One of Cape Town’s most glamorous shopping, socialising and dining destinations gets a suitably stylish new addition.
It’s no secret that the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the city’s most popular spots to see-and-be-seen. Busy until late at night 365 days a year, the V&A is a magnet for both local and international style mavens, thanks to the plethora of diverse offerings, its infectious buzz and of course the magnificent Table Bay harbour and Table Mountain views.
The Harbour House Group is well versed in responding to the diverse tastes of South Africa’s socialites and foodies alike and the news that La Parada V&A Waterfront is opening is perfectly timed for the summer months, when the city’s glamazons come out to play and when tourists pour into the city. Featuring two beautifully dressed floors of dining and cocktail spaces, La Parada V&A Waterfront is a polished destination that marries thoughtfully conceived and on-trend surrounds with their much loved contemporary tapas menu.
Traditionally served in Spanish wine bars, at La Parada V&A Waterfront the tapas concept has evolved from the traditional two-bite snack experience to a more modern shared-plated offering – and people love it!
La Parada V&A Waterfront Brand Chef Roche Rossouw says “We serve everything from smart, snack style choices like prawn croquettes to more robust offerings like our famous crispy Pork Belly or our grilled cheese with ham and truffle – we cater for every level of appetite. The La Parada offering works for any time of the day and suits the brand’s diverse mix of guests”, adding “whether people are popping in for a cheeky glass of wine and enjoying sharing plates or are planning to linger longer, there’s something on the menu that matches any food mood”.
La Parada V&A Waterfront joins its sister eateries at Constantia Nek and Bree Street and like its popular predecessors, there is no doubt this convivial dining concept will fill a niche.
“La Parada is a really stylish space but the style of food makes it unpretentious too – it’s the kind of spot that’s perfect for after work drinks or to host your birthday party”, says Harbour House Group Marketing Manager, Tahlia Bester.
A new addition to La Parada V&A Waterfront is the inclusion of an upstairs private area in the design. The lounge, dining and bar concept is tucked away from the main restaurant and is a discreet, thoughtfully conceived space for guests to meet, eat and drink. A dedicated hospitality team and additional whisky bar concept will add to the exclusive ambience of this stylish space.
“It’s all part of the brand tapping into what people want – our research shows that guests want to be part of the main restaurant mix but they like the option of a more private space too”, says Tahlia.
Likewise, the interior at La Parada V&A Waterfront is sure to turn heads. An eye catching palette of wood, exposed brick, marble and tropical touches reveals a nod to current trends and the eatery’s Spanish influences while detailed patterning, lush greenery and touches of metallic are timeless additions that add more visual layers to the mix. Add in the extraordinary views of the harbour and you have a winning combination that’s sure to draw in a cosmopolitan, fun loving and food focused crowd!
La Parada V&A Waterfront opens in early November and is situated at 1 Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.laparada.co.za. To keep up to date with La Parada V&A Waterfront, follow the social media channels: Instagram @laparadaza / Twitter @LaParada_ZA / Facebook @LaParadaVAWaterfront