you’re dining out in Cape Town and looking for the ultimate, breath-taking
ocean experience, try Salt on the Atlantic Seaboard. From its elevated position
in Bantry Bay, delight in grand-slam views of the mesmerising ocean and waves
crashing against the rocks below through floor-to-ceiling windows (do book a
window seat, or wait until you can). Salt has been wowing diners with its location since it’s revamp a few years back; now it’s tipped to soar to new culinary heights when Grande Provence chef Jacques de Jager takes over in 2010. At sunset, as if part of a theatrical performance, the glare-reducing translucent blinds go up and, if the weather’s fine, the glass windows are folded away-it’s as if the room’s condom-tight skin is being shed, and the salt-filled air and dramatic audio of the crashing waves come in on a light, soothing breeze. It’s easy to forget about the food when you’re so gripped by the natural spectacle, so take your cue from the scene outside and just relax-the restaurant has one of the best wine selections (available by the glass) in the city, and generally this is simply one of our favourite places to celebrate anything-thanks to Jacques this will no doubt become an even more difficult-to-book event.