With an Uber-Cool New Home, Spectacular Views, Fabulicious New Fare and Happy Hour Monday To Friday
The Slick Restaurant Group, owners of Gibson’s, Belthazar and Balducci, continue their culinary crusade for excitement, innovation and excellence at the V&A Waterfront, with the re-launch of Gibson’s in a prime Waterfront location: a spacious super-cool new home with indoor and alfresco dining a few doors down from sister restaurant Belthazar.
The popular Gibson’s, offering “the best burgers and ribs ever”, “fries to die for”, “wonderful steaks and the best chicken you can hope for”, “sinfully awesome shakes”, “the friendliest service ever” and “excellent value for money”, according to Gibson’s fans on TripAdvisor, has mega-exciting new things on the go.
PERFECT NEW LOCATION: Previously situated inside the Victoria Wharf and running endless queues due to limited seating for only 60 patrons, Gibson’s can now seat 70 indoors – in a stylish modern setting created by award-winning designer, Adam Court (ex Stefan Antoni) – and 110 outside on the terrace enjoying full views of the harbour and Table Mountain. During the winter of 2016, the terrace is being renovated and converted into an all-weather dining enclosure.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY: Gibson’s has also whipped up some fabulicious new fare to-die-for:
The Beirut Beef and Vegetarian Burgers (served with homemade hommos and tahini)
Chicken Satay Roll (fresh chicken marinated in Gibson’s homemade satay sauce, grilled and served on a freshly baked roll
Luxury Philly Steak Roll (28-day-matured grainfed fillet with cheddar cheese, bacon and lashings of Gibson’s secret no 6 sauce on a freshly baked roll
Fried Fish and Chips – Battered hake served with thick cut fries
Spatchcock – Half chicken marinated in bar-b-que basting and served with thick cut fries or baked potato
T- Bone – 400g 28-day-matured grainfed T-Bone served with thick cut fries or baked potato
Beef Kebabs – Tender cuts of rump and sirloin, grilled with peppadews and onion on a skewer and served with thick cut fries
And their crazy offering of 40 decadently-divine Gourmet Shakes has risen to an unbeatable 57 handspun, double thick shakes, with yummy new flavours like Malva & Custard, Apple Pie & Cream, Kit Kat and Gingerbread Man to name a few.
HAPPY HOUR MONDAY TO FRIDAY 4 – 6PM: Looking for an ultra-chilled venue to unwind after work or a day on campus, then Gibson’s, home to Happy Hour every single weekday, is the place to be. So gather the crew and enjoy 50% off Gibson’s great line-up of beers – traditional, draught and craft beers – and exotic cocktails, while chilling at the cool 12m bar, or outside on the terrace. Sip on the brew, soak up the view and check out the talent, and, with Gibson’s unbeatable line-up of burgers, it’s very likely Happy Hour could turn into a whole evening. So join Tanika Hoffman, SA national surfer and Gibson’s brand ambassador, and the cool crowd, and hang out with your mates at Cape Town’s newest Happy Hour.
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY SPECIALS: And, of course, the super–duper Monday and Wednesday Specials continue as always: Monday Burger Special – Get two Burgers (200g) for the price of one; Wednesday Ribs Special – Order Beef, Lamb or Pork Ribs and get a Burger for free.
GIBSON’S: Gibson’s has everyone’s favourite burger! On a permanent quest to showcase ‘The Ultimate Burger’, gourmands revel in Gibson’s awesome selection of 35 Burgers including Gourmet, Designer and Roll’s Royce Beef Burgers as well as Chicken, Vegetarian, Salad and Banting Burgers. Add to this, Gibson’s Export Quality Beef, Pork and Lamb Spare Ribs and A-Grade Wet-and-Dry-Aged Grainfed Beef, supplied by Belthazar’s Master Butcher, as well as scrumptious chicken and seafood dishes, decadent desserts, craft beers and a superb selection of premium wines and cocktails, and you are sure to enjoy this cool and trendy joint where the ambience is super-chilled and the service slick.
To top it all, the generous servings, reasonable prices, and delicious food will certainly convert you into a raving Gibson’s fan. Over and above, Gibson’s is situated in the heart of the V&A Waterfront which is open 9am until 9pm seven days a week for shopping, entertainment and loads of leisure activities for the whole family. It is all happening at the edge of Cape Town’s charming historic harbour with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Table Mountain.
GIBSON’S BURGERS: A few years ago, the Slick Restaurant Group, owners of the award-winning Belthazar and Balducci Restaurants, embarked on a quest to create the ‘Best Burger’, visiting the top burger joints in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and working with their Master Butcher at Belthazar. The result was ‘The Ultimate Burger’, proudly showcased at Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront.
Made from grainfed beef, these juicy 200g burgers are firstly flame-grilled to perfection with lashings of their best-kept-secret basting, and then lovingly placed on a fresh, homebaked, lightly-toasted sesame-seed bun, crowned with shredded lettuce, sun-ripened tomatoes, caramelised onions, Collette’s famous deli-pickled cucumber and, finally, drizzled with their No 6 Creamy Sauce. All this deliciousness is served with a choice of thick-cut fries (potato, sweet potato or half-and-half), and spiced-up with a sprinkling of their addictive seasoning salt.
Gourmet Beef Burgers: Choose from a wide selection of thirteen Gourmet Burgers, including a Salad Burger and a Banting Burger. According to renowned Weekend Argus food columnist, Bianca Coleman, these are “Freakin’ Awesome Burgers”.
Chicken Burgers: There is a choice of five delectable options.
Vegetarian Burgers: Choices include a Giant Mushroom Burger and an Eastern Burger in addition to the new Beirut Vegetarian Burger.
Or GO BIG and wrap your mouth around one of the Designer or Roll’s Royce Burgers
Designer Burgers: A choice of seven sensational ‘Designer Burgers’ including the uber-popular Mr Chutney Burger, Gibson’s signature Onion Blossom Burger and the Zola Zola Gorgonzola Burger to name a few.
Roll’s Royce Burgers
Gibson’s Royal Burger – Double patties (400g) with cheddar or Swiss cheese
Long Island Burger – Gibson’s Burger with hickory bacon and cheddar and smokey bar-b-que sauce served on the side
The President Burger – Big 3 Toppings: Gibson’s Burger with lashings of chutney, Gruyère cheese and topped with guacamole
Sunday Blues Brunch Burger – Big 4 Toppings: Gibson’s Burger served with deliciously melted cheddar cheese, fried egg, crispy bacon and lashings of their smokey bar-b-que sauce
Governor’s Cheese and Bacon Burger – Big 4 Toppings: Gibson’s Burger smothered with their smokey bar-b-que sauce, topped with deliciously melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and sweet mustard
Governor’s De-Luxe Burger – Big 5 Toppings: Gibson’s Burger doused with their smokey bar-b-que sauce, deliciously melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, guacamole and sweet mustard
Upmarket Doll Burger – with Camembert and cranberry sauce
The Ultimate Mex-Tex Burger – Big 6 Toppings: Gibson’s Burger crowned with deliciously melted cheddar cheese, Jalapeño and guacamole served with nachos, salsa and sour cream
GIBSON’S DECADENTLY-DIVINE GOURMET SHAKES: Gibson’s done it yet again, increasing their astonishing line-up of Gourmet Shakes from 40 to an unbeaten 57 insane creations. Handspun and double thick and available with ice-cream, yoghurt or half-and-half, choose from: Cinnamon Doughnut, Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownie, Peppermint Crisp, Brown Cow, Banana, Banana & Custard, Rocky Road, Caramel Fudge, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter & Crunchie, Kids Surprise, Salted Caramel, Summer Burst, Blueberry, Real Vanilla, Coffee Shake, Vanilla Chocolate Honey, Real Chocolate, Bar One, Real Strawberry, Bubble Gum, Black Cherry, Mocha, Lunch Bar, Frozen Berries, Lindt, Rum & Raisin, Coconut Ice, Butterscotch, Cookies & Cream, Mango, Lemon Curd, English Toffee, Freezechino and Freezechino Chai. Continually developing more and more yummy flavours to go gaga for, the wicked new offerings include: Malva & Custard, Apple Pie & Cream, Gingerbread, Banoffee, Cappuccino, Creme Soda, Sparberry, Honeycomb, Kit Kat, Sweet & Salted Popcorn, Rose Water & Marshmallow, Nutella, Apple & Custard, Orange Blossom & Pansies, Smarties, Halawa, and Tahini Chocolate & Banana.
For the romantics, upsize to a ‘lovers glass’ with two straws. And, the good news is that for patrons over the age of 18, Gibson’s can pump up the flavour experience by adding a variety of liqueurs like Kahlua, Amarula or Peppermint Liqueur to name just a few, or whisky for the connoisseurs.
STARTERS: Highlights in the starter line-up are Gibson’s Famous Onion Blossom, their signature, awe-inspiring, seasoned-then-deep-fried giant onion accompanied by a piquant secret sauce, as well as the Peri-Peri Chicken Livers done the Gibson’s way by sautéing with onion, chilli, cream and a touch of brandy.
EXPORT QUALITY BEEF, PORK AND LAMB SPARE RIBS: The crowd-pleasers amongst the reasonably-priced house specialities, according to one Gibson’s fan, are “definitely the to-die-for Export Quality signature Beef, Pork or Lamb Spare Ribs” – all smoked and marinated in a sweet bar-b-que sauce.
A-GRADE WET-AND-DRY-AGED GRAINFED BEEF: If you’re yearning for a juicy melt-in-your-mouth steak, look no further! The matured A-Grade Wet-and-Dry-Aged Grainfed Beef supplied by award-winning sister restaurant, Belthazar, is hung for three days and then the Fillet, Rump and Sirloin are wet-aged for a minimum of 28 days. New additions include the 400g T-Bone and delicious Beef Kebabs.
SEAFOOD, CHICKEN AND SALADS; Also on show are the sea-fresh grilled or fried Calamari, grilled Linefish Of The Day, Grilled Chicken Breasts and Kebabs, Marinated Chicken Wings and an innovative choice of garden-fresh salads. The latest additions include Spatchcock Chicken and ever-popular Fried Fish and Chips.
DESSERTS: Not to be outdone, the dessert menu is paradise with exquisite delights like Gibson’s Bar-One & Oreo Sundae, Gibson’s Peppermint Caramel Delight and more ….
CRAFT BEERS, GIBSON’S PREMIUM WINES AND COCKTAILS: For the beer aficionado, Gibson’s has an assortment of slow-brewed artisanal beers prized from the hands of passionate micro-brewers, while wine connoisseurs will feel at home with the premium array of well-priced wines served by the glass or the bottle. For those wanting to start with Champagne, Cap Classique or an expertly crafted cocktail, there is a well-thought-out, vibrant selection of these too.