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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:16 pm 
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Got some free time with the kids sorted on Friday so we were considering our options.

Cowboys and cooks in Cape town is our decision based on the vibe and quality of the food. Ironically we outfitted the restaurant and our first meal there was a courtesy but when it came to selecting something special it was our first choice.
Classic steakhouse with choice sourced meat suitably aged with a wine list chosen by a specially selected team . All meats and veg are charcoal fired for that special flavor. Decor in the classic style with paintings and books and antiques surrounding you and crisp white linen, quality condiments and cutlery. Very efficient service with short wait times for meal preparation. A bit pricey when compared to other local steak houses but you get what you pay for. Has a decent bar area so if you want a drink with colleagues or something romantic you can spend time there without rushing. Had excellent reviews and you need to book on weekends.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:34 pm 
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When on days off in Durban we always have curry here
http://www.gateofindia.co.za/

and Pizza here

http://www.papagiovannis.co.za/

Durban doesn't have many good restaurants so we battle for choice sometimes.

I can't post pics from my work computer.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Chilli wrote:
When on days off in Durban we always have curry here
http://www.gateofindia.co.za/

and Pizza here

http://www.papagiovannis.co.za/

Durban doesn't have many good restaurants so we battle for choice sometimes.

I can't post pics from my work computer.


Fucknose why you'd be eating North Indian and wider cuisine in a town that has its own style of curry. These places are both in Hillcrest not Durban.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Chilli wrote:
When on days off in Durban we always have curry here
http://www.gateofindia.co.za/

and Pizza here

http://www.papagiovannis.co.za/

Durban doesn't have many good restaurants so we battle for choice sometimes.

I can't post pics from my work computer.


Have to agree with you re Durban restaurants - Oyster box hotel was lovely, but mos noodles and another one I forget on Florida were forgettable, and Roma revolting revolving restaurant was average food at best (was good Craig though and I got very drunk so ok). Moyà at Shaka was overpriced shite.

In Durban if I’m eating out I prefer just going low mid range like CT fish market or Dros in gateway, or spur or butcher block anywhere else. Wilson’s wharf as well had a place, probably a spur.

Toti actually has two decent places, one called Friends on the kingsway , and another at a Spa on a hill overlooking the town (forget the name)
Edit - Giorgios I think


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:56 pm 
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Chilli wrote:
When on days off in Durban we always have curry here
http://www.gateofindia.co.za/

and Pizza here

http://www.papagiovannis.co.za/

Durban doesn't have many good restaurants so we battle for choice sometimes.

I can't post pics from my work computer.


I wish we had a decent curry spot closer by. I love my Curry but having grown up in Durban spoilt me


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:09 pm 
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backrow wrote:
Chilli wrote:
When on days off in Durban we always have curry here
http://www.gateofindia.co.za/

and Pizza here

http://www.papagiovannis.co.za/

Durban doesn't have many good restaurants so we battle for choice sometimes.

I can't post pics from my work computer.


Have to agree with you re Durban restaurants - Oyster box hotel was lovely, but mos noodles and another one I forget on Florida were forgettable, and Roma revolting revolving restaurant was average food at best (was good Craig though and I got very drunk so ok). Moyà at Shaka was overpriced shite.

In Durban if I’m eating out I prefer just going low mid range like CT fish market or Dros in gateway, or spur or butcher block anywhere else. Wilson’s wharf as well had a place, probably a spur.

Toti actually has two decent places, one called Friends on the kingsway , and another at a Spa on a hill overlooking the town (forget the name)
Edit - Giorgios I think

Julio's on the Bay at Wilsons Wharf is very good Portuguese / Mozambican food.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:11 pm 
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sorCrer wrote:
Chilli wrote:
When on days off in Durban we always have curry here
http://www.gateofindia.co.za/

and Pizza here

http://www.papagiovannis.co.za/

Durban doesn't have many good restaurants so we battle for choice sometimes.

I can't post pics from my work computer.


Fucknose why you'd be eating North Indian and wider cuisine in a town that has its own style of curry. These places are both in Hillcrest not Durban.

Hillcrest / Durban most of the restaurants are average.

Sauce please point out a few decent Durban Curry Restaurants for me to try.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:28 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Sards wrote:
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That's why I go there


For a Koeksister with bread?


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Marrow bone. There is just something about how they do it I can't work out. Had a chat with the owner who used to have the Hussar grill franchise. Said there was something but wasn't prepared to share.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:52 pm 
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Wrong login, Globus / Cobus


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Marrow bone. There is just something about how they do it I can't work out. Had a chat with the owner who used to have the Hussar grill franchise. Said there was something but wasn't prepared to share.

Cut the bone, take the marrow out, mix with butter and season / spice, saute in a pan with butter, put back into bone and place under the salamander.
Easy;


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Chilli wrote:
Sards wrote:
Marrow bone. There is just something about how they do it I can't work out. Had a chat with the owner who used to have the Hussar grill franchise. Said there was something but wasn't prepared to share.

Cut the bone, take the marrow out, mix with butter and season / spice, saute in a pan with butter, put back into bone and place under the salamander.
Easy;


Had that and this is not the same. Marrow still attached to the bone. Had to scrape it out. I know what they used to cook it. Just dont know how they got all that flavor in.

Why would dry aged meat need a lot of heat
...talking 400C


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:55 pm 
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Sards wrote:
Chilli wrote:
Sards wrote:
Marrow bone. There is just something about how they do it I can't work out. Had a chat with the owner who used to have the Hussar grill franchise. Said there was something but wasn't prepared to share.

Cut the bone, take the marrow out, mix with butter and season / spice, saute in a pan with butter, put back into bone and place under the salamander.
Easy;


Had that and this is not the same. Marrow still attached to the bone. Had to scrape it out. I know what they used to cook it. Just dont know how they got all that flavor in.

Why would dry aged meat need a lot of heat
...talking 400C

No chance, look at the other bone, way too clean.


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