All-day atmosphere at the Alphen Hotel.

Constantia, it seems, is Ground Zero for all the hot new openings… Between September and November 2016 four big-name restaurants started trading in the area – Foxcroft, La Parada, Harbour House and Liam Tomlin’s Chefs Warehouse. And, then of course, there’s Blanko, Kove Collection’s new baby. Located in the iconic Alphen Hotel, Blanko’s all-day atmosphere is just what the neighbourhood needed.

The all-white gallery-style space – with Italian marble tables, a dramatically lit-up bar, and textured furnishings – reflects head chef Amber-May Deetlefs’ culinary philosophy: “The best food not only has to taste good, it should be something sincere and uncomplicated”.

The walls of the restaurant are adorned with the art of some of South Africa’s top artists, such as William Kentridge, Brett Murray and Michael Subotzky, courtesy of Goodman Gallery. So, all round, it’s a sensory feast.

Opened October 2016
Opening times Monday –  Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm
Contact 021 795 6300,


Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive
Cape Town
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021 795 6300