It was a Sunday and officially time to relax and enjoy some good food. So we did exactly that. What else are Sundays for? Within minutes of arrival we had used every superlative in the book to describe the view. You want a table by the balcony.
The laid-back atmosphere is refreshing, the decor is funky with its quirky chandelier and nautical fittings, lounge music, shorts and panama hats to boot. Beach club? Well it’s not The Cliff Restaurant and it’s not Mullins either. In fact it’s not even called The Cliff Beach Club… It’s the Coral Cliff Beach Club. Fact!
The menu is good and even vegetarians get their fair share. If you can, try the octopus carpaccio or the truffle poached eggs. The carpaccio is all about freshness and the eggs managed to balance the truffle so it isn’t overwhelming. The Sunday brunch menu is where the money is. It’s not complicated and not too long but it covers most bases well. If there’s one dessert we want again it’s the cold coconut and pineapple soufflé. It’s to die for. Then there’s the wine list. It isn’t what we thought it would be but we think it’s because the cocktail list is so strong so it all balances out in the end.
The Cliff Beach Club is definitely a welcome addition to the west coast and is perhaps the first taste of St Tropez on this glorious rock. Thankfully it’s a lot more relaxed than its neighbours and somewhere hip head to for a pretty damn good start to a Sunday. Call in to find out when the Art & Soul music events are on and your brunch will get that little bit better. Until they have a jetee, I’m not bringing my 900-foot super-yacht. Expect imitations soon. It’s inevitable.
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