The top 10 restaurants was announced on 16 November.... They are: The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town) La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town) The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek) Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (Constantia, Cape Town) Five Hundred at The Saxon Hotel (Sandton, Johannesburg) The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West) Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria) Terroir (Stellenbosch) The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town) Jordan...
This is a selection of my favourite venues, restaurants, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2014. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
Once again, the top restaurant sin South Africa has been announced. Although Cape Town and surrounds are still leading the pack, we are happy to see there area a few award winners elsewhere in South Africa. Congratulations to the winners! Should you want to compare to the 2013 winners, click here. The Top 10 restaurants for 2014: The Test Kitchen (Cape Town) Five...
Tapas has become very popular over the past few years and there are many fabulous options for tapas in South Africa. My absolute favourite is Siesta Tapas Bar and Bistro (78 Scott Street, Schoemansville, 012 253 1038) at the Hartbeespoort Dam. Every dish is a taste sensation. Some options include: Paella Orange & Avo salad Crostini Patatas Bravas Empanadillas and Empanadas Mixed mushrooms - fantastic! Nachos Very difficult...
The following are a selection of my favourite venues, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2013. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
The winners are: The Top 10 restaurants are: 1. The Test Kitchen 2. Five Hundred 3. Rust en Vrede 4. The Greenhouse 5. Hartford House 6. Jordan Restaurant 7. Overture 8. Camphors at Vergelegen 9. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français 10. Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant of the Year: The Test Kitchen Eat Out S. Pellegrino Chef of the Year: David Higgs, Five Hundred Service Excellence: Rust en Vrede Rising Star: Vanessa Marx, Dear...
Recommendations based on recent personal experience Piccola Italia Monument Park Shopping Centre, Skilpad street, 012 460 0836 A small comfortable casual neighborhood eatery Good Italian fare with specials such as Steak Tartare (have to order in advance), Osso Buco, Spetzatino Picante (lamb in a mild curry) and Moroccan chicken tagine (delicious) Their homemade Italian kisses, a great way to end an evening Good value for...
The following are a selection of my favourite experiences of 2012. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates. Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should you require more information or to make...
Recommendations on restaurants in Johannesburg based on recent personal  experience: Bellinis 18 Chaplin Road, Illovo, 011 880 9168, around corner from Wanderers Cricket Stadium Still great after almost 20 years Relaxed atmosphere Very busy at lunchtime during the week Try their signature dish, grilled chicken rosti or smoked salmon rosti Le Soufflé French Café – Brasserie Pineslopes Shopping Centre, opposite Montecasino, 011 465 4116 Small restaurant with cosy...
Herewith recommendations on restaurants in Johannesburg based on recent personal experience. Chez Gerard 20 West Apartment Hotel, 20 West Road South, Morningside, Sandton, 011 290 9600 Specific mention needs to be made of the freshly baked baguettes and the utterly delicious Crème brulée The Elm Tree Restaurant Located at the Syrene Hotel, 28 Wessel Road, Rivonia, 011 231 3900 Good spring/ summer menu available, try...

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