Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out, a family friendly restaurant or simply a place to watch the cricket with friends, The Club House at Claremont Cricket Club ticks all the boxes.
We recently enjoyed a delicious two-course meal at The Club House and were blown away – from the friendly staff and warm welcome to the tasty food (and wine). The setting was perfect with views overlooking the cricket fields and in the summer months, I’d say booking a table outside is a must. During our dinner we had two mad dogs racing around the restaurant and fields – clearly it’s animal friendly, too!
For starters, we enjoyed calamari and roasted tomato and feta tartlets. The calamari was perfectly cooked, while the tartlets were made from paper-thin phyllo pastry (a welcome change from the usual heavy pastry). For our mains we both ordered the fillet – and boy was it good! We have our favourite steak joint but I think we’ve found a new favourite. It was cooked to perfection and served on a bed of creamy garlic mash and spinach. This was home cooking meets gourmet.
Sadly we left no space for dessert, even though I had my heart set on the Amarula and chocolate crème brûlée. Next time I’ll make sure I either don’t eat all day or skip the starters!
As soon as cricket season starts in the summer, we’ll be booking our table at The Club House. Although very cosy during the winter months, I’m looking forward to an al fresco dining experience!
What we ordered
Salt and pepper baby calamari with a paprika and lemon mayo
Mini roast tomato and feta tartlets
Beef fillet served on garlic mash with a side of sautéed spinach with mushroom sauce
We enjoyed a bottle of Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc. The wine list caters to all but doesn’t overwhelm. If you’d like to see the full menu, click here.
Where is it located?
So, it’s not in Claremont – as you’d think. The Club House relocated to Constantia about 14 months ago. It’s in the Constantia Sports Complex just off Constantia Main Road, and you’ll find it next to the Virgin Active. Book a table by calling 021 794 6314. For more information visit http://www.theclubhouse.co.za/.