New restaurants are still opening, or planning to open in Cape Town and the Winelands, despite it being on the eve of Winter.
The biggest planned opening is that by Chef Liam Tomlin, who will open The Bailey, a three storey Brasserie, Bakery, and two Bars across the road from Heritage Square. His opening is running late. He has closed down his Chefs Warehouse on Bree Street. Restaurant Artizian will open on Bree Street in July. 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. Misfits by Ideas Cartel has opened in the former Beluga in Green Point. TANG will create a big stir when it Continue reading →
Today SÜD-AFRIKa magazine launched its first newsletter of 2022, and included an article written in German, summarising my Blogpost of earlier this month, with the wonderful news that more Restaurants have opened than have closed in the past 22 months, a wonderful turn-around for the industry.
The article features the photograph alongside, which is of the view from the terrace at Zezt Restautant Sea Point, one of the more than 100 restaurants that have opened during Lockdown. Continue reading →
Monday 6 December 2021, Day 67 of Level 1, Nicklaus Day 😷
Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for a beautiful mild sunny day, at 22C; for a very productive working day, ticking everything off the Do List; for working so well with our Sandak-Lewin Portfolio Manager Vanessa that our EbbTide Maintenance Do List is almost ticked off for 2021; for a walk to Woolies to pay the rates & taxes, popping in at The Pottery to help them proofread their Beverage List, and a late afternoon Bakoven walk; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
With the country at Level 1 for over a month, the restaurant tide is turning, with business in the restaurant industry improving. The impact of SA being placed on the travel ban list has already been felt, with booking cancellations.
For the first time in a number of months new restaurants are opening in Cape Town and the Winelands, including Rykaarts Stellenbosch, MiCaffé in Bree Street with more restaurants about to open in The Barracks, a most disappointing Shoreditch House restaurant at The Winchester Hotel, and in Camps Bay Beach House, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs Food Truck, Marcel’s Frozen Yoghurt, The Pottery, and Cause & Effect have opened, with Bo-Vine opening shortly. Since the beginning of Lockdown 20 months ago, 122 new restaurants have opened. Continue reading →
At a Gala Event held in Paris on Monday, the new La Liste 1000 for 2022 was announced, with 12 South African Restaurants included in this prestigious list of 1000 top restaurants around the world, one sadly included but no longer operating!
In addition, brand new Restaurant Klein JAN at Tswalu in the Kalahari, owned by Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen, received a special Award as World Hidden Gem Restaurant. While his JAN restaurant in Nice has been awarded one Michelin star for the past six years,
it is not included in the La Liste List. The La Liste accolade for Restaurant Klein JAN, and its inclusion in the world’s Top 1000 List, is the first international recognition for any of Chef Jan-Hendrik’s restaurants. Continue reading →
With the country at Level 1 for over a month, the restaurant tide is turning, with business in the restaurant industry is improving.
For the first time in a number of months a number of new restaurants are opening in Cape Town and the Winelands, including Rykaarts Stellenbosch, MiCaffé in Bree Street with more restaurants about to open in The Barracks, and in Camps Bay Beach House, Bovine, The Pottery, and Cause & Effect are opening this month.
Since the beginning of Lockdown 19 months ago, 114 new restaurants have opened.