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Inspired by cuisine from "God's Own Country", Kerala, the menu here is authentic regional Indian cuisine served with a modern twist. Savor a variety of Indian tapas as you sample an array of delicacies from crisp onion bhajias, and chicken malai tikka to the aromatic chicken Chettinadu and signature Thava prawn fish curry. The aromas, flavors and textures of Indian spices come alive under guidance of the talented chefs, and the restaurant's open plan keeps you entertained with views of the lively tandoor where breads are roasted in a traditional oven at a rapid speed and served piping hot at the table. Dining is a social experience; come share a dinner where who you dine with is as important as what you dine on.
A quaint place named after the famed cartoon strip, prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind experience at Giles. It is easy to see why the restaurant is named Giles once you step inside, festooned as it is with Cartoons from the Giles comic strip. Other cartoons have also been given a chance to occupy diners with a pre or post-meal chuckle. South African cartoon strip Madam and Eve has been given free range of the walls, along with the eatery's namesake. The menu is just as delightful as the décor and the host ever so jolly. Fare on offer is Anglo-French, with tasty fish, calamari and stuffed chicken breast dishes. No corkage is levied if you bring your own wine. Call for more information.
Drop by this chirpy little cafe in Illovo for excellent coffee, delectable cakes and loads of fun. From brownies and fudges to cupcakes and cookies, the dessert selection has enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Savory treats and an array of sandwiches make up the breakfast and lunch menu. The space is abuzz with numerous events ranging from art exhibitions to musical nights, throughout the week. Howl, the weekly music night happening every Thursday, features local musicians and attracts significant crowds. Other prominent events include the 'Beer O' Clock' on Friday. The chilled out and funky vibe of the space attracts a young crowd. Check website for upcoming events and more.
An extension of the DW Eleven-13 restaurant, The Grazing Room is a classy restaurant which serves a variety of sharing plates and tapas. You can come to this restaurant on a date night and share a plate of delicious Spanish tapas or go in for a special wine tasting. The kitchen, under the supervision of Chef Marthinus, offers an ever-changing tapas menu, so that no two visits are exactly the same. Private events and parties can also be hosted in this trendy restaurant.
Housed within the Post Office Centre, Assagi is an inviting Italian cuisine venue in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. Austere wooden sitting booths, white and orange walls adorned with paintings and a friendly ambiance welcome diners at Assagi. Though the restaurant does not score high on decor, it does impress with a thoughtfully crafted bill of fare which is all about authentic flavors, fresh ingredients and seasonal items. Daily specials are brought in to complement its exciting menu. Brie lasagne and asparagus happens to be one of its signature preparations, among other popular offerings like roasted lamb shank and crispy zucchini fries.
Brick-lined walls, plush and cozy chairs, old-school decor elements and attention to minute detailing make Central One a hip venue for romantic dates and business dinners. Perched atop the ritzy centrally located Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, this rooftop spot offers some sweeping views of one of the busiest quarters of South Africa, as one gets to soak in some breathtaking vistas of imposing skyscrapers sharing canvas with European-style buildings. Beneath, tuk tuks, tourist buses and swanky BMWs and Mercs race by. Central One provides an ideal escape from the bustle, allowing guests to spend a relaxed evening by the pool or simply gaze at the beautiful sun sets of the tribal land.