Monday, June 14, 2010

Hot stuff

If you're looking for a fabulous dinner hot-spot (with fireplaces that is) then head to one of these venues for amazing food, great atmosphere and of course a warm welcoming...

(pics from top to bottom: Silvertree, Ricks Cafe, La Mouette, La Mouetter2)

La Mouette

Sea Point
Go For Fine dining, courtesy of London chef Henry Vigar. French cuisine with Mediterranean influences, plus top SA wines.
The Place A grand Tudor-style house (former home of the mayor in the 70s) with beautiful wooden finishes, large couches, a grand staircase (to put you to the sober test) and sweet little bar if you choose to spend the whole night drinking, not eating.
Best Seat There are fireplaces in every room (a bar area, three dining areas and a private dining room for larger parties).
On the Menu Choose the bouillabaisse or duck, and the signature ‘gin and tonic’ dessert.

Rick’s Café Americain Gardens
Go For The vibe – it’s very popular for drinking, socialising and dining (despite the name of the place, the menu is North and South African).
The Place A grand café divided into an upstairs bar (one fireplace) and downstairs dining room (two fireplaces). It's informal, comfy and cosy – a great place for lovebirds to head for dinner.
Best Seat: The table on the ground floor right in front of the flames (booking essential).
On the Menu Try the springbok wrapped in bacon or the lamb shank.

Silver Tree Restaurant Kirstenbosch

Go For Music with your meal. Intimate, acoustic concerts from July to September, featuring Karen Zoid, Boulevard Blues, Cassette and others (
The Place It's a single large room styled catering stage performances and can get a bot crowded. The long bar is very pleasant and views of the Kirstenbosch gardens can be seen form the windows.
Best Seat There’s one large fireplace at the opposite end to the stage. To best enjoy the show and warmth, sit in the middle.
On the Menu Yummy soups and the Strelitzia Stack (a tower of chicken breast, roast peppers, avo and blue cheese)

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