When it comes to dining out, there is no shortage of unique options in Cape Town, but fine dining on-board a boat? Now that’s taking extraordinary dining to a new level! If you’ve always dreamed of dining on-board a restaurant boat, we’ve got great news because The Alba, Cape Town’s first and only fine dining restaurant boat, is now open for reservations!
This floating restaurant promises an experience you’ll never forget: a tour through the town’s fishing and yacht harbour at the V&A Waterfront, along with a mouthwatering culinary feast. Cruise lengths range between 90 minutes and two hours and The Alba will start off with four cruises per day — brunch, lunch, high tea, as well as sunset or dinner. The restaurant will also offer special cruises to cater for private functions of up to 100 guests.
Diners can expect a vibrant menu boasting seasonal, locally sources ingredients and delicious dishes as well as a variety of drinks. Your cruise-ticket is all-inclusive meaning you don’t have to worry about a thing! With attentive table service and a glass of bubbly on arrival the menu for each cruise offers something different to savour. So why not spoil yourself with breathtaking views of the Cape Town skyline while wining and dining in a truly unique way?
The 1.5 hour Bubbly Brunch Cruise is the perfect way to start your day and will see guests being treated to a 3-tier cold assortment of freshly baked breads and crackers, local cheeses, meats and preserves followed by a hot breakfast selection with options like eggs Benedict, smoked salmon scrambled eggs, and flapjacks. Available Monday to Sunday (10:00 to 11:30) at R495 per person, this brunch cruise is sure to be a treat.
For something extra special, don’t miss out on the 1.5 hour High Tea Cruise. This upscale high tea experience includes a 3-tier arrangement of sweet and savoury delights along with coffee and tea. Diners can expect to find savoury options with a unique twist like coffee rubbed beef fillet open sandwiches, vegetarian quiche, prawn, avocado and cottage cheese on rye, and smoked salmon baguette. On the sweeter side you’ll be treated to delights like rocky road brownies, vanilla cheesecake, churros and milk tart. Available on a Saturday afternoon only (16:00 – 17:30) at R495 per person, this cruise is the ideal way to celebrate a special occasion.
There’s nothing quite like a Cape Town sunset and experiencing it on-board this unique restaurant boat is sure to make it even more incredible. With a mouthwatering four-course canapé menu as well as a wine pairing and cocktails, The Alba’s 1.5 hour Sunset Cruise is sure to impress. Expect starters of oyster and salmon tartare, seared sesame tuna and stuffed calamari, along with courses like prawn ceviche, duck spring rolls and a trio of lamb, chicken and duck sliders. For dessert, sample mini fruit tartlets and phyllo pecan tartlets. Available Monday to Friday and Sundays (16:00 – 17:30) at R595, this cruise is sure to be fun for all.
For bookings and more information visit The Alba website.