Jennifer Hugé to leave La Colombe

La Colombe's front of house manager Jennifer Hugé is set to vacate her role in pursuit of a new restaurant venture in Cape Town's CBD. Hugé joined the restaurant as a waitress, quickly moving into a relief maître d' position, and subsequently front-of-house manager. She is known for her food and...

8 Oct 2018

Mugg & Bean implements new payment method for customers

Restaurant company Mugg & Bean has made Samsung Pay available as a payment option at its sit down and on-the-go restaurants across the country. Customers of Mugg & Bean that are also users of the recently unveiled Samsung Pay application may now pay their bill using a compatible Samsung Galaxy...

1 Oct 2018

Jenny Morris takes Yumcious to the northern suburbs

Celebrity chef Jenny Morris is to open a Yumcious restaurant at the DeVille Shopping Centre in Durbanville in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The restaurant is expected to open in the third week of July 2018. Morris opened her first Yumcious in the Cape Quarter precinct several years ago.

20 Jun 2018

Sun City chef to represent SA at Culinary Olympics

Sun City chef David Loate is to represent South Africa at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Loate will be amongst some 2000 chefs from 50 nations participating in the world's largest culinary competition. The national team will present pioneering culinary trends and vie for...

18 Jun 2018

Local restaurant creates dynamic Spotify playlist

RocoMamas has created a playlist on Spotify, making it the first South African brand to do so. RocoMamas' founder, Brian Altriche, says the restaurant frequently receives requests on social media to create a playlist. South African indie and alternative rock bands can share their original...

12 Jun 2018

Yasuhiro Fujio wins S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018

Yasuhiro Fujio has been crowned as the winner for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 after wowing the grand jury with his signature dish called 'Across the Sea'. The competition came to a close on 13 May 2018 after three rounds of competitive cooking throughout the weekend. Virgilio Martínez,...

16 May 2018

Swiss Air Lines bestows Chantel Dartnall with culinary award

Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has awarded chef Chantel Dartnall with its Swiss Culinary Innovation Award. The award was presented by the airline and the JHP Gourmet Guide. Swiss, the JHP Gourmet Guide, and select media amalgamated to congratulate Dartnall and to experience her five-course...

8 Feb 2018

Diners Clubs wins Rosetta Award

Diners Club South Africa has won the Rosetta Award for service excellence at the 12th Annual Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) Rosetta Awards. The award is given in recognition of restaurants that contribute to the betterment of the restaurant industry and to those that provide...

19 Sep 2017

Restaurant Mosaic is three cheers the merrier with international awards

The Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has added three more international awards to its extensive list of accolades. Its chef, Chantel Dartnall was named the 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards while its wine list was acknowledged at the 2017 World of Fine Wine World's...

20 Jun 2017

Benguela on Main wins at World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016

During the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016 gala awards ceremony, which took place on 18 June in Switzerland, Benguela on Main was named the winner of the 'Eclectic (International) Cuisine' award. The restaurant, headed by executive chef Jean Delport, also ranked as a finalist in the category of...

21 Jun 2016

Societi Bistro makes it into the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide

Societi Bistro's address, 50 Orange Street in Gardens, Cape Town has been included in the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide - Cape Town App and book. Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its unique take on the world through its City Guides, offering a careful selection of addresses chosen with...

16 Nov 2015

The Tasting Room hailed as one of South Africa's finest restaurants

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, has been recognised as one of South Africa's finest restaurants. The 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, hailed as the "Foodie Oscars", pays tribute to the country's top restaurants and chefs and celebrates the burgeoning culinary industry in South...

16 Nov 2015

Two Oceans restaurant inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

The Two Oceans restaurant at Cape Point, which features one of the most spectacular views in the world, has been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame after winning a Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row.

21 May 2015

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