With a daily changing tapas menu, no two days at Chef’s Warehouse are the same. Depending on available stock, in season produce and a ‘what I feel like’ attitude, Chef Liam Tomlin whips up easily some of the best tapas in Cape Town.
The space on Bree Street serves as both a cookery school and tiny eatery, consisting of long wooden tables and short bar stools. It’s an intimate, casual space to share a meal with friends. Its biggest drawcard is the tapas for two – an assortment of eight simple but delicious dishes that come packed with flavour and beautifully presented (R410).
We shared the tapas for two with friends – an evening of catching up over a bottle of red and savouring the food with wholehearted enjoyment. There’re few things I enjoy more in life than sharing a meal with friends, especially ones who have seen you through life’s favourite (and most challenging) bits and pieces.
Chefs Warehouse is a chef and foodie’s paradise. Purchase pots, pans, salts and sauces, or stay for lunch or dinner in the cosy interiors. The service is excellent; friendly and professional, and although I can’t regurgitate the eight dishes we shared, it hardly matters, as your experience will be entirely different.
Tomlin places emphasis on not only enjoying the tapas, but also on sharing light bites, which include rillette of duck or pork, potted shrimp and gazpacho with fresh crab. And oysters, let’s never forget the oysters. The walls are lined with row upon row of spices – so you’ll walk out not just full and satiated, but laden with goods to keep the flavours coming.
It truly is a relaxed, friendly and welcoming dining experience – for date night or supper with friends. We suggest supper with friends.
Photography Bernard Myburgh Words Lisa Wallace