Upper Bloem, an ode to Cape Town's multicultural gastronomy

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Upper Bloem, an ode to Cape Town's multicultural gastronomy

Chef Andre Hill fast became a local favourite. He continues growing on the culinary scene with Upper Bloem, where he blends Malaysian, British and Dutch influences, all typical of the area.

The name may be confusing for anyone somehow familiar with the city: in Cape Town, Upper Bloem is the designation of a particular street in the Bo-Kaan Malaysian district. The eponymous restaurant is located two kilometres away on Main Road, in the lively Green Point neighbourhood, but it actually references Bo-Kaan's particular melting pot. The menu harks right back to chef and local culinary rising star Andre Hill's childhood memories. The Malaysian gastronomic heritage is very present in Cape Town and coexists with British and Dutch influences. Amid the industrial and stylish decoration reminiscent of Bo-Kapp and Woodstock's Shops, tapas keep being served in enamelled stoneware plates: fried cod in Malaysian spices, braised prime rib of beef with mushroom sauce, ostrich bunny chow… A cuisine that uses local products and is meant to be shared, perfect for a family outing.

Upper Bloem
Shop 1 Winston Place
65 Main Rd
Green Point
8051 Cape Town

+27 (0)21 433 1442


Menu : 375 ZAR