Eating ‘rainbow cuisine’ in a South African restaurant in London
South African cuisine is often referred to as ‘rainbow cuisine’ because it blends indigenous African cuisines with those of the former colonial powers – Dutch, German, French, Italian, Greek and British, as well as the cuisines these peoples’ slaves and servants brought to South Africa from Indo-Asia. Expect a lot of ‘braai’ – barbecue – in South African restaurants in London, while the spiced ‘Cape Dutch’ cuisine and Indian curries are also common. If you’re lucky you might find a mug of traditionally cloudy, unfiltered beer in a London South African restaurant. Type South African into Quandoo and explore the Cape’s cuisine.