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 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...
Recommended restaurants in and around Cape Town, based on recent personal experience. La Belle Café & Bakery and…. At the Alphen Hotel, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia, 021 795 6336, labellegm@alphen.co.za Inside and outside area under the oaks with a delectable menu including gourmet burgers with shoestring chips and very nifty plating Sumptuous salads, wholesome sandwiches and great pies, fish cakes etc. The baked...
Tin Roof Cafe Welcome to 2015 and isn't it great that you can go back to your favourite restaurant and they still exceed expectations! Tin Roof Cafe (contact 072 367 5698) in the Boschkop area, Pretoria East is still going strong and after all this time I have discovered their green carpaccio - pure bliss. In my opinion the beauty of...
Carla’s choice – Hartbeespoort Dam area Silver Orange Bistro On R513, close to the R104 fourway crossing, 082 378 2948 Booking essential Inside and outside seating available They never disappoint Their complimentary arrival cocktails is an excellent start to a leisurely lunch There fillet is utterly delicious, melt in the mouth perfect Duck samosas with homemade ginger sauce is addictive Tempura prawn starter recommended Good attentive service Siesta Tapas Bistro 78...
Press release | 20 November 2015  2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards winners announced  South Africa’s shining culinary talents were honoured at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on Sunday, 20 November. The Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town was transformed into a luxurious secret garden for the Sunday lunch of the year, where the stars of...
Bellevue Café 5 Bellevue Road, Kloof, Durban, 031 717 2780 Great vibe, great food, great value Inside and patio seating The Thai chicken & prawn curry with basmati rice is fragrant and flavoursome, a good meal or R85 Try the warm corncake with rocket, coriander, smoked salmon and lemon crème fraiche Will go back for the penne with roasted butternut, harissa cream, Egyptian dukkah and...
Budmarsh is a privately owned lodge situated in the Magaliesberg, just outside the town of Magaliesburg. The first time I visited Budmarsh, approximately 6 years ago I really liked the ambiance. I visited them again a few weeks ago and they have maintained, improved and expanded and are highly recommended. Budmarsh currently offers: 18 rooms, beautiful modern and specious rooms...
I have not quite mastered the eating with the right hand technique, mainly due to the fact that I am left handed and eating with the left hand is not COOL. The food is also very saucy which causes quite a mess for the inexperienced right hand eater. Although South Africa is home to a huge Indian population I...
Sunday lunch at Emily Moon Restaurant overlooking the Bitou River outside Plettenberg Bay turned out to be a very positive experience. We were lucky enough to still get a table at short notice. They offer a selected set menu for Sunday lunch at a very reasonable R135 per person (3 course). Starter choice of: Greek salad (with a twist), Prawn...

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