Absolute deliciousness over at CHEFS

I’ve had my eye on CHEFS (situated at 81 St John’s St in Gardens) for quite some time now…

Sadly, due to some full-time adulting at a corporate gig at present, it escaped me for quite some time as they used to only be open Mon to Fri for lunch.

BUT then an awesome turn of […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|

Sea views & elegant dining at Mangata in Simon’s Town

A few weeks ago my friend Dax (from Relax with Dax) and I decided to venture out to Simon’s Town to try a new spot called Mangata.  Situated about one street up from the water’s edge, Mangata offers some really nice views along with a more sophisticated dining experience compared to some of the […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|
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    My awesome stay at Aquila Private Game Reserve & a look at their brand spankin’ new spa

My awesome stay at Aquila Private Game Reserve & a look at their brand spankin’ new spa

When I got the invite to check out Aquila Private Game Reserve & their newly launched spa my thoughts were:  awesome little African getaway just 2 hours drive from Cape Town, 4 star luxury, spa pampering and a chance to see the big 5 up close… what person in their right mind would say […]

A return visit to Shio (and my updated thoughts)

If you missed my previous Shio feature, you can read my full review over here (which also features some great venue shots).  This is purely an update because at the time, there were a few dishes that missed the mark, but other dishes that were really great, hence my desire to go back and […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|
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    Keen for some fine wining? Then join HQ Restaurant & Boschendal Wines next Wed, 5 April

Keen for some fine wining? Then join HQ Restaurant & Boschendal Wines next Wed, 5 April

Next Wed, 5 April 2017, HQ will be hosting another one of their Fine Wining dinners, this time partnering with Boschendal Wines.

Now I’ve been to a couple of these and there are two things that I can vouch for:

The wine is always flowing
It’s always a fun evening out

On the food front, […]

I check out The Raptor Room in Roeland Street

So there’s a new spot in my hood called The Raptor Room – actually they’re not thaaaaat new, they opened up towards the end of last year already…

It’s taken me a while to try them out, even though they’re literally 150m down the road, I think mainly because I was like “ja ja, […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|

Come Wine With Us with Durbanville Hills & Vista Marina

Last week I once again got to join the team from Come Wine With Us for one of their awesome food & wine evenings.  This time the location was the ultra-sexy new Vista Marina in the V&A Waterfront (right behind the Two Oceans Aquarium) and the wine was provided by Durbanville Hills who also […]

I try out Ben Wei in Wembley Square

Last weekend I had the pleasure of dining at new sushi-Asian-fusion restaurant, Ben Wei, which is located within Wembley Square.

Now I am both happy and sad that one of The Inside Guide’s list of hottest new restaurants in Cape Town (check out that list over here) has opened right around the corner from my apartment and right […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|

La Mouette’s Late Summer menu looks sooo good…

Some exciting things are happening over at La Mouette…  Chef Henry has decided to do away with their old-style a la carte menu in favour of a seasonally inspired 3 or 6 course menu.

Personally I’m super excited about this change, particularly because I’ve been a fan of their 6 course tasting menu for ages […]

I try out the Indian tapas experience over at Thali

A few weeks ago my friends and I decided to try out Chef Liam Tomlin’s (of Chef’s Warehouse) new Indian restaurant, Thali.  Located at number 3 Park road, right next door to Jerry’s Burger Bar & Fat Cactus, the space has undergone quite a lovely renovation to bring you a little touch of India […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|