Food meets Arts – Skotnes Restaurant – Apr ’19

Having visited Skotnes Restaurant in 2018, when the Norval Foundation has just opened, we were excited to visit the establishment again.

We weren’t surprised to know that Skotnes Restaurant was recognised by Eat Out Readers as “Highly Commended” in the Best Everyday Eatery Awards 2018.

Named after legendary South African artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is situated at the stunning Norval Foundation the centre for art and cultural expression.

The views from the restaurant overlooks the wetland and Sculpture Garden.

Executive Chef Phil de Villiers brings together locally sourced ingredients as well as food works of art.

Don’t you love when the waiter knows your name or remember you and what your ordered from that last visit and that was just want happened, the Birthday girl Sophie was excellent as usual.

The steady flow kept the kitchen staff busy, but you never felt as though you had to wait too long between courses.

The food was excellent as usual, and we will be back for the art,food and picnic basket option.

2-Course Lunch: R150 pp

3-Course Dinner: R250 pp


West Coast Mussels

leek lyonnaise | garlic | lemon foam


raw butternut juice | kapokbos smoked butternut puree | boerenkaas | sage

Pork Croquettes

soetmostert | pickled vegetables | apple


Beef Flat Rib

carrot puree | braised endive | mustard

Market Fish

samp | braaied corn ragout | broccoli | pomelo

Cauliflower “Wings”

basted in tandoori paste | Durban dhal curry | carrot | lemon pickle



bay leaf | maize upside-down cake | bay leaf custard | lemon tart ice cream

Turmeric Pavlova

cocoa mousse | ginger ice cream | toasted coconut

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Name: Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation in Tokai

Address: 4 Steenberg Rd, Tokai, 7945 Cape Town

Telephone Number: +27 87 654 5902

Email Address:

Opening Hours:

Weekdays (closed Tues)      

  • Breakfast:        08:00 – 11:00
  • Lunch:             12:00 – 15:00
  • Dinner:             18:00 – 22:30


  • Breakfast:        08:00 – 11:00
  • Lunch:             12:00 – 16:00
  • Dinner:             18:00 – 22:30


  • Breakfast & Lunch: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Dinner: Closed

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason ‘Dubbz’ Petersen

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