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Cambridge Mostyn Restaurant – Llandudno, Wales

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Traditional Welsh and South African Cuisine

The Welsh and South African links date back to the 1700’s and earlier. The Welsh were part of the original colonisation of South Africa and our shared passion and cultural values extend way beyond just good food, good beer and world class rugby !

Did you know there is another Llandudno located in Cape Town, South Africa?! Click here for more info!

Established on the site of one of the town’s oldest restaurants, Cambridge Mostyn is a breath of fresh air in Llandudno thanks to its innovative fusion of Welsh and South African cuisine. Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for two years running, it might be the only restaurant where you can follow up Welsh pâté with a crocodile steak.

The revamped Cambridge Mostyn evening menu has proven a hit with visitors to the region, and is a treasure trove of unexpected specialities (monkey gland sauce anyone?!). Diners can enjoy classic Welsh staples like St David’s chicken (wrapped in bacon with a cream leek and mustard sauce), or embark on one of the ‘great meal adventures’ and sample exotic meats and game in dishes like the juicy ostrich fillet steak, tender kangaroo rogan josh, or succulent llama chipotle chilli burgers.

An extensive wine list is also available at Cambridge Mostyn restaurant in Llandudno, to go along with its delectable range of ice creams and liqueurs. The eclectic selection of food and drink is matched only by the diverse décor, which features influences from the savannah to the valleys.

Offering cuisines both local and exotic on the Welsh coast, Cambridge Mostyn is just an 8-minute walk from Llandudno Rail Station.


21/06/2017 |

The Caffeine Drip – Edinburgh

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Look no further if you’re looking for a place to hang out and talk light hearted conversations over seriously good food. There is nothing typical about this café; it’s a rustic downstairs hideaway that’s as individual as its owners – so expect some extraordinary menu choices. The Caffeine Drip is the brainchild of the previous owner of the Zulu Lounge on Morningside Road, Chris and his partner, Dariusz. Following a leisurely trip to Chris’s native South Africa, they decided to bring something authentic, bold and daring back to Edinburgh’s West End.

Discerning locals quickly discovered this was no ordinary coffee house, but an eatery, deli and bakery all rolled into one and offering an unusual menu with a South African twist. Don’t let the plain outside above deceive you – as you will find there is a treasure trove of delights below. If this shop was a dessert, it’d be a tipsy tart because of its assortment of ingredients and flavours on offer that keeps customers coming back for more. The Caffeine Drip sets the standard for cafes in Edinburgh with its home-made cakes, rustic sandwiches, flavoursome soups and consistently sublime, rich and full-bodied coffee.

This atmospheric café offers an atypical experience with each visit ensuring a laid back ambience and unpretentious quality. This café is very much a personal project of the owners with its original décor including scaffolding wood, recycled furniture and the many photos on the walls taken by Chris and Dariusz during their visit to Cape Town. Locals have remarked that this shop is a breath of fresh air for Edinburgh’s coffee, cake, soup & sandwich lovers. Having cornered a niche in the market doing what they do best, the owners take great pride in delivering top quality produce with consistently professional service. This is a place where the coffee is strong and so is its fan base. It’s rated as one of Edinburgh’s top cafes which is no easy feat as the competition is as stiff as their lemon meringue topping!

The menu contains an impressive assortment that caters to every palate from the adventurous to traditional to meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. The secret to the success of this café lies in the fact that the owners have managed to capture that elusive balance of offering healthy delicacies while simultaneously appealing to the indulgent pleasure seeker.

A visit to this venue can be an innovative experience and as inventive as you like with a ‘create your own’ option. The menu has depth, appeals to every palate and immediately grabs your attention with quirky and curious dishes which will be sure to pique your interest and taste buds. Some may gravitate straight to the decadent cake stand or to the variety of toasted sandwiches, while the more daring will head straight for the boerewors (South African rustic sausage) rolls with sumptuous toppings.

This hidden gem has quickly become known as a ‘fortuitous find’ for those in the know and it sees coffee pilgrims trekking in from all over to tryout the diverse and delicious menu. A visit to this laidback café is worthwhile for those culinary adventurers seeking a taste of “the rainbow nation” in the heart of Edinburgh.


14/06/2017 |

Shaka Zulu – be treated like a King the South African way !!

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Shaka Zulu, London’s largest South African restaurant, opened its doors in August 2010 with a special royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini.

Set over a groundbreaking 27,000 sq ft in The Stables Market, Camden this spectacular two floor restaurant, bar and club offers amazing food, drinks, live music, dancing and daytime family entertainment.

The lower floor of this stunning venue is complemented by a display of 20ft high warrior statues and the Mezzanine level offers a champagne bar and cocktail lounge overlooking the stunning braai restaurant.

Carved wooden murals cover every inch of Shaka Zulu’s walls and ceiling making it a beautiful space to host private events and parties.


24/05/2017 |

Park Plaza London Riverbank South Side

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Located on the south side of the River Thames, 650 m from the London Underground, Park Plaza London Riverbank has free WiFi and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs.

The hotel is set across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, close to Westminster. The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all within reach. Waterloo Station is a kilometer away, giving great access to the rest of the city and south of England.

Every room has a EU/US power sockets, a large work desk, laptop safe, and a minibar. Some rooms have views of the River Thames and the London skyline. 24-hour room service is also available.

Park Plaza London Riverbank houses the award winning Chino Latino that serves exotic Pan-Asian dishes featuring stunning views of the River Thames.

Lambeth is a great choice for travelers interested in history, city trips and sightseeing.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in London! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Most Popular Facilities
– Free WiFi
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– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Fitness Center
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19/04/2017 |

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London by Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London is set opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, on the South Bank. It is close to the London Eye, the Aquarium, restaurants and theatres. Westminster and Waterloo tube stations are just a short walk away.

The large, contemporary air-conditioned rooms have modern luxuries, including a flat-screen TV, large desk, mini-bar, fridge and safe. Studios and apartments are also available.

The hotel features the modern, award-winning Brasserie Joël and Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, which specialises in sushi and sashimi. The 1WB Lounge & Patisserie serves traditional afternoon tea and all-day tapas. Primo Bar offers live evening entertainment every night.

There is a fully equipped 24-hour gym, a 15 m swimming pool with a sauna and steam room, and the Mandara Spa, offering a range of luxury treatments.

Lambeth is a great choice for travelers interested in history, city trips and sightseeing.

This is our guests’ favorite part of London, according to independent reviews. Like shopping? Within 2 km of this property you can find popular brands including: Cartier, Hermès, H&M, Zara, Nike

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in London! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in London! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities
– Free WiFi
– Parking
– Family Rooms
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Spa
– Restaurant

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14/04/2017 |

Affordable domestic fares from Johannesburg to London

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Affordable domestic fares from Johannesburg to Londen

Book cheap domestic fares from Johannesburg to London, starting from R7,845. While in London, immerse yourself in the rich historic culture or visit numerous sites and sounds around London.

We compiled a list of itinerary ideas which every London tourist should experience:

  • Buckingham Palace (one of Queen Elizabeth II’s homes)
  • Parliament and Big Ben clock tower in Westminster.
  • London Eye, a gigantic Ferris wheel overlooking Westminster and the Thames.
  • London Zoo in Regent’s Park.
  • Hyde Park and the Serpentine pond, where you can rent a rowing boat.
  • Madame Tussaud’s Waxwork Museum.
  • Natural History Museum, home to dinosaurs and one of the world’s largest natural history collections.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, home to some of Princess Diana’s most famous dresses.
  • London Dungeon, a spine-tingling experience.
  • London Aquarium, home to one of Europe’s largest deepwater tanks and best shark-diving experiences.
  • The Shard Viewing Platform, uppermost floor of a skyscraper in Southwark district, (short walk from London Bridge and Borough tube stations), affording fabulous views over the city.

Home to some of the UK’s most famous faces, like the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, 007 creator Ian Fleming and actor Michael Caine, London offers an unrivalled number of world-famous attractions. Use a specialist like Travelstart to help you find the cheapest flights to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or London City Airport.

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07/03/2017 |

Return Flights To London, New York, Amsterdam, Mumbai & more from only R5,651

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EXPLORE MORE WITH ETIHAD FLIGHTS FROM R5,651

Explore new experiences when you book and save with Etihad and SAFFA. Offering discounted economy and business class fares to iconic destinations like New York, London, Mumbai*, Amsterdam, Bangkok and more, starting from *R5 651, this is definitely a flight sale not to be missed. Sale ends 30 January 2017.

When can I book: Until 30 January 2017

Return Economy Class Flights Prices:

Johannesburg  Mumbai – R5,651
Johannesburg  Phuket – R5,757
Johannesburg  Amsterdam – R6,110
Johannesburg  Rome – R6,413
Johannesburg  Frankfurt – R6,858
Johannesburg  Bangkok – R7,471
Johannesburg  London – R7,886
Johannesburg  New York – R8,800

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28/01/2017 |
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