The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation: A Unique Dining Experience in Cape Town

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The Skotnes Restaurant

The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation is a world-class art destination and museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Named after the famous local artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is a work of art with contemporary features and warm furnishings that create a relaxed and homely atmosphere.

Executive Chef Delia Harbottle: Local Ingredients with a Modern Twist

Executive Chef Delia Harbottle oversees a menu that pays homage to traditional South African fare but with a modern twist on flavors. Ingredients are sourced from local suppliers, ensuring fresh, seasonal, and sustainable cuisine.

The recently-added Petite Plates are perfect for sharing, combining local flavors and international influences. Some highly recommended dishes include the seared-tuna poké bowl, crispy calamari, and grilled springbok loin. The most popular main dishes include the slow-cooked bobotie with apricot, mebos chutney, and aromatic rice — the Skotnes Burger with Gouda, coal-infused mayonnaise, and smoked monkey gland sauce. Vegetarians and vegans will also love the variety of options that are available.

Locally-Sourced Breakfast and Divine Desserts at The Skotnes Restaurant

The locally-sourced breakfast menu features pumpkin fritters with camembert, cinnamon, and fynbos honey and chakalaka shakshuka with eggs and amasi served with fire-roasted bread. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert, as the rooibos posset with citrus-infused cream, caramelized white chocolate, and crispy meringues is divine!

A View of the Constantiaberg Mountains

The restaurant is perfect for a relaxing and enjoyable meal with a view overlooking the Constantiaberg mountains, vineyards, and a lush garden dotted with impressive sculptures. The atmosphere is a blend of elegance and artful cuisine, making it the ideal place to dine with friends or family. The restaurant also offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails, perfect for enjoying while surrounded by the beauty of the museum.

Contact Information for The Skotnes Restaurant

  • Address: 4 Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
  • Phone: +27 87 654 5902
  • Website: The Skotnes Restaurant
  • Working Hours:
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Note that the restaurant is wheelchair accessible and family-friendly. Vegetarian options are available, and credit cards are accepted. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, an art lover, or just looking for a great place to dine, The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation is the perfect destination.

Environmentalist and Outdoor Enthusiast. Amanda is a nature-loving, energetic, and enthusiastic environmentalist who has dedicated her life to exploring and protecting Cape Town's stunning natural landscapes. She is an experienced hiker, wildlife enthusiast, and advocate for sustainable tourism.

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