Worlds 50 Best 2016It has been an exciting early morning, with the World’s 50 Best Restaurants announced from Cipriani Wall Street in New York from 2h00 this morning. The Test Kitchen has done our country and Cape Town in particular proud, by becoming the 22nd Best Restaurant in the World! Osteria Francescana in Modena in Italy, owned by Chef Massimo Bottura, is the World’s Best Restaurant. (more…)

imageOn Thursday evening I attended the launch of hand-crafted Beluga Noble Russian vodka at the noble Nobu at the One & Only Cape Town. The Russian Consul-General in Cape Town described Beluga as ‘the best and the most popular‘ vodka in Russia! (more…)

imageEarlier this week Mayor Patricia de Lille announced at the Cape Town Press Club that plans have been finalized to complete the unfinished Foreshore bridge, which will connect it to the N1 highway, 40 years after the completion of the bridge ground to a halt. (more…)

Koekedoor 9 Swedish cakeIn episode nine of Koekedoor Season 2 only five contestantys out of the initial ten are left to fight out who the winner will be in the remaining five episodes. The second season has now reached the halfway mark, not in terms of the number of episodes, but in terms of the number of contestants that remain. Pre-prepared/convenience items available to bakers also formed the focus of the episode.  (more…)

W Cafe signageThe Sweet Service Award goes to W Café in Woolworths at the V&A Waterfront, and its waitress Noëlla Kayumba.  We went for breakfast last Sunday, and Noëlla came to check on our table regularly, and wanted feedback about the dry cappuccino, and if it had been made correctly.  We did not wait long for our breakfast, and it was perfectly prepared. The supervisor came to check on us twice in the hour, and the manager came to the table too.  I had not been to this branch in a very long time, not having been satisfied with its service in (more…)

imageI was impressed with the service recovery by HQ restaurant, after I had recently awarded it a Sour Service Award. Manager Matthew Mulholland invited me to try their winter special, and my friend Giulio and I enjoyed a fun evening at the city centre restaurant on Tuesday. (more…)

Worlds 50 Best 2016It was announced today that La Colombe has been ranked 76th Best Restaurant in the World by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It is the third time that La Colombe has made it onto the prestigious list. (more…)

imageI was aware of a new Nomad restaurant opening in Cape Town via Social Media, confusing it with the one which I knew was opening in Stellenbosch. The two new Nomad restaurants are unrelated, the Stellenbosch one having opened in March. At the end of April Nomad Fusion Bistro opened on Waterkant Street in Cape Town. (more…)

Tuk Tuk Beer vatsNew restaurant openings continue, especially in Cape Town, despite winter having arrived, and further restaurants have closed down.

We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously.

Restaurant Openings

#   A Mexican-style tapas restaurant has opened inside Tuk Tuk craft beer microbrewery in Franschhoek (photograph)

#   Mulberry & Prince has opened on the corner of Bree and Pepper Street, with owners American Cynthia Rivera and local Cornel Mostert  (more…)

imageFor the fourth year Hermanus FynArts is showcasing and celebrating the best of South African Arts, from 10 – 19 June. The theme of the Festival this year is ‘French Connection’. (more…)

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