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Saint Restaurant in Sandton was recently awarded the Eat Out VISI Style Award. Saint is the spectacular new restaurant by Chef David Higgs and Gary Kyriacou, owners of Marble. It is located in the newly developed Marc Building on the corner of Maude Street and Rivonia Road – the heart of Sandton’s bustling CBD. The […]

10 restaurants with great views in Joburg

From idyllic glimpses of rolling hills to breath-taking cityscapes, Joburg restaurants wouldn’t be the same without their epic views. Here are 10 of some of the best restaurants in Jozi from which to enjoy a sumptuous meal while enjoying the surrounding scenery. Read More on EatOut

The best restaurant in SA according to the Restaurant Association of South Africa

The 13th Annual Restaurant Association of South Africa Awards was recently held at the prestigious Marion on Nicol Boutique Hotel in Sandton to announce the best restaurants in South Africa for 2018. The RASA Awards is said to be one of the most sought after restaurant awards.  The RASA Lifetime Icon Award went to David […]

And this is South Africa’s restaurant of the year!!!

The 13th Annual RASA Rosetta Awards – the most sought after restaurant award – was held at the very elegant and prestigious Marion on Nicol Boutique Hotel in Sandton on the 6 December 2018. RASA is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 2004 to act in the interest of the South African Restaurateur as […]


After going to hundreds of food and booze experiences jammed into the calendar, the food team at Wanted (and our sibling title, Financial Mail) rounded up their epicurean highlights for 2018.  Read More on Wanted Online

Jenny’s Reads: Great Books for the Festive Season

Finally, we’ve come face to face with whatever 2019 holds for us. It was only yesterday, it seems, that we were saying the same thing at the end of 2017. The one thing that is certain is that this year has been so tumultuous that nothing any of the sages and wannabe sages gave us […]


From catching and cooking fish on the beach in Walvis Bay with his dad as a boy, working in kitchens across Cape Town and the Winelands, to opening Marble and now Saint in Joburg, David Higgs’s career has covered a lot of mileage. Mile 8 is his story, but this “book about cooking” is far […]

The Patron’s Saint

Saint, David Higg’s new pizza and Champagne restaurant in Sandton, is an inspired combination of simplicity and high style, simultaneously chic and tongue-in-cheek.


David Higgs’ new book, described on the cover as “a book about cooking”, takes readers on a journey of his personal and professional life.

Tjing Tjing Momiji Dishes Up Its Summer Menu

Tjing Tjing Momiji offers Japanese fine dining in the heart of Cape Town with its multi-course kaiseki menu that celebrates the season by using the best local ingredients in a beautifully balanced way. Read More at Elle Decoration

Jozi’s Crazy New Italian

You might have to wait for a table at Saint in Sandton, but you’ll be rewarded with the restaurant’s signature over-the-top pizzas that emerge from ovens nicknamed Darth and Vader. It’s Italian – with a City of Gold twist

‘Tis The Season

What to eat, where to go and what to do this festive season.

David Higgs releases his first-ever cookbook

Chef David Higgs has been rather busy of late. When the chef and co-owner of Marble isn’t opening up hot new Jozi restaurants, having his restaurant nominated as one of the country’s top 30 restaurants, or co-presenting on My Kitchen Rules, he’s writing and developing his first-ever cookbook. Called Mile 8, the new book has officially launched and is […]

‘The book really is for my father’: David Higgs releases new cookbook-memoir

South Africa’s favourite celebrity chef David Higgs has released his first ever cookbook, ‘Mile 8’, and it is a must-read. David Higgs, co-owner of Marble restaurant, celebrated chef, and co-presenter of ‘My Kitchen Rules’, is sharing his culinary journey in his new book ‘Mile 8′ delves into the details behind the dishes that made David Higgs who […]


SARAH BUITENDACH CHATS TO DAVID HIGGS AND GARY KYRIACOU — THE DUO RESPONSIBLE FOR JOBURG’S TWO MOST TALKED-ABOUT RESTAURANTS, MARBLE AND SAINT David Higgs and Gary Kyriacou complete each other’s sentences. They do that thing where one starts to say something, takes a breath and, without missing a beat, the other continues the thought. Cozied […]

David Higgs On His First Recipe Book & The One Meal He Regrets Not Cooking

Celebrity chef David Higgs’ cookbook ‘Mile 8’ reads like a biography peppered with beautiful recipes.  In the book, you’ll discover that his story started in a small coastal town in Namibia, and he shares intriguing tales of his journey to becoming an award-winning chef and respected Joburg restauranteur. He tells us more: I’ve been thinking about […]

The Meal I Never Cooked

Mile 8, a book about cooking”, reads like a biography and is peppered with beautiful recipes and .. pictures sharing intriguing tales of the journey of award-winning chef David Higgs, whose story began in a small coastal town in Namibia. Hilary Biller spoke to him.

David Higgs on his first recipe book & the one meal he regrets not cooking

Celebrity chef David Higgs’ cookbook ‘Mile 8’ reads like a biography peppered with beautiful recipes.  In the book, you’ll discover that his story started in a small coastal town in Namibia, and he shares intriguing tales of his journey to becoming an award-winning chef and respected Joburg restauranteur. Read the full interview on the Sunday Times.

Chef David Higgs to launch ‘Mile 8 by David Higgs: A book about cooking’!

Highly regarded Chef David Higgs, heading up the kitchen at Marble and the newly opened Saint, both in Johannesburg, is to launch his first cookbook ‘Mile 8 by David Higgs: A book about cooking’ in October. The title of the book relates to a mile marker along the Namibian coastline, north of Swakopmund, Mile 8 […]

Munching Along Mile 8

One of South Africa’s favourite celebrity chefs, David Higgs, is set to release his first ever cookbook in October this year, and we are already drooling. The book, Mile 8, is more than just a cookbook for Higgs.


We love it when local chefs release their own cookbooks – not only does it allow us to get a taste of their delicious brand of South African cooking in our own homes but it also gives us a chance to get inside their minds and learn a little more about what it takes to […]

Marble’s David Higgs to launch cookbook

Set to release in October 2018, Mile 8, from internationally acclaimed chef David Higgs, has been tagged as a “Culinary adventure bringing together the unique and interesting flavours of Southern Africa”. With over 90 dishes and 150 recipes influenced by the journey of Higgs’ career,’ Mile 8 ‘ will cover acollection of locally-inspired dishes from Impala Tartare to […]

Chef David Higgs writes his first cook book

When a chef needs to recover from a stomach operation, the recovery time could either be daunting or rewarding. In Chef David Higgs‘ case, it was definitely rewarding, as that is when it all started. He started to write little stories, took photos and tried to come up with the perfect concept for his book, called Mile […]

Chef David Higgs To Release First Cookbook: Mile 8

Running from Swakopmund’s Post Office up North for 108 miles, Namibia’s coastline is dotted with mile markers. Mile 8 has special significance for Chef David Higgs. The well-known chef personality, co-owner of Marble restaurant and co-presenter of My Kitchen Rules grew up along this coastline and caught his first fish at Mile 8 – this […]


South Africa’s favourite celebrity Chef, and internationally acclaimed, David Higgs is set to release his first ever cookbook: Mile 8. Originating from the Swakopmund Post Office and running north for 108 miles, Namibia’s coast is dotted with mile markers. Weathered painted stones whose numbers have grown rich with meaning and legend and are now inseparable from the […]

David Higgs Drops Mile 8 Cookbook

Known for his stint at the Saxon and teaming up with Gary Kyriacou to open one of Joburg’s most influential restaurants, David Higgs has done it all… and now he’s got a book coming out that documents the dishes that made him famous. South Africa’s favourite celebrity Chef, and internationally acclaimed, David Higgs is set […]

Marble offers a celebration of meat and fire

David Higgs chats to Business Live about his new restaurant – Marble By BRIAN BERKMAN, Business Live (March 7, 2017) Given David Higgs’s pedigree as chef of the year, it did not seem wrong to ask if his new spot, Marble in Rosebank Johannesburg’s Art Mile, is a fine-dining establishment. “No chance — it’s not […]

Interview 2016

An Interview with David Higgs, in Fine Dining Lovers – October 2016 David Higgs chats with us as one of Seven Sages at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, with sound advice for those starting their career to cooking on fire. Popular South African chef David Higgs made his name in Johannesburg with his contemporary restaurant Five Hundred located […]

David Higgs Launches Marble

David Higgs reveals plans for Marble After the announcement in August 2015 that David Higgs was leaving award-winning Five Hundred at The Saxon to go out on his own, we’ve all been kept in suspense. But after months of cryptic Instagrams and Tweets, the acclaimed chef has finally unveiled his plans for his new ‘live-fire’ […]

Design Indaba Interview 2014

Design Indaba 2014 Interview – The chef’s role is so much bigger than just food David Higgs is the executive chef at the Saxon Boutique Hotel’s Five Hundred restaurant in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this exclusive interview, the culinary master tells us about the local development of the restaurant industry, growing food locally, the role of […]

The Saxon Executive Chef

Introducing Saxon Boutique Hotel’s Executive Chef: David Higgs The news is out and this confirms it ? multi award-winning Chef, David Higgs has joined world renowned Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spas situated in Johannesburg, as the Executive Chef. Close on a month since his arrival, already Johannesburg’s foodies are streaming in to experience not […]

Eat Out S.Pellegrino Chef of the Year

Interview with Eat Out’s Linda Scarborough “What I admire about David is that he’s excelled in a market that hasn’t been celebrated for a while, showcasing the uniqueness of Johannesburg.” – Chief judge Abigail Donnelly Leaders in any field possess a formidable trio of curiosity, hard work and daring, and it’s no different for the […]

MasterChef SA with David Higgs

By Chris von Ulmenstein, July 2013 The Macaroon, sorbet, and Panna Cotta dessert, which top Chef David Higgs of Five Hundred restaurant at the Saxon Boutique Hotel prepared for the Pressure Test on MasterChef SA’s 14 th episode last night, was a tough one to replicate, and cost two of the Finalists their aprons in the […]

Interview 2013

An Interview with David Higgs, by Michael Olivier – June 2013 I have known David Higgs for about 30 years, I met him the first time he and his then mentor Bill Stafford showed me how to work with foie gras.  It has been a special thing watching him on his career path to the […]

Interview 2012

An Interview with David Higgs – 2012 David started his career as a chef in 1990 at The Tulbagh, a 3-star Protea hotel in Cape Town. After a year of cooking breakfasts he realised that he has found his calling and he joined Bill Stafford at Peers restaurant, situated on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront […]

Interview: Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino

My relationship with Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino I frequently get asked why I use Acqua Panna & San Pellegrino in restaurants. The answer is simple. First and foremost the quality of the water is unparalleled. San Pellegrino, being my favourite, has just the right amount of gas and not too salty. The Acqua Panna […]

Hangar-7 – Flying High

An interview with Malu Lambert in Eat Out, 2010 Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport in Austria is a private airport hangar owned by Red Bull. Housed inside this glass dome is a collection of historic and contemporary planes, helicopters, motorbikes and Formula 1 racing cars. There’s also the slick and shiny restaurant, Ikarus, founded by legendary […]

Restaurant Ikarus at Hangar 7