The Chicest Place to Dine this Summer- The Ritz Cape Town

The Ritz reopened in December 2017 following a multi-million rand revamp is on every foodies “Must-Visit” list and is set to become one of the Mother City’s culinary hotspots. With their appetizing decadent brunches, lazy lunches and innovative smart dining there is certainly something for everyone.

The place to be this summer is CASA Restaurant & Cabanas which flows from the chic interior to a sun-splashed pool deck. CASA brings the glamour of a Miami resort-style restaurant to the heart of Sea Point. Their interior design will invoke a holiday feeling from the moment you enter the lobby and spot the gold palms and the leafy Martinique wallpaper.

“It’s a relaxed space, both indoors and by the poolside, and we wanted the menu to reflect that,” explains Adrian Cook, Group Executive Chef for The Ritz. “We’ve kept the menu focused and simple, ensuring every dish is packed with flavour.”

“We want our guests to have the luxury and experience of dining in a world-class hotel, while enjoying great value,” adds Cook. “A lot of locals aren’t accustomed to experiencing restaurants within hotels, but we believe CASA is going to change that.”

The sun-splashed pool deck is sure to be a draw card, with all diners enjoying full access to the sparkling pool and facilities. Whether seated on the terrace or ensconced on a lounger, it’ll certainly be hard to pass up on the inventive range of stone-baked thin-base pizzas, or a platter from the extensive sushi menu. Here the options include everything from classic California rolls and expertly sliced fresh sashimi to innovative rolls of crunchy rock shrimp tempura.

The Ritz is set to shake up Sundays in Sea Point, with its delicious Sunday Brunch which is served from 11am until 5pm each Sunday the marble buffet table will be piled high with platters of sushi, sliders, stone-fired pizza and a selection of classic dishes from the à la carte menu. With the Sunday Brunch buffet priced at R250/R95 for adults/children – and kids under five eating free – it’s an ideal destination for a cool family day out.

Perched on the 23rd-floor, Top of The Ritz – the only revolving restaurant in the Western Cape – has long been a destination-restaurant in the Mother City; a place to pop the question and mark milestones. After a dramatic rejuvenation, and with an innovative new menu on offer, the restaurant is set to reclaim its title as one of the most sought-after gourmet destinations Cape Town has to offer.

The gastronomic experience begins in the 22nd floor Champagne Lounge, a seductive space where canapés and bubbly are served with a side order of sparkling city views.

Every table at the Top of The Ritz enjoys ever-changing views of the city, as the restaurant rotates through a full 360º every 62 minutes.

Cook and his team of talented chefs take diners on a seven-course ‘Journey of Flavours through Cape Town’.

“Each dish pays homage to the culinary traditions and heritage of Cape Town,” explains Cook, who says the new menu – with vegan and vegetarian options for each course, on request – offers a unique blend of innovation and familiarity. “Each dish is inspired by the flavours of the Cape, and some of the dishes that I have enjoyed in my many years of living and cooking in Cape Town. We want the flavours to be true to the original, but we play around with the texture and presentation of every dish.”

“We love local flavours and what’s so exciting about the new menu at Top of The Ritz is that we get to play with food that is familiar to many diners, but we are presenting it in a new and exciting manner,” adds Cook.

“For a culinary experience, I believe diners like to push their boundaries, they want to try something a little more adventurous,” smiles Cook. “Our seven-course ‘Journey’ isn’t about smoke and mirrors, but authentic flavours presented in a refined manner.”

The seven-course ‘Journey of Flavours Through Cape Town’ menu is priced at R850 per person, excluding beverages. Children over the age of twelve are welcome (no children’s menu is available).

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*All images sourced from The Ritz site

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