Let them eat at La Tête

Let them eat at La Tête

Image credit: Claire Gunn Photography

Bree Street has welcomed a nose-to-tail eatery for your experimental enjoyment.

La Tête – a French bistro on  Bree Street’s ever expanding foodscape – opened today! Think fresh, seasonal fare that focuses on the nose-to-tail philosophy (of using every part of the animal, leaving nothing to waste).

At this stage, it’s only offering lunch and dinner, though breakfast might also be on the cards once the team has found their… feet  (pun intended).

Edwardian era

Opening in the space formerly occupied by Orinoco on 17 Bree, La Tête is chef Giles Edwards’ first restaurant venture. Formerly of Woodstock’s Salt Cellar, chef Giles has worked under Fergus Henderson at St John, his famed nose-to-tail London eatery, for the past decade. Before that, he enjoyed stints at J Sheekey, Convent Garden’s seafood restaurant, and Cape Town’s own Beluga, where he trained.

Meaty menu

As a nose-to-tail restaurant, the menu bears a strongly meaty emphasis, featuring beef and lamb, as well as seafood. Expect mussels with bacon and cider, mint-and pork terrine, fresh bread-and-octopus salad; and beef-and-kidney pudding. Partly inspired by the French style of preparing farm-to-fork food, the experimental menu will change its offerings daily. Chef Giles realises that the nose-to-tail concept is quite something for diners to digest, so he wants to educate the public on this way of cooking (and eating) by showing that there’s for nothing to fear – no matter which parts of the animal are used.

Sweet treats

On the dessert menu, expect delicious dishes such as poached guavas, chocolate pots and plum pavlova, to name but a few mouth-watering treats.


For the opening week, La Tête is offering 30% off all meals. Book your place at reservations@latete.co.za and, as they say at La Tête, be part of Cape Town restaurant history…

Opening times
Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 11pm
Saturday, 6pm – 11pm

Contact 021 418 1299, reservations@latete.co.za, info@latete.co.za
Where to find it 17 Bree Street, Cape Town


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Time of publication: 28 November 2016

2 Responses to “Let them eat at La Tête”

  1. Kathryn

    What an amazing dinner experience last week. Salt hake, potato and dill salad was sublime followed by angelfish with samphire and cucumber salad. A definite must try restaurant for dinner! Looking forward to popping in for lunch when they open tomorrow.

  2. Marc

    Best restaurant and eating experince I have ever had. World Class


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