Jen Su dishes on some of her favourite restaurants (and why you should love them, too!).
Best Asian restaurant
For Chinese, Fong Mei in Rivonia, Sandton … think yummy, authentic, down-to-earth and Candy Liu, the owner, always looks after her customers.
Best beat-the-budget (inexpensive) restaurant
Belle’s Patisserie in BluBird Shopping Centre – it’s inexpensive and the food is always so freshly prepared. Don’t forget the macaroons!
I love The Flamingo Room in Tashas Nelson Mandela Square and Bellinis in Illovo (if they can be counted as bistros)!
Best Greek restaurant
Mezepoli in Melrose Arch.
Best hotel restaurant
Sandton Sun Hotel – wine at the San Bar outdoors, then walk inside to the San Restaurant to dine!
Best Italian restaurant
Gemelli in Bryanston is just wonderful — the hardest part is getting a reservation. I love Alejandro and the staff there … such a great vibe!
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