Anti-Valentine dinner at the Reserve Restaurant


The Reserve Club was renowned for setting the pace. It was a trend-setting club and a member of the World’s finest Clubs. The restaurant had a je ne sais quoi feeling to it from the time you walked in. The elegant room, with high ceilings had so much charm, it was edgy yet calm.  The magnificent building had a rich history which is what made it great.

Back in the 6o’s Chez Castel in Paris and Annabel’s in London were probably the first two nightclubs with the X-Factor for the rich and famous and jet-set crowd. Castel’s and Annabel’s set the trend with the convenience of having a superb restaurant in their nightclubs for patrons to dine in before hitting the dance floor.

Cape Town is small but it has oomph! Nightclubs like The Reserve were giving it just that. The energy level required to run a club needed insight and passion to make it work. Staying ahead of the game was tough, given the mood of the crowd that swung this way and that.

On this occasion our Anti-Valentine dinner was carefully thought out. The set menu for the ladies was a Burrata Caprese followed by Grilled Kingklip while the men started with Calamari Diavola followed by Beef Fillet. I was delighted that Cape Town had joined the world A-list. The Reserve was on the map as a proper supper club and nightclub.

QueenB!……..Abuzzing off

Photos by Graham Abbott

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