Gunston’s Gastro Pub to open in July


The well-known Gunston twins, Jonathan and Nic, the owners of Two Olives and The Chartroom respectively, are opening a new restaurant titled, Gunston’s Gastro Pub, with their brother Tim.

Both Two Olives (2nd) and the Chartroom (7th) made it onto our Top 10 Restaurants in the Eastern Cape in 2015, so much can be expected from their new venture. 

For the many fans of the twin’s Stanley Street and Algoa Bay Yacht Club based restaurants, please be assured that these two delightful eateries are NOT closing; the brothers are simply expanding into another venture.

Nic says; “We have put all our years of experience into this new venture and Tim, currently one of the managers at The Chartroom, will, as the co-owner of Gunston’s will also be the managing partner.  Patrons can rest assured that the service, atmosphere and food will be awesome.”

Gastronomes will be pleased to know that Jonathan has created a unique menu that is best described as ‘gastro pub’.

“The gastro in our name comes from the word gastronomic which means the art of eating good food and in our context, we’re aiming at good pub food”, says Jonathan.

He adds, “Our menu will be unlike our other restaurants or any other pub or restaurant in Port Elizabeth for that matter.  Best described old school British Pub comfort fare, meals will include Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Mushy peas, as well as old classics such as banger and mash but with a gourmet twist of brown onion stout gravy, Beer Chicken, Lamb Ragout Mac and Cheeseballs (deep fried Macaroni Cheese), Flatbreads and 28 Day aged Steaks are some of the items that we plan to serve.  This will complement the large variety of craft beers, both bottled and on-tap, that will be available.”

No doubt you are wondering about the location of Gunson’s Gastro Pub? Well it is very conveniently going to be located in the same place as the Colonial Kitchen (8th place in 2015) that very sadly shut down a few months ago.

Gunston’s, like the Colonial Kitchen, will have seating both indoors, on the veranda and in the garden.  Live music will be a regular feature.

Personally, I am a huge fan of the Gunston brothers and look forward with much anticipation to the opening of their new venture in the first week of July.  Watch Facebook for more info.