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 →
On Saturday I met Gary Peterson at The Winchester Boutique Hotel (they have dropped the ‘Mansions’ out of the branding) to explore the refurbished 99 year old lady, which reopened last Monday, it being my first home for 9 months when my parents and I arrived in Cape Town from Germany, when I was 3 months old, an apartment block at the time.
Winchester Mansions also was where I got engaged, in its fabulous Orangerie Restaurant, one of few exceptional restaurants in Cape Town at the time, and also where my sisters and I and our families celebrated the life of both my parents.
While we had a lovely relaxed time exploring the hotel and having lunch, I was shocked at how unready the restaurant is to have opened and receive diners. Continue reading →
One must applaud Chef and Restaurateur Cheyne Morrisby for his determination to continue running his restaurants, and to open a new secret restaurant in Camps Bay, the restaurant industry being down on its knees during the current Level 3 Adjusted Lockdown.
To be named Himitsu, meaning ‘secret’ in Japanese, the new restaurant will open at Camps Bay Retreat, it itself being a hidden luxury accommodation retreat tucked away in Camps Bay. Morrisby will take over all Food and Beverage services for the Camps Bay Retreat, and local Capetonians will be encouraged to visit the restaurant. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served at Himitsu. Continue reading →