Restaurant Belly of the Beast in Cape Town

About Rest Restaurant Belly of the Beast

Belly of the Beast
10 Harrington St, Cape Town City Centre , 8000 Cape Town

Belly of the Beast

Chef's Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart offer a daily tasting menu for lunch and dinner.This is a nose to tail eatery, using sustainable farmed whole animals and local seasonal ingredients.

The menu changes daily and is made up of what the chef's can grow, find, source or steal. There are no menu options or set amount of courses. All you do is show up and trust them to satisfy with their seasonal fair. They serve anything from 5 to 8 courses.

The 20 seats make for a very personal dining experience, as they do everything from cooking the food to pouring the wine. 

 

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Reviews


9.0

(6 Recensies)


food

9.0

service

9.2

ambience

8.8

"Wow! "

10.0
food: 10 service: 10 ambience: 10
This place was absolutely amazing! The food was divine! The service excellent. I loved the simple decor. This one was the best for the entire restaurant week experience! Can't wait to go back.
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"Great evening out"

9.0
food: 9 service: 9 ambience: 9
The food was amazing and reminded of a masterchef show, the service was excellent and we had a great evening
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"I was waiting for a course to not live up to the hype - I waited all night."

10.0
food: 10 service: 10 ambience: 10
I'd been looking forward to this dinner for ages and for someone who likes to look at the menu before she goes anywhere, not being able to know what I'd get to eat at Belly of the Beast was part of the thrill. Our menu last night began with gemsbok tataki which was a melt-in-your-mouth texture and a brilliant shade of deep mauve. Next came the Curried Offal whose spice notes were reminiscent of a samoosa but whose complexity shone through with crispy onions, fresh baby tomatoes, and a milky base. When the hake arrived in a beer batter, I blanched. I'm not one for batters in general but this particular one was feather light and crisp - complementing the hake itself instead of overpowering it as I'd expected it to. The pork belly came topped with home-made bacon and its soft nature hinted at a slow-roasted beginning. The cherry on top was the charred lettuce on the side. The sago pud for dessert was much more than your run-of-the-mill South African classic thanks to the presence of marmalade and the faint whiff of burnt marshmallow.
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"Belly of the Beast"

7.7
food: 8 service: 8 ambience: 7
The food and service was quite good. The waiters were knowledgeable about the dishes as well. The restaurant look and feel was quite modern and clean. Overall it was a good time :-)
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"We will return!!!"

10.0
food: 10 service: 10 ambience: 10
The entire experience was just amazing. Friendly staff, awesome food, great ambiance- best dinner we’ve had with Restaurant Week.
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"Belly of the Beast - undecided"

7.3
food: 7 service: 8 ambience: 7
Being th first night of Restaurant Week we were excited to start off our culinary journey with this new kid on the block. Dont trust your GPS its taskes you to the wrong place :(...anyhoo we finally got there and the place was typical of all the new establishment, metal, concrete jungle vibes but the chairs are super comfy. Open plan kitchen,you see and hear everything...Ideal for a romantic dinner as they havent forced more tables to ensure more bums on seats. They currently dont ahe their liquor licence but do allows you bring along your over 18 drink of choice, their coffee is killer though,loved it! Onto the food, there isnt any one thing that stood out as clear winner for anyone at our table, if I am being honest we were quite underwhelmed. The food in general lacked seasoning. It looks very pretty and the price for the evening and portions size simply didnt make sense to us. Diners around us all seemed to be happy and this one we simply pegged down to perhaps we expected too much. We do however wish Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart and their team well and we hoping to go back in a few months with better feedback.
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