I have a policy that before I go out I will Google restaurants in Cape Town and try and eat at a different one every time. Of course, with the amount of amazing restaurants we have in Cape Town I have set myself up for a mighty task.
On Tuesday night my beau and I went to Oblivion Wine Bar and Restaurant in Claremont as first timers. I chose this setting because of the glaringly obvious word WINE inserted into the name. It was raining and we got lost getting there, but we arrived within the booking date.
From the outside Oblivion Wine Bar looks very homely and you can see the inside of the restaurant through the big windows. I hardly touched the door handle when one of the waitron’s rushed to the door and opened it up for us and invited us inside. I could see it wasn’t necessary to book as it was fairly empty inside. The inside was dimly lit with candles and a gorgeous wine bar was gleaming at the back of the room.
Our waiter told us about the specials for the night; a choice of choosing between four mains with a dessert for only R100. But, we both opted for a beef burger with cheddar cheese sauce, crispy bacon strips and potato wedges instead. As we are on a tight budget we chose a bottle of their house Sauvignon Blanc- no judging here. The food took about 15 minutes and when it arrived we first saw the burger, then the wedges and then only did the plate follow. The burger was, to be frank, HUGE and tasted delicious. The cheese sauce was melting hot and dripped off the sides and they weren’t stingy with the crispy bacon or with the patty. The patty tasted like it was freshly made with 100% pure beef and had a smoky/herby taste to it. The patty was also nestled on a crispy Portuguese roll. I could not finish the burger, although my wedges were long gone, but boyfriend helped me out.
Oblivion Wine Bar is the perfect pre-drinks spot before a night out in the town. They also have a deck on top of the restaurant which would be perfect for summer; I can just imagine hot days and cold mojitos!
I would go again and definitely try them in summer, but this time sample their diverse range of wines and try their pizzas (which I hear are delicious).
Other wine bars to try are:
Oblivion Wine Bar and Restaurant is situated in 22 Chichester Road Claremont. You can call them on (021) 671-8522 or visit their website here.
My name is Ineke Coetzee and I’m studying for a degree in film and media while also doing a radio production course. I am a born and bred Capetonian and love this place, the people and the sights with all my heart. I am a lover of all sorts: burgers, white wine, hiking, animals, family, friends, sports, summer holidays and media related things. I haven’t been overseas YET, but would love to go to Madagascar, Greece, Switzerland, California, New York, Ibiza and and and….For now, I’m staying in the best place in the world but waiting in anticipation for my overseas trip to make its arrival…