The Attic

Parkhurst has become one of my favourite spots in Jozi. It’s strip of eateries and bars and on Saturday even, it was epic. The energy, the tables on the street, the people in top hats and 1920’s gear (the birthday party at the next table) – all made the night one to remember. I had no idea Jo’burg was capable of a vibe quite as effortlessly crisp as that. 

I had dinner at The Attic, the older cousin of Melville’s The Loft. The service was great and the food was noteworthy. I started with the goats milk cheese mousse on a bed of moon-shaped beetroot, topped with sprouts. The dish was beautifully presented and even though I would’ve liked it to be slightly more goaty, it was light and fresh, the perfect start to a meal. I also tasted the salt and chilli squid and a tequila. Both get a thumbs up. 

My next course was nothing short of exquisite. The miso seared tuna set on enoki and shitake mushrooms with noodles – enough said. Even now, as I relive the taste of that dish, I have a smile on my face. 

24 4th Avenue

Cnr 10th Street & 4th Avenue, Parkhurst

011 880 6102

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