The hotel was named for its founder’s favourite French champagne and true to its establishing inspiration, Clico Restaurant offers up a carefully selected and constantly updated list of fine tipples, that includes wines from a range of top Western Cape farms.
For breakfast fans there are a feast of options, including a delicious Eggs Benedict, poached eggs draped in Hollandaise sauce, omelettes, a Clico healthy breakfast of poached eggs with grilled haloumi and confit tomatoes and indulgent flapjacks served with crème fraiche and fresh fruit. For sharp winter mornings the Rooibos maltabella with stewed fruit is delicious or opt for oats dressed with honey and Egyptian dukkah.
The six-course dinner tasting menu (an a la carte menu is also offered, but we strongly recommend you go for the six courses) has a well-considered wine list to match, and changes with the seasons, while service is sophisticated and charming. Salmon gravlax, oxtail tortellini, butternut gnocchi and an unforgettable braised lamb shoulder grace the winter menu, which is full of rich and satisfying flavours. This is comfort food, superbly plated, delightful in taste and thoroughly unpretentious.
The restaurant’s setting is a chic and intimate triple-volume glass structure that looks out onto a lush garden, making it an inviting dinner venue, or a gloriously lit breakfast or lunch spot. A 36-seater, with private dining space, it's also ideal for small special occasions or even business lunches.
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