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Restaurant Review: The Chinese Dumpling Shop

This is a review of a restaurant that has no agreed-upon English name. The staff speaks very little English. It’s a restaurant that requires...

Restaurant review: Myoga

Overall, the food at Myoga is perfectly yummy, few would argue with that. It’s just that, when you’re having a five-course tasting menu prepared...

Restaurant review: Oroboros Tapas Bar

Restaurants are not just about food. Good food can be ruined by bad service – if I’m treated badly, I’m never coming back –...

Restaurant review: Graciales

The dessert board at Graciales might come as a surprise: A rich, fresh chocolate truffle, a lemon tart boasting all the right contrasts and...

Restaurant review: Open Door

On a dark night in early June, during loadshedding, a friend and I were accommodated at Open Door without a booking. I doubt we’ll...

Tiger’s Milk – restaurant review

Tiger’s Milk sets you agog from the get-go. There’s a vintage movie theatre sign at first floor level that transports you to the set...

Reuben’s – restaurant review

When Reuben’s is the name of the restaurant, it’s ideal to have Reuben in the kitchen. I’ve eaten at Reuben’s in Franschhoek with Reuben Riffel...

Uitkyk Carlonet 1982

All the stylistic vagaries of the modern era of winemaking in South Africa when Estelle Lourens of Uitkyk showed the 1982, 1997, 2001, 2007...