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