Fork Tapas Restaurant

Enjoy a four-piece tapas tasting platter at this trendy restaurant housed on bustling Long Street.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fresh fish on a shaded deck overlooking the picturesque harbour
  • A wide range of ice cream and espresso-based coffees
  • Simple and tasty meals with warm, local hospitality

Description

Fork specialises in pinchos, or ‘spikes’, an evolution of old and new Spanish sharing plates. These are mouth-watering morsels of flavour that satisfy all tastes. Expect pork rillettes, raclette fondue, grilled tiger prawns and patatas bravas on the menu, served in a casual and cool venue. Its hip, downtown location allows for excellent people watching and soaking up all of Cape Town’s multi-cultural vibes. Offer available between 12:00 and 18:00 only.

History

Historically, pinchos are small pieces of bread topped with all sorts of traditional ingredients such as local cheese with figs, ham with fried green peppers or cod croquettes. The concept originated in Spain in the 12th century where small mouthfuls of food were served with drinks, but they only became common in bars in the 19th century. In the 1930s, the trend reached the foodie capital of Spain – San Sebastian. Not content with ordinary tapas, some bars in San Sebastian created miniature portions of their dishes and displayed them along the bar. They would spear their dishes with wooden cocktail sticks to make it easier for their clients and to hold the ingredients together.

Opening Times

Day Open Close
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday Closed Closed
24 – 26 December Closed Closed

Phone: +27 (0)21 424 6334
Website: www.fork-restaurants.co.za

Fork Address

Advice for visitors

Fork accommodates for most diets and food trends, offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items. It’s recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointment – ideally request a table on the balcony! If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, it is definitely worth giving their food and wine pairing night a try, which takes place most Wednesdays in the winter months. Also worth a try is Spoon, the latest addition to the Fork Restaurant family, which is another quirky experience where diners eat their food in bowls with spoons.

Did you know

Tapas were invented before pinchos and came about as a result of people placing small pieces of bread on top of their drinks to prevent flies and other insects getting in – essentially it became a lid, known as a ‘tapa’ in Spanish.

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