Our last stop on our Pretoria trip was lunch at a fairly new artisanal eatery called Ginger and Fig in the small Brooklyn Centre in Jan Shoba Avenue. I love the story of how the owner used to be in IT. After 10 years he decided to follow his passion and studied full time at the Prue Leith Chefs academy. He then worked for a year at the Test Kitchen and The Potluck club under one of South Africa’s best chefs, Chef Luke Dale-Roberts. He returned to Pretoria to open Ginger and Fig.
The restaurant’s décor is contemporary, very industrial and all in black and white. I loved the light fittings and the Pauchard chairs (Sorry for the tangent, but I think my house can do with a couple of the high chair versions in red!!)
Our food was great. We were super impressed with the amount of detail on every plate that came out of the kitchen. It seems that all their food is preservative free, free range and mostly organic.
You can read more on their website or like their Facebook page.
Image credits: Elanie Fourie and Nani Kornelius