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Say olé in Camps Bay
Say olé in Camps Bay

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

Abalone House launches 'brandy bar'
Abalone House launches 'brandy bar'

"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

Social sharing at Graciales
Social sharing at Graciales

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

Warming up winter at Terroir
Warming up winter at Terroir

If you're looking for hearty local cuisine to keep you warm this winter, look no further than Terroir.

By Eugene Yiga 21 May 2015 14:06

Tokara Deli-cious
Tokara Deli-cious

The first time I went to Tokara, a wine estate somewhere between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, was for an outdoor wedding overlooking the mountains, vineyards, and olive groves.

By Eugene Yiga 11 May 2015 10:35

One&Only Cape Town: foodie heaven
One&Only Cape Town: foodie heaven

TripAdvisor chose Cape Town as one of its top destinations for 2015. What better way to experience one of the best cities on the planet than by staying at one of Africa's best hotels?

By Eugene Yiga 4 May 2015 11:37

Elegant Italian at Peddlar's Volaré
Elegant Italian at Peddlar's Volaré

Volaré means 'to fly or soar' in Italian and I suppose that is exactly what Chef Brad Ball's aim was when he came on board to revamp the previous, somewhat dingy, restaurant at the recently rebranded Peddlars & Co.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2015 13:38

Chardonnay Deli-cious
Chardonnay Deli-cious

When my sister came to town and suggested that we do lunch, I knew the perfect place. After all, what better way to show a former Capetonian what she was missing than by taking her to one of the city's newest spots?

By Eugene Yiga 19 Mar 2015 12:07

Arabella... love at first sight...
Arabella... love at first sight...

"What's not to love?" Arabella Country Estate homeowners chair, Steve Argyle, asks while my fabulous Caesar Salad is served at the hotel's Jamani restaurant.

By Brian Berkman 16 Mar 2015 09:35

The art of summer cuisine
The art of summer cuisine

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

The loveliness that is La Belle
The loveliness that is La Belle

La Belle Bakery & Bistro is upmarket flavour and sophistication meets unpretentious comfort. It's a place where beauty is abundant and relaxation is paramount, offering exceptional service incomparable to anywhere else I've ever been...

By Angie White 12 Mar 2015 08:33

Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi
Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi

Nestled in-between Kloof Street's bustling trendy pubs and restaurants, one finds a refreshing Asian oasis in the form of the 2014 Eat Out Award-winning Kyoto Garden Sushi...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Mar 2015 10:14

5 Rooms awakens the senses
5 Rooms awakens the senses

In the valley of the Constantiaberg Green Belt, you'll find a gem of a place, The Alphen Hotel. Hidden there is the intimate 5 Rooms Restaurant...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2015 10:38

Lovely living at Laborie
Lovely living at Laborie

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

Small plates, big success
Small plates, big success

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Unless we're talking about Ryan's Kitchen, in which case I suggest you come right in!

By Eugene Yiga 23 Jan 2015 11:11

Eat, play, love
Eat, play, love

If you love a good dinner and you love a good show, two top South African productions will let you enjoy both at the same time!

By Eugene Yiga 27 Nov 2014 12:45

Whimsical White Room is a winner
Whimsical White Room is a winner

Theatrical yet honest, chic yet simple, oh so sophisticated yet still relatable, sounds like a bit of a tricky contradiction to balance; however The White Room at Dear Me manages to embody all these adjectives and more.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2014 11:46

Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg
Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg

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

Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call
Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call

Not all keys are equal. Those that have the Golden Keys, better known as Les Clefs d'Or, can unlock experiences you didn't even know you wanted...

By Brian Berkman 18 Nov 2014 11:27

2014 Klink Awards winners revealed
2014 Klink Awards winners revealed

A consumer-driven competition, the Klink Awards aims not only to recognise the profound impact of wine and its production, but the exceptional achievements of the South African wine tourism industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Nov 2014 10:02

Flying? Take it SLOW...
Flying? Take it SLOW...

Access to airport lounges has long been the symbol of upward mobility and previously only reserved for VIPs or those who purchased premium tickets. Nowadays, however...

By Brian Berkman 12 Nov 2014 07:12

Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out Awards
Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out Awards

With the 2014 Eat Out Awards just around the corner we got in touch with Eat Out editor and judge, Abigail Donnelly to get the delicious scoop on what attendees can expect at the biggest award event yet.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2014 09:30

Shimmy into summer
Shimmy into summer

Shimmy Beach Club is welcoming in the summer season in style, with restaurant and club upgrades, a host of exciting forthcoming events and a new summer menu; Shimmy is putting its name down as one of the top party hangouts to be seen at this summer.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Oct 2014 10:53

Breeding conscious consumers at the Spier Secret Festival Conference
Breeding conscious consumers at the Spier Secret Festival Conference

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

SA's top food and health writers announced at Galliova Awards
SA's top food and health writers announced at Galliova Awards

"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

Celebrating a new generation of culinary stars
Celebrating a new generation of culinary stars

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

[Babylonstoren] A new kind of country getaway
[Babylonstoren] A new kind of country getaway

In the historically inspired restoration of one of the Cape Winelands' oldest estates, owners Koos Bekker and wife Karen Roos, with the help of their dedicated staff, have created a new kind of country getaway.

By Jessica Taylor 13 Oct 2014 09:35

Tea by the sea
Tea by the sea

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

Summer lovin' as 2014 Klink Awards launches
Summer lovin' as 2014 Klink Awards launches

Summer lovin' had me a blast, oh yeah...! is the exact tune that was playing through my head at the launch of the annual Klink Awards, which took place on Friday, 12 September 2014.

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2014 08:58

Coopmanhuijs - where the comfortable becomes the remarkable
Coopmanhuijs - where the comfortable becomes the remarkable

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

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