Category: Restaurant News

Bill and money

Let’s Talk About Tipping

Orphanage is definitely the best cocktail bar in Cape Town. But on one of my recent visits I got a shock when I realised that they have started adding 10% to bar tabs over R200. Here are my thoughts…

Empty table

Restaurant No-Shows

I’m hearing more and more about restaurants asking for credit card details when patrons book a table, with the implication that they will be charged a fee per head if they don’t show up....

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014

Like last year, South Africa only has 2 spots in the World 100 Best restaurants. The Test Kitchen has managed to break into the top 50, moving from position 61 to 48. The Tasting...

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SASSI And The Trailblazer Chefs

I want to tell you a story which will help you to understand why this post is relevant to you. A while back, biotech giant, Monsanto, tried to introduce genetically modified potatoes onto the...

Elite Traveler

Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2014

Elite Traveler magazine have started an annual list of the top 100 restaurants in the World. With its first list in 2013, this newcomer is competition to the well known World’s 50 Best Restaurants...

Eat Out magazine 2014

Top 10 Awards For Eat Out Magazine 2014

There are some newcomers to the Eat Out top 10, sponsored by DSTV Food Network. Five Hundred at the Saxon hotel is where David Higgs went after Rust en Vrede, and Camphors at Vergelegen...

Eat Out

Eat Out Top 20 for 2014

Here is the list of top 20 restaurants nominated for the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards happening on 10 November 2013 at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront. Half will make the...

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013

SA does not have any restaurants in the top 50, but on the extended top 100 list we have the same 2 that we had last year, Tasting Room (up from 57 to 53)...

The Churros Challenge

The Churros Challenge

We love churros. It’s an awesome pastry, very popular in many countries around the world but not very common in South Africa. So we decided to find out who offers the best churros in...

Eat Out Conference 2012

Eat Out Conference 2012

The inaugural Eat Out DSTV Food Network Conference took place this year, and I was lucky enough to be invited to attend it. Being the first one, we didn’t know what to expect. It was...