The sky is leaden and the air has a distinct chill. Perhaps this isn’t really a day for al fresco dining, I reflect, as I crunch my way across the gravel terrace towards a seat under an umbrella at Ibérica la Terraza on Cabot Square, at London’s Canary Wharf.
Rene Uusmees is the Executive Chef at Mekk. He opened the restaurant in central Tallinn five years ago and is making a name for serving contemporary Estonian cuisine in smart but casual surroundings, ensuring that diners can relax and enjoy his food.
Asia de Cuba was recommended to me as a potential lunch venue after I revealed that I’m currently on a health kick but still keen to eat well and enjoy tasty food.
De Peerdestal is a cosy two floor restaurant on Wijngaardstraat, a cobbled lane in the heart of Antwerp’s old town, a couple of minutes walk from the Grote Markt, the historic central square.
Located in the HafenCity district of Hamburg, Wandrahm is a classy restaurant, bistro and bar. Wandrahm (Am Kaiserkai 13) is a short walk from the Elbphilharmonie.
Lisbon has long been known for its seafood but Doca Peixe offers much more than just the grilled sardines and cod cooked in the Bacalhau à Brás style that many foreigners mistakenly think is all that Portuguese cuisine can offer.
The Greek coastal town of Ouranoupoli is a staging post for Orthodox pilgrims sailing to and from Mount Athos, and you’ll find no shortage of restaurants and bars down by the seafront.
The Douro Valley is known for being the home of the world’s first demarcated wine region and the area from which grapes are sourced to produce Port.
Hearty food, a roaring fire and the rustic decor of Solar dos Amigos ensure this rural restaurant, in the village of Guisado, near Caldas da Rainha, is a popular place to dine.