Barcelona’s top new restaurants for 2017 include three-Michelin-starred dining, a culinary amusement park and an eatery by one of the world’s most famous footballers.
Recently I wrote about the top food experiences worth travelling the world for. Topping that list was a restaurant called Disfrutar in Barcelona – a place where I believe I’ve eaten two of the best meals of my life! But does it face competition? New restaurants are popping up in the city all the time. With plenty of great new openings for 2017, perhaps it’s time I returned to eat my way around the city!
Gourmet food in fascinating destinations – find out which restaurants are really worth the air fare.
We travel, we eat, we travel some more. Sometimes though, we travel specifically to eat! We excite our taste buds with new flavours, learn about spices, herbs and unique cooking techniques. We return home with photos not just of stunning landscapes, but also beautifully presented plates of food.
While I’m just as happy in a buzzy food market as in a Michelin starred restaurant, there are a few meals from my travels that would make me hop straight back on the next plane…
Without a doubt, this is my favourite restaurant in the world! Dishes are creative, colourful, and served with a touch of magic. Things aren’t always what they seem, whether that’s an exploding liquid-filled olive or ceviche transformed into ice cream. Service is attentive but relaxed and the buzz of the open kitchen spreads throughout the dining area. Two visits and one Michelin star later, I’m already contemplating returning for a third time.
Escape the crowds in Orlando and Miami and head to Martin County – the REAL Florida.
For many, holidays in Florida are focused on two things: theme parks and beaches. With warm weather pretty much guaranteed, the state receives planeloads of tourists every week. But beyond Orlando’s adrenaline rides, Miami’s nightlife and the idyllic beaches of the Keys… what else is there?
Well, around two hours north of Miami is Martin County. With miles of untouched Atlantic beaches, nature, plenty of art and culture, incredible wildlife, top places to eat and fun activities for all the family, it really is a great holiday destination. With Stuart (the heartbeat to the region) being voted America’s Happiest Seaside Town, I couldn’t wait to find out what made it so special.
Beautiful views in Stuart, Martin County, Florida
Hobe Sound murals
Barley Barber Swamp, Martin County, Florida
Beautiful colourful houses in Stuart, Martin County, Florida
Views from The House of Refuge, Martin County, Florida
Stand up paddle boarding in Martin County, Florida
Magical sunset from Hutchinson Island, Florida
From stand up paddle boarding alongside dolphins at sunset and whizzing around on segways, to perfect sunsets and fascinating history… let me introduce you to Martin County!
Check out my video then scroll down to find out all about Martin County…
My pick of Camden’s best restaurants and bars for 2017.
One of my favourite things about Camden is its food scene. It’s certainly never dull! From egg porn brunches to exotic cocktails, street food and mesmerising ice cream, I’ve eaten my way around Camden all in the name of research. So whether you’re looking for an awesome Sunday roast, Camden’s best curry house or just need to grab a quick coffee to start your day, enjoy my guide to Camden’s hottest food and drink spots.
I’ll admit this was a tough category to judge! Camden has some great brunch spots, with special mentions going to The Blues Kitchen (for when you need a big feed) and Made Bar and Kitchen at the Roundhouse. But for the best coffee in Camden, Instagram-worthy egg porn and delicious smashed avo on toast, head to Leyas.