It’s that time of year again. You walk into Pick n Pay with Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ blasting through the speakers while you fill your basket with a glazed gammon and pre-made peppermint crisp tart. Or alternatively, you prepare yourself for the annual Christmas work lunch where you all eat too much, dance, and sing to Boney M’s ‘Little Drummer Boy’ far too loudly. Although corny and sometimes exhausting, it’s the time of year that we can’t help but love, and so we’re here to guide you to the best spots in the Oranje-Kloof area where you can host the most glorious Christmas events catering to a wide range of budgets.
Kloof Street House
At the foot of Cape Town’s vibrant Kloof Street, risen from a fairy-lit garden, lies a dining oasis. Set in a magnificent Victorian house, this restaurant is a collection of interesting rooms and spaces, each bursting with a character of its own. Kloof Street House is a venue that has everything for every occasion: live jazz for a relaxed Christmas lunch, candle lit dinners in their dining rooms, or festive cocktails under the trees in the garden. The delicious meals, cosy ambience and friendly staff will make you and the rest of your party feel right at home.
Find them at:
Address: 30 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Contact: +27 21 423 4413/+27 82 775 4945 or on email@example.com
Around the legendary Olive tree in the city bowl, the famous Asoka unfurls. Long known as the gem of Kloof Street, Asoka provides a sensual experience where the music is intoxicating, and the energy is palpable.
They believe in the power of food and music to bring people together, providing the perfect base for a gorgeous Christmas dinner party. Celebration is at the core of Asoka’s ethos, and they’ve curated their spaces to be special locations for a variety of personalised festivities. For more information on the beautiful spaces to choose from, including their private rooms, their deck, or to book out the restaurant, find them at:
Address: 68 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Contact: +27 21 422 0909/+27 82 775 4945 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Situated in the centre of one of the Mother City’s busiest estuaries, Workshop17 Kloof Street brings together some of the country’s best and most inspiring minds in a truly beautiful 4-story building offering scenic views of the City under the shade of Table Mountain.
Designed as a collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs and businesses, it offers beautiful event spaces that allow for a ton of customisation. For more information on event bookings and options, find them at:
Address: 32 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 205 9000 or email@example.com
Bacini’s portable food trucks
If you’ve already found a beautiful space with sprawling lawns, and just need a delicious and easy catering solution, Bacini’s food trucks are perfect for you. This little corner of Italy has gone mobile: Bacini’s food trucks are fitted to cater to all types of events, with a minimum of 100 people.
For more information, visit Bacini’s at:
Address: 117 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Contact: 021 423 6668