Chef Mike Basset continues to impress with his deft fusion cuisine. The great-value, seven-course dinner tasting menu (with optional wine pairing) showcases his seamless combination of ingredients from east and west, with most of these items available on the à la carte menu, too. Start with the likes of salty Bosmans air-dried ham with creamy Puglia burrata, truffled white peach and preserved yellow tomato. It’s so good you'll want to lick the plate clean.
The grilled, hand-diced Woodview Wagyu with porcini dust and tomato chipotle is a strong act to follow, as is the squid-ink spaghetti with salmon ‘bacon’ and yuzu pearls that explode in the mouth, cutting perfectly through the fish's salty richness. For mains, choose between the likes of chimichurri beef with white mushroom ‘mac and cheese’ sauce, bone marrow, oxtail jus and crisp potato ‘laces’, or Vietnamese aromatic lamb with an Asian-pear dipping sauce and red cabbage purée.
Desserts change often, but you might encounter the likes of sago pudding with passion-fruit sorbet, meringue shards and toasted coconut, or a chocolate mousse dome with banana caramel and sorbet, marshmallow, burnt white chocolate and caramel pearls.
An excellent selection of local wines, MCC, French Champagne and spirits, plus artisanal beers, cocktails and soft drinks.
Attentive, friendly and knowledgable.
Myoga is a modern, stylish space with a view into the circular open kitchen.
Stay overnight at the hotel and visit the spa the next day to relax.
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Wonderful eating experience
My husband and I regularly go to Myoga and have always enjoyed the high standard of food, the wonderful selection and the ambience. It really is a treat. But last night was a great disappointment. The menu has 10 options (despite the gorgeous pictures of previous dishes on the Facebook page). The idea is that you chose 5 of the 10 options. The problem is that the menu is extremely limited! I am pregnant and the only item I could have off the menu was the risotto. It was nice, but for an upmarket restaurant it left much to be desired. We have recently been to a number of other good restaurants in the area and every single one of them has made a plan to substitue or accommodate me. Except Myoga. I think with the great selection of up and coming, trendy restaurants we have here in Cape Town, it's best to give this one a miss until they have updated their menu and changed some options-it is very dated. They used to have a really amazing 7 course tasting menu with about 3 or 4 different options for each course. The new 10
Option menu really did not have very exciting dishes at all. We will not be returning.
We had very high expectations based on the last time we were there.
We opted for their 7 course winter special with the wine pairing and all 4 of us unanimously agreed that this was an amazing experience and worthy of 5 stars. The food was excellent, an exciting journey through a variety of dishes.
Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff.
Our waitress was also very friendly and accommodating.
The only suggestion I would have is for adventurous tasters to stick to the wine pairing, but for the average person like me to rather stick to wine that you love, because even though the pairings were great, I wasn't a fan of at least 3 of the wines, which I blame on my uncultured palate ;-)
The Somelier was very knowledgable - we assume as he rattled through the wines, origin, climate etc etc...but I felt he was quite rushed in his summary and juggling of bottles. Romancing the story and taking your time does wonders to the palate!
Thank you for an amazing evening and we look forward to returning soon!
We often dine Myoga and have come away every time on cloud nine, what a culinary experience.
Mikes new Sunday Buffet had over thirty dishes to die for, well done Mike and team, this made our Sunday which we finished off with a lazy stroll though the most amazing gardens of the Vineyard Hotel.
Impeccable service and friendly staff, great food and exquisite views. I will definitely go back.