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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...
I Love Hilton Because …
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I Love Hilton Because …

Hi, I’m Priscilla Rushton from Hilton in the Natal Midlands. Hilton IS BEST KNOWN FOR its small village atmosphere and misty days! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT in the gardens at the Church of the Ascension – it’s very pretty, especially if it’s a misty ...
A train ride with a difference in Pietermaritzburg
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A train ride with a difference in Pietermaritzburg

Some weeks ago my friend Connor invited me to join him for a visit to the Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society (PMES) and since I had never visited the venue before I decided to take him up on his offer. Located in the quiet middle class suburb of Bisley...
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 ...
Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop – A review
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Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop – A review

A recent mid morning breakfast with some friends at The Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop in the beautiful Natal Midlands, proved to be the perfect start to what turned out to be a rather enjoyable and memorable weekend. The drive from Pietermaritzburg to Lion’s River...
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...
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...