Enjoy a new brunch menu in the innercity courtyard of this well-heeled restaurant.
This striking Victorian building has housed many well-heeled restaurants, the most recent of which is Kloof Street House, set back from the bustling high street in a serene treed courtyard.
Inside, Gatsby-esque furnishings and finishes set the scene for a fantastical dining experience (think: lofty ceilings, deep-buttoned leather sofas and dark-wood floors) and a lush courtyard provides the backdrop for laidback brunches, lunches and dinner soirées.
The oasis-like courtyard is the only place to be on warm summer days, with fairy lights, twinkling candles and greenery creating a serene sanctuary unlike anywhere else in the city centre. Toss in a live-jazz set on Sunday afternoons from 1pm, and you have the makings of an unforgettable summer in the city.
If there’s a nip in the air, find a table in one of the intimate inside sections, where subtle candelabra lighting, candlelit tables and three crackling fireplaces create a cosy ambience.
Nothing says summer quite like an alfresco brunch with friends, which is why executive chefs Johan van Schalkwyk and Jurgen Snyman have created a simple brunch menu designed to be enjoyed under the trees at your leisure (until 4pm from Tuesday till Sunday).
Diners can expect classic brunch favourites such as eggs benedict with smoked Norwegian salmon, smoked bacon or mushrooms and spinach; a traditional breakfast with a teriyaki beef-banger twist; coddled eggs with truffle mash and wild mushroom cream; homemade granola with yoghurt and seasonal berries; and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, avo and wasabi cream cheese on toast. All ingredients have been sourced locally from boutique suppliers, or have been lovingly made inhouse.
Feeling frisky? Top off your meal with a mimosa, bellini or glass of bubbly. Alternatively, a Deluxe coffee might just hit the spot.
Alfresco lunch and dinner
The lunch and dinner menu is vast and varied, with mezze platters for sharing and a selection of dishes for vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores alike.
For starters, guests can expect pan-fried Patagonian calamari; whole-baked camembert; Chalmar beef fillet tartare; and roasted chili and garlic prawns, followed by mains of Moroccan-spiced lamb rump; lentil artichoke bake; grilled Norweigan salmon; and a beef burger; with sweet endings of sticky malva pudding; dark chocolate fondant; and salted caramel cheesecake.
See you in the courtyard!
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