Chef Seelan, the man behind many of the popular restaurants around Cape Town (La Perla, Grand Cafe, Shimmys) has gone solo and opened his very own hotspot at the V & A Waterfront – Seelan Restaurant & Bar.
Seelan Restaurant & Bar is inspired by Italian, Mediterranean and French inspired dishes. The décor is elegant, fresh and chic with crisp white table linen, fresh flowers and candles throughout. The outside area overlooks the harbour with views of Table Mountain in the background. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. The food is delicious. The attention to detail and service is top class. It is the kind of place you want to spend hours sipping on crisp white wine, tucking into amazing food and just enjoying the views and buzz all around you.
The menu is extensive with a wide variety of options and features a signature dishes section which is made up of Chef Seelan’s best dishes. Think Lamb or Prawn Curry, Seafood Platters, Wild mushroom and Truffle Pasta, Veal, Salads and Duck Rice Starters cost around R80, Mains R70 – R185 (Seafood prices are higher) and Desserts R15 – R70.
We were treated to the most delicious and leisurely lunch one chilly Saturday afternoon and were completely blown away by everything. Although it was a cold and miserable day, we wanted to sit outside so that we could take in the views. The area is sheltered from the elements on cold days and kept very cosy which we loved. Our menu was kept a surprise with the experts choosing the very best dishes for us to try and they just kept them coming. We had Italian Salad, Seafood Bouillabaisse, Kingklip Tagliata, Sirloin Tagliata and Tiramisu. Every mouthful was packed with fresh ingredients and full of flavour. Seelan is an incredible spot for long relaxing meals spent with family and friends. We drank wine and beer, we ate the most tasty and pretty food we have seen and we completely lost track of time… and then we rolled home feeling happy and full 🙂
Find them at Shop 8, Quay 5, V & A Waterfront
021 421 4906