An exciting collaboration between famed restauranteur/chef team Liam Tomlin and his wife Jan, together with the owners of Tintswalo Lodges (Lisa and Warwick Goosen, and Gaye and Ernest Corbett), will see the opening of a 3-storey culinary and hospitality destination in a historic building in Cape Town in April (2022).
Opening at 91 Bree Street, diagonally opposite Heritage Square, ‘The Bailey’ will be a multi-level offering of welcoming spaces for those who are passionate about food, wine and good company. Unlike any other venue in the Mother City, interesting heritage spaces are being designed here to create a gravitational pull to a mature and sophisticated crowd. The Bailey will appeal to those with a sense of style and an appreciation for quality; who have a taste for culinary classics, great wines, whiskeys and other premium beverages.
Three juxtaposed levels of offering are being created against a backdrop of beautiful interior design within a historical Cape Town city centre building, showcasing its classic lines, high ceilings, stunning flooring and floor-to-ceiling original wooden windows.
On the ground level, the glamorous bakery café will feature a patisserie with fragrant teas and coffees, delicious cakes, macaroons, pastries and fresh juices. It will serve all-day breakfast, as well as brunch, lunch and classic cocktails, while the ‘ultimate’ High Tea will be introduced later in the year. Complete with a champagne bar, the stunning ground floor space of The Bailey is envisioned as the ideal meeting place in the heart of the city.
The second floor will be presented as a classic brasserie, paying homage to grand European tradition with a menu of iconic dishes and superb wines. Slick service will be orchestrated by the maître d’ holding the floor, adding an element of hospitality theatre to a contemporary dining experience.
The top floor will be curated into a unique wine and whiskey bar, also offering a private wine and whiskey reserve for regular patrons. Featuring an open terrace, it will be a relaxing meeting point to entertain a sophisticated mix of Cape Town’s creative minds and entrepreneurial mavericks. A space to relax, to think, and to collaborate within a like-minded community.
The Bailey is developing off the back of the success of the partners’ first joint venture – Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo Atlantic, which opened at the end of 2020. It was voted ‘Africa’s Best New Restaurant’ in the 2021 World Culinary Awards and included in the coveted Condé Nast Traveller Readers Awards as one of the Best New Restaurants in the World.