Kentisbury Grange is a beautiful quintessentially English country hotel, set in a restored Victorian manor house, surrounded by well-kept gardens and the gorgeous North Devon countryside, it is a lovely setting for a romantic weekend away. Originally built in 1894, this Grade II listed building and former gentleman’s residence retained its architectural charm and character while the interior gained a few modern touches during its refurbishment. This award winning boutique hotel together with its excellent restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines is a wonderful place to relax and unwind.
A visit to the Winelands is all about indulgence with the gorgeous towns and surroundings of Stellenbosch and Franschoek bursting with excellent wine estates, gourmet restaurants, and bars. The Winelands are just behind Table Mountain and being only about a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, it is one of the Cape’s most popular destinations! [Read More…]
The Tasting Room has been one of the most celebrated restaurants in South Africa for years, nicely located inside the Relais and Châteaux Le Quartier Français Hotel in Franschhoek, a charming village in the heart of the country’s wine region. Executive chef Margot Janse, who won numerous awards during her career, made this an internationally renowned fine dining destination. Margot Janse has recently resigned and the Tasting Room, unfortunately, closed at the end of April, however, La Colombe will establish a new restaurant with celebrated chef Scot Kirton and head chef James Gaag in place of it under a different name later this year. We were therefore rather lucky to be still able to experience Margot Janse’s 8-course African inspired surprise menu during our stay in South Africa! [Read More…]