Dude food and beer. That’s what Tiger’s Milk is all about, says owner Michael Townsend, one of the most successful restaurateurs in Cape Town. Boasting superb views of the family-friendly Muizenberg beach, Tiger’s Milk is immensely popular with locals who pull in for a great burger and a cold beer after a surf in the sea at Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg, a 40-minute drive from the city centre.
If you’re feeling hungry after all that paddling, don’t be shy to tuck in to the generous starters: think peri-peri prawns, mussels drowned in garlic and wine, and sweet and smoky barbecue ribs.
The main courses also don’t mess about. Large steaks win the day here, with plenty of prime cuts at very good prices. The peri-peri baby chicken is also excellent, as are the wood-fired pizzas. Then there’s the beer, with a selection of local craft beers on tap.
While the burgers are excellent and the beers cold, the final feather in the cap of Tiger’s Milk is that it’s a pretty sexy space too. A vintage BMW motorbike bolted to the wall sets the scene for a space that feels rather masculine with its leather couches and exposed metal beams; a good fit for that dude food.
Grab a seat at one of the long communal wooden tables or – if you’re early enough – the window-front counter where panoramic sea views make a fine backdrop for a damn fine burger.