It was the name that caught my attention. Belly of the Beast. A name takes that evokes all manner of images, but not food. Curiosity piqued, I made reservations. The menu changes daily, with chefs Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart offering up what their ingredients dictate and creating a constantly changing dining experience for their diners. I got an email reminder the morning of the dinner to arrive at 7 pm – explaining that they are a very small team, that they serve every table personally and that tardiness would result in our missing out on the first course. I was intrigued and looking forward to going to what sounded like it would be an intimate dinner party with 18 other complete strangers. The restaurant does not have a liquor license so you are encouraged to bring your own wine.
Belly of the Beast 110 Harrington Street, Cape Town