South African flavours with a global gourmet twist!
Trees Restaurant can be found in the heart of Africa’s tourism capital "Cape Town" at the Townhouse Hotel, near Parliament and the historic Dutch East India Company Gardens. Uptown luxury, down-to-earth hospitality, Gourmet flavours from a Michelin-trained chef and superb function venues is what you can expect at this world class venue.
Trees is a lovely, contemporary-styled 80-seater restaurant with fireplace and intimately screened tables. Located on the first floor, along with its large windows emulates the sensation of dining in a tree house. Meet for pre-theatre/symphony concert meals, or a casual breakfast overlooking the city. Executive Chef and maestro Stefan conjures eclectic menus featuring classic South African flavours with a global twist.
The Café is a street-level lounge/bistro, options of sitting either indoors or out (depending on the weather), Trees Café is a popular uptown snack/lunch/bar venue. Grab barista coffee and patisserie any time. Or reserve a couch/lunch table for a daily menu of light or hearty seasonal buffet dishes. We also serve sundowners pre-post show wines, spirits and aperitifs.
Conferences / Functions / Weddings
Whether you are planning a corporate function, beautiful wedding, or an intimate board meeting, our conference centre provides the perfect venue to make your event a spectacular success!
With a range of venue options available on two spacious levels, equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual and presentation aids, the centre is ideally placed to host functions large and small. See our Conference brochure here
Stefan Schmidt, Executive Chef
Driven by inspiration, Stefan has always strived to become the best chef he can be. Becoming a chef was his childhood dream, having followed in his brother’s footsteps. “As a child, I was inspired by my brother to become a chef. He was a chef and I always wanted to be able to cook the same beautiful things he cooked,” Stefan said. Born in Dresden, Germany, he went on to Oberkirch in Baden Wuetermber where he started his three year apprenticeship at the Win Gasthof/Hotel Lamm. He was trained in all sections of the kitchen while attending the hotel school.
After successfully completing his apprenticeship in 1995, he moved to Freiburg where he joined the Colombi Hotel as a commis de cuisine. This hotel holds a one-Michelin-star. He cooked at the Colombi as entremetier and later became chef poissonier. “After two years at the Colombi, I worked for a year in Berlin at the hotel Brandenburger Hof as gardemange, where we were awarded with one-Michelin-star for the first time for that restaurant.”
Stefan left Germany in 1998 to join the team at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, South Africa where he worked until 2004 and left in the position of sous chef to become head chef at the arouche restaurant on Blaauwklippen wine estate in StelIenbosch, where he stayed until October 2008.
Since then he has been in charge of the kitchen at the Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre.
Our Must Try Meals!
A medley of local fish, hake, mussels, calamari & prawns, served with stir-fried rice, small vegetables, gratinated with white wine sauce and beaten liaison.
Grilled slices of pork belly, served with green asparagus, fried finger noodles, creamy porcini mushroom sauce and onion rings.
Hearty beef stew in gravy served with seasonal vegetables and traditional pap.
Venison – biltong picatta served with glazed turnips & carrots, set on mushroom & pea risotto, cranberry compôte and cranberry jus.
Slow-roasted rosemary lamb shank on colcannon, roast beetroot, sautéed green beans with a lamb jus and mint yoghurt.
Group Capacity : 250+ People Cost Per Head : R100+
- Cuisine : Breakfast, Grills, International, Light Meals, South African
- Ambience : Fireplace, Traditional, Upmarket
- Dress : Smart/Casual
Credit Cards Accepted
Trees Restaurant is open for Breakfast and Dinner. Lunches are available at Trees Cafe.
Monday - Friday 06:30 - 10:00
Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays: 06:30 - 11:00
19:00 with the last order taken at 21:15