Great news for Cape Town’s False Bay community is the launch of Barstaurant at Glencairn, a family-friendly restaurant located between Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town. It’s the result of a transformation of the iconic Glencairn Hotel.
Barstaurant occupies the entire floor area of the landmark building, which dates back to 1904. It’s the latest offering by the Tintswalo group, in partnership with Tintswalo Atlantic’s GMs Ryno and Melissa du Rand, and restauranteur Clint Fennel, who managed Willoughby’s at the V&A Waterfront.
Seven days a week
The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialities include an All-Day Breakfast, wood-fired pizzas and classic bistro staples such as Fish and Chips; Cheeseburgers or Steak cut-of-the-week and hand-cut chips; Tacos; Chicken Caesar Salad, salads and vegetarian options.
Wednesdays to Sundays a sushi menu is also available, freshly made by a team of professional sushi chefs and overseen by sushi aficionado Clint himself. An extensive selection of drinks is available, including beers on tap and craft beers, and a wine list that features popular options, as well as more unusual vintages and varietals.
Live music can be enjoyed on weekends, while sports events are broadcast on big-screens in the bar area.
The beauty and character of the historical Glencairn Hotel has been meticulously preserved to showcase its unique features. In line with the ethos of a family business, the interiors were designed by the owners themselves, with the assistance of third generation decorator Camlyn Goosen, to create a stylish, yet casual family restaurant and neighbourhood bar.
The restaurant seats 80 diners and offers various seating areas, including a welcoming lounge area with a fireplace, a sushi bar, and a light and bright covered terrace, as well as cosy dining in the Sports Bar area, which includes an alcove for more private dining.
Barstaurant at Glencairn also includes a kids’ menu with an inter-active opportunity for them to make their own pizzas.
Tintswalo owners Warwick and Lisa Goosen say their years of passion for the tourism and hospitality industry have sparked a love for new projects. For Warwick this project was the opportunity to create something new from the old. “There is an energy in the Far South of Cape Town like nowhere else in the world. I feel it and I love the location and being able to expand our offering as a group, reaching out to the local community and to families specifically, with our partners by our side,” he says.
In support of its community, Barstaurant at Glencairn is forming a charity to support local initiatives close to its heart, ranging from firefighting to land and sea conservation projects using the hashtags #landshepherd, #fireshepherd and #saltshepherd.