Sunday, 17 March 2013


I love SD'S, so on a recent trip to Cape Town I continued my search for the best SD'S (Strawberry Daiquiri's) around.
I tried five from some of the more well known restaurants around the Camps Bay, Sea Point, Granger Bay and V&A area.

Harvey's at the Winchester Mansions:

Taste: Could taste the alcohol and had an slightly unpleasant sharpness that came through over the sweetness.The ice was not crushed smooth enough as you can see in the photo.
Garnish: A huge slice of lime, not nice!
Venue: Situated on the terrace of the Winchester Mansions Hotel. Can watch the sun go down and the ships go by!
Price: R40 Good price for Cape Town.

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La Perla Restaurant:

Taste: This was a good SD and you could taste the alcohol, so no sending back to the bar to locate the alcohol....actually I had two, as it was so nice....
Garnish: Zero,nothing...this let you down La Perla. If there had been a strawberry garnish you would have had another point....
Venue: On the terrace overlooking the comings and goings of Sea Point.Great place to people watch and watch the sun go down.

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The Grand Beach Restaurant:

Taste: A little too much like a "slush puppy" and only a feint taste of alcohol.
Garnish: A sprig of mint,but a strawberry would have been better! Also the glass was not a tall glass
Venue: The best in Cape Town, on a sandy beach overlooking the sea across Table Bay.On a summers evening this is a perfect sun downer spot.I will even forgive the not so great SD, for the awesome view!
Price: R50

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Harbour House Restaurant V&A:

Taste: Good and again I could taste the alcohol, so much so, I had to order a second one to just make sure!
Garnish: Lemon...Please,please guys use a strawberry....
Venue: A vibey, busy restaurant overlooking the V&A shopping center and bustling Harbour of Cape Town.
Price: R35 Which is one of the cheapest SD'S around!

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Col'Cacchio - Camps Bay

Taste: The best out of the lot tried on this trip
Garnish: The only place to use a strawberry as a garnish...well done Col'Cacchio.
Venue: Busy Pizza chain restaurant, one of the best in the chain and I have tried several.Its situated on the first floor and if you get one of the tables alongside the fold back windows, you have a uninterrupted view of the sun going down over Camps Bay.What could be nicer than a good SD in hand and in a position, to watch a wonderful Cape Town sun set.
Price: R40

My best SD is to be found at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, so it remains top of my SD Pops!

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