Friday, 19 August 2016

Lokanda Peskarija, Ribarnica, Dubrovnik

A large and bustling fish restaurant overlooking Dubrovnik's old port, Lokanda Peskarija is staffed by a small army of waiters in distinctive sailor-style blue and white hooped t-shirts. The menu is dominated by seafood, even eschewing standard side dishes, such as chips or potatoes. You can get salads and olives, but no meat. The seafood dishes, such as cuttlefish risotto and seafood risotto (both 99 kuna), is served in generous portions in black metal cooking pots. The small quid (99 kuna) has a pretty subtle flavour and isn't that exciting.  In general, the food is fresh and competently cooked, but isn't spectacular, while the service can be a little frazzled and haphazard. Still, the buzz and the view compensate. 7/10

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Banje Beach, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Crowded, stony and commercial, Banje Beach isn't Dubrovnik's best feature

Pizzeria Domenica, Ul. za Rokom, Dubrovnik

One of a cluster of pizza restaurants on this street running parallel to Dubrovnik's main drag, Pizzeria Domenica serves tasty toppings on light dough. The Greek salad, with a generous helping of feta, is also fresh and appealing. Although the food is a tad expensive by Croatia's standards, in this tourist-packed city, the prices are reasonable enough and the service is warm and welcoming. A pint of local beer is slightly cheaper here than in most of Dubrovnik's bars and restaurants, while the house white wine is quite good. The outside tables also offer good people watching. Not a bad pit-stop. 7/10

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Prudential RideLondon Classique, central London

Billed as the richest women’s one-day race in professional cycling, the new Prudential RideLondon Classique followed a 5.5km circuit around London's royal and government districts. It began on The Mall in St James’s Park and going up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk. The route passed Big Ben before turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand, turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square and Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.

The individual winner of the Classique wins 25,000 euros in prize money and the winning team is awarded 10,000 euros. The inaugural race was won by the Dutch rider Kirsten Wild in a sprint on The Mall