The Fat Zebra

The Fat Zebra
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R80 avg main meal
Café fare, Pizzas, Tapas
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Critic's review

Zanele Kumalo

Although there are other delights such as fresh Norwegian salmon and starters like spicy chicken livers, a small and unpretentious menu (one lunch and one dinner) points to the fact that the owners and chef stick to what they do best – steaks, burgers, pregos, pizzas, pastas and other café-style fare. I certainly salivated when the tasty wood-fired cauliflower came out of the oven. Note that a lot of the dishes – three out of the four we ordered – are topped with parmesan so make sure to alert your waitron should you have any dairy allergies.

The baby chicken is wood-fired and comes smothered in a homemade peri-peri sauce as well as a yummy and simply prepared coal-roasted beef fillet. The cuts of meat are tender, juicy and made exactly to your liking.

We didn’t have any space left in our full tummies for dessert but you can choose between carrot cake, cheesecake, chocolate torte and other sweet treats of the day.

Poured generously is their selection of South African wines – the perfect accompaniment to meaty dishes. If you’re looking for something else, you’ll find a choice of good beers, spirits, soft drinks and coffee (freshly roasted by 4th Avenue Coffee Roasters in Parkhurst).

The waitrons are very enthusiastic and, even though they got a few drinks orders wrong, they made up for it with their patience and charm.

The pizza oven adds to a warm and relaxed atmosphere, which creates cosiness despite the altogether bare and unassuming décor.

If the owner is there, he’ll keep you entertained with his wit and sincere hospitality.

(October 2017)

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  • A little gem in Linden. Great for an indulgent breakfast or a light lunch and a crisp glass of wine. The owner is very much present and attentive. They have a wonderful selection of gin too.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
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  • Licensed
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