Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The Dog’s Bollocks!

Fabulous burgers at the Dogs Bollocks!

This has been a fun time for funky interesting restaurant openings in Cape Town.  We explored a couple of these over the last few weeks: The Dogs Bollocks, Clarkes and South China Dim Sum.  Each one is wonderfully quirky.  I will do write up/ photo story of each over the next few days and pop them on my blog.  Lets start with the most interestingly named………

THE DOGS BOLLOCKS

This little spot literally popped up in an alley in a light industrial part of Cape Town – which is simply a short roll down the hill from the area I live in – which is just above town.  It is quintessentially simple – hire an alley that has some cover – add Granny’s metal garden furniture – one former British chef and the idea of doing 30 excellent burgers every night – add no staff – some quirky wine tubes – and what do you get??  A cult following where half of Cape Town want to come and see what is going on in this alley!!

Getting the burger – all good things take time!

A huge & delicious burger!

The Dogs Bollocks Alley

Some of the burger options! Yummy!

Excellent value for money – 1.5L!

Dogs Bollocks 1.5L wine tubes! White or red!

Some interesting burger options include: Mexican chilli cheese, Jalapeno cheese,  The Slider, Prego Burger, Chocolate Mole…

TIPS:

  • Only 30 burgers are made per night – get there early or you will not be sold a burger.
  • Make your presence known to Nigel (The chef!)- ie go and introduce yourself as a Dogs Bollocks virgin – otherwise you will not be placed in the queue.
  • Nigel will take the order for your specific burgers when he is ready!  So wait until you are called!
  • Pay at the end – there are no bills – just come and tell him what you ate!
  • So come early and settle in for drinks and your food will come later.
  • Nigel is the only one working here – there are no support staff- so making something great takes time! Be patient!!
  • Bring your own glasses – it is easier!
  • Bring your own ice and your own beer – wine can be purchased there in a tube – it is his product – so nice to support him on the vino!
  • Bring your own ice from the garage next door!
  • I brought my own plate – but everyone else seemed happy with the big piece of paper supplied!!  I would suggest a large roll of roller towel paper!  Wet wipes are not necessary as there is a bathroom to wash your hands before and after!

Dogs Bollocks Burger Patties – huge!

Happiness is the burgers are ready!

Not easy to eat – these are huge!!!

WANT SOME MORE BOLLOCKS?  ……………..

The Dogs Bollocks has created a sensation – so if you are in the mood – here are a few other articles/blogs that I loved:

  1. My Love Affair with Cape Town Blog – The Dogs Bollocks
  2. The Mail & Guardian did a fabulous article online

OVERALL CONSENSUS:

We all loved it and will be back – half the fun was sitting chatting and having drinks for the hour and a half it took to get our burgers.  We also loved being in the know that no one who came later would get an order in……………..oh so naughty ………….but this spot made one revert to childhood.  Remember when food felt sooooo large – well these burgers are huge and hard to handle and drip everywhere and cover your face when you eat them – there is no cutlery – suchhhhhhh fun!!!!

Address: 6 Roodehek Rd, Gardens – this is just off lower Buitenkant, turn LEFT at the garage if you are coming from the Gardens shopping centre direction.  Open: Mon – Fri 5 – 10pm (no chance of ordering if you get there after 7pm – as they only sell 30 burgers a night!)

Update: Chef Nigel found my blog!! Love it!  Check out his e-mail to me!! So nice to get feedback that I am not writing to a void:

Excellent blog, Great writing style… a wordsmith’s talent …. Thank you.
Nigel.
tHedoGsbollOcksaTTheyaRd
    6 on Roodehek. Gardens. Cape Town. South Africa. 0834407843.

To read the next blog in the Series – click here – Quirky New Restaurants in Cape Town – The South China Dim Sum Bar

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