Pearl Spoon, Claremont
8.00-17.00 daily, Closed Sundays
Price Range (p/p)
Pearl Spoon is a suave and tasteful venue for light meals, brunches with the girls, and tea time treats. Or coffee, cos they make a really good coffee.
It’s a family run business, owned by 2 brothers, Jody and Sean and their sister Hayley Deedat. The decor is glam and upmarket and the food is equally well presented.
Upon entering the restaurant you are greeted by a beautifully arranged table of desserts, cakes and sweet treats. It sets the tone for wondering what you’ll have after your meal cos it’s fairly difficult to forget once you’ve set your eyes on it. There is a nook with couches and armchairs and sparkly chandeliers festoon the ceiling. The sounds of easy jazz fill the air as you are seated in the unusually busy for a week morning but obviously popular little venue.
The restaurant is situated on Belvedere road right next to the Caltex garage but I must admit it was easy to miss. I drove right past it and had to phone to ask where they were. They are next to the Snoekies, which is easier to spot on Belvedere road.
We ordered speciality drinks, an orange, carrot and ginger juice and a pomegranate, tea and soda concoction. Both were delicious, on the eye and on the tongue. The scrambled egg and salmon croissant and the honey mustard chicken with avo and macon on sourdough arrived fairly quickly after our drinks. Service was slick and we didn’t wait long at all. The meals were so pretty on the plate it was almost a shame to tuck in and upset this little piece of art. None of their more interesting open sandwiches are served warm though. And the warm toasteds are pretty standard fair. A nice touch on the table was tiny little holders of coarse black pepper and Maldon salt with you guessed it a tiny little Pearl Spoon to sprinkle with.
The meals are mostly light and fresh and include ingredients like Free Range Chicken and Buffalo Mozzarella. Prices are not bad. Both our meals were in the R75 range but prices start at about R25 for basic breakfasty stuff to R80 for a Sirloin steak with fries, cheaper than the Spur methinks. Our drinks were in the R30 range.
We chased our meals with excellent coffee and took a piece of chocolate cake as a takeaway. The cake was moist, dark and rich, truly divine and I certainly plan a trip back for a sample of something else from the dessert spread.
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