Situated on Cape Town’s Platinum Mile, Harveys at the Winchester Mansions is known for its stunning views and is the perfect spot for sundowners and to enjoy lazy Sunday’s listening to jazz.
This iconic landmark now has added tantalising dishes to its dinner menu making it the spot to hit for your supper needs. We were invited to test out their new offerings and were not disappointed at the results.
For starters we enjoyed the Symphony of Tuna – succulent tuna loin served three ways served with pickled veg salad which complimented the tangy soy reduction, as well as the ricotta risotto balls which were, though a bit on the rich-side, extremely comforting. Other highlights on the menu include steamed mussels in a creamy white wine sauce served with fresh bread rolls as well as the shallot and roasted red pepper Tarte Tatin.
After being impressed by the starters, we were ready to take on the mains! And being the red meat lover that I am, I couldn’t say no to their 250g rib-eye steak with a Cafe de Paris butter served with roast vegetables and lyonnaise potatoes. They got the temperature just right and the veg and potatoes were firm and added a great crunch to the dish.
I still have my eye on trying the pan-fried kingklip served on a bed of citrus buttered garlic potatoes, garlic peas and grapefruit beurreblanc as well as the slow-roasted pork belly on homemade pickled kraut and the herb-crusted loin of springbok with a duo of parsnip, glazed beetroot and red wine jus.
Though, by this stage I was too content to eat another spoon full of food, I liked how the desserts had something for any sweet-tooth – whether a fan of chocolate, pastry or tart. As a chocolate freak, next time I’m saving room for the Cocoa Quattro – white chocolate phyllo parcels, chocolate mousse, brownie and madeleines.
Harveys Restaurant at Winchester Mansions offers something for everyone and is the place to be this summer season.
Harveys Restaurant at Winchester Mansions
021 434 2351
Words: Charis Le Riche