurant specialising in seafood, both raw and cooked, with a great beer list.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
Roux
Roux serves contemporary, seasonal cuisine from chef Martin Rebaudino in a light and airy space in Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
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The Winery
A wine bar and restaurant in Surry Hills, The Winery has an award-winning wine list and an atmospheric al fresco area to enjoy it in.
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus is a bright, stylish riad found in Marrakech’s medina offering eight guestrooms and covetable services.
Namu Gaji
With Korean–Pan-Asian cuisine and serious style, Namu Gaji is a beloved San Franciscan restaurant where food and family shine.
Lunettes Selection
A boutique sunglasses shop in Berlin, Lunettes Selection sells rare, vintage and designer shades, and can create specialised lenses to boot.
Lusitano
Found in Buenos Aires' Palermo neighbourhood, Lusitano restaurant serves rich, elegant European cuisine in stately, art-encircled surrounds.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.
Nikki Beach Dubai
A lavish beach club, Nikki Beach Dubai offers a stunning place to soak up the sun, and generally eat, drink and be merry in style.
The Metropolitan
A vast warehouse club, The Metropolitan is a popular choice for those who want to dance until the early hours of the morning in New Orleans.
Gazebo Wine Bar
Gazebo Wine Bar in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay serves creative dishes showcasing Australian ingredients, and a great wine list.
Riad Joya
A spacious all-suite hotel in Marrakech’s medina, Riad Joya offers a restaurant, spa, and a rooftop terrace in addition to chic accommodations.
Proper
Housed in a former mechanic’s shop, Proper – with chefs Leo Lanussol and Augusto Mayer at the helm – is a bright light on Buenos Aires’ dining scene.
Samovar Tea
Found in Yerba Buena Gardens, Samovar Tea serves teas sourced from around the world, as well as a full menu of healthy, delicious food in its restaurant.
Commissary
Housed in a greenhouse on the second floor of The Line Hotel in LA, Commissary serves delicious international, Instagram-worthy fare in Koreatown.
The Silo
The Silo offers luxe accommodations on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, as well as an on-site spa and numerous dining options, including the chic Silo Rooftop.
GinTonica at The Distillery
Owned and operated by the acclaimed Portobello Gin brand, The Distillery is an ambitious project that has paid off in spades, in no small part due to its liver-tickling array of gins from every corner of the planet.
Hotel Zoo Berlin
Hotel Zoo Berlin has been renovated with style, offering playful, decadent interiors, high-end amenities, and sinfully comfortable guestrooms.
The LINE Hotel
A sleek hotel that knows how to use colour, The LINE Hotel in Koreatown has restaurants from chef Roy Choi, an open-air pool, and industrial-chic rooms.
La Grande Table Française
An elegant restaurant found at the Royal Mansour in Marrakech, La Grande Table Française serves fine French cuisine in romantic surrounds.
The Manor
From the folks behind The Dairy in Clapham, The Manor is another seasonal, sensational restaurant, offering creative food in a casual bistro setting.
Frank’s Cafe
Found on top of a multi-storey carpark in Peckham, Frank's Cafe is a South London institution, offering one of the best views in the capital.
Supper Garden
Supper Garden draws visitors from around Stockholm when it opens for the summer, offering Southern American tapas-style dishes and knock-out cocktails.
Hotel G
A boutique hotel near Union Square, Hotel G is a playful, stylish option for business and leisure travellers visiting San Francisco.
Nomad
Offering a food menu of accomplished, moreish small plates and grilled dishes, Nomad is a Surry Hills staple. Especially for its Australian wine list.
Foxlow Clerkenwell
Foxlow Clerkenwell offers a modern take on comfort food that weaves together good old English pub grub with a hint of Southern flair and steakhouse moxy.
Leib Resto & Aed
A modern Estonian restaurant in Tallinn’s Old Town, Leib Resto & Aed serves simple, creative fare made with local ingredients and serious skill.
Trick Dog
Not only is Trick Dog one of San Francisco’s best bars, but it’s one of the World’s 50 Best, serving creative drinks in a stylish setting.

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