We have been to Karibu a few years and I distinctly remember going back for the bread rolls they were divine, so see they were on the list for Restaurant Week, we were excited.
Having arrived at Karibu, we were seated and handed the A la Carte Menu, I quickly advised that we were there for Restaurant Week and should it not have a different menu, after a lot boring back and forth and having numerous people involved, the issues was resolved. I felt so bad for the manager and staff as they haven’t been informed, but shame they were all very apologetic as well as the head chef, so after a “bumpy start” we were ready to get on our way.
RESTAURANT WEEK MENU
3-COURSE SET DINNER MENU – R300 PP
CRAYFISH BISQUE – A creamy crayfish and tomato soup with Pernod.
BOBOTIE SPRINGROLLS – Bobotie springrolls lightly fried and served with chutney and banana and yoghurt.
SNOEK PÂTÉ – An exquisite
experience of the Cape’s best – a traditional Cape fish pâté, with crostini or
OSTRICH FILLET – From the Karoo – healthy, lean and tasty – grilled and served with a sweet onion marmalade sauce.
KAROO LAMB BREDIE – A
succulent Karoo lamb stew served with savoury or basmati rice – a recipe handed
down from generation to generation.
CHICKEN SCHNITZEL – Juicy crumbed chicken fillet, pan-fried to perfection and served with a mushroom sauce and potato wedges or savoury rice.
VEGAN BOBOTIE (V) – A
traditional South African dish made the vegan way with a combination of Cape
Malay spices, lentils and fruity chutney, topped with a coconut turmeric cream
and baked to perfection.
V & A CRÈME BRÛLÉE – A Karibu speciality infused with Amarula and topped with caramelized berries.
ICE CREAM & HOT CHOCOLATE
SAUCE – Vanilla ice cream topped with our Karibu caramel chocolate sauce.
MILKTART – An old family recipe – cinnamon infused custard tart.
The starters were delicious with a capital D, we choose the Crayfish Bisque and the Bobotie Springrolls.
The ostrich fillet was cooked
to perfection, very succulent and the marmalade sauce was the perfect
That Chicken Schnitzel with
the mushroom sauce definitely made my Top 10 list of best Chicken Schnitzel’s.
Desserts were the Crème Brulee
and Milktart, both yummy in their own right.
All in all, after a bumpy
start Karibu’s food and team redeemed themselves, well done!
Having very rarely venturing into the Plattekloof area, we were pleasantly surprised at De Grendel Wine Estate. We have had the pleasure of sampling their wines on occasion but never visited the farm.
main dining room is a lot more formal but the waitstaff and views make up for
that. Let me just say there is nothing wrong with formal and they do it well.
For a more relaxed atmosphere the bustling tasting room would do the trick and
if the number of guests at both tasting room and the restaurant is anything to
go by, they do both well.
friendly and very knowledgeable waiter Fiona was always n hand to guide and
advise. Their bread course even though just a slice person, I would have
happily bought a loaf.
The Prawn dish with Smokey tomatoes was a winner as well as the Beef Fillet.
were quite generous and sadly we were to full to even sample the dessert.
also tried the Amandelboord Pinotage 2017 and the award winning Rubaiyat 2015
our favourite between the two was the Pinotage.
a stickler for a pretty bottle I had to sample the Three Spades Cider. I am not
a cider drinker but this one was incredibly smooth and the first cider I
managed to finish, perhaps it was the five varietals of apples used to produce this
all, we enjoyed the visit and will go back, I would however suggest that the
staff explaining your dishes try a little harder than simply reading from the
menu, other than that a good time was had.
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.
hotel is right and the end of the road and adjacent to an Atrium with little
stores including a salon and Bootleggers.
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.
Light and fluffy mascarpone, Disaronno Amaretto, Espresso, Tonka bean and vanilla
& honey parfait, Espresso Anglaise
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!
Having never visited the Lord Nelson Restaurant, we were excited by the prospect, as we have already visited Planet Restaurant as well as having visited the Chef’s Table, which we have loved by the way.
What a start to our Restaurant Week journey, our host, waiter and all the staff at the Belmond Mount Nelson, made us feel extra special and the ambience and dishes were all top class.
We already planning our next visit and for R400 p/p you certainly will not be disappointed. Do yourself a favour and make your reservation today!
RESTAURANT WEEK MENU -R400 per
spicy raisins, fresh grapes, smoked date purée, almonds, labneh
What pleasure this was…certainly a good place to visit after work on a lazy Thursday evening. We arrived a little early and was shown to the upstairs bar area to enjoy a refreshing drink before we commence with dinner.
For an establishment which only opened its doors at the end of November, they certainly were busy. An eclectic mix of Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Cuisine, there is something for everyone, and I personally loved the large selection of vegetarian options.
The idea is to
order a few options from the too share menu and then select your protein, but
we just did our own thing and they didn’t frown upon it.
Its very hard
to decide on a clear favourite, everything was amazing, even the Sardines which
is not my favourite but one of Jason’s and according to him one of the best…
We were not surprised to find out who the chef was part of the Springbok Team, they have some serious skills with the open flames. The portions are large, very good value for money. Presentation of each dish was impeccable.
The bar has a very large selection of whiskey and of course no whiskey bar would be complete without a cigar selection and they have that box ticked too. I must add they have some yummy cocktails and I already have a favourite “The Diamond Ring”, because after all, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”
Managers and Hostess were all very attentive and you felt looked after even
though the restaurant was filled.
planning our next visit, hope you will too…Let us know what your thoughts are.
Chef Ash Heeger, has done an amazing job with this new venture of her’s. Having visited Ash Restaurant previously, we were excited to see what had been tossed and what had stayed.
Everything is new, the
space is fresher and more open, loved the furniture!!!! The food, oh my word, I
have no words…superb, amazing, tasty, appetizing, scrumptious, yummy, luscious,
delectable, mouth-watering all of that and a whole lot more.
You literally didn’t want to finish any dish, everything was delicious. Watching Chef Ash and her team meticulously produce plate after plate of excellence was again like watching a orchestra perform and as the audience the ‘music’ was 5 star.
We would highly
recommend a visit to Riverine Rabbit, you WILL NOT be disappointed.
They have three menu option to choose from
3 Course Menu
Full Tasting Menu
Reduced Tasting Menu
They also offer
Vegetarian & Pescatarian options as well.
As we get ready to ring in 2019, lets reflect on the year that was 2018.
For us a JAR Photography we are truly blessed to be able to turn a hobby into a business and then spread the blessings to those less fortunate.
This year we had our second Fundraiser and successfully raised funds for all three beneficiaries. Its both an honour and privilege to be able to touch the lives of both young and old by way of this page.
6. Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia, Cape Town) ✔
7. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria)
8. Camphor’s at Vergelegen (Somerset West)
9. Jardine Restaurant (Stellenbosch) ✔
10. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Constantia, Cape Town) ✔
11. Fermier Restaurant (Die Wilgers, Pretoria)
12. Jordan Restaurant (Stellenbosch)
13. Foliage (Franschhoek)
14. Le Coin Français (Franschhoek)
15. The Chefs’ Table (Umhlanga, Durban)
16. Chefs Warehouse at Maison (Franschhoek)
17. La Tête (City Bowl, Cape Town) ✔
18. Overture (Stellenbosch)
19. The Shortmarket Club (City Bowl, Cape Town) ✔
20. The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock, Cape Town) ✔
The highlight being that we secured a booking at The Restaurant at Waterkloof weeks before the awards and when they won, we were so excited, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. What an experience! Worthy of the No 1 spot!
The year we also got to enjoy a few nights at the One and Only Hotel Cape Town and can I just say, I always knew they we great, I mean they are the choice of many a famous person. We visited all the restaurants and spent a day at the spa, total bliss, for 48 hours we felt like someone famous 😉
Deciding on our TOP 10 for 2018, wasn’t easy, so we have a bit more than 10….
• Tinstwalo Atlantic
• La Tete
• Reubens at the One & Only
• Nobu at the One & Only
• Janse & Co
• La Colombe
• Upper Bloem
• The Granary – Silo Hotel
• Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House
• Greenhouse – RW
• Le Petite Manoir Restaurant
• Chef’s Table at the Mont Nelson Hotel – RW
• Buitenverwachting – RW
• Waterkloof Restaurant
Below is a list and some links to all the Restaurants visited in 2018