The Glencairn Hotel in Cape Town was recently transformed under its new owners, the Tintswalo group. Its family restaurant Barstaurant opened in December 2020, and this has now been re-branded as the Deep South Eatery. The restaurant now includes Hickory Shack, the second traditional smokehouse from pitmaster Jay Haupt, who opened his first Hickory Shack outside of Elgin. The menu features slow-cooked, Texas-style BBQ dishes such as beef brisket and ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings, and sides of buttermilk mash, fries, coleslaw, and cowboy meaty beans.
The restaurant is geared towards locals and families, with comfortable outdoor and indoor dining areas, and lawns with jungle gyms and safe play areas for children. The Deep South Eatery menu also includes Italian wood-fired pizzas and build-your-own pizzas for children, as well as signature sushi dishes. Other dishes include tacos, fish & chips, burgers, and Caesar salad, as well as vegan options.
Opening up on the street level is the Deep South Supply Company, a stylish wine boutique and liquor retail shop which also offers gift and braai items. The personality behind the Deep South Supply Co is sommelier Jabu Ngwenya, who is currently studying towards level 3 of his international WSET (The Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualification. Jabu first joined Tintswalo in 2009 as a junior waiter/barman at Tintswalo Atlantic. Over the years he further developed his interest in wine, and after taking a year off to travel the world and gather international experience, he returned to Tintswalo Atlantic as Hospitality and Service manager overseeing restaurant and bar operations until the opening of the Deep South Supply Co. The wine and liquor shop not only serves retail clients, but also acts as a central purchasing department for the restaurant and the two hotels within the Tintswalo group in the Cape, as well as Tintswalo’s safari lodges upcountry. In addition, it offers a convenient wholesale service to other restaurants, bars and hotels.