Southern suburb gourmands danced a jig of joy when the Harbour House Group (which owns Tiger’s Milk, Easy Tiger, Live Bait and the Harbour House restaurants) took over the historic restaurant at Constantia Nek in October 2015 and announced plans to open La Parada! Flash forward almost a year to a very busy opening weekend at the just-launched La Parada Constantia Nek, which swung open its doors on Friday, 23 September.
But that’s not all
La Parada is not the only new addition to Constantia Nek; a third Harbour House restaurant has opened next door that will surely complement the stellar offering that the V&A Waterfront and Kalk Bay restaurants provide.
Something old, something new
Since May, the restaurant at Constantia Nek has been closed for extensive renovations. And, because of its legacy (did you know it was the oldest restaurant in Cape Town?), the architects were very careful to ensure that the upgrades did not detract from the beauty and timelessness of this grand old dame.
The century-old building’s exterior has been retained, while the interior has been lightened and modernised, and the gardens neatened, to provide even better views of the surrounding vineyards, sea and mountains.
La Parada’s new menu is bursting with a delicious variety of tapas and sharing plates, which have been carefully conceived by executive chef Martin Senekai. Do not – under any circumstances – leave without trying the Serrano Ham Croquetas (R55) served with whole grain mustard aioli! Also, perhaps don’t expect five-star service just yet. The staff is still finding its feet and its operations team is not fully optimal just yet…
Insider tip There have been a lot of new restaurant openings within the Harbour House Group: Tiger’s Milk in Claremont and Century City, as well as Easy Tiger in Kalk Bay, Bree Street, Muizenberg and now Kenilworth. Oh, and don’t forget to try Live Bait in Muizenberg, too!
(Temporary line) 076 605 3947
La Parada – 021 795 0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbour House – 021 795 0688, email@example.com
Address 1 Hout Bay Road, Constantia, Cape Town