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

The best restaurant in Africa – is it worth the hype?

The beach shacks of Paternoster – a remote fishing village two hours from Cape Town – call to mind creamy mussel pots, grilled crayfish with garlicky butter, strings of seashells, unpretentiously mismatched wooden furniture and the feeling of sunshine on the skin. Among the many winners at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2021, the … Continue reading The best restaurant in Africa – is it worth the hype?

Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant

Foraging can be an over-hyped word. For many, it means banging on about the stir-fried dandelion greens, garlic mustard pesto, stinging nettle soup or violet-infused syrup they once made. For chef Candice Philip, however, it forms part of an inventive approach to cooking that’s based on a total sensory experience. Her story has taken her … Continue reading Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant

Fashionable food: Our favourite places to stay and eat in Cape Town

Deciding where to stay and eat in Cape Town is as hard, if not more, as choosing the perfect gift, where to go on your next holiday or which new pieces to splurge on for the season. Overwhelming? Yes. Doable? Absolutely! With endless options – literally – a little knowledge and direction is a must. … Continue reading Fashionable food: Our favourite places to stay and eat in Cape Town

3 fabulous new dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Anywhere there are world-class wines being made – from crisp sauvignon blanc to silky shiraz – the coexistence of a hotbed of first-class restaurants with delicious food is surely a given. Whether you’re planning to spend a day or a week exploring the Cape Winelands, a culinary destination with a whimsical blend of beauty and … Continue reading 3 fabulous new dining experiences in the Cape Winelands

Reviewed: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff’s Champagne Brunch

High-end resorts like Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff have always had fabulous breakfasts, but it seems that weekend brunches are the new mark of luxury. To our delight, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, which stands out from the foodie crowd for its pretty views and acclaimed menu, sees brunch the way those well-heeled Joburgers imagined: Elegant, indulgent and anything but … Continue reading Reviewed: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff’s Champagne Brunch