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The latest restaurant to open in Camps Bay is the Pepper Club on the Beach, previously called Summerville.

The Pepper Club restaurant belongs to property developers the Solomon Brothers, who are constructing a R 400 million five-star hotel/sectional title apartments in the city centre, to be called the Pepper Club, described in the brochure of the Pepper Club as “unparalleled luxury living”.   It will have a spa, private cinema, gym and a boutique mall, and is expected to be completed by February next year.

The Solomon Brothers also own the Promenade in Camps Bay, and took over Summerville restaurant when it went into liquidation earlier this year.    To connect the two properties, the same brand name was used, and the services of the Solomon Brothers’ Rolls Royce Phantom is made available to the Pepper Club clients for airport transfers, sight-seeing trips and for a “glamorous night on the town”.

A touch of Hollywood is being introduced in Camps Bay, at the Pepper Club on the Beach, with Dinner Dance “in the tradition of grand Old Hollywood” offered on Friday and Saturday evenings.  The brochure for the restaurant offers it as a venue for wedding anniversaries, private or corporate functions, a location for shoots, and 21 st birthday parties.   It also offers its Pepper Club hotel clients changing rooms, when they return from Camps Bay beach.

The Group Executive Chef that has been appointed is Michelin-starred Carsten Kocke, who has 30 years of experience in Germany.   The menu contains a selection of starters such as Avocado Ritz (R 79) and Lobster Cocktail (R 98); crayfish, prawn and avocado, and Caesar salads; seafood dishes such as salmon, calamari, and prawns; steaks at around R 120 for 200 grams – R 165 for the beef fillet, as well as ostrich game, curry, and duck; pasta dishes ranging from R 70 – R 189; and desserts.   Wine estates will be invited to showcase their wines in the restaurant.

The Pepper Club hotel has been announced as the official partner of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival for the next 5 years.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Camps Bay:

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