I was recently invited to enjoy a fabulous afternoon of decadent dining at the opulent and sophisticated 15 on Orange Hotel. As part of the African Pride group hotels you know that 15 on Orange are guaranteed to provide a sophisticated and lavish food adventure ... one good enough to leave those looking in salivating on the spot.

The 'bottomless bubbly' and 'buffet style dining' happens on the first Sunday of every month and booking is essential. The restaurant in fact was fully booked on the day that I dined, attesting to the growing popularity of the 'Bottomless Bubbly Buffet'.

The furnishings are very much modern , clean lined, contemporary in muted tones of white, grey and chrome, accented with splashes of colour. The combination of colors, textures and contrasts adds a softer touch, the hints of crystal and glass make this restaurant area very chic, yet cosy.


There are the most beautiful 'fringe' or 'thread' like curtains separating diners and creating smaller dining pockets within the restaurant ( I was super impressed with the fringe curtains which are on trend and popular in a few well known New York restaurants), this unique decor concept offers diners a more intimate dining experience.

The Bottomless Bubbly Buffet is served alongside Graham Becks' Method Cap Classic (MCC) with a choice of either Brut or Rose.
This is a decadence condusive to a lazy afternoon or a sneaky catnap or two ...


The lunch is made up of buffet station of starters , a warm serving station of mains and a buffet station of desserts.

The starters vary from Salmon Roses to Beef Tataki, the vast array of temptations includes the mouth watering Oysters (which I only noticed after dessert..), Duck Liver Pate, Springbok Carpaccio, Eggplant Roulade, Caprese salad, Smoked Salmon, cheeses , charcuterie and so much more....

Here is a little peek at some of the starters ...

There is no need to hurry through this meal , you can eat at leisure and visit the self-help buffet area as often as you please, here was one of my irresistible platters (and yes I was a piggy) ...


I have to be honest and tell you that whilst the mains were delicious, I personally was far more enamored with the starters, the colors were bright , the flavours exceptional and the variety was mind blowing ...

After the mains it was on to the dessert buffet, what a selection of mini desserts, from cake to creme brulee and everything in between, the choice was tough! In my mind the only thing missing were macaroons (but that is just because I am ddicted :)..tee hee).

Here is a peak at the desserts and dessert buffet  ...




It was an amazing afternoon filled with fantastic flavours and aroma's, bursting bellies and rather heavy eyelids. In my books this is such a treat and a real 'must do' for any special occasions or a simple lazy afternoons in winter...

The hotel offers fabulous service and Ongie out waitron was fantastic, my only critique would be for the waitrons to explain the exact 'procedure or protocol' regarding self service and the options available ( it can be rather intimidating otherwise).

I had a fabulous and leisurely afternoon at 15 on Orange and would highly recommend this unusual gastronomic experience from the kitchen of Chef Sanel Esterhuyse you won't be disappointed.

For more information ...
Visit HERE

15 On Orange
Corner Grey's Pass and Orange Street, Mill Street,
Cape Town
T: +27 (21) 469 8000
reservations@15onorangehotel.com




** Disclosure Ranking 4 - (Please refer to my disclosure ranking in the side bar)