Food & Drinks

LA Colombe

LA Colombe Acclaimed chef Luke Dale-Roberts adds Asian influences to the classic, contemporary French-style menu, and he does it with flair. Expect fine dining and impeccable service - La Coiombe was recently awarded Acqua Panna Best Restaurant in Africa and the Middle East, and ranked 12th on the 2010 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. You can choose between the...

Le Quartier Français

Le Quartier Français It’s for good reason this elegantly appointed dinner-only establishment continues to rank among the world's top eateries (it was placed 31st on the 2010 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list), not least for the amazing creativity and culinary skill of executive chef Margot Janse. Her five-course menu and eight-course ‘surprise menu’, dictated by what exceptional...

Hartford House

Hartford House Under the creative eye of dynamic, award-winning chef Jackie Cameron, Hartford House continues to pull the crowds and wow foodies. Expect five-course dinners made with the freshest ingredients, much of it home-grown and served in the cosiest colonial-style dining room in the Midlands. We love Jackie’s new breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, with their modern and fun take...

Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve

Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve 3 Just three hours’ drive from the Mother City, Bushmanskioof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat offers a different kind of lodge experience. There are no Big Five or lapas here; instead, the R&R is all about hiking and mountain biking in the Cederberg, swimming in crystal-clear rock pools and exploring San rock-art sites. You can expect a warm welcome and...

Albizia Restaurant

Adventurous Chef-Stylist Lient jie Wessels and her husband Robert Denton’s eatery, Albizia, is located in Cullinan, about an hour's drive from Pretoria, and includes an ever-changing menu of delectable dishes, including lime-leaf and vanilla-dressed chicken and granadilia-and-amaretti fool. The eclectic decor and avant-garde menu, which merges the Afrikaner dishes of...

Thrupps (Grocery store)

Thrupps Illovo Centre With wide selection of local and internationally sourced gourmet goodies & vibrant Atmosphere and , it’s no wonder Thrupps has been considered Joburg’s grocer of distinction for the past 115 years. Consistent, reliable service and an emphasis on quality mean that Thrupps offers South Africans the closest possible experience to Harrods of London on local soil. But this...

Vida e Caffee

The concept of the popular Vida e Caffee chain was born out of the heritage of a truly European espresso bar. Drawing its inspiration from pavement cafes in Lisbon, Rome, Paris and Barcelona where drinking coffee in its purest form is a necessity not a luxury, Vida strives to serve great espresso or espresso-based coffee. Find out a location near you from Vida e Caffee...

Deluxe Coffee Works

Deluxe Coffee Works Owner Judd Francis is a master roaster, barista, machine technician and trainer - and will make sure your cuppa is extra special. In fact, word on the street is he is a man that can help you with all your coffee troubles.

Bukhara

Bukhara Which has branches throughout Ma Cape Town, is a perennial favourite with locals, Indian tourists, celebrities and politicians. All the restaurants have the signature open kitchens, which allow you to watch the North Indian chefs in action as they prepare succulent tandooris and aromatic curries.

Myatt Café & Chocolatier

Myatt Café & Chocolatier Myatt Café & Chocolatier receives an encore with the opening of their doors at the fashion wing of the V & A Waterfront. Delicious gourmet sandwiches, pastries, cakes and chocolates are but a few of the choices you will be faced with. With a variety of coffees and teas you could be tempted to stay all day and , with names such as Kenyan Black, Ceylon Petiagala and...

Charly's Bakery

Charly's Bakery With tongues firmly tucked in cheek, Oompa Loompas of this zany, technicoloured bakery are just waiting to fulfil your wildest cake fantasy. The list of 'mucking afazing' treats is vast, starring everything from a signature Hummingbird cake and glitter-adorned Baileys chocolate cake to decadently rich Mississippi mud pies and bachelorette cupcakes that would make sailors...

Coral International Cape Town

Bringing some Arabian hospitality to the Mother City, this hotel oozes ritzy Middle Eastern style. Rooms and suites feature views of either the mountain or the charming candy-coloured cottages of Cape Town's Malay quarter, the Bo-Kaap. Guests are welcomed with dates, Arabian coffee and lemon mint tea and the hotel, South Africa's first dry hotel, also features male and...

Marimba Restaurant

Marimba Restaurant When marimba rhythms start to play, dance with me ...' This upmarket restaurant offers live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Musicians here hail from the Congo, Mozambique and South Africa, offering recognizable tunes with an African slant, including African interpretations of songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Hours: 8.30am - 11.30pm Mon-Fri;...

Club Chevelle

Chevelle features a variety of music genres, played by top local and international DJs. The interior is lavish and sophisticated, attracting Cape Town's smart, trendy crowd. Regular dress-up parties keep things cooking, but it might be best to take a taxi to the venue as parking is usually a problem. Hours: 8.00pm-2.00am Tues-Sat.

Rotisserie 360

This hole-in-the-wall roast chicken, salad, coffee and sandwich stop is perfect for people on the go. Locals happily queue for the roasted chicken, dished up with a choice of home-made lemon and thyme or a lemon, thyme and chilli basting. Be sure to add a dollop of the amazing home-made mayo. Their fresh, creative salads are also a must - think exotic ingredients like...