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Our Favourite Hotel Breakfasts Worldwide

They say that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It's no surprise that hotels are "upping" their breakfast spread more and more these days. Sure, the standard continental breakfast with cereals, teas, cheeses and cold cuts of meats still exists but there is a whole new layer these days. We've listed some of our favourite hotels for breakfast whilst travelling. Read on to find out why. 

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World Atlas of Street Food

Most of our loyal readers and Instagram fans will know that team Travel & Lust love gastronomy and confess to having a soft spot for street food. Whether it's an outdoor in the middle of a vineyard in the hilly landscapes of Tuscany, grabbing a bite from a hole in the wall in Morocco or admitting to salivating crazily over some souvlaki in Athens, we quite like the culture that entails around street food. This is why we were more than honoured to have been asked to contribute to the cookbook World Atlas of Street Food by authors Carol Wilson and Sue Quinn. T

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Topo Chiado - Lisbon

Topo Chiado arises following the revitalisation project of Martim Moniz, with the help of Lisboner José Rebelo Pinto, the mentor behind OutJazz festival and pioneer who revitalised Cais do Sodré and LX Factory. Together the duo have broken all stigmas associated with the cosmopolitan centre of Lisbon and decided that Topo Chiado be built on the top floor of the Martim Moniz Shopping Center. For this they have invited architects João Botelho and Miguel Oliveira to engage in the building and revamping of Topo Chiado.

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San Juan Gastronomic Market in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca has a way to spawn and nurture distinctive foodies, due in large part to the diversity of its food scene and Michelin-starred cuisine. Despite your price range, there is always the jewel in the crown of Spanish cuisine, and it is the tapas (appetisers) culture. Tapas are one of the identifying features of Spanish gastronomy, which over time has evolved into an entire sophisticated cuisine. The crème de la crème of tapas in the city of Palma de Mallorca goes to the San Juan Market.

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Cooking School and Cafe in Fez

Café Clock in Fez, Morocco has been setting the scene for the ancient city ever since its opening a few years ago. It's a three floor restored townhouse (250 years old) with funky aspects, including gems picked up from souks that make this place unique. Moroccan hip hop followed by belly dancing grooves, free wi-fi access and the much talked about camel burgers from head chef Tariq Taza, gives this culture hub all the hype it deserves.

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Nikkei Cuisine Meets The Med

Inside luxury boutique hotel Can Alomar, you can find the restaurant De Tokio A Lima on the 3rd floor of the property. This boutique gem is set in a magnificently restored 19th century mansion, built on what was previously a 15th century gothic palace. With service and substance to match its on-trend aesthetic, this restaurant is a must for fans of good food and impeccably styled dinner settings.

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Claxon Restaurant in Palma de Mallorca

Claxon has been brimming with food enthusiasts since its opening in late July 2013. The restaurant is the result of the adventures undertaken by Majorcan natives, chefs Carlos Barandiariaín and Rafa Nadal, and the Argentinian Enzo Cominetti after travelling the world in search of culinary delights and cultures. The succulent trio's experience has encouraged them to work creatively together and produce a fusion of Mediterranean dishes with international touches.

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Groom, Shop and Dine at Barber & Parlour

Where else might you eat, drink, shop, nap, get a hair cut, watch a film and then go home to brag about it? If it isn't your favourite mall that can result a bit repetitive, then it must be Soho House's all-day hangout Barber & Parlour on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch.This place features Cheeky Parlour, Hair by Josh Wood and Neville Barbers for your hair-do. Barber & Parlour is a three-floor space in the heart of Shoreditch, offering several grooming options for men and women.

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Embaixada - Lisbon's concept store

The iconic Ribeiro da Cunha Palace has been given a hip upsurge with a shopping gallery in the Principe Real neighbourhood. This XIX century new-Arabian Palace hosts some of the most innovative Portuguese design, craftsmanship, fashion, and gastronomic spots, in addition to being a genuine culture hub to all things Portuguese. The blending of history with the trendy gives this architectural gem the attention that it deserves, providing an exceptional experience for both locals and visitors alike.

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Bistreau by Ángel León

The BistrEau restaurant is a gastronomic luxury that, with the help of Chef Ángel León, brings us the finest Mediterranean seafood cuisine. BistrEau consists of a menu focused on products from the sea, such as blue fin tuna, shrimp 'tortillitas de camarones', plankton rice, prawns, seaweed and other products from the sea. Expect an engaging atmosphere, an extensive selection of wines and divine service in a sophisticated and modern space where you can indulge in the finest forms of seafood cuisine.

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A Cevicheria - Chef Kiko Martins

Beyond the sloping streets and hierarchical scheme of roads and lanes that leads you to the Príncipe Real neighbourhood, sits the Peruvian-energised restaurant A Cevicheria. Here you can learn to savour new flavours, with Peru's mouthwatering cured-fish ceviches, squid ink mashed-potatoes and vinegarish freshly prepared dishes to crave for. The playful atmosphere, friendly service and giant sponge-filled octopus above your head will keep you entertained. 

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Chapitô à mesa - Panoramic Lisbon

Chapitô à mesa (meaning Chapito The Table) is probably the most dynamic and vigorous project in the Alfama neighbourhood in Lisbon. The restaurant is part of the famous circus arts school Chapitô, notably known for its firm culture, educational activities and social aspects. This is a place that sparks curiosity, unmatched views, vibrant ambiance and great food!

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sketch - London

sketch's manifesto reaches great heights with its extravagant bars and restaurants making up what is central Mayfair's biggest endeavor yet. The different instalments flow organically throughout the building - The Gallery, Lecture Room, Parlour, Glade and East Bar all consists of their own theme and whole-heartedly dedicated spaces with different atmospheres. 

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Nº 197 Chiswick Fire Station - London

Something independently new opened in April of this year in the west side of London, stemming from the minds behind No. 11 Pimlico Rd in what has been Chiswick's sidelined red brick fire station. The former home of the local fire brigade has maintained its fire station features on the outside, with a hip interior that is closer to what you can find in Los Angeles, California than you perhaps would in London.

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Hubbard & Bell - London

Hubbard and Bell at The Hox (Holborn) has been hitting the air waves since mid 2015 when they decided to launch their first Sunday Feast. It is the perfect weekend indulgence, especially since you can have a typical lazy day and treat yourself to an all-day buffet of Italian deli-style cooking. Good food is so fundamental here, you will be returning to tuck in to some of the dishes that didn't make it in your tummy.

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Van Van Market - Barcelona

Van Van Market is back for the Festival of La Mercè in Barcelona and does so with the greatest event in the history of street food in Barcelona. Join in on the excitement as 60 food trucks along with a vibrant crowd in 4 emblematic locations across the city will be the only thing the city will be talking about for the next week!

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Due Spaghi - Barcelona

It’s been obvious for some time now that Sant Antoni is where it’s at when it comes to Barcelona's dining experience. Due Spaghi is an addition to the foodie scene in this side of town, and it stands out with its Italian-Catalan gastronomy fusion under one roof. The restaurant is supported by Slow Food Catalunya KM '0', a farm to table dining concept recognised for its organic products from the land. Due Spaghi highly supports organic farming locally, employs seasonal foods and cooks sustainably caught fish.

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