For the meat lovers out there wanting to travel abroad and learn English, Cape Town will not disappoint. South Africa is known for good quality, tasty red meat. One of our favourite social past times is what we refer to as a braai, which means a barbeque. We love to get together around an open fire while meat and sausage are barbequed to perfection, giving off heavenly, mouth-watering scents.
Heritage Day, which is a national holiday in September, has been dubbed ‘National Braai Day’, which gives you an idea of what an institution this leisurely activity has become. When you arrive in Cape Town to learn English you may be eager to sink your teeth into a well-cooked steak. If you are the adventurous type you may book a trip to visit the now renowned Mzoli’s . This iconic restaurant serves a very basic, yet incredibly tasty menu of grilled meat. The atmosphere is vibrant and lively to say the least.
For a more formal experience you will not be disappointed by Carne on Kloof Street. They serve tender, cooked to perfection, steaks with delectable sides.
Kloof Street House is known for its Victorian ambiance and charm. Try getting a table on a Sunday afternoon in the garden for the Jazz lunch where live music will accompany your meal. The Osso Buco is to die for and this slow cooked veal dish falls off the bone and is served with perfectly prepared Saffron risotto.
New kid on the block, Little Saint on Bree Street, might not have been around long but the owner head chef certainly knows his way around a kitchen. This small intimate establishment serves the freshest available produce. Their lamb served with caramelised raisin and onion compote is different and yet delightful.
Hussar Grill has been around since 1964 and has branches all over South Africa. Try their Mouille Point branch for reasonably priced, premium quality meat. They are consistently ranked as one of South Africa’s best restaurants and steakhouses according to TripAdvisor.
Of course your best option would be to make friends with a few locals who will undoubtedly be more than willing to help you learn English outside of the classroom and may even share with you their all-important braai techniques. I would really encourage you not to leave Cape Town before you have attended a proper braai and sampled all this city has to offer.