A light meal at Dalliance, Victoria Wharf

2017-01-23

I have noticed that there is only one restaurant that everyone talks about in the V&A shopping mall at the Waterfront but I was not impressed. firstly I don’t like the idea of dining in a shopping mall when there are so many other alternatives along the waterfront  and secondly I don’t like to feel as though I my eating experience is merely the output of a well oiled food processing machine. But the quaint discovery of  Dalliance is an exception. A lovely surprise  on the first floor. Let’s imagine that it’s a rainy, windy day. You have spent a  couple of hours shopping or seen an art movie at the Cinema Nouveau. The mall closes at 9pm, its seven thirty and you feel like  a quick bite before you head out. Perch yourselves up at the bar or settle into a  couch with a carafe of local wine and  a few tapas dishes to share, with a  view out over the Atlantic. With the great jazz playlist, soft  candlelight and low ceilings,  you could be in a  bistro in New York.

Dalliance is experimenting with the menu  and so the attentive staff are open to relaying your suggestions to the chef. The prawns are delicious and well seasoned and as an alternative to fish I like the lamb curry in a baby pot with naan bread and relish on the side.

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Good jazz soundtrack, shellfish, curry under the warm glow of Edison electric lighting

Good jazz soundtrack, shellfish, curry under the warm glow of Edison electric lighting

Dalliance: view of Table Bay takes you way beyond the mall-bience of Victoria Wharf

Dalliance: view of Table Bay takes you way beyond the mall-bience of Victoria Wharf

 

This post relates to these neighborhoods: Convention Centre - City | Mouille Point - walk to V&A | Green Point - close to V&A | Sea Point - Atlantic Seaboard | De Waterkant | V&A Waterfront |