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

Eat chic at these 3 brand-new restaurants in Joburg

More often than not, our readers, friends and family have one question: “Where should I eat right now?” Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot and which favourite chef has just launched the ‘it’ place of the moment. Here, our top three picks of brand-new restaurants in Joburg, all of which offer great food, high … Continue reading Eat chic at these 3 brand-new restaurants in Joburg

Spring dining guide 2020: New restaurants and seasonal menus in Joburg

Get out of your winter rut! Spring is here, which means it’s time to check out contenders for the best new restaurants and seasonal menus in Joburg. From a fancy dinner option at a boutique hotel to an Insta-worthy reimagined Mediterranean joint, these restaurants make the most of local ingredients in season with options to … Continue reading Spring dining guide 2020: New restaurants and seasonal menus in Joburg

Urban Escape Morningside: The ultimate pitstop for a pampering session

Whether for relaxation and rejuvenation from head to toe or a day of glamorous downtime paired with clever, cutting-edge treatments, the brand-new Urban Escape in Morningside has got you covered. Located on the upper level of Morningside Shopping Centre, the cool yet inviting space feels well away from the hustle and bustle of the chatter … Continue reading Urban Escape Morningside: The ultimate pitstop for a pampering session

Feast on Joburg’s best grub without leaving your couch

There’s an unexpected upside to be found in the aftermath of lockdown: Joburg now has a better takeaway scene than ever before. So, just because you’re staying indoors right now doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some of chart toppers for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Feeling a little peckish? We’ve rounded up … Continue reading Feast on Joburg’s best grub without leaving your couch

Take it outside: Restaurants that are getting social distancing right

With the lockdown regulations finally eased, we’re all due more than a bit of fresh air. Whether you’re looking to make the most of the spring weather or are just feeling a bit safety-first in these uncertain times, al fresco eating is the order of the season. At these outdoor dining spots, expect increased PPE, … Continue reading Take it outside: Restaurants that are getting social distancing right

It’s time for that much-need new ’do at the revamped blowdryco.

Joburg girls are known for their artfully rumpled hair, but make no mistake – unless you’re a dab hand with the old vented brush, blowdryco. is pretty essential to have in one’s little black book of beauty. At this newly revamped blow-dry bar in Parkhurst, the masterful stylists conjure that kind of easy insouciance and … Continue reading It’s time for that much-need new ’do at the revamped blowdryco.

Time-tested favourites: The first-timer’s guide to eating in Joburg

Coming to the City of Gold for the first time ever is exciting and intimidating. You could easily go broke trying to visit every restaurant in the city, but while there will always be plenty of people chasing the next hot things – unicorn hot chocolate and black charcoal burgers – there are certain restaurants … Continue reading Time-tested favourites: The first-timer’s guide to eating in Joburg