The 160-year-old Leinster Hall (home of The Stack) can be discovered on a quaint street behind the iconic Mount Nelson hotel. Its recently refurbished – the décor, both outrageous and sublime, has to be seen to be believed. The Stack, with a beautiful garden in front, has a brasserie and bar downstairs, as well as a private club upstairs. It feels like you’ve being allowed into a private old Cape Town world, but with a modern menu. Standouts include the duck rillette and the onion tart with King Oyster, Siitake, and Shimeji mushrooms.