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Gigi Rooftop

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Modern
Phone Number 0878986000 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 7am to 10.30pm (last orders to be placed at 10.30pm; Bar remains open until 11.30pm)

Menu

Menu - Gigi-Rooftop Menu  - Updated January 2020

Details

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Food
Modern
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Coffee, Groups, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Hotel, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Reservations recommended, Serves food

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zola Nene

Food

First comes a bread plate with ciabatta, deliciously charred around the edges, and a green herb pesto and a generous dollop of anchovy aioli. From the small plates, the flavourful potato and squid with chorizo unfortunately contained a stray piece of squid ‘bone’ in our case – but the tender lamb ribs with charred corn salsa made up for it.

The steak tartare, from the ‘Big plates’ section, lacks some flavour, while the accompanying crispy potato croquette was also underseasoned. The creamy mushroom risotto has a good bite to it, although the mushroom flavour is overly subtle – still, the crunch from the toasted macadamia nuts and fresh lemon zest on top make the entire dish pop.

For dessert, the plump, crispy churros are delicious, though slightly let down by the acidity in the dark chocolate dipping sauce.

Drinks

The extensive drinks menu ranges from French champagne to local MCCs, wines and spirits, as well as cocktails and the usual soft drinks.

Service

The staff is friendly and welcoming, from the doormen to the hostess and waiters. The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items. A very pleasant experience indeed.

Ambience

The two large gentleman guards at the entrance may look scary, but they’re actually quite friendly. A lift takes you up to the stunningly decorated rooftop restaurant, with a dark wooden bar and wall giving a feeling of warmth. Through the restaurant and further up the stairs lies the oasis that is the Gigi rooftop, where you’ll find a lit-up, highly Instagrammable ‘Hello Gorgeous’ sign, surrounded by hanging basket lights and plants. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a tropical paradise.

(August 2019)

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