Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill at Taj Cape Town: A Braai in the City

Mint Restaurant

Fire-cooking with a cosmopolitan twist in the inner city.

With its alfresco terrace spilling out onto St Georges Mall, Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill at Taj Cape Town channels the buzz of the city centre and offers a delicious break at any time of day. As its name implies, there’s a new focus to the menu – it’s all about cooking over embers, combining Indian influences with the South African braai tradition.

Taj Cape Town: Mint Restaurant View
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Shades of burnt orange and red, warm textures, light-wood tables and eye-catching light fittings make it a pleasing place to enjoy a meal from dawn until after dark. The mezzanine tables are ideal for private dinners, business lunches or celebrations, while comfortable couch seating and suspended umbrellas turn the terrace into an ideal innercity spot to relax and watch the world go by.

The floor-to-ceiling wine wall is an indication that Mint takes its wine offering seriously, too.

All-day dining

Taj Cape Town: Mint Restaurant Courtyard

The fire-cooking theme stretches to a host of familiar favourites – with added tasty twists and local flavour combinations. Opt for a gourmet sandwich (masala steak, tandoori chicken, lamb doner, or a classic Taj club) or a burger (beef or vegetarian). There’s also pizza and salads, and starters ranging from soup and tacos to kudu carpaccio and Indian pakoras.

Taj Cape Town: Mint Restaurant Menu
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Mains are sizzlingly delicious wood-fired steaks, lamb chops or prawns, with a choice of sauces and sides, while specialities include slow-roasted lamb shank, beef riblets, sticky chicken wings, linefish niçoise, and a seafood tagliatelle or risotto.

Taj Cape Town: Mint Restaurant Curry
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The curry section (both Indian and Cape Malay) tempts diners with classics like lamb rogan josh, butter chicken and biryani, as well as a distinctively South African “bunny chow” (curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of bread).

For the perfect ending, dessert choices include tiramisu, cheesecake and a secret brownie sundae (who could resist?) – and for those without a sweet tooth, a Cape cheese board.

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The set menu special

Taj Cape Town: Mint Restaurant Dining

Amid the buzz of the city centre, the Taj Cape Town’s stylishly relaxed Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill offers a delicious break at any time of day. Perfect for business lunches, the set menu is a condensed greatest hits list of the main one – including salads and soups, pasta, fish and lamb shank – with a choice of four starters, five mains and three desserts. You can opt for starters and mains, or mains and dessert.
The special R395 per person for any 2 courses
When Ongoing

Mint Restaurant: decor

When next you find yourself in the city centre, whether for business or sightseeing, take a break and enjoy the cosmopolitan flavours of Cape Town in a casual-chic setting.

Opening times Daily, 6.30am – 10pm
Contact 021 819 2000,
Where to find it Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale Street, corner of St Georges Mall, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 06 June 2024