Noordhoek is one of my favourite suburbs in Cape Town.
There’s the fantastic beach where you can walk for miles. It’s usually almost deserted, which I find amazing, as it’s so close to Cape Town.
Close by you’ll find the Noordhoek Farm Village, which is a huddle of little retail and food outlets built around a grassy square. You can dine in Franck Dangereux’s Foodbarn if you are in the mood for something special, or in the deli across the square if you are in more a casual frame of mind.
After a long walk on the beach, accompanied usually by a few energy filled teenagers and a sand covered dog, the deli usually hits the spot for me. They have a wonderful deli to browse through, delicious free range roast chicken with all the trimmings to take away, a great selection of wines, second hand books to browse and big long bench tables to spread out and read the papers.
They are now doing tapas. Done well, tapas are a great way of keeping the hunger pangs at bay while having a few drinks
early evening. The Spanish have refined this type of cuisine to a fine art, and you can tour entire areas in downtown Seville or Barcelona according to the types of tapas they serve (meat, fish, vegetarian).
How about this for a list of the Foodbarn Deli tapas; Mixed Nuts with Bacon, Steamed Coconut with Harissa, Garlic Butter Parsley Prawns, Calamari Harissa Mayo and Coriander, Braised Pork Belly, Grilled Rump and Bearnaise, Fire Potatoes, Mature tallegio and Bread, Churros and Chocolate Dip.
The tapas are available from 6-9pm each evening, Tuesday to Saturday, and cost between R26 and R40.
Noordhoek Farm Village 021 789 1966