JéAn Restaurant at Klein Roosboom Wine Farm

What a find…Klein Roosboom was, on the M13, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, definitely #capetownsbestkeptsecret, the setting, the views of the vineyards and the food, all 5 stars!!!

At JéAn Restaurant, they promise,” Food that’s not pretentious with “schmears” & “foam”, but beautiful bring-down-the-house food.” And boy do they deliver, everything little morsel packed full of flavour. That broodjie was to die for and for a non-Marmite eater to say that should speak volumes.

The potatoes to the roasted veggies and the lamb and of course the Chicken Pie, everything was simply yummy with a capital Y!!!

LET’S START WITH….

Biltong and Marmite Broodjie

Whipped Ricotta and Garden Herb Pesto

And then BY…

SPRING GREENS

Wild Rocket, mushroom and Grana padana

HARISSA ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

Crispy chickpeas; kale, dried berries, toasted almonds

HONEY ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES

Fennel, granadilla, farm butter

DUCK FAT ROASTED POTATOES

African wild garlic

CAPE MALAY ROASTED CHICKEN PIE

Atchar, shortcrust pastry

WOODFIRED CHIMICHUR LAMB ROAST

Lemon, mint

SOMETHING SWEET…

BLACKBERRY PANNA COTTA

Marné Brut and berry gelée, bitter chocolate Turkish delight, strawberry frozen yoghurt.

R350 per person

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: JéAn Restaurant at Klein Roosboom,

Address: M13 Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville,7550

Contact Number: +27 (0)79 693 9646

Reservations: http://kleinroosboom.co.za/jean-restaurant/.

Opening times:       

  • Monday – Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday LUNCH 12:00 – 16:30
  • Thursday LUNCH 12:00 – 15:30 | DINNER 19:00-21:30
  • Friday LUNCH 12:00 – 15:30 | DINNER 19:00-21:30
  • Saturday BREAKFAST 09:00 – 11:00 | LUNCH 12:30 – 15:30 | DINNER 19:00-21:30
  • Sunday BREAKFAST 09:00 – 11:00 | FAMILY LUNCH TABLE MENU 12:30 – 15:30

Gold Restaurant

Definitely one of the most unique experiences, visiting Gold Restaurant, we were astounded to know it had been around for a while and often frequented by foreign visitors. The 14-dish tasting menu is a journey through Africa and is served on sharing portions. What we particularly liked was that each dish was brought to us with a full explanation of the country of origin and cooking techniques and spicing. The waitrons are also from across Africa and they are all very friendly and knowledgeable.

We started our journey with a djembe drumming session. There are various skits during the evening and the entertainers make use of Mali puppetry, and dancing to the rhythms of the marimba percussion and djembe drums.

Start your African Taste Safari

SOUTH AFRICAN SEARED OSTRICH FILLET SALAD

Marinated ostrich fillet is combined with summer greens for a delicious start to our African Feast

XHOSA POT BREADS (V)

Individual, soft-centred bread with a delicious outer crust. Traditionally baked in a pot over an open fire

ETHIOPIAN IAB (V)

This refreshing dip made with yogurt and fresh herbs is the perfect accompaniment for all finger food

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Try Some Street Food

MALAWIAN SWEET POTATO CAKE (V)

One of the staples from Malawi, the sweet potato, receives a modern twist

TUNISIAN PRAWN BRIOUAT

Briouats translates into “little Parcels” and are enjoyed all over North Africa and can be filled with savoury or sweet fillings

Vegetarian option: Tunisian carrot, potato and garlic briouats

MOZAMBIQUAN CHILI CHICKEN WINGS

This Mozambiquan specialty honours Portuguese seafarers who sailed around the African continent during the 16th century searching for gold, precious stones, ivory, amber and spices. Enjoy with the Ethiopian IAB to calm the fire

Vegetarian option: Kenyan irio patty

SOUTH AFRICAN LAMB AND SPRINGBOK SAMOOSAS

Variations of these crisp pastries can be found throughout the Middle East and Northern African countries, including South Africa. We fill ours with minced organic lamb and springbok

Vegetarian option: South African pea and potato samoosas

SOUTH AFRICAN CHUTNEY (V)

“Blatjang” or fruit chutney is the pride of the Cape Malay Cuisine and is the ideal relish for the samoosas

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Mains, Served African Style, A Feast to Share

TANZANIAN FISH CURRY

With freshwater lakes on its Western and Northern borders, and Indian ocean to the East, Tanzania has an abundant selection of fish dishes. This one is delicately flavoured with coconut milk and fresh spinach

Vegetarian option: Tanzanian vegetable curry

GHANAIAN PEANUT CHICKEN

Recipes like this one have crossed the borders of many African countries to broaden our culinary repertoire. Organic free-range chicken breasts are cooked in a rich creamy broth with crushed peanuts and tomatoes with undertones of garlic, ginger, chili, turmeric and fresh thyme

Vegetarian option: Egyptian red lentils

ETHIOPIAN PILAU RICE (V)

Layered rice prepared with Ethiopia’s traditional spice, berbere, and vegetables

MOROCCAN BUTTERBEAN, OLIVE AND TOMATO TAGINE (V)

All the flavours and gentle spices from North Africa are combined to create a vegetarian tagine (North African clay or ceramic pan)


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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Gold Restaurant

Address: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point, 8005

Contact Number: +27 (0) 21 421 4653

Reservations: http://goldrestaurant.co.za/bookings/.

Email: info@goldrestaurant.co.za

Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen

When one visits a specialist drinks bar serving experiential cocktails and vintage drinks, one is expected to be entertained, charmed and even surprised but what awaited us on our first visit was nothing short of amazing.

The theatre and orchestra of each cocktail being presented to us was simply and experience you cannot really describe. Definite bucket list experience if cocktails of even brandy is something you enjoy.

Oh, the Food selection is exceptionally good, freshly made, delicious morsel was the perfect accompaniment of the delicious cocktails. They offer a selection of canapés, boards, sliders, small plates to share, a kid’s menu and brunch.

Some drinks from the Cause & Effect Bar Menu.

EXPERIENTIAL @ 99.00

TABLE MOUNTAIN

KING PROTEA

THE ROCKET

DRINKATERRIUM 2.0

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: Cause & Effect Bar

Address: The Rocket Shed, 280 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,

Contact Number: +27 21 422 0266

Reservations: Dineplan

Opening times:        7 DAYS A WEEK

                                    10:00 – 12:00

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The Kind Kitchen

We ventured into unknown territory in terms of our foodie experiences and when we visited The Kind Kitchen’s branch in Constantia.  #TheKindKitchen – Woodstock officially opened September 2018 by founder by chef Jason McNamara. Recently being listed on the‘Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town listed by Eat Out and The Inside Guide in 2019, is no mean feat.

Their mantra is ‘Be Kind’ and that in itself speak volumes. Gone are the days of expecting tasteless, “cardboard” like dishes. You WILL NOT find that at #TheKindKitchen.

Here’s the dishes we ordered and loved!

The Darkside Burger Enjoy a prego style chicken burger made from homemade textured soy and basted in our spicy peri peri sauce, loaded on a Charcoal Bun with mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, gherkins, onions, melted cheddar cheese and hand cut fries.

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The Badass Beyond Burger Enjoy the epic Beyond Burger basted in our own tangy bbq sauce on a soft bun of choice with mustard, mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, gherkins, red onions and melted cheddar cheese on your Choice of bun: Sesame, Activated Charcoal, Turmeric or in a Gluten Free Wrap

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Really Lucky Fish Burger A fillet of fish made from banana blossoms, nori and sea vegetables to create a deliciously kinder version which we deep fry in a beer batter and then top it off with a dill tartare sauce, mustard, tomato, onions, cos lettuce and homemade hand-cut fries on a Turmeric Bun. (Turn into Fish n Chips without the Bun if you’d like)

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Loaded Jalapeno fries

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GF Choc Cake Brownie

Carrot Cake Tart

Peanut Butter Cups

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Written for JAR Photography by René Mesias-Petersen

Photography for JAR Photography by Jason Dubbz Petersen

Name of Restaurant: The Kind Kitchen – Constantia

Address: Constantia Uitsig Farm, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia7806

Contact Number: 064 554 9116

Reservations: dineplan.com

Opening times:

  • Tue to Fri: 6:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Sat to Sun: 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Mon: Closed