The Table Restaurant and Bar in the vibey Garden Route town of Plett is versatile enough for cocktails with the gal pals, beers with the boys or simply a fun family outing.

Interior of The Table Restaurant

This comfy and contemporary hangout with its industrial feel in trendy Main Street has a roomy interior and spills out onto the pavement. This means there’s plenty of space for everyone, but it’s best to arrive slightly before peak times because they don’t take bookings. A boon for parents is the secure play area for kids.

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What’s on the menu

The menu offers typical bistro fare and Italian-inspired options, particularly pizzas fired in a traditional domed oven. These should definitely be at the top of your list as The Table’s pizzas are beautifully thin and crisp, and the toppings generous. My chosen combo of brie, paw-paw, prosciutto and rocket was a winner. They also do an intriguing signature dish of prawns in a pizza basket, which I am dying to try next time.

My starter, too, did not disappoint: the big bowl of squiggly deep-fried squid heads and tentacles was tasty and deliciously crispy, and the sweet chilli sauce on the side was much better than the usual sickly stuff you get in plastic squeeze bottles.

My dining partner opted for a main course of chorizo and mussel pasta – a very satisfying combo, he said. Gluten-free pasta is also available at an extra cost, while pizza-wise there’s a Banting version that seems a hit with many of the locals.

 

Dessert

Our posh sounding dessert choice of lemon meringue pot de crème was really just lemon meringue pie in a neat ramekin, but nevertheless delicious.

Our waiter, Luis, was friendly, clued up and attentive – a real pro as waiters go. All in all, we had a relaxing, good-quality and value-for-money meal, and The Table will definitely see us again when next we are in Plett.

Taste it for Yourself:

The Table Restaurant & Bar

044 533 3024

 

Words: Louise Liebenberg
Images: Louise Liebenberg

 

 

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