Matthew Burbidge

Elangeni: The bed & breakfast of champions

The biggest hotel in the country with a lot of sporty mouths to feed. Matthew Burbidge undertakes a study of consumption.

Banking on an Italian supply store

Italian grocery shop Super Sconto (Super Discount) on Louis Botha has a restaurant, but you would never know it from the front of the building.

Rosebank’s Level Four restaurant a new hangout for Jo’burg’s elite

54 on Bath, which has replaced The Grace Hotel in Rosebank, is attracting high-end customers at its champagne and lobster Level Four restaurant.

A fresh look at vegan food

You won’t find a vestige of egg, a piece of cheese or a drop of milk or honey at the Greenside Café.

Parreirinha: Good food behind bars

Parreirinha in La Rochelle is a warren of dining rooms. The building, in a suburban street deep in Johannesburg's south, used to be a police station.

No mincing words in a beef that goes against the grain

How a quest for the perfect burger led Matthew Burbidge into the cold room — and a debate about the merits of grass-fed versus grain-fed cattle.

Lots to love at Love Food Café

Even if you’re not eating, the ­coffee is something to behold.

Trevor Fowler meets the press

Greeters at the front desk seemed a little glum about the turnout for a briefing over lunch by the City of Johannesburg.

Still grand at the Rand

A new menu is risky for an institution dedicated to keeping up the ‘classics’.

Ready your chopsticks

So Yum often seems full, even in the middle of the afternoon.

Zuma makes space for China’s Xi in Nkandla

The M&G can reveal that China's relationship with its smaller Brics cousin has just become a lot more cosy, with a rural residence for its president.

Fired up for Italian fare

There’s an odd thing that happens outside Rosebank Fire Station on Tuesdays. At noon, a crowd forms, a little like a flash mob, in search of lunch.

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