Well now travelling on the garden route is something that I’ve done about as much of as a person can. It’s an unusual place, beautiful in a way that few places are. Years ago I cycled the old seven passes road, took a heavy old clunker bicycle up the montague pass and found the Herold […]

Little things

So, I have now been exploring the various restaurants in and around Knysna for a while. A good few weeks. Still a way to go and I haven’t even begun my look at the guest houses. There are some amazing places to eat in knysna and I look forward to trying out the hotel restaurants. […]

Cuban inspired

We offer a wide selection of healthy, light meals including this Goats Cheese Salad with roasted tomato, beetroot and marinated cucumber. NV-80 offers guests intimate indoor dining, an alfresco balcony for sundowners and a chic centre bar, giving one a sense that is far removed from its shopping centre location. It’s a Cuba meets vintage […]

The 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 – […]

Taste of Palestine

We travelled up to London by train and after we got everything sorted out at the Embassy we went looking for a late breakfast. Despite reservations, I have learnt not to argue when she is hungry. So I allowed myself to be steered towards a table in what at first appeared to be a traditional […]

Bistro at Bitou

In the village of Storms River, South Africa is The Bistro at Bitou…breakfasts, lunches and lots more in a lovely setting with fantastic mountain & forest views. The finest ingredients, great service and wonderful ambiance makes this a must visit spot! Hours Mon – Sun: 08:00 – 18:00 Culinary team Beverley and Carmen, our chef […]

Thai Street Food

[Edit] 10/02/24  Now Saro’s. Even better. Only pad krapow moo krob I have found since arriving in the UK. I haven’t had much luck with Thai restaurants in the UK. They lack the vibrancy one gets when eating on the streets in Thailand. But Noodels in Portsmouth is different. Starting with condiment sets for sweet, […]

Ham egg & chips

Traditional favourites like ham egg and chips are not difficult to find But every now and again one just hits the right spot. 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 […]

Cornish ales

Cornwall is a popular, must do destination for visitors to the UK. As is the traditional hospitality, pub food and real Cornish ales found at one of the oldest pubs in the UK, The Crown Inn Lanlivery. Offering simple hearty dishes all their meat, seafood and fresh produce is all sourced locally. The braised beef […]