Review: Churchills, Melrose Arch

If you’re looking for a classy venue for your next event or evening out with friends – Churchills is the answer! (I’m considering having my upcoming 30th birthday celebrations here…). Situated in the super-trendy Melrose Arch, this bar and lounge is fashioned on an upmarket British bar. It features a cigar lounge and they have an…

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Restaurant Review: The Clay Oven, Jukskei Park

An authentic “Portugreek” restaurant that serves the most flavourful and fresh Portuguese and Greek fusion food resides in Jukskei Park, Johannesburg. The owners, Joe and Koulla, are the most welcoming hosts and both are incredibly passionate about the food they serve! It’s a cozy restaurant in a quiet shopping centre – as it was a…

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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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#ThePinkTableProject Launch

It’s World Cancer Day on the 4th February 2016 – a day to reflect on how cancer affects our lives, the lives of our loved ones and society as a whole. It is a day to raise awareness of the disease, encourage regular screening, early diagnosis, healthy eating and lifestyle choices and how to receive…

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Restaurant Review: Society, Fourways

Society may be situated in an unassuming little corner of Fourways but once you enter you will find a trendy gastropub eatery and bar.  They have a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails and drinks – you MUST have the Society G&T – Bombay Sapphire Gin, Tonic water and a dash of elderflower with some…

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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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Wine Wednesday: Creative Block 2012, Spier

We opened up a bottle of this gorgeous Creative Block 5 2012 from Spier this past week. It has won many awards including Silver Veritas Wine Awards 2014; Bronze International Wine Challenge 2014, Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. It is a well balanced red blend which has a rich palette of berries and dark chocolate…

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Restaurant Week 2015: Pigalle, Melrose Arch

What a fantastic start to Restaurant Week 2015 at Pigalle! Restaurant Week, South Africa is a week where restaurants across all the major cities : Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Winelands showcase a set menu at a reduced price (this year- R95pp for a 2 course lunch or R175 pp for a 3 course dinner, add R50 pp if they…

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#TheSoberVegetarian: Week 1

Purtassi is the Hindu fasting month that began on 17 September. During this month we usually give up meat and alcohol as an act of self discipline and to purify the mind and body – hence I am #TheSoberVegetarian. This year, we have decided to also give up junk food (pizza, pies, chips etc), desserts,…

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Hello Recommends Dinner: il Giardino, Milpark

Hello Joburg Magazine has a really nifty mobile GoHello app – it’s a great source of information on restaurants, shopping and accommodation in your area, it even has info on the latest concerts, comedy shows and festivals that are happening in and around Joburg. What I love about this app is that you can post…

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