Kloof Street House is an eclectic restaurant set in a Victorian house on busy Kloof Street. It’s set back from the road with a lovely garden courtyard and tucked away behind a hedge and trees so I think many people walk right past it without ever venturing inside. You don’t want to make this mistake though… as Kloof Street House is really quite an incredible spot!
The interior is warm and inviting with rich colours and textures and many differently decorated nooks inspired by days gone by and colonial grandeur. The many personal touches and quirky decor pieces throughout the restaurant make one feel very much at home. I’m mad about the front verandah with it’s stunning palm frond wallpaper and the cosy lounge area complete with chesterfield sofa and bookcase. I can imagine spending an afternoon there on a chilly Winter’s day, drinking red wine with a good book… bliss!
Last week myself and a friend were lucky enough to be invited to try their new Winter menu, put together by Head Chef Richie Tewnion who has trained under Jamie Oliver.
We were treated to starters, mains and dessert and everything was seriously delicious. Unusual flavours, all cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. The portion sizes are generous so do go hungry. We finished our meal off with their Chocolate fondant with vanilla pod ice cream which was out of this world!
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed and I’m already looking forward to spending another leisurely afternoon in their garden.
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Kloof Street House, 30 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 423 4413
All photography: Lana Kenney ©