Ginger The Restaurant

Ginger The Restaurant
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R165 avg main meal
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Mediterranean, Modern, Seafood, Steak
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Critic's review

Petro Lotz


Whether you visit during the day, and gaze out over the sea, while eating the freshest fish with flavours of caper, lemon and feta, or delectable mouthfuls of exotically spiced strawberry-and-cranberry cheesecake, or at night, exploring burst after burst of flavour, your cup cannot but run over with bliss here. Inventive salmon dishes always appear on the menu, this time cured with chamomile. Another adventurous starter is the beetroot-and-chocolate risotto with a chevin-and-thyme mousse, while a fresh rethink of Cajun calamari includes mango, chorizo and fresh coriander. Vegetarians are treated to the roast veg Wellington, accompanied by tapenade, smoked moutabal and a ratatouille purée. Fish lovers might want to try the seared tuna with vanilla puttanesca. Meat eaters won't be able to refuse biltong-infused fillet of beef on vanilla mash with honey-and-cumin carrots, finished with a dash of chimichurri. Try the roast ginger and thyme brûlée for afters.


The wine list warrants a few minutes’ perusal. It contains heaps of information on food pairing, wine terminology and ratings. It's an exciting compilation, with some great options available by the glass. There is a separate list for magnums and a number of international stalwarts, too. The bar also stocks some artisanal gins and brandies and produces amazing cocktails, and for those skipping dessert, the butternut or chilli and chocolate don Pedros are always possibilities.


Service is efficient, sophisticated and generally well informed. Drinks orders sometimes tend to be on the slow side.


Ginger is all glass and muted lighting, with textured, opulent neutrals on the upholstery and walls. The different levels give a measure of privacy without affecting the lovely open space. The veranda is great in nice weather.


The crockery is gorgeous.

(October 2017)

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  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food


  • Accepts credit cards
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Dress code
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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