The Mess is one of Cape Town’s latest additions on the foodie scene. “We love food, lots of different food, just like you,” their website says. If that doesn’t have you convinced, why not pay this festive restaurant to taste and see for yourself.
The word mess is a noun – from the French word mes – which means “portion of food”. The word mess is also a verb – from the 15th century – a group of people eating together. No matter the part of speech, everyone is welcome to play at The Mess.
The Mess is a restaurant and bar located in De Waterkant Village in Green Point – Cape Town’s hustling hive of good food and good company. Whether you’re looking for a long, slow, laid-back evening with close friends and a bottle of wine, or you need to dash through, grab a bite and run off to the next thing… this is your spot. Placed conveniently for you to have after-work drinks or a pre-theatre meal, The Mess is a must-see monument to great meals.
The menu offers a diverse array of tantalising cuisines. The flavours and dishes are inspired by flavours across the globe – now right on your doorstep – made with only the finest ingredients. Choose from a selection of plates to share with confit duck rillette and pickled beetroot or soft shell crab and smoked mayo. These are no ordinary flavours – give them a go. If you have more of an appetite, dig into grilled ribeye, fillet or ribs.
The Mess welcomes individuals and groups alike – private dining, events, celebrations, birthdays – so make a booking and ensure you have a seat sorted. If you stroll by and don’t have a reservation, don’t worry, the bar isn’t ever reserved so there will always be a chair for you.
You’ll find The Mess functioning in full-force from Monday to Saturday, from 18h00 till late. Call them at 021 418 3910 to make a booking or find them at Shop 110, The Rockwell, Napier Street. From the vision to create a relaxing environment, The Mess puts back a little of what life takes out.