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Eat at The Sorrows and find true happiness in ‘unhappy hour’

the sorrows

Contrary to how it sounds, The Sorrows is a joyous restaurant! The Sorrows was established by Daniel Holland (Yours Truly) and James Louw, a carpenter turned international shop fitting company and bar owner. James said, “I’ve always wanted my own bar, and when I realised that I was building everyone else’s bars and then spending my money in everyone else’s bars it made sense to open my own place. My passion for woodworking has allowed me to do that.”

The design and decor are immaculate. French oak and white marble are paired with the colour palette of a stormy sea – bruised blue and moody grey, for a stunning finish. The roman columns and sculptures throughout the space are hand-painted and a massive model ship overlooks the restaurant entrance from the boutique hotel.

The chef, Shayne Schutte, has worked around the world and was most recently private chef to South African retail billionaire Christo Wiese. The Sorrows team plan to switch up the menu regularly, and have an arrangement with the boutique hotel upstairs to keep the kitchen bustling by providing their breakfast service.

Speaking of food, you should keep these specials in mind when planning to eat out:


Eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, omelette, full English fry-up, smashed avo, and muesli and yoghurt for R45 – R80 (depending on order) from Monday to Friday, 07h00-15h00.

Sirloin Steak

Sink your teeth into a tasty 150g barbeque-basted sirloin steak with a choice of potato wedges or house salad for just R55 (excluding drinks and extras)

Chicken-and-Leek Pie

Tuck into a delicious free-range chicken-and-leek pie for R45 (excluding drinks and extras)

Mediterranean Vegan Salad

Opt for the vegan-friendly Mediterranean grain salad with herb dressing for R45 (excluding drinks and extras)


On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, these great dinner deals offer a great excuse for date night or a meal with friends. 

Choose two courses for just R150 (excluding drinks and extras) on Tuesday, 18h00-22h00


Enjoy a 50% discount off the menu price for any starter every Thursday18h00-22h00

The food alone will banish any lingering winter blues. Their ‘unhappy hour’ drinks deals (everyday from 15h00-18h00) and gorgeous surroundings are the perfect pair to welcome in summer.

Address: 16 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof

Contact: 021 422 3655



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