Visit Workshop55 For Tasty Tapas And World-Class G&Ts

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011 442 6252
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55 7th Ave, Parktown North.

Just like fashion and décor have their trends, so too do food and beverages. Speaking of such, it seems that the newest fab fads on those fronts are none other than tapas and gin. With the arrival of Workshop55, an uber-chic eatery located in the trendy hub of Parktown North, you can now indulge in top-notch tapas and world-class gin at the same time!

Last week, Nik and I decided to pay this new spot a visit to see what all the fuss is about. Upon arrival, we were made to feel very much at home by Nimrod, our friendly and knowledgeable waiter. To kick off our evening, we both decided to indulge in our favourite local gin, the Inverroche Classic, with a splash of locally-produced Swaan tonic water. I had my G&T infused with sour cherries, and Nik with blackberries and orange zest.

To eat, we went the tapas route. At Workshop55 , you get the option of paying R210 per head for three small plates of food. Thereafter, every additional plate is R50. The food selection here is out-of-this-world, I’ll have you know, with lots of vegetarian, meat as well as fish options. Nik and I decided to eat order up different plates of yumminess just to make sure that we got to sample a bit of everything!

Based on Nimrod’s recommendations, we tucked into seven different plates, including the exotic mushroom aranchini, smoked duck breast, roasted pork belly, chicken wings, Korean pulled pork, seabass and Bacalhau. Each plate was fantastically presented, not to mention the extraordinary taste explosion! While everything was perfectly prepared, my two favourites had to be the smoked duck breast, which was oh-so-tender, and the Bacalhau, the most sublime salted codfish.

Before jumping right into dessert, Nik and I ordered up another round of G&Ts. We were feeling pretty full at this stage – you’d be surprised at how filling those terrific tapas are! This time, we went for Plymouth gin accompanied by Fever Tree tonic. I opted for a strawberry and basil infusion, while Nik went for apple and thyme. These G&Ts too were an absolute delight to our tastebuds!

To end off our evening, Nik and I shared both the caramel tart and “lime in the coconut” for dessert. Both sweet treats were utterly unique. I’ve also got to mention that the caramel tart has got to be one of the most divine desserts I’ve had – it managed to be ever so luxuriously light and sweet without being too rich. Be sure to save room for dessert when you visit this spot for extra indulgence!

Overall, I had a simply amazing time at Workshop55 – what a wonderful place! The food is diverse and carefully prepared, the service is simply faultless, and the ambiance is trendy and just something so unique and special. I highly recommend Workshop55 to anyone who’s looking to take their tastebuds on a journey. I can’t wait to return!

by Candice

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27 May 2016 at 12:33 pm
Joburg's Darling Hi there. While we do visit most places anonymously, we have been invited to others. Either way, should we have a negative experience, we don't write about it. Hope this helps, Regards
23 May 2016 at 10:04 am
Lebo Thanks for responding JD, but you've not answered the questions at the crux here. Do you visit anonymously and do you pay for your meals? Yes or no, please?
20 May 2016 at 03:20 pm
Carryn I have questioned the reviews before as I have read great reviews on this site and been to the restaurant and been totally disappointed. I would like to know if these reviews are paid for or if the restaurant knows they are being reviewed as often my experience and the reviewers experience are completely different.
20 May 2016 at 10:12 am
Joburg's Darling Hi Ladies. Thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate it. Joburg's Darling has always been a positive platform and we have made the decision to only report on our positive experiences. We are going through a move at the moment so keep checking the website for updates. Have a lovely day.
19 May 2016 at 11:17 am
Lebo Unbiased? Really? I thought all these reviews are paid for advertorials which is why you never see one which is in any way critical. Everything is always awesome darlings. Does joburgs darling pay for their meals and visit anonymously?
19 May 2016 at 11:05 am
Wendy Completely over priced and I have not spoken to one person who thought it was worth +/-R500 a head (3 small bowls, 2 drinks and table salad). I value your opinion and this revue disappoints me as I have always thought your reviews have been unbiased.

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