Dinner by the fire, fondues, cognac with chocolate or stay over (1 kid stays free)
Barstaurant: top sushi, gorgeous sea views, family friendly
False Bay’s newest restaurant has a jungle gym, great menu and good wine
Glencairn Hotel, set across from the gorgeous Glencairn beach, has added a new restaurant. Barstaurant is a family-friendly restaurant with incredible sea views, a jungle gym and play area, and a delicious new menu. This is the place you can bring the entire family, even the pooches.
Barstaurant is the brainchild of three restaurant veterans, Tintswalo Atlantic’s general managers Ryno and Melissa du Rand, and sushi aficionado Clint Fennel (ex-manager at Willoughby’s for ten years).
IT’S A GORGEOUS TERRACE, SUSHI BAR + SPORTS BAR
Barstaurant has taken over an entire floor area of the Glencairn Hotel and divided it into three primary areas. There’s the most popular choice, the light, bright, covered terrace, but for parents with little kids, the outdoor dining area on the lawn is great, where they can keep an eye on playing children with the added bonus of some fresh air and sunshine. There’s also a cosier option inside the hotel, the sports bar area with an alcove for a more private dining experience.
LET THE KIDS DESIGN THEIR OWN PIZZA
Barstaurant is specially geared to entertain children. Before the little ones head out to play, let them get their hands “dirty” and make their own pizzas. They'll start from scratch, kneading and rolling out the dough, and then can pick their favourite toppings.
For parents, the chef has put together a drool-worthy menu that includes cut-of-the-week steaks, tacos, deep-fried fish and chips, roasted chicken and wood-fired pizzas. But the real show-stopper is the sushi bar inside.
TOP QUALITY SUSHI COMES TO THE SOUTH-PEN
Sushi aficionado Clint Fennel, formerly of Willoughby’s at the V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town’s finest sushi restaurants, means that diners can expect top quality.
Pair your dish with a drink of your choice to finish it off. A crisp white wine is a great choice for sushi, but there’s a whole list of vintages and varietals for you to choose from. Plus, they’ve got some beers on tap and craft beers available.
WHERE TO FIND BARSTAURANT
Address: Glencairn Hotel, 14 Glen Road, Glencairn
Contact: +27 (21) 773 0220
Main kitchen open Tuesday to Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday to Monday, 8am-5pm.
Woodfired kitchen open daily, 8am-8pm.
Sushi kitchen open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-8pm, except Sundays (closes 5pm)
#CapeTownMagNew discovers exciting new places in and around Cape Town and the Western Cape. We celebrate entrepreneurship and we tell their unique stories. Follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates or read more here about new places in Cape Town.
- If you feel like Mexican, Mexicola Locale is the brand new spot to try.
- Find and explore more new places this weekend.
- You could see a crab the size of a toddler at the Two Ocean’s Aquarium.
- Looking for other things to do with your kids around Cape Town?