Category: Restaurants

Terroir

You know when the plate of food is so good that you use your knife to scrape off each bit of deliciousness? And then at one point you give up and use your finger, hoping that no one sees you doing it? But luckily when you look up you are not the only one. It was a bit like that when we had a tasting of the new winter menu at Terroir¬†located on Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch.   Michael Broughton…

For a memorable meal a few things have to happen. I have four criteria: honest food made with care and love, gracious service and hosts, beautiful surroundings and the best possible company to share it with. It is not often that all these elements fall into place together but when they do the occasion remains in my thoughts for weeks after. Last Sunday, all these four elements come together at South Hill’s restaurant, The Gallery. Met by our gracious hosts…

Dunkeld West Shopping Centre is certainly not Joburg’s most glamorous location but it is home to quite a few Jhb food institutions: Fournos Bakery, Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers and The Fisherman’s Deli. And for the last few years DW eleven-13 can be added to that list. It was with a stroke of luck that we managed to get one of the last tables before they closed for the annual holidays and I am so happy we did as it never…

I am always looking for a reason to go to Overture at the Hidden Valley wine estate in Stellenbosch. The beautiful setting, fantastic view, good and friendly service and above all the excellent food makes it my favourite splurge restaurant. A friend from Jozi was in town and Friday again did not disappoint. It was a beautiful sunny winter’s day and after spending a few hours walking Babylonstoren’s garden, lunch at Overture was the perfect follow up destination. We chose…

I think it is safe to say that when you are still thinking about a meal you had 2 days ago it was a fantastic meal! Top restaurant lists abound these days but there are a few that are consistently at the top of any of these lists (local and international) and The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek is one of those restaurants. When I saw they were running a special where your companion does not pay…

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