Yes, it has been a while, and yes I am a terrible blogger but a lot has been going on. I’ve moved out into my own flat with no wifi, picked up more shifts at work and started classes at university. And yes, I did just say university – I sucked it up and actually started studying this year! But more on that later. Today I thought I get things back on track with a little review of an amazing place we visited back in January; set on the beach front of Muizenberg – Tiger’s Milk.
We discovered this completely by chance, looking on TripAdvisor for somewhere different to go to for something a little different to eat. We took one look at the beautiful decor and the great reviews and decided that this had to be the one. The restaurant is situated upstairs, and they have taken full advantage of their location with huge glass windows all along the front of the building with amazing beach views.
I fell in love pretty much instantly with the decor, the dark wood and mirrors and the slightly rustic, very ‘Cape Town’ feel to it. There is something about the dark wood, serving food on wooden boards and in metal camping mugs that seems to be very in at the moment – I’m not complaining though, I really love it.
The menu is relatively pricey, but the food is definitely worth it. We sampled a few of the starters, and I would definitely recommend ordering a selection for the table and tasting as many as possible. Some stand outs were definitely the calamari, and for those who liked prawns they were a big favourite.
Main course wise, there is quite a nice varied selection. The burgers looked amazing, and they featured a whole boatload of different toppings to suit both the vegetarian, the meat lover and those who like to suffer a near heart attack from the amount of cheese. There was also the choices of line fish, steaks, other meat dishes and of course the pizza menu – which we’d seen mentioned in the reviews online. I chose the flammkuchen, which had a cream cheese base, bacon, onions and I added avo for a bit of green (and the fact that avocado makes everything better). It was beautifully crisp, and very filling, though we did find space for dessert in a stunning baked cheesecake – my ultimate weakness.
The bar also serves a great selection of cocktails, both normal and frozen, which are a great pairing for the desserts. A frozen mojito is the best way to end off a fantastic meal, and keep you cool in the heat of the South African summer.
The best part of Tiger’s Milk is the attitude of everyone working there – the idea of the restaurant is to allow everyone from the humble surfer straight from the beach outside to the family coming for lunch to the students coming for a drink at the bar in the evening to have a good time. There is a surfboard rack just inside and the website boasts a live Muizenberg surf report, so these guys really know who their regulars are, and what they’re looking for.
If you’re looking for somewhere a little different, with simple but beautiful food, and a relaxed atmosphere maybe making a stop in Muizenberg next time you’re in the area wouldn’t be the worst thing to do.