C-Club is great for social and family gatherings


To my mind a good restaurant has something special, something different, and something to be remembered.  Yes it must have good food, service and ambiance but it must have some je ne sais quoi.

The C Club, situated on 562 Heron Loop in Chintsa East, just north of East London, has just this experience.  A converted milking shed, The C Club is owned by Mark and Carey Crawford, of the famous Crawford hospitality family.

With rolling, sun dappled lawns and a chic yet rustic and laid-back atmosphere, The C Club is awesome.  The restaurant lends itself to family outings, weddings and the regular events that The C Club hosts.

There is much to keep kids entertained too, with jungle gyms and the large natural play area on the manicured lawn, all nestled under the shady trees.

The dining hall is spacious and ideal for functions of all kinds. The restaurant also boasts a separate bar with a wide, open veranda overlooking the garden.

Mark says; “Since the opening of The C Club in December 2014, our vision was for a family restaurant that could also be a wedding and function venue. We saw the potential that the venue had to offer and The C Club opened its doors with fresh ideas and an enthusiastic team.”

The menu at the C Club maintains a careful balance between traditional and innovative fare, sticking to the basics of simplicity, authenticity and freshness.

The Sunday lunch ‘buffet al grande’ is not to be missed with seafood, roasts, soups, breads and delicious desserts all on offer while you enjoy a lazy afternoon.

Personally I love their soup as it is always so flavoursome and served with fresh, homemade bread. I always try not to go back for a second helping because I need to keep space for their fresh salads and wide range of seafoods which are also my favourites.

The Sunday buffet also has two carvery meats and vegetables prepared with finesse that will have you begging for more. The desserts do not disappoint either, with a wide range of firm favourites done to perfection.

The service at the C Club is efficient, as one would expect from a family so well versed in hospitality, but also unrushed, fun and friendly.

There is Wi-Fi and the restaurant is wheelchair friendly as well as load shedding-friendly with a back-up generator. They also have an espresso coffee machine, a well-stocked bar and serve Banting and vegetarian options on their menu.

I have enjoyed C Club’s Sunday buffets a few times and it remains one of my favourites, as it is also such great value for money at just R150 per person.

Due to its increased popularity among the locals and folk from East London, it will be wise to make a reservation.

Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday with the kitchen closing at 9pm but the bar is open till late.

To find out more contact the restaurant at 043 738 5226 and follow them on Facebook for more about the Lazy Days Under the Trees; Charlie Finch Live; Jason Gladwin live and Can of Worms live performances.