New La Parada at V&A Waterfront

WORDS Cheri Morris IMAGES Andrea van der Spuy

Indulge in tapas and cocktails at the new flagship La Parada at the V&A Waterfront, designed by the in-house team at Life & Brand Portfolio.

The airy dining space adorns a lively palette inspired by Spanish eateries. A floor-to-ceiling wall dressed in wild jungle print tastefully juxtaposes a myriad bespoke furnishings and vibrant artworks. In an aesthetically pleasing marriage between old and new, a dominating mural by renowned street artist Faith 47 is contrasted by an impressive Chesterfield-style studded leather sofa.

Curlicued balustrades lure guests to the second level where the private whisky bar, The Durrage, awaits amid a velveteen atmosphere aptly punctuated by a miniature forest of indoor plants. The double-storey space also boasts noteworthy views of the harbour and bordering peaks of Table Mountain.

Carnivores, vegetarians and vegans are sure to find something they like on the expansive and accommodating menu.

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