Stun­ning view for morn­ing tra­di­tion

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODTHINGS TO DO -

RE­BECCA JACK­MAN

Restau­rant: Rhodes Memo­rial Restau­rant and Tea Gar­den Ad­dress: Rhodes Memo­rial, 19 Rhodes Av­enue, New­lands Contact Num­ber: 021 687 00 00 Hours: Break­fast 9am to 11.30am (last or­der 11.15am) Lunch 12pm to 5pm (last or­der 4.30pm) All-day op­tions 9am to 5pm Dish eaten: English Break­fast Price: R60 TUCKED away be­hind Rhodes Memo­rial is the Rhodes Memo­rial Restau­rant and Tea Gar­den. The set­ting, with a spec­tac­u­lar view of the city, pro­vides a fit­ting place for an English break­fast – in an English-style tea gar­den.

Spe­cial­ity teas in­clude Earl Grey, chamomile, lime and or­ange, Ital­ian al­mond, pep­per­mint, English tof­fee and pep­per­mint, and cin­na­mon as well as the stan­dard Cey­lon and rooi­bos teas. They also of­fer Lavazza Ital­ian pre­mium cof­fee for caf­feine-seek­ers, and Cape Dutch Hot Choco­late for cho­co­holics. For those wish­ing to try some­thing new, you could also try their rooi­bos, or “red”, cap­puc­ci­nos or lat­tes laced with honey.

And if that isn’t enough choice, you could try some­thing cold in the form of fresh fruit juices, smooth­ies, milk­shakes or even cock­tails.

The English break­fast it­self in­cludes eggs (poached, scram­bled or fried), a gen­er­ous help­ing of ba­con, two beef bangers, tomato, mush­rooms and brown or white toast, with but­ter and apri­cot and straw­berry jams. If you don’t want the whole hog, there is a smaller “on the run” op­tion for R45. Or there’s the op­tion of Eggs Benedict with gypsy ham, creamed spinach, mush­rooms or salmon.

You can also opt for freshly baked scones with jam and cream or cheese, crois­sants, health muffins or sand­wiches. All breads, pas­tries and cakes are baked on-site ev­ery day.

For lunch you can opt for sal­ads, plat­ters like the Kaapse Plat­ter (veg­etable samoosas, snoek pate, pick­led fish, smoked mack­erel, smoked Fran­schhoek trout ter­rine, chut­ney and apri­cot jam), or Cape spe­cial­i­ties like Cape Malay curry, os­trich bobotie, veni­son poitjie or bredie of the day. And then there’s the clas­sic English af­ter­noon tea op­tion. Laze in the sun with your choice of tea and one, or more if you wish, of the de­li­cious freshly baked cakes – le­mon meringue, ap­ple crum­ble, milk tart, choco­late brown­ies, brandy pud­ding, car­rot cake, cream caramel, Rhodes choco­late cake or cheese­cake.

You re­ally are spoilt for choice, if you can tear your­self away from the view. It is worth try­ing the food if you have the time. The food is good, por­tions are gen­er­ous, ser­vice is quick and the wait­ers are more than happy to help with any ex­tra re­quests.

PIC­TURE: JA­SON BOUD

WHAT A VIEW: The Rhodes Memo­rial Restau­rant is the per­fect set­ting for a tra­di­tional English break­fast.

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