Review the New

Review the Newbie restaurants in your town and win BIG!

by: Cathrine Shone: Restaurant Ed | 07 Dec 2009
Bistro @ The Peech

Yes please! Summer has landed. Apart from a freak winter spell that recently hit the rest of the country, Cape Town is in full summer shwing!  All the models have jetted in, the soft-tops are down, sunglasses on and Happy Hours abound.  There is no going back now.

And to mark this long-awaited turning of the season, the Cape Quarter Extension in Greenpoint  has opened its doors and lavishly welcomed notoriously fickle Capetonians to give the new restaurants a whirl.

Vanilla – trendy Manhattan style sophistication with a superstar chef, Evan Coosner formerly of Riboville, in the kitchen. 

Lazari – all who know the original little gem in Vredehoek have flocked to its new bigger and brighter brother to see and be seen. Shedloads of outside space, fresh, funky – appealing.  To the wallet too.

Cru Café – the new spot for wine quaffers to appreciate their hobby in trendy surroundings.

And don’t forget Voila – with their already much-talked-about breakfast offerings.

So it looks like there’s something for everyone there. Check out what people are saying… but bear in mind all of these places are brand spanking new, so let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. For now.

Review the new and win A HUGE prize!

And as we are often reminded Cape Town is not the centre of the universe and there exist people beyond the winelands that enjoy dining out.  So we’d really like to hear about any new, hot & happening places that have opened near you. 

We are asking you to review any new restaurants that have recently opened their doors and are worthy of a bit of a punt… or a bunt.

The very best review to come our way will win a dinner for two at the Bistro @ The Peech in Melrose worth R500. And that’s not all… oh no no…  The Peech Hotel is also giving the lucky diners a night in the hotel worth R2500. Now that’s hot and happening!

So get down on it and win yourself a night of decadence.

If the restaurant you’d like to review is not listed with us please drop me a mail with details at and we’ll put it up right away.

The second best review will get a R250 Kalahari gift voucher. So even if you don’t see yourself jetting to Jo’burg to dine at the Bistro @ The Peech – why not send in your reviews anyway – let’s give these new restaurants a push in the right direction.

Let us play 'Review the New'!


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