After 8 years of opening Chefs Warehouse & Canteen on Bree Street, the second venue of Chef Liam Tomlin’s first Cape Town restaurant, and despite undergoing a name change more recently, the Tapas restaurant closed down yesterday.
The closure of Chefs Warehouse & Canteen Winebar & Pinchos brings to an end the presence of Chef Liam’s businesses in Heritage Square, having walked away from Local, his Lebanese restaurant Mazza, and La Cantina earlier this year. Continue reading →
#grateful for a day turned on its head, my Thursdays usually having a status meeting afternoon, requiring a preparation morning, but as my client could not meet with me today, things turned out differently, a visit to my dentist in the Waterfront at 12h00 influencing my time plan today; for a walk through Bakoven; for finishing a Blogpost this morning; for getting an implant affixed again, it coming out in Gary’s funicular 😂; for Minsky coming back home safely this morning after a night out on the town 😻; for a shop for cat food pouches at Woolies, their afternoon treat; for getting my postal Address changed at Continue reading →
What a shock announcement it was today: The Test Kitchen, South Africa’s best known restaurant internationally, having climbed up (and down) the World’s 50 Best Restaurants ladder over the past 11 years, and having worn the Best South African Restaurant crown for six years running, until 2017, is to close down at the end of September. This was announced in Cape Town today.
Top Ten restaurants which have also closed down since the beginning of Lockdown are Mosaic at The Orient and Waterkloof. Ironically both Mosaic and The Test Kitchen announced in 2019 that they would no longer accept nominations for The Eat Out Awards, the 2019 awards being the last to have taken place, due to the Covid pandemic and impact thereof on the restaurant industry since the Lockdown commenced on 27 March 2020.