Restaurants – South Africa

Azure restaurant @ 12 Apostles Hotel

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  The human mind is a funny thing.  It is so good at constructing a reality based on assumptions and preconceptions that it often pays scant attention to the actual realities going on around you.  I remember arriving at Johannesburg station one day in the mid-1980s with my family and my father renting a car […]

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Reuben’s tasting table @ One&Only Cape Town

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  Photo courtesy and © of the One&Only Resort Cape Town   “So what is South African food all about?”, is a question I am often asked here in London.  It’s a question I dread almost as much as “So where can I get a decent South African meal in London?”, to which I am […]

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Nobu @ One&Only Cape Town

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  There are not that many similarities between Cape Town and Dubai.  The one is set in a desert; the other is surrounded by some of the lushest green farmland in South Africa; the one is pretty much as flat as a pancake, while the other boasts a ruddy great mountain in the middle of […]

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Bizerca Bistro, Cape Town

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  Cape Town is a city of many things:  of great wine, great food and unparallelled natural beauty.  Whereas in many other cities, you have to look pretty hard to find a restaurant that ticks all three these boxes, in Cape Town they are a dime dozen.  Mountain view?  Take your pick.  Sea view? Ditto […]

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Gorgeous by Graham Beck – a bubbly bar in Cape Town

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  It had been one of those days. We had arrived in Cape Town early in the morning from London after a night of little sleep, non-functioning seat-back TVs and rather too much alcohol (refer to previous item regarding seat-back TVs!).  I had purchased a data bundle at the airport to load onto my South […]

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The Bombay Brasserie @ Taj Cape Town

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  Although we humans like to view the world as a static and predictable place, where we know how things function and have an expectation that they will continue in much the same vein, every now and again, we are confronted with evidence to the contrary.  A good friend of mine goes to see the […]

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Ryan’s Kitchen, Franschhoek

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  It’s a small world after all, sing the characters at Disneyland.  And although most of what Disney purveys is a fairy tale, they are spot-on in this regard.  At the end of February, I went skiing in the French Alps.  One night we went out to drinks with the friend of a friend who […]

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