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The Raptor Room

5 Reviews
Light meals
Phone Number 0876250630 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am to 11pm; Sundays 10am to 3pm

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Menu

Menu - Raptor room Menu - Updated April 2018

Details

Cost
R65 avg main meal
Food
Light meals
Corkage
R45
Cost
R65 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Jess Spiro

Food

Everything about the Raptor Room is a little tongue-in-cheek, including the menu. The food is described as traditional blended with quirky, and so you can find dishes such as the Benebagel (eggs Benedict served on a bagel), modern gatsbys, a mac and cheese that already has cult status, and a prego vetkoek.

They play heavily on nostalgia too – the big kids out there will find it hard to resist the updated version of fish fingers and chips. The crumbed white fish fingers with a chunky home-made tartar sauce and sweet potato fries is as satisfying as the original childhood staple.

Brunch runs into the afternoon, with the avo toast already having made a name for itself. Served on sourdough, the creamy avo is topped with soft feta, slow-roasted rooibos tomatoes, candied lemon and a sprinkling of the Raptor Room’s own dukkah. This is best paired with a serving of hand-cut fries and a fantastically garlicky aioli, to keep things from feeling too virtuous.

Sweet eaters can keep the good times rolling with a deep-fried Romany Cream – aka Romany Dream – and a chocolate Dutch baby topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Drinks

The wine selection is impressive, with names like Alphabetical, Radley & Finch and Cape Rock setting the tone. A nice mix of local beers, from independent as well as bigger brewers, includes Tafel, CBC and Union. Or if you’re really embracing the childhood indulgences, go all out with a float.

Service

The service is switched-on, welcoming and efficient.

Ambience

As a self-appointed safe queer space, the Raptor Room is one of the coolest spots in town with a clientele to match. A newly added lounge section accommodates bigger tables and the venue’s monthly cultural events.

Best for…

A casual vibey dinner.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    What epic food! A blend of southern American soul food style fare with a local Cape Town influence and a whole lot more. I need to work my way through the whole menu as it is all highly appealing. The loaded fries are a sensory explosion of calorific delight, and the Gatsby is quite simply a revelation. Get in there, get some drinks down the hatch, and come hungry.
    Love the new expanded Raptor Room! From really affordable dishes, to the quirky decor, this is one of my go-to favorites!
    A very nice funky spot with a very unique menu. The Mac n Cheese is to die for and a must have if i recommend anything to eat. The service was also really great and overall was a great experience. This small venue has a lot of life.
    Very unique food and cocktails makes for an amazing dining experience. Here is a video review: https://goo.gl/j7QqoV Here is a video playlist of my other reviews: https://goo.gl/fDWtmq

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