The Beach Hut – Carey Arms
The Cary Arms is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Tucked away in the stunning English Riviera, take the opportunity to explore some of the UK’s most exquisite hidden bays, local gardens and a few of Devon’s most beautiful towns.
Recently restored by hotel extraordinaires, Lana and Peter de Savary; they have added four beach huts to the estate. The exterior is reminiscent of traditional seaside charm, while the interior is modern and decked out in luxurious hand-crafted furnishings, as well as specially commissioned contemporary art. The wall-to-wall glass doors fold back onto the sunbathing deck, with uninterrupted views across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill along the Jurassic Coast.
The mezzanine bedroom is without a doubt one of the highlights. There is nothing more magical than waking up to the idyllic views of South Devon’s gorgeous rolling hills and a glimpse of the magnificent Babbacombe Bay, through the rustic rose window.
Cary Arms, Babbacombe Beach, South Devon, UK, TQ1 3LX
The Brasserie – Westbury Hotel
Located in the majestic Westbury Hotel, Wilde celebrates the best of contemporary Irish cuisine with style. Aesthetically, Wilde tips its hat to 1930’s vintage glamour; it is an indoor garden terrace with Waterford Crystal Chandeliers, which is bathed in natural light and the abundance of plants gives you the feel of dining alfresco in the heart of Dublin.
Start with a taste of the ocean, the Dublin Bay Prawn and Shrimp cocktail with classic Marie Rose, avocado and lime. For your main course, the Porter House Steak 500g with Cafe de Paris butter and ½ Lobster with a side of Cooleeney mac and cheese. The beef is grass fed and allowed to age for 28 days, then marinated with their house spice rub. Finish the perfect meal with a Blueberry crème brûlée and lemon and poppy seed shortbread.
Aside from exceptional food, it is the charming staff that go above and beyond the call of duty that makes Wilde a truly unforgettable experience.
The Westbury, Harry Street, Dublin, Dublin 2, D02 CH66, Ireland