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Winona Griggs

Where to Find the Best Sunday Roast in Cape Town

Sundays just aren’t the same for me without a mouthwatering, perfectly cooked hunk of meat straight out of the oven. That’s why I went on a mission to discover the finest spots in Cape Town to indulge in a delicious Sunday roast.

You see, I grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe where we had a traditional roast for lunch every Sunday. The memory of those tender meats, accompanied by golden, crispy roast potatoes, fresh vegetables straight from the farm, and yes, even some rice (apologies to the low-carb enthusiasts, but I was a skinny girl back then, and those carbs didn’t stand a chance) still brings a smile to my face.

If you’re anything like me, you crave the comfort and satisfaction that comes with a Sunday roast. But sometimes, you just don’t have the time or skills to whip one up yourself (believe me, my gravy-making abilities leave much to be desired). So I went on a quest to find the best places in Cape Town where we can indulge in this culinary delight. Here’s what I discovered:

1. The Azure Restaurant

If you’re feeling really hungry (and I mean REALLY hungry) and want to treat yourself, The Azure Restaurant’s Sunday buffet is the ultimate food experience. It might be a bit pricey at R345, but trust me, it’s worth every penny. I was blown away by the sheer variety of seafood available – there were even heaps of oysters with balsamic caviar! Out of everything on the menu that day, my absolute favorite was the salmon and fennel quiche. It was absolutely divine.

Once you’ve made your way through the first courses and appetizers, it’s time to dig into the main event – the carvery section. Here, you’ll find three different types of roasted meat, perfectly accompanied by all the trimmings, including delicious Yorkshire puddings. And if that’s not enticing enough, there’s also a hot selection with mouth-watering options like blesbok cottage pie. I couldn’t resist adding a spoonful of Mrs. Tollman’s creamed spinach and some Moroccan carrot and pine nuts to my plate of roast meat and potatoes. But the real temptation came when I laid my eyes on the dessert table. With 11 delectable choices and a tempting cheese board, I was in food heaven. I had to exercise some self-control though, as those mini cheesecakes, tarts, and Swiss rolls can be deceivingly filling. So I passed on the cheese board, ordered a soothing cup of coffee, and headed home. I have to admit, I felt quite stuffed and ready for a nap after that satisfying feast.

When I think about this amazing restaurant and hotel, I can’t help but get excited about the incredible views of the ocean that you can enjoy while indulging in their scrumptious food. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. And to make it even better, Jenie Oliver performs live music every Sunday, creating the perfect ambiance for your meal. I bet you’ll be so enchanted by her music that you’ll want to take home one of her CDs!

If you want to get in touch with them, you can give them a call at 0214379029 or shoot them an email at [email protected] You can also visit their website, The Azure Restaurant at the 12 Apostles Hotel, for more information. As for the price, it’s R345, which is totally worth it for this incredible experience.

Now, let’s move on to another awesome spot: Beerhouse on Long.

I’m really into rock music and roast food, so when I saw the Beerhouse’s post about their Sunday Rock n’ Roast on Facebook, I was instantly intrigued. They begin serving the roast at noon, and lucky for me, I arrived at 12:30. However, by 2:00, they had already run out. If you’re thinking about going, I recommend getting there early. They don’t accept reservations, and once the roast is gone, that’s it.

Wow, let me tell you about this incredible dish I had the other day. It was a total game-changer. The chef, Roy MacAskill, really outdid himself with this one. I mean, I have never seen a Yorkshire pudding so massive in my entire life. When they brought it out, it practically took up the entire plate!

But the best part wasn’t just the pudding – oh no, it gets better. Inside that giant pud, there was a medley of flavors that blew my mind. It was like a symphony of taste sensations. First, there was the cauliflower, perfectly cooked and smothered in a creamy white sauce. It was so good, I couldn’t help but go back for seconds.

And then, nestled alongside the cauliflower were these little gems – crispy mange-tout and baby marrows in a tangy tomato relish. The combination of textures and flavors was out of this world. I couldn’t get enough.

But wait, there’s more! Next to this glorious creation were not one, not two, but five big, golden roast potatoes. Each one was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I could have eaten a whole plate of just those potatoes and been happy.

But the pièce de résistance was the tender, succulent roast lamb. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and it was smothered in the most incredible rich gravy. I’m telling you, this meal was fit for a king.

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And here’s the best part – this feast of a meal only cost me R95. Can you believe it? I couldn’t. I was so overwhelmed by the amount of food on my plate that I ended up taking some home in a doggy bag. And let me tell you, those dogs never had a chance. I devoured every last bite.

I’ve got to be honest here, this was hands down the best deal ever! The Yorkshire pudding I had at this place was simply out of this world. Sorry, Aunt Merle, but it beat your recipe! And on top of that, they offer a whopping selection of 99 craft beers, all while maintaining a lively and upbeat atmosphere during lunch. If you hang around until 5 PM, a rocking acoustic band will take the stage to keep the good times rolling. Just don’t forget, Monday is right around the corner!

But hey, here’s a word of caution: while the lunch is incredibly affordable, be careful with the beers. They’re so darn delicious that you might end up ordering more than you planned, and let me tell you, they don’t come cheap. I was dangerously close to having to do some dishes myself before leaving!

Oh, and if you need to contact them, here’s the info: give them a call at 0214243370, shoot them an email at [email protected], or check out their website, The Beerhouse on Long. The price for all this goodness? Just R95!

Now, let’s move on to number 3 on my list – Diemersdal Farm Eatery.

I love going on a Sunday drive and having a leisurely lunch, especially when the drive is right in my neighborhood! Just a 20 minute drive away from the city, I can take a scenic route through the Durbanville Wine Valley. The vineyards and rolling hills are so picturesque, it’s hard to believe they’re so close!

When I visit Diemersdal Wine Estate, I can enjoy my meal at The Farm Eatery, which is located in the original stables. They’ve kept the water troughs as part of the restaurant’s interior! I have the option to sit inside, at long tables for big groups or small intimate tables for two. Or I can choose to sit outside, on a pub-style bench under an umbrella, and watch the horses frolic in the fields. It’s such a relaxing atmosphere.

The highlight of the experience is definitely the three-course Sunday lunch. Everything was absolutely delicious, but what impressed me the most was the presentation. You know, they say presentation is everything, and I couldn’t agree more! I was delighted when our ice bucket for the wine came in the shape of a rabbit-shaped casserole dish. The breads and pickles were served on a beautiful, heavy wooden board. My butternut soup had fresh herbs from the garden and was served in a brightly colored bowl. The main course was served on a large platter that you could help yourself from. The roasted pork belly, baby carrots with honey and cumin glaze, braised savoy cabbage, and baby potatoes with parsley and anchovy butter were all so flavorful. There was also a scrumptious chicken and herb pie that came in its own dish. To finish off the meal, I had a chocolate brownie, poached guava, and hazelnut mousse on a small oval plate. It was like heaven!

Hey there! Looking for a great place to have a delicious Sunday lunch? Well, I’ve got a couple of awesome options for you. Let’s dive right in!

1. The Farm Eatery at Diemersdal

Get ready for a taste sensation at The Farm Eatery at Diemersdal. Each Sunday, they serve up a mouthwatering lunch menu that changes weekly. And guess what? It’s only gonna cost you R220! Not only that, but you’ll also have the chance to take home some of their award-winning wines. Oh, and don’t forget to grab a cute little soetkoekie for the road!

Tel: 0219761810
Email: [email protected]
Website: The Farm Eatery at Diemersdal
Price: R220

2. McPherson’s Restaurant

Now, if you’re looking for a Sunday roast that won’t break the bank, McPherson’s Restaurant is the place to be. For just R75, you’ll get a delicious two-course meal. But that’s not all – the view you’ll have is simply breathtaking. Imagine enjoying your meal with a stunning glimpse of Table Mountain. Plus, the restaurant is also a plant nursery, so you’ll be surrounded by beautiful flowers and shrubbery. It’s truly a feast for all the senses!

When it comes to finding a tasty meal that won’t break the bank, the Sunday roast offering is a great option for both budget-conscious individuals and large families. Don’t let the low price fool you – the portion size is anything but small. It’s just like the generous servings you would enjoy at your aunt’s house, bringing back memories of the delicious roasts from back on the farm. And to make it even better, your plate comes with a teacup-sized scoop of rice, along with roast beef, roast lamb, potatoes, and veggies that are just the right amount of sweetness, reminiscent of the good old days when sugar wasn’t frowned upon. And let’s not forget about dessert – the beloved South African classic, Malva pudding, served with custard and ice cream! It’s a comforting, home-cooked meal that brings you back to simpler times, all for a price that won’t put a dent in your wallet.

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Hey there! Let me tell you about this charming place I visited. Picture this – chickens roaming freely, two African Grey parrots, and a chubby cat who just loves custard. So cute, right? And here’s the best part – after a scrumptious lunch, you can take a leisurely stroll by the vlei or even buy some hanging baskets, seedlings, and unique trinkets to bring home.

If you’ve got little ones with you, they’ll have a blast here! There’s a special menu just for them, and an outdoor play area with swings, slides, and even a jumping castle. Plenty of space for them to run and have fun. It’s the perfect spot for a family outing!

Contact Info: Give them a call at 0215566012 or shoot them an email at [email protected] to reserve a table. You can also check out their website at McPherson’s Restaurant on the Vlei for more information. The price for a meal here is R75.

5. Suikerbossie Restaurant

In 1938, people would dress to the nines and head to Suikerbossie for a fancy dinner at 10 o’clock in the evening. They would dance the night away and then take a leisurely stroll down to the beach for a refreshing swim before calling it a night. Nowadays, you might not see all the guests in their finest attire (unless it’s a fancy wedding), but Suikerbossie is still the place to be for a delightful Sunday lunch in Cape Town.

The Sunday Carvery at Suikerbossie will leave you spoilt for choice with its three buffet-style sections. It’s hard not to fill up on just one section! Before diving into all the deliciousness, you’ll start off with a delightful cup of soup to awaken your taste buds. Then, make your way to the starters table where you’ll find an array of pates, mezzes, salads, and fresh bread and rolls. As for the main event, the carvery offers not one, not two, but three mouthwatering roasts (on the day I went, they had chicken, pork, beef, and lamb) along with all the fixings you can dream of – think roast potatoes, caramelized onions, veggies, salads, flavorful sauces, and rich gravies. While waiting in line, be sure to sneak to the front and grab a piece of crispy pork crackling if it’s available – it’s simply the best in town! But don’t forget to save room for dessert because the selection at Suikerbossie is truly outstanding. From charming little glasses of jellies, mousses, and tiramisu to classic favorites like lemon meringue, fridge tarts, trifles, and ice cream with luscious hot chocolate sauce – there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Trust me, you won’t want to miss out!

I love Sundays because that’s when lunchtime begins at 1:00 in the afternoon. It’s a special meal that lasts the whole afternoon, and if the weather is nice, you can take a nap on the swing bench outside. But if it’s not so great outside, you can cozy up on the couch by the fire. While you relax, the kids can have fun jumping around on the bouncing castle. To enjoy this lovely experience, adults need to pay R265 and kids between 6 and 12 years old pay R75. It’s important to make a reservation in advance to secure your spot.

If you’re looking for other restaurants that serve a delicious Sunday roast, here are some options you might enjoy trying out this winter:

6. The Woodcutters Arms

If you want to give them a try, you can find their contact information below:

Tel: 0217901450

Email: [email protected]

Website: Suikerbossie Restaurant

Price: R265 (Kids under 12, R75)

I haven’t tried these places myself, but they sound really good! I think I’ll definitely be checking them out this winter.

Hey there! So, let me break this down for you. For just R105, you’ve got a bunch of yummy roast options to choose from. How does Rare Roast Sirloin of Beef with homemade horseradish crème fraiche sound? Or maybe Lemon and Herb Half Roast Chicken is more your style? If you’re more of a lamb lover, the Karoo Leg of Lamb with homemade mint sauce could be a winner. And for pork enthusiasts, there’s Slow Roasted Pork Belly with apple & chilli jam. You’ll get all the classic sides too – roasted potatoes, seasonal veggies, Yorkshire pudding, and loads of tasty gravy! Remember, lunch is served from noon until it’s all gone, so it’s a good idea to book or get there early.

If you need more info or want to make a reservation, here’s how to reach us: give us a call at 0217910189 or shoot us an email at [email protected] You can also check out our website at The Woodcutters Arms for more details. And all this deliciousness can be yours for R105.

7. The Lord Nelson Inn

Hey there! So, let me tell you about this amazing hotel I recently visited. They’ve done some renovations that combine the old colonial style with a modern and chic look. It’s really something to see!

Oh, and get this: every Sunday, they have a fantastic 3-course lunch for just R150. Can you believe it? You’ll have a hard time choosing between the delicious starters. They offer things like carrot and coriander soup or bacon and tomato quiche. Yum!

And that’s not all. For the main course, you can indulge in juicy slices of lamb or beef, served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, veggies, and delicious gravy. It’s a feast fit for a king!

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But wait, there’s more! For dessert, you can choose between two mouthwatering options. How about some decadent Malva pudding with custard? Or maybe a delightful Berry Cheesecake? Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with either!

Make sure to arrive between 12:00 and 15:30 to enjoy this incredible Sunday lunch. It’s a popular event, so I highly recommend booking your table in advance. You don’t want to miss out!

If you need to get in touch with them, you can give them a call at 0217861386 or send an email to [email protected]. You can also visit their website at Lord Nelson Inn. They have all the info you need to plan your visit.

Oh, and did I mention that all of this is just R150? What a great deal!

8. Forresters Arms

I’ve been craving a delicious Sunday roast, and luckily, I found just the place! At this iconic establishment, their famous Sunday Carvery has been a tradition for as long as the pub itself. The best part? You get to choose how much you pay based on your appetite!

The carvery starts serving at noon, and you’ll have the tough choice between two mouthwatering roasts. Will it be succulent beef, tender gammon, or perhaps a flavorful leg of lamb? And of course, you can’t forget about the perfectly roasted potatoes that accompany these delectable meats. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also enjoy an array of fresh vegetables to complete your Sunday feast.

All this goodness starts at just R135 for a standard plate. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can upgrade to a large plate for R165. Vegetarian options are also available, with a plate featuring delightful vegetables from the carvery for only R55. And don’t worry, they haven’t forgotten about the little ones – kids can enjoy their own special plate for just R75.

To top it all off, you have the option to indulge in a mouthwatering dessert for an extra R20. It’s the perfect ending to a perfect Sunday meal.

Now, I know you must be eager to join me at this incredible place. Here are the details:

Tel: 0216895949
Email: [email protected]
Website: Forresters Arms Pub & Restaurant
Price: Standard plate R135, large plate R165, vegetarian plate (vegetables from carvery) R55, kids plate R75.

9. Dixies Restaurant & Pub

If you’re looking for a classic and timeless dining experience with great food and a friendly atmosphere, look no further than Dixies. Not only will you enjoy delicious dishes, but you’ll also get to savor them while taking in a breathtaking view. I’ve had the pleasure of trying their Sunday roast before, and let me tell you, it’s a steal at just R79.50 for a full 3-course meal. And the best part? It tastes absolutely amazing!

When you dine at Dixies, you can expect a delightful starter of soup, followed by your choice of either mouthwatering roast pork or succulent lamb, accompanied by a generous portion of rice, roast potatoes, and two types of vegetables. As for dessert, they offer enticing options like Crème Brûlée, ice cream with chocolate sauce, or a velvety chocolate mousse served with a dollop of cream. They truly understand the joy of simple, comforting flavors that we all adore. No wonder Dixies is a favorite!

It’s worth mentioning that Dixies has two sitting times for their Sunday roast. You can choose between 12:15 or 14:15, so make sure you book beforehand to secure your spot. Don’t miss out on this incredible dining experience!

Are you ready to experience the deliciousness that Dixies Restaurant has to offer? Book your table now!

Tel: 0217862105
Email: [email protected]
Website: Dixies Restaurant
Price: R79.50

10. The Hollow Tree

Hey there! I’ve got some exciting news for you. Both branches of The Hollow Tree have a special treat for you every Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 – a mouthwatering Sunday roast. And guess what? It’s only R105!

Picture this: a plate with Olive Oil & Rosemary Roast Chicken, Glazed Pork Neck, or Succulent Spiced Roast Beef. You can choose your favorite! But that’s not all. Alongside your choice of meat, you’ll be spoiled with tasty cauliflower and broccoli in a creamy white sauce, sweet roasted butternut, flavorful herb-infused roasted potatoes, and a portion of steamed rice. Yum!

The Sunday roast special is available for six whole hours, but don’t forget to book your table, as it’s bound to be popular. You don’t want to miss this feast!

If you’re already drooling, don’t worry – I’ve got more information for you. You can contact The Hollow Tree at Old Oak Road (Tel: 0219140186) or Oxford Street (Tel: 0219763522). They’re also available via email at [email protected] or you can visit their website at The Hollow Tree. They’ve got you covered!

And hey, in case The Hollow Tree doesn’t tickle your taste buds, there are other fantastic places in Cape Town that serve a delectable Sunday roast. We’re always on the lookout for more recommendations, so hit us up with your favorites!

Oh, one last thing – this update is from June 2016, so keep that in mind in case there have been any changes since then. Enjoy your Sunday roast!

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