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Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting

Tucked away in the hills of the Helderberg, the new Idiom restaurant and wine tasting centre feels like an escape to another world.

Review: Jo’burg restaurant ‘Town’ serves some yummy dim sum

The portions may be on the small side, but the food bar is fast becoming the go-to spot in Jo’burg’s cultural heartland, writes Milisuthando Bongela.

Peddling peace and pudding

Parktown North now offers an exciting culinary refuge from the fight or flight of city living at the Pudding Shop, writes Lisa Johnston.

Retro recipes for renewal

In cool Cape Town 'upscaling' means 'downmarket', and dives and dude food rake in the customers.

Comforting family fare

A new cook book is packed with nourishing Jewish, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean recipes.

Noma, asseblief

In the game of food, you win when you dine on 21 courses at the best restaurant in the world.

Marketing farce hard to swallow

As a marketing exercise for the restaurant business, I suppose "the world's 50 best" is to be welcomed.

’50 best’ puts diners in feeding frenzy

Although they might complain about Michelin, chefs at least understand the reasons why a restaurant is given its stars, even if they don't agree.

The tapas thesaurus

Chef Liam Tomlin is avowedly in favour of using only the best seasonal ingredients and allowing them to speak for themselves.

Piano Bar: Life 
begins at forte

There seems to be something inherently sad attached to piano bars.

Grills stay in the picture

While steakhouses tend to be the preserve of large franchises, a few independent treasures remain.

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.

A creative spot to chew on

A Cape Town venture has taken the restaurant and retail business to a whole new level.

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.

Beefcakes: How would you like your man?

Service with a smile is the trademark of a camp burger joint that also serves good food.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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