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.

foxcroft-restaurant-cape-town3This past weekend, I took my mother here for Mother’s Day and the experience was wonderful. Very sophisticated but in a relaxed atmosphere and it felt great to treat her for once.

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.

foxcroft-restaurant-cape-town3The 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