Our Eats & Drinks Reviews

Reviews of resturants, pubs, breweries, wineries etc

Signal Restaurant at The Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town

  With the backdrop of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain, the cool Atlantic sea breeze whistling between the many luxurious yacht moored by the terraces and the call of the odd cheeky seal makes the iconic new lady of Cape Town the most desirable place to hang out – The Cape Grace Hotel! What an […]

A taste of London – what a treat in store…

After experiencing a delightful Taste of Cape Town in the Mother City of South Africa in May last year I am so excited about this event in London next month which promises to be culinastic!!  as of today Jamie Oliver has confirmed his attendance at this years show – his dry wit and delightful manner an exquisite accompaniment […]


You cannot resist this place! I did ask the powers that be to allow the sun to come out, well, this particular request was ignored – it rained, it was cold and windy –  real Cape winters day, one of the very few we have experienced yet this winter! So I was curious how an […]

Winter warmth at The Grand Café and Beach

I was well chuffed to be going to The Grand café and Beach for a 3 course lunch, having spent a number of lazy and boozy afternoons enjoying the beautiful setting on the beach. The morning dawned grey and wet and this I admit dampened my enthusiasm, it was chilly and miserable. Dressed up warmly […]

Camelthorn Brewing Company

Watch the Video: Creating a Green Thai Curry and Yellowtail in a lime and chilli sauce paired with Camelthorn beers Watch the video: Presentation and Tasting of the final product I have always been a beer lover and have tasted beers from around the world.  Some have been to put it pleasantly, tasteless others taste […]

Beer tasting 101

Beer in its purist form consists of 3 ingredients Malt (Malted barley) Water Hops Toasting the excellence of beer   The process of making beer is highly technical and methodical in order to create a consistently top quality product. I am not covering the topic of beer brewing here but rather giving a small insight […]

Cluster d’Hote Restaurant, Sutherland

In one of the oldest properties in Sutherland you will find something extremely special if you are a foodie – a gastronomical feast of note! Built in and around 1880 this magnificently restored building by the Marais family on Piet Retief Street houses a really fine restaurant owned and run by Johann and Anelia Marias. […]

Skatkis Restaurant Paternoster Lodge West Coast

On a dark and stormy night (actually Monday this week), Tiny and I found ourselves looking for a place to eat in Paternoster, the wind was howling, tumbleweeds flying across the dirt roads, rain sidewinding us buffeting the car we were hungry and in need of some good red wine. Paternoster the iconic holiday ‘fishing’ […]