Toomuchloveliness: Makaron at Majeka House

Tasting the Spring Menu at Makaron

I am a long standing fan of both Majeka House and Makaron their incredible restaurant. Majeka House is my number one recommendation for a splurge romantic weekend away. Friends have visited for anniversaries and babymoons and have always been wow’ed! I always suggest going early to fit in a splash in their hot tub and…

Toomuchloveliness: Shio

Ten Dish Kaiseki Experience with Shio

I’m a long standing fan of Cheyne’s food – from his original namesake spot, Cheyne’s, in Houtbay to the wonderful Shio in De Waterkant. I love following him on instagram to see what new and exciting dishes he is creating. And a few weeks back he announced his ten dish Kaiseki experience at R350 per…

Toomuchloveliness: La Tete

La Tete Winter Special

We snuck in a midweek date night at La Tete recently and it was such a lovely evening! What made it even better was the great winter special which really makes these midweek date nights possible! To keep this post super honest I want to let you know that this is our second visit to…

Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials

MY SUPER HONEST 2018 Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials

I had a little rant on Instagram the other day. I generally keep below the radar but lately I have been feeling like the restaurant industry is having a laugh. The latest Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials are hitting the internet and I am finding them… disappointing. I’m not sure what your disposable income situation…

Spek en Bone

Spek en Bone: Small Plate Dining in Stellenbosch

Spek en Bone is a local gem in Stellenbosch which aims to be first a wine bar and then a restaurant. The wine list is fantastic with brilliant wines from both Stellenbosch and our wider wine region. The food is served as small plates with a focus on local and seasonal. I have been wanting…

Toomuchloveliness: Makaron Stellenbosch

Small Plates with Makaron in Stellenbosch

A very long time ago I joined Makaron in Stellenbosch for dinner and we enjoyed a fine dining meal in the kitchen at the chef’s table with amazing food and incredible wine pairings. To date this meal stands out as one of the best I have ever had in Stellenbosch. Fast forward quite some time…

Toomuchloveliness: Weekend in Stellenbosch

Highlights of our recent weekend in Stellenbosch

This winter season we spent a weekend away in both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. I had such fun putting together a recommended weekend in Franschhoek that I wanted to try the same for Stellenbosch! Here are my highlights and recommendations for a fantastic weekend in Stellenbosch! We’re covering what to eat, where to stay and most…

Toomuchloveliness: Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

I recently visited Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street with one of my besties for a big boozie lunch. We started at 1pm and only left at 5pm because we had made plans for the evening! We would happily have spent more time sitting under the gas heaters drinking great wine and finishing yet another…

Toomuchloveliness: The Silo Hotel Willaston Bar

Drinks at The Silo Hotel: The Willaston Bar

The Silos have kind of become a thing around Cape Town. We have the super swanky Silo Hotel, the recent opening of gorgeous design shops and the upcoming launch of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). I have been seeing plenty of gorgeous instagram photos from their lovely bars and as such have been…

Toomuchloveliness: Shio Restaurant

Shio: Modern Japanese in the Waterkant

Shio is quite comfortably in my top ten restaurants in Cape Town. The food they are creating is incredible and beautiful and unique and whilst being all these things is actually damn delicious too. Shio is the baby sister of Cheyne’s in Hout Bay (another restaurant in my top ten). For a long time if…

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