There are not many places in Cape Town that offer dinner and a show. StarDust in Rondebosch has been entertaining diners for years from the central location on Rondebosch Main Road. The twist is that all of the performers are waiters! Singers, dancers, comedians and musicians perform every night in-between pouring your wine and serving your food.
The menu consists of North African and Mediterranean influences. Their signature dish is tagine made with lamb, chicken or seafood, over baked for hours to produce a succulent and flavourful dish, served with your choice of rice or couscous. Other highlights include their famous shish-lick, falafel or bread bowl salads. Their bar area is always festive and a nice touch is that they offer a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
For functions or special occasions the team at Stardust are always happy to accommodate your special requests. They will even choreograph a dance or performance especially for you! It truly makes an evening at Stardust an unforgettable experience. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they are opening a branch in Main Road, Woodstock. Let the singing, dancing and dining continue to liven-up the lives of Capetonians!
Article by Shehaam*
Photo Source: StarDust Facebook Page*
Fine Indian cuisine is hard to come by in Cape Town. While there are numerous establishments offering Indian inspired dishes, few can offer authentic Indian food in the manner that Bihari does. Situated on the ground floor of the Southern Sun Newlands Hotel, the space is airy offering an open kitchen and tables of various sizes, ideal for either a large family gathering or an intimate dinner for two.
There is a wide selection of wine which is stored in a glass cellar to the right of the main entrance, fronting a long bar area with soft leather arm chairs and solid wood tables. This is the perfect spot to either start your evening with an aperitif or relax after enjoying your meal with a whisky and cigar.
North Indian cuisine dominates with an infusion of South Indian style to create a superb menu that offers broad options to suit every palate. The starter options are too varied to list, covering vegetarian, meat, chicken and seafood options. The wide array of delicacies continues into the main course selection. My fiancé and I enjoyed a spicy Lamb Rogan Josh, prepared with a unique blend of Indian spices and yoghurt and a Chicken Korma, prepared with creamy cashew nut gravy flavoured with mace and cardamom. All main course dishes are served with basmati rice, though we added delectable butter naan bread which was utterly sublime.
The restaurant was humming with not an empty table in sight; always a good sign in my book. Service was slick and management actively involved in the running of the restaurant. If you are looking for fine Indian cuisine in a stylish atmosphere with top-notch service, Bihari should be at the top of your list.
Article by Michael*
Have you ever been to the other Waterfront? Situated close to the Northern Suburbs, Tygervalley Waterfront offers a wide variety of diverse restaurants and social cafés that cater for any palate and pocket.
If you’re in the mood for some good Asian cuisine and sushi then Asian Asia is the place to be. Located on the water’s edge in Tygervalley Waterfront, Asian Asia offers a comprehensive sushi menu that offers all of my favourites from Tuna California Rolls and Salmon Roses to Rainbow Rolls and Avo Maki. The chef’s specialties, which include the Cape Town Rolls, Two Oceans Rolls and Wasabi Parcels, are out of this world. If you’re a sushi fiend then you need to take full advantage of their assorted sushi platters and all you can eat sushi buffet.
Sushi may not always be an ideal choice for a main course during the cold winter months, that’s why Asian Asia have an array of Asian inspired warm dishes such as Teppanyaki, sizzling beef on a hot plate, crispy duck and chicken or prawn spring rolls perfect for those chilly winter days.
Bossa Social Café and Bar
End your weekend on a high note with a fun and enjoyable night out with friends at Bossa Social Café and Bar. With a pulsating atmosphere and rustic décor Bossa Social has become the new venue for all young socialites who love to have a good time.
Relax by the water while sipping on one of their delicious colourful cocktails on a warm summer’s night or descend into one of their luxurious comfy couches in the smoking lounge area. Bossa Social Café and Bar is the ideal place for enjoying the classy nightlife of Tygervalley Waterfront.
Buena Vista Social Cafe
For the ultimate authentic Cuban experience, visit Buena Vista, the world-class Cuban restaurant. For starters I recommend the Flaming Diablo’s (Jalapeño chillies stuffed with dates, wrapped in wrapped in bacon and cream cheese, battered and flash-fried) and Chorizo (slices of imported chorizo sausage flambéed in a creamy salsa sauce) for mains.
What’s a Cuban experience without Cuban cigars? All cigars available at Buena Vista are imported from Cuba, and if you’re a non-smoker don’t worry. All of the non-smoking zones are well ventilated so you will not be affected by the smoking. Their superb cocktail menu consists of their signature drinks: Buena Vista Especial, Sexo A la Playa, Salsa Swing and so much more.
Whether you’re looking for a restaurant to meet for lunch or a light meal, dinner with the family, sushi with girlfriends or drinks with friends, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for at Tygervalley Waterfront.