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Small, independent, local eateries

We will build those occasional guest posts we get, into a cluster of low tech, low maintenance websites. Turning them into an organic homegrown resource. Something from nothing. A informal community promoting small, independent, local eateries that offer a little extra. Those special, out of the way places that are impossible to find. Businesses who need all the help they can get right now.


2 Good Cooks

Curry Knysna

Mutton or lamb rogan josh originated in the Kashmir region of India where it is made with whole spices. The lamb, mutton or goat meat is stewed for a couple of hours with the spices including cockscomb which gives the curry its trademark red colour.

Tim’s bistro

Tims is a small independent bistro, centrally situated in Southampton, that should not to be missed.

Breakfast in Southampton

Starting at nine for breakfast he runs through lunch and then on to dinner. Building a loyal following offering a wide variety of freshly cooked food.

Best seafood restaurants in Southampton

But it is the specials board one wants to keep an eye on. In particuar the fish and seafood.

Independent seafood bistros Southampton

One of the best if not the best independent seafood bistros to be found on the south coast.

Mac Butners

Dutch restaurants the Garden Raoute

I stopped for coffee at the little shop just this side of Botha & Barnard on the N2 where they used to do Collectables. It has reopened as Mac Butners Food on the Move doing pies, quiche and for something a little different Dutch croquettes. The coffee was good and I will be back for those croquettes.

Great steaks

South Africans know their wine. They are also known to appreciate a good steak.

Recommended steak restaurants London

The sort of steaks you find at Hof’s Bar & Restaurant. Where guests get to experience a unique fusion of South African, German and Swiss food. With a particular focus on meat and fish dishes that are paired with quality wines from around the world.

South African wine in the UK

The Hof family have been supplying exclusive restaurants and private clientele around the world and producing some of the finest handcrafted South African wines in Robertson since 2009. .

South African wine in London

Known locally as the valley of Wine and Roses, the magnificent landscape, towering cliffs and crystal streams of the fertile Robertson Valley create picturesque beginnings for our wines. The ideal soil and climate conditions of the Robertson region ensure grapes with good fruit concentration and character.

South African wines of distinction in the UK

The rich diversity of the lime-rich calcarious soil, similar to Burgundy’s Cote d’Or, make it eminently suitable for good Chardonnay. All the wines are a pure expression of the soil in which they grow. The abundant supply of water from the Du Toits Kloof mountain range and the cooling South Easter breeze from the Indian Ocean provide ideal conditions to preserve and enhance the quality of the grapes.

Ham egg & chips

Traditional favourites like ham egg and chips are not difficult to find

Best pub lunch on the South Coast of Emgland

But every now and again one just hits the right spot.

Best English pubs

Which is why the Duke of Wellington in Southampton is worth a visit. It was one of the first pubs I ‘found’ after arriving in the UK and I have been back more than once.

Best pubs in Hampshire

For what is definitely one of the best pub lunches in Hampshire if not a lot further afield. Besides that, it is one of a few typically traditional English pubs where I am perfectly comfortable settling in with a newspaper.

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.

Carveries Plettenberg BaySunday lunches Plett

Le Fournil

Best coffee shops in Plettenberg Bay
Homemade stock is a healthy and cost effective way to make sure all your dishes are packed full of flavour. Make it in bulk & freeze for future use! @lefournildeplett makes all of our soups and stock from scratch using seasonal produce for our daily soup specials. Today’s soup was lentil and lemon soup, best served with a slice of our bread next to the fireplace