Pubs, grub and footie - JC Brasserie & Pub - Part 3

June 21, 2018

Just Chilling – This is what the ‘JC’ in JC Brasserie & Pub stands for and it could not better describe the ambience of the place. Sporting large TV’s in their outdoor section and actively promoting their support for viewing the world cup is what got us interested.The venue has a warm feeling, lots of wood and little homey touches make it extra-inviting.

The food is great, think gastro pub meets old world pub, with gourmet burgers, salads and finger foods thrown in for good measure. In this weather, you want to make sure it’s hot and greasy and accompanied by one of their many exciting cocktail jars. 



Tel: +27 21 461 4595

Location: 18 De Villiers Road, Cape Town

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Pubs, grub and footie - Fat Harry’s - Part 2

June 20, 2018

If you like your food in big portions with plenty to go round, this is the place for you :-) They specialise in burgers, beers, ribs and wings, and will also be screening all the FIFA 2018 matches for your viewing pleasure.

Try the BBQ pulled pork burger or the Camembert caramelised onions and bacon burger, they are melt-in-your-mouth amazing and come with giant onion rings. There are loads of beer on tap and the vibe is always inviting and celebratory. 

Mark this as a must-go venue on your “tour of the soccer world cup games” through Cape Town!



Tel: +27 21 671 7433

Location: 166 2nd Avenue, Kenilworth

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Pubs, grub and footie - Mitchells Scottish Ale House - Part 1

June 19, 2018

They call Mitchells a place for friends where food meets sport, and that should set up your expectations correctly for this excellent spot. Big screen TV’s show your favourite games, the beer is brewed on the premises (and it’s superb) and they have a very decent menu to stop you from becoming too many parts liquid during the game.

Enjoy the spicy beef Trinchado - strips of tender sirloin and rump steak flash fried with garlic, doused with Trinchado sauce or a sumptuous chicken Roulade, tender chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta, served with mashed potatoes. Have that with a Milk & Honey or an Old Wobbly and you should be set up perfectly for the game. 

Bottoms up, it’s time to kick off.



Tel: +27 21 419 5079

Location: East Pier & Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

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It’s all Greek to me! - Marika's Restaurant - Part 3

June 14, 2018

One thing that Marika’s has that really sets it apart is an ambience, a relaxed, urban/ hole-in-the-wall feel with laid-back staff and a killer menu. The venue is small, seating between 40-50 guests at a time (with al fresco balcony seating available barring inclement weather).

Straight to the mains (this restaurant does amazing Meze too, of course), the Arni Mbrizoles (finely cut lamb chops) are melt-in-your-mouth good, also the Garides Sti Schara (grilled butterflied prawns) or the Garides Yiouvetsir (baked prawns, kritharaki, tomato and feta) will satisfy any seafood urges you may experience. 

Genuine and wholesome, relaxed and relaxing. 



Tel: +27 2 465 2727

Location: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Oranjezicht

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It’s all Greek to me! Mykonos Taverna - Part 2

June 13, 2018

Located in Sea Point, this restaurant has a marvelous history, and it is situated in almost the same spot on Sea Point Main Road where Dimitri's father also had a restaurant called Mykonos from 1976 to 1983. Dimitri Peroglou (Chef/Owner) learned from his father from age eighteen and has perfected numerous Greek dishes. His two most well known ones are the Kleftiko Lamb, and Dimitri's famous grilled lamb chops.

The Kleftiko lamb is deserving of its’ own paragraph. Slow roasted for 6 hours this lamb shank falls off the bone, it is succulent, cooked to perfection and a great reason to keep coming back!



Tel: +27 21 439 2106

Location: 343 Main Road, Sea Point

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It’s all Greek to me! - Greek Fisherman - Part 1

June 12, 2018

The Greek Fisherman is located in the V&A Waterfront, centrally situated and with beautiful views of the working harbour. They offer traditional Greek and mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.

As is to be expected the Meze and Tapas is designed to be shared and enjoyed together. Try the Soudzoukakia Grecque, beautiful meat rizoles with pomodoro sauce and cumin. 

For mains, we can highly recommend the Roast Lamb, slow oven-roasted on the bone and with tzatziki, really lemony and succulent. 

For desert go for the chocolate hazelnut Baklava, indulgent, rich and more-ish.

Καλή όρεξη!




Tel: +27 21 418 5411

Location: Shop 261, Upper Level 

V&A Waterfront

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Winter Wonderland - Soetes & Soup Festival - Breedekloof - Part 3

June 07, 2018

The Breedekloof wine district boasts a total of 28 wine cellars (11 producer cellars and 17 private cellars), making it a stunning place to explore fine wines and great cuisine. Such as, wine and soup! It may just prove to be the next big thing in winter pairings, and definitely worth an exploration.

The festival includes live entertainment by various artists such as Black Byrd at Deetlefs Wine Estate, Klipwerf Boereorkes at Opstal Estate, Viljoen Retief & Twee at Merwida and a 5 course-Soetes & Soup pairing dinner with celebrated Chef Pete Goffe-Wood at Bosjes.

A great dawdle through the countryside, enjoying hearty soup, great reds and sublime dessert wines.




Tel: +27 23 3491791

Location: Breedekloof Wine Valley, Rawsonville, Western Cape

When: 20 – 21 July 2018

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Winter Wonderland - Calitzdorp Winter Festival - Part 2

June 06, 2018

The little Karoo town of Calitzdorp lies on Route 62, about four hours drive from Cape Town and about half way to Port Elizabeth. The Klein Karoo is a stunning part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, sparse, dry and arid countryside interspersed with amazingly lush valleys.

At the festival, heavenly foods abound, everybody and their aunt is out in full force to prepare, plate and eat amazing food, taste beautiful wines and possibly engage in a lively game of Petanque (Boules). 

Live music, a fun run, a parade with floats and distillery demonstrations are amongst the more niche entertainments.

Worth the long drive, for the views and surroundings alone. :-)



Tel: +27 44 213 3775

Location: Calitzdorp, Western Cape

When: 15 – 17 June 2018

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