Author Estella Shardlow

International Restaurants
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“There’s that moment after dessert when the restaurant owner wheels out a flaming pan of liquor coffee in order to stop anyone dying from a medieval curse…” All in an evening’s dining, if you’re on an island in the middle of Lake Como.

London Restaurants
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“Perched atop an office block, just down the road from London Bridge station, the Skyroom is the perfect spot for an urban roof garden. You feel like you’re one of the lucky few in on a secret as you look down over the rush-hour traffic…”

British
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“Ah, the 1970s. When an avocado pear was the height of exoticism, when cheese was meant to be cubed, pronged on a cocktail stick and paired with a chunk of tinned pineapple.”

Italian
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Every foodie worth their Maldon organic rock salt knows about Franco Manca. Over the past…

Asian
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Some would say being a food writer and a vegetarian is a bit of an…

Spas
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Saturday shopping hoards are pounding the pavements of Regent Street, yet in a subterranean treatment room, slathered in fragrant oils and ensconced beneath a blanket, all that couldn’t be more distant to me.

Food
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With girls resting Longchamp bags on their laps as they sip coffee in pavement cafes, Knightsbridge’s chic Lowndes Street is an apt setting for another French classic to set up shop. Welcome, Pierre Hermé.

London Restaurants
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Soho seethes with dens of iniquity, feasting rooms hidden behind locked doors. One Sunday, the dark door of Blacks club creaks open to admit Estella Shardlow. May the debauchery commence…

European
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A young woman sits alone at a candlelit table. She flicks somberly through a heavy leather-bound wine list; her eyes fall upon the dark ink of exotic promises, but the seat opposite remains vacant…

Travel
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Estella Shardlow boards the Caledonian Sleeper train from Euston and ventures into the Highlands to wallow in the rugged Speyside beauty, the fresh air, the gourmet food and, naturally, the malt whisky.

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