Eugene and I love eating at The Gardener's Cottage in Newlands, Cape Town. It has been in existence for 19 years and for as many years we have been delighted by their lovely homemade food . Visiting the restaurant is a bit like going back in time. There is a gentle and relaxed feel that harks back to another time when life was less trammelled and cluttered with modernity. Let me hasten to add that it is a very modern and up to date establishment. However, the owner, Lee Barty, has created a sanctuary of calm and peace in her cottage under the ancient trees.