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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*
If you’re looking for authentic Cape Malay fare, then search no further. We have three of the Mother City’s best restaurants ready to serve up flavourful Cape Malay cuisine that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Nestled in the heart of the Groot Constania Wine Estate is Cape Malay-influenced bistro Jonkershuis. With panoramic views of the peninsula, a gorgeous courtyard under the vines and fireplaces inside, the restaurant is perfect whether you prefer al fresco dining or an elegant, yet informal, indoor setting. Besides a range of speciality dishes, the menu offers a tasting plate of various Cape Malay foods for those who want to try a little of everything.
Bo Kaap Kombuis
Denningvleis, traditional Malay rotis, sosati chops, curries, samoosas, and bobotie are just a few of the options you’ll find on Bo Kaap Kombuis’s sophisticated menu. While the restaurant is considered a high-end eatery, the prices are reasonable, the casual ambience is family-friendly, and the spectacular views of the city are breathtaking. As with Biesmiellah, this is a strictly Muslim restaurant so you won’t find a wine menu.
From traditional curries, kalya, and seafood dishes to breyani, breedie, bobotie, and denningvleis, you can’t go wrong when you step through the doors of Biesmiellah. This family run restaurant has prime positioning in colourful Bo Kaap and offers a comfortable and casual ambience for dinners wanting a genuine Cape Malay experience. Since it is a strictly halaal establishment, alcohol is forbidden on the premises. The restaurant does offer a wide variety of other beverages, including traditional falooda, to accompany your delicious meals.
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Conveniently situated at the base of Table Mountain in the heart of the Gardens area is The Lady Hamilton Hotel. Named after the notorious mistress of Lord Nelson, this family-orientated boutique hotel is unlike any other in the Leisure Hotels Group. Besides being a stone’s throw away from vibrant restaurants, trendy bars, art galleries, antique shops, and clothing stores in bustling Kloof Street, The Lady Hamilton Hotel offers luxury accommodation and a variety of amenities to ensure a guest’s stay is memorable.
With 78 en-suite rooms, there’s plenty of space to accommodate parties of any size. While the exterior of the hotel blends in with the grander homes and buildings surrounding it, the interior consists of bright colours and modern furnishings that are a delight to the eyes. Depending on the room’s location, the view will overlook majestic Table Mountain or the spectacular city of Cape Town. Each room includes climate control, a safety deposit box for valuables, satellite TV, and a phone.
Focusing on South African cuisine, the hotel boasts a stylish restaurant with a private dining area, as well as a bar and lounge. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast on the terrace or indulge in buffet style meals or dishes from a set menu on the pool deck. There is also a complimentary tea and coffee bar available 24-hours a day.
In addition to the basics, amenities include a swimming pool, laundry service, and three conference centres. The business facilities can host up to 150 people, with one conference room offering a growing library of books. The friendly reception staff are also available to organise care hire and special tours.
Overall, The Lady Hamilton Hotel offers the perfect place to stay for anyone wanting the peace and quiet of a secluded area while still being near the city centre. Have you enjoyed a stay at The Lady Hamilton Hotel? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.