The salutation to summer, couldn’t come from anything better than a cool sip of something delectable, slowly trickling down parched throats that leisurely take in panoramic sea views.
Cocktails, sea & sand, have always been synonymous with each other; And the Cape is giving no quarter, as far as that summer tradition is concerned.
This season, visitors to Radisson Blu Tobago’s Terrace – guests and walk-ins alike – are artfully placed in staggering proximity to the blue Atlantic Ocean, while presented with some of the most filling & gratifying food and drink options.
Executive Chef Norman Heath, at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, leads his team stupendously. I say that, not because guests get a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchens machinations, but because of their seasonal menu output.
Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace doesn’t miss a beat, lest they’re a bit busy and service subsequently slows slightly.
When visitors dishes (guests even offered gourmet options like Pan-seared duck or Bilton-spiced Beef ) are delivered though, its with taste AND plating in mind – the dining experience as visually stunning as it is innovatively flavoursome.
From ones terrace table, miles of deep blue stretches out into the yonder.
It’s a place to find peace, but it’s most assuredly laden with boisterous fun too.
Cape Town’s establishments, can often be unforgiving with how resolute they are with their prices – giving no quarter for the hoards of tourists, and frequent single locals eager for Happy Hour specials, and sundowner cool-downs.
Tobago’s Terrace is offering up thee most generous Summer option including:
- Superb Sundays at R425 pp (incl. a welcome drink)
- Ladies Nights on Wednesdays – that brings with every meal, a complimentary glass of Martini Prosecco
- Breakers Brunch on Saturdays – the tastiest, effortlessly Instagrammable vacation-style daytime revelry in the Waterfront…that doesn’t shut down too quick, as other CPT spots do
- And the “Don’t Limit Happy To An Hour” special (buy-1-get-1-free beer & house wine) between 17h00-19h00 – inarguably something I can get behind.
After observing Food & Beverage trends, and subsequently reinventing their menu and approach to Summer hospitality, Tobago’s Terrace is seducing summer sippers slipping past too sensational prices.
Surprisingly, the reasonable drinks selection, including well-liked brands like Aperol, Devils Peak, Skyy Vodka, Martini, seems to be leaning towards tiki.
The Radisson Blu restaurant, is really trying something with its eclectic island homage – labelled the Cake by the Ocean cocktail.
The mixologists at the helm of Tobago’s Terrace’s new risky cocktail journey, is barman extraordinaire AJ Snetler, and the ever friendly Melrick – both eager to let the inventive drinks speak for themselves, but not holding back should guests require some recommendations, pairings, or even discretionary customisations.
While the nutty Cake by the Ocean may not to my more citrus inclinations, I cant discount how interesting and ofttimes refreshing, Tobago’s Terrace unique cocktails are, compared to those I’ve sampled around the world.
If you make your way here during their Breakers Brunch perhaps, try The Finest Catch – an experimental mix, which includes: Nori foam, peated Angostura bitters, Falernum syrup, and even some tequila.
My energy drink this summer, is resoundingly Tobago’s Terrace smooth Ocean View Sunset cocktail.
I love the coconut-fat-washed Bombay Sapphire gin, bochu soda, and Falernum & Orange mix!
So to sum up:
Rather than dining and dashing to different restaurants and bars in the bustling city, maybe gather your squad of friends or family, and visit Tobago’s Terrace on Saturday, for a generous brunch at R550 – R770pp.
You’ll probably find me perched by the Raddisson Blu infinity pool resolutely stretching out to a breathtaking ocean view.
I’ll be instagramming my 5th bottomless drink refill, gorging myself on an incredible zero-waste policy menu that includes Carvery Meats, Charred Ciabatta, Seared Tuna, or even a divine Meat Platter (Mushroom Pizza, Vegan Platters & Vegan Boerewors are also available as headlined mains)
…all while the soundtrack for my life, is embodied in the live music playing.
*Note: Bookings are essential
The brunch is weather-dependant.
Radisson Blu Tobago’s Terrace
Address: 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Blvd, Cape Town, 8001
Tel: (+27)21 441 3000