Hotel Alma

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A small display case highlights chef-owner Alex Roberts’ James Beard Foundation award, the highest accolade for chefs in the USA. Roberts’ cooking, dubbed by some as 'Nordic meets New York', is precise but not prissy: top-class fresh produce and clean flavours. The restaurant’s three-course prix fixe dinner ($62/£47) might feature a bison tartare starter, a soft-cooked egg in a mushroom broth with a polenta crouton, and a lightly smoked pork tenderloin. From the crackers and pastas to sourdough loaves, everything is made in-house.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served in The Cafe, with its own bakery counter, bar and all-day menu. On offer are buttery home-made croissants, scones or rhubarb and peach galettes. Guests can pay for heartier fare: French toast or a baked egg strata (similar to a frittata or crustless quiche). Vegan and gluten-free requests are met with a helpful smile.