This contemporary South African restaurant pays homage to the diverse influences of the spice trade, reflected in its flavourful dishes and vibrant decor.
The prestigious One&Only Cape Town, long an exemplar of luxury, is thrilled to welcome a new restaurant to its wonderful array of offerings. Named for the colour of traditional Cape Malay spices that represent such a significant aspect of the Mother City’s heritage, Ochre offers a dining experience that celebrates local flavour – not only in its array of mouthwatering dishes, but also in its colourful decor.
A flavourful feast at One&Only Cape Town
As executive chef Chris Mare says: “The history of the spice trade has connected so many cultures and people from across the globe – Dutch, German, French – and it truly has inspired me to create some new and unique flavour combinations that I hope our guests from all over will enjoy.”
His à la carte dinner menu features six starters, six mains, and three desserts. Starter choices include buchu-cured gemsbok with sour figs; Cape octopus and West Coast mussels, with key lime, garlic chips and lemongrass sauce.
Mains include a pulled-lamb Bobotie with shortcrust pastry, sweet potato and banana purée; braised pork-belly trotter and beef rib-eye.
For dessert, the in-house pastry team has created a trio of options, including Forest Flora Peppermint Crisp.
Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo, will be on hand to guide guests through the impressive wine list, which includes well-known labels, along with some rare vintages, such as Bartho Eksteen Vloekstoot CWG, and Eben Sadie Palladius.
In addition to dinner, Ochre will be serving a buffet breakfast daily, which in the grand tradition of One&Only breakfast buffets, is sure to offer a bountiful array of delicious options.
South African ambience
The South African theme weaves its way throughout the restaurant – from the dishes, naturally, to the shweshwe fabric of the staff’s uniforms and the 15-metre-long printed panels on the ceiling, created by local artist Berni Searle, depicting his Cape Malay heritage.
The vibrant dining experience provides yet another reason to visit one of Cape Town’s most well-heeled venues. You can book online, or by contacting One&Only Cape Town at the details provided.
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