62 Kildare Centre, Main Street, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7800
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, People watching
Expert review of Wijnhuis
Often, when we can't decide where to go out with a group of friends or for a work dinner, we decamp to Wijnhuis. It's a consistently good Italian restaurant with a menu that spans every food or flavour leaning - nothing too out-of-the-box but it's certainly not ordinary.
Italian specialities that have been sexed up are a signature here. The wine list is excellent with plenty of by-the-glass choices.
Try the tagliata (seared sirloin served on leaves) with zucchini, parmesan and pine nuts - it's my favourite. My fiancée swears by the steaks and the penne with spinach, bacon and pine nuts is outstanding too. Their spaghetti vongole is the best in town.
There's always a friendly buzz in this restaurant and, though it's a neighbourhood institution, there's a smart sheen to it too. The interiors are lined with wood from old wine crates - there's no denying you're in wine lovers' territory here.
This restaurant and its sister eatery La Perla in Sea Point is one of the last to employ a brigade of older men who have been guiding diners to the right choices for decades. Slick, knowledgeable and discreet service is a given here. Surly sometimes too - this is their turf and don't you forget it!
In the heart of Newlands Village.
Main courses are around the 100 rand mark.
Noise levels can rise as this busy restaurant gets going - ask for a quieter booth upstairs if need be.
There is also a Wijnhuis in Stellenbosch and a sister eatery La Perla is situated on the Sea Point beach front.
More information on Wijnhuis:
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- Restaurant, Wine bar
- 62 Kildare Centre, Main Street, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7800
- 021 671 9705
- Opening times:
- Tues-Sat 9am-11pm.Closed Sunday, Monday.
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