Author Douglas Blyde

The intelligible master of intoxicating prose, imbibing fine wines that fortify the spirit and sipping spirits that sanctify the soul, Douglas is a gallivanting gastronome with a penchant for a poetical turn of phrase, rarely seen without a tie but almost constantly behind a table strewn with edible delights that he crafts into words which speak to one’s stomach.

Travel
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Although a magnet for sand dwellers, Mauritius is also a fine source of cultural nourishment,…

Hotels
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A deep assembly of intangible voices throttles my slumber, merging momentarily, with the memory of…

Tipples
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“Outsize ants crawl over crazy paving at the Klinec homestead’s terrace. The vista in their midst – Medana’s vineyards…” Ahead of London’s RAW fair of ‘natural wines’, Douglas Blyde visits participating country, Slovenia.

London Restaurants
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Beyond plate glass, which reflects strings of LEDs in trees and a surging line of well-chilled commuters decanting into their offices, is L’Anima’s beautifully-composed dining room.

Hotels
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“Air, water and road traffic flies, floats and rolls beside the strategically located Runnymede-on-Thames hotel. Although its face is arguably blighted – the blank facade from 1974 oddly leaves the impression of a slap head forehead…”

Tipples
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“A school drop-out from Kosovo who washed pots at an Angus Steak House on landing in London in the mid-90s, Shabani went on to produce ‘Konik’s Tail’, regularly voted a leading brand by both press and his peers.”

Food
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Douglas Blyde meets Valeria Napoleone; cook, collector, curator and food lover, and is led through her home for a tour of her collection and a saunter through her new book…

Hotels
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“Two men carry a bathtub into Bath. Not a joke, but my first sight on entering the city famous for its sulphurous waters…” Douglas Blyde revisits a haunting childhood haunt…

French Angelus Restaurant
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“Fillet is the French caviar,” crisply alliterates Thierry Thomasin, the author of Angelus restaurant. Sitting in the cosy, couth dining room, I struggle to recall a lovelier mouthful.

Hotels
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Many miles from the antique charms of a traditional English country house hotel, Douglas Blyde checks-in at two couth city house hotels – in the mighty Zhongguo…

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