Articles tagged as "Spanish restaurants"

Articles tagged as "Spanish restaurants" : 12 articles

Five reasons why dining in Spain is a fine experience

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Spain has for years now led the world in haute cuisine. From the famous El Bulli restaurant to Basque inventiveness, if it’s a freshly minted Michelin star you’re after, Spain is the place to be.

This is all well and good, but for many, mealtimes are a source of more simple pleasures. Luckily, Spain also comes up trumps here, offering a smattering of some of the finest, simplest dining experiences you can imagine, with something for every taste and every budget.

Here are five reasons why eating out in Spain is such a memorable experience…

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Author: 30/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Great food, top-notch tourism, and world-class athletes: how the world sees Spain

Despite its beautiful cities and growing economy, many people still think of food, sunshine and sport when they think of Spain.

Despite its beautiful cities and growing economy, many people still think of food, sunshine and sport when they think of Spain.

If the dusty and dated image of Spain remains rooted in flamenco, bullfighting and siestas by the sea, then the 2017 version is a timely and accurate update.

According to the Elcano Royal Institute’s country image barometer, the most abiding visions people conjure up when imagining Spain are its superb beaches, its wonderful gastronomic creativity, and its successful athletes…

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Author: 25/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol holiday costs to fall in 2017, study finds

When on holiday on the Costa del Sol, prices for goods, meals, drinks and entertainment are thoroughly reasonable.

When on holiday on the Costa del Sol, prices for goods, meals, drinks and entertainment are thoroughly reasonable.

The latest Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer by the Post Office forecasts the average price of a basket of staple ‘holiday goods’ on the Costa del Sol will fall by around 3% this year.

The annual Barometer compares the average price of things like sunscreen, dining out, beer, wine, ice cream and toiletries in 44 popular tourist destinations across the world…

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Author: 23/01/2017 [0] Comments 

Want to be smart? Eat like a Spaniard

Colour your life healthy and smart with a Mediterranean diet.

Colour your life healthy and smart with a Mediterranean diet.

For all the claims of how beneficial the Mediterranean diet is to the human body, the claim that it can actually make you smarter seems pretty, well, out there.

However, a new study has suggested that eating lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil could actually prevent the brain from shrinking as you age, thereby warding off cognitive decline that can strike many people as they enter old age…

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Author: 12/01/2017 [0] Comments 

Waiter of the Year competition shines spotlight on Spain’s excellent service

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Spanish waiting staff pride themselves on their professionalism, and the results are there for all to see.

Frequent a British pub, café or restaurant with a non-Brit and two things are bound to happen. First, your foreign guest will likely gush at the surprisingly good quality of food and choice of drink on offer (it seems the old stereotype of the UK being a land of warm bitter and bland food stubbornly persists, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary), but secondly, they are likely to be left aghast at the lack of professionalism shown by your server…

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Author: 13/04/2016 [0] Comments 

Is British food really pleasing the palates of Spaniards?

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Spain is roasting: British food is increasingly on the menu across many parts of Spain.

Spain is rightly proud of its contribution to the world of cuisine. From tapas to paella, Spanish food is one of the most-loved gastronomic styles on the planet, and it is an odd UK town indeed that doesn’t boast at least one Spain-themed tapas restaurant.

And within Spain, while most regions will boast one or two Italians, the odd Chinese restaurant and a smattering of other world cuisines, Spaniards have tended to be a little unadventurous with their tastes, choosing to prefer Spanish food ahead of foreign dishes.

But if that trend is ever to change, then inspiration be coming from an unlikely, ahem, sauce: the UK…

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Author: 17/02/2016 [1] Comment 

Shopping tourism: a Spanish idea we can all get behind

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Shopping and tourism naturally go hand-in-hand, and Spain is hoping to nurture that relationship further.

The things that Spain does well – better than any other country in fact – are largely rooted in its natural assets. Its beaches are glorious, its weather more so, and its landscape and close proximity to the UK make it a perennial favourite for all types of tourists…

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Author: 14/10/2015 [0] Comments 

Three unexpected joys of living in Spain

You know about the sun, sea and sangria, but what else does Spain offer?

You don’t need an article to tell you that life in Spain is blessed with brilliant warmth, near year-round sunshine and many hours spent on beaches, in swimming pools and frequenting local bodegas and tapas bars with reassuring regularity.

But there are certain joys to Spanish living that may not appear immediately apparent, but are nonetheless brilliant reasons to finally make that move…

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Author: 11/02/2015 [0] Comments 

Three ways Spain’s recovering economy benefits you

As Spain’s economy picks up, so do opportunities in work, property and socialising

The Spanish economy has begun to heal itself in recent months after spending a couple of years in the doldrums. Although unemployment rates remain above 24% (and are among the highest in Europe), job creation has increased faster than in most other eurozone nations…

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Author: 01/10/2014 [0] Comments 

Looking for 20 reasons to come to Spain? Look no further

The Huffington Post's run-through of Spanish attractions is a great read

It’s a rare day indeed that I willingly point you in the direction of another piece of writing about Spain. But sometimes others hit upon such a simple idea that there’s little I can do but sit back and applaud (well, in between a feverish bout of mental note-taking).

Liberal blog-cum-newspaper The Huffington Post this week piqued my interest with a devastatingly brilliant article on the wonders of Spain titled “20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain”. It reads like one of those ever-popular Buzzfeed lists writ large and lovely: adorned with adorable images of Spain’s main draws, light on prose and heavy on hyperbole… Continue Reading

Author: 16/01/2014 [0] Comments 
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