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05 May 2011

Hi there,

What’s better than a proper bellystickingly lazy Sunday lunch? Not much. As long as you don’t have to make it yourself.

I know, I know... sometimes it’s great to roll up your sleeves, peel more spuds than you knew you had in the pantry and get all hot in the face trying to get the skin on a slow-roasted pork belly to crackle. But it’s also great to eat like there’s no Monday in sight, and then simply get up from the table, with nary a fatty pot in sight.

I can’t speak for the rest of the country (but there’s a R500 voucher in it for one of you who does), but here are my family’s best Sunday lunches in Cape Town.


My boys and I went to the One&Only Sunday buffet when it was still Gordon Ramsey’s maze and while that was great, we preferred the Reuben’s Sunday lunch... because the South Africanisms were just spot on. Two types of apple sauce with my pork, mini chicken pies and boboties -  I felt the home-love, whilst still getting the swanky. (Not that it was all traditional... the gazpacho, chicken liver parfait, chickpea and shrimp salad are must tries as starters.)

The staff were also EXCEPTIONALLY nice to my kids, which is really important. A Sunday hotel buffet is an occasion, and you want little people to feel spoilt and excited. (‘Really? I can have some lamb AND some pork AND a chicken pie? And then...”)

15 on Orange

Go here if you feel like waving bubbly and oysters about... but don’t make the same mistake I made. I piled my plate perilously high at the seafood counter, repeatedly, only to have my son Josef tug me urgently on my shirt tail: “Mom! You’re missing the world’s best melt-in-your-mouth Hungarian Goulash!” (I know. Sons who get to review a lot say things like that.)

Again... a smart hotel venue, but a great ‘occasion’ lunch for us all.

Your best Sunday buffet?

But that’s just us. Where do you like to go on a Sunday and surreptitiously loosen your belt under the table? (Oh. That sounds wrong.) Please write in and tell us your favourite Sunday buffet spots, and there’s a R500 voucher up for grabs.

Love and straining belt notches,
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