Bountiful Feast – Liberty’s Restaurant at Upper East Side Hotel – Apr ‘19

Having seen the restaurant was situated in Salt River, I must be honest we were a bit apprehensive, as we haven’t really ventured into Salt River. We were however pleasantly surprised; Liberty’s Restaurant is situated inside the Upper East Side Hotel in Brickfield Road.

The hotel is right and the end of the road and adjacent to an Atrium with little stores including a salon and Bootleggers.

The restaurant was full and when we asked about the Restaurant and Hotel were advised it’s been operational for at least 10 years, “hidden gem’ alert.

Dinner menu

R300 per head plus a complementary glass of wine

Starters

Edamame beans

Spicy soy dressing

Cape Malay spiced smoked snoek samoosas

Homemade mango chutney, smoke snoek pate

Sriracha roasted Buffalo wings

Gorgonzola dip & celery

Pan fried baby calamari tubes

Thai spiced chilli & lime dressing, Wasabi mayo

Pea, Chevin & bacon Risotto

Grana Padano & fresh thyme

Caramelized cider braised pork belly

Vermont maple, apple gel, puffed crackling

Mains

Grilled chicken supreme

Roasted onion & thyme puree, baby vegetables, honey jus

Seafood bisque risotto

Pan fried baby calamari, prawns & line fish with a brandy bisque cream & lemon zest

Teriyaki braised beef short rib

Wasabi mayo, crisped kale, roasted baby onion, sweet potato puree & teriyaki jus

Garlic & chilli grilled prawn linguini

Sun dried tomato & coriander pesto, confit Rosa tomatoes & Grana Padano

Sweet potato & butternut gnocchi

Pan fried with sage butter, Quattro Formaggi sauce

Pan roasted cauliflower

Onion Soubise, roasted onion flakes, sweet charred shallots, baby leeks & leek ash

Desserts

Chocolate Nemesis

Miso, sea salt & white chocolate mousse, Oreo sable

Lemon curd crème brulee tart

Lemon syrup, lemon Chantilly, caramelized pistachios

Nutella & Oreo baked cheesecake

Hazelnut praline, sea salt & caramel mousse

Coconut & cardamom panna cotta

Mango, lime & mint salsa

Chefs Tiramisu

Light and fluffy mascarpone, Disaronno Amaretto, Espresso, Tonka bean and vanilla

Dark chocolate fondant

Hennessy & honey parfait, Espresso Anglaise

The portions sizes are generous to say the least, come hungry is the best advice I can give. The complimentary wine was also good, we choose the read ad white. The desserts oh my soul, that Tiramisu is one of the reasons I MUST go back, and I will start with dessert, just so I may finish it!

Well done Liberty’s Restaurant 4 stars from us.

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Name: Liberty’s Restaurant at Upper East Side Hotel

Address: 31 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, 7935 Cape Town

Telephone Number: +27 (0)21 404 0570

Email Address: Liberty’s@uppereastsidehotel.co.za

Opening Hours:

Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason ‘Dubbz’ Petersen

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