June 29, 2020

Myoga Restaurant Closes


“And suddenly you know… It’s time to start something new, and trust the magic of new beginnings.” – Unknown

Myoga Restaurant, located in the leafy suburb of Claremont, is one of the many restaurants to have closed its doors during the national lockdown. As they have so aptly said in their statement releasing the news, “It has been a time of endings, and also a time to look to the future.”

Myoga, launched in 2007 in the grounds of The Vineyard hotel by inveterate restaurant-entrepreneur Mike Bassett, has been one of Cape Town’s most successful eateries. “Having weathered two recessions, a water crisis and now Covid-19, it is time to close Myoga’s doors and look to the future,” says Bassett.  “The way we live, including the experience of eating beautiful food, together, is forever changed. We need to make sure that where we can affect it, that change is for the better.”

“We have always been tremendously proud to work with Mike,” says CEO of Petousis Family Hotels, George Petousis. “He is a visionary and as the Head of F&B for our hotel group, we are excited to be working with him as he spearheads new eating spaces in response to what our guests want in this new world. Myoga staff are employed by The Vineyard and will be helping Mike and the F&B team plan these new eating experiences,” Petousis concludes.

To find out about other restaurants that have closed, click here.