Enjoy a four-piece tapas tasting platter at this trendy restaurant housed on bustling Long Street.
- Share small plates and experience a variety of tastes
- Enjoy an extensive wine list
- Trendy atmosphere, reasonable prices and high-quality food
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 17:00 only.
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.
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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.