These days, the Two Oceans’ darker, more austere, African-inspired look of old has been replaced with an airy, stylish interior that summons thoughts of salty beach days and elegant Mediterranean seaside living. The recent R3 million refurbishment has resulted in one of the most stylish restaurants in the Cape, reaffirming the importance of this location as a major tourist attraction.
It is all of these elements that have been the inspiration behind the new features. Innovative yet subtle the design ensures that all guests are able to enjoy the stunning views of this unique location – a view that is unrivalled and entices visitors from all over the world.
The décor now takes its cue from its surroundings, and even the menu – which has always had a large seafood focus – better reflects the wild coves and expansive seas that spread out in every direction.
General Manager, Troy Constandakis was explicit in his briefing to the project managers and the detail of the décor reflects their desire to complement the setting while making the restaurant accessible, suitable for the whole family yet with an added sophistication.
A bright white, ribbed ceiling inspired by the belly of a whale undulates its way across the restaurant roof drawing the eye inexorably towards the sea; a bespoke glass chandelier pieced together with hand-picked shells and coral dangles from above reflecting natural light, rippling softly in the breeze; sea-washed floors is the perfect foil for the antique wood furniture and lamps take on the soft shapes of sea creatures. Cool crème and aquamarine accents play across the place settings and furniture. With its new look it is undeniably seductive.