Manna Epicure - a relaxed, authentic gourmet bistro situated in the heart of Cape Town.
Until Covid-19 came to shake everyone's world, manna epicure was a French-South African bistro opened 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Different stages of lockdown affected those operating hours so please keep on checking the website for updates.
The passionately-crafted menu is a mix of French and South African cuisines, with an exciting new twist. Our chef has reinterpreted the classic dishes of both countries with a rustic flair.
Due to the need to adapt to a new way of life where social gatherings are frown upon, instead of closing down, on the 5th May 2020 manna re-opened as a Chef-led gourmet deli.
Since then, the lockdown has been eased up so we re-opened as a sit-down restaurant and we kept some parts of the deli and sell bread off the counter.
The good news is that we are still standing despite the challenging loss of revenue manna incurred throughout the year and even more so since the ban of alcohol imposed on the 28th December, and again on the 28th June our level of business at dinner time has been so low, manna only went deeper into debt.
manna is now opened as follow;
From 7h30 to 16h Sunday to Tuesday and until 21h Wednesday to Saturday and due to high demands on the 3rd October, we are also opening Sunday evening
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An exquisite experience for all the senses.
In the glamorously frenetic world of London hospitality, two extraordinarily different souls came together to cause a delicious, dynamic fusion of the most chic French flair with a rustic South African approach and a passion for conjuring new combinations of world flavours – all underpinned by classic French styling and a commitment to authenticity.
"I believe a restaurant is a theatre. People yearn to be entertained: they arrive hungry – for food, for joy, for beauty. This is what we love to give our guests. At the start of each new day, I say to my staff, “IT'S SHOWTIME!"
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What our clients say about us
The visitors loved the feel of the restaurant - great food and dining without the edge, so they fully relaxed. They asked me what to recommend and the menu was almost entirely changed from when last I visited. Great selection. Good, attentive service. Great portions. Think some in the party were overwhelmed! So pleasing to have such positive feedback from overseas guests who had been through quite a few CT restaurants during their visit.
My husband and I popped in for a Sunday breakfast- and had a great experience. Good, attentive service from all the waiters. The breakfasts were both delicious and served quickly. Also the juices were very yum!
Our first meal in Cape Town and it was perfect, we loved the atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was fresh and beautifully cooked. Highly recommend!
I have been coming here for years for breakfast or brunch and it is always a delight. The place is very cozy and rustic, delivering healthy and good quality food. The freshly made juices are delicious and the menu offers a good selection for all tastes. Can't wait to go back:) It is not very big so I recommend to reserve a table, especially in season.
Service, food, atmosphere - everything was perfect. Food was simple, not too complicated, but really good. We had steak tartare & fish of the day for main. Both dishes were perfect!. Steak tartare was prepared in front of us, so we can choose what we would like inside it. Service was quick & friendly I can highly recommend the place!