restaurant reviews

 
Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting
Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting
On the outskirts of Somerset West, about an hour’s drive out of Cape Town, the Bottega family welcomes old friends and new guests to celebrate the...
Review: Jo'burg restaurant 'Town' serves some yummy dim sum
Review: Jo'burg restaurant 'Town' serves some yummy dim sum
Town, a new dim sum restaurant and bar, is bringing some much-needed feet and stomachs to the still-working-itself-out development that is Work...
Peddling peace and pudding
Peddling peace and pudding
Take a bunch of city-worn souls, place them in a cosy, comfortable container, tenderise with bold lashings of flavour, add a dash of kindness, a...
Retro recipes for renewal
Retro recipes for renewal
People looking to the future have been eyeing the East City Precinct of Cape Town for some time. After all, there is nowhere else for the immediate...
Comforting family fare
Comforting family fare
The first thing cook Nirit Saban tells me when I phone her is that she can't speak, and that I should phone back. Five minutes later she has finished...
Noma, asseblief
Noma, asseblief
There are very few people who can boast that they've eaten at the number-one restaurant in the world. I am not one of those people. When I ate at...
Marketing farce hard to swallow
Marketing farce hard to swallow
So it's Noma, is it? Again? I'm trying very hard to care about the winner of 2014's world's 50 best restaurants, thought up as a wheeze by...
'50 best' puts diners in feeding frenzy
'50 best' puts diners in feeding frenzy
The service at what was, until last week, the "best restaurant in the world" is surprisingly relaxed. Maybe it's because the staff at Catalonia's...
The tapas thesaurus
The tapas thesaurus
I think I have at last found the best tapas-style cuisine in Cape Town and some of the finest food in the city. It is served in a food store where...
Piano Bar: Life 
begins at forte
Piano Bar: Life 
begins at forte
They make me think of cocktail lounges and lonely hearts, resigned but ever hopeful, nursing drinks, and always asking to hear “just one more...
Grills stay in the picture
Grills stay in the picture
For many South Africans the steakhouse was their first restaurant experience. It is where they learned the rituals of dining out, of menus and...
A fresh look at vegan food
A fresh look at vegan food
No meat, no wine. This is a vegetarian place, and damn near vegan.

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