Obviously the name of the game here is meat. If it moos, oinks, bleats, or even clucks they have it. But, as this is Cape Town, there is a fabulous fish menu with some of the best in town right there, including Scottish salmon, langoustines, and flame-grilled Portuguese sardines.
Starters include superb steak tartare with cognac as an optional extra; steamed mussels in the shell with a heavenly white wine, cream and garlic sauce; very special lamb boerewors and lamb kidneys on a skewer; and baked camembert with a tart cranberry sauce. If you must have a salad there are ten from which to choose, including one with calamari and haloumi that is excellent.
Also available are fifteen different steak dishes done any way you would like them, with a great sauces and a starch. Or the serious carnivore can go for the kilogram of beef ribs, which are nice and sticky. Finish up with classic malva pudding or the excellent crème brûlée.
They have a spectacular wine list that includes some of the best the country has to offer, all chosen to enhance the food they serve.
Friendly, knowledgeable and professional — for what more can one ask?
The large space is cleverly laid out with quiet corners, should you want them. The restaurant seems comfortable in its own skin. They know they are doing it right and it shows.
The on-site deli and butchery carries the best of the best for you to take home.
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This has become a go-to spot in Mouille Point for all meat lovers. The food is fuss-free but always delicious, with the meat always the focus. Start with deliciously flavourful beef carpaccio, or try the baby grilled calamari for something from the sea. Mains simply have to be meaty: Select the cut and size from the menu, or choose your own piece of meat from the butcher counter. With so many cuts available, it makes the eating experience a little more exciting. The sirloin on the bone is perfectly cooked and seasoned well. The classic fillet is an intense and juicy choice, with a surprising amount of flavour. The monkeygland sauce is a mouthwatering retro addition. Sides include comforting options such as pumpkin, creamed spinach and onion rings.
The wine list is sure to please all wine drinkers with the massive and excellent choice. They even have their own label. Take a peek at the cellar to choose a bottle.
The experience begins from the moment that you are greeted at the front door by smiling, welcoming faces and it doesn’t waver throughout the dining experience. Service is attentive and precise.
A massive bull’s head adorns the bar area, and open butchery counters emphasise that this is a meat-eater’s heaven. With modern design and clean lines, the space is warm, thanks to the use of leather and good lighting.
For quality meat at excellent prices, their in-house butchery is hard to beat. It keeps restaurant hours, too, so it’s ideal for a last-minute braai purchase.
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