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3 predominately vegetarian and vegan eateries in the south peninsula and southern suburbs
3 predominately vegetarian and vegan eateries in the south peninsula and southern suburbs

Cape Town is arguably the continent's capital when it comes to choice and the sheer number of vegetarian and vegan eateries. Full 'raw' restaurants rival both of these...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 27 Nov 2018

Chef Rikku Ò'Donnchü brings theatrical and interactive dining to the Winelands with new restaurant Gåte
Chef Rikku Ò'Donnchü brings theatrical and interactive dining to the Winelands with new restaurant Gåte

Calling all foodies, there's a new restaurant in town and you're gonna wanna make sure you make a booking...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: All you people, this ad's for you
#NewCampaign: All you people, this ad's for you

Nando's' new ad highlights the ways in which South Africans typically stereotype one another and the inherent hypocrisy that comes with that, with uniquely local scenes of people pigeonholing one another...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Nov 2018

Contemporary class at Luke Dale-Roberts' Salsify
Contemporary class at Luke Dale-Roberts' Salsify

Can Luke Dale-Roberts slow down already?! Not only content with establishing and being involved with the wildly successful Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club, and Shortmarket Club, his most recent venture Salsify is yet another finger in the Cape Town culinary scene pie...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2018

Celebrating South Africa's culinary rock stars at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards
Celebrating South Africa's culinary rock stars at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

The annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards took place at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on Sunday, 18 November 2018...

By Eugene Yiga 21 Nov 2018

Bree Street welcomes new South American grill house Charango Barbacoa
Bree Street welcomes new South American grill house Charango Barbacoa

The foodie hub of Cape Town aka Bree Street has welcomed yet another trendy eatery to its delicious strip. Charango Barbacoa is a contemporary South American-style grill house that looks to be a favourite amongst locals and tourists this summer...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2018

5 Cape Town spots that offer gourmet picnic baskets
5 Cape Town spots that offer gourmet picnic baskets

Sometimes you just want someone else to do the dirty work when it comes to selecting and packing your picnic basket, that's why we're giving you five top Cape Town restaurants and wine estates that offer readymade and packed gourmet picnic baskets for purchase on their premises...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Nov 2018

Beluga launches new whisky lounge
Beluga launches new whisky lounge

Tuesday night saw a collection of high-end businessmen, Maserati's top clientele, and an array of influencers and celebrities make their way to De Waterkant restaurant, Beluga to celebrate the launch of Beluga's new whisky lounge...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Nov 2018

Harbour House Constantia rebrands to The Restaurant @ The Nek with Chef Dylan Laity
Harbour House Constantia rebrands to The Restaurant @ The Nek with Chef Dylan Laity

The historic Constantia Nek Restaurant used to be a rather sad place. I remember eating a particularly terrible toastie and soggy side salad in a dark and dingy interior and thinking what a pity it was, as the setting is so ideal for a truly great restaurant...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Nov 2018

Biltong never tasted this good, thanks to Alto Rouge
Biltong never tasted this good, thanks to Alto Rouge

Taking French friends who have never been in South Africa around Cape Town is a treat - especially when there's wine involved...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Oct 2018

5 reasons to visit BOSJES
5 reasons to visit BOSJES

Known and insta-famous for its iconic flowing wimple-shaped wedding chapel, BOSJES farm in the Breede Valley not only offers a dramatic venue and backdrop for weddings but also so much more...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Oct 2018

Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities
Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities

I mean is there anything better than treating yo'self to a spa day, like a full-on one, including multiple treatments with ample time to indulge in saunas and steam rooms as well a sumptuous three-course lunch between pamperings...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2018

Empowering womxn in food with new conference FOOD XX
Empowering womxn in food with new conference FOOD XX

FOOD XX, a brand-new food conference, brought to you by Studio H will be launching in Cape Town next year...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Sep 2018

The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant
The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all...

By Eugene Yiga 17 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm
Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe
New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe

The multi award-winning and internationally recognised La Colombe in Constantia recently underwent a significant design revamp and now with young Chef James Gaag at the helm and a refreshed menu, a visit would be very well timed...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand
#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range
Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2018

Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu
Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu

For uncompromisingly good food in a relaxed winelands setting, I will often recommend Terroir Restaurant at Stellenbosch wine farm Kleine Zalze...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Aug 2018

Coco Safar introduces dinner menu
Coco Safar introduces dinner menu

Luxury patisserie, coffee emporium, and glamorous brunch spot, the flagship Coco Safar in Sea Point has been delighting palettes with indulgent treats and sumptuous coffee concoctions for breakfast and lunch since the beginning of the year, however, since early August the eatery now offers a dinner menu...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2018

Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine
Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine

It was pure joy to my ears when I heard that Hemelhuijs had come to Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Aug 2018

Joy in Bread and Wine on Happy Valley Road
Joy in Bread and Wine on Happy Valley Road

A drive down Happy Valley Road in South Africa's wine town Franschhoek is bound to leave you smiling, writes Eugene Yiga.

By Eugene Yiga 17 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A table of economies
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A table of economies

July's 30 degree-plus temperatures and long sunny days mark the advent of the Mediterranean summer season and herald the arrival of Malta's 2.3 million tourists...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 6 Jul 2018

Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu
Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu

Winter in Cape Town may be a gloomy and rainy affair yet cosy fireplaces, red wine quaffing, and hearty plates make the idea of heading out to dine super appealing...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2018

The best of Durbanville Hills Winery
The best of Durbanville Hills Winery

With Table Mountain at its back, rolling hills at its front, and an exceptional view of Robben Island in between, the Durbanville Hills Winery has become a firm favourite for wine and food lovers living in or visiting the Cape region...

By Cari Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes
New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes

As a self-admitted foodie snob, it's not often that I whole-heartedly adore every dish placed in front of me when I eat out, let alone if there happens to be TEN dishes placed in front of me. However, this unicorn of a culinary experience happened last Saturday night at Upper Bloem Restaurant...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2018

Ushering in a new era for brandy at the Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen
Ushering in a new era for brandy at the Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen

Inspired by Cape Town's fynbos, oceans, vineyards and mountain, Cause | Effect is an experiential cocktail kitchen and brandy bar that celebrates locally produced brandies...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jun 2018

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Beat the winter blues with Jazz on the Bay at The41

The41 in Camps Bay has launched it's once a month Jazz on the Bay offering to help Capetonians battle the winter blues with a fantastic beachfront view, a blazing fireplace, the soulful sounds of live jazz and delicious food paired with some fantastic wines...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Jun 2018

95 Keerom celebrates stuffed pasta with special menu this June
95 Keerom celebrates stuffed pasta with special menu this June

There's nothing like icy weather, torrential downpours and gloomy charcoal skies to tempt you to indulge in all the carbs. Perfect timing then that this June, Chef Giorgio Nava from authentic Italian restaurant 95 Keerom in Long Street introduces his special pasta ripiena menu...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jun 2018

The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting
The West Coast is a wondrous place for a wine-tasting

Five hours on the N7 in a van is unnerving even to the most easy-going traveller. Even so, the scenery is pleasant on the eyes and good for the heart. Philadelphia, Malmesbury, Morreesburg, Piketberg for a quick pitstop to stretch legs, and off we were again...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

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