I have been going to Paranga for years, every year it seems like the food becomes pricier and the quality drops. Not only were we not advised of the price of a small piece of tuna for R240, but it was also dreadfully average. The "new chocolate dessert recipe" was so bad that even the manager mentioned how "disgusting" it was after tasting it. They mentioned that they had had complaints about the dessert before yet nothing has been done about it. Apart from the view and the ambience I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There is serious need for improvement.
The best place to be when the sun is out! Nothing better than a gorgeous cocktail, kick-ass tunes and a beautiful sunset!
Delicious food, but it comes with a price. Still, a favorite
In general Cape Town restaurants have great service - and food! We have moved here from overseas, and really enjoy the South African hospitality. But there are exceptions. Like Paranga in Camps Bay. This is a wonderful spot for sundowners. But when it comes to eating it is not up to standards. In short - a tourist trap. Expensive, very average food, very uneven level of service and Paranga leaves you with a feeling of being one of many - not nice. Especially being one of the Camps Bay locals. Having avery pricey menu, and an attitude of being "upper crust" you expect gourmet food and great service. Our experience is slow service, very pricey seafood (Parangas speciality), very standard salads, meat, fish, sushi etc. Also, we asked for extra chopped chillies - and were charged R20(!) extra for a tiny little bowl of some green pieces of dry chilli. It took forever to get the bill, and the cappucino was totally lacking crema and the foam was thin. Bad. Unfortunately Paranga attracts lots of tourist, and I'm afraid they walk out of there with a bad impression of South Africa's restaurants - and locals should avoid completely.
Warm up to a two-course set menu at R240 per person, or get three courses for R290. Highlights include beef carpaccio, slow-braised beef short rib and glazed lemon tart. This special is available both lunch and dinner until 31 August.