Restaurant Week Review: Marc’s table. Stunning food!
As a last restaurant for Restaurant week I went to Marc’s table.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this restaurant from a lot of foodies.
My mother in law raves about it, so it’s only right I try it for myself.
My husband, son and I head there for a quiet Sunday lunch.
Location: In the middle of Green point, right on the main road, a few kilometers from the V&A Waterfront, from the sea and from the Cape Town City Centre. It’s part of the Sugar hotel.
Findability: With where it’s located, it’s very easy to find. Parking a bit restricted but fortunately early Sunday afternoon is not as busy around the area, so we find parking on the side street right outside the restaurant.
We are warmly welcomed into this intimate establishment.
Unimpressed, I’m told I can’t bring my own wine in at all, even when I’m happy to pay corkage. They don’t have the wine I’d like to drink with my lunch, and they don’t budge.
I order a glass of sparkling wine at R60 a glass, which is not too bad by normal fine dining restaurant standards.
Food: the menu is more than pleasing, many food choices in all the courses.
There’s no kiddies menu for my 4 year old son but the waiter offers a few options for him. He chooses a ham and cheese sandwich over fish fingers or chicken strips.
Starters: I have a fish cake with hollandaise sauce and my husband goes for biltong carpaccio out of curiosity. What we are served is absolutely delicious. The presentation impressively on point. Taste is out of this world delicious, the fish cake is delicate and moist while not crumbling. The hollandaise sauce so creamy but light and complementary to the flavours of the ‘ not your average fish cake’.
As for the biltong carpaccio, I’m not sure what part makes it biltong and not just beef carpaccio but whatever you want you call it, it is delicious and so moist.
Main course: So many great options I have such a tough time. I enlist the assistance of our waiter and he recommends the seared tuna for me. My husband as I’d predicted, he goes for a fillet steak. The verdict: the best main course of the whole Restaurant week across the table. My tuna is perfectly cooked, the actual fish is of such top quality. I find myself humming as I dig into my plate of heaven. SO DELICIOUS!
Husband as happy with his fillet steak. My son is munching away at his gourmet ham and cheese sandwich. When no-one makes a sound when eating their food, you know it’s good.
With happiness levels high, we are ready for dessert. I can’t help but feel maybe I should stop after the main course. The food cannot get any better than this, the only option is down and do I really want to take that chance and open room for disappointment.
But I take a leap of faith and order my dessert: creme brûlée
And…. Disappointment definitely doesn’t live here!
If this was my last meal, I’d die a happy woman!
So Top marks for the food.
Service: absolutely top notch; friendly, knowledgable and efficient. An expression ‘well oiled machine’ comes into mind. As much as I wasn’t impressed when I wasn’t allowed to bring in my own wine, everything else has made up for that. As much as the restaurant didn’t have a kiddies menu, they went out of their way to accommodate my son.
Ambience: With sun shining bright, the ambience is warm, relaxed and with the beautiful views of the cars driving past, my son is in his element. There’s a triathlon in town and we had the pleasure of watching the cyclists going past as they compete.
Overall experience: I feel happy. The food was stunningly delicious, I feel like I understood the chef’s passion and his love of his craft he was trying to communicate. My family is happy. I couldn’t ask for a better Sunday afternoon.
I will definitely be back again very soon.
Highly recommended! But be sure to make reservations before. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
#Big thumbs up!