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Best Vegetarian restaurant – Leafy Greens

For those (very few) who don’ t know, you’ll find Leafy Greens (Best Vegetarian Restaurant) on the same grounds as Casalinga ... a marvellous farm in Muldersdift. Only open from Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch, there’s a vegan and vegetarian buffet showcasing the...

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Best Restaurant for a burger – Rocomamas

Smash that burger. At RocoMamas (Best Burger at a Restaurant), you kick off with Old Skool - smashed beef with red onion, tomato and RocoMayo. Then go wild. Cheese. You got it. Bacon. Oh yes. Sautéed mushrooms. Bring them on. Chilli. Nothing’s too hot for...

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Best Sushi spot – YuMe

Salmon sashimi. Spicy tuna maki. Crab and avo temaki hand roll. If you’ve a yearning for sushi, you’ll love YuMe (Best Sushi). With an extraordinarily large menu, loads of specials (think 50% off Sushi Mondays or the 3-for- 2 Tuesdays offer) and a handful of...

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Best Steak restaurant – Turn & tender

Merlot is more to your (meaty) taste, then hotfoot it as fast as you can to Turn ‘n Tender (Best Steak Restaurant). Our readers know their steaks ... and this steakhouse, opened by four brothers in 1977, is the real deal. Exceptional steaks, great sides,...

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Best Spoil yourself restaurant – Marble

If she really loves you, she’ll take you to Marble (Best Spoil Yourself Restaurant). David Higgs’ magnificent restaurant, which you’ll find in Keyes Mile, has a grand wood-fired grill as the focal point and is a celebration of quintessential SA fare. Not inexpensive, but it’s...

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Best Seafood restaurant – Ocean Basket

A platter of prawns. A dozen fresh oysters. A side of battered mussels. It feels like summer at Ocean Basket (Best Seafood Restaurant) ... where the fish is fresh, the mood casual and the prices excellent. What’s not to love? www.oceanbasket.com

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Best Romantic restaurant – Casalinga

The gorgeous dining room with glorious flower arrangements. The piazza which flows onto the lawns. The romantic fireplaces and intimate bar. And the food! Swoon. No wonder Casalinga (Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Country Restaurant) is the place of proposals and celebrations. There are smaller,...

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Best Portuguese restaurant – Adega

Adega (Best Portuguese Restaurant) means wine cellar ... and you’ll want to raise a glass of wine in celebration of this win. With favourites like chouriço and trinchado, Prawn Naçional (our fave) and LM-style chicken, this is an obvious choice when you want real Portuguese...

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Best New restaurant – LA ROSA MEXICAN GRILLE & TEQUILERIA

Hola amigo’s! La Rosa (Best New Restaurant) is just the spot to indulge in some serious Mexican magic. Think traditional fare, like tacos, burritos, fajita’s and enchiladas. Oh and the nachos! Delicious, cheesy, diet-abandoned, guacamole, sour cream and salsa-covered nachos ... yummy! If you are...

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Best Neighbourhood restaurant – Mythos

We all know that if we want to live to a ripe old age with gorgeous skin and good health, then a Mediterranean diet is the way to go. And we’re more than happy with that ... particularly if we can eat Mythos (Best Greek,...

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Best Italian restaurant – Café de sol

Mamma Luciana, along with daughter Chiara and son Ryan, have a massive following of Italian food fans ... and no wonder. From the original Café del Sol Classico (Best Italian Restaurant) in Olivedale (which opened 10 years ago and dishes up arguably the finest Italian...

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Best Hotel restaurant – Four Seasons (Westcliff)

Sitting on the hillside overlooking the Joburg Zoo and the lush green forest of trees that make up the northern suburbs, the Four Seasons The Westcliff Hotel (Best Hotel and Best Hotel Restaurant) is the grand dame of Jozi ... all courtyards and fountains and...

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Best Greek Restaurant – Mythos

We all know that if we want to live to a ripe old age with gorgeous skin and good health, then a Mediterranean diet is the way to go. And we’re more than happy with that ... particularly if we can eat Mythos (Best Greek,...

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Best Lunch in the country – Casalinga

The gorgeous dining room with glorious flower arrangements. The piazza which flows onto the lawns. The romantic fireplaces and intimate bar. And the food! Swoon. No wonder Casalinga (Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Country Restaurant) is the place of proposals and celebrations. There are smaller,...

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Best Asian Restaurant – Simply Asia

When Thai national Chai Lekcharoensuk couldn’t find real Thai flavours in SA, he did the obvious ... he set up his own restaurant (Wang Thai, which opened in Cape Town in 1993). Ten years later, he launched the first Simply Asia Thai Food and Noodle...

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Best Business Lunch – Tasha’s

We’re going to be honest. We love a lie in. Even on weekdays. But an offer of breakfast at Tashas (Best Breakfast) has us up with the early birds. From our favourite healthy option - Dr Paw Paw (with yoghurt, chopped almonds & honey) to...

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Best Brunch – Tashas’s

We’re going to be honest. We love a lie in. Even on weekdays. But an offer of breakfast at Tashas (Best Breakfast) has us up with the early birds. From our favourite healthy option - Dr Paw Paw (with yoghurt, chopped almonds & honey) to...

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Best English Breakfast – Tashas’s

We’re going to be honest. We love a lie in. Even on weekdays. But an offer of breakfast at Tashas (Best Breakfast) has us up with the early birds. From our favourite healthy option - Dr Paw Paw (with yoghurt, chopped almonds & honey) to...

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Best Bistro – Nineteen69

Jozi’s got bistros aplenty. Nineteen69 Pub and Bistro (Best Bistro) stands out from the crowd ... not least because of the daily events it puts on, which certainly keep things interesting. Music bingo, 69’ers quiz night, live music and the non-negotiable Saturday sports on the...

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Best Beat the budget restaurant – Mythos

We all know that if we want to live to a ripe old age with gorgeous skin and good health, then a Mediterranean diet is the way to go. And we’re more than happy with that ... particularly if we can eat Mythos (Best Greek,...

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