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10 (or so) of the best Valentine’s Day restaurants

Saint Valentine (if he existed at all) was a 4th century celibate who was clubbed to death and then also beheaded. Many of those...

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...

Harbour House – restaurant review

On the restaurant reviewer’s tick list, the décor of Harbour House in Kalk Bay has always scored high. It’s not just the location of...

Restaurant review: Ritrovo Ristorante

Fashion and proximity to where food critics live plays more of a role than it ought to in the awarding of prizes. There are...

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...

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...

Portuguese Kitchen – restaurant review

Posh Pretoria is in the east of the city. The west is poor. This is nothing new. The Carnegie Commission of Investigation on the...

Restaurant review: D6 – District Six Eatery

Modern chefs and food critics generally use the term ‘fusion’ to describe a late-20th century culinary phenomenon in which French cuisine was shocked out...