Eating Out in Nieu-BethesdaThe Ibis Lounge Restaurant
Where? Martin Street, Nieu Bethesda, 6286, Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape
When? Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 20h00.
How? Call +27 (0)82 442-3174
The town of Nieu Bethesda is secreted in the South African province of the Eastern Cape and retains a mysterious aura that makes it quite irresistible to those whose hearts have settled here. It is also home to the Ibis Lounge Restaurant, which is still one of the most popular eateries in the area.
Whether you are looking for a great cup of coffee while you are on the road, or a delicious meal with friends and family, the Ibis Lounge and its menu are sure to have exactly what you need. It is open from Monday to Sunday, 08h00 to around 20h00, depending on when the last happy diners retire. There is a stoep (or veranda) for those wanting to enjoy the peaceful sounds of the Eastern Cape, as well as free WiFi with your meal. There are two fireplaces inside to warm up those cold Karoo nights and to provide a gorgeously intimate vibe.
Caffeine junkies will savour the array of coffees on the menu – from cappuccinos and lattes to espressos and Americanos. These coffees complement the variety of freshly baked goods on offer. These include homemade apple pie, hot fudge chocolate cake, muffins, lemon meringue and traditional milk tart.
The Ibis Lounge Restaurant is known for several items on its menu. These include its savoury pies, lamb shank pasta, oxtail, roasted tomato soup, Karoo lamb roasts, and the vegetables that are harvested from their very own garden. In addition, the restaurant is acclaimed for its variety of speciality breads. Visitors are urged to try the biltong, cheese and piquant pepper loaf, or the delicious beer bread. Sunday roasts are very popular amongst visitors and locals, making advance booking essential.
Sample a taste of the Karoo with these locally sources dishes in the warm and welcoming ambience of real South African ‘chic’.