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Delish-Dish family restaurant and pub – A review
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Delish-Dish family restaurant and pub – A review

While driving through the small town of Howick in the Natal Midlands recently I spotted an eatery that I had not previously been aware of, the Delish-Dish family restaurant and pub. Not usually the spontaneous type (I generally prefer to plan even the smallest...
Jimmy’s Killer Prawns in Pietermaritzburg – A review
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Jimmy’s Killer Prawns in Pietermaritzburg – A review

Although I’m not a huge seafood fan my curiosity got the better of me one evening when I decided to pay a visit to a recently opened branch of the Jimmy’s Killer Prawns restaurant chain. The branch in question is situated at the increasingly popular Invesco Ce...
Jewel Of India – An exquisite dining experience
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Jewel Of India – An exquisite dining experience

The relatively newly established Invesco Centre in Pietermaritzburg boasts a number of top quality restaurants all offering their own unique brand of cuisine. One of those restaurants, The Jewel of India, was my latest port of call on my travels through KwaZul...
Il Postino Pizzeria – A little bit of Italy in the Midlands
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Il Postino Pizzeria – A little bit of Italy in the Midlands

Although it opened its doors in the Natal Midlands just over two years ago, Il Postino Pizzeria was a restaurant that was unfamiliar to me, that is until I decided to pay them a visit for lunch last weekend. The drive from Pietermaritzburg to Dargle in the Mid...
The Strelitzia Room restaurant at the Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens
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The Strelitzia Room restaurant at the Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens

Established in the early 1870s for the purpose of conserving and propagating rare and endangered indigenous plants, the Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens is always a great venue for anyone looking to relax and unwind amongst the beauty of nature. Flowers of e...
Tumble Downs Café and Restaurant – A review
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Tumble Downs Café and Restaurant – A review

There’s nothing quite like visiting the Natal Midlands in autumn. The hues of yellow, red and orange are something to behold and the fresh, crisp air is the perfect anti dote for even the most jaded psyche. Friends Mary-Anne and Curran agreed and we were soon ...
Linga Lapa Restaurant and Butchery – An eating experience par excellence in the Natal Midlands
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Linga Lapa Restaurant and Butchery – An eating experience par excellence in the Natal Midlands

Linga Lapa Restaurant and Butchery situated in Nottingham Road in the Natal Midlands is highly recommended for its quality steaks, relaxed atmosphere and cosy warm fires so I decided to pay the establishment a visit this past weekend to see what all the fuss w...
La Lampara Italian Restaurant – A review
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La Lampara Italian Restaurant – A review

In my most recent restaurant review I penned my impressions of a Saturday breakfast at the Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop in Lions River and mentioned the experience heralded the beginning of what was to prove a most enjoyable and memorable weekend. The good times ...
Quincy’s Café and Restaurant – A review
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Quincy’s Café and Restaurant – A review

Pietermaritzburg has grown considerably in recent years – a by-product of which has been the arrival of a number of new eateries, café’s and restaurants. Quincy’s Café, however, is not one of them, having been established 13 years ago to meet a need for an upm...
The Bierfassl country pub and restaurant – A review
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The Bierfassl country pub and restaurant – A review

The Bierfassl country pub and restaurant, situated in Nottingham Road, the heart of the renowned Midlands Meander, is one of the more well-known establishments in the area and just as was the case with my last visit some nine years previously, I wasn’t disappo...
The Duck Pond Restaurant – A review
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The Duck Pond Restaurant – A review

I always enjoy taking a break from my often-busy schedule in tranquil surroundings. Not only is it good for the mind, it’s also good for the soul and one’s overall well-being. The Duck Pond Restaurant in Pietermaritzburg is a venue that fitted the bill perfect...
Ba Lonkas Bohemian Restaurant and Pub – A review
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Ba Lonkas Bohemian Restaurant and Pub – A review

Some friends and I recently visited Ba Lonkas in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and, a few quibbles aside, we were rather impressed with our findings. Situated just opposite Gowrie Village in Nottingham Road, Ba Lonkas is certainly unconventional, sporti...
Coconut Grove in Pietermaritzburg – A Review
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Coconut Grove in Pietermaritzburg – A Review

Eating out these days is expensive and finding a restaurant that offers genuine value for money is no easy task. However, a Sunday evening visit to Coconut Grove at the Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg proved that dining out can still be affordable an...
Centre Court restaurant and coffee shop – A review
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Centre Court restaurant and coffee shop – A review

Located in the heart of the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville, Durban, The Centre Court Restaurant and Coffee shop has been around for some time and even though I’ve eaten there a few times in the past, a recent visit was as enjoyable as always.The var...