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Review: The Wild Garlic, Beaminster

First visual impressions of Masterchef winner Mat Follas’s Beaminster dining room are of a tearoom that’s been subjected to a lick of paint and some design consultancy. Exposed brick, chunky wooden tables and a daily menu on the chalkboard give The Wild Garlic a studied “refined rustic” look. It’s not unpleasant, just a bit mannered. […]

The York and Albany: a review

Gordon Ramsay’s York and Albany, 127–129 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 Tel. 020 7388 3344 Set lunch menu: £18 Main courses: £14–18 There are many Saturdays when I can’t afford to lunch at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, and last Saturday was yet another of those. Because, and let’s get this straight up-front, the York and Albany […]

A budget travel guide to Tuscany

So, you’re heading to the eurozone with sterling at a historic low; to Italy, where inflation is at a 12-year high; and to the country’s priciest region. Are you in for a cashflow nightmare? Not necessarily. Booking value summer accommodation for families can be tricky