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    Pete Brown
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    A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.

    From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.

    From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.

    With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
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    Robin Barton
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    There is so much to explore in Europe - from fabulously chic cities to sites of great historical importance and foodie heaven. This guide provides the expert lowdown on the culture, attractions, accommodation and food the best destinations the continent has to offer.

    With witty and well-informed text, this book covers classic city break locations including Paris, Rome and Barcelona but also emerging must-sees like Vilnius in Lithuania and Brno in the Czech Republic.

    A must-have for any jetsetter, this book is full of extensive overviews for each destination and has details for getting to each place. It also contains glorious photography of every city to inspire your next break away.
    Elizabeth Carter
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    The UK's bestselling restaurant guide, the Good Food Guide is the essential companion for your adventures in the cafes, pubs and restaurants that make the nation's dining scene shine.From brilliant set lunches to blow-out meals in the country's most spectacular restaurants, and from cosy breakfasts to quirky new discoveries, this trusted guide brings together the brightest and best eating experiences for 2016. Every taste and occasion is catered for: international eateries, romantic neighbourhood gems and celebrity big-hitters are all given engaging, in-depth coverage.Re-written from scratch every year, the Good Food Guide combines the findings of its experienced, anonymous inspectors with reviews from thousands of loyal readers, giving a uniquely detailed and unbiased insight into UK dining today. With The Good Food Guide's help, you can navigate new towns like a local, hunt out the very best food on your doorstep and discover the movers and shakers shaping the nation's eating habits for the future.* Entertaining reviews with prices, maps and contact details* Notes on exceptional wine, vegetarian menus and keen prices* GBP50 worth of money-off vouchersThe Good Food Guide's inspectors dine anonymously and pay for every meal. Their reports are combined with feedback from thousands of readers to create the guide's authoritative, honest reviews.
    Robbi Atilgan
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    London is a treasure trove for museum fans and art lovers and one of the world's great art and cultural centres, with more popular museums and galleries than any other world city. The art scene is a lot like the city itself - diverse, vast, vibrant and in a constant state of flux - a conucopia of traditional and cutting-edge, majestic and mundane, world-class and run-of-the-mill, bizarre and brilliant.
    Tim Hampson
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    101 Beer Days Out is the perfect handbook for the beer tourist wanting to explore beer, pubs and brewing in the UK.From brewery tours to rail-ale trails, beer festivals to hop farms, brewing courses to historic pubs, Britain has a huge variety of beer experiences to explore and enjoy. 101 Beer Days Out brings together the very best events, activities and places to visit around the country, all with real ale at their heart. The book is ordered geographically so you can easily find a beer day out wherever you are in Britain, and includes full visitor information, maps and colour photography.The venue listings are fully illustrated with great colour photographs and include a variety of real ale pubs, bars and other outlets with detailed information on opening hours, local landmarks, and public transport links to make planning any excursion quick and easy.
    Kirstin von Glasow
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    Statistics show that 80% of Londoners drink coffee every day and that 800,000 Brits visit a coffee shop at least 4 times a week. Featuring London's most interesting and unusual coffee shops from neighbourhood cafes to third-wave espresso bars, this book shows you how you can get your espresso fix in a gentlemen's toilet; sip a cappuccino in a cafe-cum-upholstery shop; scoop up a vintage Hermes scarf while you wait for your macchiato. London's new and adventurous coffee culture is full of exotic surprises and unexpected entertainments. Coffee enthusiasts in search of the best brew in town are being spoiled by baristas who have turned coffee-making into an art form; many cafes today roast their own beans, combine coffee with art, music, and literature, sell equipment for home brewing, or can be found in unusual locations such as lavatories and barber shops. This modern guidebook takes you on a caffeinated journey to the capital's hippest, tastiest, and most unusual coffee shops.
    Michelle Young (Australian Nat
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    Voyeuristic meals in someone else s apartment, a supperclub on a helipad, in a motorcycle dealership or in a church, a dinner in a dumpster, a hidden heavy metal bar in Brooklyn, a Dim Sum by day, nightclub by night, New York s most legitimate speakeasy, a club "not open since 2009," a swiss ski cabin through a kitchen, a swanky nightclub behind a pawn shop, a retro beauty salon turned bar by someone who said she dated the Incredible Hulk, a referral-only Japanese restaurant, a grungy underground sake bar, an open-to-the-public dining room within the United Nations Headquarters, gourmet donuts inside a car wash 100 places with amazing decor, eccentric owners, bizarre food, old-time survivors and more that will please and astonish underground and post-industrial fans, refined gourmets and cocktail drinkers, world food lovers and anyone curious enough to discover the infinite possibilities to have fun in New York. An absolute must-have to finally enjoy the amazing hidden New York bar/restaurant/pub/club scene."
    Christine Garwood
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    Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils to chairs, there seems to be no end to the subject matter deemed worthy of collection and public display. This overview of museums in Britain traces their development from 'cabinets of curiosity' to large scale visitor attractions, taking in broad social shifts and trends as well as the collectors, eccentrics and visionaries and the legacies they have left.
    Luc Hoornaert
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    Restaurant guides exist in different shapes and sizes, but this is the first guide that focuses on the "must eat" of a restaurant. Where do you go when you want the best pizza Margarita of New York? Who serves the best sizzling burger? Which chef is the Ceasar's salad specialist of The Big Apple? Where do you eat a delicious pastrami...? Must Eat NYC offers an exciting selection of restaurants, picked because of their specialty. Including the well-known, classic places to eat as well as a refreshing and impressive selection of hidden gems, this guide will open new worlds of taste for the tourist - and for the New Yorker. It will aid the discovery of a truly gastronomical city within the city; a foodie's heaven. Must East NYC also allows you to get to know the chef behind each dish and documents his love for the produce. The book is illustrated with beautiful photographs by Kris Vlegels.
    Paul Ainsworth
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    This guide will lead you to the pubs throughout the Midlands which still have interiors or internal features of real historic significance. They range from rural 'time-warp' pubs to ornate drinking 'palaces' and include some unsung interiors from the inter-war period. This is the first guide of its kind for the Midlands and it champions the need to celebrate, understand and protect the genuine pub heritage which remains to us.
    Susan Cohen
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    Afternoon tea has been enjoying a resurgence in recent years, particularly amongst London fashionistas, and this book takes a stylish look at the afternoon tea scene. Featuring 40 of the best places to take tea in London, including classics such as Claridges and the Wolseley as well as a few unexpected venues, there's a tea here to suit all tastes and budgets. The text includes a history of the venues and their tea heritage along with interesting facts, the types of teas available and details of nearby attractions to help the reader make a day of it. With lavish photography and a full history of afternoon tea and its relationship with the fashions of the ages, this is the hippest and most up-to-date source of information for both London residents and tourists alike.
    Tim Webb
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    Up to 1.8 million Britons visit Belgium every year and the 7th edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide Belgium is an indispensible companion. This complete guide to the world of Belgian beer is packed with information on breweries, beers and bars from around the country. It also features comprehensive advice on getting there, what to eat, where to stay and how to bring the best of Belgium's beer offering back home with you. The guide contains full-colour province-by-province maps and detailed city maps with bar locations and includes details on over 500 bars and cafes.
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    This handy portable guide features up-to-date information, including food, drinks, facilities and opening hours, for the best pubs in London and the south east of England, as chosen by the highly respected editors of the annual "Good Pub Guide". Spanning Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, and London here are handpicked pubs specialising in food, wine, malt whisky or own-brew beer. Whether you're planning a holiday in this part of the UK, booking a short break away as a treat, finding a place to enjoy a weekend walk with the dog, or simply looking for somewhere to have a great meal and a welcome pint, this is the guide for you.
    Patricia Wells
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    The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition. In 457 entries 345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics The Food Lover s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafes, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells s meritocratic spirit. Whether you re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L As du Fallafel, or Breizh Cafe for crepes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy reviews of Yelp or Trip Advisor. Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest metro stop, specialties, and more."
    George Dailey
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    For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions-from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special, their place in London's history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as "on the wagon" and "one for the road" to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the "Bucket of Blood," and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a "great rambling queer old place". Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle's favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.
    Sir Terence Conran
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    London is a city brimful of culinary possibilities, from lively markets to Michelin-starred restaurants. This third edition of Eat London is completely revised and updated, with entries highlighting the very best food stops not to be missed on a tour of London in 14 chapters. This is much more than a restaurant guide - it is a book all about food and the people who make, sell and care about it. From the best fish and chip shops of East London to haute cuisine and artisan food stores in Mayfair, every entry has been assessed for quality, originality, convivial ambience and consistency. Also featured are recipes from some of the capital's favourite restaurants including A. Wong, River Cafe, Honey & Co. and Sartoria.Special photography by Lisa Linder illustrates the wonderful food and everyday streetlife of the city.
    Shannon Bennett
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    From Michelin starred restaurants to local bistros and from luxury hotels to rooms with a view, this unique guide journeys through the unsurpassed culinary experiences in the great city of London. Seen through the eyes of Shannon Bennett - one of Australia's most highly acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs - and travel writer Scott Murray, Shannon Bennett's London is a fascinating guidebook that delves into the diversity that London and its outer regions has to offer from an internationally recognised voice in the culinary world. Across the book's 12 chapters, they explore boutique hotels, fine dining restaurants and hip and trendy eateries - always comparing and contrasting their thoughts on the experiences. From Ducasse to Masgouf House, Lebanese restaurants to iconic pub food, the chapters also include peppered notes of interest from the authors such as the best coffee in town, great English cookbooks, iconic London films and the best London treats to be had. Fully illustrated and complete with a collection of recipes from Shannon himself, which are inspired by their incredible dining experiences, this highly personalised handbook offers a new perspective on one of the world's most popular destinations.
    Joe Warwick
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    The all-new, completely revised third appearance of the global restaurant guidebook that has sold more than 200,000 copies Forget the restaurant guides with entries chosen by a panel of 'experts'. This 1,184-page guide is by the real specialists, featuring over 7,000 recommendations for more than 4,500 restaurants in more than 70 countries from more than 650 of the world's best chefs, including: Jason Atherton, Shannon Bennett, Helena Rizzo, Stephen Harris, Yotam Ottolenghi, Yoshihiro Narisawa, and hundreds more. And, with a new international slate of editors, this third version is more comprehensive than ever.
    Elodie Rambaud
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    Stylist Elodie Rambaud takes us down tiny side streets and pushes open the doors of exquisite stores to reveal the hidden gems of one of the world's most enchanting cities - Paris. Elodie's must-have guide features Paris's hottest neighbourhood venues, from restaurants, cafes and patisseries to bars, shops and hotels with 235 addresses and maps to help readers locate the secret places the author knows so well. Also included are up-close and personal interviews with those who work at the heart of the city - the assemblers of style, entrepreneurs, shop and cafe owners - as they reveal their own favourite local haunts. With a complete section dedicated to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, Paris Style Guide is the perfect city companion for visitors and locals alike.
    Fiona Sims
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    'Complete novice or know-all, you'll love this stunning book. An essential boater's companion, it will certainly have a place on my boat on the Amalfi coast' Salvatore Calabrese, legendary bartender A boozy book for boaters, The Boat Drinks Book serves up an expert look at the drinking culture in key sailing spots around the world. The book is split into five regions: Atlantic, Med, Baltic, Pacific, and Caribbean, and author Fiona Sims encourages us to explore each region and discover what locals like to drink, how it's made, where to go to drink it, and what is best to eat with it. In doing so she uncovers distilleries, breweries and wineries all within a short taxi ride of the harbour and shows us how to make the most of traditional markets. As well as giving us the insider knowledge on fabulous locations worldwide, The Boat Drinks Book gets in on the making too. Cocktail and drink recipes inspire us to whip up something delicious - using local liqueurs, wines, spirits and produce - to sip on deck at the end of a long day's cruising or exploring. There's even a scattering of recipes for ultimate boat nibbles, inspired by each region, from tapenade to salsa to stuffed piquillo peppers. So whether you're a seasoned sailor or an armchair aperitif enthusiast, grab a copy of The Boat Drinks Book and let expert food and wine writer Fiona Sims quench your thirst. Your mission: to discover and enjoy.
    Joseph Connolly
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    The AZ of Eating Out is a wonderfully light-hearted, humorous and anecdotal guide to all aspects of eating away from home, offering a wealth of guidelines, suggestions, top tips, cautions, advice and insider knowledge to help everyone get the most out of their dining experience. Organized into 146 AZ entries, each of which is followed by a handy list of related topics, the book is not a restaurant guide but rather a shrewd and in-depth exploration of every facet of eating out some more familiar than others. Entries include: All-you-can-eat buffet, Complaining, Family meals, Going Dutch, Invitations, Liquid lunch, Outdoor eating, Queuing, Star chefs, Tipping, Vegetables, Wine list, X-factor, and many more. This is an ideal gift book for the casual diner and the committed gourmet alike.
    Avidan Ross
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    The insider's guide to where the world's best baristas go for a cup of coffee - 600 spots in 50 countries. Where to Drink Coffee is the insider's guide. The best 150 baristas and coffee experts share their secrets - 600 spots across 50 countries - revealing where they go for coffee throughout the world. Places chosen range from cafes, bakeries, and restaurants to some more surprising spots, including a video store and an auto shop. The recommendations come with insightful reviews, key information, specially commissioned maps, and an easy-to-navigate geographical organization. It's the only guide you need to get the best coffee in memorable global locations.
    Cara Frost-Sharratt
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    Get a taste of the history and culture of London. From haute cuisine to traditional greasy spoons, London: The Cookbook tells the story of this vibrant city through the food most beloved by its inhabitants. London's top chefs offer up recipes for signature dishes alongside traditional fare from local favourites. Part recipe collection and part travel guide, the book takes a tour of London's foodie hotspots,from Borough Market to Brixton, classic restaurants and the new world-beaters. Features 50 recipes from London's best restaurants, including classics like The Ivy, The Wolseley, Bentley's and Sweetings, and new classics including Portland, Koya, Caravan, Lyles and Barafina.
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    The 35th edition of this much-loved guide is as invaluable as ever. Organized county by county, its comprehensive yearly updates and countless reader recommendations ensure that only the very best pubs make the grade. Here you will not only find classic country pubs, town centre inns, riverside retreats and historic havens, but also popular newcomers including gastro pubs and pubs specialising in malt whisky and craft beer. Discover the top pubs in each country for beer, food and accommodation, and find out the winners of the coveted titles of Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year. Packed with hidden gems, The Good Pub Guide provides a wealth of honest, entertaining, up-to-date and indispensable information.