World flavours

Hun­gry for some­thing new? Eat and drink your way around the globe with this se­lec­tion of in­ter­na­tional restau­rants

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AM­S­TER­DAM, NETHER­LANDS AU­BERGE JEAN & MARIE

Au­berge Jean & Marie is a restau­rant, bar and ter­race where you can ex­pe­ri­ence clas­sic French cui­sine, in­spired by the great Gal­lic chefs, along­side ex­cel­lent ser­vice. It’s a per­fect set­ting for your busi­ness lunch, meet­ing or din­ner, with a re­laxed and com­fort­able at­mos­phere. Diners can choose from de­li­cious à la carte and set menus at rea­son­able prices, plus there is an ex­ten­sive Euro­pean wine list of 200 bot­tles. Al­bert Cuyp­straat 58-60 (near Met­ro­sta­tion De Pijp), 1072 CV Am­s­ter­dam; +31 20 8452005; aubergeam­s­ter­dam.nl

DUBLIN, IRE­LAND DUNNE & CRESCENZI

Dunne & Crescenzi is an award-win­ning Ital­ian restau­rant that serves up the best of Italy in a vi­brant and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere. Eileen Dunne and Ste­fano Crescenzi are pas­sion­ate about bring­ing the best of Italy to Ire­land, pair­ing Ital­ian ar­ti­san in­gre­di­ents with lo­cal pro­duce in sup­port of Irish farm­ers. They also of­fer a care­fully curated wine list with more than 200 la­bels from all over Italy. Their pas­sion for Ital­ian food, wine and cul­ture is ap­par­ent in ev­ery as­pect of the restau­rant, from the ex­ten­sive wine list, lively am­bi­ence, and warm, typ­i­cally Ital­ian greet­ing from staff as you ar­rive. The restau­rant achieves ef­fort­lessly laid-back din­ing, while also main­tain­ing im­pec­ca­ble at­ten­tion to de­tail. Boast­ing a num­ber of restau­rants through­out Dublin, in­clud­ing L’Of­fic­ina, which also has a branch in Kil­dare Re­tail Vil­lage, the beat­ing heart of the group re­mains the iconic and much-loved Dunne & Crescenzi in South Fred­er­ick Street. Pay a visit to ex­pe­ri­ence for your­self the wel­com­ing at­mos­phere and taste the food that, ac­cord­ing to food writer Tom Door­ley, “changed the way the Irish eat”. 14–16 South Fred­er­ick Street, Dublin 2; +353 1677 3815

11 Seafort Av­enue, Sandy­mount, Dublin 4; +353 1 667 3252 Black­rock Shop­ping Cen­tre, Fras­cati Road, Co Dublin; +353 1 525 2012 L’OF­FIC­INA Dun­drum Town Cen­tre, Dublin 16; +353 1 216 6764 Kil­dare Vil­lage Out­let, Co Kil­dare; +353 045 535850 dun­ne­and­crescenzi.com

MANCH­ESTER, UK MASONS RESTAU­RANT BAR

Masons is lo­cated on the ground floor of Manch­ester Hall, the former Freema­sons Hall, which un­der­went a mul­ti­mil­lion pound re­de­vel­op­ment in Novem­ber 2017. The restau­rant and bar boasts a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent din­ing set­tings un­der one roof, ca­ter­ing for a plethora of re­quire­ments – from break­fast plan­ning meet­ings, busi­ness lunches or en­joy­ing a ro­man­tic evening meal. Lo­cal pro­duce is given a worldly twist, and chefs cook some of the finest in­gre­di­ents from across the British Isles, with a fo­cus firmly on prove­nance and ter­roir. A taste of the ex­otic, that is both fa­mil­iar and orig­i­nal in ex­e­cu­tion... Ground Floor, Manch­ester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manch­ester M3 3BT; 0161 359 6952; ma­son­srestau­rant­bar.co.uk

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