Tag Archives: Kove Collection

Restaurant Review: SurfShack perfect for a lunch at Camps Bay beach!

 

The latest Kove Collection restaurant to open is SurfShack, taking over the space of its predecessor Umi on the first floor of the Promenade building in Camps Bay. I invited our apartment building manager Henry to join me at the restaurant for a Christmas lunch. I was surprised at how good it was, despite being on the pricey side, as are most of the Kove Collection restaurants. The menu warns one about the prices, describing the restaurant as ‘Camps Bay’s hottest luxury diner’, a contradiction of a description!  Continue reading →

New Restaurant openings in Cape Town and Winelands for 2019/2020 season slow down dramatically: October 2019!

The poor economic conditions in our country currently is manifesting in the very few new restaurants opening for the new summer season, most such new openings usually taking place in September. Where many new restaurants are opening, they are changing the name and concept of existing ones, rather than being brand new, or adding other restaurants in a restaurant group’s portfolio. 

Two exciting top-end restaurant openings are those of Exhibit A (owned by highly acclaimed Chef Rikku O’Donnchü and Chef Warwick King, who left Gåte restaurant earlier this year), opening in the city centre on 1 November; and of La Chêne at Leeu Estates in Franschhoek. Interesting is that a number of new restaurants have opened on Kloof Street, our former Cape Town Restaurant Street before Bree Street took over,  Continue reading →

Winter 2018 a restaurant bloodbath in Cape Town and Winelands, but exciting new openings too!

Every winter is a tough time for the restaurant industry. With the dip in Tourism due to the water shortage, and the early heavy winter rains, the restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands are feeling the pinch, and many have closed down, even some on the iconic restaurant Bree Street, as well as in the Waterfront!  Continue reading →