When my friend and I arrived for dinner, we found the restaurant quiet for a Saturday night (and a nice change from the noise of the Camps Bay strip). Perhaps it was the early onset of winter, making this a chilly night. Or perhaps, with the restaurant only open for two months at the time, not many people were aware of the city's newest gem.
By Eugene Yiga 28 Jul 2015 10:17
"I'm delighted to be here," said Christelle Reade-Jahn, Director of the South African Brandy Foundation. "It's such a special evening, bringing together everything that's good in South Africa: good company, excellent conversation, fantastic brandies, and one of the best chefs in the country."
By Eugene Yiga 24 Jul 2015 12:28
Graciales Social, a trendy tapas bar and restaurant, is the latest addition to the new Peddlars & Co set up. Joining the elegantly Italian Volaré, the relaxed Oak Terrace and homey pub The Local. Graciales offers chic cocktails and unique tapas in a laid-back yet trendy environment.
By Ruth Cooper 10 Jun 2015 11:23
When people eat at the Belmond Mount Nelson, they tend to choose dinner at the Planet Restaurant. And for good reason: Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg's creative flair is the reason this eatery was a finalist for the top-10 restaurants in the country at last year's Eat Out Awards...
By Eugene Yiga 13 Mar 2015 09:15
Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.
By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20
Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...
By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2014 12:35
It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.
By Ruth Cooper 28 Oct 2014 13:04
"The use of modern media and photography to illustrate the process and philosophy is the future." - Luke Dale-Roberts
By Jessica Taylor 27 Oct 2014 14:33
On entering One&Only Cape Town, I can sense that something big is about to happen. It's not just because the scale of the furniture and windows overlooking Table Mountain makes everything seem larger than life; it's because the Vista Bar & Lounge is full of the crème de la crème of South Africa's food, wine, and hospitality world.
By Eugene Yiga 24 Oct 2014 10:00
Seated in the Palm Court, I was reminded of my Zululand days, drinking tea on the veranda of our farmhouse; from the familiar wicker chairs with floral cushions to the Colonial-style rattan-weave slow-turning fans. The chandeliers - purchased from The Savoy in London, excuse me - were a reminder, too, that I was actually having afternoon tea at The Oyster Box.
By Jessica Taylor 18 Sep 2014 10:25
Copies of The Hollywood Reporter magazine in the lounge at Coopmanhuijs Hotel, in Stellenbosch, seem out of place among the books on wine, art and the historic treasures of the area.
By Brian Berkman 29 Aug 2014 10:27