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Pizzeria Di Matteo, Napoli

Pizzeria Di Matteo, on Via dei Tribunali in the Centro Storico of Napoli

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Serving seriously good pizza since 1936

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In the box; or try the medium size margherita for €1 only, folded in paper for mobile consumption


Pizzeria Di Matteo

Via dei Tribunali, 94

Napoli, 80138

+39 081 45 5262

Masseria della Corte, Depressa

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Masseria della Corte just outside the sleepy village of Depressa, set in very generous grounds: on the right side the main building, on the left side the converted stables hosting 3 of the 5 bedrooms. Far left, out of sight; the swimming pool.

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The traditional Pugliese masseria is dating back to the 17th century when it was established by farmers harvesting tobacco and olives

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Open plan living room with double height Pugliese arch structure and fire place that fits the proportions

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View of the dinning room with traditional furniture including chairs decorated in the ‘trademark’ pattern introduced by the owner’s ancestors

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Study in one of the bedrooms

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One of the bedrooms situated upstairs in the main building …

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… with a balcony overlooking the vast olive grove


Masseria della Corte

Salento Nascosto

Depressa, Puglia

Sleeps 10

Antony Bed, Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand

Pean Prouve  and Charlotte Perriand day bed Antony


‘SCAL No 450 bed with swivelling tablet, a.k.a. “Antony” bed’

Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand


Ateliers Jean Prouvé

El Garzon, José Ignacio

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Welcome to the sleepy village of Garzon (say hello to the flock sheep before entering and leaving the village), 45 minutes away from José Ignacio, Uruguay

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Traditional Uruguayan architecture, a perfect fit for Francis Mallmann’s hospitality

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The restaurant’s tables and the 5 guest rooms are arranged along the court yard

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Delicious empanada served on antique china

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Roast chicken on rock salt, served on hot stone

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Another view of the peaceful courtyard


El Garzon

Plaza e Iglesia

Garzon, near José Ignacio

+598 (0) 410 2811

Platner Lounge Collection, Warren Platner


Side Chair, Stool, Side Chair


‘Platner Lounge Collection’

Warren Platner


Knoll International

Boulettes Larder, San Francisco

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Boulettes Larder, located in San Francisco’s Ferry Building

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The central kitchen of the restaurant that also sells its ingredients for use in the home kitchen

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The larder

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Take away quiche, eaten at the waterfront

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Say hello to Boulettes, the cute Hungarian sheepdog and namesake of the larder


Boulettes Larder

1 Ferry Building Marketplace

San Francisco, California 94111

+1 (0) 415 399 1155

Rua de li Travaj, Patù

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Rua de li Travaj on Piazza Indipendenza in Patù, Puglia

puglia al fresco

Typical food is served indoors and under the lemon tree in the little courtyard

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The antipasti: fritti misti of pettola and polpetta, potato and carcioffi stew, grilled peppers and local cheese, cime di rappa

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Still more antipasti: frittata and parmigiana melanzane and a primi: orecchiette al sugo

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The kitchen is in good hands


Rua de li Travaj

Piazza Indipendenza

Patù, 73053

+39 (0)349 058 4531

A Casa tu Martinu, Taviano


Hidden away in a residential street in Taviano, not far from Gallipoli and the Ionian coast

A local favourite, the 18th century building also has rooms to stay

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The pulgliese way to start a meal: pettole – fried dough balls

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Fritti misti and maccheroncini rucola e mandorle

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Pezzetti di cavallo al sugo


A Casa tu Martinu

Via Corsica, 97

Taviano, 73057

+39 (0)83 391 3652

Trattoria Le Zie – Cucina Casereccia, Lecce

Ring the bell and someone will let you in


Signora Anna Carmela and her ‘zie’ serve excellent Apulian cucina povera in her homey dining room just outside the old town of Lecce

cime di rappa

Delicious antipasti. Simple beans with young puntarelle shoots, grilled aubergine, cime di rappa and baked potatoes with seasonal carciofi


Trattoria Le Zie – Cucina Casereccia

Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura, 19

Lecce, 73100

+39 (0)83 224 5178

Kunitoraya 2, Paris

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The second restaurant is just around the corner from Kunitoraya

A beautiful place to enjoy a bowl of udon

japanese tapas

Japanese tapas to start

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‘Too pretty to eat’ onigiris

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Sushi d’anguille à la vapeur, eel on perfectly cooked rice and a glass of sake


Kunitoraya 2

5 rue Villédo

Paris, 75002

+33 (0)1 4703 0774

Oriental Canteen, London

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Just around the corner of South Kensington tube station

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Roast duck, char siu pork and others usual suspects hanging in the window

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The simple dining room

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This is not the place to be experimental: stick with ‘roast duck & bbq pork on rice’


Oriental Canteen

2 Exhibition Road

London, SW7 2HF

+44 (0)20 7581 8831

Morito, London

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Sam & Sam strike again, Morito on Exmouth Market

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Iberian bar counter, dos cervezas por favormorito exmouth market tapas

Venison fillet with piquillos, octopus salad and rabbit stew with chanterelle

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Chili flakes and spices

morito restaurant exmouth market croquetas

Croquetas, butifarra sausage with white beans and aioli, quail eggs and jamon montaditos. To finish: vanilla ice cream with espresso



32 Exmouth Market

London, EC1R 4QL

+44 (0)20 7278 7007

Steve Hatt, London

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Islington’s local fishmonger

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Daily catch

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The experts

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Live langoustines


Steve Hatt

88-90 Essex Road

London, N1 8LU

+44 (0)20 7226 3963

The Ginger Pig, London

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The Ginger Pig Butchers & Charcuterie off Marylebone Highstreet

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Selection of rare breeds from the Yorkshire Moors

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Sirloin cut, perfect for roast beef


The Ginger Pig

8-10 Moxon Street

London, W1U 4EW

+44 (0)20 7935 7788

Clos Mogador 2006, Spain

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Clos Mogador 2006

Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir

Clos Mogador

Priorat, Spain

Sushi-Hiro, London

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Sushi-Hiro opposite Ealing Common tube station

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Prawn sushi

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The chef’s special

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The sushi counter


Sushi-Hiro [NOW CLOSED]

1 Station Parade

London, W5 3LD

+44 (0)20 8896 3175