Restaurant review: Brunching at Cafe Tavia, Rivonia

Cafe Tavia is popular for their wide range of freshly baked Taiwanese breads with interesting savoury fillings like red beans, chicken curry and matcha. They also  have pastries and croissants with custard and chocolate fillings to satisfy those of us with a serious sweet tooth! We were invited to try out their recently introduced food…

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Cocktails at the InterContinental Hotel, Sandton Towers

I found the perfect stawberry daiquiri! It was the perfect mix of Bacardi rum, fresh lime juice and freshly muddled strawberries – not the sickly sweet syrupy concoction you normally find! We were recently invited to the launch of the New Worldly Classics Signature Cocktails menu at the luxurious InterContinental Towers and resort in Sandton….

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Turkish Fusion at 47 on Grant, Norwood

The last time I had Turkish food…was in Turkey… and it was underwhelming to say the least, usually bland, dry meat kebabs with a pile of chips.. So I was a little apprehensive when I was invited to try out 47 on Grant, a new turkish fusion restaurant in Norwood, as I was expecting much…

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Restaurant Review: Urbanologi, Marshaltown

Urbanologi is refreshingly different and a welcome presence in Joburg’s food scene. Immediately striking is the space – a cozy yet spacious industrial interior, a brewery, dramatic art and beautiful lighting.   Service is warm and unpretentious. The menu consists of tapas divided into fried, kushiyaki, cured, steamed and frozen  They have a great selection…

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Restaurant Review: State5, Greenside

As a tea lover, I’m fairly new to the coffee culture scene but I suspect it will soon be on my list of addictions after tea, chocolate and wine! The lovely people at State5 Roastery and Cafe invited us out for a VIP afternoon to taste their menu and range of coffees and ice teas…

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Restaurant Review: Love Fish, Morningside

If you want a unique take on seafood, go to Love Fish – their menu is filled with interesting asian and mediterranean flavours! We were wined and dined courtesy of the lovely owners of this special little seafood restaurant located at the Morningside Shopping Centre and were treated to a selection of starters, mains and desserts…

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Restaurant Review: Kream, Brooklyn Pretoria

Hubster recently turned 30 – so to celebrate (beside buying him a ridiculously fancy watch and taking him on a weekend away to a game lodge in Limpopo!) I treated him to lunch at Kream in Pretoria. I had heard great things about this place and as we were passing Pretoria on our way to…

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Restaurant Review: Great Eastern Food Bar, Melville

This has got to be one of the best restaurants in Johannesburg serving fusion asian cuisine! This small and intimate restaurant is located at the Bamboo centre in Melville and has the added bonus of dedicated parking. I loved the minimalist decor and the casual feel of this eatery, it has a small outside area…

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Restaurant Review: Kong, Cedar Square

Kong is a sophisticated Asian fusion restaurant with beautiful art and decor – the food is delicious, the ambience romantic and the service is good, however, it is pricey.   They have a great selection of various Asian food – dim sum, sushi, thai curries, noodles and stir fries. Their infamous Hong Kong Pears, potato…

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