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Rate of restaurant openings and chef changes slows down in Cape Town and Winelands, as winter approaches!

Bertus Basson at SR Interior doilies Whale CottageWinter is on the way, and the rate of new restaurant openings has slowed down dramatically, as has the move of chefs between restaurants, which was dramatic in 2014.  This list of restaurant openings and closings and restaurant staff movements is updated continuously, as we receive new information:

Restaurant Openings

*   Bertus Basson at Spice Route has opened as a ‘modern South African restaurant‘ at Spice Route, the kitchen run by Chef Alistair Lawrence, previously from Roots and Overture (photograph).

*   Bacon on Bree has opened at 217 Bree Street, a bacon-inspired restaurant by charcuterier Richard Bosman and Continue reading →

Delaire Graff Restaurant Sweet Service and NOX Rentals Sour Service Awards!

Delaire interiorThe Sweet Service Award goes to the Delaire Graff Restaurant and its Manager Werner Wentzel, and is nominated by Nick Jones from the UK, who had dinner at the restaurant on Monday.  He wrote: ‘We were presented with 2 glasses of MCC (by Alex from Indochine).  The meal was superb. When I booked 11 months ago I said that I was looking forward to their fish & chips. Unfortunately they are no longer available on the dinner menu.  However, they made them available for Mel & myself. They were delicious & I had to share them with a Swiss couple. There were lots of jealous diners!!!!!!’. Continue reading →