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Upper Bloem

Fine Dining Tapas
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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Gourmet Guide Rated

UPPER BLOEM Restaurant refers to the uniqueness of Cape Town and draws inspiration from the port citys mix of cultures. We offer tapas-style and seasonally inspired dishes. Located on Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Gourmet Guide Description

This collaboration of La Mouettes chefs Henry Vigar and Andre Hill in bustling Green Point draws inspiration from Andres childhood in colourful Bo-Kaap in a street named Upper Bloem. Shades of salt, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper in geometric tiles and upholstery form a backdrop for a journey of small plates. “The colour palette reminds me of Bo-Kaap and the barber shop I was taken to as a small boy,” says Andre. Andres growing up with spices is evident on each plate, without any overpowering of prime ingredients. Delicate dishes like cured kabeljou with a sago crisp, pickled radish, curry and raisin and Saldanha Bay mussels with spekboom, parsley oil and sea essence make way for bolder plates. Vegetable dishes, like Cape Malay-style onions with pickled aubergine and caramelized onions, and Tandoori carrots with whipped goats milk yoghurt and candied black rice, are stand-outs. Moving into ‘main plates, expect something typical of Cape cuisine like lamb neck biryani and beef short rib with Jerusalem artichoke, sweetbreads, tongue and apple. The thread of happy memories ends in the dessert selection which includes yummy milk tart doughnuts. Happy and attentive waiters ensure an enjoyable experience. The set menu of three courses can be paired with wine, priced to suit local pockets. Lunch is six plates instead of nine, with the bread course being optional. You may not want to miss that though… “I have attached technique to what I know, coming full circle from where I grew up. I pushed it aside for many years. I want diners to have a feel for Cape Town, to leave in love, talk about it and appreciate it.” Chef Andre Hill

Reviews (44)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.9
Value 4.8
Service 4.9
Ambience 4.3
  • Tina G. Sun 01 Sep 19
    3.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 2.0
  • Heinrich G. Sun 01 Sep 19
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Steven A. Sun 11 Aug 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Heine V. Fri 16 Aug 19
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Kholofelo M. Sun 11 Aug 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Candice O. Sun 04 Aug 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Sarah S. Sat 03 Aug 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Tian V. Sun 14 Jul 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Olivia F. Tue 30 Jul 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Truly exceptional!

  • Sheila D. Thu 04 Jul 19
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Really lovely! The food was superlative and the express lunch a complete joy. Dish after tasty interesting dish, far more than expected. A real treat and we will be back for the food. The only issue would be that the open plan kitchen needs much better ex

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 18h00 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 02h00 - 20h30
  • Thursday 12h00 - 02h00 - 20h30
  • Friday 12h00 - 02h00 - 20h30
  • Saturday 12h00 - 02h00 - 20h30
  • Sunday CLOSED
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