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Pilcrow & Cleaver

R345

Culinary 3-course dinner menu

Pilcrow & Cleaver

9,5 (41 reviews)
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Culinary 3-course dinner menu R345

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Restaurant Week
Culinary 3-course dinner menu
R345

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and affordable dinner during the Restaurant Week?

Pilcrow & Cleaver serves a culinary 3-course dinner menu during Restaurant Week.

Don't miss this chance to discover Pilcrow & Cleaver and try their delicious dinner menu for only R345.

Book your table now!

Please note: Seats are limited. Only online bookings will be accepted.

Are there any dietary requirements? Please mention this on the reservation form so the restaurant can take this into account.
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Restaurant Week Dinner Menu:

Please note: Pilcrow & Cleaver’s menu changes every Monday

Small Plates

BROAD BEAN MINESTRONE
Spring season broad beans with flaked gammon, mint and fregola in a clear vegetable bisque
RAINBOW TROUT FILLET
Green-listed pan-fried Franschhoek rainbow trout fillet, lightly seasoned with sumac, pomegranate molasses, Love in a Bowl rainbow spinach, and butter & lemon fried pistachio nuts
LAMB KIBBEH
Lamb mince, spices and pine nuts stuffed into bulgur wheat shells and fried, served with green harissa
VEGAN PANEER, CHICKPEA & CORIANDER SALAD
Soy home-made paneer, lightly grilled and dipped in coriander dressing with chickpea, red onion & lemon salad
KICHREE & FRIED QUAIL’S EGG
Inspired by the popular anglicised Kedgeree, here is the vegetarian version Spiced basmati and green lentil rice with crispy onions, topped with a fried quail’s egg, Greek yoghurt & dried chilli oil
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Large Plates

TERIYAKI, HONEY & GINGER T-BONE
400g carved T-bone marinated and grilled in home-made sticky teriyaki, honey and root ginger with pickled cucumber, poppy seed, pepper and chilli salad & crispy rice
MISO YAKITORI TUNA SKEWERS
Green-listed tuna, marinated in mirin, miso and sake, grilled rare and served with pak choi, roasted spring onions & coconut sesame sweet potatoes
SHREDDED GOAT LEG & GOAT’S CHEESE SALAD
Slow-roasted goat leg, fynbos pickled beetroot, roasted beetroot, grapefruit and crottin salad, dressed black lentils, with a grapefruit & chilli dressing
P&C BURGER
Brisket and chuck grass fed beef burger, raclette, home-pickled cucumber & fries with Fideli’s tomato jam
PLANT-BASED SMOKED PROVOLONE
Vegan smoked provolone, pan-fried, and served with warm grilled peaches, dressed parsley and minted cous cous with toasted almonds
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Cheese

PARMESAN SOUFFLE
Twice baked Grana Padano souffle with parmesan ice cream & parmesan lace
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Sweets

MCC & MANGO JELLY
Boschendal MCC Brut Rosé set in a jelly with fresh mango, crumbled short bread & mint topping
CHOCOLATE & RASPBERRY ICE CREAM SANDWICH
Something to eat with your hands Chocolate sponge with raspberry ice cream layers
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Please note: Pilcrow & Cleaver’s menu changes every Monday

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Restaurant Week
Culinary 2-course lunch menu
R245

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and affordable lunch during the Restaurant Week?

Pilcrow & Cleaver serves a culinary 2-course lunch menu during Restaurant Week.

Don't miss this chance to discover Pilcrow & Cleaver and try their delicious lunch menu for only R245.

Book your table now!

Please note: Seats are limited. Only online bookings will be accepted.

Are there any dietary requirements? Please mention this on the reservation form so the restaurant can take this into account.
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Restaurant Week Lunch Menu:

Please note: Pilcrow & Cleaver’s menu changes every Monday

Small Plates

BROAD BEAN MINESTRONE
Spring season broad beans with flaked gammon, mint and fregola in a clear vegetable bisque
RAINBOW TROUT FILLET
Green-listed pan-fried Franschhoek rainbow trout fillet, lightly seasoned with sumac, pomegranate molasses, Love in a Bowl rainbow spinach, and butter & lemon fried pistachio nuts
LAMB KIBBEH
Lamb mince, spices and pine nuts stuffed into bulgur wheat shells and fried, served with green harissa
VEGAN PANEER, CHICKPEA & CORIANDER SALAD
Soy home-made paneer, lightly grilled and dipped in coriander dressing with chickpea, red onion & lemon salad
KICHREE & FRIED QUAIL’S EGG
Inspired by the popular anglicised Kedgeree, here is the vegetarian version Spiced basmati and green lentil rice with crispy onions, topped with a fried quail’s egg, Greek yoghurt & dried chilli oil
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Large Plates

TERIYAKI, HONEY & GINGER T-BONE
400g carved T-bone marinated and grilled in home-made sticky teriyaki, honey and root ginger with pickled cucumber, poppy seed, pepper and chilli salad & crispy rice
MISO YAKITORI TUNA SKEWERS
Green-listed tuna, marinated in mirin, miso and sake, grilled rare and served with pak choi, roasted spring onions & coconut sesame sweet potatoes
SHREDDED GOAT LEG & GOAT’S CHEESE SALAD
Slow-roasted goat leg, fynbos pickled beetroot, roasted beetroot, grapefruit and crottin salad, dressed black lentils, with a grapefruit & chilli dressing
P&C BURGER
Brisket and chuck grass fed beef burger, raclette, home-pickled cucumber & fries with Fideli’s tomato jam
PLANT-BASED SMOKED PROVOLONE
Vegan smoked provolone, pan-fried, and served with warm grilled peaches, dressed parsley and minted cous cous with toasted almonds
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Cheese

PARMESAN SOUFFLE
Twice baked Grana Padano souffle with parmesan ice cream & parmesan lace
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Sweets

MCC & MANGO JELLY
Boschendal MCC Brut Rosé set in a jelly with fresh mango, crumbled short bread & mint topping
CHOCOLATE & RASPBERRY ICE CREAM SANDWICH
Something to eat with your hands Chocolate sponge with raspberry ice cream layers
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2-Course Lunch menu (Choose Main & Dessert or Starter & Main) - R245
Please note: Pilcrow & Cleaver’s menu changes every Monday

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What 41 people say about Pilcrow & Cleaver

9.5 Based on 41 reviews.
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"A fantastic find in the Cape Town CBD"
9.3 Cuisine 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

We have steered away from the CBD for some time. However Pilcrow and Cleaver's (P&C) menu was enticing enough on the restaurant week website, to make a return. I am glad we did. It is an intimate restaurant with direct access and interaction to the small kitchen, which is incorporated with the seating area. Serv...

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We have steered away from the CBD for some time. However Pilcrow and Cleaver's (P&C) menu was enticing enough on the restaurant week website, to make a return. I am glad we did. It is an intimate restaurant with direct access and interaction to the small kitchen, which is incorporated with the seating area. Service was impeccable from the start. We were greeted with friendly smiles, and seated on high chairs at the window (though I wish that we were told before hand of this, as I prefer not to dine on high stools). The food was excellent. My wife had the springbok loin as a starter which was tender and delicious. I had the crumbed oyster and pan fried scallop, which was beautifully presented (though I still prefer my oysters raw). For the main I have the most beautifully prepared Kingklip -it was so very fresh, and tender -not many restaurants get Kinglklip right. My wife had the burger which she really enjoyed. I had the deconstructed Cranachan. The whisky soaked oats were overpowering, and the white chocolate on the plate was pasted too firmly onto the ceramic, which made it difficult to combine with the oats -it would have balanced off the whisky (hence 1 star less). The sorbet though was magnificent and had fresh spring notes. Overall this is a restaurant that I would highly recommend. We will definitely return.

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Shaun Pather at 18 October 2021
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"Cosy and interesting"
9.3 Cuisine 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

The service and cosy atmosphere (we ate in the bar area) were great. The food was also quite good, they are creative and inventive with their dishes. Some things had a good result, others weren't as successful for our tastes. Definitely worth visiting to try something new and different.

KE at 18 October 2021
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Truly a lovely experience. They catered perfectly for my dietary requirements and gave me a lovely recommendation as well. I really appreciated the welcome drink, and the great atmosphere. The vibe was friendly and relaxed, even as a single diner, and the food was perfect for me (and the weather today). Absolutely w...

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Truly a lovely experience. They catered perfectly for my dietary requirements and gave me a lovely recommendation as well. I really appreciated the welcome drink, and the great atmosphere. The vibe was friendly and relaxed, even as a single diner, and the food was perfect for me (and the weather today). Absolutely would recommend! The only issue is when I look on the website at the standard menu prices, my total came out as 195, and for restaurant week the same two dishes were charged at 245

I think next time include the bubbly as an item, don't position it as a welcome drink....

Kathleen at 16 October 2021

10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Will definitely be back - great time at this cosy restaurant! The breakfast menu looks amazing too!

Regardt Kellerman at 16 October 2021
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"The A team"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

We were welcomed by a complementary glass of bubbles and a huge smile. The chef/bartender/waitron was incredible all round. Great dynamic team in the kitchen. Fantastic food. I will be back!

Louisa Opperman at 15 October 2021
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3.2 PIAZZA, Parliament St 8001 Cape Town

About Pilcrow & Cleaver

Cuisine: Modern European

About Pilcrow & Cleaver

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Pilcrow & Cleaver is the delicious brainchild of Chef Judi Fourie; a Cape Town restaurant fierce with bold modern flavours.

With no service staff, and no doors, windows or walls to our professional kitchen, Pilcrow & Cleaver puts you in direct contact with the chefs and cooks that make your food. We invite you to smell and anticipate modern European daily inspired menus of small plates, mains and desserts. Swirl a glass of proudly South African wine over dinner or unwind after work at our separate bar section. Browse our retail shelf’s homemade delicacies and contemplate a recipe in our bespoke cookbook collection. Or talk to us as we prepare homemade flavours right in front of you. We are pet-friendly, follow the no-tipping movement, the first restaurant in Cape Town to serve Father Coffee and during the COVID-19 lockdown we are still open for business.


Hi, I'm Chef Judi

And welcome to Pilcrow & Cleaver, a new paragraph with a different twist, something that I have dreamt about and cooked into realisation for the last 15 years.

The passion for food started to pulsate through my veins from a very young age and for the last decade I have been on a culinary journey of exploration around the world. My travels have inspired me to find new dishes, experience unique flavours and taste different food to bring it all together and share it with you from my kitchen at Pilcrow & Cleaver, right here, in the vibrant heart of Cape Town.

Food is an experiment-experience that evokes emotion. It is not perfection, it’s about expression. Cooking is an art, and the kitchen is my canvas and I want you to join me as a create dishes with a modern flair; highlighting the different unique flavours of each and every ingredient.

Let’s eat.

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