Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia is definitely in our top 3 dining experiences in Cape Town. We’re not saying we’ve eaten at every fine dining establishment in the Cape but we’ve eaten at 10 out of the current top 20 in SA. And CW @ BC is right up there. It’s an unpretentious, scrumptious, finger-licking-good, tapas-for-2 experience. It’s based on sharing plates (there are 8 different dishes in the offering, priced at R700). And then you can add either oysters (we highly recommend them) or bread & olives to start and dessert (please try the wild honey and lavender crème served with honeycomb) or a cheese platter to end.
The actual dishes constantly change so you’ll never be bored – with interesting combinations and flavours always at the forefront of Ivor Jones’ menus. There’s always a risotto (one of our highlights served in a little copper saucepan), as well as a variety of cold dishes in the beginning (think sashimi and beef tataki) and a few hot seafood and meat dishes (including venison) at the end. You can swap out dishes if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements. But we’re sure you’ll be licking your fingers and the plate too (in fact a few of the dishes are eaten by hand) as everything is so delicious.
And we nearly forgot to mention – the view over the Constantia Valley is spectacular, day or night. It’s a fantastic venue for lunch (see photos below from a visit earlier this year) or supper (video above from a dinner last week) but make sure you book in advance to ensure you get a table.
PS don’t wear high heels – the steep driveway is treacherous so rather be safe than sexy.