Fork Tapas and Pincho’s Bar – Jody & Nicole Brown

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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.

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The menu is self-explanatory, with a vast variety of dishes to choose from and very well priced.

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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.

R60

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)

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R65

Chicory leaves filled with cos lettuce, black olives, walnuts and gorgonzola dressing (v)

 Butternut and goats’ feta rotolo with sage beurre noisette (v)

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 Raclette fondue with chorizo and toasted focaccia

 Deep-fried goats’ cheese with sun-dried tomato biscuits and port and onion marmalade (v)

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R70

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)

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R75

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

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R85

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

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 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

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SIDES/SALADS

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

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R65

 Crunchy calamari salad with straw fries and lime aioli R65

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 DESSERTS

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Restaurant Info:

Fork Tapas & Pinchos Bar

84 Long St,

Cape Town City Centre,

Cape Town

Tel No: 021 424 6334

Email: tapas@fork-restaurants.co.za

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jody & Nicole Brown

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

 

 

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