Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Backyard Grill & Lounge Sea Point

This eatery off the Main Road in Sea Point has such a narrow entrance you may miss it unless you happened to be walking right past, which is exactly how I came across it the other day. I poked my head inside and had a walk through the long narrow restaurant to find a lovely open courtyard with big braai area and undercover bar/lounge at the back.

The decor was rustic, cute and inviting. But is this such a novel cool idea?
Let's put it simply:
You arrive, you choose your cut of meat (or meats), ranging from beef sirloin, rump, rib eye and fillet to lamp chops, boerewors, chicken kebabs or peri-peri chicken wings (plus more!). You pay per weight of each item, declare how you would like your meat done and order a side or two of either salad, mielies (corn), potatoes etc to go along with your main dish.

The chefs then braai your cuts of meat on the open flame grill, where you are welcome to watch (and drool).

So when my German friends arrived in Cape Town and wanted to go for dinner, I thought this would be such an awesome spot to treat foreigners and introduce them to one of our favourite ways of cooking. If you are a big group, the eatery will organise 'meat platters' with sides according to a price per head. We went for R100 per head and had a great mix of meats and sides and none were left hungry!

Corkage is R35 per bottle, although they do have a small wine list and a fully stocked bar.

Perfect for: Those of us who love braaing (aka all South Africans), this is the perfect place to meet up with friends if you don't have a braai area of your own, but are craving some of that flame-grilled goodness...

72 Regent Road
Sea Point, Cape Town
021 433 1296

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