A few newcomers to the Cape Town foodie scene. These are our favourites, get out there and give them a go!
The Crazy Horse
Located in Cape Town’s trendy Bree Street, The Crazy Horse is an English-style pub serving wholesome, hearty fare, as well as a wide variety of wines and local and international beers. The menu was created by well-known chef Matt Manning and has been carefully curated to fit the space’s gastronomic pub feel. The interior is luxurious, but comfortable, with leather booths, wooden finishes, and a stylish bar area.
The food offering ranges from bar snacks like pork scratchings and mustard mayo, and Yorkshire pudding with braised oxtail to lunch meals that change daily, and tasty, traditional English dinners – think chargrilled gammon with a fried egg, roasted honey pineapple and chips; and beef wellington with all the trimmings. There’s also a small dessert menu, with classics like berry trifle, chocolate pudding with vanilla cultured cream and a cheese board with figs.
Phone: 087 470 0457
This new spot in Mouille Point is an all-day eatery, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a very elegant interior. There is an emphasis on health on the menu, and each dish uses fresh locally-sourced ingredients. If you’re there for breakfast post-promenade jog, try a fresh juice and a wholesome bowl of rolled oats porridge with almond milk, tahini seeds, pear, and honey, or a traditional eggs Benedict.
For lunch or dinner, there are some lovely vegetarian options – think coconut curry with crispy tofu and shredded vegetables, or the Buddha Bowl with quinoa, kale, baby spinach, garlic, almonds, avocado, halloumi and boiled egg. Or, for something meaty, try the lamb popsicles or the sesame tuna, which is served with sticky coconut rice, wasabi aioli, coleslaw and edamame beans.
Phone: 021 204 8545
This new-ish, vibey space in Church Street, CBD, revolves around the concept of a wood-fire grill, with meat at the centre of its menu. The chefs make use of fire and innovative cooking techniques to create dishes that engage all the guests’ senses.
On the menu is the butcher’s cut of the day, which is served with textures of onion and truffle mustard, or meat-lovers can choose from options like free-range duck with carrot variations and roasted kimchi; lamb shoulder with aubergine and lentils; pork belly with apple, kale, mustard and smoked walnuts, and fresh fish cooked over the flame in corn husks, mojo verde, sweet corn textures and grapefruit.
The tastefully decorated lounge & bar area is perfect for a pre-dinner drink, watching the mixologists at work.
Phone: 021 422 3232
Seabreeze Fish & Shell
Also in Bree Street, this new seafood restaurant uses local, sustainable ingredients to create dishes that are creative and light. For starters, oysters are an obvious choice, with options from Knysna, Saldanha Bay and Luderitz at their oyster and MCC bar. There’s also a small plates selection, offering tapas like wild langoustines, seared tuna nicoise, and hake ceviche, that are great for sharing.
If you feel like something more substantial, there are options like fish pie, and squid-ink pasta, while you can’t go wrong with a simple hake and chips. The interior is done in classic blues, wooden tables, and sea-themed details, while the outdoor seating is ideal for a warm day. Don’t miss the wine menu, which has been specially designed to pair well with seafood.
Phone: 073 058 0164