Hello Steem Fam! This weekend I visited The Dog's Bollocks, a quirky burger bar in the Gardens area of Cape Town.
If you have been following me for a while (and I mean a while!), you will remember I reviewed this restaurant last year in August. Refresh your memory here.
I thought I would do another review to see if my thoughts on the restaurant had changed at all. I also tried a few different dishes than from what I had last time, so I have plenty to tell you about!
🌟 The Location 🌟
Located in a quiet side street in the up and coming lower Gardens area, the restaurant is set up in a old garage.
I remember coming here years ago, when they first opened. Back then The Dog's Bollocks was a hole in the wall secret. I actually found my post from 2012!! So cute! Go and see how far I've come since my Blogger days. Haha, check my cutting edge 2012 graphic design skills
Back then I said "For those of you who don't know, The Dog's Bollocks is a secret burger joint in Gardens that's just recently opened. News has spread like wildfire that this is where one can sample the best burgers in Cape Town."
NOW - It's a quirkily decorated space, with loads of beautiful plants and pretty vintage furniture.
🌟 The Vibe 🌟
Easy and laid back, with friendly service. Family style seating makes for a chilled environment, perfect for the large group we always eat out with.
I said it in my post last year, and I still agree now - the benches are hellishly uncomfortable! I had to perform all kinds of yoga positions to climb in and out of my seat.
Patrons are encouraged to write their own orders on a chalkboard, with the restaurant staff shouting the orders to the kitchen at the top of their lungs. It's a boisterous, lively environment with a healthy dose of nonchalance
The open kitchen is a fun way to see how the food is prepared, and the friendly staff are super cool. They must be used to crazy people, cuz they gave us a sauce tasting, styled like a wine tasting. LOL! So much fun.
🌟 The Food 🌟
The Dog's Bollocks are known for their YUGE burgers, with different flavour combination toppings. Last year I had the Mexican Cheese burger which I thought was ... okay, not mind blowing.
I was excited to see that they had tacos and pizza this time round, so I ordered the Asian Fusion taco; chicken, soy, honey, sesame seed oil and a Srichacha mayo. I also got the Vietnamese Banh Mi taco; pulled pork, pickled cabbage slaw, coriander, jalapeno and more Srichacha mayo.
Damn! They were good. Not large, so perfect for snacks, and the flavours were on point! I was seriously impressed this time round. 😋
My husband had the Margherita, Neapolitan style, they serve Neapolitan and Romano style. It was perfectly fluffy and airy with dollops of mozzarella and a tasty marinara sauce. It came served in the cutest tray, with an array of condiments. Olive oil, olives, rocket (arugula), fresh basil, garlic and chilli.
I was also super impressed with the pizza. Definitely going back to try the Romano style, which is 500mm in diameter!
🌟 Conclusion 🌟
A super cool spot with tasty and varied options, for all types of dietary requirements. The Dog's Bollocks is a great place to visit before going out to a show or bar.
We had fun, and will definitely go back.
The only two downsides were the very expensive drinks, mainly craft beers and no regular ciders; and the horrid seating!
Nothing major though, I can't wait to go back for the BIG pizza.
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The Dog's Bollocks
6 Roodehek St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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