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Best of 2018 (4)

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L'Apéro

L'Apéro

Category 4 of the awards is for restaurants. Really I spoiled myself again this year in the eating out category.

In Girne - well I knew where to go, and had plenty choice! However the best was a new place. Beşparmak Bufavento was amazing - spectacular in terms of the quality and quantity of the food, plus a fabulous view.

Wonderful

Wonderful

I seem to have become a creature of habit in Istanbul. Can Restoran (in Fatih, close to the Blue Mosque) for a main course followed by Mado a few doors along for a dessert. It’s a great habit.

Baklava & Dondurma

Baklava & Dondurma

I know Toulouse so well, and the food is so good everywhere! So is the wine. Le Dahu in rue des Blanchers was the best during my 2018 visit.

Le Dahu

Le Dahu

The same can be said about Vilnius, and of course I had three visits during 2018. Sunday lunch revolving around the TV Tower was amazing. Good food, good company, amazing views and great memories. It is called the Paukščių takas restaurant (Milky Way) and it is at a height of 165 metres.

I also enjoyed fantastic Georgian delights at Chačapuri Sodų.

Hvezeli

Hvezeli

I had a superb lunch in Kaunas when I returned to the place where I ate in 2015 - Medžiotojų užeiga on Rotušės a. Great traditional food and a lovely location.

In Copenhagen I really enjoyed the smørrebrød. There’s a wee place called Centrum on Vesterbrogade, opposite the front entrance to the Central Station… Excellent. Nothing fancy - just great food.

Copenhagen Dinner

Copenhagen Dinner

Café Rouge In Sheffield is a place I’ve eaten before and they did not let me down. It is solid French bistrot type food.

Sympa

Sympa

An Lanntair in Stornoway was the best out of the few places I ate while traveling in Scotland. Good food, a relaxed atmosphere and a view out over the harbour.

Christmas dinner was Middle Eastern food (think about it) at Fafa’s in Helsinki. Delicious!

Beşparmak Bufavento has to be in the top 3. Medžiotojų užeiga too. The last slot goes to Paukščių takas.

Moving

Moving

OK. Decision time! The winner is Paukščių takas. The food was great. So was the place, and the company too.

Posted by IainT 13:43 Archived in Scotland Tagged food helsinki scotland france restaurants turkey island istanbul finland cyprus denmark copenhagen vilnius lithuania lewis toulouse kibris sheffield kaunas stornoway islandlife girne steòrnabhagh leòdhas best_of_2018

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