Sample South Africa on a Plate

Written by Karl Chads | Created on 2016-08-25

The scenic savannas of South Africa may seem a world away from the vertical vistas of London, but High Timber is one restaurant in which you can sample the delights of both.

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, High Timber feels like a restaurant that is designed to offer the best of all seasons; the south-facing terrace is perfect for sun-soaked summer evenings, and eating at the exclusive Wine Cellar Table offers the capital's cosiest dinner date

Views of London's landmarks such as the The Globe, the Tate Modern and The Shard provide the visual feast, whilst your tastebuds are taken on a tour of South Africa's finest cuisine.

Unique starters such as biltong croquettes with peppadew ketchup bolster hearty main courses including the sirloin and rib-eye steaks, with the fish of the day choice catering for less committed carnivores.

The timeless malva pudding is the stand-out dessert, and if you are looking for something a little different, the almond doughnut with rooibos poached pear and buttermilk mousse combines beautifully contrasting flavours.

As you may expect from a restaurant founded by Gary Jordan and Kathy Jordan of South African's renowned Jordan Wine Estate, the wine list curates the best of New World and Old World reds and whites.

The Van Biljon Cinq 2012 (Stellenbosch Blend) and the Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2013 represent the best of South Africa's vineyards, with the Chateau Vieille Tour la Rose 2010 and the Santiago Ruiz Albarino 2014 providing the European inflection.

The main dining room overlooking the Thames can seat up to 80 people and up to 150 people for canapés and cocktails. Private dining is available, with a wonderful room seating up to 18, situated between the two wine cellars.

For a memorable dining experience, High Timber delivers on all fronts, season in, season out.

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