Liam Tomlin

Liam Tomlin

Claire Gunn

Current Chef-owner, Chefs Warehouse & Canteen on Bree Street; Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia; Chefs Warehouse at Maison; Thali; Brugarol Barcelona with partner Angelo Scirocco; Jewells with Neil and Tina Jewell.
Born A long time ago in Dublin, Ireland
Training Dublin, London, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Work history Restaurants in London, Amsterdam, and Switzerland; chef de cuisine at Restaurant Forty One in Sydney, Australia (under chef Dietmar Sawyere); chef-owner at Banc, Sydney (last position before moving to Cape Town); opened the original Chefs Warehouse in 2010 (which became Chefs Warehouse & Canteen on Bree Street in 2014); opened Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia in 2016 (with chef Ivor Jones); opened Thali in 2016; opened Chefs Warehouse Maison in Franschhoek in 2017 (with chef David Schneider).
Inspiration “Travel, Singita, dining, and all of the young chefs in Cape Town and beyond.
Restaurants:Chefs Warehouse & Canteen; Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, Chefs Warehouse at Maison; Thali; Jewells; Brugarol Barcelona

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Lily’s
Best fine-dining restaurant The Test Kitchen; The Foodbarn; Foxcroft
Best wine farm restaurant Jordan Restaurant Jewells
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant; Bao Down; South China Dim Sum Bar
Best new restaurant Jewells
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time The Foodbarn; Willoughby & Co.
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room;; Jason Bakery
Best hole-in-the-wall Jason Bakery
Best overall restaurant experience The Foodbarn

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room
For a special occasion Jordan Restaurant
For a guilty pleasure Red wine and cigars
For a Winelands experience Le Coin Français
For authentic cuisine Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant
Best new restaurant Le Coin Français
Best “oldie but goodie” Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
The best restaurant overall Anything by George Jardine

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal SMAK Delicatessen
For a special occasion Jordan Restaurant
For a quick bite South China Dim Sum Bar
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant
For authentic cuisine Marigold Authentic Indian
The best restaurant overall Jordan Restaurant