The best boutique winery restaurants to explore in the Cape Winelands

Any trip to Cape Town should include the Cape Winelands’ famed culinary delights and plenty of local wine. There will always be polished and commercial big names that pull us in, but outside of these you can find some real gems – small-scale and often family-owned – that give the wine region a genuine sense … Continue reading The best boutique winery restaurants to explore in the Cape Winelands

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

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

Our 4 favourite new food and drink experiences in Joburg this October

It’s springtime, and the eating is easy. Now that you can go out, where should you go out? After a tough year marked by news of closures, for the first time in a year and a half there are several openings to report. Across Joburg, new, buzzy eateries that make the most of local seasonal ingredients and options to … Continue reading Our 4 favourite new food and drink experiences in Joburg this October

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