New on Long Street in the Mother City is the pretty little restaurant, Roberto’s, aptly named after the owner/chef Roberto De Carvalho.
It is light and airy with the preserved original architecture and old photographs of Long Street adorning walls.
Open for lunch and dinner only, the food is a combination of Mediterranean, Portuguese and South African inspired dishes. Expect tapas, Roberto’s signature steak roll, West Coast Muscles, piri-piri chicken or beef espetada and a variety of pastas and meats from the grill.
I haven't yet eaten a full meal there, but was there for the launch and sampled a number of the dishes going around. Some were good and others average. But this can't be grounds for making up my mind on their menu, so I will book to go for lunch sometime soon and give an update.
Roberto was the resident sous chef at the twelve apostles for almost 10 years and briefly the executive chef of the One&Only Resort, and has successfully cooked for a number of ‘A’ list celebrities.
44 Long Street, 021-424-1195, www.robertodecarvalho.co.za