The historic Roundhouse property in Camps Bay and award-winning restaurant, Salsify, enters the next chapter of its long and fabled story.
It’s recently reopened with an elaborate and eccentric new look. The space and the food are equally stunning.
- Location: The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay
- Website: salsify.co.za
- Reservations: [email protected] | 021 010 6444
The restaurant, situated within the upper level of the historically significant building, The Roundhouse, has been given a stylishly eccentric new look, thanks to the skilful eye of interior designer, Jean Francois de Villiers.
The iconic building, dating back to 1786, is one steeped in history, heritage and intrigue. The current and latest inhabitants of the space are the formidable Salsify at The Roundhouse team. The fine-dining restaurant, having opened its doors in 2018, sees Chef Ryan Cole serve up modern-classical cooking in the historic space, with sweeping views of the ocean and the majestic Lion’s Head as a backdrop.
“It’s four years since we opened and we’ve now reimagined the space, building upon its past, and writing the next chapter of the famed roundhouse,” says Chef Ryan Cole. “It’s an evolution of the space, but it stays true to not only the building’s past but also Salsify’s sustainable, seasonal and local ethos.”
“It’s the bright colours of the paintings which have formed the basis for the tonal palette of the reimagined new space. Hues of green, yellow and orange, bringing a modern and youthful feel to the rooms,” De Villiers explains.
The stunning refurbishment is but just one of the many ways Chef Ryan Cole and the team are constantly striving for excellence, a constant exchange of inspiration between the 300-year-old building and its young, dynamic inhabitants. A space that compliments and contrasts the chefs’ seasonally driven, locally conscious fine dining, expert service and superb wine service.
Take a look:
Picture: Jan Ras Photography