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Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Fabulous fine dining at FYN

Cape Town is a real foodie heaven. There’s such a variety of top-quality restaurants it’s hard to choose where to go out to eat some days. As problems go, it’s certainly a good one! It does mean that standards are incredibly high and competition steep. So when a new establishment opens to universal praise there’s […]

Travel, Travel in Asia

My Indian Odyssey: Karnataka – from Bengaluru to Nagarhole

Our Southern Indian Odyssey begins in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. My first trip to India and one I’d been dreaming of for years. I met chef Meena Patak several times in London and she regaled me with amazing tales of beautiful scenery, friendly people, the aroma of spices in the air and the incredible […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Mouthwatering tapas at Upper Bloem

On a windy Cape Town day what better way to spend the afternoon than lunching somewhere new. I’d been meaning to try Upper Bloem for a while. It’s from the team behind La Mouette, one of Sea Point favourites. Head chef Andre Hill joined La Mouette as a sous chef in 2013 and impressed chef-owner […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Tasty intricate dishes and expansive views at De Grendel

Today we’re heading a short drive (20 minutes) from central Cape Town to the Durbanville wineland region. Our destination is a vineyard called De Grendel which has an amazing restaurant that we try to visit every year when we’re in the Mother City. The Graaff family own the farm and have done for four generations […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Exotic brunch at The Good Egg in Soho

Today I’m whisking you back to one of my favourite areas in London, Soho. And we’re heading for a ┬ápre-shopping brunch – gotta keep your strength up when you’re on for some Oxford Street retail therapy. The Good Egg nestles in the corner of Kingly Court which is a stunning restaurant area just off the […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Fabulous seaside lunch at Leeto in Paternoster

So today we’re driving up the West Coast of South Africa to a little town called Paternoster – about two hours from Cape Town. This is my dream town, with its blue and white sparkle reminiscent of Greece and a healthy dose of Weskus gees (it means West Coast spirit in Afrikaans in case you […]