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Two Cape Town Restaurants ranked in World’s 50 Best Restaurants Top 100 List!


After having skipped the release of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List in 2020, due to the Corona pandemic, the 2021 World’s 50 Best Restaurant List is back.

The closure of The Test Kitchen on Thursday means that South Africa may no longer have a presence on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, only La Colombe and The Test Kitchen, both under the ownership of Chef Luke Dale Roberts, having received the prestigious accolade of having made this list in the past. The 2021 World’s 50 Best List will be announced on 5 October.

Luckily the World’s 50 Best has a bubbling-under List, the World’s Restaurants ranked from 51 to 100 already having been announced. Cape Town’s La Colombe and Fyn restaurants have made it onto this list. Continue reading →

Meet Chef Kerry Kilpin of Tryn/Bistro 1682 at Steenberg: 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef


Kerry Kilpin is the Executive Chef at Steenberg, in charge of both Tryn and Bistro 1682 restaurants on the wine estate. She was selected as one of the 2021 Cape’s Top 10 Women Chefs, and receives a bottle of Adhara Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Heading up one restaurant is a challenge in itself, but heading up two restaurants and that during a pandemic which affected the restaurant industry the most through its constantly changing Lockdown regulations regarding alcohol sales, operating hours, and restaurant capacity, reflects Chef Kerry’s strength as a manager as well as a chef.

We salute you Chef Kerry!

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President Ramaphosa lifts alcohol ban, moves SA to Level 3, restaurants jubilant !


This evening President Ramaphosa moved our country’s Lockdown to Level 3, after 28 days of Level 4, a tough month for the Restaurant industry.

Despite Sit-Down dining being permitted midway through Level 4, most restaurants chose to remain closed, it not being economically viable to reopen without selling alcohol.

The President permitted the sale of alcohol in restaurants from tomorrow, until 20h00. Liquor outlets may sell alcohol on Mondays – Thursdays.  The Curfew starting time has been pushed back to 22h00. All excellent news for the Restaurant industry.

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President Ramaphosa announces new Lockdown Adjusted Level 4 regulations!


In a Speech following his Adjusted Level 3 Speech a mere 13 days ago, President Ramaphosa announced hard-hitting new measures to curb the ravaging Wave 3 of the Corona Pandemic in our country, with effect from tomorrow.

The President announced an Adjusted Level 4 Lockdown as of tomorrow, with Curfew starting at 21h00.  Restaurants may only offer Food Delivery and Collection.  No alcohol sales are allowed at all.

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