‘Kid friendly’ and ‘wine bar’ are not words that are often used in the same sentence. Actually, using these words together in a sentence is mostly unheard of. That is, until Thorton Whites opened its doors last year; a steakhouse-come-wine-bar where you can actually bring the kids and not fork out on a babysitter while you and your partner slip away for a romantic evening together.
It’s easy to compare a family-friendly steakhouse to a very well known South African franchise which also offers a kids play area, but it stops right there. Yes, Thornton Whites also has a love affair with Tex-Mex style food and yes, you will find steak here too. But you probably won’t be singled out on your birthday and be sung to at Thornton Whites. The restaurant offers a dining experience that is both upscale yet toned down at the same time – serving up finger-friendly, Tex-Mex style cuisine for the family in an intimate environment.
Thornton Whites has a fantastic menu .It is mostly what you would expect from a steakhouse leaning toward Tex-Mex, but done in a ‘gastropub’ kind of way. Starters ranging from snack baskets, chilli poppers (theirs are really tasty!) and pulled pork tacos, to entrées such as burgers (try the Philly Cheese Steak), steaks and seafood.
A fully stocked bar complete with a wide selection of wines is a definite plus at Thornton Whites. On top of that, there is a cocktail menu that not only changes regularly, but is also conceptualised and prepared by chefs.
Where North Wharf, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore
Trading Hours Monday to Friday 11 am – late, weekends 9 am – late
Contact +27 21 418 0008, www.thorntonwhites.co.za