Cape Town’s oldest restaurant has undergone an extreme make-over by the Harbour House Group and after months of renovation and eager-anticipation Harbour House and La Parada Constantia Nek have officially opened their doors at this iconic Cape Town site.
Jointly occupying this historic family-owned restaurant space, guests can choose to dine in the sophisticated Harbour House restaurant or relax and enjoy La Parada’s delicious new tapas offering by Chef Martin Senekal. The restaurant enjoy a spacious shared front courtyard, exceptional views over the rolling Constantiaberg mountains, ample parking and Instagram-worthy décor as unique as their menus.
The original La Parada Tapas Bar is located on Bree Street – Cape Town’s hottest food strip – and was created in tribute to the Spanish bars that bewitched Hemmingway. La Parada now offers the most authentic tapas in town, with a menu that has been updated and perfected for both Bree Street and Constantia Nek by talented new chef Martin Senekel.
The La Parada Constantia Nek interior is impressive, boasting ornate pressed ceilings, an eclectic mix of chairs and lampshades and a golden bull’s head for good measure.
The restaurant specialises in authentic tapas, a favourite amongst Capetonian foodies, incorporating natural Spanish flair. With many patrons popping in for afternoon drinks and a light bite, rather than a sit-down dinner – which is after all the origin of tapas – the drinks list encourages as much experimentation as the menu.
The gypsy-chic décor and vibrant atmosphere make this a fine spot for a quick lunch, after work relaxing, casual get together with friends, late-night carousing or a work get-together. And Constantia Nek, with the views and ambience, is the ideal meeting place for Sunday breakfasts and long lunches.