Dine At The Stunning Kloof Street House

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021 423 4413
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30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town.

Darlings, I’m so excited to finally tell you about Kloof Street House! It’s my favourite restaurant on Kloof Street. It’s also, in my opinion, the perfect addition to our chic city’s foodie scene. After hearing many wonderful things about it, a girlfriend and I decided to try it out for ourselves one Friday night.

As soon as you walk through the gates of Kloof Street House, you’re guaranteed to be delighted by the Victorian architecture, enchanting garden and rich dining rooms. It’s just … wow! As soon as my friend and I arrived, we were seated at a table outside. The outside seating is just fabulous – the entire garden area is lit up with twinkling fairy lights at night! Our waiter, who was very warm and welcoming, immediately brought us a wine list. We ordered a bottle of white wine, which arrived promptly on ice.

From the moment I took my seat, it became clear that Kloof Street House is no longer a secret location for after-work cocktails or candlelit dinners. The place was buzzing with swarms of Cape Town locals! But it had a lovely, cosy feel to it nonetheless. The ambiance was vibey, and very trendy too.

After sipping on some wine, we decided to order starters. I ordered the pan-fried baby Patagonian calamari (served in aioli and harissa for R78), and my friend went for the half-dozen oysters (served with shallot vinaigrette, cucumber caviar and lemon for R126). Our dishes were both beautifully presented and very flavourful! My portion of calamari was very generous for a starter, I might add.

Next up, for mains, we both ordered the fish of the day (which was salmon, served with truffled cauliflower purée, wilted spinach and crispy onions for R145). The fish was tender and perfectly cooked … easily the best fillet of salmon I’ve ever indulged in!

Even though my friend and I were both stuffed by the time we’d finished our main meals, we couldn’t stop ourselves from ordering dessert, after our waiter had told us that the key to dining at Kloof Street House is saving room for pudding. We ordered both the salted caramel cheesecake (served with popcorn sorbet for R62) and the dark chocolate fondant (served with homemade toasted marshmallow, spiced crumbs and marshmallow ice-cream for R66) to share. Darlings, all I’m saying is this – next time, I’m not sharing anything! Both desserts were out of this world!

Overall, I had an exceptionally pleasant experience dining at Kloof Street House. I can’t wait to return! Seriously, Darlings – go try this one out for yourselves! It’s one of those rare places that actually live up to the hype.

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by Candice

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25 September 2015 at 11:29 am
Megan I went there on Saturday, The food and service was amazing. Already booked a table to go back in November. Chocolate Fondant rocks

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