A blend of artisanal, and wholesome food. Against the finest backdrop of Table Mountain.
A stone’s throw from the water’s edge in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, this chic new restaurant offers a wonderful atmosphere in an inviting and contemporary interior, a delicious artisanal and wholesome menu, with superb views across the Waterfront to Table Mountain
The décor, the setting is simply stunning, the warm earth tones and relaxed atmosphere is just what the doctor ordered in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. I would love to escape to Ginja on any given day and their coffee bar,I cannot wait to go back there.
Sprawling views of the golf course as one enjoys a scrumptious meal with friends and loved ones. Seating at the restaurant is offered on the deck or inside the restaurant. We choose the desk as it was quite sunny out.
The dishes were by far the best where value for money was concerned; I even finished my entire mains, something I am rarely able to do J.
Its really worth a visit if you looking for good honest food and experience we would gladly go back for.
The restaurant is open to the public for all meals, all day, all week and boasts an extensive menu, suitable for any occasion. The restaurant and clubhouse area has 3 TVs, so one can even catch the game of the day after your game on the course & not have to miss anything.
Mediterranean Sophistication is the best way to describe the clean, crisp white starkness of the interior, but the clever lighting and opulent finishing’s make its one of the up and coming places to be in Cape Town.
With views of Table Mountain and the Marina, you could easily just laze on the couches while enjoying a drink with friends or have a romantic cuddle under the moonlight. The space lends it to either or.
Being our second visit to Vista Marina, the first one was with Come Wine With Us, we were excited to try some dishes from their menu.
Our waiter for the evening was Lindeswe and he was warm and friendly. Even though the dinner menus were at the table there was some confusion about the Restaurant Week special, as it was their first time doing Restaurant Week. It was no big deal, Menu sorted, we proceeded with dinner.
We certainly weren’t disappointed, the portion sizes were huge. Serious value for money and they have a nice variety of dishes available to please everyone.
Restaurant Week Special
Lunch & Dinner Lunch (R200 p.p. for 2 courses)
Starter/Main or Main/Dessert
Twice – baked cheese soufflé – mushroom sauce, bacon and creamed spinach and gruyere cheese
Baby Calamari tubes grilled in a light lemon butter or served Cajun spice with side tartar sauce
Fresh Salmon with micro herbs, lemon crème fraiche, caper berries and shaved radish dill vinaigrette
This certainly describes our experience at Nobu’s One and Only on the first night of Restaurant week.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel premises to the time we entered the restaurant, we were impressed by the courteousness and efficiency of the staff.
Whilst unexpected, the welcome chant “Irasshasmase” added to its ambience. “Irasshaimase!” (いらっしゃいませ！), meaning “Welcome to the store!” or “Come on in! lead one to believe a great evening was about to begin.
Once we were seated in the restaurant, we are immediately struck by the magnificent setting. Our waiter Tapiwe or “Taps” is he is known to regulars, was not only friendly but knowledgeable of all the dishes on the Nobu Menu and his pleasant demeanor added to excitement of the evening.
The six course meal offered a variety of flavors, which was not only visually appealing but well worth the experience.
Each dish held its own appeal and presented an opportunity to experience various combinations of flavors.
Our favorite dish on the night was the Tempura Kingklip, Amazu Ponzu, and Watermelon. We were intrigued by the combination and amazed by the delicious and piquant flavors.
A pleasant evening spent in the company of good friends, enjoying good food.
Camissa Brasserie, the signature restaurant of the Table Bay Hotel in the V & A Waterfront, provided the setting for what proved to be a memorable gastronomic adventure. From the moment the attendant at the entrance greeted us to the ample parking area flashed a warm smile and all the staff enthusiastically not to mention proudly welcomed us, we knew we could expect something special.
We were not to be disappointed. Friendliness and smiles were the order of the day as we were shown to our table in an elegantly furnished yet opulent but warm setting. The lovely Patience then introduced and explained the origins of various complimentary breads served with containers of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams was off for some much needed R&R and we were fortunate to have Senior Sous Chef Burton Leo take us through the menu they had prepared for our evening. Chef Burton passionately spoke of not only of the culinary creations we were about to enjoy, but also about his journey as a chef and the road that led him to where he currently finds himself.
Before each course Chef Burton as well as our very knowledgeable waiter Sergio gave us some information about what was to come, also why the wine was paired with each course and every pairing was perfectly matched.
Our feast started with a delightful serving of crispy Duck and wild Kei compote. Cooked to perfection it was served with Micro Greens and Coriander Sesame crisps – a sea of colour with incredible attention to detail. Paired with a glass of Creation Pinot Noir, this was simply delicious.
Next up was the actual starter – Confit Chicken served on a bed of Butternut soil with charred Shallots truffle pearls and burnt Pine Nuts. This masterpiece was paired with a Groot Constanta Chardonnay. The wine pairings, perfectly matched, were explained by the delightful Sergio. Who knew Butternut could taste this good!
To clear our palates, which by now must have been thinking we had struck some sort of jackpot, we enjoyed a Pear sorbet with Mojito syrup. Anyone with a sweet tooth would be blown away. This recipe should be sold, as it’s just good; I know people will pay for good money for a 2liter tub of that sorbet. J
Our palates cleansed, along came the Beef fillet roulade. Another masterpiece , and a feast to the eye, it was served with African Rosemary and Wild Sage, Shemiji Mushrooms, roasted Baby Beets, Red Onion, marmalade and Beef jus and paired with Meerlust Rubicon. Marvellously Moorish!
A fabulous meal was rounded off with a fabulous dessert – Flexi Chocolate Ganaché. A delight to behold, it consisted of an interesting combination of Salted Caramel Popcorn, Espresso ice cream, Chocolate sauce and Chocolate soil. Paired with the very special Klein Constantia Vin De Constance .Dangerously Delectable!
The evening was perfect – good food, good wine, good company, good service and good setting. Perfect for a romantic meal, just sitting around with friends, or even on your own, Camissa Brasserie at the Table Bay is perfect for all occasions.
I’d been to this venue in its previous life several years ago, so I was eager to see how the venue had changed and keen to experience my first “Raise the Steaks” event hosted by HQ restaurant.
The evening would consist of 3 courses paired with 3 wines. The venue is relaxed with a slight industrial edge and plenty of space.
The first course consisted of Tomato Caprese with Roast Tomato Puree, marinated Bocconicini cheese (which when translated means “small mouthfuls” an apt description); Pesto balls, Balsamic gel and Parmesan crisps. This course was accompanied by the Tokara Chardonnay 2015, vibrant and fresh with hints of almonds and vanilla.
The main course consisted of Rib-eye steak or Scotch fillet, which was cooked to perfection with Fondant potatoes, Roasted vine tomatoes and Salsa Verde Bone Marrow Butter. This course was accompanied by the star of the show for me, the Rijk’s Touch of Oak Pinotage 2013. The perfect accompaniment to this course.
There was also a vegetarian option, which was a nice touch considering the evening was dedicated to us meat lovers. This course consisted of Foraged wild mushrooms sautéed in Café de Paris Butter (which comprises of a complex assortment of herbs and spices with a list of ingredients nearly as long as my arm), served with blue cheese crumble and truffle mayonnaise.
Finally, the dessert consisted of Eton mess with seasonal fruits and meringue accompanied by the Graham Beck Gorgeous Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. Beautifully presented, and the meringue was just delicious.
A meat lover’s dream, steak prepared to perfection, three well constructed and executed courses .The décor has a slight New York feel and one could easily be forgiven for thinking this eatery was situated in the Big Apple.
I live in the Southern Suburbs, and anyone that knows me would know that one of my pet peeves is the fact that there aren’t enough quality eateries in the “burbs”
What that does mean, is that if you want to enjoy a nice meal and a craft beer, you are going to have to pack up your friends and family and make the trek into town or its surrounds. Now enter Jack Black Brewery, situated in Diep River.
I was invited to their Quiz night, hosted by OMG Quiz Night Cape Town and what fun it was! Entry costs R50pp which includes a complimentary 330ml Jack Black frosty beverage of your choice.
While waiting for the Quiz competition to begin, we ordered the tasting tray courtsey of our Entertainer App, to wrap our heads around what was on offer.
Our group couldn’t decide which was best as we all had different courses. We had the Butcher Block beef burgers, homemade burger patties with bbq sauce, bacon, rocket gherkins and feta always a winning combination. The Chicken Burger had caramelised onion and brie and then there was the Teriyaki Duck wrap which was superb. To say the portions were generous would be an understatement, the quality and presentation of all the meals was of a high standard and hard to fault.
The Quiz was fun and entertaining, and I suppose any time you are in a position to win free beer is always favourable.
Without a doubt my absolute favourite local spot, good beer, good food and 5 min from home….what more could one ask for !!