Our daughter turned 20 on the 20th December 2012 - her crown birthday and we thought it worthy of celebration! We had considered dining at 5 elements many times before but the holidays always take on a life and pace of their own and we never got around to it. She was keen to go out to dinner for her birthday, so 5 Elements was the venue of choice.
5 Elements is a beautiful restaurant, a great deal of effort has gone into making it a very welcoming space. It is an old Airplane hangar that has been converted into a restaurant with a welcoming and comforting energy... you want to be there and you want to stay. Charles, the manager took our reservation and really went out of his way to make the evening a special one, and indeed it was. They charge a R35 corkage which definitely won my vote! The venue commemorated the birthday with specially printed menu's marking the event. The kids were all suitably impressed and we had lots of "Can i have my next birthday here too?" The meals were very well priced with a main meal varying between R55-R95, desserts are served in shot glasses at R16 a portion, very useful if you careful about portion sizes. If you want to try all that they have on offer in the dessert menu then order the range at a fair R64.
The wood fired flat breads became an absolute favourite and we went back many times just for that. We tried the wild mushroom and steak as well as the chicken, redpepper and caramelised onion, both were fantastic!
The service was impeccable, the food excellent and the ambience most memorable - in keeping with a very special birthday. We were pleasantly surprised by our bill - we averaged R150-00 per person ( starter, main course and dessert!!)
5 Elements has a wine estate attached to it and they are due to produce their first batch of wines in March 2013 under the label - St Francis Point Vineyards. If their wines are anything like the menu, they are set to become my favourite estate.
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