GOLD Restaurant draws from styles of cooking from the far north of the continent in Egypt through to Tunisia and right down to the Cape, all highlighted in a 14-course set menu. Expect flavours ranging from hot and spicy to soft and gentle. The Xhosa pot breads are heaven, as are the Tunisian potato and garlic briouats, very much like our samosas, nice and crispy. Mozambican peri peri chicken wings are well known to us here, a South African favourite.
Mains include options like Tanzanian mango and lime free range chicken – fragrant with coriander and ginger – and our own Cape Malay seafood curry with kingklip and prawns – which is also available in a vegetarian version – have fans from all over the world salivating when they remember their meal here.
The wine list is adequate – well-priced, with some options by the glass, even though beer is the right thing for this kind of cooking.
Warm and friendly in the African manner with just the right amount of pizazz to keep it aloft.
Don’t be put off by the obvious tourist slant – this makes a wonderful evening with drumming, indigenous music and dancing. Obviously not the place for a quiet tête a tête but not so raucous you can’t hear yourself speak.
Make up a party – take friends. It's a must for any visitors.
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