With a picture-perfect backdrop of Cape Town’s crowning glory, Table Mountain, Shimmy Beach Club hosts up to 220 guests in their elegant restaurant and private beach. It’s the perfect place to catch the warm glow of the winter sun setting over the ocean – with a big glass of red wine and a delicious, comforting meal, of course.
Shimmy takes advantage of a seasonal menu to help get the most flavour out of every ingredient. Executive Chef, Adrian Cook, follows a simple food philosophy: to let quality, natural produce shine by pairing it with the correct ingredients.
For the cooler season, complex, rich and comforting flavours have been used from starters right through to desserts. For an indulgently warm appetiser, try the twice-baked spinach soufflé served with a Gruyere cheese sauce and walnut crumble. For something warm, rich and hearty, the oxtail ravioli with creamed spinach, roasted butternut and sage nut butter sauce really hits the spot, as does the crowd-pleasing pulled pork croquettes with aioli and sweet corn salsa.
The mains also showcase their fair share of complex and rich flavours. The Herb Encrusted Rack of Lamb is served with crushed rosemary new potatoes, roasted winter vegetables and a luxurious red wine jus. Homemade Apple crumble with crème anglaise does a classic dessert justice, while the 70% dark chocolate fondant is indulgent and divine, and cleverly balanced with a naartjie ice cream.
Don’t forget about the gourmet pizza menu, extensive sushi options as well as the delicious dim-sum offering, available all year round.
Directions to Shimmy Beach Club
12 South Arm Road
021 200 7778