Homage 1862

Homage 1862
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R100 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
African, South African
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Jeanne Calitz

Upper Loop Street in Cape Town is not associated with much dining – perhaps that’s the reason why a worthy spot like Homage 1682, which offers delicious food in a spacious, stylish interior, remains a bit off-radar.

The woodfired grill is put to very good use here, in what is (interestingly) a vegetable-forward establishment. Peppers, eggplant, sweet potato, even broccoli – all receive a baptism by fire, to delicious effect. There are fish as well of course (the spiced salmon is on point), and a selection of meats (rib eye, lamb chops, lemon herbed chicken breast), but it’s hard to drag your attention away from all those interesting veggie dishes. They’re served small-plate style, so you can create your own veggie-lunch-from-heaven. A friend does exactly that, and generously offers bites to the whole table: grilled sweet potato with thyme and honey butter; woodfired broccoli with toasted almonds, lemon and chilli, and the happiest mielie that ever did live: roasted corn on the cob with warm spices, mayo and fresh lime – divine.

They also boast a vegan menu – plant-based they call it – with some very satisfying dishes, including a fantastically fragrant green curry with broccolini, sugar snap peas, zucchini and sweet potato in a subtle coconut sauce. Winner.

A short but sufficient wine list, with a couple of excellent selections – it’s always nice to find the Hermanuspietersfontein Bloos on the menu, for example. (One or two more MCC options would be good though.) A nice cocktail list as well, with some inventive options – even here the wood-fired theme continues, with charred fruit purées being part of the mix.

Friendly and efficient.

The vibe is slick urban oasis, with a green-hued courtyard on the bottom floor, and a rather lovely upper floor with a small bar and a charming roofed veranda to watch the world go by.

Best for...
A glorious girls’ lunch (or a bite with the boys, for that matter).


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User reviews

  • I was excited to try out a restaurant with many Vegan options. The atmosphere is very laid back and warm. The wine is great and although the food is tasty, I found that the portion sizes were quite small for everyone at the table. You'd need to order 4 or so dishes just to be satisfied at the end of the dinner and that would just be expensive. Being Vegan doesn't mean to you have restrict your food intake!
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  • My husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at Homage. The venue has a lovely ambience, and the staff were very attentive. The homemade cordial was absolutely delicious, and the Buddah Bowl salads we both had were also very tasty with an amazing dressing. My only negative is that the salad felt overpriced for the portion size. We both felt a little hungry after the salad, and given it had no meat or any particularly expensive ingredients in it, the R80 price point felt pretty steep given the small portion.
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