Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Five Top Restaurants To Eat Out At In Cape Town

If you love your coffee brewed just right you simply have to try out the wonderful Vida e Caffè in Tygervalley. Few coffee shops can beat the vibe, quality of the brew and the friendliest staff in the Western Cape. If you are having a quick meeting with colleagues or clients, or simply want to while away the time, it does not get better than this little corner of Heaven on Earth. And if it is just a quick grab and go, nothing will beat this brew – you must try Vida e Caffé Tygervalley just once to be hooked for life!

For those that have grown up with drive-in cinemas and roadhouses why not take the kids along to show them how it was done when you were young. If you feel like a greasy burger and chips soaked in vinegar, no place in South Africa, let alone Cape Town can beat this quaint, rustic and authentic spot where the food has been lovingly created for the past thirty years! Take the kids (even your first date) to the Wembley Roadhouse in Belgravia Road, Wembley Centre, Cape Town to satiate your appetite.

You have not lived ‘till you have tried the sensational array of aperitifs, fine wine selection, champagne and digestifs at the walk in bar at the Trader’s Bar and Cigar Lounge, Bay Hotel in Camps Bay. This is a stunning spot to kick off your shoes whilst enjoying some really excellent company after a long day at the office.

Try out Legends Bar in Langebaan for something really special. This little parcel of Paradise is akin to visiting the Med. A calm, relaxed vibe in a small settlement, fabulous food, great people – that is what you can expect. Legends Bar for those that would like to find this vibey spot is situated at the Farmhouse Hotel. You have not lived ‘till you have been to Legends in Langebaan.

For that fine wining and dining experience you will not be disappointed when enjoying a dining experience at Azure in Camps Bay.For those not in the know, Azure is located at the 12 Apostles Hotel on Cape Town’s Camps Bay, boasting a modern interior, soothing background tunes – watch the sun set from the balcony over cocktails for a memorable experience.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Top 5 Takeaway Spots In And Around Sandton

If you have never had the pleasure of a Vida e Caffè experience either in Sandton or anywhere else you are missing out on some of the most pleasant experiences ever! The brew is exceptional as are the fresh accompaniments – such as the wonderfully featherlight muffins – indeed if you are “on the go” or would like to share a bit of gossip with a friend, or a little time out from your otherwise frenetic day, take a couple of minutes, order a coffee from this lovely, vibey, buzzing and friendly coffee shop for one of those finer moments in life. Vida e Caffè in Sandton rocks!! Yes and if it is a bit of a song you feel like, this happens from time to time as well – happy staff, friendly

If you are meeting a friend, holding a business meeting or would like to browse through the incredible selection of books and magazines, the Seattle Coffee Co Store in Hyde Park Shopping Centre is just the place. Everyone loves to come here, and this is not surprising as the cake is always fresh, the muffins are superb plus the coffee and hot chocolate are quite memorable; this is a great place for meetings and sharing with friends.

Everyone knows the Mugg & Bean in Sandton City – well – everyone of importantce! This is without question one of the most popular and sought-after coffee shops in Sandton. Close enough to the Gautrain for a stop-over when meeting business colleagues or simply catching a cuppa on a Saturday or Sunday morning for brekkie, not to mention the lovely, convenient venue and efficient, friendly staff, not to mention the food. Well worth a visit.

Mcdonalds in Rosebank is unquestionably one of the most popular landmarks in the Sandton area. If someone does not  know where to go or where to meet from out of town, this is the perfect spot. If you are old enough to remember that McDonalds was not always part of our culture, then you will not appreciate the food as much as the older generation; always efficient and the food quite palatable for a takeaway treat.

Everyone loves a Wimpy Burger or a Wimpy Breakfast. The Wimpy in Fourways is one of the best to be found this side of the Equator. Friendly staff, great service and wonderful meals – meet friends, take the kids and enjoy that childhood favourite that is popular with every family in South Africa.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Four Restaurants to Eat At In Durban

If you are looking for somewhere really laid-back and pleasant, the Gloria Jeans Coffee Store in the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville, Durban is just the place to have a quick business meeting or to have a bit of a chin-wag over a lovely cuppa with a couple of friends.If it is specialty, excellent brew you are after, Gloria Jeans Coffee Store will be able to satisfy the fussiest palate. Warm, friendly ambience and service to match does not getter much nicer than this. Fast and efficient service will seal the deal every time. Pair that delicious cup of coffee with some delectable eats for a memorable coffee shop experience.

It is interesting how the Mugg & Bean restaurant group is as good in Joburg as it is in Cape Town as it is in Durban. Mugg & Bean in Gateway Shopping Centre, Durban is certainly no exception. If you want to escape from the office for a bit, this is the perfect place to grab a coffee, have a meeting, enjoy breakfast with clients or meet with a couple of friends. A bottomless cuppa is always welcome, and in particular if it is a great brew you appreciate. Popular, laid-back and welcoming – what more can one say?

The nice thing about Bibis is that they not only cater for those that love fresh fish; you can also enjoy a memorable pizza or some fabulous tikkas served by the ever-accommodating friendly staff. If it is lovely fishcakes you crave, then look no further than Bibis in the heart of Shark Rugby country.

Many of us travel from point A to point B on a regular basis and if you are like everyone else, you have chosen cheap flights that don’t serve food on the plane that you don’t have to pay for. The KFC at King Shaka Airport will sort this problem out super-fast. Their food is always delicious and fresh and if you have not had a Kentucky for a while, this is a good place to break the drought. Recommend their burgers and grilled chicken!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Five Restaurants to Eat In Pretoria

If you are in the mood for authentic pub grub, you simply HAVE to try the cool menu at Lucky Rodrigo which is located in Lynnwood Pretoria. Lucky Rodrigo is famous for its burgers and shakes. For those that love craft beer, a wonderful vibe or would like to hang out with a couple of eccentrics or your mates over the weekend or a Friday after work, there is no place better than Lucky Rodrigo’s.

Try Blu Saffron for a fine dining experience in Pretoria. The Blu Saffron is situated at the Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, Pretoria, and overlooks the well-maintained golf course. This is the perfect choice for entertaining business associates or for that special occasion that calls for a more sophisticated dining experience. The good food enjoyed in a warm and elegant ambience will certainly do the trick. This is most certainly one of Gauteng’s finer eating establishments for those wanting a fine dining experience.

For those that enjoy authentic, Portuguese cuisine, o’Galito, a fine Portuguese establishment reminiscent of the good old days back then in Laurenço Marques, will most certainly be a nostalgic trip back in time for many.  You will discover the finest prawns, langoustines, lobsters and oysters on the menu, and for those that are not overly-fond of seafood the peri-peri chicken plus other items on the menu will certainly not disappoint. This is a family-friendly warm restaurant which is highly recommended for those that love great food.

Brasserie de Paris, Waterkloof, Pretoria

Are you in the mood for some really fine French Cuisine? The fussiest palate will be happily satisfied with the excellent fare on offer at Brasserie de Paris, Waterkloof, Pretoria. This restaurant is both classical and fashionable, is close to the Pretoria Country Club, and is able to offer an intimate dining experience catering for no more than forty patrons at one sitting. Albeit small in size, the menu is large in choice – fine wines and champagnes and superb food will mean you can celebrate an auspicious occasion with ease. Who needs Paris when you have Brasserie de Paris on your doorstep?

Cattle Baron, Centurion

Steak anyone? You don’t need to go to Texas to enjoy the steaks at world-famous Cattle Baron Steakhouse. The old adage still stands – if you want a good meal anywhere in the world, whether it is France, Italy or Thailand – eat where the local eat. Cattle Baron, Centurion is no exception to this rule. This is one of the most well-loved eateries where the locals hang out.