CAPE TOWN’S GROWING GOURMET SCENE IS BECOMING A MAJOR DRAW
From serious coffee culture, to food markets and artisanal producers as well as the beautiful, world-renowned winelands – it’s heaven for hardcore foodies. The best base from which to explore these culinary highlights is the brand-new and long-awaited Silo. Situated on the V&A Waterfront, in a former grain silo, the hotel has been stunningly redesigned by award-winning British architect Thomas Heatherwick.
THE SILO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Photo Gallery
The 28 rooms, public areas and restaurant have bulging floor-to-ceiling glass windows for jaw-dropping views of Table Mountain and out to Robben Island. The in-the-know concierge can get you a reservation at most of the popular restaurants, and The Pot Luck Club (a sharing, tapas-style menu) and Shortmarket Club (updated classics from an open kitchen) should definitely be on your itinerary – both are under the helm of chef Luke Dale-Roberts. Highlights include an asparagus dish modernised with a hazelnut and miso hollandaise porcini purée and Parmesan slow-roasted pork cheek drizzled honey. Oh, and don’t miss Café, a short walk from the waterfront. It’s a great spot hip locals while lunching on calamari with salsa verde and and line-caught kingklip.
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Book foodie experience through company Escape + Explore com). The Local Gems tour the artisan food hub of Bree visit a number of specialist restaurants, with the options and sample the food onsite create your own picnic. Highlights Bacon on Bree, Culture Club Jason Bakery and Honest Chocolate GO Elegant Resorts (elegantresorts offers seven nights from £3 based on two sharing a Silo breakfast, Qatar Airways flights and UK lounge passes.
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