Try these 4 local restaurants – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

These days, people can see, hear and smell when a restaurant is inauthentic. It’s not only in their food and décor, but also in the finer detail. Everything from ingredients, to service to language used on the menu.

When we put together this list of must try restaurants in Green Point, we took all of that into account. In no particular order:

Lou Lous

10 Jarvis Street – Cape Quarter Square – Green Point

A smoky, highbrow English interior akin to an old school barber shop with lots of leather and moody lighting. There is also seating outside.

This restaurant serves carefully plated, elegant dishes at a reasonable price. The menu is diverse and interesting. Definitely worth your while.

What they have to say about themselves:

‘Fresh, seasonal ingredients are used, combining multiple cooking techniques and methods. The simplicity and serious flavour of our menu leaves our guests enticed

… home to Cape Town’s finest selection of whiskeys and single malts. Also, stockist of fine wines, champagnes and imported spirits.’

Mary Ann’s Emporium & Eatery

3 Park Street – Mouille Point.

A breath of fresh air to the Atlantic seaboard, Mary Ann’s menu is fresh and so is their décor. It is open plan with light wood tables in front and shelves at the back. The tables have an unexpected pop of colour on them in the form of a pineapple.

Although the offering is simple, there is a sense of transparency and the staff are willing and sweet. We enjoy the sea views and although Mouille Point is technically just out of our CID boundary, based on the freshly squeezed juices alone – we simply had to feature it.

What others had to say about them:

‘Most delicious food and products for body and soul’ – Elize de Wet, Facebook review

The Mess

Shop 110 – The Rockwell – Napier Street – Green Point

Don’t worry, the name is strictly metaphorical. This restaurant is anything but messy, although there is a distinctive, laid back vibe.

All glass, exposed brick and fairy lights, it is a millennial diner’s dream. Featuring things like soft shell crab and fromage blanc eton mess alongside simpler dishes like vegetable curry, makes this a well-balanced offering. Next time you are looking for somewhere nice to go for an evening out, this is a great option.

What they have to say about themselves:

The Mess was born from a vision to create a relaxed environment and friendly atmosphere, putting back a little of what life takes out.

Our menu emphasizes sharing plates of enjoyable food, complemented with discreet but attentive service amongst stylish surroundings.

Jason Bakery

83 Main Road – Green Point

In an age with gluten free, dairy free, fun free food, Jason Bakery keeps things old school. They are famous for their pastries and fill them with all sorts of custard and sugary goodness. There isn’t much to say but the fact that the gorgeous décor hasn’t even come to mind says a thousand words about the food.

Go!

 What they have to say about themselves:

Humble nothing. When it comes to true craftsmanship, a croissant is anything but…

That little mofo actually takes three days to make.

It doesn’t have to take three days but what sets Jason Bakery apart is an unwavering commitment to an authentic production process, one that has been 21 years in the making, and is filled with 100% pure butter and the finest stone-ground flour.

Enjoyed our choices? If not, we have a few more for you to try. Happy dining in Green Point!

 

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