I visited the the Silo District last week and was blown away by the changes since I last visited 6 months ago when construction was still taking place. The opening of the Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa has really put the whole area on the map but there are plenty of other spots to discover and enjoy too. There’s The Silo Hotel with its rooftop bar, the new Radisson Red Hotel, Si! Cantina Sociale, Sushi Box, The Guild, Kat van Duinen, Kirsten Goss, Opus and The Yard. You can either park at the underground parking in the Silo District or park at the Waterfront and take a leisurely stroll, crossing over the Marina swing bridge, past the Clocktower and onto the Silos.
We were invited to The Yard for a sneak peak of their new Sunday offering and to sample their all-new brunch menu. As of this month, they will be serving up brunch every Sunday from 10am, with live jazz from 12pm until 3pm. The restaurant is large and spacious with a clever mix of elegant finishes paired with concrete and more industrial elements befitting to its dockyard setting. The one corner is a dedicated retail space and features a beautifully curated selection of homeware, jewellery, gifting and deli goods – definitely some tempting pieces there!
Their everyday menu looks delicious and has a number of Indian influences, thanks to co-founder G.P. Singh. One can expect the same goodness and diverse flavours on their new brunch menu. We tried a variety of the brunch dishes in tapas style servings and they were all incredibly flavoursome and moreish.
The Yard’s brunch showpiece is traditional Indian dosa. This fermented rice flour pancake can be ordered with chicken biryani, keema-spiced lamb, palak paneer or dal makhani.
They also serve Bircher Muesli mixed with berries, rooibos, cinnamon-spiced peaches and a crumbed nut brittle. Or what about a soufflé omelette made with brie cheese, wild mushrooms, avocado and baby spinach?
So if you’re looking for a Sunday outing and more of an event than just a meal, definitely pop down to The Yard for great music and vibes, delish food and perhaps a glass of bubbly?
All photography: Lana Kenney ©