When you enter the Steenberg farm, you could almost be forgiven for forgetting that you are indeed still in Cape Town. Lost are the wails of sirens or the sound of bumper to bumper traffic that have almost become synonymous with this coastal city that continues to delight and amaze every visitor.
When you consider that this restaurant has been around for so many years (and is now undergoing a major makeover) it is startling that it is not in Cape Town's top 10. It is a restaurant that is so quietly sophisticated that it delights on another level entirely. With almost too much natural light, you could be forgiven for thinking you are eating outdoors. But, more than the obvious decor delights (including paper origami birds dotting the reed-covered ceiling, to the wondrous blue and white map-inspired wallpaper running the length of one long wall) it is the food that amazes with its delicacy and attention to detail. Thank Chef Kerry Kilpin for the amazing fares and of course, the savvy staff that make lunch here an absolute pleasure.
We tried the full range here...oyster starters, a creamy soup, raw tuna, chicken, risotto and a wonderful trio of desserts that made me want to sit a bit longer...which we did. After all, with a bottle of MCC accompanying the meal, how could you not?