It’s not just the menu that blends South African and Japanese flavours at new Cape Town restaurant FYN – its interiors are a harmonious balance of the two cultures.
Interior designer Tristan Plessis of Studio A has filled the space, which sits inside a pair of refurbished 19th-century buildings, with natural materials. Tables and chairs are made from wood while green leather banquettes inject colour into the earthy space, which has expansive glazing with views of Table Mountain.
German craftsman Christoph Karl created the ceiling installation, which is inspired by a Japanese abacus. It features strings of wooden discs that hang above the dining room and kitchen. Concrete finishes are offset by dark green accents, and a marble-topped concrete bar anchors the Cape Town restaurant, which is the brainchild of chef Peter Tempelhoff.
The menu follows the kaiseki, multi-course dining concept and is packed with delicious dishes such as crispy chewy rice, daikon radish maki with a smoky mayonnaise and roast quail with barbecued eel.
Fyn, 5th Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament Street, Cape Town, 8000 South Africa