Fine Dining


If you are planning a trip to South Africa for the Fifa 2010 World Cup Tournament, or for any reason at all, here are a few tips to help you navigate through this vast and beautiful country. Crime: Caution pays better dividends than denial… There is no getting around the […]

Things You Need To Know About South Africa


Since my last post was a bit of a damning treatise, here is a great bit of news for visiting gastronomes. The S. Pellegrino 2007 list of “Best Restaurants in the world” was released last week and in the category for Africa and the Middle East, the top 5 were […]

Western Cape restaurants among the best in the world!




The world famous Mount Nelson Hotel sits amongst the trees at the top of the company gardens in Cape Town. Renowned for its stately elegance and charm, it is as iconic and historic a hotel as South Africa has. The “Pink lady” opened her gates same year as the start […]

High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town


Bayside Landing 98 Camps Bay Drive, Cape Town Category: Fine Dining Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Under review: Dinner SA Blog recommends? Enthusiastically! Snippet A fire extinguisher is helpfully provided in the form of a leaky hosepipe, and don’t mind the fact that there are no grilling tools – […]

Bayside Landing, Camps Bay: Restaurant Review


Azure Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town Category: Fine Dining Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Under review: Lunch SA Blog recommends? It’s Perfectly Decent Fare Snippet I finished my meal with a dark bitter chocolate fondant, served with Turkish delight ice-cream and crunchy almond brittle. I wish I could have […]

Azure, Twelve Apostles Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town: Restaurant Review




Tuscany Beach Restaurant 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town Category: Fine Dining Open for: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Under review: Dinner SA Blog recommends? Go Somewhere Else Snippet As I sat pondering the fate of our main courses, the fun began. I looked over Sean’s shoulder and saw a cockroach […]

Tuscany Beach Restaurant, Camps Bay, Cape Town: Restaurant Review


Harbour House Kalk Bay Harbour, Cape Town Category: Fine Dining Open for: Lunch, Dinner Under review: Dinner SA Blog Recommends? Enthusiastically! Snippet It’s a spectacular venue that, a few years ago, was sadly marred by overcooked, dry and sometimes even fishy squares of the day’s catch. Harbour House has since […]

Harbour House, Kalk Bay: Restaurant Review



(An SA Blog Beta post from Your Correspondent) This post is an extension of the Tulbagh 6-Part Serial Adventure! (3/6). Restaurant Review: Reader’s 12 Church St., Tulbagh +27 (0) 23 230-0087 [email protected] Closed Tuesdays. Reservations essential. This splendid establishment comprises two small, elegant dining rooms in a long, whitewashed, thatch-roofed […]

Tulbagh Restaurant Review: Reader’s