Anyone planning a weekend escape to Europe should pick up a copy of this invaluable new book on the best places to eat. The food scene is changing as fast over there as it is in London so go armed with some expert recommendations from Richard Mellor, food and travel writer for among others, The Guardian, The Telegraph online, Metro and The Times.
The book gives you a snapshot of 25 culinary capitals with 10 recommendations of where to eat, from bottomless brunches in Berlin to date night dining in Copenhagen. The options are split into categories such as Hip & Happening, Local Secret, On a Budget and Splash Out so you can plan around how much you want to spend.
Some of our favourites from recent trips include Pink Monkeyin Madrid which fuses Mexican, Peruvian and Asian flavours and the atmosphere is buzzing whatever time you visit. Little Collins in Amsterdam is a must for fans of laid-back Aussie-style cooking who herald from Melbourne. The sweet and sour pork belly with Asian slaw is to die for, and the spicy Bloody Marys some of the best anywhere. Miklais where the foodies book in Istanbul with Mehmet Gurs in the kitchen you are in for a treat. The wine-paired tasting menu is an adventure in dining and great value for money.
Foodie City Breaks: Europe by Richard Mellor, published by Dog ‘n’ Bone (£9.99)
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