A cosy little restaurant located in Long Street Cape Town, this restaurant has a sort of old pub style look and feel to it with its wooden floors and bare brick wall, it offers a downstairs and upstairs dining area with balcony seating as well. If you’re not one for large dishes and love sharing, then Fork is place to dine at.
The menu is self-explanatory, with a vast variety of dishes to choose from and very well priced.
Because it’s tapas style we could order a few dishes which were brought out to us as they were ready in the kitchen and with minimal waiting intervals.
Pork rillettes served with pickles and toasted focaccia
Aubergine, sweet potato and chickpea coconut curry (v)
Puff pastry parcels with sautéed mushrooms and parmesan (v)
Ricotta and spinach raviolione with a poached egg, sage butter and chilli (v)
Chicory leaves filled with cos lettuce, black olives, walnuts and gorgonzola dressing (v)
Butternut and goats’ feta rotolo with sage beurre noisette (v)
Raclette fondue with chorizo and toasted focaccia
Deep-fried goats’ cheese with sun-dried tomato biscuits and port and onion marmalade (v)
Beef raviolione with a poached egg, rosemary butter and crispy pancetta
Moroccan lamb meatballs
Crispy asparagus and parmesan rolls (v)
Mushroom risotto tart with truffle oil, rocket and parmesan (v) (Add pancetta at R20)
Pasta roll with emmental, aubergine, mushrooms, rocket and béchamel sauce (v)
Seared salmon with Asian greens, soya dressing and wasabi mayonnaise
Roast pork belly with a mustard and parsley crust
Honey and vanilla quail with pickled cucumber and butternut mash
Grilled tiger prawns wrapped with pancetta
Seared tuna with tatsoi salad, Asian sun-dried tomato dressing and guacamole
Pan seared ostrich fillet with sweet potato, red peppers and a rosemary-honey dressing
Braised lamb with chickpea fritters, feta salsa and atchar yoghurt
Beef fillet on croutons and mushrooms with crisp onion rings and a red wine reduction
Kudu fillet with potato gratin, garlic spinach and citrus sauce
French fries R40
Rocket and parmesan salad R40
Pan-fried broccoli and cauliflower R50
Honey and soy roasted sweet potatoes with atchar mayonnaise R50
Figs, rocket, tomato, feta salad with macadamia nuts and a pomegranate dressing
Crunchy calamari salad with straw fries and lime aioli R65
Choux puffs with espresso cream and almonds R50
Sticky toffee pudding R50
Peanut butter parfait with chocolate crumbs and strawberry jelly R50
Flourless chocolate cake R55
White chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis R60
Our favourite dishes were Grilled tiger prawns wrapped in bacon, it was so good we had to order another serving. Deep fried goat’s cheese with sun-dried tomato biscuit was a winner. Another one of our favourites were the Moroccan Lamb meat balls, this dish was served with fresh bread in very tasty tomato gravy. We were very surprised to see a flourless chocolate cake on the dessert menu but to our surprise it was a nice dense bite size cake served with cream that was very tasty.
The ambiance in the restaurant was great, the waiter made sure that our glasses were always filled, with the drink of our choice, and the manager/owner was always around making sure that all the guests were comfortable and happy.
The sharing concept is perfect for those who wanting to try more than one dish and it brings about a buzz and a conversation pieces.
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84 Long St,
Cape Town City Centre,
Tel No: 021 424 6334
Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jody & Nicole Brown