The City Lodge Hotel Group is getting ready for summer with an all-new bar and snacks menu and the rollout of Heineken Draught beer on tap, giving guests a wide variety of choice and lots of reasons to stay.

The new #Café bar menu really does have something for everyone, and includes dishes such as oven roasted balsamic, garlic and herbed mushrooms; charcuterie board; peri-peri chicken livers; sweet and sticky riblets; German-style pretzel and smoked sausage served with creamy mustard dipping sauce; herbed tomato buffalo wings; and nachos covered with melted cheese, Mexican relish and garnished with cream cheese, guacamole, jalapenos and a fresh coriander salsa.

Traditional snacks also on offer include sliced beef biltong marinated in a blend of herbs and spices; dröewors; kettle-fried crisps; and roasted mixed nuts. A mix of easy-to-eat finger foods make for ideal light snacks or full meals enjoyed tapas-style.

The Eat In menu at Town Lodges has the following bar snacks on offer: sliced beef biltong marinated in a blend of herbs and spices; dröewors; roasted mixed nuts; maple glazed peanuts and bacon; kettle fried crisps; corn chips, crunchy veggies with creamy hummus and spicy guacamole; German-style pretzel and smoked sausage served with creamy mustard dipping sauce; and a cold meat and cheese platter.

The bar snacks are all freshly prepared on site, and follow the successful launch of City Lodge’s pizza menu launch in August. QR codes are prominently displayed for guests to scan with their mobile phones to replace communal menus.

“We are always looking for new ways to take the food and beverage offering to the next level, based on guests’ requests and in keeping with changing food trends. As business and leisure tourism starts to pick up around South Africa, we have exciting new dishes on the menu to wow our returning guests and their families. The lockdown may have delayed some of our good ideas, but we have put in the work, costings and preparation behind the scenes and are excited to now bring these innovations to market,” says Tony Balabanoff, divisional director of operations.

Heineken® Draught beer on tap is being rolled out at several Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels and Town Lodges. “Freshness is key when it comes to draught beer,” says Tony. “Traditionally, this was only achieved in high volume establishments like busy pubs, bars and restaurants. We can now offer the same quality draught at our hotels, served and presented correctly.”

“Our hotels have all of the offerings you need to unwind after a busy day. We offer a far better alternative to drinking and driving as our patrons can enjoy a few of their favourite beers on tap, or any other of their favourite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, at one of our hotels, together with a meal or snack from our new menu, and thereafter enjoy a safe, comfortable stay without any risk. After all, it is vital that all South Africans enjoy their alcohol responsibly.”

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