They call Mitchells a place for friends where food meets sport, and that should set up your expectations correctly for this excellent spot. Big screen TV’s show your favourite games, the beer is brewed on the premises (and it’s superb) and they have a very decent menu to stop you from becoming too many parts liquid during the game.
Enjoy the spicy beef Trinchado - strips of tender sirloin and rump steak flash fried with garlic, doused with Trinchado sauce or a sumptuous chicken Roulade, tender chicken breast stuffed with spinach and feta, served with mashed potatoes. Have that with a Milk & Honey or an Old Wobbly and you should be set up perfectly for the game.
The ever-cool burger joint at the V&A Waterfront, specializes in gourmet burgers and ribs and over one hundred handspun shakes. The owners travelled the burger capitols of the world (Chicago, New York and Las Vegas), conducted massive amounts of research and refining to arrive at what they call “The best burger in the world”. A mighty claim!
We went for The Wharton, a Gibsons classic on a brioche bun with all the trimmings including cheese and a creamy mushroom sauce on the side. The meat was seasoned to perfection and the cook on the patty was exactly what it should be. Mouthwatering stuff, don’t forget to order one of their signature onion blossoms, an absolute treat.
This is a couple’s thing so grab your partner (or friend) and head over to the Life Day Spa in the V&A Waterfront for some well-deserved (and warm) pampering.
The heated lava stones are placed in specific areas of your back and body to alleviate all manner of aches and pains. It helps relieve muscle tension and pain, reduces stress and anxiety promotes healthy sleep and may help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, help decrease cancer symptoms and boost immunity.
Enjoy pure luxury surrounded by exquisitely appointed marble, glass and wood finishes. Soak up the healing, the glass of bubbly and keep the winter chills away.
To contextualise the idea of our freedoms that we hold so dear, and how easily they can be taken away by a brutal government bent on segregation, there is no better monument to the struggle of many encapsulated in the struggle of one. Robben Island, where Madiba spent 27 years incarcerated by a system designed to break the backbone of the ANC movement.
Though it’s been a tourist site and a museum since 1997, it hasn’t always been a prison, at various points it was a training and defence station in World War II and a hospital for leprosy patients, and the mentally and chronically ill.
The victory of freedom over oppression has been symbolically imbued in this location. Try as the regime might, they could not break the spirit of our first democratically elected president. Well worth the visit, a very thought provoking journey in all.
Daily tours depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Named after a hotel in Madagascar that the owners were staying at when they fell in love with the idea of artisanal bread and baking, this is a true gem in the crown of the V&A and worth spending some serious time in!
Priding themselves on making everything from scratch, Vovo Telo has no shortage of amazing offerings. From buttery freshly made croissants to Pain au Chocolate to lemon meringue tartlets to muffins to cupcakes and every type of bread under the sun.
Originally founded in Johannesburg in 1913, Everard Read is South Africa's oldest commercial gallery. After the doors opened in their Cape town location in 1996 they have continued to be dedicated to exhibiting the finest modern and contemporary art from South Africa and abroad.
They run two galleries in the heart of the V&A Waterfont and sister galleries in Johannesburg, London and Franschhoek.
Ever-changing, keep an eye on the exhibition schedule because the venue is great to revisit time and time again. The exhibition roster showcases both group and solo projects and fosters emerging younger generations as well as well-established and acclaimed artists.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art and they collect, preserve, research and exhibit cutting edge contemporary art from Africa and the Diaspora.
Zeitz MOCAA Food, situated on level 6 of the Zeitz MOCAA offers a stunning array of locally sourced and delicious items.
Staple items like freshly baked scones served with jam and cream, a cheeseboard and a cake of the day. They also feature their signature black ice cream flavoured with vanilla and rosewater.
The bistro area is bustling with smoked trout latke garnished with potato rosti and crème fraiche; a gourmet roll filled with fava beans, mint and ricotta, chicken Caesar salad and deluxe sandwiches. There’s something for everyone, and all of it is great!
It’s no secret, we love food, we love great food that looks nothing short of amazing, because you eat with your eyes as well as your stomach. It’s no wonder then that we also love the pairing of fine art and fine cuisine.
Throw in some fresh ocean air and one of the most visited and beloved locations in the world and we’re off the V&A Waterfront for some art (and tarts).
Another great option in the V&A is Mondiall, Restaurateur Patrick Symington of Cape Town’s Café Dharma and Asoka fame has brought his skills to bear on this excellent restaurant with fresh approaches to cuisine that really need to be enjoyed.
Must try the grilled Mauritian sea bass, amazing with borlotti bean puree, almond & garlic sautéed fine beans, salsa vierge. Top it off with a baked camembert, with fig, truffle honey and macadamia nuts, sooooo good!
The lights on the water and the atmosphere of romance and sparkliness makes this a great couples restaurant.