The Sweet Service Award goes to the Clicks Cape Quarter pharmacy, for its excellent quick service. I had spent 90 minutes in a queue at the Clicks Hout Bay pharmacy a week ago for a script, but had chosen to not have an asthma pump. Discovering that my pumps had all expired, I went to the Cape Quarter Branch of Clicks, being nearby, and the pharmacist efficiently and quickly found my script online via my Discovery Clicks card. It took all of 10 minutes. Strangely my Apple Pay did not work in the pharmacy, which happened in Hout Bay too. However, shopping elsewhere in the Cape Quarter, Apple Pay worked perfectly! Continue reading →
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 →
The 100 year inauguration anniversary of Chapman’s Peak, or Chappies as it is known locally, was celebrated in Cape Town recently.
Work on the Drive commenced in 1915, cutting a road along a number of ridges, to connect Hout Bay and Noordhoek. The building of the road by prisoners, at a cost of £20000, was hailed as an engineering feat when it officially opened on 6 May 1922, inaugurated as Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Motorists were offered free access through Chapman’s Peak Drive on the anniversary weekend. The normal fee for motor vehicles is R54.
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Himitsu, meaning secret in Japanese, opened quietly and secretly at the five star Camps Bay Retreat Boutique Hotel just over a year ago, Chef Cheyne Morrisby taking over all the Food & Beverage requirements for the guests of the hotel, a first for Morrisby, who by then already had a number of restaurants in Hout Bay and in De Waterkant.
After an explosive Sour Service Award I awarded to Himitsu Restaurant for a shocking breakfast experienced there in January, and it coming to light that Morrisby had not been to the Camps Bay restaurant in four months, Morrisby announced a week ago that he has closed down Himitsu at the Camps Bay Retreat. Continue reading →