Must have restaurant reservation in May 2023

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Must-have reservations in May

by | 5 May 2023

With new restaurants popping up all the time, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. To help you keep up with all the new and noteworthy spots, we’ve highlighted 5 of the must-have restaurant reservations this May.

Cape Town

Club Kloof

Towards the top of Kloof Street, you’ll find this new and vibrant eatery serving up tasty shared plates and aperitivi in their scarlet dining room and sunny terrace. The menu features a selection of small plates, including pizzette topped with all manner of delicious ingredients, interesting salads that hero fresh produce, crispy arancini, fried and stuffed olives, and, of course, a choice desserts including tiramisu and a Campari almond cake with marscapone. Owned by the same duo behind the popular restaurant, Our Local, Chef Shayne Shutte and Michael Carter describe it as an “Italian-ish restaurant and bar”. What’s not to love?

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We’ve all been eagerly awaiting this news! Galjoen has just announced that they will be opening their doors on the 16th of June and are now taking reservations. Neil Swart and Anouchka Horn’s latest culinary venture on Harrington Street is a sustainable seafood restaurant with a tasting menu featuring locally caught seafood.

“If it’s not from South Africa, it’s not going on the menu.” – Neil & Anouchka

Being great fans of their highly-rated sister restaurant, Belly of the Beast, we cannot wait to get a seat. Galjoen will be open for lunch from Wednesday to Saturday (R550 per person) and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday (R750 per person). By reservation only.

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The Knysna Oyster Company

In South Africa the cooler months are setting in, signalling the arrival of prime oyster season. Now’s the perfect time to visit the V & A Waterfront and savour a platter of freshly harvested oysters along with a crisp bottle of wine. The Knysna Oyster Company is offering a half-price oyster special until the end of May. Enjoy your first 12 oysters at a 50% discount when you order any bottle of De Grendel bubbles or still wine. Don’t miss out on this one, folks.

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Artistry Experiences

Bringing the best of the art world to Jozi, Artistry is hosting their second movie club event on the 18th of May! In collaboration with The Bioscope, Artistry will be showing a classic film with dinner and an afterparty included. For only R350 per person, you’re in for a treat! At 18h00, start the evening off with a juicy burger and fries for dinner, followed by the movie screening from 20h00, and then an afterparty at the Listening Bar until midnight. Sounds like the perfect date night to us!

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The Pot Luck Club Johannesburg

Renowned chef Luke Dale Roberts has expanded his acclaimed, and much-loved, Cape Town restaurant with the opening of The Pot Luck Club Johannesburg. On the menu, you’ll find all your old favourites as well as some delicious new dishes to try. The PLC JHB will be be open for both lunch and dinner from Monday through to Saturday. Treat yourself to one of their famously tasty cocktails and don’t miss out on the fish tacos 2.0.

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