Just in time for Cape Town’s buzzing summer months, the Harbour House Group is opening a La Parada in the city’s V&A Waterfront. The new restaurant, which takes in fantastic views of the harbour, is the third La Parada in Cape Town, with the other restaurants on Bree Street and Constantia Nek.
“La Parada is a really stylish space but the style of food makes it unpretentious too – it’s the kind of spot that’s perfect for after work drinks or to host your birthday party”, says Harbour House Group Marketing Manager, Tahlia Bester.
With two floors of dining and cocktail spaces, La Parada V&A Waterfront features a menu of shared plates that’s evolved from the traditional tapas concept of small bites. La Parada V&A Waterfront Brand Chef Roche Rossouw says “We serve everything from smart, snack style choices like prawn croquettes to more robust offerings like our famous crispy Pork Belly or our grilled cheese with ham and truffle – we cater for every level of appetite. The La Parada offering works for any time of the day and suits the brand’s diverse mix of guests”, adding “whether people are popping in for a cheeky glass of wine and enjoying sharing plates or are planning to linger longer, there’s something on the menu that matches any food mood”.
A new inclusion is the upstairs dining area that’s tucked away from the main restaurant action. Perfect for those who want a more private spot to meet, eat and drink, the area also has a dedicated hospitality team as well as a whisky bar concept. “It’s all part of the brand tapping into what people want – our research shows that guests want to be part of the main restaurant mix but they like the option of a more private space too”, says Tahlia.