There are not any restaurants that I know of that have launched an App for their restaurant. Now Villa 47, which has been open for over a year on three floors of the building in which it operates on Bree Street, has launched an App for its three restaurants.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Thrifty car rental in Durban city centre, for coming to my rescue when I had forgotten to bring along my driver’s licence when traveling in KZN last week.  The company rules are that they cannot rent out cars without the driver’s license. I rented a car from the company eleven months ago, and was relieved when they were able to access a copy of my driver’s license from last year’s paperwork!  (more…)

The Crazy Horse Gastro Pub Emporium opened its doors on popular Bree Street about three weeks ago, a genuine U.K. inspired restaurant serving popular British grub, in a menu designed by Chef Matt Manning.  (more…)

One of the highlights I was recommended to visit in Durban was Distillery 031, a Distillery, with restaurant and bar, as well as Gin Tasting Room, in a less desirable location near the railway line in Durban. While the Distillery 031 products are of an excellent quality, the service is not! (more…)

Two years ago I visited KZN on a food journey, for the first time looking to find the best restaurants in the province. At that time I visited 9th Avenue Bistro with two friends, and was disappointed with our dinner at a restaurant which once was Durban’s best. Revisiting the restaurant on Saturday was disappointing once again, as I experienced it to have slipped even further! (more…)

Eat Out is calling on restaurant lovers to post reviews of their favorite restaurants, to assist it in selecting the country’s best liked restaurants for its 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries. (more…)

Earlier this week I visited the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine in Hilton, and I was delighted to meet the School’s second intake of twelve chef students, and to see how Chef Jackie Cameron and her School is flourishing. (more…)

Eleven months ago I visited the artisanal The Gourmet Greek cheese and yoghurt production facility on the Midlands Meander in KZN, meeting the hospitable Greek Dimitriades family. I returned to the cheesery on Thursday, and found that The Blue Cow Deli, which had opened eight months ago.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to ABSA Gardens Centre Branch, and its Sales Consultant, for her excellent service when I enquired about renewing my investment after its term ran out. She tried to negotiate the best possible interest rate with her Treasury Department, but the bank could not match the rate I was offered by the other major banks, and especially by Standard Bank. She (more…)

Chef Constantijn Hahndiek is a humble talented Chef, and he continues the standing of Hartford House as the best restaurant in KZN, initially created by Chef Jackie Cameron. In the three years that I have been visiting Hartford House by invitation in winter, his confidence has grown by leaps and bounds since he started working there.  (more…)

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