Chef Ryan Cole and his team build on their background of modern, classical cooking at Salsify – a refined dining house in a national monument. In reference to the restaurant’s name, Salsify’s focus on ‘root to leaf’ dining is one of the elements of dishes developed for the menu. Cape Town has an incredible produce and the restaurant makes the most of what its suppliers source.
“I’m especially excited about the micro seasons we experience in the Cape and the produce that’s only available for a few weeks at a time – I always look forward to sharing discoveries with our guests,” says chef Ryan.
From the melt-in-the-mouth amuse-bouche to the luscious petits fours – and more, every element is thoughtful, fresh and exciting, while still managing to be down to earth and unfrilly. Without any theatrics each dish has an interactive element, adding a lively dynamic to the meal and giving them a sense of ownership and pride in each dish.
Within the walls of The Roundhouse, a heritage building that has assumed many faces over its storied past, guests pass through the central chamber that hosts the muse, a 1.3m Lady Salsify statue, into a luxurious lounge and absorb the contemporary, historically-inspired artworks that fill the interior.
The first dining room, aptly named the “Leather Lounge’, exudes a feeling of comfort and opulence, with floor to ceiling leather-clad panels and an inviting fireplace. The second dining room, the ‘Sea Room’, boasts spectacular vistas and is where the distinguished legacy of the space is complemented with touches of modern furnishings and crisp white napery that blends seamlessly to evoke a feeling of old world charm.
An opulent culinary journey accented by daring décor and whispers of history- a journey with Salsify is unlike any other.
Address: Roundhouse, Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040.