Wild Woods

Price guide: Mid-range

Hout Bay Main Road (next to Chapmans Peak Hotel), Cape Town, Western Cape , 7806

Price guide: Mid-range

Wild Woods
#4 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
3.7
3.7
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Foodies, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, No fuss

Expert review of Wild Woods

Enjoy contemporary, ingredients-driven fare served with international flair.

Owner chef Pete Goffe-Wood is something of a foodie celeb in these parts, thanks to his regular magazine appearances, his Kitchen Cowboys cooking school and his vocal support of local producers. I love coming to this restaurant, it's a no-fuss space, I know I'll always find something interesting on the menu and that there will be something seasonal that Pete's just sourced and is excited to share.

Food and drink: 

Pete is a robust man and his food is an apt representation of his persona and love of slow food principles. The ever changing menu features a sizeable selection of ingredients sourced from local and artisan producers - making Wild Woods a combined feel-good, taste-good place. The wine menu is small and features a handful of boutique style wines as well as artisan style Jack Black Beer.

Recommended dishes: 

You'll find the likes of steaks with lashings of béarnaise sauce and frites, just-steamed mussels served in a spiced and silken sauce and an outstanding chicken liver paté with homemade caramelised onion marmalade (served with melba toast made from Pete's famed sourdough bread). The menu reflects the seasons and Pete's latest foodie direction - vegetarians are in luck too, his offerings are inspired.

Ambience: 

The interior is a no frills and simple space - in winter, a fireside table is lovely. An outside deck offers sidelong views of the beach and ocean in the warmer months though it can be windy. The atmosphere is laid back but food is taken seriously.

Service: 

After a few hiccups, the team at Wild Woods now offer slick and informed service.

Location: 

Close to Hout Bay beach, next door to the famed Chapman's Peak Hotel.

Tables to book: 

if it's cold or if you're on a date, you'll want to be inside towards the back of the restaurant (where the fire is in the winter months).

More information on Wild Woods :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro
Food:
International, Modern
Address:
Hout Bay Main Road (next to Chapmans Peak Hotel), Cape Town, Western Cape , 7806
Telephone:
021 791 1166
Website:
http://www.wildwoods.co.za
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Thurs-Sat noon-3pm, Thurs-Sun 6pm-10.30pm. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Pete Goffe-Wood, seasonal, Slow food movement

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