[ s p a s i e ] takes a holiday

From October 2014 until June 2016, [spasie] was an underground restaurant and private event space in the eclectic, intriguing Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town's CBD. We hosted top international and South African chefs for our signature Chef's Table dinners and some of the best gourmet street food in the city on Wednesdays for our underground speakeasy.

At the end of June, we moved out of our little space in Bo-Kaap and have officially gone a bit of a break until we pop up again.
We’re exploring the countrysides of Southeast Asia, re-connecting with the food trends of South Africa and scouting our next little pop-up adventure.  We don’t know when we’ll be back or who’ll be with us in our kitchens but if you’d like to stay in the know, simply sign up here.
And, to learn more about our little hiatus, click here.


By far one of our favourite meals of the week is Sunday Brunch. Executive chef Nicolas Charalambous and team have whipped up a traditional New York style Sunday Brunch just steps from the CBD in Bo-Kaap filled with fresh, local and responsibly farmed ingredients and, of course, bottomless bubbles, our marvellous mimosas and unlimited access to our DIY Bloody Mary Bar featuring both bacon and cucumber infused Vodkas.

[spasie] is open for Brunch every Sunday from 11 am until 3 pm.  To make a booking, simply email us on hello@spasie.co or phone us on 021.422.1492.


Every Wednesday, we host an invite-only, underground speakeasy known as #PWW or Pocket Watch Wednesdays. We’ve got gourmet street food from the likes of The Chef’s Bench and Santa Anna’s, the naughtiest card game we know, Cards Against Humanity and a giant Twister Board.

How do you get in? Well, you need to score one of our signature Pocket Watches or know someone in the know, you know. Learn More

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Designed as a culinary playground for South Africa’s top chefs and young, rising stars, we open up our kitchen for two nights only each week and allow these industry leaders to step in and create magic. The result is your chance to feast on what some of this country’s top talent dreams of making outside their normal restaurant kitchens paired perfectly with some of the Western Cape’s top wine farms.

Our open plan kitchen and relaxed, underground ambience put you in direct contact with the chef as they serve as your culinary guide for the evening and then share a glass of wine with you over dessert. Learn More.

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From birthday dinners to bachelorette parties, corporate lunches to proposal dinners, [spasie] is the perfect place to host your private function. Our space is a blank canvas that transforms to our client’s needs and our experienced team of event directors is here to guide you.

[spasie] can accommodate around 60 guests for a seated dinner, 150 auditorium style for a guest speaker or movie screening and 120 comfortably for cocktails and canapés but the best thing to do is pop in and see for yourself over a cup of delicious HAAS coffee on the house.

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pocket watch wednesdays

pww spasie

It’s Wednesday night in Cape Town and you’re looking for something new, something different – maybe even something a bit adventurous.

Our signature Wednesday night vibe, #PWW might just be the thing you’ve been searching for.

#PWW is an invite-only, underground speakeasy where friends and friends of friends rock up for a little mid-week jol.

Envision gourmet street food by the likes of The Chef’s Bench, Santa Anna’s and a few other rockstars in the kitchens, some awesome tunes pumping through the sound system and a laid-back, casual vibe that makes you feel like [spasie] is your own private party.

Like any good house party, be warned, things can get a bit out of hand. We’ve imported the most ratchet, vile card game we’ve ever come across, Cards Against Humanity, for a bit of added spice. Not your vibe? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few other games or you can just chill with new and old friends.

Oh, and we should mention, we’ve painted a giant Twister board on the floor so you can skip that yoga class for the evening and get limber on the [spasie] floors.

Hump day is over and the weekend is in sight. We say why not kick back, relax and join us for a cold one and a bit of fun on your Wednesday night.

Remember, #PWW is an invitation-only, private party. How do you get in? To get past the bouncers, you’ll need to score one of our 10 signature Pocket Watches floating around the Mother City or you’ll have to know someone in the know.

Email us  and we’ll let you know where the last Pocket Watch sighting was and see what we can do to hook you up. Trust us, this is one night you don’t want to miss.


Chef’s Table

Brad Ball Spasie


Richard Bosman_Spasie

Stefan Spasie

Every Thursday and Friday, [spasie] turns our kitchen over to one of South Africa’s top chefs or young, rising stars for an absolutely incredible evening. Our guest chef steps in and creates a custom 4- or 5-course menu, complete with wine pairings, designed to surprise and delight your tastebuds. 

Our chefs have complete creative control and we know you won’t be disappointed. This unique, rare opportunity to step away from their daily routine enables our chefs to create something truly magical in our kitchens and you, our guests, are the lucky recipient of their work.  How do we know you won’t be disappointed? See our recent reviews.

With our open plan kitchen and relaxed, laid-back environment, our guests interact directly with the chef while they’re preparing your meal.  The access to these top South African chefs is unparalleled and our chefs are more than happy to chat with you, show you around the kitchen and even teach you a technique or two. 

There’s simply nothing like an evening at our Chef’s Table anywhere in the country, quite possibly the world.

Bookings for these exclusive evenings begin at R750/person and include your complete food and wine experience.  To make your booking, email us and we’d be happy to assist you.

Our signature Chef’s Table is available every Thursday and Friday evening and runs for a minimum number of 12 guests. All bookings are subject to final confirmation and pre-payment is required to confirm your booking.

To date, [spasie] has been fortunate enough to host some of South Africa’s top chefs and young rising stars such as Brad Ball, Bertus Basson, Steffen Olivier, Craig Cormack, Sue-Ann Allen, Lapo Magni, Veronica Canha-Hibbert, Dylan Laity, Nicholas Charambolous and more.

Every Thursday and Friday, [spasie] welcomes an incredible chef for your dining delight. To read some of the reviews of [spasie], we encourage you to visit TripAdvisor, EAT OUT, Zomato or just Google us.

To stay updated, the best thing to do is join our private mailing list for announcements regarding new and upcoming chefs and private event invitations here.

NB: [spasie] is currently on a hiatus and bookings are not being accepted. However, we would love to hear from you and would be delighted to arrange a private dinner for your group of 10 or more. Get in touch.



The menu at [spasie] changes weekly as each guest chef delivers a custom-designed menu that showcases their skills and talents.

One thing, however, remains consistent – our commitment to using only the freshest, locally sourced and highest quality ingredients and our chefs stand behind this philosophy when stepping into our kitchens.

For our exclusive Chef’s Table, each chef designs a unique 4- or 5-course menu, complete with wine pairings, to tantalise your tastebuds and excite your culinary appetite. Our chefs always offer a vegetarian option and can cater for specific dietary restrictions and allergies with notice.  

Please note, however, we do not cater for preferences such as banting or low carb as this is a chef-led dining experience.  To give you an idea of what you can expect from [spasie], we’ve included a few of our chef’s previous menus below.

Should you have any questions or concerns, simply drop us a line here.  



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NB: Bookings are subject to confirmation by our team upon receipt of your deposit. Deposits are required to confirm your dining experience with us.

NOTE: [spasie] is currently on a hiatus and is not accepting reservations. the following details apply to our chef-led dining experience and remain our standard policies. advance bookings are required.

To confirm your booking, we do require a 50% deposit for our Chef’s Table and Sunday Brunch. Pricing for our signature Chef’s Table starts at R495/person and R340/person for Sunday Brunch. For further information, please check the event description.

Chef’s Table  |  Underground Speakeasy PWW  |  Sunday Brunch   |  Tasting Tuesdays

At [spasie], each menu is custom designed by our guest chef and the ingredients sourced specifically for your booking. 

Bookings for our Chef’s Table evening close 24-48 hours prior and seating is limited to ensure the quality of the experience.


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