Father's Day With A Difference 

How much effort do you usually put into making Father's Day special for your dad? We know that dads can be awkward about receiving gifts and being spoiled, but that's no excuse not to make them feel loved and appreciated on this special day. Dads are often our most unsung heroes, always there to pick us up when life gets us down. Celebrate your dad for the super man he is this Father's Day by organising a few special treats for delivery from The Victorian Secret.

This chic bakery and restaurant, located in Benoni, is one of our ultimate spots for a classy brunch in the city. Of course, due to lockdown regulations, you won't be able to treat Dad to a sit-down breakfast. However, this does not mean that the celebrations shouldn't go ahead as planned. The Victorian Secret now offers delivery and curbside collection on an array of their best pastries, platters and pre-made meals - everything you could possibly need to make this Father's Day the best you've ever pulled off!


Bouquets And Boards

While we may have to celebrate Father's Day at home or from a distance this year, you can still show Dad just how much you love him with one of The Victorian Secret's specialty bouquets. No, you won't be gifting Dad with pretty peonies, but a fine selection of biltong and droewors instead! These quirky bouquets are sure to put a smile on his face, as you present him with his very own edible gift.

If your dad is a cheese and wine kind of man, order a delectable platter from The Victorian Secret to enjoy before a Father's Day braai. Their assorted cheese board comes with a selection of cold meat, biltong, cheese, preserves, fresh fruit and crackers. Pop open a bottle of his favourite wine and enjoy together.

Afternoon Tea

Do dads participate in afternoon tea rituals? You bet they do! Deck out your dining room table with a scrumptious selection of sweet and savoury treats from The Victorian Secret's high tea menu. We've got our eye on mini boerie rolls, Thai green curry pinwheels, mini filled croissants and berry cheesecake for dessert. You can order as many tidbits as you like from the menu, so whether your dad is a savoury guy or a complete sweet tooth, there should be something to tickle his fancy.

Fancy Dinner

Dad deserves a fine dining dinner to wrap up his day. Rather than spend all day slaving away in the kitchen, spend quality time with your dad while The Victorian Secret whips up your dinner. You can order one of their prepared meals in advance, so you'll be super prepared for Father's Day. We like the sound of the Oxtail Stew served with your choice of rice or garlic mash. Available in small and large portions, this is the perfect winter warmer to spoil Dad with.

Victorian Secret

Oxtail Stew - photo sourced from The Victorian Secret on Facebook.

How To Order

Orders on ready-made meals must be placed before 12:00 daily for same day delivery. Cakes, pastries and bakery items must be ordered a day in advance. The Victorian Secret will be taking orders via WhatsApp only. Contact them on 078 975 9929. Please note that deliveries under R400 and outside of Benoni will be charged a delivery fee of R50.

For More Information

Visit their website for more information. You can also follow them on social media:

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/The-Victorian-Secret-665135663505612/

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/thevictoriansecret/

Details: 140 Woburn St (Cnr Russel St), Western Ext, Benoni, Gauteng | [email protected].

Lindfield House has to be one of Joburg’s best-kept secrets and a must-visit if you're looking to do a little time travelling! Ever wondered what it would be like to sip tea and live like those classy ladies back in the Victorian era? Well, who could possibly imagine that an authentic Victorian House exists right underneath our noses, not to mention the world’s best tour guide and a lovely afternoon tea? It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!

The Lindfield House Victorian Museum is fascinating and captivating from start to finish and will intrigue guests of all ages. Situated just a few blocks from the SABC building in Auckland Park (near UJ), this stunning Herbert Baker house has been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated by owner, Katharine Love, who actually lives in this treasure trove of Victoriana.

Lindfield House Victorian Museum

From the moment you step inside the front door and are greeted by Katharine dressed as a Victorian parlour maid, you're immediately swept back into the past when men visited with calling cards, women squeezed themselves into corsets,rand servants slept in the kitchen on a fold out bed with a rifle, guarding the family's silver in the pantry! Goodness, how things have changed over the years!

One of my favourite parts of the house is the children’s nursery, with the most amazing doll’s house, rather odd museum room (where the children collected items from their travels and various other odd creatures preserved in formaldehyde), and the school room where the children would do their schoolwork with a nanny and eat their meals. The library is also quite phenomenal, as is the bedroom (with the man of the house having a separate room leading outside so he could pop in and out at will!)

Lindfield House Victorian Museum

And as if the tour of this 'time capsule' isn't amazing enough, the tea is the cherry on top! You'll get to enjoy delicious sausage rolls, fluffy scones with jam and cream, and scrumptious cake. I loved every moment from start to finish – you can bank on about an hour and a half for the whole tour and another half an hour for tea. Booking is essential, so make sure you make an appointment soon! This experience is highly recommended for those who are looking for something personal and unique.

Admission costs are as follows:

Single or groups:

Lindfield House Victorian Museum

Specialised tours:
Book an intimate behind-the-scenes, specialised tour of the Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Katharine will take you on a private tour, sharing stories and information not included on regular tours and allowing you to explore areas or objects that are not open to the general public. Available by prior appointment only.

For More Information

For more information about this historic gem, visit www.lindfield.wixsite.com. You can also call them on 011 726 2932 or email [email protected].

Don't forget to check them out on Facebook.

Address: 72 Richmond Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

Pictures by the Lindfield House Victorian Museum

Written by Shelli NT