Local Eats

Restaurant ramblings

Pot Luck Club

Aug
16

Every now and then I get a violent craving for an eating out experience of an international standard – somewhere I can feel transported to the beautiful eateries of London, Paris or New York City – without having to schlep there. In Cape Town, you need not look further than The Pot Luck Club – a magnificent glass zenith atop the old biscuit mill in Woodstock. It’s a proverbial diamond amongst the grit of the neighborhood, and is worth being ranked amongst the top restaurants in the world, thanks to Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ resolute energy.

Being shot up above the rooftops in the all-glass elevator delivers a wonderful sense of arrival as you emerge into this surprisingly cosy restaurant. The concept behind the food is simple; tapas style dishes showcasing an array of global flavours. Most dining out experiences leave me racked with food envy at my fellow diners wiser orders, so the idea of not having to be committed to one dish here, thrilled me no-end. There is also a personal touch at having a notepad and pencil laid before you to jot down your dishes Рa brilliant concept, as there can virtually never be a wrong order placed.

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The Bistro @ Cascades

Aug
11

At least once a week, the usual text circulates amongst my neighborhood gang with the word “Cascades”, and with empty bellies we descend upon its generous terrace for a wonderfully¬†unpretentious, relaxed meet. It’s the kind of place you can sit for hours at – whether it be for breakfast, a lazy lunch, early dinner or just a few glasses of wine – The Bistro @ Cascades on the Promenade is one of the most welcoming and consistently satisfying restaurants Cape Town has to offer.

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