Category: EAT

7 Things to do in Budapest

There are plenty of things to do in Budapest, Hungary’s alluring capital. Whether you want culture, nightlife, history, food & drink or shopping, spend a few days in Budapest to discover a fascinating mix of old meets new. With similarities to Berlin and its Austrian neighbour, Vienna, Budapest is probably best known for the mighty…

By travelyoutopia February 26, 2024 0

Review: The George In Rye, East Sussex, UK

After a major refurb following a fire, The George In Rye is back to its original best. I booked in for a night’s stay to see how this historic coaching inn has transformed itself for the modern-day guest. The Grade II listed building dates back to 1575 and has an enviable heritage, with an original…

By travelyoutopia February 1, 2024 0

Restaurant Review: Brutto, London

Hidden off a small alley in Clerkenwell is Brutto, Russell Norman’s take on an atmospheric Florentine-style trattoria. From the man who was instrumental in bringing small plates to the UK via Polpo, you know good things are coming. We chanced a walk in on a Friday lunchtime and got a seat at the bar –…

By travelyoutopia January 11, 2024 0

Alternative Guide To Manchester, UK

There’s much more to Manchester than football and the Northern Quarter. This buzzing northern city is famed for its music, nightlife, food scene, architecture, shopping and fascinating history. In the 1800s it was one of the UK’s most important industrial power houses, known globally for its cotton trade. Take a walk around the city and…

By travelyoutopia November 14, 2022 0

Review: Gunton Arms, Norfolk, UK

Set in a magical 1,000-acre deer park near Cromer in Norfolk, The Gunton Arms is a very special place. Owned by art dealer Ivor Braka, with interiors by Robert Kime, ex Mark Hix chef Stuart Tattersall heads up the kitchen at this sublime country pub. After years of decline, the park was bought in 1982 and…

By travelyoutopia October 7, 2022 0

Review: The Rose, Deal, UK

I set off for a solo road trip up the Kent coast, starting in Sandgate, making my way through Folkestone, Deal, Ramsgate, Botany Bay, Broadstairs and Margate.  After a day exploring the delights of the Garden of England, I couldn’t wait to spent the night in Deal, staying at The Rose. This 200 year old…

By travelyoutopia March 17, 2022 0

Postcard From Folkestone, UK

Most people who live in the south of England have probably been to Folkestone. Either to get on a ferry or take the Eurotunnel to France. But how many have ever actually stopped off to explore? And what are the best things to do in Folkestone? There’s been a lot of investment in Folkestone in…

By travelyoutopia March 1, 2022 0

London Like A local

Whenever I visit London I usually end up going to the same old places. Drinks in Soho, meet friends in Balham, shop with the kids in the West End, walk along the South Bank, meet a client at Kings Cross. There are so many parts of London I’ve never explored, despite living there for years…

By travelyoutopia January 16, 2022 0

Edinburgh With Kids

Before this summer I’d never visited Edinburgh. Shameful, I know. So with foreign travel still too uncertain, August was the perfect time to go. I was all set to go solo but managed to persuade my daughter to come with me on a three day mini break. Thankfully, Scotland’s capital didn’t disappoint. This beautiful city…

By travelyoutopia November 3, 2021 0