La Colombe (Cape Town)

La Colombe is situated in a beautiful valley below Table Mountain in the Constantia Uitsig vineyard. It ranked 12th in the world on the Pellegrino 50 best restaurants list in 2010, which made it the best restaurant in Africa (at the time). I suspect that it was a case of affirmative action. First of all, …

Mount Nelson (Cape Town)

Mount Nelson is a hotel, but it’s also an excellent place for food. The hotel is a favorite of English visitors because of its high tea. It also has an excellent restaurant, but more on that later. When Cape Town weather isn’t being it’s insane fickle self, you can sit on the terrace. The menu …

Tatu (Nairobi)

Nairobi is pretty modern, but for the most part, it can be shady, dusty, crowded, and covered in vehicle exhaust. The Fairmont Norfolk is an old-world oasis – maybe even a little too stuffy in this day and age – but its restaurant Tatu is hip and fresh. Despite their excellent food, the space was …