To and From the Airport

People frequently ask me to recommend restaurants in cities around the world. Here are a few which I have enjoyed, but stress I cannot take any responsibility for any disappointment you may encounter.

Adelaide, Australia: Red Ochre Restaurant, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, Tel +61 (08) 8211 8555. Superb setting overlooking the river and great food, including many Australian specialities. Updated Jul05 Visit.

Belfast, Northern Ireland: Rain City Cafe Grill, 33-35 Malone Road, South Belfast, near Queens University. Tel 028 9068 2929. Cosy restaurant with outside seating serving an interesting mix of cuisines. Updated Jul05 Visit.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Cabaña Las Lilas. A. M. de Justo, 516. Tel: 4313-1336. A stunning Argentinian restaurant specialising in great meat (especially steaks). Outdoor seating on the dockside is available. A real experience and good value. Revisited May05 and just as good as ever!! Reservations recommended after about 2030. Updated May05 Visit.

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Santoor Restaurant. House No 2, Road No 11 (New), 32 (Old), Mirpur Rd, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209. Tel 9128737. Quite simply fantastic Indian food.

Easter island, Chile: Te Moana Restaurant on the main street in Hanga Roa. Tel 551578. Excellent food, especially the tuna. Very reasonably priced for what is not a cheap island. Updated May05 visit.

Kampala, Uganda: Khyber Pass Indian Restaurant in the Speke Hotel, Kampala. Updated Apr03 visit.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine: Kozak Mamai (Козак Мамай). Blvd Prorizha, 4. Metro Khreschatyk. Tel 044 279 90 46. Excellent Ukranian food, including a fantastic Chicken Kiev. Updated Aug05 Visit.

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Zlata Ribica (Golden Fish), Cankarjevo nabrezje 5-7. Tel +386 1 24 12 680. Very close to the triple bridges. Excellent mid priced cuisine. Updated Mar05 Visit.

London, UK: Thai Nice, 322 Uxbridge Road, Acton Hill, London. Tel +44 (0)208 992 2225. A suberb Thai dining experience with the warmest of welcomes from all the staff. The Volcano chicken is a particular favourite of mine. A whole roasted chicken, set alight with Sambuca, and covered in a chili sauce! Updated Jul06 Visit.

Mumbai, India: Gaylord Restaurant. Mayfair, V.N. Road, Churchgate, Mumbai. Tel 2282 1259 or 2204 4693. Opposite Churchgate train station and next to the British Airways ticket office. Fabulous Indian food with friendly service. Updated Apr06 Visit.

Nairobi, Kenya: Carnivore Restaurant. Situated close to Wilson Airport, about 5 km/3 Miles from Nairobi centre, this restaurant is a must for meat lovers. For one set price as much freshly barbecued meat as you can eat is presented to you. Tel 605 933-7. Updated Mar05 Visit.

Paris, France: Le Relais de Venise, 271 Blvd Pereire, Porte Maillot. Near Etoile. Tel +33 01 45 74 27 97. There is only one dish on the menu which is a beautiful steak served in a special sauce. You can eat as much as you like. Desserts are extra but wonderful. €21 inc service per person. Updated Jun05 Visit.

Perth, Australia: The Witch's Cauldron, 89 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, Perth. Tel +61 (08) 9381 2508. About 4 km west of the city centre in Subiaco. Ther garlic Prawns and Crayfish Mornay at this restaurant are stunningly good. Well worth the cab/train ride. Updated Aug06 Visit.

Prague, Czech Republic: Pravda, Pařižská, 24, Praha 1. Tel +420 222 329 221. An amazing restaurant with a fabulous decor. The menu features dishes all from different countries, and in my opinion is one of the very best in Prague. However, meals are not cheap.

Santiago, Chile: Como Agua Para Chocolate Restaurant in the Bellavista part of town. Address: Constitucion 88. Tel 2 777 8740. Fantastic Mexican food in a great setting. Prices very reasonable. Updated May05 visit.

Sydney, Australia: Cafe Sydney, 5th floor, Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay Sydney. Tel +612 9251 8683. Fantastic location overlooking Sydney harbour. Amazing food, great sevice and reasonable prices. Updated Dec05 Visit.

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