Tag Archives: Wale Street

New Cypriot Ouzeri restaurant highlights talents of Owner/Chef Nick Charalambous and team!


I spontaneously dropped in at the new Cypriot Ouzeri restaurant on Wale Street last night, and learnt about Cypriot food, about its owner Chef Nick Charalambous, and tasted dishes from Greece and Cyprus I’d never heard of before.

Arriving at 18h00, with no one else present, the hostess at the door told me that they are fully booked, and was happy to send me on my way. I told her that I wasn’t planning to spend the whole evening there, and did she have a short gap for me. The Restaurant Manager was kind, looked at her Reservations schedule, and found a table that gave me a one hour eating time, which was perfect. Continue reading →

June 2022 Cape Town & Winelands Restaurant Update: More Restaurants opening!


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

The biggest planned restaurant opening is that by Chef Liam Tomlin, who will open The Bailey, a three storey Brasserie, Bakery, and two Bars across the road from Heritage Square.  His opening has run late, the Café opening on 7 June, and the Brasserie and Old Bailey open a week later, on 14 June. He has closed down his Chefs Warehouse on Bree Street.

Restaurant Artizian will open on Bree Street in July. 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. Misfits by Ideas Cartel has opened Continue reading →

Cape Town and Western Cape show solidarity with Ukraine, Government of South Africa remains neutral!


On a historic day when the South African representative in the United Nations chose to remain neutral in a vote in support of Ukraine, one of 35 countries of 140 countries, the City of Cape Town lit up the Cape Town City Hall last night, sadly only as a once-off occurrence.

The lighting up of the City Hall follows the recent lighting up of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature on Wale Street, and was initiated by Mayor Geordin Hill Lewis. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 152 of Level 1, 1 March 2022


Tuesday 1 March 2022, Day 152 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an upside down day, but still organized; for writing and posting this morning to meet a deadline to get to one of my clients at lunchtime, but was cancelled 5 minutes before I was due to leave, giving me more working time, time for a Bakoven walk, and an opportunity to try to catch up on sleep, the latter not successful; for getting into bed anyway, feeling fluish this afternoon, and now having taken Medlemon, used Continue reading →