Unless you're a resounding foodie, forget the expensive dinner set menu here and aim to linger for lunch instead. Even if you only order a burger (beautifully presented, incidentally, with thick-cut potato wedges), you're still perfectly positioned to soak up one of the most impressive vantage points in Cape Town. The Roundhouse and The Rumbullion feel tucked away in a forest, but they overlook all of Camps Bay, with the Atlantic stretching in one direction and the Twelve Apostles mountain range in another. By day, this is a relaxed lunch venue (there’s breakfast, too, on the weekends), with seating beneath the pomegranate trees, and chickens clucking around a partially wild garden. Pizzas are prepared in the late afternoon and early evening, timed right to enjoy with sunset; the house also puts together tapas hampers (you get to choose your own ingredients with a tick-box menu), sandwiches with breads from the bakery, and (over weekends) plates with free-range rotisserie chicken. At night, things move indoors to The Roundhouse, once a hunting retreat—built in 1786, and, as the name suggests, circular—stylishly designed with white tablecloths and wooden chairs for an achingly fine (and extremely pricey) culinary experience (for example, smoked venison, followed by East Coast crayfish, braised Karoo lamb neck, and finally a blueberry soufflé with buffalo yogurt sorbet).
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The Roundhouse and The Rumbullion
The Glen, 1 Roundhouse Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Camps Bay Hours The Rumbullion Oct–Apr Tues–Sun noon–sunset, Fri–Sun 9–11:30am; The Roundhouse: Oct–Apr Tues–Sat 6pm–late; May–Sept Wed–Sat noon–2:30pm, Sun noon–3pm Transportation Off Kloof Rd., which links Lower Kloof Rd. in Clifton with the top of Kloof Nek Rd., near the junction for the Table Mountain Cableway and Lion's Head Phone +27 21 438 4347 Prices The Rumbullion: breakfast R60–R75, salads R75–R120, hot mains R88–R166, pizza R60–R98; The Roundhouse: 4-course meal R595, R835 with wine pairing Cuisine Type South African/International Web site The Roundhouse and The Rumbullion
MapThe Glen, 1 Roundhouse Rd. Cape Town
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