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The Menu, 253

19 August 2016

Tips on successful crowdfunding in the hospitality business, how to invest in fine wines and why the durian fruit deserves more attention (despite its awful smell).



First-class selection

Each month we’ll review the best and boldest of a city’s retail – and this month we’re in Taipei. Across the Taiwanese capital, low rents have contributed to a boom in ‘select shops’, which are almost as numerous as the…


The Menu, 252

12 August 2016

A trial of Starship Technologies’ new delivery robot, possibly the best artisan ice-cream business in Latin America, a craft-beer boom in Bangalore and the week’s top food headlines from Europe.


The Menu, 251

5 August 2016

We sample a hi-tech approach to making wine, detail a German business that found success from single-variety juices made from regional fruits and list the ingredients needed to make a great British pub – with atmosphere.


The Menu, 250

29 July 2016

We are at Stavanger’s Gladmat food festival, the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia. The Norwegian city’s top restaurateurs, chefs and producers prove why it is still a culinary capital – despite concerns over falling oil…


The Menu, 249

22 July 2016

How a group of entrepreneurs is working hard to make Israel famous for its whisky, tips for rescuing a restaurant that’s going through tough times and the week’s top news from our friends at Food Republic.


Moving stories

Unpack what it means to travel and to arrive with our global tour from cab to departure lounge, hotel desk to airborne presidential suite.


The 2016 Restaurant Awards

Restaurant listings are too often unpalatably pompous affairs where novelty and pretentiousness are entertained as marks of quality or invention. Not ours. Monocle’s [second annual Restaurant Awards ](…


The Menu, 248

15 July 2016

We reveal the winner of this year’s awards, ask if craft-beer brewers are running out of good brand names and get the week’s top news from Latin America.


The Menu, 247

8 July 2016

We enjoy some top picks from Poland’s rich culinary culture, find out why some of Buenos Aires’ best dinners are only to be found through word of mouth and launch the Monocle Restaurant Awards countdown.


The Menu, 246

1 July 2016

We tell you why Berlin’s beer-garden culture is worth checking out, Australian chef Shannon Bennett shares his top tips, Paris’s hospitality sector reacts to Brexit and we get the week’s headlines from Hong Kong.


The Menu, 245

24 June 2016

We visit Vienna to do a spot of urban mushroom farming, meet Taiwanese chef André Chiang and explore the best wines of British Columbia.



Wurst of times

Forget the modish, fly-by-night food truck business or setting up a drab diner: instead we’re taking a stand (literally). Here’s to our ideal – if for now imagined – take on a Viennese classic. Welcome to Monocle’s perfect…



One for the road

Successful streets should have a balance of daytime bustle and night-time buzz. We line up the ones that we think work best – and sample their delights, of course.

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