Liv Green at River Cafe

Carvery Plettenberg Bay

Cradled in an indigenous setting surrounded by tranquil gardens overlooking the Klein Piesang River populated with water lilies and a range of birds, you will find the restaurant Liv Green at River Cafe. They offer a 2 course Sunday Lunch as well as an ala carte menu with a range of Smoothies and Fresh Juices to light meals
The setting is fantastic and soon lulls you into a relaxing and enjoyable frame of mind.
There is a jungle gym and water slides close to the restaurant where the kids can play. Inside there is a cosy fireplace for cold winter days.

044 5333 815
Find Us behind the Gym and Waterworld off Piesang Valley Plettenberg Bay

Carveries Plettenberg BaySunday lunches Plett

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Cafe Chic

Fine dining in Cape Town

Café Chic by Conrad Gallagher a celebrated Michelin starred chef, is located in a private building in the busy neighbourhood of Cape Town’s City Centre serving up market Modern Cafe cuisine.Recently acquired and upgraded by Conrad and his wife, Candice, Café Chic serves lunch, dinner and late night cocktails in two dining rooms, a bar, lounge, cigar room and private rooms. Candice is widely recognized as one of Cape Town’s most gracious hosts as well as developing our superb cocktail and wine program, and leading our exceptional staff.

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Stay the Night

Best restaurants in Grahamstown

Saints Bistro & Inn

Not only can we feed you better than an Italian family, but we can look after you better than your own. Jokes aside, we have rooms available, and they are as good as our food.

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The Shepherds Tree Trading Store

Bistros in Knysna

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NV-80 Grill & Bar

Best restaurants in Sea Point
NV-80 Grill & Bar is found on the first floor of The Point looking out over the streets of Sea Point and to Lions Head.

Named after the Gonçalves brothers, Naldo and Victor, NV-80 is a throwback to the 80’s when the duo began business together. Their guests can enjoy the intimate indoor dining, an alfresco balcony for sundowners and a chic centre bar.

And the menu offers diners a variety of the Gonçalves’ favourites dishes from tender Chalmar steaks as well as fresh seafood.

NV-80 is also a prime sundowner spot, boasting both a light and airy Cuba meets Miami-inspired interior – it’s dotted with palm trees and awash with fresh green hues – and a huge alfresco balcony perfect for a few tasty oysters that go down a treat with a bit of bubbly.

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California Burger

Best hamburgers in the Garden Route

Saturday mornings find us at the Farmers Market in Harkerville where Jono does the California Burger he rates as the best to be had in the Garden Route. It’s a delicious hand made pattie with onion, garlic and soya sauce inside. Fresh lettuce, tomato and special California Sauce. All on a fresh bun and served up by Matt de Jongh. Everything is sourced locally and fresh.

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Emily Moon

Best restaurants in Plettenberg Bay
At Emily’s we strive to use only the freshest local produce to prepare our delicious daily menu. Our chef team meet every morning to choose the freshest produce available before designing the menu for the day, this menu includes dishes like our Peach Cider Braised Pork belly, Onion Samoosa and Gooseberry Compote; Lamb Rack, Cherry Tomato Feullete and Thyme Red Wine Jus; Fresh Farm Ricotta Phyllo Bake, Honeyed Beetroot and Thyme; Oven Baked Linefish, Brussel Sprout Chips, Caper and Baby Potato Salad. Enjoy a fresh cocktail or a beautiful bottle of wine from the boutique estate wine list while appreciating spectacular riverside views, unforgettable sunsets and a large log fire in winter go without saying.

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Hunters Country House

Day drives the Garden Route
Hunters Country House offers beautiful seating areas to enjoy the country style fare on offer.

Breakfasts are served in the sunny glass conservatory and offer a selection of tasty treats to start the day. Light lunches are served in the dining room or on the lawns. The outdoor boma with its comfortable couches and fireplace, invites you to enjoy a high tea or a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the gardens.

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Garden Route Culinary Awards

THE CXPRESS Garden Route Culinary Awards took place at beautiful Kurland Estate in The Crags on Monday afternoon, with the who’s who of the ‘hood’s food aficionados in attendance to either receive or hand over prizes.
At the steer of proceedings were Francois Ferreira, head honcho of the South African Chaîne de Rôtisseurs, and Anne Hadley, local foodie supreme and better half of the late Ian Hadley, who started the awards shortly after the turn of the century to acknowledge local service and cooking excellence.
Kurland chef Leon Coetzee and his crew laid on canapés* to die for after the official handover of Top 20 and Legends (those eateries consistently making the Top 20 for three years-plus) certificates, Best Of Plaques and the ultimate prizes of Best Server, Best Wine Steward, Best Young Chef, Best Chef and Special Achiever of 2014 trophies.
Representatives of Plett’s budding wine route ensured that no parched throat went unnoticed and the Kurland team attended to guests’ every other need, showing why they were worthy recipients of this year’s Best Service award.
Our thanks, on behalf of CXPRESS as media partner of the awards for the past 12 years, go to Hartman’s & Sons for supporting this year’s awards, and to Sharyn of ShowMe Plett for making everyone grin into her lens.
News of the awards’ new guise will follow early in the New Year, but suffice to say that reader participation and voting will be phased in, along with social media interaction – watch this space!
See the lists of winners below and two galleries of beautiful photographs when clicking the link:


Serendipity, The Girls, Pembreys, Travel Bugs, La Locanda, Ile de Pain, Transkaroo, The Bell, Roadside Deli, Kafe Serefe

TOP 20

Flava, Pomodoro, La Rosa Blu, East Head Café, Enrico’s, Lemon Grass, 34 Degrees South, Caloroso, Salina’s, Café Gannet, The Rose, Bramon, Lauren’s Deli Eatery, The Fat Fish, The Olive Tree, The Old Town House, The Grand Café & Rooms, Route 57, The Table, Zinzi


Best Family Restaurant: Zucchini (Timberlake Village between Wilderness & Sedgefield)
Best Coffee Emporium: Baruch’s (Mossel Bay)
Best Hotel Restaurant: La Cantina, Fancourt (George)
Best Service: Kurland (Plettenberg Bay – The Crags)
Best Resort Dining: The Orchid Room (Simola – Knysna)
Best Deli Style Dining: Clare’s Cakes & Deli (Plettenberg Bay)
Best Café Style Dining: The Bayleaf Café (George)
Best Casual Style Dining: The Veg Table (Knysna – Rheenendal)
Best New Kids on the Block: The Bench & Calandra (shared – both in George)

Server of the Year: Blessing Nkosa (Caloroso)

Wine Steward of the Year: Kervin Lichtenberg (Zinzi)

Young Chef of the Year: Michael Ashley (The Girls)

Chef of the Year: Delia Clarke (Simola)

Achiever of the Year: Lizelle Stolze (Serendipity)

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Family friendly restaurants Plettenberg Bay

Family friendly restaurants Plettenberg BayThe Table

Go for great pizzas, superb salads (you must try the carrot & beetroot and the spicy Thai) and a fantastically warm and vibrant atmosphere. They have a brilliant kiddies’ play area and on Tuesday’s your kids can make their own pizzas. On Wednesdays and Fridays you can also indulge in R12 glasses of wine – and NOT from a box, Chris, the owner, offers half price wine and cocktails between 4 & 6. It’s a family-run, family-welcoming place that I’d be happy to take even my mad family to.

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