We were delighted to be invited to the Zomato meetup at Sabria’s restaurant on Wednesday evening. I must admit, bloggers get excited to try out new restaurants.
In all honestly, I didn’t even know Sabria’s existed till that evening. I have always known about Cosy Corner (same owners as Sabrias) and spent most of my childhood buying burgers, gatsbies, hotdogs, chip rolls and steak rolls there. So when I heard of Sabria’s I knew that the food wouldn’t disappoint.
Wearing my “fat” pants I ventured off to Sabria’s in Wynberg main road. I parked opposite Cosy Corner where a car guard assured me he’d watch my car. I entered Sabria’s and was taken aback by the pretty decor.
There I met the rest of our team, a few other fantastic bloggers (namely Dilshad from Hungry for halaal), Saajida (from Nybble at the surface) and the really amazing Zomato team (Cara, Jenny, Ryan & David).
We were welcomed by the Sabria’s owner (Yousri Hartley), who told us about the history of the restaurant. To sum it all up, Sabrias and Cozy Corner share the same owner and since Cosy Corner has been around since 1973, they clearly doing something right! You can read about their long, rich history and contribution to the apartheid struggle here.
I do want to mention that this restaurant is fully halaal. Whoop whoop!
We were welcomed with a virgin strawberry daiquiri, closely followed by yummy pre- starters – bread with Brie cheese, glazed feta, all the yummy things. For starters we were served two types of salad being a salmon and grilled chicken salad.
The main course was a selection (more like feast) of steaks (rump, fillet), curries , seafood platters, veggies and potatoes. Did I mention that there were so many different types of sauces- mushroom, pepper and some others I cannot recall right now.The steak was cooked “well done” and was extremely juicy. I can go on for days about the grilled spicy prawns – not for the faint hearted. The food is warm, hearty and delicious. It’s the type of food you’ll eat if you having a bad day, need to feel a sense of home or you just in the need for good tasty food.
After the mains were done, they brought trays of desserts comprising of a Mississippi mud pie, chocolate cheese cake and a chocolate mousse. This was all rounded off with vanilla ice cream. At this point I started thinking, thank goodness for fat pants. The Mississippi mud pie is to die for and well worth the extra hour in gym!!
If I had to sum up the restaurant in one word, it would be “warm”. The staff are warm and friendly, the food is hearty and the beautiful décor makes you feel right at home. From rustic tables and benches with soft cushions, to beautiful cage decals and soft lighting. Perfect for a private function, don’t you think?
Sabria’s is a fantastic venue and their authentic Cape Malay and Indian food can be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. The experienced chefs, Uwe Weimann and Vuyo Gwarube, will definitely send your taste buds into overdrive. Sabria’s is a much needed fine-dining, fully halaal addition to the Cape Town scene.
Check Sabria’s website for some amazing specials – live music, all you can eat on Tuesday night sounds totally worth it! Also, check back to our site for more information on Zomato.
119 Ottery Road, Wynberg, 7800
t: +27 21 761 5247
m: +27 74 617 5460
Monday – Sunday 10am – 11pm