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Canteen restaurant at Chefs warehouse, Cape Town

Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South Africa

Going out for dinner is something I enjoy a lot. I love to cook, the Mr. loves to cook, we always have some nice wines in our fridge, so there is no need to go out for dinner. But still… it’s the whole experience. Getting ready, dress fancy, use that nice smelling perfume, wear high heals, looking forward to see what’s on the menu, try special dishes or food you probably would never make at home, have a chat with the owner or Chef, stay a bit longer for a second espresso with a liquor…. I love it all. A perfect place to look forward to have dinner is Canteen @ Chef’s Warehouse, on my favourite street in Cape Town: Bree Street. I wrote already about several places on this foodie-paradise-strip, for example this blog post about Clarke’s, or this one about Locanda @ Villa 41, and recently a I also wrote about the Culture Cheese Club, quite high up on Bree Street. Today I write about my very favourite place for a long, delicious and relaxed evening: Canteen restaurant from Liam Tomlin and his sweet and talented wife Jan.
IMG_0401Front of Canteen restaurant at Chef’s Warehouse.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaEntrance of the restaurant.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaSitting on a table in the open window on Bree Street.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaBeautiful wine; Alheit Cartology 2014, white wine, 89% Chenin blanc 11% Semillon, nose of lime, fennel and quince, with a taught palate and driving acidity & a long finish. Really stunning, slightly wooded but not too much, R400 a bottle. From Hemel and Aarde Valley, near Hermanus. Absolutely fabulous.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaSalmon Vietnamese, salt & pepper squid with Chorizo and parsley, thai fish cake with bonito and Shiitake broth…. Yum! All so so good.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaI told you it was good!
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaPea and Goats Cheese Risotto. Nomnomnom… On the left you see a little bit of the Sautéed wild mushrooms with garlic, lemon and parsley.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaPotato gnocchi with braised beef brisket, loin of venison with roast vegetables and panfried Yellowtail with sauce Vierge.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaThe Venison.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South AfricaDelicious – I repeat delicious – luxury bonbons…. Belgium type chocolates and pralinés. Not easy to make, and they were all special and very tasty.
Chef's Warehouse, Canteen Restaurant, Liam Tomlin, Cape Town South Africa

The Bill
We paid ZAR 1448 (excluding tip) for a dinner for two. The tapas for two is R520, and this is more than enough and real fun to share Liam Tomlin’s beautiful food.
Our bill expensive? Maybe a bit. But keep in mind we ordered not a cheap bottle of wine (Cartology, R400) and also had some more delicious red wine; 2 glasses of De Grendel Shiraz and 2 glasses of N. Valleij Cins (4 glasses à R58) and 2 glasses of cognac. Furthermore we had bon bons fine chocolate (R95) and a big bottle of still water (R28). What I try to say is: you can definitely dine here for much less than ZAR 1448. If you behave a bit regarding alcohol. Not sure what we were thinking that evening, poor liver.

The Facts

Canteen @ Chef’s Warehouse is open Monday to Fridays 12pm – 2.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm – 8.00pm for dinner
On Saturdays Canteen is open from 12pm – 2.30pm

No bookings, first come first serve.
You can have a drink while waiting at the fun bar in the basement of the building called “No Reservations”.

*Note: I have not been asked, payed or invited to write about Chef’s Warehouse and Canteen. We payed the bill ourselves in full and all photos are mine. 

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    16x fun on Bree Street, Cape Town – Eat Well Travel Often ||
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    […] My favourite place for fine dining for a fair price! At Canteen restaurant the food is absolutely great and the sharing menu is the best. My article, the menu and more information about this fun place on 92 Bree you can read here. […]

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