Welcome to Europe a la Carte

Karen Bryan editor of Europe a la CarteHello, I’m Karen Bryan; I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to offer inspiration for European travel and art. Come on a journey to top destinations with Europe a la Carte. Our travel tips, city guides, photo tours and no fluff hotel and restaurant reviews will help you discover the best places to visit in Europe.

I’m also an artist. Click here to see my work on Flickr.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Review of Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place

Review of Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo PlaceI stayed at Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place for 2 nights over the Easter weekend. I'd been swithering about spending some time in Continue reading

Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima)

Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima)After attending an exhibition by the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima) at the Granary Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed, I was keen Continue reading

Holmwood House Glasgow

Holmwood House GlasgowHolmwood House in the south of Glasgow was designed in the 1850s by the Scottish architect Alexander 'Greek Thomson for the Couper family, Continue reading

A Photo Tour of Tate Britain London

A Photo Tour of Tate Britain LondonAlthough I've been to most of the well known museums and galleries in London, I only recently paid my first visit to Tate Continue reading

Greenbank Garden Glasgow

Greenbank Garden GlasgowGreenbank Garden, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, lies in the Clarkston area in the south of Glasgow. I'm not sure who owns Continue reading

Review of the Potting Shed Edinburgh

Review of the Potting Shed EdinburghI paid £26 for a Travelzoo voucher for a three course meal for two people at the Potting Shed in Edinburgh. We ate at Continue reading

The Mosaic Pavements at the National Gallery in London

The Mosaic Pavements at the National Gallery in LondonI was intrigued by the mosaic pavements in the Portico of the National Gallery in London. They were created by the Russian born Continue reading

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 at the Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh

Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2016 at the Scottish National Gallery EdinburghYou can see the Tesco Art Competition for Schools 2016 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh until 27 October 2016. I was impressed Continue reading