The a la carte menu offers a range of consistently delicious, classic bistro, exquisite French fare. Slurp up a bowl of authentic French onion soup for starters. Silky smooth caramelised onions swim in a rich, flavourful beef broth and it’s gratinéed with Gruyère cheese croutons. The duck rillettes are a delight, served with Gem lettuce, tart and tangy pickled veg, and cherry jam for sweetness. If seafood is more your thing, try the rock oysters or salmon gravadlax instead.
The steak frites (French for steak and fries) is a brasserie classic, and judging by the perfectly cooked sirloin (300g), has been lovingly tended to. The crispy and delicious pommes frites are in a league of its own. The Béarnaise is rich, smooth and creamy and takes the steak to new heights. The duck à l'orange is pull-apart tender and tasty, served with baby carrots and braised shallots. If the hunger pangs have got the better of you, however, go for the Karoo lamb rump. It comes complete with wild mushrooms, veal sweetbreads and celeriac purée, which is silky in texture and deliciously subtle in flavour. The plats du jour menu goes from pork schnitzel on Mondays to moules marinières (mussels) on Fridays.
Dive into the classic crème brûlée for a sweet ending, where you’ll find velvety, vanilla-flavoured custard beneath the burnt caramelised bits. It’s served with macerated berries with an almost unnoticeable hint of black pepper.
The small but stellar selection of wines has been carefully chosen with the menu in mind.
Excellent all-round. Staff are professional, helpful and knowledgeable about the dishes and drinks.
Compared to the riot of colour in the bar and private members’ club, the brasserie favours a more neutral colour palette, contrasted with splashes of colour. It’s sophisticated, stylish and eclectic at once – perfect for a fancy date night or dinner with the in-laws, if you’re looking to impress.
For the privileged few, the private members’ club allows access to the private bar, lounge and outdoor verandah, including a screening room, huddle room and cuddle room.
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