GINJA Restaurant at the Victoria and Alfred Hotel has combined one of the Mother City’s favourite things – gin – with another – high tea, creating a new speciality experience for all who are passionate about gin.

Visitors to this easy, breezy harbour-side restaurant, which is completed by a gorgeous view of Cape Town’s favourite mountain, now have yet another reason to grab the phone and make a booking right away.

GINGA’s GIN HiJh TeA evening with complimentary Fitch & Leeds tonic, held on the first Saturday of every month, allows you to sip and savour a wide range of gins, and as if that wasn’t enough you can also look forward to delightful finger foods that look almost too good to eat.

Each high tea occasion focuses on a different local gin label. Gin enthusiasts can enjoy creations from Woodstock Gin, the Six Dogs Distillery, the Cape Town Gin Company, Musgrave Gin, and Amari to name a few, from 3pm to 6pm. The experience will cost you R185 an evening, with gins charged separately.

The sweet offerings include mini milk tarts, dainty little carrot cakes, apple roses, and cake ‘popsicles’. The salmon canapés are, very uniquely, dessert-inspired, pretty salmon swiss rolls and even a salmon ‘cake’ adorned with a scattering of edible flowers being some of them.

If all of this hasn’t been enough for you to block off the next first Saturday of the month in your calendar, guests who attend the GIN HiJh TeA are also serenaded by talented local musicians and are welcome to indulge in a little coffee and actual tea (included in the price) once they’ve drank their fill of gin cocktails.

Prize Details:

One lucky subscriber will win a Gin High Tea experience for two at GINJA restaurant including up to two complimentary single-shot gin cocktails each.

How to enter:
Simply enter your details on the form below so we can contact you if you win.

Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winners will be announced in next week’s newsletter
– Winners will be contacted via details entered on the form on Thursday, February 21
– Winners are required to claim their prize by Friday, February 8 or another winner will be drawn
– Prizes are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– Transport will not be provided.

– Winners must be over the age of 18 and will be required to produce their ID on prize collection.


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