The pandemic has created a new world of travel and eating out, as well as new partners and ideas. One of Cape Town’s most popular restaurants, Chefs Warehouse, is teaming up with one of its most luxurious hotels, Tintswalo Atlantic, to create a new restaurant in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world.

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Canapes, anyone? Tintswalo Atlantic. Photos: Ted Botha

The restaurant at the boutique hotel on Chapman’s Peak Drive will be open to the public for lunch and dinner, and will open on 2 November.

“When I first walked into this incredible space,” said Liam Tomlin of Chefs Warehouse & Canteen, “I knew that a Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic was a no brainer. This location is surely one of the best dining rooms in South Africa, if not the entire world. It is a dream come true to have a Chefs Warehouse not only close to, but right on the ocean, to complete our package of restaurants in the Cape winelands and the city.”

Tomlin has already teamed up with restaurant ventures in the winelands and Barcelona, among other places. He said he was sure that head chef Braam Beyers would no doubt create a menu that pays homage to the ocean. Beyers is moving over from Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia.

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It’s hard to decide if the view is better by day or by dusk or by night.

Tintswalo Atlantic’s existing restaurant area and deck will receive a complete design revamp to incorporate the Chefs Warehouse signature and personality, ranging from furniture and décor to tableware. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and will continue Tomlin’s ‘fine-dining quality global tapas’ concept, serving produce-driven ‘Tapas for 2’. (Small plates for sharing in 4 courses at a cost of R1500). A cheese course and a selection of dessert may be ordered in addition to the eight seasonal small plates.

For Lisa Goosen, the owner and CEO of Tintswalo, bringing Chefs Warehouse to Tintswalo Atlantic marries “multi-sensory fine dining” with one of the most spectacular locations in the world. ‘It is a match made in heaven,” she said.