The Roundhouse & Rumbullion
Likernmany double-venue restaurants in Cape Town, the Roundhouse& Rumbullion gives you two exceptional dining experiences rolled into one fabulous, magicalrnlocation, lording it high over Camps Bay on the slopes of Lion’s Head.Originally built as a guardhouse in 1786, and later used as a hunting lodge by a spoilt and apparently riotously decadent Lord Charles Somerset, The Roundhouse offers you an evening of French fine-dining, complemented by a brilliant selection of wines and imported single malts. Seating is in carefully renovated intimately proportioned rooms with stripped-down appeal; within the curvaceous (and in one case, completely oval) rooms, original wooden floors, kiaat Nguni chairs and starched white linen do little to detract from the main attraction. Gordon Ramsey-mentored chef P.J. Vadas is a whizz in the kitchen, concocting amazing degustation menus night after night, while pastry chef Vanessa Quellec prepares desserts to blow your good intentions. During the day, tables spill out onto the lawns and a cheerful summery atmosphere is accompanied by a more relaxed selection of bistro-style meals ranging from burgers to roasted bone marrow on toast. A great early-evening cocktail venue, too, with sunsets over the Atlantic a formidable sight from up here.