A fabulously funky spot with impressive wall art, a swanky rooftop bar, a Patron airstream trailer bar and burgers that you dunk in delicious gravy!
Where is it?
62 Kloof Street, Cape Town (opposite Checkers)
Why go there?
This fabulously funky spot with impressive wall art, a swanky rooftop area (complete with views of Table Mountain), and a Patron airstream trailer bar is perfect for date-night, or sundowners and for a celebration with friends.
How much am I going to pay?
Side dishes from R45, burgers from R65, pizzas from R85, 500ml draughts from R34, wine averages at R50 a glass / R150 a bottle, cocktails from R70 and milkshakes R50.
When is it open?
Daily from 11h00 to 22h00.
Is it pet-friendly?
Yes, well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to join you in the rooftop area.
I popped into the newly-opened Wolf House with a friend on a Friday afternoon for lunch. It had only been open for about a week, so they were still putting up the finishing touches. I have to say I was suitably impressed with what I found. So much so that I returned a few days later with two other friends and Valentino. Yes, it’s also pet-friendly for well-behaved dogs on leashes. I think Valentino and I could become regulars!
The Wolf House on Kloof Street is a fabulously funky spot with impressive wall art, a swanky rooftop bar (complete with views of Table Mountain), and a Patron airstream trailer bar! Of course I had to indulge in a Patron tequila the second time I visited! Patron is known to be expensive, so R35 for a shot is a reasonable price to pay. Plus you get to sit on a posh couch in the Patron bar area and sip on your shot (Patron should never be gulped down) while enjoying a wonderful view of Table Mountain.
Aside from the novelty of a Patron airstream trailer bar, The Wolf House also has a fun concept when it comes to their burgers. When you order a burger, it comes with a gravy that you can dip your burger into. The gravy is absolutely delicious and you’ll find yourself considering drinking it from the dish once your burger is done. It’s also a fairly messy affair, which explains why they have roller towels on every table. Trust me, you will go through quite a few sheets of that once you start tucking in!
Other favourites of mine were the Cheese Balls with Spicy Mayo (so good that I ordered those again the second time I visited), the Crumbed Mushrooms with Blue Cheese Sauce and the Lamb Nuggets (which I shared with Valentino, who also gave them a paws up). Their onion rings are very good too! They are covered in a light crumbs rather than a thick batter, which is a refreshing change. I haven’t tried their pizzas yet, but I hear they are good too. Perhaps next time!
There are no vegan options at this stage, but there are quite a few vegetarian options available. I hope they come up with a vegetarian gravy that’s just as good as their current one.
Here’s an idea of what you’ll find on their menu:
- The Wolf Burger (R65 small / R95 large) – Beef patty with tomato, pickles, onions, ketchup and smoky mayo.
- Porkies Burger (R80 small / R110 large) – Beef patty with bacon, cheese, tomato, pickles, onions, ketchup and smoky mayo.
- The Plant Burger (R70) – Plant-based patty with tomato, pickles and onions.
- Bianca Pizza (R105) – Black mushrooms, tomato sauce, cheese, truffle oil and rocket.
- Outskirt Pizza (R110) – Pulled pork, bacon, caramelised onions, mushrooms, cheese, chilli and tomato sauce.
- Rooster Pizza (R110) – Smokey BBQ fried chicken, bacon, mushrooms, cheese and tomato sauce.
- Birdie Green Salad (R110) – Fried chicken, bacon, crispy onion, avo and feta mixed with leafy greens and served with a blue cheese dressing.
- The Wolf Platter (R270) – Cheese balls, BBQ wings, riblets and crumbed mushrooms.
- Dirty Ribs (from R195 for 600g) – Smokey BBQ pork ribs coated with extra sauce and served with fries.
- Cheese Balls served with spicy mayo (R45)
- Crumbed Mushrooms with blue cheese sauce (R45)
- Lamb Nuggets with spicy mayo (R60)
In tough times like these, I do hope The Wolf House achieves much success as it really is a great spot. It’s perfect for date-night, or sundowners and for a celebration with friends. They are planning live music evenings and by summer they will have their sprinkler system up and running to keep you cool on hot days and balmy evenings. You’ll definitely find me there again in the coming months – sipping on a Patron with gravy on my face.
Published September 2020 | Own cost