I felt like a different lunch, something more upmarket and since a Saturday drive is all about enjoying the journey as much as the destination we set out for the award winning, trendy upmarket Kream Restaurant in Brooklyn.
This quality driven restaurant has been around since 2007 and owned by a Turkish Man, Tufan Yerebakan.The wow interior is just that, WOW. The brightly coloured art that adorns the walls is done by local artist Gerard Van Vuuren, 2 pieces of art are of regular guests to this branch. There are also some life size sculptures, on closer inspection of one I realised it was made up smaller characters climbing inside of it. The decor is tastefully done.
Upstairs you will find one private function room that holds 16 guests, with its smart business like appearance its well suited for a business lunch with its plasma screen and boardroom style set up, this is more than a standard boardroom though, after all what office comes with such a mouth watering menu and fine decor? A bigger venue is across the way that holds approximately 20 guests and has a projector and screen. There is also a third venue.
I liked the finer details like the hand bag hanger that was brought to our table on arrival to hang my bag on, the small selection of complimentary butters to put on hot bread of our choice and when paying we where given two handcrafted chocolates and not the normal mints. There are no drinks on the menu so know what you like. Kream has an extensive wine list, rare whiskeys and a cognac collection. There is a display cabinet around the bar of bottles filled with alcohol, one worth over R800 000.
The food is a good selection with not to much to choose from, the manager Denver came over to explain the daily specials. He displayed good knowledge on the dishes.We decided on the T Bone Cafe de Paris at R189 and the Sirlion biltong blue cheese at R179. Both were cooked to perfection and generous helpings, the tenderness of the meat left a lasting impression. Only downside is the meat gets cold quickly while chatting and eating. We asked for a recommendation on dessert and chose a daily special. This was a fusion of tastes that made us want more.
Over all a great experience costing us around R500 for two people with no starters and no alcohol. My all time favourite ? – the two hair straighteners in the women’s bathroom ??