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Restaurant reviews

Don’t miss Foxcroft’s extended Spring special

Last time we visited, earlier in 2018, I said that Foxcroft consistently over-delivers. I mean, it’s almost a year and a half later, and I still think about the incredible linefish I…

Faultless dining at Tryn at Steenberg

When I first heard that Catharina’s was becoming Tryn, my first response was “why”? We’d been to Steenberg many times over the years – both to the Bistro and to Catharina’s, and our…

A love letter to La Colombe

Perfection. Easy to convey in a photograph, but slightly trickier when it comes to finding the right words. Bear with me while I try. Despite my better judgement – and historical evidence…

Supper Club at Blanko with L’Avenir Wines

As a born-and-bred Capetonian, I know how strong the urge is to hibernate through the months of May to August. But, we recently brave a cold, wet evening to attend Blanko’s Supper…

Classic High Tea at the Cellars-Hohenhort

Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than sipping on MCC and enjoying sweet treats in the heart of green Constantia? I think the answer is a firm “no”,…

Exceptional French fare at Bobo’s Brasserie

This past weekend we braved the city’s blustery weather and headed to Mouille Point to try the latest addition to the Kove Collection – Bobo’s Brasserie. Having thoroughly investigated their menu beforehand,…

A review of Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

Having last been to Beau Constantia for a wine tasting visit – well before Chefs Warehouse was around – it was a long-overdue visit in general. Added to the fact that it’s…

Brunch at Steenberg’s BistroSixteen82

For tapas, for spa treatments, for fancy meals, for wine -we’ve been fans of Steenberg for years. So, when I noticed the team was still using a photograph I took of their…

An exceptional lunch at Protégé in Franschhoek

Busy? Hungry? Let me get straight to the point: Protégé is our new favourite place to eat in Franschhoek, and can’t recommend it enough. I mean, I’m going to spend the next…

La Petite Colombe – the best restaurant in Franschhoek

If I’ve ever spoken to you about food or eating out, you’d know I’m near-evangelical about La Colombe. We’ve had the privilege of eating there – currently the third best restaurant in…