In Cape Town the food scene can sometimes be so vast with so much variety, it’s hard to choose a place to eat, especially for a special occasion. This Mother’s Day I wanted to treat my mum to a lovely lunch somewhere exceptional.
I decided on a restaurant that I have been to before, so I knew what to expect. Plus she really wanted to go there which was an added point in my favor. I took her to Foxcroft Restaurant & Bakery, a small cozy eatery tucked away on Groot Constantia Road. They focus on a small but well planned menu with great flavor combinations. Although it’s not the most affordable lunch (R395 for a 5 course meal), they do have an incredible winter bargain going where you can choose any 2 of their tapas for R195 if you just want to sample the food.
If you choose the set menu you are allowed to choose 2 tapas, a main and a dessert so you leave content and bursting at the seams. I went without breakfast so I could fully appreciate the lunch.
For my starter options I chose the chicken Ballantine with garlic smoked mushroom butter and homemade brioche and the squid in ajo blanco foam. I thought they were both mouthwateringly good. My mother had the tuna crudo and lamb ribs, they were also yummy but I felt my choices exceeded expectations. As a main, I went for the pork 3 ways with a perfectly crispy dehydrated crackling garnish and pineapple jus but my mother’s choice of springbok with quince sauce and duck-fat chips took the crown. The smoky melt-in-your-mouth flavor of the meat took my breath away.
Desserts are not their strong point but I had a lovely gypsy tart with passion fruit sorbet for those who have an intense sweet tooth, otherwise their cheese board has an impeccable selection of local cheeses.
The entire experience was ultimately delightful, being able to treat my mother and pay for the meal for once was a new experience for me. It was so worth it. Our mothers give a lot of themselves for us and to have a day where we can worship them as they deserve, is quite lovely.
I thought the food at Foxcroft was very good and is worth a visit for any occasion!
Address: Shop 8/9, High Constantia Centre, Corner of Groot Constantia Rd and Constantia Main Rd, Cape Town, South Africa