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Bocca – restaurant review

The zucchini fries at Bocca are unmissable. They are cut like skinny chips, but tend to flop modestly. This is not a starchy, upright...

The Carnivore – restaurant review

The Carnivore is the sort of restaurant that seems to exist solely to be photographed for in-flight magazines. It presents a portrait of Africa...

Pesce Azzurro – restaurant review

It bodes well when most of the patrons in the restaurant are speaking Italian. At the big table in the corner are a trio...

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...

Daisy Jones: Casual eatery disappointments

I’m not one for kvetching, but when you order a meal that makes you retch, there’s something to be said. I’m talking to you, Melissa’s...

La Colombe at Silvermist – restaurant review

Running any restaurant is very, very hard. Restarting an iconic eating establishment in a new location (especially one that was not previously used as...

The Foodbarn – restaurant review

There’s nothing in the words “barn” and “village” to suggest a great seafood restaurant. Yet The Foodbarn in Noordhoek Village sets a gold standard...

Chicken Licken and Kentucky Fried Chicken – restaurant review

Done right, fried chicken is one of the world’s great edible experiences but it’s all about proportions of taste and texture. The coating needs...