Hungry for something new? Eat and drink your way around the globe with this selection of international restaurants.
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
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
Renowned for its contemporary Japanese cuisine and chic ambience, Zuma was co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney in 2002 when they opened the first Zuma in London’s Knightsbridge. The Dubai venture launched in September 2008, and this October is celebrating its tenth year anniversary.
With its attention to detail and superior dining experience, this award-winning restaurant and bar is the leader in the industry, offering an unbeatable combination of setting, cuisine and ambience.
Boasting decadent signature dishes; an unmatched music playlist led by DJ Adrien Callier; and the expertise of Jimmy Barrat, the global bar development director for Zuma and the forward-thinking innovator behind the award-winning bars, Zuma has a timeless atmosphere that inspires.
- Gate Village 06, Al Sa’ada Street, DIFC, UAE; +971 4 425 5660
Caffe Parma opened in 2015 and is a landmark in Glasgow’s vibrant West End community. The terrace is the perfect spot for a relaxing drink in the sun while watching a match at the Western Lawn Tennis Club next door.
Caffe Parma’s famous cicchetti (Venetian-style tapas) can be enjoyed as a sharing starter or as a light bite at the bar with a beer or glass of prosecco.
Caffe Parma is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and offers a warm welcome to Glasgow.
- 30a Hyndland Road, G12 9UP; +44 (0)141 334 3811
Ella Canta delivers the beauty, vibrancy and spirit of modern Mexico. Acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz has developed a menu that features several dishes that have made her one of Latin America’s most celebrated chefs, while incorporating fine produce from across the British Isles. Ella Canta’s bar is a destination in its own right, offering a carefully sourced collection of rare mezcals and tequilas alongside signature cocktails entitled “Mexico’s Gifts to the World”.
- One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY; +44 (0)20 7318 8715
Grafene offers modern British fine dining in the heart of Manchester. As well as being a luxurious urban space for dining, there’s a stylish cocktail bar and an outdoor terrace that’s open all year round. Diners are offered plenty of choice, with an innovative and exciting cooking style running through the à la carte dishes, sharing plates, and the tasting menu, all of which celebrate contemporary British food.
Our staff present fine dining without pomposity, and the chefs produce inspired food that reflects serious culinary ambition.
The restaurant offers the very best in everyday social eating, plus a choice of private dining rooms for up to 16 guests. For larger groups looking for corporate fine dining, Grafene’s main dining room is a stylish option, with flexible seating for up to 100 people.
Grafene is named after graphene, the two-dimensional form of carbon that was studied and described at Manchester University (resulting in a Nobel Prize in 2010); a material which, like Grafene, is innovative and strongly associated with Manchester.
- 55 King Street, M2 4LQ; +44(0)161 696 9700
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