Travel and Leisure have become the best part of my career , bringing you the most fabulous spots in SA to dine and wine at, the most eloquent hotels to spend a night at. I always make sure that I bring you the best South Africa has to offer.
Last week I took a trip down to the EASTERN CAPE – after a severe research I found a stunning A LISTER restaurant called VINNIES GRILL STEAK HOUSE, situated right in the middle of town of Mthatha, at a fabulous area with a 4 star hotel right next to it. This is a new development that is owned by a stunning gentleman who is also the head chef by the of Vincent Tshangana. I spoke to him not knowing he could be the owner, he is so down to earth and very welcoming, his restaurant exudes his personality at large. A touch of sophistication and elegance. That is Vinnies in two words! The restaurant is seemingly the meeting point for all business travelers and a wine and dine place for locals looking on having a taste of an international lifestyle.
The restaurant proudly employs the youngest people in the city and is also very involved to the development of culinary skills of the staff. Vincent says that his aim is to create not only an efficient staff t run his business but he wants to equip them with the necessary skills to advance themselves for the future.
Vinnies Grill Steak House is open for breakfast straight up to dinner, and it is a link to a classy and a tranquil dining experience. With African Cuisine incorporated with post western experience, Vinnies is setting the tone really high for competitors around the area, not that I could tell you of any. You walk in as if this is some bistro inspired by an Italian feel, clearly Vincent was aiming for the stars with the concept of the restaurant.
This awesome venue is mostly used as well to host official events for dignitaries, when I was there I ended rubbing shoulders with really awesome government officials and the current Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi. Vinnies Grill Steak House will take you on a true VIP journey on your visit to Mthatha, you just cannot miss it. Capture the most beautiful instagram shots and tweet it all out that Mthatha has a taste of Italy, New York Madison Square and, High Street in Paris and Victoria Road in Cape Town – Camps Bay.
Altogether the area where this restaurant is situated reminded me of Maude Street in Sandton. The fabulosity that it entails is incomparable! I saw it in pictures and when one told me that VINNIES is in Mthatha I was utterly shocked at how great it is to have such an establishment in the town. Such developments as Vinnies are giving this old historic town a face lift, the entire BT NGEBS precinct is the taste of the future for the town, with Mayfair Hotel right across, everything within a walking proximity. Once you check in you are bound to try Vinnies Grill Steak House, a 5 star dining place that caters for everyone looking for exuberance and excellence in food service.