imageLast week I experienced the power of colour in two new restaurants in Cape Town, in its plating at The Shortmarket Club, and in the explosion of colour in its decor in The Stack restaurant and member club, which  opened four weeks ago. (more…)

imageDear Blog reader

By the time you read this Blogpost I will have arrived in New York, for what is the most exciting journey I have ever undertaken, focusing on the best restaurants in the Big Apple as well as in London. (more…)

Shortmarket Club logoJune has seen the opening of excellent restaurants The Shortmarket Club, SOURCE, Idiom, and The Stack, despite it being the middle of winter.  New restaurant openings continue, especially in Cape Town, and few restaurants have closed down.

We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome information.

Restaurant Openings

Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ Shortmarket Club, with Wesley Randles, former Pot Luck Club Chef, has opened (photograph)

#   The Stack has re-opened, after stunning renovations due to fire damage. (more…)

imageSadly Koekedoor is coming to an end next week, and at the end of episode 12 on Thursday only two contestants were left. The ingredient which was the hero of the episode was butter, and the theme was ‘An Ode to Butter’. (more…)

imageThe Village Tart is Franschhoek’s newest restaurant, having opened two months ago on the main road, where the Pancake place used to be.  It is a friendly restaurant, offering the best baking in Franschhoek, but serves lunches and breakfasts too.  (more…)

pick n pay logoThe Sweet Service Award goes to Pick ‘n Pay in the V&A Waterfront and its Manager Faizel Saban, for allowing me to buy an eye shadow tester, as they did not have my colour preference in stock, and despite it not being for sale. Faizel levied a nominal price for it, as it was not on their system. He also kindly offered me a parking voucher.



imageOn Tuesday, its second day of operating, my friend Graham Goble and I dined at Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ new The Shortmarket Club, just off Bree Street. It exceeded our expectations, in differing from The Test Kitchen (tasting menu) and Pot Luck Club (tapas) in its offering, and stood out in its strong use of colour for its starters and mains. However, some aspects disappointed. (more…)

imageSOURCE restaurant opened in the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Village at the beginning of this month, and word has already spread about the quality cuisine which Chef Warwick Taylor offers at reasonable prices. (more…)

Garth Almazan 3 smallChef Garth Almazan, former long-standing chef at Catharina’s at Steenberg, has announced that he is opening a new, as yet unnamed, restaurant alongside the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster in summer. (more…)

imageOn Thursday I was one of a number of writers invited to the launch of the new The Bakery @ Jordan, on a picture perfect winter’s day, allowing us to sit outside and enjoy the view over the farm dam and onto the Stellenbosch mountains. (more…)

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