Location: Cape Town CBD

Royale Eatery

May 17, 2018

No run-down of burger joints in Cape Town would be complete without mentioning Royale. Royale was hipster before hipsters started calling themselves hipsters.  The decor, the staff and the food all have a special quality, something different and interesting. 

Take the menu, for instance, there is literally a section titled “Something a little different” 😊. From there we chose The Federale, a 160g basted beef patty blended with chorizo, chilies and coriander, served with guacamole and caramelized onions. Each burger comes with a choice of fries or sweet potato fries or a mix of both (recommended).  

Always an experience, Royale never fails to deliver!

URL: https://www.royaleeatery.com/

F: https://www.facebook.com/royaleeatery/

E: info@royaleeatery..com

Tel: +27 21 422 4536

Location: 273 Long Street, Cape Town

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IYO Burgers

May 16, 2018

You’ll find IYO (Inside, You’re Out) on the super trendy Bree Street in Cape Town, a stretch that’s known for it’s upmarket eateries and fine cuisine. IYO has a great spread of traditional and way out-there burger combos and sides, along with never-ending jam jars and local beers and ciders.

We opted for the Quick Dip, a smoked cheddar beef patty on a fresh bun with crispy sweet onions and the IYO house dip (incorporating pork broth) and it was mesmerizingly good. Everything just comes together and creates an amazing flavour profile. 

Wrap it up with cheesecake, it’s brilliant!

F: https://www.facebook.com/IYOBURGERS/

Tel: +27 21 422 1313

Location: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town

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Freedom Day Weekend 2018 - Freedom Day Gig at Beerhouse- Part 2

April 18, 2018

After an informative outing to Robben Island we think a little levity may be in order, beer, music and ambience in a beerhouse! Remember, we are remembering the oppression, but also, celebrating the freedom. 😊

The Rudimentals, Nomadic Orchestra and Ann Jangle will keep the mood electric and local, the many, many beers will be flowing freely, and the early evening will get a little raucous! 

There is a beer for everyone and the location on Long Street make it a fantastic gateway to spill out into town and enjoying yourself in earnest. Centrally located, it is close to a lot of very nice spots both large and small, definitely worth an exploration.

URL: http://www.beerhouse.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/BEERHOUSEonLong/

E: onlong@beerhouse.co.za

Tel: +27 21 424 3370

Location: 223 Long Street, Cape Town

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You had me at Pizza <3 - Hail Pizza - Part 3

March 23, 2018

Hail Pizza has the coolest sounding name of our Trio of Pizzerias this week, and the clean open space, with long tables that encourage shared meals, it’s also a great venue to simply be “in”. 

They focus on fresh wood-fired pizza, cold beer, fresh oysters, salads and brunch cocktails. Slaves to flavour, their simple menu is full of it. 

Munch down on a El Pepperoni, as the name suggests, laden with Pepperoni, mushrooms, red onion and fresh coriander, a thin crispy base, a cold beer, and a beautiful ambience.

URL: https://www.hailpizza.com/

F: https://www.facebook.com/hailpizzacapetown

E: info@manfood.co.za

Tel: +27 72 349 3551

Location: 133 Bree Street, Cape Town

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You had me at Pizza <3 - Pizza at Bocca - Part 2

March 22, 2018

Located in an informal contemporary space Bocca serve Neopolitan pizza and Italian-inspired food in the center of Cape Town. 

Behind a bar stool lined counter, you will find another great example of the classic Pizza oven imported from Naples, the key ingredient to a consistently great dish.

Help yourself to a Pork's Revenge, a crispy thin crusted Pizza smothered in mozzarella, ricotta, nduja, ground spiced pork belly, garlic and baby spinach. You won’t look back!

URL: http://bocca.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/boccaCT

Tel: +27 21 422 0188

Location: CNR Bree & Whale Street, Cape Town

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New Beginnings - Plant Cafe - Part 1

January 03, 2018

We begin with Plant, a vegan restaurant which came into being as a café in Bo-Kaap in 2013, and then moved to bigger premises with a wider and more gourmet menu that revolves around food with a mission. 

Their mission is “part of ongoing commitment to make this world a little better, a little kinder”, and they do this by offering only cruelty-free plant-based foodstuffs and by actively donating to animal and human charities.

Have the Thai papaya bowl, consisting of finely chopped cabbage and red pepper soaked in lime juice with papaya, cashew nuts and avocado, served with a papaya-lime-coriander dressing. 

Pair that with a Raspberry Collins, mixed with Bottings raspberry puree, vanilla Vodka, ice, fresh lemon and soda and you are in for a flavour treat that you won’t soon forget!

Nobody said you can’t be healthy and have a little fun!

URL: http://www.plantcafe.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/plantcapetown

E: info@plant.co.za

Tel: +27 21 422 2737

Location: 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town

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Out with the old - Villa 47 - Part 3

December 29, 2017

Nobody likes options as much as I do, and Villa 47 gives you two mouthwatering possibilities on the evening of December 31st, 2017. 

Choose Locanda for an amazing four course meal with cocktails and bubbly.

The other alternative is that you upgrade yourself to the five-course Michelin-starred meal at Pierino Penati, and why not, it’s New Year’s Eve after all!

Local favourite DJ Halden Burns will be on the decks upstairs at the Seta Fusion Cocktail Lounge, laying down the groove to get you into 2018 with a smile on your face.

You will be fed, wined and entertained in typical Villa 47 fashion, with gusto, passion and finesse.

Enjoy, and remember to be safe out there!

Tel: +27 (0) 21 418 2740

E: reservations@villa47.co.za 

Location: Villa 47, 47 Bree Street, Cape Town

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Out with the old - HQ Masquerade - Part 2

December 29, 2017

Dress in black, only black, and let your ornate mask express your creativity in this venetian style masquerade event.

You will be enjoying a fresh cocktail on entry, followed immediately by canapes that give you in indication of quality of the three-course meal to come. 

Your three courses will be an exercise in culinary perfection, and fully satiated you will attempt to conquer the dancefloor. 😉

Never fear, the best local DJ’s and entertainment is lined up to keep you happily bouncing along into the new year. HQ has a reputation for throwing stylish shindigs and this looks to be no different. 

Enjoy unmasking the year (and each other).

Time: 19:00 until late

Venue: Headquarters Restaurant

Location: Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

Price: R795/p

Tel: +27 (0) 21 424 6373

Mail: management@hqrestaurant.co.za 

URL: www.hqrestaurant.co.za 

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I bless the rains down in Africa - Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant - Part 3

November 16, 2017

Ethiopia is known for its coffee, but also its outstanding cuisine, centering around shared pots and dipping/holding bread, where the utensil becomes part of the meal.

The bread is called Injera and is a spongy bread, resembling a crepe or pancake which is traditionally made from Teff flour. 

Have the Shiro Wot, a popular vegetarian stew, Shiro Wot is made from chickpea flour and simmered with garlic and onions in a berbere sauce (a combination of peppers, garlic, onion and other spices which are dried and ground into powder form, and used to spice many dishes). For your meat option, we suggest you try the Tibs, tender beef or lamb cubes sautéed and cooked with pepper and onion.

The food is rich, with deep and tantalizing flavor profiles, but it is also welcoming and tactile, obviously prepared with great love and care.

URL: http://www.lucyrestaurant.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/LucyEthiopianRestaurantCapeTown

E: reservations@lucyrestaurant.co.za

Tel: +27 21 422 1797

Location: 281 Long Street, Cape Town

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I bless the rains down in Africa - The Africa Café - Part 1

November 14, 2017

A cultural foodie extravaganza, The Africa Café brings you flavours from across the continent. Starting from humble beginnings, this venue has flourished over the past 15 years into the amazing kitchen it is today. 

A standout dish was the Ethiopian Doro Wat, chicken thighs cooked in a rich

Berbere /paprika sauce. Also amazing was the Malawi Mwana wa Nkhosa Tender, a free-range lamb stew in a succulent, rich gravy.

Fifteen different African dishes are brought to your table simultaneously and you indulge in the “communal feast”, a truly outstanding experience! 

There are great vegetarian options, and you can order individual dishes too, if that is to your preference.

URL: http://www.africacafe.co.za

E: africafe@iafrica.com 

F: https://www.facebook.com/AfricaCafeCapeTown

Tel: + 27 21 422 0221

Location: 108 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

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