Outsiders can now book to enjoy this boutique hotel’s fabulous three- or five-course menu. Items change regularly, but expect treats like a ratatouille with buffalo mozzarella and pesto bursting with flavour, a roasted pepper soup that brilliantly blends spice and velvety texture, and a heavenly yellowtail with leek cream sauce.
A decent selection of local favourites, but with big mark-ups and few by-the-glass options.
Befitting the hotel attached, service is personalised, friendly and thoroughly competent.
Tintswalo arguably enjoys the most stunning natural dining location in Cape Town. Sitting pretty in an indigenous milkwood forest, diners feast on the view across Hout Bay to Sentinel Peak, waves lapping and (in season) whales breaching. The dining room itself is all elegantly weathered charm meets sumptuous luxury: 100% naturally romantic.
Come for high tea or sundowners (R250 each) to make the most of the golden-hour view. (LM, September 2010)
Wow, what an amazing experience... From the time we arrived until we left it was nothing but 5 star.The food, service and ambience were truly amazing.Well done to the Tintswalo team, we will certainly be back.
This is one-of-a-kind restaurant which caters for the public as well as the estates home owners.From walking into this exquisite boutique hotel, you will be amased at the space it presents to guests.Every last detail has been thought out with luxury in mind.What is probably the most interesting is the fish bowl effect of watching the Tintswalo Chefs team cooking up a storm through the window of the kitchen adjoining the Feedroom Restaurant.The food is magic brought to life, with its intense flavours and colour hitting you in the face to awaken you to fresh produce and a passion for eating.Its a culinary journey through the best and freshest of produce with dishes like a Prawn Boboti Springroll on a (truly South African) Paw Paw Salsa and Thai Green Curry sauce.For Mains I would recommend the Beef Fillet (or any of the Mains to be honest) cooked to perfection.The aromas floating out of this small but industrious kitchen could challenge any of the worlds leading boutique hotel kitchens.For dessert the luxurious Italian Ice-cream-like Praline Semi freddo was an absolute treat.After dessert order a foamy cappucino and watch the city light up over the night sky.Tintswalo means happiness or a feeling of gratitute. And that is exactly the feeling you will nourish upon every return to this property.