Sunny days are here and to celebrate the change to the warmer seasons, GINJA has launched a spectacular, vibrant and playful menu with fanciful cocktails, new tapas items, plant-based dishes and delightful desserts for the whole family.
Set against the water’s edge with the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain, GINJA Restaurant offers the ultimate V&A Waterfront dining experience in summer. With tables right on the water’s edge, or set slightly back on the deck, guests can bask in the sunshine and enjoy the spectacular scenery around them. And to match this vibrant setting is a new, tantalising summer-inspired menu!
We have launched an updated and refreshing menu celebrating the season’s transition to summer. We have added more tapas-style dishes and plates for sharing to give guests that relaxed, alfresco-style dining experience. – says Ashraf Arendse, known as Chef Ash. [full menu]
Guests can expect an array of mezze, salads and even more seafood. “We are offering all kinds of new fish dishes, including delicious seafood dishes, featuring mussels and prawns. We felt that we really wanted to celebrate our sense of place here at the Waterfront and so this has influenced our menu items,” explains Ash.
- On that note, the popular “Prawn Special” paired with Iona Sauvignon Blanc will continue to be served as will the “Steak Special” which launched in winter, served with a delicious bottle of Niel Joubert Grenache Blanc. Both of these serve two people for just R550.
“We have also decided to include some new wholesome dishes and a dedicated meat-free section to the menu, which features our incredible new veggie burger, made with lentils, artichokes, carrots, celery, leeks, chickpeas and mushrooms, so that it is packed with flavour!” says Ash. Other plant-based menu items will include a lentil “loaf”, pastas and a delicious gnocchi.
Knowing that the V&A also attracts families visiting from out of town during season, Chef Ash has added some playful desserts, such as the “Falooda, which is like a Cape Malay strawberry milkshake with rose water and vanilla ice cream,” explains Ash. Also new on the menu is the PB&J chocolate fondant, with a peanut-butter mousse, marshmallow ice cream and strawberry jam syrup. “I wanted to create desserts that evoke the playfulness of summer,” he says.
“We’re already starting to see our terrace filling up with people, enjoying evening drinks and celebrating the warmer weather. This got us thinking about updating our cocktail offering too. Our classic cocktail menu will remain, but our mixologist has added some fun new signature cocktails which are more playful and unique to GINJA, such as the Thai Me Down and Not So Sours, which I recommend guests order on their next visit,” says Ash.
Speaking of sundowners, GINJA will be partnering with popular alcohol brands over the summer, offering pop-up events over the season. The team have also increased their wine-by-the-glass offering as a way to allow guests to really enjoy the broad selection offered at GINJA. Bubbly lovers can also look forward to a summer special on French Champagne to be sold at nearly half price on premium brands throughout the season.
Book your table now to experience the new menu at Ginja!!
Directions to Ginja Restaurant
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
021 419 6677