Eating “at home” – making the most of self-catering units at Liz At Lancaster

One of the best things about staying at Liz at Lancaster is having access to a fully-equipped kitchenette in your unit. Often people don’t want to eat out every night and there is nothing nicer than staying “at home” (even though you aren’t “at home”) with a home-cooked meal and a glass of wine. In summer you can make the most of a Highveld evening in your private courtyard, and in winter snuggle up under a duvet (under-floor heating ensures comfort even on the coldest Jozi evening) and watch a movie.  You can eat with proper cutlery and proper plates and we stock the kitchenette with basics like salt and pepper, oil (olive!) and vinegar (balsamic!).  

Spoilt for choice with options 


Uber Eats is an App which allows access to a whole lot of takeways within a 5km radius. For international guests we suggest downloading the App before coming to South Africa as often Uber is a bit “iffy” about accepting a foreign credit card out of the home country.  It’s also a good idea to download the Uber Transport App as well when in your home country.   

Mr Delivery now has an App and a website but be warned, if they need to check or confirm an order,  they will not make a call to an international number.


There are a couple of places nearby which have What’s App groups where they post daily specials. If you are a longer-stay guest, it’s an excellent idea to ask to join the group and get notifications daily of what they are making that day. You will need to collect though – or ask us to and we will do so for you with pleasure. 

Dolci Restaurant 082 600 7897

Jacqui will put you onto the group. The offer 2 choices daily from MONDAY to FRIDAY.  A main course and a veg for R110. Order before 2 and collect any time after 3 until 10 pm. Clarence Ave Cnr Lancaster. 

Generous portion of delicious fishcakes, veges and sauce tartare- a Dolci dinner option. Source:

Market Place 082 562 1926 Next to Founders at Giles at 9 Grafton Ave Craighall Park. They specialize in delicious home-cooked meals. A lot is available frozen but ask to join their What’s App group to get daily notifications (Tuesday to Saturday) of what they are making. You can get frozen meals any time when they are open: Tuesday to Friday until 5.30. Open Saturday and Sunday until 12. 

Snack pots, pasta with cream, mushrooms, chorizo and roasted tomatoes. And a low carb version with zoodles (baby marrow noodles). Source: The Market Place Craighall Park


Chicken Enchilada – completely scrumptious

Tyrone Fruiterers in nearby Parkview (visit Art Africa while you are there) is a supplier of dishes by Frozen for you. Check their menu on-line . Started by Karen of By Word of Mouth caterers, there is a huge variety of dishes which you simply thaw and then heat in the oven. And they are really delicious – fish pie; enchiladas; lasagne; bobotie. loads of vegetarian dishes and so it goes … on and on. Cannot recommend highly enough. 

Red Thai Vege Curry from We Are Food (R55) 4th Ave Parkhurst. Source: We Are Food

We are Food Cnr 4th Ave and 7th St Parkhurst 073 052 5581 do excellent prepared frozen foods with no added preservatives. Very reasonable rates.  For their menu see  And you can order on line and then collect. They MIGHT be starting to deliver in 2019. So watch this space 


Fournos in Dunkeld West Shopping Centre make good prepared hot meals (choose from a buffet counter and pay per weight) Counter opens at 11 and usually runs out of options by around 1.30. But there are still loads of salads available. 

Excellent selection of hot food at Fournos, Dunkeld. Pay by weight. Source:

WOOLWORTHS There is everything you could possible desire at Woolworths (3 branches all under 2.5km from Liz at Lancaster: Hyde Park; Parktown North and Valley Shopping Centre) . From fruit and veg, to prepared snacky things, full meals, salads, cheeses, charcuteries, breads, basic supplies, etc. Basically a very upmarket supermarket and deli. 


These places are close and deliver directly. You can check their menus.  

Nando’s Flamegrilled Chicken Corner 7th Avenue & 3rd St Parktown North 011 442-6168 Open 7 days a week.  Also see our blog on the story of Nando’s and how it has developed into a international brand. For more on Nando’s Head Office

Nandos always have zappy selling lines

Namak (Indian) Blairgowrie 011 326 3121 do deliver whereas note Namak in Craighall Park do not deliver    

Harlem Kitchen What’s App them on 072 895 1206  I’m not a burger fan but the grilled chicken is delicious accompanied by excellent potato wedges! 

Source: Harlem Burger



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