The Style Council Weekend Guide To… Naples

November 2018Mr Porter

View from the Castel dell'Ovo of the Borgo Marinari port. Hotels from left: Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Grand Hotel Saint Lucia, Hotel Excelsior. Photograph by Mr Ferdinando Piezzi/Alamy

This week in our series asking The Style Council to take us around their favourite city for a few days, we’re in Naples with international stylist and veritable bon vivant Mr William Gilchrist. Currently splitting his time between the Italian city and London, Mr Gilchrist is renting a flat in Naples with a view to moving there permanently. Here’s what he’d recommend for a long weekend.

Da Dora

“For those who don’t care for the affectations or pretensions of a ‘chic’ restaurant, then Da Dora is a good spot. Like most Italian cooking it’s simple, and good. Fine, fresh produce needs to be allowed to shine. Your dinner will occasionally be accompanied with a troubadour who can proffer Pino Danielle or Roberto Murolo and even on request some Lucio Battisiti, so sit back and enjoy. The fresh fish really is, and the staff are friendly and focused.”