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Posted on: Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Dinner at The Duchess of Wisbeach in Sea Point

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Duchess of Wisbeach

Duchess of Wisbeach

The Duchess of Wisbeach is a relative newcomer to the Sea Point Restaurant Scene and she announces herself with a London Double Decker Bus bright red front door and an antelope head of some kind above the bar (keeping a watchful eye over the entrance!)

We had a fairly large table with stragglers arriving way after the time the table was booked for.  Seeing as the group is quite a rowdy bunch and seemed to spend more time chatting and having a cigarette on the pavement, our waitress suggested putting a few of their sidewalk tables together and so we ended up dining, Parisian café style, on the pavement! It was the perfect evening for it though and the smokers of the group were happy …

The food was delicious.  I started with fresh figs stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped in Parma ham, served on a bed or rocket and topped with Parmesan cheese.  Im not normally that ‘adventurous’ with food and I was pleasantly surprised with my choice.  My main course were equally tasty plump and crispy fish cakes.  While Im not the biggest fan of fish, I absolutely LOVE a fish cake and these were some of the best ever.

Served with a side salad and a dressing it was the perfect main meal.  I ended off with a Dom Pedro – in my eyes a Dom Pedro never fails to disappoint.. a drink and a dessert in one!

Other items on the menu included fillet with proper hand cut chips (not that dehydrated potato rubbish), some indulgent sounding salads and vegetarians were also catered for with a lentil and chickpea creation.

I will definitely go back to The Duchess of Wisbeach and this time I will make sure I upgrade myself from the pavement to a seat inside!  The view through the window of the black and white floor tiles, the white chairs, beautiful old pictures on the walls and flickering candlelight looked most inviting!

Duchess of Wisbeach in Sea Point

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The Duchess of Wisbeach, The Courtyard Building, 3 Wisbeach Road, Sea Point
Telephone: +27 (0)21 434-1525

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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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2 comments about Dinner at The Duchess of Wisbeach in Sea Point
  1. April 24th, 2010 at 10:23
    Lee says:

    My experice at the Dutchess were very dissipointing indeed.
    Bad service, uneducated waitress that was in such a bad mood that she actually swore at us when we were not happy about the food? This is so not my idea of having a relaxed evening. Our food were underdone and tasted awfull. The wine list is really a joke aswell. I wount reccomend anyone to go there. Its overcowded and noisy. I defnitally wount go back there ever again.

  2. December 30th, 2010 at 10:11
    Steyn says:

    Made reservations a couple of days ago, only to arrive last night – with no one knowing of our booking. Had to sit and wait at the bar for over an hour! Only to get taken through to the worst table in the spot – then proceeded to wait another 15 min before someone came to take orders… and low and behold another 30min to wait for our food – totally overpriced and one of my worst dining experiences in Cape up to date!!!!! Think they should be better off just closing their doors – what happened to good service in this city?????????????