This stylish space is perfect for a weeknight meal with substance, or a lazy weekend brunch in the shade of the ancient eucalyptus tree on the terrace.
Tapas are popular here, with a substantial list to choose from including the likes of arancini with mushrooms and cauliflower; crumbed pork and grilled calamari with a tonkatsu sauce (the pork cutlet alone would make a substantial starter); ham hock terrine with a kohlrabi-and-apple remoulade, and whitebait with dill-and-lemon mayo. Portions are generous and you’ll easily be satisfied by ordering a selection to share. Mains on offer include grilled fish with corn-and-bacon chowder and mussels au gratin (a great flavour combination and generously portioned), gnocchi with mushrooms, baby spinach and a poached egg; Elgin pork belly with butternut, braised red cabbage and sage; and their signature chicken pie with truffle-and-mushroom sauce. Desserts include classics such as a yoghurt panna cotta, which had a pleasing tang but could have been a little firmer; crème brulée; and a flourless chocolate cake.
A well-conceived wine list with interesting red, white and MCC options, with some available by the glass and conveniently arranged according to flavour (e.g. “light and fruity”, or “fuller bodied with a dash of smoke”), beers and ciders, soft drinks, and spirits.
Friendly and laid-back.
A well-dressed space with dramatically draped curtains concealing the kitchen indoors, with some outdoor tables perfect for a warm day.
Take advantage of the tapas special, R189 for three; or opt for three courses for R250.
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