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Zhong Cuisine – restaurant review

Cheap sushi is a deeply dangerous global abomination. Most of the inexpensive sushi served in South Africa is a rolling insult to Japanese culinary...

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...

La Madeleine – restaurant review

Belgians are like the French only better. They cook with the finesse of the French and the portion sizing of the Germans. What’s not...

Dollhouse – restaurant review

Anyone who grew up in Johannesburg (or, as in my case, wishes that they did) has a Dollhouse memory. The origins of this iconic...

Kismayo – restaurant review

Kismayo Somali restaurant is at the Amal Centre (also known as Little Mogadishu) on Albertina Sisulu Street in Mayfair, Johannesburg. The centre has no...

Restaurant review: Thava and Taste of Punjab

I ate in two Johannesburg Indian restaurants last week. Neither was perfect but then life seldom is. My first eating experience was a lunch...

Flames at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff – restaurant review

Eating the occasional not-very-good meal is an occupational hazard of being a food writer. As occupational hazards go, there are worse ways to earn...

The Sheikh’s Palace vs King Arabic Sandwiches – restaurant review

Thanks to Ottolenghi et al, Middle Eastern flavours are this season’s hot tastes for cool people. Sadly, they are surprisingly difficult to find in...