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Eager to get to know us a little better? Check in here regularly for ideas, recipes and, of course, updates on restaurant specials.

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Getting to Know Sous Chef Jacques du Toit

More often than not, the people behind the scenes aren’t really given the credit they deserve for their work, but [...]

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The Story Behind Our South African Recipe Book

Damhuis Restaurant in Melkbosstrand is a popular West Coast eatery that serves up fresh seafood and traditional South African cuisine. [...]

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Is Damhuis Restaurant Haunted?

Cape Town is home to many historical sites and monuments, most of which are centuries old.  Many ghost stories have [...]

Cool Things to do with Kids in Cape Town

Smartphones and iPads are certainly taking over the world, and more and more children are turning to these devices for [...]

Easy Beef and Butternut Bobotie Recipe

If you were asked to think of a traditional South African dish, bobotie would undoubtedly come to mind. While the [...]

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Creamy Panna Cotta Recipe

Whether it’s said in an opera, a love poem, or whispered as sweet nothings, many say "I love you" is best said in Italian. But, [...]

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Getting to Know Chief Operations Officer Steven Jooste

Steven Jooste grew up loving the ocean, so it only seems fitting then that he finds himself in the role [...]

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Delicious Mussel Chowder Recipe

Just thinking about mussel chowder makes your mouth water, right?  Well, we don’t blame you; the rich and creamy dish [...]

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Amarenapolitan Signature Cocktail Recipe

Is there anything better than kicking back after a long week and sipping on a cocktail?  Since your answer will [...]

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5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in and around Cape Town

Nowadays, family outings mean more than just taking the kids out for a good time; it also usually means that [...]

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Getting to Know Cocktail Guru Julian Jacobs

If you’ve visited Damhuis Restaurant, you’ve probably seen Julian mixing and shaking one of our signature cocktails behind the bar. [...]

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Getting to Know Restaurant Manager Zelda Williams

There is no doubt that a successful restaurant can only truly thrive if a proper manager is on the floor [...]

  • head pastry chef at Damhuis Restaurant

Getting to Know Head Pastry Chef Benja de Villiers

From an early age, pastry chef Benja de Villiers’ happy place was in the kitchen - in front of the [...]

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Festive Season Poached Pears in Red Wine Recipe

It might not be the first thing that pops into mind when it comes to dreaming up a dessert, but [...]

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Getting to Know Executive Chef Stèfan Meintjes

At Damhuis Restaurant, we pride ourselves on being a close family of people who care about top-notch food and service.  [...]

5 Awesome Things to do Along the West Coast

The West Coast offers a wide range of things to do and places to see, and it’s right on your [...]

Quick and Easy Pickled Fish Recipe

Pickled fish is one of the most popular dishes in Cape Town, especially around Easter time.  Of course, it’s an [...]

Scrumptious R60 Burger and Beer Special | Damhuis Restaurant

There are many food items that South Africans simply cannot get enough of: from braaied meat and potjiekos to biltong [...]

Damhuis History

The Damhuis, one of the oldest buildings in South Africa, was the first structure built in Melkbosstrand and dates back [...]