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Bellagio

Joburg: Bellagio

The long-time favourite spot of lovers of bistro-chic cuisine, Bellagio, has found a comfy new home in Illovo, where – under the eagle eye of owner Louise Castle –…

Durban: The Wok Box

Durban: The Wok Box

Sean Beatt and his wife Premjit started a culinary revolution in Durban in the 90s when they introduced the cuisine of her native Thailand. Their restaurant Bangkok Wok was…

Joburg: Petits Fours Milan

Joburg: Petits Fours Milan

Petits Fours Milan is turning heads in Bryanston where owner Magdaleen van Wyk’s latest bistro-café offers a charming and quirky menu with lust-have trimmings and on-trend delights. Breakfast and…

The Great Eastern Food Bar

Joburg: The Great Eastern Food Bar

Views, flavour-packed seasonal food, neat and tidy unpretentious decor… it’s a given that you’ll return after a delightful experience at The Great Eastern Food Bar, The Bamboo Centre in…

Umi

Cape Town: Umi

Umi (‘the sea’) is a sleek addition to the Camps Bay strip, where modern Japanese dishes sit happily alongside an expansive sushi menu. Following the global trend of ‘small…

The Smokehouse & Grill

Joburg: The Smokehouse & Grill

Like all worthwhile stories, this one starts with dessert. And not just any dessert but a bodice-ripping one: home-made peanut butter ice cream dribbled with hot butterscotch sauce (R35).…

Durban: Parc

Durban: Parc

Here we have a down-to-earth café experience with a deceptively simple menu – Parc. Expect locally sourced artisanal produce, with breads from neighbouring Glenwood Bakery and distinctive coffee from…

Franschhoek: The Salmon Bar

Franschhoek: The Salmon Bar

Franschhoek isn’t short of top-notch restaurants, but there’s only one certified by the Marine Stewardship Council for its unwavering approach to using sustainably sourced seafood. The Salmon Bar’s shady…

Joburg: Red Chilli Spice

Joburg: Red Chilli Spice

At Red Chilli Spice, you can expect pukka North Indian dishes with no fanfare – the marinated ‘Drums of heaven’ chicken drumstick starter is a must, and the cut-with-a-spoon…

Durban: Jeera

Durban: Jeera

Chef Sandren Govender at Jeera takes his spicing very seriously – imported from India he then roasts, grinds and blends them to create dishes that appeal to the Durban…

the house of machines

Cape Town: The House of Machines

Say hello to The House Of Machines, a concept coffee shop where machismo meets coffee. This edgy haunt is the infant project and collaborative offspring of three creatives –…

Durban: Stretta

Having outgrown their premises, Stretta recently relocated to more spacious environs, but the reincarnation maintains the signature minimal palette of natural materials and striking tiling. Cuisine basics include classic…