A dining extravaganza not to be missed at The Test Kitchen Carbon

Rosebank is getting more than its fair share of foodie openings. Equally edgy and electric, warm and welcoming – use any excuse you can to visit The Test Kitchen Carbon. This restaurant in the new Oxford Parks development is crackling with energy right now. Everything is technically precise, but it’s chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ culinary storytelling … Continue reading A dining extravaganza not to be missed at The Test Kitchen Carbon

5 outdoor terraces for drinking and dining in the Cape Winelands this winter

With all its romantic perks – glittering white mountains, cosying up by the fire and red wines guaranteed to pair with heartier dishes – the magic of winter in the Cape Winelands is truly unparalleled. But with so many sensational restaurants for staying snug and warm, it can be hard to narrow the field. We’ve … Continue reading 5 outdoor terraces for drinking and dining in the Cape Winelands this winter

Secret, underground dining at The Marabi Club Pop-Up Restaurant

Beneath the super-cool Hallmark House Hotel is a basement jazz club. The spot on Siemert Road in New Doornfontein may look seemingly abandoned, but when diners shuffle down a dark alley and enter a nondescript door, they’ll find an intriguing, unexpectedly charming ‘secret’ Prohibition-style cocktail den. Complete with drinks exuding smoke and small, flavoursome dishes, … Continue reading Secret, underground dining at The Marabi Club Pop-Up Restaurant

Reviewed: The Blockman on Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue

It’s no surprise that Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue is full of modern spots for shaking hands, cutting deals and perhaps even an afternoon glass of prosecco. But leisurely lunch meetings are no longer reserved for investment bankers and high-power business associates. The Blockman, a brand-new chef-driven restaurant helmed by Vassilios ‘Basil’ Holiasmenos, strips away the rigid formalities of … Continue reading Reviewed: The Blockman on Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue

4 great grape breaks in the Cape Winelands this summer

While summer always brings about dreams of weekend getaways, the urge to get out of town has frankly never been stronger. But the age-old question remains: Where, exactly, should I go? For wine lovers and for travelling gourmands in the age of experiential and photo-op-driven journeying, gourmet wine tasting holidays in the Cape Winelands provide … Continue reading 4 great grape breaks in the Cape Winelands this summer