Category Archives: Food & Wine

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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A new kid on the block: Parkhurst Square’s clock tower is set to become a landmark

  The new Parkhurst Square has opened.  Designed by Sheldon Bakos of Integrale Architects, it is set to revitalize the northern end of 4th Ave.  Although it is a three storey building which is a little out of keeping with the single storey converted houses along the rest of the street, the building is aesthetically [...]

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New bistro at the ‘Steakhouse corner’ in Parktown North

      I find Joburgers amazing – somehow they have an invisible communication system when it comes to trendy new places to meet and mingle. There are some restaurants which are packed from day one – no gradual building up of business and growing through word of mouth. No, … these restaurants open their [...]

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