Tag: cape town dining

It’s all Greek to me! - Marika's Restaurant - Part 3

June 14, 2018

One thing that Marika’s has that really sets it apart is an ambience, a relaxed, urban/ hole-in-the-wall feel with laid-back staff and a killer menu. The venue is small, seating between 40-50 guests at a time (with al fresco balcony seating available barring inclement weather).

Straight to the mains (this restaurant does amazing Meze too, of course), the Arni Mbrizoles (finely cut lamb chops) are melt-in-your-mouth good, also the Garides Sti Schara (grilled butterflied prawns) or the Garides Yiouvetsir (baked prawns, kritharaki, tomato and feta) will satisfy any seafood urges you may experience. 

Genuine and wholesome, relaxed and relaxing. 

URL: http://marikas-restaurant.business.site/

F: https://www.facebook.com/Marikas-Greek-Restaurant-206943882676673/

Tel: +27 2 465 2727

Location: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Oranjezicht

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It’s all Greek to me! Mykonos Taverna - Part 2

June 13, 2018

Located in Sea Point, this restaurant has a marvelous history, and it is situated in almost the same spot on Sea Point Main Road where Dimitri's father also had a restaurant called Mykonos from 1976 to 1983. Dimitri Peroglou (Chef/Owner) learned from his father from age eighteen and has perfected numerous Greek dishes. His two most well known ones are the Kleftiko Lamb, and Dimitri's famous grilled lamb chops.

The Kleftiko lamb is deserving of its’ own paragraph. Slow roasted for 6 hours this lamb shank falls off the bone, it is succulent, cooked to perfection and a great reason to keep coming back!

URL: http://www.mykonostaverna.co.za

E: info@mykonostaverna.co.za

Tel: +27 21 439 2106

Location: 343 Main Road, Sea Point

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It’s all Greek to me! - Greek Fisherman - Part 1

June 12, 2018

The Greek Fisherman is located in the V&A Waterfront, centrally situated and with beautiful views of the working harbour. They offer traditional Greek and mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.

As is to be expected the Meze and Tapas is designed to be shared and enjoyed together. Try the Soudzoukakia Grecque, beautiful meat rizoles with pomodoro sauce and cumin. 

For mains, we can highly recommend the Roast Lamb, slow oven-roasted on the bone and with tzatziki, really lemony and succulent. 

For desert go for the chocolate hazelnut Baklava, indulgent, rich and more-ish.

Καλή όρεξη!

URL: http://greekfisherman.co.za/

E: info@greekfisherman.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/GreekFishermanSA

Tel: +27 21 418 5411

Location: Shop 261, Upper Level 

V&A Waterfront

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Royale Eatery

May 17, 2018

No run-down of burger joints in Cape Town would be complete without mentioning Royale. Royale was hipster before hipsters started calling themselves hipsters.  The decor, the staff and the food all have a special quality, something different and interesting. 

Take the menu, for instance, there is literally a section titled “Something a little different” 😊. From there we chose The Federale, a 160g basted beef patty blended with chorizo, chilies and coriander, served with guacamole and caramelized onions. Each burger comes with a choice of fries or sweet potato fries or a mix of both (recommended).  

Always an experience, Royale never fails to deliver!

URL: https://www.royaleeatery.com/

F: https://www.facebook.com/royaleeatery/

E: info@royaleeatery..com

Tel: +27 21 422 4536

Location: 273 Long Street, Cape Town

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IYO Burgers

May 16, 2018

You’ll find IYO (Inside, You’re Out) on the super trendy Bree Street in Cape Town, a stretch that’s known for it’s upmarket eateries and fine cuisine. IYO has a great spread of traditional and way out-there burger combos and sides, along with never-ending jam jars and local beers and ciders.

We opted for the Quick Dip, a smoked cheddar beef patty on a fresh bun with crispy sweet onions and the IYO house dip (incorporating pork broth) and it was mesmerizingly good. Everything just comes together and creates an amazing flavour profile. 

Wrap it up with cheesecake, it’s brilliant!

F: https://www.facebook.com/IYOBURGERS/

Tel: +27 21 422 1313

Location: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town

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Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs

May 15, 2018

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.

URL: http://gibsonsburgers.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/GibsonsBurgers

Tel: +27 87 357 3465

Location: Shop 157, Lower Level, V&A Waterfront

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Make winter special with great winter menu’s - Catharina’s Restaurant @ Steenberg - Part 3

May 10, 2018

Catharina’s at Steenberg (the first farm in the cape) was named after the pioneering woman who sailed to the cape in 1662, disguised as a man. She endured an array of fateful encounters including losing three husbands to a lion, a Tribesman and an elephant, in turn.  Read more about her, she was amazing.

The winter menu is beautiful and includes starters such as French onion soup, gruyere, croutons or duck wontons, miso mayonnaise, bean sprout, pickled ginger and spring onion, wasabi and soya vinaigrette. Paired with a Steenberg Sphynx Chardonnay 2017.

For mains they have smoked aubergine and bocconcini risotto, chopped coriander, semi dried tomato and pine nut salad or roast chicken breast, bacon and mushroom duxelle mash, baby carrot and courgette, mushroom sauce. Paired with a Steenberg Stately Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz Blend 2015.

And desserts feature sticky date pudding, pumpkin ice cream, macaroon, caramel espuma, cocoa snap or poached winter fruits, cinnamon ice cream, pain d’épices and mulled wine.

Outstanding!

URL: https://www.steenbergfarm.com/catharinas/

E: reservations@catharinasrestaurant.co.za

Tel: +27 21 713 7178

Location: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Road, Constantia Valley

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Make winter special with great winter menu’s - La Colombe Restaurant - Part 2

May 09, 2018

La Colombe is one of South Africa’s most internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments, located on Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek, with unforgettable views overlooking the Constantia wine valley, False Bay and Hout Bay.

The winter menu this year includes another amazing showing by Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s team. 

There are numerous combinations but the one that appealed to us is this six-course spectacular with sourdough, spiced pork lard, salsa verde then tuna ‘la colombe’ followed by Kerala spiced chicken, Mozambique prawn, snoek dressing, coriander and sweet potato.

Next is the lemongrass, ginger and watermelon Kalamansi than a porcini risotto, marinated buratta, salsa verde with winter vegetables and for dessert boerenkaas, peach, Foie Gras and bourbon and pecan nut. 

All of this topped off with Petit Fours, yum!

URL: https://www.lacolombe.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/LaColombeRestaurant

E: reservations@lacolombe.co.za

Tel: +27 21 794 2390

Location: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek

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