With trend-forecasting well underway in the eat.art New Product Development studio, it has become apparent that 2016 will also feature a significant presence of meat-orientated food products and gifting!
Is this because of the popular global movement towards LCHF eating plans? Nonetheless, in order to help our meat fiends along…I thought I would investigate the top five meaty restaurant’s in Cape Town. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised – take a look!
Old school? Yes! But there is a reason why this well-loved steakhouse has been around since the 60s, having now become something of a landmark in Gardens in the CBD. Nelsons Eye has perfected 21-day wet aged steaks that are test the limits of succulence and are available in whopping portion sizes for the carnivores who scoff at anything smaller than a 500-g portion. Perhaps a little on the pricey side – but then, they have deserved it.
9 Hof Street | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 423 2601 | http://www.nelsons-eye.co.za/
One of Harfield Village’s gems and named as one of SA’s top steakhouses – Brads Grill is situated on the buzzing 2nd Avenue. Its star attraction, the pepper steak, has won the “Best Pepper Steak in the Country” award for two years’ running. Brads offers more than meets the eye in the form of generous portions, impeccable service, and award-winning meat treats. Be certain to book before pitching up – this restaurant offers a myriad of specials throughout the year, which attracts a consistent, loyal customer base.
62 2nd Avenue | Harfield Village | Claremont | +27 (0) 21 671 2527 | http://bradsgrill.co.za/
The Hussar Grill
Another veteran on the block, this award-winning restaurant group has over 45 years’ experience in preparing meat dishes of a sublime standard. Those who are regulars to the Hussar will sing the praises of their signature Hussar Carpetbagger – a fillet mignon stuffed with smoked oysters and cheddar cheese and topped off with a brandy and wholegrain mustard sauce. Need I say more – and, patrons are ‘encouraged’ to bring their own wine sans any corkage fees – a rarity in Cape Town!
10 Main Road | Rondebosch | +27 (0)21 689 9516 | http://www.hussargrill.co.za/
An ideal post-work meeting spot featuring a mod bar dotted with quirky paraphernalia reminiscent of a traditional Italian butchery, and as its name suggests – Carne is all about the meat! Carnivores paradise, perhaps, but the best part is that owner Giorgio Nava, is obsessed with ensuring that most of the fine, free-range cuts of Romagnoala beef, Dorper lamb and game that the restaurant serves up come from animals that are ethically reared on his own farms in the Karoo.
70 Keerom Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 3460 | http://carne-sa.com/
Endorsed by the likes of DJ Fresh and Jamie Oliver, who have claimed that Mzoli’s dishes up the best meat in Cape Town, it’s a no-brainer as to why we have included it here! Mzoli’s in Gugulethu is where it’s at – for the most South African of steak and meat experiences.
The popular township butchery will surprise you not only for its festive “local is lekka” atmosphere and fantastically inexpensive fare – but with portion sizes fit for a king. Their meat dishes are succulent and dripping in their famed secret sauce, be sure to pay a visit to Mzoli’s on Sundays from 11am onwards for the ultimate ‘shisa nyama’ experience.
NY115 | Gugulethu | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 638 1355
cy Hoepner – Magpie: Creative Marketing, Design and Lifestyle
Mother-of-two delicious girls, lover of food (fine and fast), purveyor of all things pretty and Jill of all things ‘creative’…Nancy has a background in the visual arts, design and marketing and is the owner and Creative Director of Magpie as well as a co-owner and partner of The Magpie and The Owl – Signature Events. Having worked with the eat.art team for some time, she is thrilled to take time out from juggling and add some spice to the eat.art blog. Don’t get us wrong….it’s not that it needs it….it just wants more…and she is happy to oblige.