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Myoga Restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel & Spa

Myoga Restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel & Spa
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  • Phone Number 0216574545
  • Location The Vineyard Hotel & Spa, 60 Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town
  • email eat@myoga.co.za
  • Website URL http://www.myoga.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 11.30am to 1.30pm; Sundays closed

    Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30pm to 10.30pm; Sundays closed

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Cost
R350 5-course tasting menu
Ambience
Classic elegance
Food
Buffet, Modern
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

John Maytham

Food
Chef/patron Mike Bassett is now more involved with Myoga on a day-to-day basis than was the case for far too many months. And that hands-on involvement pays dividends in a sharper menu focus, a greater flavour harmony, and more committed staff. The philosophy remains ‘east meets west’ and a very contemporary culinary imagination blends the two corners of the globe in a spicy mélange of the highest quality. The seven-course tasting menu, with five options per course, remains exceptional value at R365 (R650 with wine pairing).

A palate tickler of barley oats ‘porridge’ with miso milk sets the bar very high. It’s a dish of almost impossible silkiness that includes all the members of the onion family and lots of butter and parmesan. The Korean pork belly is richly, smokily tender; the shucked oysters come with a tartly delicious oyster lemonade; the Angus beef fillet almost traditional with roasted bone marrow, béarnaise and ox tongue croquettes; and the show stopper dessert is the Death of Strawberry Shortcake with a topping of strawberry candyfloss that melts when the warm strawberry sauce is poured over, revealing the sweet treasures underneath.

If seven courses seem too much, the a la carte menu contains many of the dishes that feature on the tasting menu. Hope and pray that the 18-hour ginger lemongrass lamb is available. The vegetarian options are limited but delicious.

Drinks
This very good wine list has well-chosen examples of both the well-established and the innovative parts of the industry. The wine pairings are generally excellent and, when they are not, the affable waiters are knowledgeable enough to suggest an alternative.

Service
The welcome at the front door is warm – and warmth and efficiency remain the key words through the eating experience. Product knowledge of a complex menu is excellent.

Ambience
After a revamp, Myoga welcomes with a light, white space.

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A walk through the exquisite gardens of the Vineyard Hotel provides a gentle appetite stimulant before lunch or a summer dinner.

(September 2016)

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  • John Maytham

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    The best way of getting to grips with chef Mike Bassett’s food is to order the seven course tasting menu. The most recent iteration is called ‘four corners’, and shifts from the traditional east-west fusion style of Myoga to a more contemporary global cuisine. There are four options per course, and you’ll find a (high) base level of imagination and technical competence in everything served. Plating is uniformly superb, but some dishes excite the palate more than others. The caramel soy pork belly is especially good; the star anise apple puree and Sichuan pepper dipping sauce firing through the unctuous richness of the belly. Hake gets a gorgeous fried batter treatment, and is spiced up with XO sauce and a tart lemon apple gel; duck breast and slow cooked leg are darkly tasty and given a Mid-Eastern injection of dates, capers and olives. Less successful are the heirloom tomato ‘salad’ (essentially a cold smoked tomato soup saved from blandness by toasted cheese ice cream); and the poached egg with crispy pancetta, olive caviar and truffle Chantilly. The truffle taste overpowers everything else in the dish. There are more thrilling tasting menus in town, but – and it’s a big but – there are none that give anything close to the value for money that – at R365 – this one does.

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    The wine list is excellent. The four corners of the winelands have been scoured for exciting, and often unusual, wines. The pairings suggested for the tasting menu are imaginative and successful. It would be nice to have more by the glass options though.

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    Enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The waiters really seem to care that their diners have a good time.

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    It’s a big room, vaguely reminiscent of the dining room of a large luxury liner. Not all the design elements work together. If the restaurant is not full, it can feel cavernous.

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    A suggestion: Please lose the ‘mirrors’ behind the loo doors. It’s not the view you want reflected back at you.

  • Eat Out judges

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    Myoga is the flagship restaurant of the Vineyard Hotel in leafy Newlands and boasts quite a few accolades. Chef Mike Bassett’s ambitious menu also includes a seven-course tasting menu that offers excellent value for money. There are several options for each course, so you’re spoilt for choice. Standouts include the confit duck with guanciale, and the smoked salmon with chimichurri is very well executed. A playful take on a Scotch egg, with Grabouw lamb boerewors, curry spices and hanepoot jam, is easily the most exciting dish on the menu, while an egg custard with prawns and micro vegetables is charmingly presented.

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    The stellar wine-pairing menu designed by the quietly enthusiastic sommelier Carl Davis is really impressive. It’s an expertly considered list featuring both classics and unsung heroes. Carl favours the Swartland and Hemel-en-Aarde regions and his unique approach makes the wine journey very special. His contribution is a definite highlight.

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    Exceptional: The waiters were knowledgeable and respectful, but also a refreshingly quirky and entertaining, and their recommendations are spot on.

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    The restaurant’s décor is modern and bold, with touches of gold and black. A feeling of style permeates the air.

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    The hotel also offers further dining at The Square Restaurant, with its glass roof and greenhouse feel, and a sushi bar on the premises adds to the appeal.

    (August 2014)

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    Much-awarded Chef Mike Bassett reigns supreme here, creating flawless food that is delicious and inventive without being preciousness. Asian and European influences are perfectly matched in dishes like duck spring roll with hoisin sauce, spanakopita with tzatziki, and Punjabi curried potato samoosa with homemade chutney. Standout mains include caramelised sirloin with red onion marmalade and teriyaki salmon with mild wasabi pesto.

    Wine
    A spectacular list of the Cape’s best, with the hefty mark-up expected in such a luxury hotel.

    Service
    Impeccable and polished.

    Ambience
    The historical significance of this excellent hotel, which used to be the residence of Lady Anne Barnard, has been carefully nurtured. The restaurant itself is a light and airy space. Casually elegant, it takes full advantage of the gorgeous views in the daytime.

    And...
    Check for the specials, which can be generous. (GL, October 2011)

User reviews

  • We had very high expectations based on the last time we were there. We opted for their 7 course winter special with the wine pairing and all 4 of us unanimously agreed that this was an amazing experience and worthy of 5 stars. The food was excellent, an exciting journey through a variety of dishes. Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff. Our waitress was also very friendly and accommodating. The only suggestion I would have is for adventurous tasters to stick to the wine pairing, but for the average person like me to rather stick to wine that you love, because even though the pairings were great, I wasn't a fan of at least 3 of the wines, which I blame on my uncultured palate ;-) The Somelier was very knowledgable - we assume as he rattled through the wines, origin, climate etc etc...but I felt he was quite rushed in his summary and juggling of bottles. Romancing the story and taking your time does wonders to the palate! Thank you for an amazing evening and we look forward to returning soon!
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  • We often dine Myoga and have come away every time on cloud nine, what a culinary experience. Mikes new Sunday Buffet had over thirty dishes to die for, well done Mike and team, this made our Sunday which we finished off with a lazy stroll though the most amazing gardens of the Vineyard Hotel.
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  • Impeccable service and friendly staff, great food and exquisite views. I will definitely go back.

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  • For years we ate at Mike Bassett's other venue, called Ginja. Then Mike lost interest, and so did we. Within months it closed.

    Sadly neither Mike nor his influence or genius is in attendance at Myoga. Tonight we had to wait an hour for a beef (the excuse was that the rep chef was not happy with it and it had to be redone) and a pork tenderloin which obviously was left to go stale for most of that hour. Complete with petrified potato wedges (I think),

    Myoga's days are over (sadly the hotel's customers will remain a captive audience).

    Mike has left the building.

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  • Myoga is a gem. We enjoy this restaurant a few times a year and we are never disappointed. Great setting, excellent service and the food is always spot on exquisite. This is a very good restaurant that manages to cater for a local purse without compromising on quality. We will always return and advertise this not to be missed Cape Town gem.

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  • Myoga was recommended by a close friend and we went there in 2011 for the first time. We had the tasting menu and were quite impressed with the food. We went back later that year with friends for my 30th birthday and no other restuarant can beat the service or the food we received that night. Having been to several restuarants across Cape Town having their tasting menus and none even coming close to Myoga's. Some menus even making us feel ill afterwards. So off we went to Myoga again, twice this year already to celebrate our engagement and the purchase of our new home. We've decided that Myoga is and will always be our favourite because of 3 things, the fantastic food, the great service and excellent value for money! Thanks to all at Myoga!

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  • How this place is not in the top 10 I do not know. Have you ever tasted their Gorgonzola cheese cake, it is insane. We try to go to all the top 10 and I keep going back here as to me it beats the pants off the rest. The kitchen is so calm it is unbeleiviable and you can see it even from the loo. Their 7 course menu is incredible and so well priced. Don't expect over the top finniky food but just the most sublime flavours in the universe and a great setting.

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  • This is hands-down our favourite restaurant in Cape Town. There are very few restaurants that are as committed to excellence in quality and service as Myoga is. Each course is something special – utterly delicious, exciting and unique to Myoga. The service team is superb and goes the extra mile to make your visit a “dining experience” rather than just “dinner out”, all without being pretentious like so many other restaurants. We’ve visited Myoga many times and so look forward to many more future visits.

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  • Ate there last night. This restaurant should be in the top 1O. Really impressive.

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  • Oh boy! That was quite incredible!

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  • Stunning!

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  • A must try for magical food and ambience and the best wine pairing ever.

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  • Was invited by a mate for dinner here on Wednesday evening. Having not been there since the opening a couple of years back I had no idea what to expect. Had the course tasting menu for R195. Out of the 7, 5 were absolutely brilliant and the other 2 merely very good. Driving home Seb Vettel's words into his radio to his pit crew every time he wins the Grand Prix came to mind 'now thats what I am talking about boys'. Probably one of the better meals I have ever eaten. Had the wine pairing as well but I got so wrapped in talking about the food I forgot what went with what after a while. The knowledgeable waitress whose name escapes me was always on hand to bring me back up to speed. Lovely stuff.
    Go Webber

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  • We flew down to CT from Joburg for a weekend getaway and I thought we'd try Myoga, as I'd heard good things about it.

    Let me start by saying that our dinner at Myoga now features in my top 5 meals ever eaten. Ever.

    Jo-lee was our waitress who was incredible. The service was fast and attentive but subtle.

    We decided to go for the 7 course tasting menu for R195 each. My husband also opted for the wine pairing for an additional R175 per person. It is at this point that Wesley the Sommelier came to introduce both himself and my husband's first glass of the meal - a delicious looking bubbly that had been selected for his dish.

    I'm not going to go into exactly what meals we had, because a) the list is long and b) I honestly feel that ANYTHING you order from the menu will be just as spectacular as the next dish.

    Needless to say that each course elicited more "wow's" and "ooh's" from us than the last.
    Presentation is immaculate. The flavours, while simple individually, come together to create the most intriguing combination of tastes. I've heard many a wannabe "gourmand" say this to me before, and this was the first time I actually tasted a plethora of different flavours and textures in a dish.

    To sum up, Service was incredible. Sommelier was incredible and knowledgable. Wine was perfectly paired with each dish. Food was literally mind-blowing.
    It's not the cheapest night out, but it is completely worth every cent.
    Incredible romantic night out with my husband. Thank you Myoga!

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  • Had a wonderful lunch there. Excellent choice and flavours to die for! Very knowlegeable waiter who served us a wonderful wine to complement our meal. Highly recommend and looking forward to my next meal there!

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  • Stunning!

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  • We went for dinner last night at Myoga Restaurant and tried their new 7 course special - all I can say is OMG! Chef Basset deserves a Nobel Prize for his creations. Loved the mushroom with tarragon cream, sticky pork riblet, risotto with porcini mushrooms, trout, mushroom vichyssoise and the lamb – the combinations are genius. Ginger and honey sorbet & naartjie and clove sorbet - absolutely brilliant – never expected these flavours to work so well together in a sorbet! The gorgonzola cheesecake is simply heavenly! Well done and thank you. We cant wait to be back for our next tasting. With their excellent wine selection and fantastic menu, Myoga must rate as one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Cape Town! - We’re going back for more especially the trout and we can’t wait. Myoga rates 11 out of 10.
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  • A friend and myself are visiting a fine dining restaurant every week in Cape Town, and yesterday it was Myoga at the Vineyard Hotel. I still remember the place when it was the Au Jardine. A top Restaurant in the 90s while Christoph Girault was doing his magic then! The welcome was warm and friendly. Our waitress explained us the Set menu choices in detail, course by course. Six choices per course! All for R195 and to have wines with each course another R195. So nice to see a waitron being knowledgeable and really interested in her work! We chose a Thai beef tartar as starter; the portion size was more like an amuse bouche, but very tasty! The salad/soup course was a Waldorf salad with a gorgonzola dressing, we liked it very much! Next course was a pancake cannelloni with some kind of a chicken stuffing and a bland veloute. This pasta course was missing some flavour to stand out! For a palate cleanser we got a very nice lime/lemon sorbet. Always a winner! The main course was unfortunately disappointing. Duck on spinach with sticky rice. Very salty and the duck chewy. We expected some crispy duck! For dessert we chose the grilled Camembert. Nicely presented, and again very tasty! Overall the choices of wines were very good, they all complemented the food perfectly! The service was impeccable! 11 out of 10! The food unfortunately was not on the same very high standard as the service. But this was maybe as the place was filled with groups and hotel guests. Difficult to keep the standard for 100 guests! Anyway we will be back soon to check out the new menu.
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  • An absolutely amazing restaurant! World class dining experience and excellent service from fantastic & knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend this restaurant!
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  • Best meal in Cape Town. Excellent service
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  • I often stay at the Vineyard Hotel and love the ambience there, so it made sense for me to try Myoga. Years of travelling have caused me to acquire a fear of hotel restaurants (and franchises) - but wow, was I pleasantly surprised and even blown away by Myoga. The food was fantastic with the best of fusion coming through, along with amazing inventiveness and combinations of flavours. Decor is both classic and funky, and the wine list is superb. Since my first visit, I have been back several times and have not been disappointed.
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  • It is brilliant in every way,quality of food and service remarkable.We feel the love and care and consistency,you should be in the Top 20 as you are so much better than some of them!!Your selection of meals satisfies everyone.
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  • Had a superb evening at Myoga, the restaurant is well decorated, good atmosphere and the service excellent.We decided to go for the R150 6-course special, but you can obviously go a la carte and looking at the prices, I think that the most expensive dish is no more than R 150. The wine list is extensive and the prices are OK, about 200% of retail.Claire only drinks bubbly so we ordered a bottle of Beyerskloof Pink Cape Classique most probably based on pinotage, and at only 11.5% alcohol it was not going to put us to sleep, it was an excellent choice.Now the food! 6 courses? Well, you basically have a choice of 3 dishes for each course. The first one is an amuse geuele and should not be considered as a course, lots of up-market restaurants tend to give this “compliments of the chef. My one was disappointing, being a tiny slice of some kind of garlicky tart the size of a 2 Rand piece. Claire’s was much better, a salted prawn served in a glass with a delicioussauce. The next course was soup, I chose the bouillabaisse and Claire the fresh pea soup with pancetta.Her choice was superb and really tasted of fresh garden peas. My bouillabaisse was most disappointing as a bouillabaisse as it did not taste of fish or saffron, even if it contains 2 mussels and a tiny prawn, quite nice but nothing to do with the real thing. Then came the pasta, we both chose the lamb cannelloni, here the portion was substantial and our fear of not having enough to eat evaporated. The cannelloni was cooked to perfection with lots of flavour, and they did not skimp on the lamb - after this dish I was nearly full. A lime sorbet was served (the 4th course? )For my main I chose the pork belly which was delicious, perfectly cooked but very rich.Claire had the fillet sous vide which if I understood well is cooked vacuum packed in water at low temperature overnight - this method preserves the flavors and the meat was most tender, the sauce that went with it was excellent.By then we were starting to feel that we should stop there, but could not resist trying the desserts. Claire had a panna cotta in pineapple sauce and I had most probably the best dessert in years, it was an apple and pear tart brulee.Wow! is the word to describe the taste and the sensation, perfect pastry, the finely chopped apples and pears where delicious but the brulee made it heavenly, it was served with a dash of whipped cream.So all in all the food was from good to sublime, the price R 150 unbeatable, you could not even buy 1 course at la Colombe..The total cost incl. espressos, Earl Grey and the bubbles R 505 or R 570 with tip.And as I said this is most probably the best restaurant venue I know, especially when sitting next to the window admiring the trees.My score 9.5 out of 10, if the bouillabaisse had have been better it would be 10/10!BTW the place was full so make sure to book ahead.
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  • The winter tasting menu at Myoga is yet another triumph by its captain, Mike Basset. The array of beautifully presented and masterfully paired mouthfuls left me feeling most enchanted. However, in the retrospective I would have to comment that the service, albeit professional and charming, was quite slow. I do understand that the world renowned Portugal soccer team was dining downstairs and that the back of house was probably run off their feet, but provisions shouldve been made because we all know that this was not a surprise visit to the hotel. Our first 2 courses took about and hour and a half to be served, with the wine pairing arriving half way through the intended course. This led to many conversations about fast food places between the men at our table who required immediate sustenance. Even having said all of that, the evening was great fun, the food sublime and our wine pairing was paid for by the restaurant for being late. I would certainly recommend it to anyone!
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  • “Choose to deliver amazing service to your customers. You’ll stand out because they don’t get it anywhere else.”- Kevin StirtzMy wife celebrated her birthday yesterday and my sister-in-law convinced me to choose your restaurant as the venue for the celebrations. The fact that a 300kmph wind was howling outside and buckets of rain were pouring from the dark overcast heavens could not deter their enthusiasm to ‘drag’ me to Myoga and indulge in whatever culinary delights on offer. I would much rather stayed at home. Thank goodness I didn’t...Seldom have I experienced this high level of service professionalism in a restaurant, and as a seasoned and regular traveler to Europe and the UK, I can make this judgment call. Wesley was absolutely fantastic (my sister-in-law just loved his relaxed and comforting style) with Carl’s knowledge and presentation on the selection of wines – the RAKA QUINARY 2005 and the HERMANUSPIETERFONTEIN No. 7 - unquestionably confirmed and underlined the high level of professionalism of your wonderful restaurant and its employees.I do not often write these kind of letters, but this time I had to ‘put pen to paper’ and congratulate you on a brilliant experience which we undoubtedly will repeat more often than not. We enjoyed the atmosphere, no music and excellent, excellent food. I was offered an additional portion of the calamari starter as Carl was not too happy with the portion served to his 2.0 meter 128kg customer. A small gesture, but one I will relay to many of my friends and audiences I speak to.With reference to the opening quote, you are a true servant of the customer; and I thank you for that.Kind regards,Ross, Annelize and Lareine
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  • Visited Myoga with friends just to try their winter special and what a feast we had! The menu is really mouth watering and their 6-course dinner was for me an incredible experience. The sommelier,Carl, was in high demand the whole evening. His wine and food pairing was very interesting and entertaining. I couldnt get enough of him. The choice of wine was excellent. Its nice to see busy restaurant in the middle of the week. It also nice to see chef Mike Basset in action. The food was superb. Beautifully presented, portions were enough for 6 courses to make you feel full and satisfied at the end of dinner. My favourite was the potato and leak soup, spinach and ricotta dumplings and the most tender beef fillet ever. The dessert was the winner! Ah yummy, yummy, yummy. Service...not enough waiters for busy restaurant, but overall great evening. Will definitely be back!
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  • My husband had his 30th birthday lunch at Myoga and we were very pleased! Having only eaten dinner at Myoga before we were not sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. We had the private dining room in the cellar and it was a wonderful way to socialise with our closest friends! The food was great and everyone could not stop thanking us for the incredible party!
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  • Fantastic place, my wife and I dined on the Monday evening 15th February and oh what a wonderful place to treat yourself.Sitting in the oversized chair together whilst drinking bubbly was great, the starter of scallops together with the main of duck was oh-so-amazing.We asked Carl to pair up wines for the evening and he didnt disapoint.This is definitely a special place and everyone should visit, we will be back next time in Cape Town.
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  • The sommelier, Carl, was extremely knowledgeable about both the food dishes and the wine. His descriptions definitely enhanced what turned out to be a memorable meal. We will certainly be returning to Myoga in future!
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  • I went to Myoga for the 3rd time on Friday - taking a friend there for her 40th, as I have always really loved it there The food was the worst Ive ever had there and my friend and I left disappointed. The starters were oily (soft shell crab), the main course overcooked (the fillets), the service was adequate, but the waiter was inexperienced. What a pity, as I now will never recommend people to go there or Ginja, as it ruined the celebration.
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  • We went with my parents to Myoga Saturday night because of the spring special they advertised. I did have my reservations about the dinner, as specials are normally treated as mass-mart food produced without the same quality and attention to detail as per the normal à la carte menus. Myoga’s spring special consisted of a 12-course degustation menu with wine pairings.Im not going to go into detail with regards to the food, as my vocabulary will not be able to sufficiently describe the wonderfulness of each course we had. The imagination, design and presentation used with each course were simply of extraordinary proportions. The pairings with each individual wine was also perfect in every sense, as each wine complemented the food amazingly. The service by the waiter and the sommelier was also of the best weve had during all our eats at different top-notch restaurants. We all agreed that the complete evening was absolutely magical in every sense of the word. As avid followers of Mike Bassett’s work at Ginja & Myoga, we were more than impressed again by this master and his team.We shall be back…again and again.
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  • I visited Myoga for the first time on Saturday and I must say it exceeded my expectations. I had read several great reviews about the restaurant but nothing could compare to our incredible evening! Our waitress, Taryn was extremely knowledgeable. The ambience was great ( I love the bathroom) and the food was out of this world!! From my starter (butternut soup with cinnamon ice-cream) to my dessert ( a selection of strawberry delights), I could not believe what my tastebuds were experiencing. The wine list is good but pricey. You can take your own wine but you must notify the restaurant first and can only bring one bottle between 4 people at a corkage fee of R50. I will be returning to Myoga, that is no maybe!
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  • We had the most fantastic dinner at Myoga on Saturday night. It (the Spring Special) was really superb and absolutely the best value for money anywhere.Thank you for recognising that there are serious food lovers out there who dont necessarily have large wallets but really, really, appreciate this quality of food.
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  • Stunning, food unbelivable, will be back and tell everyone how good it was.Tastes were sooo good.
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  • What a wonderful venue with fabulous food, great wines and outstanding service. Thank you so much you made our holiday. Best wishes and good luck in the future.
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  • We eat out a lot and you blew us away, wonderfull ++++
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  • Service was exceptionally poor on the nite. The excuse, everybody arrived at the same time and they had a party in the cellar. Not my problem. We were a party of 11 and all had arrived by 7,45. Mains were served at 10,15pm. We had to remind the waiter on a few occassions of drinks we had ordered. Starters were very good. Some of the mains were however not so good. First we were told that they had run out of duck and two of the party were requested to change their orders. A few minutes later they miracuously found some duck. We reverted back to the duck. Big mistake. It was terrible. It was very dry - most of it sent back by one of the party. The wait for the dessert was another long affair and the wiater had to be called on two occassions to ask what the problem was. Apparently we were not the only table who complained of the poor service. I would give it a miss until I am told that both the quality of the food and the service has improved.
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  • We had an outstanding meal with well-complimented food combinations. Sommelier Carl helped turn the evening into an exceptional occasion.
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  • Good food, good wine, but service ruined the evening. I could not believe that a restaurant with such good credentials can allow for such poor service. This probably would not have been as bad if we were a small table of 4, but as a group of 9, it really was dissapointing. For some strange reason, the restaurant management do not offer a printed version of the 6 course menu, so unless you pay very close attention while the waiter mumble through the meals, you have absolutely no idea what you are having. Again, maybe not an issue for smaller tables, although we were not the only big table in the restaurant. The waiter then came around and asked for main course orders in a tone more suitable for a meal course order on a plane - beef or fish? Not a good start! The choice of wine was good, although most people at the table had no idea what Solms Vastrap, Langarm etc. was.Again, a menu outlining food and wine descriptions will make this whole experience so much more enjoyable. Sadly, I do not think I will go back - the food was outstanding, but was forgotten on the way home when everyone were complaining about the service and attitude.
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  • We took my mom out to Myoga for a meal on the first night of their winter special. It is, quite simply, the best value for money youll ever find. And excellent quality, nothing felt skimped or rushed. For R150 we got a tasty tartlet, wonderful soup and bread, a palate cleanser, great fillet with bearnaise sauce and the best baked chocolate pud Ive had in ages. We treated ourselves to the wine-pairing, and though I expected it to be a bit of a clumsy fit, we were blown away by the quality of wines (most of which received 4 or 5 stars from John Platter), and the way they complement the different dishes. Lovely service, as always. All I can say is go, go, go!
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  • We took my mom out to Myoga for a meal on the first night of their winter special. It is, quite simply, the best value for money youll ever find. And excellent quality, nothing felt skimped or rushed. For R150 we got a tasty tartlet, wonderful soup and bread, a palate cleanser, great fillet with bearnaise sauce and the best baked chocolate pud Ive had in ages. We treated ourselves to the wine-pairing, and though I expected it to be a bit of a clumsy fit, we were blown away by the quality of wines (most of which received 4 or 5 stars from John Platter), and the way they complement the different dishes. Lovely service, as always. All I can say is go, go, go!
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  • The décor at Myoga has always pleased me – the open plan show kitchen brings enough excitement, interesting interior designs, great views of the garden and the inside dimly lit, very chic, very muted with accents of Veuve Clicquot orange sprinkled carelessly. Its almost perfect except as part of their eclectic assortment of chairs, there’s this one particular design that I abhor with a passion, the chairs look better suited for a conference room – when you go to Myoga, please try and find these chairs, there’s a couple of them, and tell me if I’m being unnecessarily stodgy (If you look carefully in the images you’ll see them). Anyway we sat in one of the 4 lovely sofas with exaggerated backrest that almost touch the chandeliers in an audacious Veuve orange to match. The 6 course dinner kicked off, took a worrying start when the first course of ‘black pepper tartlet onion ragout broccoli rabe crème fraiche stone fruit chutney’ was more modest in size than a heaped teaspoon. I immediately realised I should have expected this, but after tasting it the flavours were so beautifully pungent that it made sense for the portions to be on a strict ration. The ‘pumpkin miso soup with gorgonzola croute’ & the main of ‘Kingklip, lemon verbena risotto broccoli rabe candied ginger and chilli coriander beurre blanc’ were the highlights, true culinary triumphs; the dessert was also decadently delicious. The linguine thai pesto with homemade lamb chorizo was the only disappointment and not because it was bad, but it was a tad bland and underwhelming and somewhat took away from the other courses that had been so amazing, I hope they change it. Nonetheless I shall be returning there as early as next week.
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  • Incredible flavours in everything, please do different tasting menus each month - it was mucking afazing ! Our favourite restaurant !
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  • I arrived at Myoga with high expectations on Friday 13 Feb for a Valentines dinner for my girlfriend and me. I had booked telephonically with Etienne (pardon if incorrectly spelt). Asked for a romantic 2 seater table with rose petals on the table for the occasion.The staff were extremely friendly over the phone and the attitude was identical in person. On arrival we were greeted with smiles and were seated at the bar for pre-dinner cocktails, approximately R40 each and oh so very worth it. Then we were seated on a high rise seat next to one another as opposed to opposite each other which was by far, more comfortable.We decided on the tasting menu and we were not disappointed. 8 courses each one progressing from excellent to out of this world. The service through out (Etienne as our waiter) was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and articulate and explained each course with great detail but we were still not prepared for the absolute taste extravaganza that we were about to experience before every course. By far the most fantastic place I have ever eaten and being a chef myself, I think that’s saying something. Can’t wait to go back!
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  • What do you say when one is better than the Tasting Room, one exceeds aubergine, or when one is without comparison to the Showroom?We say only Thank You!
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  • The absolute best chocolate dessert anywhere in the world. The rest was also great but I choose my meal according to the puds available.
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  • This is our absolute favourite restaurant! We love your food. Ps our waiter was on the ball and the service justs keep getting better.
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  • Its probably not often you get a completely unsolicited out-of-the- blue compliment, but having spent the last 13 years in South Africa I can honestly say last night was without doubt the best food I have been served on the continent. My hobby is choosing the best restaurants I can find in far flung parts of the world, taking my family for a holiday there and spending a few nights eating and drinking my way through their menu. Strange hobby, but I do know most of the greats around the world, I can assure you yours is one of them.
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  • YUM YUM YUM !NEED WE SAY MORE!
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  • An equisite experience!Will be back and sending the Gauteng contingent to experience this.
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  • Out of this world. everything was exceptional.
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  • excellent experience - comparable to international michelin restaurants !! will be back.
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  • Excellent doesnt do it. Outstandings more accurate.Havent had a meal like this in Cape Town in years.
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  • We had a fabulous meal. thanks to all the chefs and our host Andrew whom was just wonderfull.
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  • The decor is outstanding,the service mediocre and the food, well... very average Im sorry to say. There are a few outstanding dishes and some very disappointing dishes.The triumphs I felt were the trio of scallpos and the linefish special of the day, which was Kabeljou set on a bed of linguine, surrounded by a mushroom broth accompanied by two spheres of carrot and mange tout, of which I feel added nothing to the dish except a wow factor in terms of gastronomy and were completly void of the flavours I have mentioned . The attempt at presenting the salmon dish as a desert is clever but the follow through of flavour with each ingredient is painfully amiss. There is a lingering in my mind that the ideas behind each dish sound wonderful and youd be a fool not to try such a combination of flavours but the follow through in taste was unfortunately, much to be desired.
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  • Wow, Mike does it again.just superb.the food the service the ambianceeach mouthful is an experiencewhat else is there to say but exquisite
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  • Myoga is beyond! The beautiful plush decor and professionalism which the staff display set the stage for the taste sensation to come. As a table of 4 enthusiasts, we were able to experience a variety of flavours, each individually delicious. The trio of salmon was my favourite, followed by the trio of scallops. I selected the grilled Norwegian salmon as my main course, which was one of the less exotic offerings on the menu, but simply marvellous! The black marlin and veal were other favouries at our table. The menu allows you to play around between having 2 starters or a starter and a desert (should you elect the 3 course option) and I am by no means disappointed that I opted for 2 starters. We couldnt help but be suprised at the collaboration of unexpected flavours and compliment the chef for his impeccable creativity and daring talent!
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  • We were a party of 4 and tried the degustation menu which is excellent value for money at R275. The food was delicious - each course carefully considered and well balanced. Each one had a tiny element of originality which was interesting but didnt overwhelm the dish such as the ball of asparagus jelly, or the vanilla foam with the scallop. It was gorgeous. I think the overall experience would have been improved if each dish was properly introduced and explained by the serving staff - often they just said, your scallop. Better to tell me all the elements of the dish. The staff are good but not polished enough - our waiter was very sweet but spoke too softly and stood very far from the table so he was difficult to understand. But overall it was a fabulous experience and we had a delightful evening.
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  • An exceptional restaurant which was the pinnacle of our vacation in South Africa over the last 4 weeks
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  • The whole tasting menu was such a fabulous experience!My taste buds are eternally happy!!
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  • Unfortunately my experience of Myoga was less than excellent (see previous review) when our party of 3 dined there in January. On arrival we were informed that our table (booked for 8.30) was still occupied by other diners and it was suggested we have drinks at the bar (for which we were not charged).The wait became so long that after an hour or so, the manager suggested they serve our starters in the lounge area. Eating from the coffee tables was not ideal. It was only after we had finished these that we were able to be shown to our dinner table.Management was apologetic and we were offered complimentary desserts. However the policy of trying to turn around tables in something like 75 minutes in a restaurant of this calibre is not on.The food was fine, but actually not especially memorable possibly due to the inconvenience of having to wait so long.
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  • My favourite, and quite possibly SAs best restaurant. True excellence. Now that Richard Carstens has left Manolo, this is the most innovative dining in South Africa, well done Mike.
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  • This ones a winner ! If Myoga is not on the Top 10 list this year then our judges need their heads read!Great ambience, attentive service, and of course, food to die for. Our snotty Swedish friends could not believe that you actually ate like this in Africa. I would really struggle to come up with any criticism - other than the one wine we ordered was out of stock. Its not a cheap evening, but does deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience - and for what you get quite reasonable.
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  • Very good service from Robyn!!Abience is delightful and views are excellent.FOOD IS FANTASTIC!!
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  • Absolutely superb!! Loved the service - Bravo!
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  • We have been a party of 7 people with a huge age span from 21 to 85 and all of us have been so very impressed with the food and ambience,Except my father in law (85) was not overly happy by the Vegetarian Trio, quite boring indeed nonetheless he ate it all. We all loved the intelligently combined Salmon Trio, our son had the best duck in his 21 years on earth and our Cape Malay friend had to try the local Malay Trio and was full of praise. It is always great to find some veal on a menu and the veal on offer was a immaculately prepared. I shall definitely recommend this new gem to our guests and we are looking forward to return soon. Service was as well very pleasant and attentive.
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  • Best meal Ive had in Ten years of visiting Cape Town. Truly world class!!
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  • What a gem of a restaurant. The passion for cooking is evident in every meal we tried on the night. The presentation was beautiful and the tastes were amazing. My wife and I tried a few of the trio options which was a nice way to experience the diversity of the menu. The ambience and decor adds to a wonderful dining experience. Not a cheap night out but a real treat. ENJOY!
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  • A great experience with a passion for food. We really enjoyed our dinner.
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  • Outstanding food, perhaps the best wine list in town and attentive well trained waitrons...all in all a superb evening.
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  • Superb, innoventive, a fabulous adventure - love it!
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  • The best meal & service in South Africa - from seasoned diners from JHB.
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  • Enjoyed the new restaurant!We are fans of Ginja and were pleasantly surprised - the service was excellent. Thank you!
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  • Recommended by Ginja, who were fully booked.
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  • Ab Fab. Best in town.
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Set menu - Winter menu - Updated August 2017    

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  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
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