Eat Your
Heart Out
Good food, it's as simple as that. We've got all the local flavours you love, along with some classic dishes inspired by our cherished family recipes.
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Travelling Flavours
Situated in two of South Africa's most beloved destinations, making it easy for you to savour our dishes wherever your travels may take you.
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Sit Back
& Relax
A friendly and welcoming space where friends and family can gather, unwind, and have full confidence that they're in for one of the finest dining experiences.
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The Sanctuary:
A Place of Refuge and Protection

Built on over five decades of festive family celebrations, delicious home-cooked meals, world travels, and exposure to fresh flavours, we warmly welcome you to The Sanctuary. The road has blessed us with warm smiles, abundant drinks, great conversations, laughter, and joy, often accompanied by unashamed song and cheer. We have endeavoured to preserve our heritage while fully embracing the journey. Our aim is to evoke memories through repetitions and reinventions of great food and familiar family favourites – most tried and tested, but sometimes with an added twist and a touch of fresh imagination and experimentation.

The menu is a personal reflection, featuring foods we’ve cherished over many years. We hope it will evoke fond memories for you and create new ones. Welcome to The Sanctuary; we promise to serve with love and a smile. Please join us in celebrating this moment.

The Sanctuary in Cape Town, located on lively Kloof Street at the foot of Table Mountain, offers a unique dining experience. With a focus on homely food elevated by a modern twist, the restaurant serves dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients. The added charm of a rooftop pool with stunning Table Mountain views makes The Sanctuary a perfect place to relax and enjoy South African cuisine while immersing yourself in the city’s atmosphere.

It’s the ideal spot for both locals and visitors seeking a memorable culinary journey in Cape Town.

Kloof Menu

Kindly be informed that additional day rates for pool access will apply to external guests. For bookings and inquiries, please reach out to us at sanctuary@lionroars.com. 

The Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, located on vibrant Main Street, is a culinary haven that beautifully complements the stunning backdrop of the Garden Route. The restaurant is more than a place to dine; it’s a storytelling experience where each meal weaves together local flavours and history. Just what the town needed, The Sanctuary brings a fresh and passionate approach to dining, offering a taste of Plettenberg Bay’s essence in every dish.

 

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this restaurant is your gateway to a remarkable culinary journey in this coastal paradise.

Plett Menu

Kindly be informed that additional day rates for pool access will apply to external guests. For bookings and inquiries, please reach out to us at plettqsanctuary@lionroars.com.

Events

At the Sanctuary Restaurant, we bring you a vibrant monthly lineup of events, from wine pairings to art exhibitions and flavourful Sunday spit-braais. On Friday evenings, groove to the soulful tunes of live jazz featuring South Africa’s finest talents. Plus, we’re your one-stop destination for customisable private events, including small weddings, celebrations, baby showers, and more.

Come, and let us make every moment special.

Our events are updated monthly; please get in touch with us to stay informed about the latest happenings.

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