With its ocean-facing position and fountained courtyard offering relief from the bustling Main Road, Winchester Mansions has long been a familiar Sea Point institution for those seeking a civilised reprieve. It’s a great spot to enjoy anything from chilled sundowners to a cosy meal… Or, if you’ve not yet had the pleasure, brunch at Harveys.
Upon your arrival at the Winchester Mansions, you will be welcomed into the tranquil, shaded courtyard with a glass of sparkling wine and a complimentary newspaper to peruse (if you so choose). With its palm trees, flowering bougainvillea and bubbling fountain, the courtyard lends itself to laidback meals to the strains of mellow jazz.
A spread of note
The brunch buffet, which seamlessly blurs the boundaries between breakfast, lunch and dessert, is served every Sunday throughout the year, from 11am until 2pm. Expect a smorgasbord of everything from freshly made pastries, cheeses and traditional English breakfasts to sushi, salads, cold meats, as well as decadent desserts.
Renowned local and international jazz artists perform a string of easy-listening classics while guests socialise and enjoy the delicious spread with friends and family. The Jazz brunches cost R320 per person for regular events, and R375 for special events – booking is essential.