We tried the Opal Lounge some four years ago whilst visiting Cape Town, it was so good we eat there twice. Since we were returning to the Cape we wanted to go back but found that the Opal Lounge is now Blakes Restaurant and has moved.
Firstly, it is a little off the beaten track and we would have preferred if we could have had a cocktail first but was directed to our table. The restaurant is large, funky and has some very comfortable chairs.
Lets start with the bad. This restaurant was empty, apparently a table of 14 didn't turn up and therefore the restaurant had turned away other customers, because there was hardly anybody here the atmosphere was somewhat lacking.
OK lets get on with the positives - this is a lovely restaurant, the food and the service was brilliant. We asked our waiter to recommend different glasses of wine for each of the courses and his choices were fantastic.
We had the pigs cheek for starters and I had the Kudo and my husband had the lamb. The Chef is very good and the food was lovely, we weren't rushed and we enjoyed ourselves. I can absolutely recommend this restaurant as it is the Cape at its best.
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