I try out the new Strolla restaurant situated on the Sea Point promenade

by Karisa

There’s a new all-day dining spot on the Sea Point promenade.  It’s called Strolla and it’s located at the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel (towards the end of Beach Road, on the Bantry Bay side).

The concept of the space is to be a relaxing meeting place where you can catch up with friends, perhaps do a bit of work (they have free Wifi), enjoy a sunset cocktail (or three), and sit back to enjoy some tasty food.

Out front they have a deck & bar area which is perfect for sunny days. Then they also have a Bootlegger cafe where you can grab a quick cuppa.





The interior is nothing short of be-a-u-ti-ful… I loved the the fun pops of colour and overall stylish quirkiness of the space.  It spoke to my own decor style and kinda reminded me of my lounge at home…



Here you can also work, work, work, work, work (as Rihanna says)

A really big draw card – particularly as kid-friendly restaurants which still offer an elegant dining experience for parents are a rare find – is their fully kitted out kids entertainment area:

Any kid’s dream… Computer games, arts & crafts, movies, and a lovely lady who looks after them while mom & dad enjoy their meal. They also have a kids menu and your little ones can choose to eat in the kids area as well.

Now let’s talk menu… They have a very good wine & cocktails selection. Then for the beer lovers, they serve Devils Peak Brewing Company on tap.  The food menu is split into “Fill the gap” starter/tapas style dishes. Then soups & salads, pizzas, “Soul Satisfying” main meals, and finally dessert.

If you get their early in the morning, you can also tuck into their café menu of croissants, muffins and breakfast plates paired with a cup of Bootlegger Coffee Company’s craft roast.

** Have a look at their food menu over here.

We couldn’t decide on starters, so our waiter suggested trying the Strolla Platter for 2 (R245) which includes pork short ribs, the paté de jour, Guinness-infused chicken lollies, flash-fried calamari, jalapeño poppers and assorted dips.

Just look at this baby:

I really loved their chilli poppers – served croquette style, it’s a little different, but it’s totally moreish. Then the pate was really nice too (wished we had more melba toasties to scoop it all out with), as well as the beef short rib, calamari & chimichurri sauce. The only thing that wasn’t my vibe was the chicken lollipops. Then again, I really don’t enjoy chicken on the bone.

Next time I really want to try their Trinchado (R90) and their prawn cheviche (R110)…

Then for mains, I opted for the Portuguese Steak (R145) – Chargrilled rump with deep-fried poached egg and sautéed chorizo. And then Janine (my dining partner-in-crime) went for the Linefish with salsa verde (R130) – Cape line fish with a warm niçoise salad and salsa verde.

My steak was slightly overcooked, but overall the flavours worked well and it was a very enjoyable dish…

I thought this linefish dish was the winner though… Great flavour combination, beautifully presented and very tasty…

We were so stuffed by the time we got to dessert, we decided to end things off on a light note by sharing the Trio of Liquor Ice-creams (R40):

Home-made liquor ice-cream – if my memory serves me the 3 flavours were: Frangelico, Kahlúa & Amarula.  All 3 were delicious…

For the beautiful setting,  friendly & welcoming service, tasty food & kick-ass kids area, I’m going to give Strolla a score of  kiss4 on my  Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale.

I think it’s a lovely restaurant that caters to a wide variety of tastes and is equally welcoming to prom regulars like runners & cyclists as they are to moms with prams, business folk and keen foodies.

To pay them a visit or to book a table, take note of the following NB deets: 

  • Address:  313 Beach Road Sea Point, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa
  • Email:  info@strolla.co.za
  • Tel:  021 430 7778
  • Opening hours:  7am – 11pm every day


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