Can we please just talk about the bread and butter pudding at the new Tiger’s Milk on Kloof? It’s not often I start a review with a dessert dissection but in this case, I feel this particular carb deserves applause. All that oozy bread embedded with raisins and smothered in a salted caramel sauce (weakness #1) and a custardy crème anglais (weakness #2) was just divine!
Tiger’s Milk on the corner of Kloof and Rheede in Gardens is the fourth one in Cape Town, after the Long Street, Century City and Claremont branches, and it’s the latest in the ever expanding slew of restaurants under the Harbour House Group brand. This is “dude food” – as market savvy restaurateur Mike Townsend likes to put it – at its best, changed up and redefined, and it is GOOD. The menu is unfussy – pizza, steaks, burgers, salads, sides and desserts – stylishly presented and served on wooden boards.
Cocktails are quirky, like the apricot and bacon Old Fashioned, the thyme and mango margherita and Aperol Spritz, my new summer fave since my trip to Bellagio in June.
And the service is excellent (thank you Paul). I’ve been to Tiger’s Milk a few times and it’s been a consistently good experience, which is quite something considering the size of the venue. The managers run a tight ship and the waiters are on the A game.
Tiger’s Milk on Kloof Street is open Monday to Sunday from 12:00 until late, for lunch and dinner. Book through 021 2862209*
Until next time,