Dinner and a stylish Green Point restaurant

Dinner and a stylish Green Point restaurant
Don't you love discovering stylish restaurants that really make you feel at home? Kerry-Anne and I visited Bistro 1800° at the 5-star Cape Royale hotel for their new menu launch last week - and my, what a treat it was...

After relaxing with drinks at Sky Bar, on the hotel's roof-top, we returned to the ground level for dinner - an arrangement of bite-sized versions of the restaurant's new menu. (Click on the pictures below to see a sampling of what we were treated to - yum, right?) I won't go into the delicious details, but on the menu for the evening was an assortment of specialty breads, cheese soufflé, loin of lamb, beef fillet, kingklip, berry pavlova and an incredible, and I do mean incredible, chocolate mousse!

Something that I found really interesting about the restaurant is the origin of its name. I believe it's derived from the New York-style grill that they use to sear their steak at precisely 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a whopping 982 degrees Celsius! Now that's pretty warm heh? Chef Jonathan Gargan believes that it's their special super-hot grill that's responsible for the juicy goodness - and while I can certainly agree that the steak is juicy and good, I do think he's being just a little modest - it probably also has a little to do with years of culinary magic he's rehearsed in the kitchen. ;)

Visit Bistro 1800° at 47 Main Road in Green Point - you won't regret it. Also, when you arrive, stop your car right in front of the building, make use of the valet parking, and step out like royalty leaving the smiling staff to find a safe spot for your car in the building's basement - it's way more fun that way.

2 thoughts on “Dinner and a stylish Green Point restaurant

  1. Paul

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    Hi Nola, the prices are pretty average for a good restaurant, well, actually, I think they’re probably a little better.

    To quote their press release, “Other than the wide variety of specially selected succulent steaks, new dishes also include Grilled lion of Lamb (R135); phyllo baked Atlantic Salmon (R139); Kingklip en papilote (R125) and Slow roast breast of duck (R125) – good quality food prepared with an honest Bistro style.”

    There’s currently a cocktail special being run at Sky Bar where cocktails are R30 between 3pm and 6pm, and the restaurant’s running a lunch time special starting with a two course meal for R99.

    Pick a clear and sunny day and definitely go early enough to catch the sun setting from the roof top. It’s pretty fantastic.

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