Mark C. O'Flaherty

Nights on the tiles | Why I’m not moving to Lisbon just yet

Nights on the tiles | Why I’m not moving to Lisbon just yet

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"A pianist. At breakfast. Playing the love theme to Tootsie"

Three things in London I’m eating right now

Three things in London I’m eating right now

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"One recurrent comment has been: 'Truffle and fontina pizza for £29!? WTF!??'"

A family saga and some seriously hot wheels | Ballyfin by Bentley

A family saga and some seriously hot wheels | Ballyfin by Bentley

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The décor at Ballyfin is not for all tastes, but your mother will probably love it. Unless your mother is Rei Kawakubo"

Review: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga

Review: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"Only in Italy would a mariachi version of “Hotel California” be considered apposite aural accompaniment for a sunlounger'

Print is dead, long live print

Print is dead, long live print

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

Civilian launches its first print edition - issue zero is out now

Review: Finnair’s new Business class – London (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL)

Review: Finnair’s new Business class – London (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL)

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"Finnair customers at Heathrow are sent to the No.1 Lounge, which is where passengers who don’t have lounge privileges go to pay £40 for all the bacon rolls they can eat, and feel like they’re living the dream"

Review: The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Review: The Marker Hotel, Dublin

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"This is a hotel that started to date the second the heavy plastic wrapping was taken off all of its expensive CONTEMPORARY furniture"

Let them eat cake | Review: Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, Paris

Let them eat cake | Review: Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, Paris

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I went to Gordon Ramsay’s house to photograph his dog for Tatler once. Even he couldn’t quite believe it was happening"

Beef rib and shamrocks

Beef rib and shamrocks

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"Growing up in the archetypal Irish family home in the 1970s, I despised most food that wasn’t from our favourite fish and chip shop"

The drugs don’t work | Review: Pharmacy 2, London

The drugs don’t work | Review: Pharmacy 2, London

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"If the food is from 2016, and the décor is from the 1990s, the service is dialled in from the 1970s"