Features, Home, People of Joburg / 15.03.2019

Candice smiles from her soul – shyly, but from her soul, and this passionate, yet soft spoken chef is the brains and drive behind the highly successful Grei Restaurant – located at the prestigious Saxon Hotel in Sandhurst. Keeping in mind that the likes of Oprah Winfrey, and other such Hollywood A-Listers spend their time in our beautiful city here, you should know that everything is nothing short of show stopping, of course. From the moment you step out of the lift (beautifully scented with lemongrass to begin your herbal...

Food & Drink / 08.02.2019

The super popular Van der Linde Restaurant - which is fast becoming one of Jozi's favourite eateries - will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in style on 14th February, this year. The eatery which is named after Johannes Van Der Linde who founded the area of Linden, which at the time was well known for its rich soil which allowed for beautiful fruit orchards, some of which still exist today. The restaurant is made up of several components - the Bakery & Deli, the Gin & Juice Bar, the Restaurant and...

Food & Drink / 07.02.2019

The name Forti’s is synonymous with great food, amazing wines and a general ambience that makes any visit here, be it lunch or dinner, one to remember. Surrounded by beautiful artworks and décor, on occasion well known opera singers (or even Forti himself) will burst in to song, and this out of the ordinary experience makes the occasion even more memorable. A passionate chef indeed, we caught up with Forti Mazzone to find out more… Where did you grow up, and how did you wind up in the restaurant industry? I...

Features, Food & Drink / 25.01.2019

Although Dolci Café have been open for a number of years they are one of our favourite light meal and brunch spots in Joburg, and even better news, they have just launched a high tea menu – just in time for the festive season. This Italian owned and run Trattoria and Pastry shop is all about authentic foods, great quality products and artisan cakes, cupcakes and Italian Pastries. Run by husband and wife team, Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and hubby actor Clayton Boyd, as well as their partner Zoran Mijailovic, Dolci...

People of Joburg / 10.01.2019

In the bustling heart of Sandton, lies the hidden gem that is the Maximillien restaurant. Conveniently located in the da Vinci Hotel, this hot spot is well known by locals and internationals alike for not only its creative and inspired menu, but also for its beautiful, old school New York inspired décor and views out over the hustle and bustle of the Sandton streets below. The man behind the culinary creativity and menu revolution at The Maximillien is none other than Durban born chef, Sylvester Nair – who has...

Features, Food & Drink / 04.01.2019

We love discovering new spots and J. Rabbit’s has just opened its doors where the old Griffin used to be located. In case you were wondering it is named after that famed cartoon character, Jessica Rabbit and the vibe and décor lend itself perfectly to that notion, too. Following the speakeasies of yesteryear, access to the bar is through the laundromat in the front of the building before arriving in the plush Mexican styled bar at the back. Offering one of the biggest selections of tequila we have ever seen,...

Features, Travel / 01.01.2019

We recently spent a night at the beautiful four star Southern Sun Montecasino hotel, and were blown away by the beauty of this Tsogo Sun Property. Echoing the Italian theme that Montecasino is well known for, the hotel is inspired in it's design by the 15th century Palazzo Corsini villa in Italy’s picturesque mountain region of Gianicolo, and you would be forgiven for thinking you had slipped back in time to an old-world Venetian era. Of course the hotels services and amenities are anything but old world and bullet speed...

Features, Food & Drink / 28.12.2018

Who doesn't love a yummy burger or rack of ribs - we certainly do, and are firm believers that a great burger can cure a number of ills - and seeing as it is the festive season, we feel that we may be visiting the newly opened Ribs & Burgers restaurant, located in the bustling new The Marc precinct in Sandton quite a bit! Ribs & Burgers is a global Brand, and have outlets in Australia and in England and is fast becoming South Africa’s favourite boutique fast casual...

Features, Travel / 25.12.2018

We love discovering beautiful gems in our local Sandton and surrounds, and Clico Boutique Hotel is just that. Located on a rather busy road in the bustling suburb of Rosebank, you would be surprised to find that behind the walls of this beautifully appointed hotel, lies an unexpected peace and quiet that is set to restore the soul. Many choose to make Clico their base when in Johannesburg, whether from overseas or visiting from other cities for work, purely for the fact that not only is it really convenient...

Features, Food & Drink / 21.12.2018

Named after his two late grandfathers, Douglas + Hale is Chef James Diack’s fourth venture and we love it! If funky, cool and creative cocktails are your thing – then you will love it as much as we do, too. From the décor which carries a rather ritzy, burlesque feel, to an extensive wine selection which will leave every taste and palate satisfied this is an experience from start to finish. Cocktails are created with passion and the names are delightful - The Black Pearl, a rum based cocktail, was...