The Table Bay Hotel on the Waterfront in Cape Town is a stunning edifice. I have spoken to so many Capetonians who have never been there. I think like Art Galleries and Museums, people miss out on so much by darkening the doors.
You don’t have to be resident to do many things at The Table Bay Hotel. The wonderful thing about the place is that there is always ample free parking. Bonus number one.
All I would suggest is that you make your reservations beforehand to avoid disappointment. Also dress ‘smart casual’, you’ll find most of the people there are.
When you arrive you will be bowled over by Marsha Booi and Lucas Mfumisi’s superb ever-changing floral arrangements that are large and beautiful –a true generosity of flowers.
So what can you do there?
You can do Breakfast
Breakfast is served in the Atlantic Room and is one of the most spectacular in the city with the most wonderful views over the harbour and Table Mountain. A buffet of uncountable dishes is presented and also all the wonderful variety of cooked dishes of you are feeling like something more than a continental. The baked goods, the cheeses, charcuterie, fruits and and and….. This is something you can dive into in a big way.
A grab and go breakfast is served in the Lounge from 05h30 – 06h30 for an early get away and then a Continental breakfast is served from 06h30 to 10h30.
I often meet people in The Lounge mid morning as light snack are served in the Lounge from 11h30 to 22h30. Good for pre-theatre snack supper.
A fabulous High Tea is served there from 14h30 to 17h30 each day during which you can taste the offerings of internationally trained Bobby Kumar.
Quick drink after work?
The Union Bar is the place, intimate and the barman can turn out great cocktails or open a bottle of the hotel’s House Wine or any other wine from their carefully selected eclectic list.
Lunch and Dinner at Camissa
Camissa is a Khoi name for Cape Town, the ‘place of sweet waters’. Table Mountain has numerous springs that run all year round. Urban legend has it that there is an enormous aquifer under the mountain. Camissa is where Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams shines.
The Canadian trained Chef serves lunches each day from 11h00 to 15h30 and dinner from 18h00 – 22h30. Jocelyn is a locavore and forager, very aware of sustainability, so the dishes are impactful, visual, aromatic and delicious.
Please be sure to book ahead
+27 21 406 5988
Oh and did I mention that there was free parking?