Janse & Co. is a casual fine dining venue with the menu set up as a tasting menu where you taste up to twenty culinary endeavours in a beautiful setting. Trust your waiter, they will give you invaluable insight into what is on offer and how to get the best out of your meal.
There is a plethora of choice available, all of it underlining a fundamental understanding of classical cuisine, local ingredients and exploring new techniques.
Every plate is a piece of art, making you hesitant to dip your cutlery into it, but it’s all amazing and worth a little exploration.
With wrap around views of Camps Bay, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles, Chinchilla offers a playful, boho-chic interior and amazing (really, really amazing) cocktails brought to you courtesy of their in-house mixologist.
Grab yourself a chicken paillard, a delicious chicken breast with lemon, fresh herbs, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, elevated and fantastic. Alternatively, have yourself some monkfish goujon with bread crumbs, lemon, sea salt, black pepper and tartar sauce, it is sublime and worth coming back for more.
To go with that have a vanilla orange pomegranate Margarita with Don Julio Tequila, orange vanilla infused Martini Bianco, fresh lime and pomegranate juice, Uber home 😊
Some say that the Lookout Deck has the best sea view in the Western Cape, we highly recommend you go and have a look for yourself, because it truly is awesome.
This is not fine dining, but it is good, wholesome and fresh, served up in a big outdoor vibe under umbrellas with lots of beer on tap.
The menu covers everything from freshly caught line fish brought in daily by the local fishermen, to live Cape Rock Lobster, succulent LM prawns, plump and juicy Black Tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, legendary tender calamari steaks and seared Yellow fin tuna steaks.
They also offer oysters and sushi complemented by their bubbly and sake.
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.
At Vista Marina you can enjoy a taste of luxury and sophistication from the water’s edge, with uninterrupted views of the V&A Waterfront’s marina and Table Mountain. A brilliant spot to relax in ultra-chic surroundings while you enjoy some Mediterranean inspired delicacies.
Try the linguine frutti de mare, linguine, mussels, prawns, baby calamari and fish in a rustic and vibrant putanesca sauce. Or enjoy the delightful slow roast lamb shank with roast potatoes and an amazing cucumber raita.
The fresh sea air will leave you feeling refreshed and the food, glamorously satiated.
In terms of pedigree, this is one of the tea rooms in cape town that certainly has the benefit of a long history, having first opened in 1924. While the tea room is beautiful, the garden is spectacular, grab your stuff to go and they will pack it into a basket for you to take and enjoy under a tree of your choosing.
Can highly recommend the English Tea for Two, with two teas, filter coffee, fruit juices or carbonated drinks and any sandwich of your choice from the picnic list (we had the spicy chicken mayonnaise). This comes packed with two mini spinach and feta quiches, home-made scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and finally one piece of cake – cut into 2.
Either way, order from the menu or mix it up and make it yours, the food is delicious, and the scenery is incomparable.
Reliance are a company that not only incorporate several companies and products but also are massively socially involved at a community level with large scale CSI initiatives that you can read all about on their website. Aside from that, they also make a mean cup of tea 😊
In Tea at the park, you can expect to find the perfect cup set in the beautiful slice of paradise that is the Green Point urban park. This is a perfect location to take your kids for a Sunday treat after allowing them to let off some steam on one of the many playgrounds, activities or fields.
You can enjoy a little nibble yourself, the carrot cake with poppy and cream cheese icing is as tasty as it’s instagrammable.
Step through the looking glass and follow the rabbit into this Wonderland under the trees. With thoughtful, exciting and exuberant outdoor décor, this stunning venue in Paarl is an ideal place to stimulate the imagination and conversation.
The place is entirely child friendly with playground and toys galore, as well as including an amazing little bric-a-brac store with authentic vintage teacups, teapots, coffee sets, cutlery and old table linen for sale.
Their menu is largely organic and filled with yummy staples including sandwiches and wraps (Heavenly ham with pesto, lettuce and tomato was our best), great desserts and of course, plenty of tea.
The views are idyllic, and the setting is magical, a must-see.