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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...

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...

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...

Springfontein Eats – restaurant review

There is a photograph of Springfontein Eats chef Jürgen Schneider on the wine farm’s website. He is wearing wellie boots, jeans, a sweatshirt –...

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...

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...

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...

Burrata – restaurant review

On the occasion of my daughter’s tenth birthday I suggested we go out for “the best pizza you’ve ever tasted”. Burrata at the Old Biscuit...