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Restaurant review: Mongkok, Cyrildene

At Mongkok in Cyrildene’s ‘new’ Chinatown, there are rows of fire roasted, mahogany-hued ‘Peking’ ducks (complete with feet and beaks) hanging from hooks in...

Restaurant review: Urbanologi, Johannesburg

Urbanologi restaurant, at the 1 Fox Precinct in the Johannesburg CBD, is housed inside a recently renovated, late 19th century warehouse. So stylish is...

Restaurant review: InterContinental O.R. Tambo Airport

Perhaps there are people who eat hotel room service fully clothed and at a table but I have yet to meet them. If they...

Restaurant review: La Petite Maison

Chefs Tyeya Ngxola and Timothy Stewart opened La Petite Maison in February 2019 and ran slap bang into the hell that was load shedding....

Restaurant review: Island Bar, Southern Sun Hyde Park

Poke (pronounced po-kay) is having a moment. All the hippest of hipster hot spots are serving Hawaiian raw fish cubes with rice, assorted greens,...

Restaurant review: Basil’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Polokwane

They like to set things on fire in Limpopo. Long after the fashion for flambé was extinguished everywhere else, Basil’s Restaurant at Polokwane’s Ranch...

Restaurant review: Chef’s Table, Mount Nelson Hotel

The dictionary defines finesse as ‘refinement and delicacy of performance, execution or artisanship'. And so, it is with the Wasted! Menu at the Chef’s...

Restaurant review: As Greek As It Gets

Stavros Vladislavic is a Tshwane culinary Colossus. Having previously owned several landmark Greek restaurants in the city he broke many hearts when he decamped...