FOOD + DRINK

Celebrate Easter weekend with The Table Bay

Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy a mini-break.

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Gather the family for a joyous Easter celebration at Cape Town’s best address, The Table Bay hotel in the V&A Waterfront, where the cheffing team will serve the best locally inspired cuisine in elegant surroundings.

Take your seat in the luxurious five-star hotel’s Atlantic Restaurant, which offers stunning views of the working harbour and world-famous Table Mountain, and get ready to be served a traditional lunch, while the kids enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Executive sous chef Wesli Jacobs said the menu had an “African Cape Malay theme” with lots of seafood dishes in keeping with the holiday. 

“The menu is designed for locals as well as our international guests to enjoy.

“The menu is designed for locals as well as our international guests to enjoy, and showcases what The Table Bay is all about – the best of the best of local cuisine,” Jacobs said. “As The Table Bay marks our 25th year in business in 2022, we will be looking back at some of the dishes enjoyed over the years – of course something delicious and as well-loved like pickled fish never goes out of fashion.”

Bread served to the table will be homemade by the in-house pastry chefs, and include mossbolletjie and fresh poppadoms.

Starters include a salad selection plus curried three bean and potato salads, as well as the traditional Easter dish of pickled fish served with hot cross buns. The main course selection includes Akhni biryani, grilled calamari with spicy tomato sauce, beef short rib and a South African lamb stew known as Denningvleis, one of the country’s oldest known recipes.

“The meal would not be complete without a Cape Malay chicken curry and a lentil dahl with roti, but we also have less spicy options,” Jacobs said. This includes saffron mussels and sides such as grilled lettuce stuffed with roasted mix nut and citrus cream cheese and gem squash.

“Served straight from the braai will be delicious and sustainably caught whole line fish, served with lemon garlic butter.”

While the whole Masala lamb on the carvery provides an action station for the adults, the children can get their thrills from desserts, chocolate and mint fridge tart, Amarula milk tart, boeber and naartjie crème brule, and malva pudding with buttermilk sauce. 

The Easter bunny will visit during lunch, from 1pm until 3pm, and host a hunt for chocolate eggs to keep the kids entertained.

The menu is priced at R695 per person, and half price for children under the age of 12. Booking for lunch, served from 1pm to 4pm, is essential at tablebaydining@suninternational.com or 021 406 5988.

From Friday April 15 until Sunday April 16, an Easter themed high tea will be served from 2pm to 3.30pm, or from 4pm until 5.30pm on all three days, at a cost of R340 per person.

“Make the most of the Easter long weekend and enjoy a mini-break by booking a night or three in opulent splendor at The Table Bay. Let our staff make your bed and cook your meals while you relax at the spa or visit Cape Town’s many wonderful tourism offerings within easy driving or walking distance,” said Joanne Selby, General Manager at The Table Bay.

Contact the reservations team at tbhres@suninternational.com or 021 406 5000.

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