The Constantia Nek restaurant was given a massive facelift by the Harbour House Group just two years ago, and since then the space has become a vibrant hub for dining and socialising. New to the scene is fine dining restaurant The Restaurant @ The Nek, headed up by Chef Dylan Laity whose CV includes stints at The Roundhouse, Aubergine and a London-based Michelin starred restaurant.

The fine dining eatery is sure to draw both locals and tourists as it boasts a magnificent view of the Constantia Valley as well as a modern South Africa menu and local wine list. “We’re serving modern South African cuisine with definite influences from my travels abroad. There’s a good mix of seafood, vegetarian, vegan and meat courses and I’m determined to use only the best and most seasonal produce I can source,” Dylan says.

Some of the signatures that have already made it onto the launch menu include the likes of Mozambique Langoustines with amasi, kimchi and smoked trout roe and Rare Karan Beef Sirloin seasoned with Rooikrans Coal Oil and fermented chillies. “My cooking style is very natural, seasonal and ingredient driven. I like to use modern techniques and plating styles but never let that be the focus of the dish, it’s all about the flavour and product quality”, explains Dylan.

The Restaurant @ The Nek serves dinner from Tuesdays through to Saturdays. From November, lunch will also be available. For bookings call (27) (21) 795 0688 or send an e-mail to