Great Places To Eat - A Selection From Our Travels

One of the things we love about our travels is being able to go out occasionally and sample the local food and beer of the area or country we are staying in. We have found some great places so far and would like to share a selection with you.

Brasserie Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED

This restaurant serves some of the cities finest French food. It offers a price fixed menu with 2 courses for £9.75, or 3 courses for £12.75, so won't break the bank.

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 12am

Sunday 11.30am – 11pm

O'Sole Mio Restaurant. 35 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 2BB

This is an authentic Italian restaurant, serving all the familiar pasta dishes and pizza that we love. This is a popular place, with friendly staff and good service. We'd recommend booking a table to make sure you're not disappointed.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday – 2.30pm, 5.30pm -11pm, Saturday 5.30pm – 11pm

Scooter Cafe, 132 Lower Marsh, Lambeth, London SE1 7AE

Old scooters sit side by side with espresso machines in hip cafe that becomes a bar by night.

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 8.30am – 10pm, Friday 8.30am – 12am, Saturday 10am -12am, Sunday 10am-10pm

Kilderkin, 67 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT

After a long day exploring Edinburgh, we were very happy to discover this dog friendly pub. There is a good choice of food beyond the usual burgers and fish and chips (although I can thoroughly enjoyed my burger!) and a large selection of beers. Friendly staff and reasonably priced too.

Opening hours:

Monday 11am – 11pm, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 12am

Friday & Saturday 11am -1pm, Sunday 12.30pm – 10pm

A small bite to eat at Kilderkin

A small bite to eat at Kilderkin

St Luke's & The Winged Ox, Calton, 17 Bain Street, Glasgow, G40 2J

This was a great find. Situated in a converted church, this is a music venue and also bar and kitchen, winning awards in 2017 for Dog Friendly Pub of the Year, Best Scottish Pub of the Year and Best Live Music Venue of the Year. The food is good, with generous portions and reasonably priced. There is a superb selection of beers to choose from too.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 12pm – 12 am (serving food until 9pm)

Friday & Saturday 12pm – 12am (serving food until 10pm)

Sunday 12pm – 12am (serving food until 9pm)

The Summer House, 290 New Hampton Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0R

This pub not only has a great collection of beer and ales, it serves the best authentic curries, all freshly cooked by their Nepalese chefs. The staff are friendly, it’s dog friendly, reasonably priced and has the best Butter Chicken we've ever had! We can't recommend it enough.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 11.30pm

Friday & Saturday 4pm -11.30pm,

Sunday 2-11.30pm Closed Monday

The Australia Pub. 31 High Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9RL, North Wales

The food is great and reasonably priced. It has a great selection of beers produced in their own Purple Moose Brewery beers, and of course it's dog friendly!

Opening hours:

Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 11pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm – 12am

NGÔ's Kitchen, Neustiftgasse 15, 1070 Vienna, Austria

This is a small, friendly, family run Vietnamese restaurant. serving authentic freshly cooked food, reasonably priced – so if you're craving Pho, NGÔ's Kitchen is the place to go! It's also dog friendly.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 11.30am – 3pm; 5pm- 10.30pm

Saturday Closed, Sunday 5pm -10.30pm

Kolar, Kleeblattgasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria

This a really comfy place, tucked away in the inner city away from the main tourist area. It's a bar that serves an extensive range of tasty savoury filled flat breads, a choice of beers and of course coffees and hot chocolate, all reasonably priced with friendly staff.

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday 11am – 1.00am

Sunday 3pm- 12am

Sapora, Via della Costa, Verona, Italy

A delicious toasted sandwich from Sapora

A delicious toasted sandwich from Sapora

Verona has no end of places to eat, catering to tourists and locals alike. Finding a place that doesn't charge tourist prices is another thing altogether! For a quick lunch we found Sapore a pizza, sandwich bar. It's not a restaurant although there are a few bar stools inside. It sells a selection of pizzas slices and sandwiches, sold by weight. A typical portion costs €5 It's all delicious. You can find it in Via della Costa, just opposite the entrance to the Torre dei Lamberti. We would get our lunch and take it in to the Piazza dei Signori (or Piazza Dante as it's known because of the statue of Dante there), sit on the steps and enjoy our pizza slices.

Gaffel am Dom, Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Cologne's beer is Kölsch, a light, crisp beer that is served in a special glass. Every Brauhaus (Brewery) makes their own version, with at least 180 different versions you have a good choice.

We found Gaffel at Gaffel am Dom, a Brauhaus (Brewery) just steps from the cathedral. It gets busy with locals and visitors alike. You can get a Business Lunch special for around €7. We tried schnitzel with fries and herb mushrooms and can highly recommend it! If you are drinking Kölsch, servers will bring more until you put a coaster on top of your glass. They also use the coaster to mark how many glasses you've had. Früh was another Kölsch we recommend sampling.

Opening hours: Daily from 11.30am – 11pm

Špica Park, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana has a very big cafe culture with endless cafes and bars to sit and enjoy a drink or 3. If you want to get away from the main area for a quieter time cross the Triple Bridge from: Prešernov trg, the central square, turn left and follow the river Ljubljanica for about 15 to 20 minutes, you will come to Špica Park. Translated to English, Špica means spear, this is where the river divides into two. Špica has cafes where you can enjoy a coffee, gelato or something a bit stronger. There is also a footbridge that takes you across to the public Botanical Garden, which also has a small cafe. This cafe is run by the catering college situated close by, and all the delicious cakes are made by the students.

relax and watch the world go by at Cafe Špica

relax and watch the world go by at Cafe Špica

If you have any favourite places you have found to eat on your travels and you’d like to share with us, please do.