Steak Customs House

With one of the MapWorld girls having taken up residence in Timaru (and now that she’s bought a house there, I think there will be many more trips south), a weekend in this fine city was deemed a necessity for the sake of a good long catch-up with a few glasses of wine. Three of…

Amaterrace

Because Nick and Connor (my son and grandson) are staying for the weekend, I booked us into this restaurant for dinner tonight. Japanese food is Connor’s favourite. However, I decided that we would stop off at King Kong to sample a cocktail or two first. I was there last night, and walking in again this…

Cafe Valentino

What a night to go out for dinner! The forecasters have been predicting a “weather bomb” for this part of the world. I doubt it will be more than lots of rain. It always seems to me that any time a weather forecast predicts dreadful weather and suggests we should button down the hatches, it…

Cellar Door

We all remembered Annie‚Äôs with a great degree of nostalgia and we sat out our table where it used to be. The 9 of us were seated at a square table which was wonderful because it meant we could all talk to each other, be heard by each other and, occasionally, even reply to each…

Rogues of Rotherham

There was a group of 9 of us dining together tonight. Because the restaurant was so busy with all sorts of groups dining out, we were put in a room by ourselves. This was wonderful because, for a change, we were able to talk with each other no matter where we were seated. On arrival…

Fiddlesticks

It’s been years since we dined at Fiddlesticks, and on this Saturday night, it was a very popular venue. I could have done without the television screens in every part of the restaurant, showing the local ‘heroes” (the Crusaders) playing ? – no idea who. As I moved from the bar to the table for…

Himalaya

It was a beautiful warm evening as I walked towards the restaurant at which we dined last night. I had found a park directly opposite which surprised me. Imagine my delight when, on exiting a couple of hours later to just have to run across the road to get to my car after the skies…

Amazonita

The 4 MapWorld girls were back together for the last birthday of the year. This time last year, we were in lockdown and we celebrated Sharon’s birthday on Zoom. I got quite drunk and misbehaved (as much as one can do on one’s own via the internet!). So it was wonderful to celebrate her birthday…

Strawberry Fare

It’s not been long since I dined at Strawberry Fare – December 5, 2020. But there we were back again. There was a party of 10 of us for dinner, most of whom were determined to have a small main to leave room for dessert for which this restaurant is noted. I once again chose…

Hali

This restaurant is a new one in town and it’s affiliated to Inati where I’ve dined once and enjoyed it immensely. Hali is not easy to find. The address on the website provides little help in actually pinpointing the location, and, as there are no signs anywhere in the vicinity, it’s really tricky to find….