Sky Bar is an apt name for this jewel, possessing unrivalled 360 degree views over the city and our beloved Table Mountain.
You will feel like you’re sitting in the clouds with these commanding views and sophisticated venue. The cocktail list is a good mix of recognizable classics and some innovative firsts. Such as the blueberry and basil Margarita, a refreshing and tantalising twist on an old favourite.
Food-wise, go for the Springbok with celeriac puree and a fig and port wine jus, simply delectable. Most of this experience will be breathtaking, the service is outstanding and generally this is one of those places you will want to come back to again and again.
Seta translates to “silk” from Italian, and pays homage to Marco Polo and his creation of the Silk Route, where asian and Italian cultures met and mingled. Billing themselves as a fusion cocktail lounge, Seta have established themselves as a fantastic place to start, have, or end your evening at.
Hankering for a molecular cocktail, assembled by veteran experts? Look no further, two genuinely outstanding cocktails are the following. One, elderflower fizz consisting of lemon, mint and lashings of St Germain Snow Leopard Vodka. Two, a spicy mango Margarita with Cointreau, jalapeno, mango, lime, salt and of course Olmeca Bianco Tequila.
Check out the Speciality Cheese Platter, option 2 (which serves 2-3 people). It’s selection of French and Italian cheese including Camembert, Brie, Etorki, Grano Padano P.D.O, Italian Gorgonzola and homemade preserve.
To follow on from the Ernest Hemingway quote, you can’t get more local than this, The Botanical Bar creates new things with local botanicals. Everything from bitters to shrubs, aperitifs, cocktails and food.
There is an impressive selection of carefully created drinks, a stand-out one was The Cederberg consisting of KWV 5 Year Brandy, hoenderbos foam, hoenderbos syrup, spicy bitters, orange juice, lime juice and sparkling water.
Enjoy that with African Wormwood (Umhlonyane) and naartjie marinated olives or roasted carrots with nutmeg Pelargonium and caramel praline, absolutely amazing!