Ditch the conventional white table cloth, candlelight dinners with over cushioned chairs, sparkling chandeliers in the ceiling and cliched classic music playing in the background for an innovative dinner experience with your mom.
Truth be told, conventional restaurants don’t really offer a lot different when compared to an ordinary home-cooked meal, so why not seek out something unusual, somewhat out of the ordinary – a crafted and well-curated entertaining experience to help you say happy Mother’s Day with a difference.
Stanley’s Beer Yard will force your mother out of her comfort zone and offer her a difference she is sure to embrace, with simplicity and comfort that will make her feel more at home, better than an overdecorated, predictable restaurant ever will.
Walking in, one is struck by the decor that cleverly combines regal and industrial elements. To paint a clearer picture, imagine relaxed, distressed leather couches in front of a crackling fire, skin rugs and some animal skulls, pounded metal chandeliers and some out-dated tools.
It’s hard to think of any better spot to take your mother on a chilly Sunday than Stanley’s Beer Yard.
Cushioned ideally at 44 Stanley in Milpark, Johannesburg, where trees cast sufficient shade over the charming wooden benches outside the restaurant, and a mbaula (moveable fireplace), enough to remind anyone of winter night in the township.
For the sake of putting more of a twist on the dining experience, swap the usual wines and spirits for a crafted beer or crafted cider, and pair that nicely with Stan’s meat board that has a combination of free range beef rump, chicken kebabs, ribs and chicken wings (goodies you and mommy can share) or perhaps Chinese chicken salads.
Ask for an organic olive bowl that contains Spanish green olives, roasted green olives, calamata olives with chilli to give the tasty salad more zing.
Nothing beats the chocolate brownies and homemade halva ice cream when it comes to ending the delightful evening.
Mom will go home raving about the impeccable service, homey atmosphere, flavoursome food and vinyl music.