BEST BREAKFAST WITH A VIEW
East Head Café, Knysna
It's got one of the best views on the Garden Route and offers delightful breakfasts in every form and calorie count. Oh, and its service is morning brightening.
BEST HANGOVER FOOD
Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room, City Bowl, Cape Town
The fried-chicken burger situation is manna from heaven when everything else feels like hell.
Banchan, Parkmore, Sandton
Nothing warms our collective hearts like a bowl of Korean noodles from this tiny, authentic spot. It puts the pseudo-Asian places to shame.
The Leopard, Milpark, Joburg
The fuel that runs Wanted HQ. The little buzz bike that ushers in pata plate wraps and vigour bowls from our favourite Joburg deli/restaurant is a godsend that not even EFF protesters can keep us away from.
BEST CONFERENCE FOOD
Convivium, near Malmesbury
Yes, this may be cheating a little bit, as it is a food conference after all. But after the caprese salad sticks at every other meeting this year, it’s hard not to yearn for Luke Dale-Roberts’ goat tacos.
BEST BLOW-THE-BUDGET DINNER
Restaurant Mosaic, Elandsfontein, Pretoria
Best you book a Byzantine-esque room and stay the night. Between the magical food bonanza and the never-ending cellar, you won’t make it anywhere else.