Square Nine: This Isay Weinfeld-designed beauty is the home of Ebisu, Belgrade’s only serious Japanese restaurant.
Supermarket: The city’s original concept shop offers a quirky selection of fashion.
Tell Me: The place to find the city’s best-stocked newsstand for international print.
Koffein: Roasts an impressive roster of imported beans at two locations. The Cara Lazara branch has a massive outdoor area on a newly pedestrianised strip.
1381 11 263 4959
Istok: The Swedish ambassador’s personal chef, Lars Ekberg, offers a short menu of Vietnamese favourites in this spot in the Dorcol district.
1381 11 328 1360
Halekulani: This Beachfront hotel dates back to 1907. Expect fine cocktails and the best cream tea in the city.
James After Beach Club: The first US shop for Kamakura-based James & Co designer Masatoshi Shioya has chambray and plaid shirts, all made in Japan.
Ars Café: Owner-chef Nori Sakamoto’s atmospheric wood-panelled café. The music here plays on vinyl and through a vintage McIntosh hi-fi system.
Livestock Tavern: Co-owners Dusty Grable and chef Jesse Cruz turned a dive bar into a restaurant that serves the likes of braised beef cheeks and pork chops.
Bar Leather Apron: Tom and Justin Park’s downtown bar recreates the impeccable service and the cocktails they experienced in Japan. Reservations essential.
Hotel B: A lovingly restored mansion in the former beach resort of the Lima elite.
Vernácula: A concept shop with everything from art to men and women’s fashion.
269 Ayacucho, Barranco
Librería Arcadia Mediática: A bookshop touting the full gamut of art, design, architecture, interiors and fashion titles.
El Pan de la Chola: The finest baked goods accompanied by freshly squeezed juices, as well as tea, coffee and yoghurt.
918 La Mar, Miraflores
El Mercado: Rafael Osterling is one of Lima’s most lauded chefs. This lunchtime-only restaurant dishes out the city’s freshest seafood.
Barra 55: Our favourite cocktail bar in Lima. Just the right amount of sophistication and fun.
206 28 de Julio, Barranco
Santa Clara 1728: Everything in this renovated 18th-century palácio has been carefully considered, from the freestanding stone baths to the Hans J Wegner chairs.
A Vida Portuguesa: With Portuguese-made products that include port, preserves, soap and stationery, former journalist Catarina Portas’s alluring shops are an invaluable introduction to the country’s design heritage.
Barbearia Campos: José Jorge Sá Chaves’s ancestors founded this barbershop in 1886. With horsehair brushes and brown-leather chairs, it hasn’t changed much since.
+351 21 342 8476
Heim Café: The Green Brunch includes avocado on toast, eggs and fruit. The Red has sweet waffle with scrambled eggs and bacon.
+351 21 248 0763
Sea Me Peixaria Moderna: Portugal’s penchant for seafood is fulfilled by this smart Bairro Alto outpost.
Park Bar: The west-facing terrace of Lisbon’s original rooftop bar looks towards the glistening Rio Tejo.
+351 21 591 4011
The Ned: The joint venture between Soho House & Co and US hotelier Sydell Group is housed in a former bank from the 1920s. It comprises 252 rooms, a peerless rooftop bar and seven restaurants.
Magculture: The team behind the eponymous blog – as well as The Modern Magazine Conference – put its obsession with print into bricks and mortar in 2015. A must-see for magazine aficionados.
Kanada Ya: London’s tastiest tonkotsu-ramen joint (worth the inevitable queue). Pop by at lunchtime to avoid the wait.
Yosma: If you like your sucuk spicy and your manti moreish, visit this Turkish meyhane for a history of Anatolian food and drink.
Albam: A menswear retailer with shops in Soho, Islington and Spitalfields (in central, north and east London respectively). Expect pastel-coloured collections, workwear-inspired basics and attentive staff.
The French House: A no-phone policy makes conversation plentiful in this bustling pub in the midst of Soho. Beer is served by the half pint rather than the usual full measure.
Kerb/Maltby Street/Model Market: Visit Kerb King’s Cross on Thursdays, Maltby Street Market on weekends and Street Feast’s Model Market in Lewisham on Friday and Saturday evenings for notable nosh and lively crowds.
The Thief: A spot on the Tjuvholmen peninsula ensures excellent views. Try the ninth-floor rooftop bar for views towards the fjords too.
Tim Wendelboe: The eponymous barista roasts beans from Kenya to Honduras and leads coffee-brewing classes. You won’t find snacks behind the wooden counter: the focus is purely on the black stuff.
Kolonialen: Pontus Dahlström, co-founder of the fêted Maaemo, goes casual at this neighbourhood restaurant where Australian head chef Jay Boyle brings international flair to Norwegian flavours.
Ensemble: Sandwiched between eyewear shop Kaibosh and menswear mainstay Dapper, Ensemble stocks women’s fashion pieces by international labels.
Torggata Botaniske: This plant-filled space feels oddly tropical despite being decked out in Scandi furniture. The greenery is not just for show either: the herbs grown out back end up in the cocktails.
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra: Many of the rooms at this century-old eight-storey mainstay on La Concha are as old-world as the façade suggests. For something more contemporary, opt for the attic.
Sakona: All brews in this café off Zurriola Beach are made with beans roasted weekly in nearby Irún. Pull up a stool for a hearty brunch.
La Viña: You can try the meatballs or any other manner of pintxos (Basque tapas) here but it all pales in comparison to the silky-smooth baked cheesecake. Be warned: each portion is two enormous slices.
Pukas: The city’s best purveyors of all things surf-related shape their own boards in a small town nearby. In the shop alongside wavy Zurriola Beach there’s also an in-house line of bikinis.
Kañabikaña: Many of the 18 craft beers (poured into vacuum-sealed bottles to preserve optimal fizz) come from the Basque region, while others are selected on merit from the UK and beyond.
Hotel Bristol: With its art deco interior, this hotel from 1901 is a reminder of Warsaw’s prewar chic. Some rooms look out at the neighbouring Presidential Palace.
Mysia 3: An understated department store in a communist-era Censorship Office that stocks decent (and quirky) Polish and international brands.
ózef Blonski tailor: Pop in to this Old Town shop to get those trousers hemmed or to order one of Blonski’s own understated pieces.
Charlotte: Fresh bread and pastries served under the colonnades, looking out onto upbeat Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour Square). Doubles as a wine bar at dusk.
Bar Studio: A lively joint in the Stalinist Palace of Culture and Science that spills outdoors come the summer. Named after the theatre upstairs.
+48 603 300 835