The Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

I’ve always been a fan of Roast & Co. If you remember the first I Love Foodies review about this spot, you’ll remember how in love we were with the great food. Not much has changed. We recently had the chance to go back to Roast & Co for their Two-For-One Happy Hour deal, which runs daily from 16:00 – 18:00.

The Special

First up, the Happy Hour details. During the Roast & Co Happy Hour, you’ll receive two-for-one deals on Happy Hour drinks, including cocktails, beers, and wine by the glass. You’ll also get to enjoy half price appetisers – which are always a highlight at Roast & Co. If you’ve been to this restaurant, you’ll know that their main deal is chicken. It’s always a winner; free-range, done to perfection, and served with gorgeous sides. But their appetisers are pretty amazing too, and this is where you’ll get some beautiful gourmet dishes in bite-size portions for the ultimate happiness experience.

I went to experience the Roast & Co Two-For-One Deal on a beautiful Friday afternoon, the perfect way to unwind after a long week and head into the weekend. The weather was perfect, there was a live band with great music, and I was ready to sit back and enjoy.

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

The Grapefruit Tommies Margarita

I’m not much of a drinker and certainly wasn’t in the mood to go wild, but I couldn’t resist trying one of the recommended cocktails. I opted for the Grapefruit Tommies Margarita (R78) with El Jimador Reposado, grapefruit, cinnamon, and lime. It was an easy-drinking cocktail, wonderfully refreshing, served in the coolest glass ever that made me look cool just by having it on my table. Brownie points!

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

Hello Margarita!

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal

The Appetiser Menu

Food-wise, I really couldn’t decide. So I pretty much ordered everything on the menu:

  • Mzanzi Fried Mac ‘N Cheese (R58), served with chakalaka salsa, sage, and sour cream
  • Elgin Farmhouse Liver Pate (R62), served with chicken terrine, duck fat shortbread & orange
  • Baked Camembert (R78), served with smokey mayonnaise, yoghurt, and vanilla honey
  • Chicken Caesar Croquettes (R62), served with baby gem, Grana Padano, and celery dressing.

The two dishes I didn’t have were the Onion Bhaji, curry spiced and served with herbed yoghurt (R52), because I’m not a fan of curry, and the Tenderstem & Baby Spinach, served with red onion and roasted peanuts (R52), because they didn’t have this dish on the particular day I went.

The prices listed above are the full prices. So remember that you’ll get these at half price for the Happy Hour deal, which is pretty awesome and gets my taste buds excited just thinking about it now.

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal chicken caesar croquettes

My fave: The Chicken Caesar Croquettes

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal baked camembert

Delicious Baked Camembert

Favourites …

My favourite two dishes were probably the Baked Camembert, which was beautifully soft and creamy, and I loved the smokey mayonnaise and yoghurt, and the Chicken Caesar Croquettes, which I’ve always been obsessed with coz they take a firm favourite of mine – the Chicken Caesar Salad – and turn it into an absolute gourmet dining experience.

The Mzanzi Fried Mac ‘N Cheese was lovely, though I do think it could have been slightly more cheesy and I’m not the biggest fan of chakalaka. Though it is definitely a good combination. The Liver Pate was quite intense in flavour, but lovely. The only thing I didn’t like was the bread it came with, which tasted a little stale.

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal mac n cheese

Mzansi Fried Mac ‘N Cheese

Roast & Co Happy Hour Deal liver pate

Liver Pate

Visit Roast & Co

There’s no denying that the Roast & Co Happy Hour deal is beyond divine. I mean, the Chicken Caesar Croquettes ended up being R31, the Baked Camembert R39 … Can you even? I’ll definitely be back, next time with a group of friends to really get the weekend started with a bang!

For all details on how you can enjoy the Roast & Co Happy Hour deal, see below.

Roast & Co

Address: 98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town CBD


Call: +27 21 424 6372


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Written by Benike Palfi

Article Date: February 2019


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