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The benefits of live yoghurt
23.03.2017

Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
22.03.2017

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Honey Fingers, Melbourne's inner-city beekeepers
22.03.2017

Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.

Vermouth is having a moment
21.03.2017

More and more adventurous local winemakers are embracing Vermouth's botanicals, writes Max Allen.

Exploring Indonesia's Komodo National Park
21.03.2017

Indonesia's Komodo National Park is home to staggering scenery and biodiversity. Michael Harden sets sail in a handcrafted yacht to explore its remote islands in pared-back luxury.

The new cruises on the horizon in 2017
21.03.2017

Cue the Champagne.

Seven recipes that shaped 1980s fine dining
21.03.2017

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Where Melbourne's finest will take the World's Best Chefs
20.03.2017

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Haute cuisine in London

Restaurants, bars and a hotel are breathing life into The Shard.

From almost any vantage in London, The Shard - glass clad and aptly named - dominates the skyline. More than a year after reaching full height, the tallest building in Europe - 310 metres and 87 floors - is coming to life, with a trio of restaurants in business and a 202-room Shangri-La hotel opening in November.

The hotel, on floors 34 to 52, will share the address with office space, penthouse apartments and a public viewing deck at 244 metres (floors 68-72). The Shangri-La's design brief is understated simplicity with state-of-the art technology such as "body-contouring technology" beds, with rooms from $605 per night.

Below the hotel, though also with vertiginous pricing, are The Shard's three showcase restaurants. The best is Hutong on level 33 (pictured above), a branch of the Aqua Group's Hong Kong restaurant of the same name. Even the décor - plush black Orient-meets-modernist - is faithful to the original. Its modern Chinese menu picks fashionable Sichuan and northern Chinese dishes, but tones down the spice. One floor below is Oblix, a New York-style East-meets-West grill and wine bar from the team that also runs the well-regarded Zuma and Roka restaurants. This is the best Shard venue for a glass of wine and live music. For a quiet cocktail without the hassle of reservations, Aqua Shard on level 31 has the most capacious bar of the three, with a modern British, expense-account restaurant attached.

The Shard, Joiner St, London SE1. Entry to The View from the Shard costs $44 per adult if booked online.


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