Sótano by Caveau is the brainchild of Brendon Crew, Jean-Yves Muller and Marc Langlois of Caveau and HQ fame.
Sótano (the name means ‘cellar’ in Spanish, while ‘caveau’ has the same meaning in French) is a sea facing venue with a pavement café setup, sky lit indoor bar area as well as more formal seating and banquettes inside.
With live entertainment on Sundays between 3pm and 7pm by Bob Marley cover band The Rivertones, there is no better place to toast the sunset.
Please note outside tables are only available on a first come, first served basis.
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For more information visit: http://www.sotano.co.za/
"Lovely breakfast with a great view!
One of my favourite breakfast spots in Cape Town."
"great day out"
"Always a good venue for summer evening sundowners."
"The last time I ever go to this restaurant. I have had poor service there before so I'm not even sure why I bothered. definitely will not be repeating that mistake again. complete waste of my time"
"Great vibe, fantastic ocean view !"
"Absolutely love the breakfast menu!"
"Most of the food was good - we will go back again. I had a lamb ragout pasta that was delicious. The lamb burgers were a bit disappointing though - nowhere near as good as Caveau's used to be. "
"Nice restaurant, the first time we tried it. Their lamb flat bread is amazing! In fact all their flat breads are amazing! Had the seafood paella and definitely worth it!"
"Good evening, average food, great view, Good service. Its will be a 'Book again" many thnaks,
"Great sundowner and after work spot, one of the few of it's sort on the Sea Point / Mouille point strip. Food is great, service can be spotty, but all in all worthwhile. Only sit outside, the inside section is a cavernous, rather souless place."
Topped with lime dressing and lemon zest
In a Catalan sauce (garlic Napolitano)
Paprika floured, deep-fried, lemon aioli
Calamari a la Plancha
Grilled Patagonica calamari rings, garlic, chilli, chorizo, parsley
Potato and Corn Croquettes
Mashed potato, sweet corn and herbs, crumbed and deep-fried
Cows, halloumi, roasted tomato, capers, lemon and basil
Aubergine and Zucchini Fritti
Floured, deep-fried, lemon aioli
Lamb Koftas, Calamari a la Plancha, Grilled Halloumi, Fritti, Tzatziki and Rosemary Bread
Grilled Prawn Skewers
Marinated in coriander, lime juice, olive oil and chilli
Crispy potatoes with spicy mayo
Meat and Cheese Platter
Rosa tomato and salsa verde
Grilled Chicken Satays
Marinated in lemon and chilli yoghurt drizzled with coriander aioli
Salad and Soups
Tuna Niçoise Salad
Baby potatoes, tomato, fine beans, olives and red onion
Bacon and ChickenR80.00
Rocket, tomato and parmesan
With wilted spinach, tomato and roasted almonds
White wine, garlic, onions, chilli, herbs, prawns, linefish, mussels, calamari, tomato and saffron served with gratinated gruyére baguette
With roasted baby potato, broccoli salsa verde and tomato concasse
Hummus, tzatziki, avo, crispy onion rings and chips
Short grain rice, sautéed with peppers, tomato, chicken, chorizo, linefish, prawns, calamari, mussels, white wine, fish stock and saffron
French style mussels steamed in white wine and cream, served with chips
Grilled, served with potato fondant, wilted spinach and confit of challot and garlic
Beef Fillet Béarnaise
Served with sautéed mushrooms and chips
Veal loin topped with prosciutto and sage, served with tagliatelli, shaved parmesan, rocket and cherry tomatoes
Garlic, parsley, chilli and white wine
Pea and Pancetta Risotto
Topped with zucchini ribbons and parmesan chips
Served with crushed baby potatoes, mange tout and sauce vierge
Hand chopped fillet topped with raw egg yolk and accompanied with onion, capers, gherkins, mustard, brandy, Tabasco, Worcester sauce, chips and Melba toast
Flat Breads and Dips
Rocket and parmesan
Cream cheese and avo
Crème fraîche, smoked pork lardons, caramelised onions, gruyere
Avo and Feta
Garlic and Olive Oil
* Order a flat bread or rosemary bread to accompany the dip
Calamari and Chips
With pistachio ice cream
White Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse
Pistachio and Vanilla Ice Cream