Entries tagged with “V&A Waterfront”.


The Sweet Service Award goes to SAA, and its crew on the flight from London to Johannesburg on 27 February. It was a very empty flight, and the staff was extremely friendly in looking after us. Nothing was too much trouble. The only thing that did not work was the cellphone charger, the hostess telling us honestly that it does not work throughout the plane! It was a concern for tourism that the plane was only one quarter full

 

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imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to Vodacom in the V&A Waterfront and its consultant Chad Thomas, who assisted me in doing a phone upgrade. He also checked my contract, and found a more affordable package that gives me more data and fewer calls at a lower rate than I have been paying to date. (more…)

14676710_573452236192592_3466047803396980736_nMondiall PR consultant Janie van der Spuy of Five Star PR chose a lovely Cape Town weather day to invite writers from Cape Town etc, House & Leisure, and I to a tasting of the new Summer Menu of the Bistro two weeks ago. The Bistro has an enviable view onto Table Mountain, the icon of our beautiful city!  (more…)

imageConstantia Nek has been a famous halfway stop and tea room, first operating in 1929. It is by far the oldest restaurant in Cape Town, and its recent transformation into La Parada and Harbour House has rejuvenated Constantia Nek, and has given the building a new lease on life, making it the social centre of Constantia.

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imageLast week a number of writers was invited to experience the new Summer Lunch Menu at Shimmy Beach Club, prepared by Chef Adrian Cook and his team. We were also informed about the exciting Summer Music program planned at Shimmy Beach Club, which has been operating at the outskirts of the V&A Waterfront for the past four years. (more…)

imageLast night a number of food writers joined Reuben Riffel at the One&Only Cape Town hotel, to try out the new menu of Reuben’s restaurant, at the invitation of Manley Communications.

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Incredible Connection 2The Sweet Service Award goes to Incredible Connection in the V&A Waterfront, for offering a keyboard I bought at a reduced price, given that the price on their system was lower than the price on the box!  The computer retailer has a bad reputation for being expensive, in my experience, and I have never had the pleasure of paying less for anything over the years of buying there!

 

 

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imageYesterday I had the honour to get to know Koekedoor judge Mari-Louis Guy better over a 3½ hour period, first visiting the Cakebread Studio which she owns with her brother and business partner Callie Maritz. The get-together was crowned with a visit to the One & Only Cape Town, where the three of us indulged in what is my favorite Afternoon Tea in Cape Town. (more…)

imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Hout Bay and its Assistant Manager Eric. I had gone to the W Café in the store on Easter Monday, for a quick cappuccino and a scone. The waitress accepted my coffee order, but told me that they were out of scones and hot cross buns. I suggested that she get some from the Woolworths store, but she told me that they were not allowed to, despite a manager having previously done so. The W Café manager had gone home already. The waitress went to see Eric, who offered to pay for the scone. I contacted the Operations Manager Marcel to tell him about Eric’s kind offer.  The scones were however sold out in the store, so they offered hot cross buns instead, and only charged me for the cappuccino, an amazing service recovery driven by Woolworths rather than W Café. (more…)

V&A WaterfrontThe Sweet Service Award goes to the V&A Waterfront parking, for opening the boom when I reported at the exit boom that I had paid R15 for the parking, but had forgotten the ticket inside the machine. When I had returned to the machine, the ticket had been taken. They opened the boom and let me out of the parking garage without question or further payment!

 

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