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Utopia Cape Town launches Summer Tasting Menu!


Utopia Cape Town launched its latest Tasting Menu in November. Five courses cost R345, and are available on Mondays to Saturdays. A Vegetarian Tasting Menu is also available, at R345.

A 5 course Tasting Menu paired with five wines costs R555.

Utopia Cape Town has brought affordable fine dining to Cape Town. It has recently been named Best Rooftop Restaurant in Africa, for the second year running.


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July 2022 Restaurant Update: Cape Town and Winelands, new re-openings!


New restaurants are still opening, or planning to open, in Cape Town and the Winelands, despite it being Winter.

The biggest recent restaurant opening has been by Chef Liam Tomlin, who opened The Bailey, a three storey Brasserie, Bakery, and two Bars across the road from Heritage Square. He has closed down his Chefs Warehouse on Bree Street. Ouzeri also opened last month.

Restaurant Artizian will open on Bree Street in August. Chef Peter Tempelhoff is said to open a Japanese Street Food restaurant on the ground floor of Speakers Corner, the building in which FYN operates, in September. TANG will create a big stir when it opens in the Waterfront in Spring, Continue reading →

Breaking News: Vivienne Morrisby takes over ownership of Cheyne’s, Lucky Bao, Mexicola Locale, and Ding Dong!


Vivienne Morrisby, wife of Chef Cheyne Morrisby, has taken over the ownership of the family restaurants: Cheyne’s, Lucky Bao and Mexicola Locale in Hout Bay, and Ding Dong on Shortmarket Street in the city centre.  Ding Dong was previously in De Waterkant, and will re-open opposite The House of Machines in the pedestrian section of Shortmarket Street in June.

Himitisu at the Camps Bay Retreat closed down at the beginning of this month, and all other restaurants owned by the family in De Waterkant and in the Egg in Cavendish have been closed down. Continue reading →

The secret is lifted: Himitsu closes down at Camps Bay Retreat after tumultuous year!


Himitsu, meaning secret in Japanese, opened quietly and secretly at the five star Camps Bay Retreat Boutique Hotel just over a year ago, Chef Cheyne Morrisby taking over all the Food & Beverage requirements for the guests of the hotel, a first for Morrisby, who by then already had a number of restaurants in Hout Bay and in De Waterkant.

After an explosive Sour Service Award I awarded to Himitsu Restaurant for a shocking breakfast experienced there in January, and it coming to light that Morrisby had not been to the Camps Bay restaurant in four months, Morrisby announced a week ago that he has closed down Himitsu at the Camps Bay Retreat. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Avanzate; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Avanzate beauty salon, in the Old Cape Quarter in De Waterkant, for its invitation to a complimentary massage, a welcome treat at the end of a short and busy week. The therapist was very quiet-spoken but had strong massage hands, highlighting that I had stress points and knots which I had not acknowledged, not having been to a massage in years. The very friendly receptionist offered me a glass of water, and explained their services to me, which include Pedicures and Manicures, Facials, Waxing, and more.



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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 82 of Level 1, 21 December 2021


Tuesday 21 December 2021, Day 82 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a challenge of a day, with no power in Camps Bay for 21 hours, affecting the whole Atlantic Seaboard, City centre and Bowl, and Woodstock, not knowing how long it would take to be fixed, not sure if I should sleep more, or get up and walk, my phone battery being flat already, so the first start was to get up and get my power bank from the car, so while it was charging the phone, no messages were going out and I couldn’t make calls; I fetched a gift of a shirt, biscuits and a donation Continue reading →

Restaurant Week puts top SA restaurants on a plate during October, including Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant!


During October Restaurant lovers will be able to feast at their favourite restaurants, and discover new restaurants, when more than 100 restaurants around the country offer Lunch and/or Dinner at good value prices, starting off at R245.

This good-value restaurant promotion month is a win-win for diners as well as for restaurants, which have been extremely hard hit since the Corona Lockdown began 18 months ago.

Restaurant Week bookings cannot be made with restaurants directly. To book a table one must do so via www.restaurantweek.co.za.

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Anatoli launches Mediterranean Tasting Menu, 5 courses at R195, a Taste of Authenticity!


Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant has introduced a new Tasting Menu, offering 5 courses at R195. It offers a Meat/Fish Menu, as well as a Vegetarian alternative.

Long-established Anatoli serves generous portions of authentic Mediterranean foods, including hot and cold magic Mezzes, aromatic main courses, and delicious desserts, all beautifully presented. One can end off one’s Mediterranean dinner with a Turkish coffee and Raki, a Turkish Aperitif.


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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 3, 4 September 2021


Saturday 4 September 2021, Day 40 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a mostly sunny day; for getting out of a tsunami of words, Kelly Szabo once again being amazing #thankyou ❤️❤️❤️; for welcoming Lorraine Mewett on her first visit to Zest; for meeting up with Anel Potgieter at Utopia when she messaged me that she and a friend were lunching there, not having seen her in 2 years or more, she now being a producer on Afternoon Express and still writing a column for Rapport; for meeting Paula Davies Lewis outside Utopia, a Blog follower who recognized me when I got out of my car yet we had never met, heading for lunch at Utopia; for a Continue reading →