Category: Places

Food & Drink
Ristorante Frescobaldi

Despite a location with almost no passing footfall and having only been open for two weeks, Frescobaldi was almost full the Saturday lunch time I visited. To launch this first independent UK site, the people behind the centuries-old wine dynasty – Frescobaldi Vini – have partnered with Good Food Society, a new hospitality venture promoted […]

Holidays
Get away to the Çanakkale Peninsula

Visiting the Gallipoli battlefields during this centenary year is certainly one the major reasons to travel to the southwest coast of Turkey, but that’s not all the Çanakkale district has to offer. From its charming old city centre to the resplendent ruins of ancient Troy, travellers can sample the best of classic and contemporary history, […]

Food & Drink
Arabica Bar & Kitchen

“An Iranian and a part-Turk walk into a Levantine-inspired bar (and restaurant)”. Remarkably, not the opening to a joke with potential to offend, but an innocuous intro to an evening at recently launched Arabica Bar & Kitchen in the thick of Borough Market. For me to delay a visit to a newly opened Middle Eastern […]

Holidays
Get away to Edinburgh

Dramatic natural scenery, towering castles and heritage alongside a throbbing social scene make the Scottish capital the second most popular tourist destination in Britain after London. Situated inLothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is the second most populous city in Scotland after Glasgow. Sightseeing and Landmarks Recently voted top UK […]

Holidays
Get Away to Lefkoşa

Nicosia (Lefkoşa in Turkish) is the capital of both the TRNC and South Cyprus. The city has been divided since the outbreak of the Cyprus Conflict in December 1963, although the opening of the borders in April 2003 has enabled greater interaction between the two sides. There are now three crossing points: Ledra Palace, which […]

Food & Drink
Ambience – worthy of a trek to Wimbledon

There is plenty of Turkish life “souf of the river”. One gem is Ambience, a 10-minute walk away from Wimbledon tube (or short hop of two stops along the 156 bus route), where you’ll be met by a warm and friendly welcome at this modern family-run Turkish Cypriot restaurant. The only Turkish eatery in the area, they have become a firm local favourite since opening their doors two years ago. Manager Tanser Ozdemir, […]

Food & Drink
Doner kebab inventor Kadir Nurman dies

His simple market stall idea has become a multi-billion pound global business The Turkish immigrant widely credited for creating the doner kebab has died in Berlin at the age of 80. Kadir Nurman, originally from Malatya in Eastern Turkey, moved to Stuttgart in Germany at the age of 26. Soon after he moved to Berlin […]