Tag Archives: Ian Halfon

Cape Town and Winelands see host of new restaurant openings: December 2020 update!


Cape Town and the Winelands is experiencing a restaurant boom, with new openings currently as well as openings announced for 2023.

The biggest restaurant opening extravaganza is that of JAN Franschhoek, the third restaurant in the JAN Restaurant Collection, opening at La Motte in Franschhoek. La Motte is undergoing a major renovation and changes at its wine estate, with a Bread-related Café & Deli opening  in the La Motte Manor House in February 2023. Chef Chris Erasmus is working with La Motte as a consultant, until February. He is going overseas thereafter. Chef Peter Tempelhoff opens his third restaurant next week, a Japanese Street Food restaurant Ramenhead. Chef David Higgs has announced opening Continue reading →

July 2022 Restaurant Update: Cape Town and Winelands, new re-openings!


New restaurants are still opening, or planning to open, in Cape Town and the Winelands, despite it being Winter.

The biggest recent restaurant opening has been by Chef Liam Tomlin, who opened The Bailey, a three storey Brasserie, Bakery, and two Bars across the road from Heritage Square. He has closed down his Chefs Warehouse on Bree Street. Ouzeri also opened last month.

Restaurant Artizian will open on Bree Street in August. Chef Peter Tempelhoff is said to open a Japanese Street Food restaurant on the ground floor of Speakers Corner, the building in which FYN operates, in September. TANG will create a big stir when it opens in the Waterfront in Spring, Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 168 of Level 1, 17 March 2022.


Thursday 17 March 2022, Day 168 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an organized working morning, preparing for Status meetings and posting for my clients; for meetings with Zest Restaurant Cape Town and newkings boutique hotel, very busy weeks lying ahead for the latter; for meeting Gary Peterson at Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs in the Waterfront, lovely to catch up again, and entertained by George Sax 🎷and friends, loving our lamb Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 102 of Level 1, 10 January 2022.


Monday 10 January 2022, Day 102 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a perfectly balanced day, cooler and not too hot at 24C, starting with rain this morning, forecast for last night; for getting out of the Litter debate, as I had work to do, via a little explosion mainly off-line, long overdue; for being industrious in posting for my clients and writing; for being able to spoil Gift with Pick n Pay vouchers which he can use to buy food for his family, made possible by a donation from Camps Bay resident Janette Hodgkinson, given to him when he worked for 3 Continue reading →