Sarah Graham’s favourite restaurants

Sarah Graham has been busy. She’s got a blog, A Foodie Lives Here and a TV show, and a few years ago she released her first cookbook, Bitten. Now follow-up Smitten has hit the shelves, which is a slightly older and wiser sibling: “It’s a little more grown up and sophisticated, but without being complicated or stuck-up,” explains Sarah. The book features recipes like teacup pancakes, quick pear jam, and chorizo and lemony broad bean pesto. We asked Sarah to give us some tips on where she eats when she’s not cooking.

My favourite place for…

A pizza

Casalottis in River Club for a trusty takeaway pizza and Trabella in Illovo for eating in.

Trabella in Illovo

Trabella in Illovo

Asian food
A great little hole in the wall called Thai Su in Parkmore. For when I’m poshing it up, I like Koi in Sandton.

The Wolf Pack in Parhkurst.

So Yum in Hyde Park has great sushi and other Asian dishes.

A great view
Roots at the Cradle of Humankind has a great view from the deck, while San Bar at Sandton Sun Hotel offers a trendy space.

San Bar at Sandton Sun Hotel

San Bar at Sandton Sun Hotel

Simply Asia is always a favourite.

Take-away coffee before work
Wolves in Illovo.

A week-day breakfast
Junipa’s is a lovely spot. I also enjoy Thyme on Nicol.

A lazy Saturday morning brunch
I alternate between The Whippet in Linden, Nice in Parkhurst and Vovo Telo in Parkhurst. For a child-friendly option, we like Aroma Café in Fourways.

A business lunch



Sunday lunch with the family
La Cucina di Ciro and The Foundry in Parkhurst.

A romantic dinner
Eatery JHB in Parkmore is one of our favourites.

A blow-the-budget celebratory dinner
Cube Tasting Kitchen, Coobs Parkhurst or Café del Sol are all great options.

Coobs in Parkhurst

Coobs in Parkhurst

An end-of-the-month weekday dinner
Thai Su in Parkmore.

Ordering birthday cake
The Tart and Patisserie de Paris.

Market-style shopping
For weekly fruit and veg I love the Randburg Wholesale Market.

Did all this talk about food get you salivating? Try Sarah’s spicy prawn cakes with watercress pesto from her new cookbook, Smitten.

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