Take a walk on the sunny side of the street and visit the sister restaurant of The Power & The Glory called The Sunnyside Inn. What was previously Rafiki’s, served its last pint at the end of last year and what now stands in its stead is a humble contemporary styled restaurant and inn. It’s an absolute delight to have this ray of sunshine on the local landscape.
It’s up there with Cape Town’s trendiest new restaurants and bars, and we expect this spot to maintain a relaxed and cosy atmosphere with modest elegance. Plus, the famous veranda that’s been missing from our lives for some time now has been spruced up with marble and golden accents! Inside, walls are pristine white with embellished wall art, with various styles of antique Victorian-esque chairs.
The menu is set at R380 per head with three courses per person, with an array of dishes that are as creative as they are delicious. A local review said, ” The mains on offer were pork belly with Christmas stuffing and Abalimi sweet potatoes or spinach cannelloni, walnuts and beetroot cream… We were off to an excellent start with the first course of West Coast moules mariniere, served with fresh baguettes and Bagna Cauda butter (with garlic and anchovies).”
The experience at The Sunnyside is about sharing – definitely not dinner for one, which suits the budget and your social reputation. Win! The dishes are wholesome and home-cooked which makes the world of difference if you’re a traveller looking for a home away from home. Make it an occasion rather than a place to stop after a few drinks.
With summer on its way, no doubt the balcony will be filled with lazy days, sunshine, cocktails and good company. We’d suggest you make a booking now and you’ll have time to plan the perfect party in the city.
Address: 13 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens