Cape Point restaurant gets a revamp
The Two Oceans restaurant at Cape Point must have one of the most picturesque settings in Cape Town. Now the eatery has a fresh new interior that matches the beautiful scenery.
It’s a grey, wintery morning in Cape Town when I set out for Cape Point to attend the relaunch of the Two Oceans Restaurant. Storm clouds are massing over Table Mountain but once I hit the coastal road the sky clears and the sea shimmers in sunlight.
I pull into the parking lot near the famous lighthouse and am suddenly stumped: Where’s the restaurant? Some steps leading down from the corner of the parking area provide the answer. The Two Oceans Restaurant is tucked away against the lower slopes of Cape Point, which means it doesn’t mar the landscape and at the same time enjoys breathtaking views of False Bay.
The interior is delightful; light and airy, as fresh as a coastal breeze. A curved white ceiling evokes the rib cage of a whale and the colour palette is all cool blues and steely greys. A chandelier of ‘beach trinkets’ – glass, shells and bone – reflects the natural light, while large glass windows make the most of the view.
Since the weather is playing along I go out onto the deck. There is enough view here to see me through several weeks of uninspiring city streets. Down below the rocks are edged in white froth and silky blue water stretches all the way to Hangklip. It’s the sort of place you want to spend a good few hours.
That’s also why the restaurant has introduced a new menu that invites you to mark your visit to Cape Point with a memorable meal. Chef Phil Alcock has worked at famous restaurants such as The Cellars-Hohenort and The Showroom, so you can expect something special, mostly fish and seafood with a South African twist.
Another exciting addition is a sushi bar and I’m thrilled when platters of sushi start materialising. The sushi is expertly turned out, a real treat if you love fresh fish.
But don’t worry if seafood isn’t your thing. The restaurant also serves vegetarian dishes, as well as sirloin, chicken pie and ostrich burger, plus there is a kiddies menu for little ones.
With its spectacular setting and sophisticated menu, the Two Oceans Restaurant is definitely a destination, a place to go for special occasions.