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Belly Of The Beast

South Africans are serious about their braai (Afrikaans term for barbecue), and if you’re looking to try some creative takes on it, Belly of the Beast is the place to go. There are 20 seats, no menus, and only one seating time (7pm) when you’ll eat some of the best cuts of sustainably-sourced meat in the city. Pescatarians or vegetarians can just as happily enjoy a meal here, just make sure to let them know in advance. The nightly menu is kept a secret, but past highlights included curried lamb afval (tripe) with basmati rice foam or Saldanha Bay mussels with oyster emulsion and spicy vierge sauce.

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