Lockdown has been hard on everyone. But the one thing I wasn’t expecting was how bored I’d be of my own cooking. Everyone has their unique cooking style – I, for one, even if I make something unique and unusual, tend to stick to the same flavour profiles because it’s what I’m familiar with. Of course, I love my cooking and I think it’s delicious … but after a couple of weeks of eating nothing but, the boredom does set in. So HURRAY for food deliveries during lockdown! And HURRAY to The Base at the President Hotel pizza delivery for finally breaking my home-cooking-rut.

The Base at the President Hotel is their resident pizza hub. I attended the Base launch party back in 2017 and already fell in love with their pizzas then. Wood-fired, artisan, and topped with an array of fresh and delicious ingredients. Sure, I may be biased coz I’m generally in love with all things The President Hotel but I’m pretty certain these pizzas are delish.

Free Delivery For The Atlantic Seaboard

So I was only too excited to hear that the hotel is now delivering their gorgeous pizzas to residents in the Camps Bay, Bantry Bay, Fresnaye, Sea Point, and Green Point areas. Orders can be placed via Whatsapp (+27 66 038 4521) between 11:00 and 18:00, along with your name and delivery address. Payment takes place upon delivery with Zapper, Snapscan, or Speed Point. And the best part? The delivery is FREE!

President Hotel Cape Town Bird-Eye View

The magnificent President Hotel is one of our favourite hang-out spots (pre-lockdown)

The President Hotel Pizza Menu

The menu is small but there is definitely something for everyone. Pizzas are made with a thin crispy base, topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, and a selection of gourmet toppings (see below). Gluten-free bases are also available at an additional fee of R18.

  • Absolutely FAB (R138): Feta, avocado, bacon, peppadews, mozzarella
  • The President’s Margherita (R115): Fior di latte, sun-blushed tomatoes, fresh basil
  • The Woodlands (R138): Grilled artichokes, Kalamata olives, mushrooms, mozzarella
  • The Moroccan (R138): Chicken, almonds, yoghurt, harissa, coriander, mozzarella
  • Al Salmone (R145): Smoked salmon, creme fraiche, capers, chives, avocado, mozzarella

Review Of The Pizza Delivery

I tried the Absolutely FAB and the Al Salmone. Both pizzas were served presidential-style and delivered to my door on a wooden stand, which added that extra woosh to normal pizza delivery. The delivery is also super communicative and the hotel confirms your order and delivery status via Whatsapp. 

These are large rectangular pizzas and they were still warm when delivered but it’s also recommended that you pop them in the oven for three minutes to get that perfect pizza crunch. After all, these aren’t your cheap delivery pizzas – this is gourmet-style pizza dining.

Both pizzas were delicious, though, surprisingly, the Al Salmone was my favourite. I’d usually never go for a smoked salmon pizza, but this one was so generously topped and each bite was absolutely delicious. I can highly recommend this!

Absolutely FAB Pizza With Pizza Cutter

The Absolutely FAB pizza is absolutely delicious

Slice Of Al Salmone Pizza

But the real winner, for me, was the Al Salmone pizza with smoked salmon and creme fraiche

Also For Delivery: Sunday Lunch Boxes

And if pizza isn’t your thing: The President Hotel now also offers Sunday lunch boxes! They’re fully prepped and you get instructions on how to re-heat. There’s a new menu available every week. Costs start at R550 for 2 people (though larger family-sized options are available), and delivery is available in and around Cape Town (free delivery within 15km of the hotel). I haven’t tried these but knowing the food at the President Hotel, these are bound to be delicious!

More On The President Hotel

Sure, you’ll miss out on the gorgeous views that The President Hotel offers. I’m definitely sitting here dreaming about that pool, those Sea Point sunsets, and lounging around drinking cocktails and eating good food. But we’ll count the blessings we have, and getting the gorgeous President Hotel food delivered is the next step to foodie happiness. And we’ll take it – it’s efficient, affordable, and superbly delicious!

Sea Point Sunset View From Pool Of The President Hotel

Missing these views!!!!

Recap On Important Facts

Here’s a recap of the all the steps for your Base at the President Hotel pizza delivery:

  • Choose pizza: Absolutely FAB (R138), President’s Margherita (R115), Woodlands (R138), Moroccan (R138), Al Salmone (R145)
  • Whatsapp your delivery, name, and address to +27 66 038 4521
  • You can order between 11:00 and 18:00
  • Payment upon delivery with Zapper, Snapscan, or Speed Point
  • FREE delivery to Camps Bay, Bantry Bay, Fresnaye, Sea Point, and Green Point areas
  • Check for delivery and menu updates

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Written by Benike Palfi

Article Date: May 2020


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