Category Archives: Food & Wine

Pick of the week: a market a day

  A market a day keeps the doctor away … although it could add to the waist line and might not do your bank balance much good. If you want to avoid chain stores and same-old same-old bland international chic malls, it’s possible to shop until you drop at a different market in Jozi every [...]

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But we don’t have any geese …. ?

  If you want to escape Joburg  while never leaving it – try the Peach Café at Camdeboo farm. Tucked away in the middle of suburbia, a mere 3km from the mayhem of Fourways Mall and the frenetic concrete highway, is a rustic small holding with sheep and geese and, in season, peaches for the [...]

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Toni’s Pizzeria – Good new neighbourhood eatery on Liz at Lancaster’s doorstep

Liz at Lancaster is lucky enough to have many excellent restaurants nearby but now the quirkily-named Toni’s Fully Furnished Pizza Co, has opened at the end of the block.  Apparently when Toni and Ian Sime started the original restaurant in Pretoria 8 years ago, the shop was not furnished at all, hence the tongue-in- cheek [...]

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Rosebank: vibrant, cosmopolitan and well-managed

  Neil Fraser who is a private consultant in the field of urban renewal, writes an amazing newsletter Citichat.  Sadly since he has left Johannesburg to take up life in Montagu, these newsletters are less frequent than they were.  Citichat is a Joint Venture with Urban Genesis Management an organization which works to  strengthen local [...]

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Illovo Junction- another Parks restaurant hub

We had guests who stayed last here last week who had dinner at one of the Parks new drinking-eateries – the Griffin in Illovo Junction, about 4 km from Liz at Lancaster at the top of Corlett Drive.   They said it was really fun – lots of young people, with a great vibe and atmosphere.  [...]

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