utopia – an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect
*I paid for my own meal
I have not written a restaurant review in ages because I am so gatvol of restaurants and have been very disappointed in the past year. I know they are struggling through COVID and I salute those who put up a good plate despite all the challenges. I did however find most menus to be overpriced, the food not good and the service sommer net plein sleg. But …
Yesterday, my darling friend, Leonard and I ventured out for lunch at Utopia… and what a wonderful day we had. Firstly, the views from this restaurant are just breathtaking – the panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain, views to the ocean and the Green Point rooftops, and the vista of Lions Head.
Service: Alain, a French Moroccan, served us and with his lively personality and accent it felt like we were on holiday in Europe. Thanks Alain.
Food: The food was top drawer! We opted for the tasting menu R195 with 5 dishes: a butternut veloute, ricotta and spinach mezzelune, spicy prawns, beef fillet, and a baked yoghurt dessert. All the dishes were delicious but the two that really blew me away were the prawns and beef. The prawns were perfectly cooked with a buttery caper sauce – served with freshly baked bread to scoop up all the glorious buttery goodness. YUM. The fillet was soft and scrumptious and perfectly paired with the mushrooms.
Wine: Wine does not come cheap at this establishment so I would suggest you go for the tasting menu paired with wine at R350 / R390 (not 100% sure of the price). We had two ice-cold bottles of BALEIA Sav Blanc and we thought that was just sublime.
Will I go again? Definitely. Summer… here we come!
Covid protocols: All Covid protocols were adhered to.
Parking: Parking is for free and safe in the parking lot of the building.