South Africa enjoys a strong mix of diverse heritages that have permeated and morphed into a unique subcultures. The interior architecture and design of the Taj Cape Town respects and complements this historical character and pays homage to the significant heritage buildings comprising the base of the hotel: the Old Reserve Bank and Temple Chambers. Set in the heart of the CBD, the hotel’s grand architecture, high ceilings, inviting interiors and sumptuous sofas provide a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Afternoon tea is taken in the beautifully appointed Lobby Lounge. Upon arrival a friendly staff member delivers a Ronnefeld Tea Menu and some savoury snacks to get you started.
If you are not a tea person, coffee and hot chocolate options are available.
Once you are ready, make your way to the utterly tempting buffet table that groans under the weight of all the delectable treats! This impressive ensemble includes lamingtons, chocolate seasonal fruit flans, a duo of pink and white choc berry panna cotta, blond choc brulee, candy pop cake pops, homemade rusks, koeksusters, homemade crunchies, marble choc orange sweet loaf, plain scones, choc-chip scones, assorted macarons, chocolate shortbread biscuits, Italian kisses, milk chocolate fudge, cashew chocolate panforte, meringue tower, meringue clouds, baked yoghurt with orange and mint salad and opera cake. Still hungry?
As always, the service is excellent, with friendly and helpful staff on hand to assist.
Occasionally, the hotel may choose to treat guests to surprise entrées like deep-fried nougat poppers and a glass of sparkling wine!
The original review was written for TIG by Simone Cilliers.
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