The Skotnes Restaurant

Recently I tried The Skotnes restaurant at the Norval Foundation (which is a newly opened  contemporary art museum, that showcases one of South Africa's largest private collections) and I really enjoyed it.

Named after the South African artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is nicely positioned with views of the museum's sculpture garden and surrounding wetland. The interior is modern and inviting, with glass windows on all sides and a big outdoor terrace area for sunny days.

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner everyday, except Tuesdays. They don't do a proper breakfast menu, but they do serve coffee & pastries between 10am - 12pm. The menu definitely has plenty of South African influence (there are things like 'mosbolletjie toast' and 'Duck Umngqusho' on the menu). All ingredients are said to be sourced locally and come from smaller suppliers (which is awesome!).

For lunch I had two things - the market fish (which was Swordfish) with heirloom beetroot, apple sago, fennel & amazi AND a portion of the fire roasted sweet potatoes with feta, spring onion and coriander (pictured above). Both dishes were really great and very well presented.

Final thoughts: I would definitely eat here again and probably soon. The staff was friendly and the food was good.  Also, if you buy a museum membership, you get 10% off every time you eat at the restaurant (annual membership starts at R200).

Next time I  plan on trying the pretty upstairs bar (pictured below).

* To view the menu or make an online reservation go HERE *

1 comment

  1. The food here is awesome, same with the views. Recommend people check this place out for a nice lunch.


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