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

Eating ‘at home’ 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 café

Dolci Cafe half a block from the Guesthouse offers items on their menu for takeaway including  excellent pizzas andn yummy pastas and risottos. Check their menu Phone 010 900 2274 to order and collect. 


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. 


Wise Food  

Butternut and orange soup R35 single serving R54 for 2
Chicken Pot Pie R55 single Portion R98 for 2









The most varied, best value and most delicious home-cooked meals (no preservatives) are available from Wise Foods (Willow Centre, cnr Buckingham and Jan Smuts Ave Craighall Park). They have unusual soups, (between +/- R30-35 for a single portion and R55 for two); lots of vegetarian dishes and vege side dishes; and their chicken pie and fish pie are mouth-wateringly good (and, at around R50 for a GENEROUS single portion) are excellent value.  Meals are pre-frozen food so guests can buy in advance. Some dishes one could not make at home for the same price.  You can order on-line and collect weekdays and Saturday 

Market Place 

Next to Founders at Giles at 9 Grafton Ave Craighall Park. They also specialize in home-cooked meals.  You can get frozen meals: Tuesday to Friday until 5.30. Open Saturday and Sunday until 12.  They make delicious quiches, pies and Scotch eggs and have a small selections of spreads, pates, cheeses and cold meats. 082 562 1926  Oh and …. THE …BEST…CHEESECAKE in town. And Lemon Meringue icecream … and … and.. ! 

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

Frozen for You at Tyrone Fruiterers Parkview

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  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 midday or so. 

Excellent (but expensive) hot food at Fournos, Dunkeld. Pay by weight. Source: Their selection has been dramatically reduced post Covid Lockdowns


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    

Check Our website Eating Out option for other restaurants nearby. 


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