Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

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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.
Languedoc’s Leading Wine Estate: Château St Pierre de Serjac
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.
A Guide to Ibiza Off-Season
As the party-chasing masses retreat home, a sense of calm creeps back to the island but there's still plenty to go. Discover our guide to Ibiza off-season.
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.

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