Roast & Co is one of the latest “mono menu” style restaurants to hit the Cape Town scene. The brainchild of the owners of HQ, Roast & Co serves Elgin free range chickens roasted to perfection & served with side dishes reminiscent of a decadent Sunday lunch with family & friends.
Now I know what you’re thinking – chicken, really? What’s so special about that? Well I used to feel the same… But trust me, you’re definitely going to want to give this a bash.
I paid them a visit a couple of weeks ago with my friend Werner and we were both seriously impressed. As far as roast chicken goes, these guys will give even your grandma’s famous roast a run for its money. Add in a sexy setting and a beautiful courtyard to be enjoyed on warm summer nights and you have yourself a hit.
You’ll find Roast & Co at 98 Shortmarket St, right next door to HQ. For the interior they’ve gone with exposed face brick, leather seating & multi-colour wooden accents.
Outside in the courtyard you’ll find a lime-green tiled bar which is quite striking, especially when all lit up. The fairy lights also create a very romantic atmosphere.
But enough talking, let me show you around:
The potatoes could’ve been slightly crispier, but those pumpkin fritters were incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pumpkin fritter that was as fluffy as that. I was also super keen to try the charred corn, but we knew we weren’t going to have enough space… #NextTimeForSure
Then of course the main show – a beautiful full chicken (R210) with crispy skin and soft white meat, served with a herb sauce and lemon on the side:By the time we got to dessert we were absolutely stuffed… But our curiosity got the better of us, so we decided to share the Banana Split vs Cheesecake (R38): Yeah, so as you can see, Roast & Co has ensured that a chicken meal at a restaurant is anything but boring or basic. I really loved the meal, the setting, the whole Roast & Co experience really, and for that reason I’m going to give them on my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale.
To pay them a visit for yourself (and you really should!), give them a call on 021 424 6372 or email them at email@example.com. They are open Monday – Sunday from 12pm to 12am and also have some cool events coming up:
- On Sat, 25 Nov: The Forgotten Beer Garden
- On Sat, 16 Dec: Rosé All Day in the Courtyard (in conjunction with Warwick Wine Estate)
Check out their Facebook events page for details on further upcoming events.