Cape Town. – Following my Insider’s Guide to the Mother City on Round the World Experts, I wrote a piece about food in our city, because if I’m learning anything, it’s how very much good food matters.
‘Having explored the endless offerings of Cape Town as a world-class tourist destination from an insider’s perspective, Dawn Jorgensen from The Incidental Tourist is here to look beyond the obvious attractions to the food and drinks scene, which is undeniably one of the city’s greatest draw.
The stars of the show.
Unrivalled as best restaurant in the country since its opening and featured in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The Test Kitchen under the guidance of Chef Luke Dale-Roberts is not to be missed. Here Luke brings a mix of techniques and influences from his time in London and extensive travels in Asia, blending them with carefully sourced local products. It’s popular, so book well in advance as you won’t forgive yourself missing out on this culinary indulgence that will blow your mind.Luke’s second restaurant in the same area is the Pot Luck Club, situated on the top of transformed silos; the city views are as impressive as the food.
Chef’s Warehouse in Heritage Square has Chef Liam Tomlin producing quite literally the best tapas in town. Whether it’s a casual lunch or a lingering dinner of multi-layered delights, this is the place for it. Ask about their special for two, it gives plenty of good food at excellent value.’
At the V&A Waterfront with views towards the resident private yachts and inviting waterways, is Mondiall Kitchen and Bar, open daily from breakfast through dinner. The New York style interior, outside dining, private mezzanine, long inviting bar and wine list are a great draw card and you can’t really beat the location. The food is beautifully prepared by internationally experienced Executive Chef Riaan Burger who is taking the cuisine to a new level, while remaining true to the successful formula of its signature brasserie-style experience and refined comfort food. You’d do well to match it with wine from the Mulderbsoch Estate.
Set in the Southern Suburbs, is Cellars Hohenort’s The Conservatory. Yes it is true that hotel’s The Greenhouse restaurant is better known for winning awards, but for a relaxed lunch and a walk in the large garden and enchanted forest as well as a visit to the aromatic herb garden, you can’t go wrong with this menu crafted to feature all the favourite dishes of the late doyen Liz McGrath….’
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Note: Some pics supplied by Mondiall.