The Sour Service Award goes to Audi Waterfront, for the problems I experienced after the annual service of my car a week ago. I had instructed the Service assistant to not have my seat setting moved, but my car radio station was changed, my boot separator was moved, and the cubby section between the seats was not cleaned. But worse was to come. As I drove home, a warning light went on. I called the branch, and the Service assistant had no idea what it meant! An Audi Assist person was sent to meet me in town, where I had to go to a meeting, did a Diagnostics Test, and found that the coolant pipe was broken, clearly done so during the service! My car had to be towed to Audi Century City, and I was to be given a replacement car for the weekend, all while I was meant to be in a client meeting. In my six years of driving my Audi I have never had anything break! Before I was able to receive a replacement car, I had to sign a four page form with terms and conditions, not being given a replacement car if I didn’t sign everything Bronwyn threatened, completely unsympathetic! Continue reading →
#grateful for a lovely 28C day; for a heavy posting day for my clients, running smoothly with few disturbances, with some admin achieved as well; for a good meeting with Councillor Nicola Jowell and Goliath, City Afternoon Cleansing Supervisor for Camps Bay, discussing hiccups over the past month, and the very hot weekend lying ahead 😱; for a quick shop at Pick n Pay; for getting my Audi Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Audi in the Waterfront, for having returned after an absence of a year or so, after having moved to Century City. They now have a shared facility in the same building with VW, which meant that I could easily go there to have my tyre pressure message removed (still cannot do it after 5 years), and a new battery fitted in my key, at no charge and within 10 minutes. The only thing that is missing there is the fabulous former Service Manager Hennie Kriel, who has left the company. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel Bakery on Kloofnek Road, and Cain, the coffee maker, waiter and Deli assistant, for his excellent service always. As I head to town weekly I have asked him to keep two poppyseed rolls for me on a Thursday. I don’t need to call ahead anymore, as the rolls are ready and waiting for me. The sweetest thing about Cain, a Zimbabwean, is that he can speak such good German, having worked at Dinkel for so many years already, serving many German customers. Continue reading →
Tuesday 12 January 2021, Day 15 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 293 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a hot day at 27C, and forecast to be even hotter tomorrow; for a short writing working day, having done most of the preparation last night; for getting my car serviced at Audi Century City, the Service Manager Hennie Kriel looking after my baby and replacing the battery, the Maintenance Plan running out later this month; for a Canal Walk shopping morning while I waited for my car, Hennie driving me across to the Centre and fetching me; for a walk to Camps Bay to buy some Kitten wet food at Pick n Pay; for a catch up call with my Alex, hearing his exciting business plans; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
In less than a week after opening its newest Tiger’s Milk Restaurant & Bar on Kloof Street in Cape Town, the restaurant is operating smoothly, as if it has always been there. It is already busy, attracting custom with little marketing effort to date by the Harbour House Group. A hugely exciting attraction is that DJ René Tanguy will be playing at the newest Tiger’s Milk on Fridays, starting this week. It is the 26th Harbour House Group restaurant to open. Continue reading →
July has seen the opening of new restaurants Burger & Lobster, Unframed Ice Cream, ASH, and more, despite it still being the middle of winter. Shock news is that long-established Kitima is closing next week (see Postscript). A number of other restaurants have closed.
We update information about newly opened and closed restaurants continuously, and welcome information.
Today I was invited by Harbour House Group owner Michael Townsend to try their first new Easy Burger Bar, which opened on Bree Street two weeks ago, in the space that was previously Lucky Fish. The lunch served as an update of the latest developments in his restaurant group.
The Western Cape winners of the 2015 Best Everyday Eateries were announced last night, and many are horrified by most of the ten eateries on the Western Cape list, there being no consistency with previous Best Of restaurant awards!
Two weeks ago Tiger’s Milk Kitchen & Bar opened on Long Street, previously a Lucky Fish, belonging to the Harbour House Group. The decor is fun and funky, with many similarities to its ‘brother’ restaurant in Muizenberg, which offers ‘dude food’ to surfers.
The decor was designed by the internal Harbour House Group design team, the La Parada bull’s head at the counter, the magazine page ‘wallpaper’, the crystal whisky decanters as a light feature, and the wooden tables and chairs all being similar to the decor design in Muizenberg.
Unique is the beer dispensing taps, standing on the bar counter, and looking like a steam punk engine! Each brand is identified, including a Tiger’s Milk craft beer. Other brands stocked are CBC, Jack Black, and Part Wolf. James Dean is a ‘pin up’, wearing a Tiger’s Milk T-shirt in the Continue reading →