Vineyard Hotel and Spa, Colinton Road
7700 Cape Town
Award-winning chef Mike Bassett’s venture, Myoga, is a 100-seater restaurant located at the luxury Vineyard Hotel and Spa in Newlands, Cape Town. Myoga, meaning Ginger Blossom in Japanese, incorporates an innovative new-age vivacity with the tranquility of Myoga’s spectacular position within the Vineyard Hotel’s lush, 6-acre garden. The emphasis is on contemporary fusion, with a myriad taste options for both lunch and dinner. At Myoga diners can expect the same passion and exacting standards that Mike brings to all his endeavours, but in a more gentle setting.
A welcome addition to the dining scene in the Southern Suburbs, Myoga is five minutes from the Claremont CBD and a leisurely 15-minute drive from the city centre. Controlled access to the hotel grounds means that there is constant security and secure parking. The beauty of the gardens at the Vineyard, combined with the family-owned hotel’s wonderful history (it was Lady Anne Barnard’s country house in the late 1700s), creates a very special setting for Mike’s fun, new restaurant. Diners have the choice of a variety of dining options, with the main restaurant area, two terraces, a separate smoking lounge (in part of the original homestead), and private dining in the wine cellar beneath the restaurant. Non-smokers can relax with a pre-dinner cocktail in the lounge next to the bar or on the terrace, and the barman can whip up a variety of intriguing Myoga cocktails.
After reading all the good reviews on this site decided to try this restaurant. Normally we wouldn't drive out of town to dine out, but will defnitely be back here! Thanks for a great evening and also to Diningcity to introduce us!
Peter D., 28 Mar 2013, 22:22
What a stunning place! Kept secret for tourists probably because it is situated in a suburb of Cape Town. The food is fantastic and the service even better. A must go!
Loor Jan-Willem, 24 Mar 2013, 16:07
After all the wonderful things I have heard of Myoga (after DiningCity Restaurant Week 2012) this was my first visit. Wonderful service like you won't find often, fantastic Somelier and great ambiance.... Even full on a Tuesday night.! The food was well portioned, very tasty and the wine paring is a must, every dish is even more tasty and complimented by the wine. This is the first, but defnitely not the last visit!
Tertius Van Oosthuyzen, 20 Mar 2013, 12:53
When writing about Myoga, I can barely contain my enthusiasm and want to burst into superlatives: Superb! Fantastic! Marvelous! Had three major celebrations there in quick succession, tried different dishes from the menu, had different servers - and every time it was just superb! Fantastic! Marvelous! Not even our most picky guests (from the food blogger to the vegetarian to the allergy ridden) had anything but praise for every aspect of the experience. All I can say is – you guessed it - “Superb! Fantastic! Marvelous!”
24 Oct 2012, 11:17