Off The Menu

Luxury Foods | Boutique Wines | Artisan Coffee

Who Are We

Off the Menu is a speciality grocer offering luxury foods, premium boutique wines and artisan coffees, with expert personal service, unhurried shopping and world-class dining.

Enter a gourmet wonderland, the perfect blend of deli, food emporium and wine bar, a destination for lovers of life’s finer things. Exotic delicacies, authentic global ingredients, premium meats and seafood, hand-made cheeses and charcuterie, artisan breads and patisserie, restaurant-quality ready meals – Off the Menu is the place to find fine foods and wines, the rare, the exceptional and the hard-to-find.

Enticing food displays and coffee aromas invite browsing, sampling, pausing at the bar for an expertly-prepared coffee from the barista or a wine tasting with the sommelier. Or enjoy a gourmet breakfast, leisurely lunch or intimate dinner alongside perfectly-paired coffees and wines.

Off the Menu’s personalised services include hosting special occasions, bespoke luxury hampers and corporate gifting, private dining, online shopping with free delivery, and exclusive food and wine tasting events.

Your One-Stop Spot

For all things gourmet

World class breakfast, great foodie shopping, a foodies heaven, cooks paradise – when you go for breakfast with a friend and end up buying half the store, hmmmmm don’t shop for food when you are hungry.  Off the Menu Food Emporium is tucked away in the back on a building facing a car park, it’s owned by a chef and he has stocked it with all his favourite ingredients, after eating one of the best eggs Benedict I ever had, enjoying a mimosa and a fantastic coffee, we hit the retail hard, I bought truffles, pasta, pasta sauce, cheese, cold meats, breads, wines and lots of chocolate goodies.  Loved it, it’s so amazing to see all these magical ingredients in one place.  You can even buy cookbooks and chef uniforms.  Oh and the wines were great, the server said they were all looking forward to moving later this year to a bigger location and better views.  You must visit, it’s fab, they need to open one in Cape Town.

- Fintan Gallo

World Class Food & Wine – to say I loved this place in an understatement, not sure if we ever experienced such an array of amazing food products in one place,not to mentioned the array of wines and in such a tiny village like St Francis Bay, after stopping by to do a little shopping we decided to stay and have lunch, we ordered 4 different dishes to share, the steak tartare was made just like it is in France but better, we also had the liver parfait with fig.  It was to die for, but the piece de resistance was the spaghetti aglio olio which was on another planet.  One of the best dishes I have ever experienced anywhere in the world.  Then came the wagyu burger with fried duck egg and parmesan truffle fries on a brioche bun, I said to my wife, are you kidding me? All of this in the Eastern Cape, what a treasure.  Go eat here fast before it’s so booked out you won’t get in.

- Conor Smith

In A Different League – We visited Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) for the long Easter weekend and ate here twice! It’s a cosy little eatery where you’re surrounded by a full pantry of delicious supplies. We had lunch on one day and a shakshuka breakfast on the other. Both times, the food was excellently prepared with fresh ingredients, beautifully plated and really delicious. Clearly, the chef knows what he’s doing. We were just sorry we weren’t around long enough to have more of what was on offer, especially the tempting burger. The service was excellent with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Highly recommend Off The Menu the next time you’re visiting the city or needing to stock up on quality ingredients/ deli supplies.”

- Dr S Evans

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

All Day Menu

Welcome to Off the Menu Food & Wine Emporium, where culinary excellence meets a curated selection of fine wines and luxury deli products.

Start your day with a Mediterranean-inspired breakfast featuring tantalising dishes like Za’atar Pesto Cocotte Eggs and Egg Shakshuka.

For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in our tapas-sharing concept. Explore an array of hot and cold tapas, including plant-based options, and indulge in our signature plates designed for sharing. Don’t miss our popular tapas for 2 sharing at R195 per person.

Quench your thirst with our new cocktail menu, boasting signature and show cocktails like The Eye Popper and Flaming Lamborghini.

At our food emporium, you’ll find a treasure trove of boutique wines and luxury deli products. Many of the ingredients used in our menus are available for purchase, so you can recreate the magic at home.

Experience the taste of Off The Menu both in our restaurant and in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Food & Wine club

Loyalty Benefits
and VIP Access

Join our Food & Wine Club for exclusive benefits – pre-release wines, early invitations to food and wine tastings, and VIP member events.