Devil’s Peak Taproom

Our recent visit to the Devil’s Peak Taproom was a bitter-sweet one. Normally, when all four of us bru’s get together for a burger night it’s with a view to putting life’s issues behind us and just getting down to eating, drinking, and talking a whole bunch of unadulterated crap. This time, the night was...

Obz Cafe

Obs! Just saying the word (or not quite a word, but rather the shortened name of the suburb) will conjure up many a memory for different generations of Capetonians. If there is one street which is the heartbeat of Obs, it’s Lower Main Rd. On this street you will find all that is unique about...

Van Hunks Restaurant & Bar

In what has seemed like an age, the bru’s of Burger Brews were back at it on a breezy but pleasant Thursday evening. Our choice of venue, for our latest review, was Van Hunks. Situated near the top end of Kloof Rd, Van Hunks enjoys a superb location with its large open deck in full...

Woodstock Grill & Tap – Woodstock

Our latest foray into the wonderful domain of Cape Towns’ burger and craft beer offerings took us to the rejuvenated suburb of Woodstock. Situated in Albert Rd, Woodstock Brewery is home to Woodstock Grill & Tap. Having firmly established themselves as a serious player in the local craft beer industry, we were hopeful that the...

Redemption – Long Street

I had first heard of Redemption when being told by someone a while ago how good “this burger place” at the Old Biscuit Mill was. She was someone in the trade who knew what constituted a good burger so, ever since that conversation, I had been eager to try them out for myself. Two of...

Jerry’s Burger Bar – Kloof Branch

Having been to the different Jerry’s restaurants a good number of times before, we thought it only fitting to re-visit their Gardens branch (situated in Park Rd, off Kloof), this time with our Burger Brews goggles on. It was an exciting occasion as it was the night before one of the bru’s was set to...

Jakes on the Common – Noordhoek

After what has seemed like an age, the bru’s of Burger Brews were back doing what we do best – eating burgers, drinking beers, and then telling you what we think! This time, at the behest of one of the bru’s who lives in Noordhoek, we made the trek into the deep south and visited...

Café Extrablatt – Green Point

Café Extrablatt, which is situated near the top of Somerset Rd in Green Point, had the bru’s visiting it on yet another Thursday night. On arrival, we were disappointed to see that we were one of only two tables seated in the restaurant. We didn’t let that disappointment get in the way of good banter,...

Craft Burger Bar – Sea Point

Let me start off this review by saying that any restaurant offering only one, yes 1, type of cuisine ONLY will not last very long if it does not do it consistently well. The fact that Craft has been around at this location for almost 5 years tells a story. We, at Burger Brews, felt…

Perseverance Tavern

If you are reading this having never heard of Perseverance Tavern, where have you been for the last 210 years?! This establishment, officially recognised as the oldest pub in South Africa, opened in 1808. It began as a place to stay for travellers disembarking from ships at Cape Town’s Castle and received its official wine…

Beerhouse

I had been asked by this establishment to visit for a review and it took me all of 0.5 of a split millisecond to decide that the bru’s and I would take them up on their offer! It was, again, a soaking wet Thursday night in Cape Town when we set out to “go to…

Pirates

Anybody who grew up in the southern suburbs will know of Pirates – either as a restaurant renowned for their steaks and live music, or as the bar that one ends up at when all other venues in the area have closed, or as both. Either way, they are definitely doing something right, as longevity…

Mondiall

Mondiall, wonderfully situated in the V&A Waterfont, has an extremely favourable reputation among foodies. The question my fellow bru’s and I were there to answer was whether it would have a favourable reputation with us. The answer was, most definitely, an emphatic yes! We reserved a table well in advance as, with the restaurant running…

Rick’s Café Americain

The other bru’s and I made our way back to Park Rd in Gardens, this time for a visit to one of the best-known and most popular restaurants in the vicinity – Rick’s Café Americain (yes, this is spelt correctly). Upon entering this establishment, by way of a narrow entrance way (which leads into what…

The Eatery Wood Fired Grill

It was a case of third time lucky when we visited The Eatery in Claremont. The previous two occasions didn’t pan out due to some of the other bru’s having to pull out, one reason being that a bru decided he would rather go ski in Austria. Like, seriously, a skiing holiday over a burger…

Tiger’s Milk, Kloof Street (Bar Splendido)

It was a night of strange beginnings as our intention had been to review another eatery, situated in Bree Street. On arrival we were greeted, not by the warm welcome of a maitre d’, but by the sight of a seemingly closed down restaurant. This was very odd as the booking had been made and…

Jack Black’s Brewing Company

Anybody who knows about craft beers will have heard of Jack Black’s – one of the true pioneers in the craft beer revolution in Cape Town. Whilst being, without a doubt, one of Cape Town’s most popular craft beers, they are also the most progressive and innovative brands going around. This can clearly be seen…

Copper Club Eatery – Newlands

We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and finally decided to go on a Friday night at the start of Cape Town’s holiday season. A sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a vibey, packed restaurant – right? Well, it appears not. We were greeted by a sparsely filled venue…

Fat Cactus – Gardens

It was a freakishly hot evening when we visited this restaurant, with the temperature being close to 30 degrees when we arrived. The restaurant is situated in Park Rd (soon to be renamed Thereisnowheretopark Rd) which was buzzing with diners from each of the streets’ restaurants enjoying the start of the holiday season. Once seated…

Banana Jam Café

We visited this Caribbean-themed Kenilworth institution on a stormy summer’s night. Unfortunately, one of our foursome was struck down during the day with a terrible case of IdontknowwhatthehellhitmebutIammandown-ilitis and was unable to join us. He did, however, manage to book us an outside table on the only night Cape Town has seen rain in an…