There are views of Cape Town, and then there are VIEWS of Cape Town, the latter of which will blow your hair back and leave you gasping.
The Granary Café is what we’re talking about, and you’ll find it on the sixth floor of the brand-new Thomas Heatherwick-designed Silo Hotel that opened on 1 March 2017. Tastefully decked out by interior designer Liz Biden (who owns The Royal Portfolio collection of hotels), the restaurant is headed by chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert (formerly Ellerman House and The Belmont Mount Nelson), whose contemporary comfort food is pitch perfect.
For starters we shared the Endive Salad (with green apple, Parmesan and walnuts in an apple vinaigrette, R70) and Salmon Ceviche (R135, off the raw menu), whose tangy coriander pesto dressing was next level. The Steak Frites with a lip-smacking béarnaise sauce R205, was excellent, and the Tarte au Chocolate (with chocolate macarons, pot au crème and hazelnut ice cream, R85) was the best thing to happen to me all week. And if you don’t have to dash home, round off your evening with a digestif at The Willaston Bar on the same floor.
Good to know The Granary Café also serves breakfast, afternoon tea and an excellent Sunday roast.
Don’t miss the sensational rooftop restaurant, where you can order salads, charcuterie, crudité, charcoal-fired bites, and a selection of tempura to accompany the unbeatable urban panorama.
Please note The Silo Rooftop is for guests only and is open to the public by prior reservation only. The Willaston Bar and Granary Café on the sixth floor are also open to the public. Reservations at The Granary Café for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are advised to avoid disappointment. No reservations are required in The Willaston Bar.
Opened March 2017