Rumbullion at The Roundhouse

15 Feb

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A gourmet picnic hamper filled with your choice of goodies enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking views over Camps Bay.

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Order a bottle of your favourite wine and unwind while the chickens wander around on the lawn and under your feet.

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Your picnic basket arrives with cutlery, plates and napkins and you will be handed a checklist with all the available food. Just tick the boxes next to the items and return it to the waiter.
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My dad ordered the Caesar Salad with a soft poached egg, how could he resist with all those chickens running around, you don’t get much fresher than that.
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We chose a loaf of fresh ciabatta to go with the three dips that we ordered. Jalapeño hummus, feta and herb dip and caramelised onion pâté.

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We also decided on some Fairview goat’s cheese that was accompanied by a delicious watermelon chutney. There is a good selection of charcuterie items and salads as well.

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There are hot dishes too like enormous burgers and their extremely popular pizzas. The Gorgonzola, caramelised onion, fig, rocket and walnut was very tempting. Matt the manager was also very proud of the roasted bone marrow with oxtail marmalade, so much so that he insisted that The Washer Up and my dad tried it.

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They loved it, I enjoyed the salad that came with it!

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This is a relaxed and informal lunch experience, definitely book, it gets busy, especially at weekends. Apparently they do a picnic breakfast at the weekends too. I’ll be back for that, no doubt about it.

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18 Responses to “Rumbullion at The Roundhouse”

  1. Kate Abbott - Clifton Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I love dining at the Round house…nicely done Natalie.

  2. Rhian sellers February 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Yummy looks gorgeous xx

  3. Jeanne farmer February 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Lovely photo,s, food looks stunning Nat xx

  4. Ayako Mathies February 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Looks simply amazing.

  5. frugalfeeding February 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    That looks like a truly amazing place to visit – I should like to at some point.

  6. Marina@cowboycountryvegetarian February 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Beautiful post: the view, the food, the whole atmosphere is relaxing.

  7. Just A Smidgen February 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    What a wonderful concept, it would be so popular in the Rocky Mountains in the summer! Oh, I wish we had one here! ps what is rumbullion??

  8. Three Well Beings February 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    I’m amused at myself…absolutely gorgeous, stunning beauty! All I can think about is that beautiful bread, smeared with goat cheese, and I want some watermelon chutney! Whoa! :-) Debra

  9. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide February 16, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Oh man, oxtail marmalade. This place looks amazing!

  10. musingmar February 16, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    This takes the picnic to a whole new level! Thanks for sharing this lovely lunch in a lovely setting.

  11. thekalechronicles February 16, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    What a good idea! A select-your-favorites picnic. Lovely photos. I agree with Debra — I want a taste of that watermelon chutney.

  12. The Roundhouse (@TheRoundhouseCT) February 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Thank you Natalie for your wonderful post on our Rumbullion Restaurant – we are delighted that you and your father enjoyed your experience with us! Love the photos!

    Just one little correction, unfortunately guests aren’t able to take their picnic baskets away with them.

  13. Mouseblossom February 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Looks like you are enjoying yourselves! So nice to be able to see what you’re up to (those mouth-watering photos!) through this blog. I just featured you in the Featured Friday post on my blog so more people will be able to enjoy this :-) Have a lovely trip and I’m hoping you’ll bring back some amazing recipes!

  14. Tammy February 20, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Beautiful. I’d love to go!

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