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  • Review of Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites, Ireland

    Catherine Mack takes the ferry from Ros a' Mhíl (Rossaveal) port on the west of Ireland to visit the inspiring Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites. In a nutshell: A luxury hotel and restaurant on the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Good for green: The restaurant specialises in island ingredients, including lobster and crab from local fishermen; vegetables from kitchen garden. The Food: It is hard to know which can take the highest credit here - the restaurant or the suites. Top Tip: Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites’ reputation has spread far and wide.

  • Places to Eat in Catalonia

    Restaurant Green Spot, Barcelona A beautiful restaurant in Port Vell (near the harbour and beaches), which caters for both veggies and non-veggies, serving salads (such as kale and quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes, hazelnuts and white miso vinaigrette), soups, pizza and pasta, and a range of international food, including Thai and Mexican. Restaurant Cal Carter, Paisatges Barcelona For over half a century the Perich family has been perfecting their take on mountain cuisine. Not surprisingly, they’ve got rather good at it – and their sparky brand of traditional gastronomy, prepared in the inspiring surroundings of the gorgeous medieval village of Mura in the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt and Obac, has garnered a loyal following. Restaurant l'Hostalet, Costa Brava The dormant volcanoes of the Garrotxa region don’t just define the dramatic landscapes here – they’re also responsible for the fertile soils that contribute to the traditional cuisine. Restaurant El Fai, Lleida Pyrenees A family-owned restaurant in Taüll in the Lleida Pyrenees, in the heart of the Boí Valley known for World Heritage Romanesque churches (the restaurant itself is opposite the Romanesque church of San Clemente de Tahull), and close to the entrance to the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, the only National Park in Catalonia. Restaurant At this fine-dining restaurant, head chef Marcos Pedarròs Delaurens plays with those traditions, and the ideals of the slow food movement, to create inventive haute cuisine of an exceptional quality. Restaurant Casa Xalets, Lleida Pyrenees The amuse-bouche at this family-run restaurant in the heart of the historic village of Àger is the view: the wall of east-facing windows frames dramatic vistas of the sheer flanks of Montsec mountain – perfect for watching the sunset alpenglow paint the rock walls orange and pink. Restaurant La Huerta, Lands of Lleida Don’t be fooled by the rather unpromising exterior. Inside, at the epicentre of this friendly restaurant, in the open kitchen dominated by its huge brick oven, chef Gerard Balasch works magic with top local ingredients, largely focusing his efforts on the grill. For information on characterful accommodation, nearby visitor attractions and activities, see our Green Traveller's Guide to Catalonia

  • Places to Stay in Catalonia

    Food is never far from mind in these establishments – most have fine restaurants or bars in which to sample the local flavours, from mountain cheeses in the Pyrenees to duck and seafood on the coast or the freshest peas, mushrooms and asparagus. Today this historic hotel with sea views has been sensitively renovated with a modern touch, including two restaurants and a spa. Mas Salagros Ecoresort, Costa Barcelona, Spain Just 20km outside Barcelona, this eco-resort is Spain's first certified Bio Hotel. Centred around Roman-style baths, Mas Salagros offers hiking, cycling and classes including yoga and pranayama, as well as three stunning restaurants and bars. Hotel deth País, Val d’Aran, Catalonia, Spain Set in a peaceful location in the Val d'Aran this unique hotel has 18 comfortable rooms, a restaurant serving delicious local food, and services for skiing, hiking, mushroom-foraging and more. Hotel Port d’Àger, Lands of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain Situated in the Montsec Mountains, the Hotel Port d’Àger boasts spectacular views, cosy rooms, and a large range of cultural and sporting activities. Hotel Restaurant l’Algadir del Delta, Terres de l'Ebre This beautiful family-run hotel, the first in Catalonia to gain Ecolabel certification, has eleven spacious double rooms, a pool, fitness centre and library, as well as a sustainable restaurant serving delicious local cuisine. hotelalgadi On site is a pool and spa, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars. Nou Camping, Lleida Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain Located by the National Park of Aigüestortes, this family-friendly campsite offers 150 pitches, some with pre-assembled tents, as well as cosy wooden cabins. Includes an on-site shop, delicious restaurant, heated swimming pools, games room, and more. Hostal Twentytú, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Close to Plaza de Les Glories (only 3 underground stops from the centre of Barcelona), Hostel Twentytu has 62 rooms for two to four people, all with ensuite bathrooms.

  • Places to eat in Green Spain

    Alternatively there is a smarter, rustic restaurant with fish a speciality, although the best views are from the casual dining restaurant with vast windows overlooking the island. Consequently, this restaurant specialises in fish caught in the Bay of Biscay, notably hake, squid and octopus. The restaurant is open all year. Casa Cofino, Caviedes This restaurant, in the small hillside town of Caviedes specialises in traditional dishes - the most famous here are the cocido montañes, or mountain stew, and the albóndigas, or meatballs. The restaurant is bright and airy and overlooks a terrace planted with lush vegetation. The restaurant supplies drinks and desserts and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

  • Places to Eat in Normandy

    No problem here: from vegetarian restaurants to organic markets, farm shops and fine-dining eateries, the journey from farm to fork is made in style. Open all year from 10am-7pm. La Maison du Vert This pretty redbrick building used to be the village bakery, but the homemade organic bread served up by the small restaurant is only a tiny crumb of the story. The simple, daily-changing restaurant menu offers up plenty of local fare: try rib of beef with Belleme mushrooms or ravioli with Mortagne black pudding. As you’d hope from a restaurant within sniffing distance of the sea, fish makes a daily appearance on the menu: cuttlefish tagliatelle, seared scallops, roasted monkfish. Le Logis de Brionne In pretty Brionne's centre is this smart hotel/restaurant, whose head chef Alain Dupoix whips up exciting dishes influenced by the seasons.

  • Places to stay in Green Spain

    A vegetarian breakfast of homemade and locally sourced produce includes Galician cheese, yoghurt and honey, while a an evening meals of tapas, or ‘pinchos’ can be prepared if ordered in advance. Asturias: Posada del Valle A family run hotel set in 18 acres of organic orchards, pasture and a vegetable garden that supply the restaurant with much of its produce. And Guernica, of Picasso fame, has lots of restaurants and an excellent market and is 15 minute’s drive. Marques de Riscal This five star hotel is part of the extraordinary ‘City of Wine’ complex designed by Frank Gehry. It houses the cellars, wine tasting rooms, two restaurants, avcafe, shop, spa and hotel with 43 bedrooms and suites.

  • Places to Eat in Mid Wales

    As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Mid Wales, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of cafés, restaurants, pubs and inns for local food and drink. We have handpicked a selection restaurants, pubs, inns, and cafés which will allow you to sample the very best of Welsh food. Having notched up years of experience in some of the country’s best restaurants over the past few decades, Tim and Helen now offer an exciting, Welsh-focussed menu, which includes dishes like organic Hafod Cheddar cheese soufflé with apple, beetroot and walnut salad for starter, and roast Welsh mountain lamb with orange and laverbread sauce for main. Tipple ‘N’ Tiffin at Theatr Brycheiniog This popular little canal-side bistro is housed in Wales’ first solar-powered theatre, Theatr Brycheiniog. Folk, Irish and jazz music nights are regularly held at the pub, as well as quiz nights and dart tournaments. The Horseshoe Guest House and Restaurant This 200-year old stone-built characterful restaurant and guest house is located in Rhayader, which claims to be one of the oldest market towns in Mid Wales. The modest restaurants offers up plenty of locally-sourced fare, such as delicious soups, Welsh Black beef, and locally-caught Salmon.

  • Places to Eat in Llŷn

    As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Llŷn, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of restaurants, festivals and farmers' markets for local food and drink in this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in northwest Wales. There are a growing number of excellent restaurants, pubs, tea-rooms and farm shops all offering the best produce the area has to offer. The Ship Hotel Restaurant With its open fireplace and local ales – meriting a regular mention in the Good Beer Guide – this cosy bar and restaurant harks back to its roots as the original village inn. The restaurant, which is, literally, the dining room in a detached family house, is ‘small and intimate’ and does not cater for young children. Continue on your pilgrimage refreshed, praying to return one day. Treddafydd Organic Farm This small family-run organic farm in Llinthfaen supplies local hotels and restaurants with their fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables including raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, potatoes, artichokes purple-sprouting-this, pink-that and a whole rainbow of colours more.

  • Places to Eat in the Brecon Beacons

    As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to the Brecon Beacons, Paul Bloomfield picks out a selection of restaurants, cafés, inns and food festivals that celebrate local food and drink in this glorious National Park in south Wales. From Michelin-starred restaurants to quaint, family-run tearooms, almost every menu in the region will offer something that has either grown or been reared in the surrounding hills and forests. Voted one of the best restaurants in the UK, the Walnut Tree has blossomed under the expert guidance of chef Shaun Hill and now offers an eclectic menu based around the core principle of using top-quality, locally sourced ingredients. In the evening, favourites include the Welsh black fillet and a Perl Las risotto. The Swan Hotel This cosy, Grade II-listed coaching inn is home to two restaurants - the Garden Room, which serves dinner during the summer and Sunday lunches, and the bistro, serving lunch and evening meals. Having developed an impressive kitchen garden, the restaurant now offers a host of gorgeous fruit and veg, as well as selling a variety of picalillies and chutneys.

  • Places to Eat in Gower

    From cute cafes and hearty pub fare to a slap-up beachside restaurant, our pick of the best places to eat will tempt you to theme your whole trip around Gower's gourmet delicacies. Inside you'll find a mix of walkers, surfers and locals chatting over coffee or something stronger, and the staff are charming too - we recommend. King Arthur Hotel Restaurant, Reynoldston, Gower On the edge of the moor in the picture postcard village of Reynoldston, the King Arthur is the stuff pub fantasies were made of. That said, the Britannia is wonderful in winter too, and a big bowl of their homemade rabbit casserole will warm up the coldest explorer. The Worm's Head Restaurant, Rhossili, Gower If you like your dinner with a side of glorious view, pull up a pew at the Worm's Head, where the restaurant's huge windows look down on beautiful Rhossili Bay and sets of waves crashing on the sand. If you're after a quick bite to eat, though, we'd recommend nipping into the Helvetia bar next door to the restaurant, where they serve the same menu in a cosier pub setting - there's an outdoor terrace if you need more of a fix of that incredible vista. Oxwich Bay Hotel Restaurant, Oxwich, Gower Make sure you arrive early for a pre-dinner stroll along lovely Oxwich Bay - we reckon the delicious menus the hotel's restaurant prides itself on will taste even better afterwards.

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