Roast & Co: the Cape Town eatery going back to basics

Roast Roast & Co's inviting interiors are inspired by French design elements and a modern farming lifestyle.

At Roast & Co, a new eatery in Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, the experience begins long before your food arrives at the table. Thanks to its simple yet beguiling menu, this restaurant is the perfect excuse to skip dinner at home and indulge in a night out. The inviting interiors are part and parcel of the dining experience and, with owners who know all about trendy restaurants, we'd expect nothing less. Roast & Co has been brought to life by the same minds behind HQ, the now-famous Parisian-inspired bar and steak restaurant. So what's in store from the latest addition to their family? Quality, first and foremost. Only the finest chickens – all of which are free range and sourced from Elgin Free Range Chickens – are used for their signature dishes. Starters include chicken croquettes and baked Camembert and onion bhajis, while mains take the form of a delicious selection of full, half or quarter roast chickens, served with Roast & Co's signature gravy. With so many new restaurants opening each month, a spot like Roast & Co proves that often, taking it back to basics is the winning formula. It stands out with its no-frills approach and we're sure that in no time, it'll attain the same near-iconic status as its more established sister eatery. You'll find Roast & Co tucked away at 98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Visit for more details.
Roast Using only the freshest ingredients ensures that every dish is bursting with flavour.

Roast The outside bar area is the perfect spot for sipping G & Ts this summer. 

Roast Classic roast chicken gets a contemporary twist at Roast & Co.