Hg2 : The Hedonist

Savoy Cabbage

A trendsetter that doesn’t like to be trendy, Savoy Cabbage ranks among the first Cape Town restaurants to have launched the city into the international culinary limelight (notably for the sublime tomato tart, available only in summer) when it opened way back in 1998.
A pseudo-bohemian kitchen carved out of a brick warehouse, this is where quality-sensitive diners head for their fix of upmarket paysan food, a refined seasonal menu of extremely well-crafted comfort foods, from home-smoked salmon and beer-braised beef short rib, to the finest crème brûlee you’ll taste outside France, and a much written-about butterscotch pannacotta. On a sidestreet location that’s sadly missed by all but the most diligent gourmands, this is an awesome, unusual L-shaped double-volume space that fuses nouveau and contemporary styling with industrial architecture (exposed air ducts and iron girders), achieving a surprisingly romantic, atypical, and slightly fantastical ambience. Sit upstairs, near the bar, for a bird’s eye perspective on the flying cabbage leaf light fittings, or stay down below if you’d prefer to keep an eye on Chef Peter Pankhurst’s hard-working team in the open, bistro-style kitchen.

101 Hout Street,
City Centre
+27 21424 2626
Opening Times
noon-2pm Mon-Fri; 7-10.30pm Mon-Sat
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