Thali At Thali in Cape Town, Indian-inspired tapas are the thing. A good thing, it turns out. The spot is the brainchild of chef Liam Tomlin. If you haven’t eaten at his original Chefs Warehouse in the Cape Town CBD, we suggest you go immediately. He’s got one menu offering — a set selection of small plates for two at R620. Nab a table in the welcoming but frenetic Gardens eatery, grab a good bottle of wine or two, and by the fourth fresh, spicy and fragrant dish, you’ll be hooked on tandoori meat, morsels of curry and fresh riata, while wondering how to make space for the rest of the food to come. Thali, (021) 286-2110 Urbanologi It’s about as hipster as you get, but this downtown Jo’burg restaurant is easily one of the best that the City of Gold is fielding now. It’s part of the Mad Giant brewery, so you sit in a cavernous warehouse, alongside massive industrial beer-making machinery, in a cool industrial-chic space created by local design heavyweight Haldane Martin. And then exce...

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