Tag: bistro

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Celebrating the food of France at Les Deux Salons

Today we’re just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square in a beautiful bistro. Les Deux Salons is designed in classic French style and exudes a welcoming glow. It seems appropriate that I’m writing about French cuisine in London a few days after the tragic events in Paris, another great European capital. Especially as some of […]

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Going French at Chez Lindsay in Richmond

So today we’re venturing to the outer reaches of London to beautiful Richmond. Well it’s really in Surrey but let’s say outer London – the underground does go there after all. Home to one of the best views in town from the top of Richmond Hill which many artists have painted, a fabulous green with a […]

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A heavenly piece of France at PAUL in Covent Garden

Tonight I’m back in Covent Garden trying out a brand new bistro. I seem to keep discovering romantic stories of family businesses that have been going forever. PAUL is another one of them. The company was started in 1889 when Charlemagne Mayot and his wife opened a small bakery in Croix near Lille. It was his […]

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South Africa meets France at Cafe Dijon

The quest continues to bring you the best that Cape Town has to offer. Tonight we went up the road to Green Point. Cafe Dijon opened 15 months ago and is run by South African Francophiles Sarah and Johan Du Plessis (AKA Dup). A fabulously designed French-bistro style interior leads out onto a magical terrace […]

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Time to go back to Bistrot Bizerka

The original Bistrot Bizerka opened in 2007 in a somewhat isolated spot on the Foreshore. Run by chef Laurent (who grew up and trained in France) and his wife Cyrillia, it recently moved to a new home in historic Heritage Square, so we simply had to visit. We went to the original eaterie several times and […]

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Stunning lunch in the sunshine at Bistro Sixteen82

Another stunning Sunday in Cape Town and it’s time to catch up with our friends Jules and Bruno – coincidentally the Jules of my previous post. So we headed for Bistro Sixteen82, set in the beautiful Steenberg vineyards and one of my favourites. Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, it’s a stylishly […]