On Tuesday eve I met up with my absolutely gorgeous friend Tatum (owner of Soulshine Cards) for some good food and a good catch up. I love hanging out with Tatum, she’s such an amazing creative energy and she always leaves you wanting to challenge yourself more. I need people like that in my life.
Anyhoo, we chose The Woodlands Eatery in Vredehoek (2 Deer Park drive) for our little get together and boy oh boy did we make a good choice! Upon entering, my eyes were immediately drawn to all the quirky, fun decor pieces. Like the odd antique looking chairs, various odd chandeliers over the bar area, the kitch but cool ornaments and the picture frames stacked on the walls in all shapes and sizes…
A true visual feast…
I mean just look at this table as you walk in – with the crazy lamp shades hanging over head and then the interesting mirror collection on the wall above:
How freakin’ cool is that!?!
My absolute favourite little detail though, was this happy looking gold & brown bunny:
What’s that little guy? You wanna come home with me? Of course you can…
Before I move on to the food, I have to also mention that they have a cool little outside area, but as it’s been a bit chillz here in Cape Town the last few days, we opted to stay indoors where it was warm & cosy.
So… the menu might seem a little simple at first glance, but they really pride themselves on only offering options made with the freshest of fresh produce. So because of that, the menu changes regularly. Our waitress (who was truly lovely) highly recommended the Red Snapper with rocket & avo salad and grilled baby potatoes. Both Tatum and I said “yes please!” in unison.
Best fish meal I’ve had in yonks… and it only cost R70!
After our main, we didn’t really have our hearts set dessert… but then our waitress said the magic words: “chocolate fondant” (Evil woman! She knew we wouldn’t be able to resist!). Again there was a loud “yes yes yes please” from both Tatum and I.
Just as good as they make them in France!
Not only was the food & service fantastic, but there was also a really great energy about this place. You just wanted to stay and chill and chat for hours and hours on end. Next thing we knew it was almost 11pm! (we got there at 7:30pm) What an amazing evening… it’s always better when you don’t know a thing about a place and then it smacks you right in the face with its pure awesomeness.
Now according to my research, The Woodlands Eatery has been open since early this year already. How did it take me this long to find out about this place!? Is everyone trying to keep it a secret to avoid it becoming over crowded or something? Geeze people, share the love! I can see myself going back to this spot over and over again. Gonna have to, especially seeing as the menu changes so regularly. Really want to try everything on offer.
Right, on to my official Miss K Kiss-o-Meter rating:
Impressive scores! But well deserved, trust me. Everyone in Cape Town should go and give this place a try. You’ll be enchanted just like we were.
OK, ciao for now my lovelies. xxx