Belly of the Beast

5 Reviews
Contemporary fare, Fine-dining food, International, South African
Phone Number 0762205458 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.45pm


Menu - Inquire At The Restaurant


Lunch R650; Dinner R850
Contemporary fare, Fine-dining food, International, South African
1 x 750ml bottle per table @ R100
Lunch R650; Dinner R850
Groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Serves food, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Owner's description

Chef's Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart:

We offer a tasting menu for lunch and dinner in our 30 seater restaurant.

There are no menu options or set amount of courses. All you do is show up and trust us to satisfy with our seasonal fair. We source from local sustainable producers and use every part of the animal.

You can expect some dishes that might test your boundaries, but we always balance our menu so that everyone will enjoy the experience.

The 30 seats make for a very personal dining experience, as we do everything from cooking to serving our food.

Belly of the beast works on online reservations only. a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    We were invited as part of a party of 12. What a spectacular evening. The best food and wine pairing I have experienced and tasted in a very long time! Long live Belly of the beast! Xxx
    What an amazing experience! Anouchka & Neil are Alchemists Supreme! Wow Wow Wow
    One of the best eating experiences I have had. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding - warm, friendly and informative but never overbearing. Highly recommend.
    My absolute favorite restaurant in Cape Town! We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Belly of the Beast earlier this year. The smallish space is very stylishly decorated and has an open plan plating area. Dinner starts at 7pm sharp for everyone,and no changes can be made to the set menu (unless you notify them of allergies beforehand) Very friendly, professional service, without being too chummy and obvious. The set menu is such great value for money (R599 per person) I LOVED every single dish, which is very rare, but the dessert was the overall winner. I love their no-nonsense approach to dining and we'll be back for every special occasion in the future
    Last night we went on an unforgettable food journey at Belly of the Beast. This unusual restaurant has no menu and no set number of courses - you just make sure you're there by 7pm, and course after course flows out of the kitchen to delight. The surprise element was really special - other than a chalkboard at the entrance with a few random words, you have very little idea what's being served that evening until it arrives at your table. Each course was memorable: tempura green beans to get the taste-buds going, next an unbelievable bread course of sourdough roosterkoek and oil bread with snoek and chicken pate, next mussels with a spicy salsa, then tongue with sweet mustard, before the delectable oxtail with risotto and ending with tipsy tart and salted caramel ice-cream. WOW! It was truly special. The service was also impeccable, attentive and personal, with an enjoyable wine list. I would go back in a flash.