It's been 12 years since bbar, named by husband Stanley as a tribute to Beatrice's home-grown recipes, arrived on the London gastronomy scene and it's got Londoners salivating for South African favourites.
"There seems to be a demand for South African cuisine in London. At the bbar there is a huge demand for bobotie, SA style Cape Malay curries, biltong, boerewors and avocado-based salads," said general manager Ian Powrie.
The Tollmans have had a long history in the restaurant world and it all started in South Africa. Their Red Carnation Group boasts luxury hotel establishments in parts of the UK, the US, Switzerland and South Africa.
"Mrs T, as she's affectionately known by her staff, did all the cooking and 'hard work' while Mr T gained the kudos," said Powrie.
"Years later Mrs T had built up a portfolio of 17 internationally renowned hotels and Mr T bought bbar to showcase Mrs T's recipes and say 'thank you' for all her hard work in those early years."
Powrie believes the establishment encapsulates the Tollmans, and their personal touches can be seen throughout the restaurant.
Upmarket clientele visit bbar at any time of the day - they cater from breakfast to lunch, and from cocktails to afternoon tea. There's even a pre-theatre offering.
The "Full African" breakfast is meant to satisfy the ravenous - it comes with two fried eggs, bacon, boerewors, mushroom, tomato, Chakalaka beans, hash browns and toasted rye bread.