Who Are We

Off the Menu is a speciality grocer offering luxury foods, premium boutique wines and artisan coffees, with expert personal service, unhurried shopping and world-class dining.

Enter a gourmet wonderland, the perfect blend of deli, food emporium and wine bar, a destination for lovers of life’s finer things. Exotic delicacies, authentic global ingredients, premium meats and seafood, hand-made cheeses and charcuterie, artisan breads and patisserie, restaurant-quality ready meals – Off the Menu is the place to find fine foods and wines, the rare, the exceptional and the hard-to-find.

Enticing food displays and coffee aromas invite browsing, sampling, pausing at the bar for an expertly-prepared coffee from the barista or a wine tasting with the sommelier. Or enjoy a gourmet breakfast, leisurely lunch or intimate dinner alongside perfectly-paired coffees and wines.

Off the Menu’s personalised services include hosting special occasions, bespoke luxury hampers and corporate gifting, private dining, online shopping with free delivery, and exclusive food and wine tasting events.

Your one-Stop for all Things Gourmet


Enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners of classic dishes prepared with the finest ingredients, artfully presented and accompanied by masterful coffees or fine wines. Even a simple coffee stop is a gourmet experience.


For cheese, charcuterie, Wagyu beef, truffles, caviar, seafood, artisan breads, luxury condiments, authentic global ingredients, our chef’s indulgent convenience meals, specialist kitchen tools & cookbooks – in store and online.


Join us for Wagyu burger or steak nights, signature roasted organic chicken for two, wine and charcuterie or pinchos tastings, winemaker visits, cocktail fun, celebratory menus – there’s always something going on.


Discover a curated selection of boutique and ultra-premium South African and selected international wines, available for sampling in tasting flights at the wine bar, alongside a meal or for retail purchase.

breakfast | lunch | dinner

All day Menu

Off the Menu presents a selection of classic European dishes prepared with the finest global ingredients and presented with sophisticated flair.

An ideal destination for breakfast, the menu features healthy breakfast trifles of grains, yogurt, honey and fruits, and fresh-pressed juices and smoothies. Croissants, pastries, breakfast classics with luxury ingredients, pancakes and waffles offer more indulgent options.

Speciality coffees, a Cap Classique Mimosa or Bloody Mary round out the breakfast experience.

Move on to lunch or dinner with tapas, artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, oysters and bubbly, and our take on classics like salmon rillettes, steak tartare and avocado Ritz. Loaded fries are the perfect complement to our gourmet sandwiches and signature OTM Wagyu burger, while generous mains include our posh fish ‘n chips, duck cottage pie, hearty chicken Basquaise with homemade gnocchi or the ultimate 350g Jersey rib-eye steak with Café de Paris butter and our Sumo fries.

Sweet endings include Valrhona chocolate fondant, churros, strawberries and cream or our famed Oreo cookie tiramisu.

Fintan Gallo
Fintan Gallo
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“World class breakfast, great foodie shopping, a foodies heaven, cooks paradise- when you go for breakfast with a friend and end up buying half the store, hmmmm don’t shop for food when your hungry, Off the Menu Food Emporium is tucked away in the back on a building facing a car park, it's owned by a chef and he has stocked it with all his favourite ingredients, after eating one of the best eggs Benedict I even had, enjoying a mimosa and a fantastic coffee, we hit the retail hard, I bought truffles, pasta, pasta sauce, cheese, cold meats, breads, wines and lots of chocolate goodies. Loved it, it’s so amazing to see all these magical ingredients in one place. You can even buy cookbooks and chefs uniforms. Oh and the wines were great, the server said they were all looking forward to moving later this year to a bigger location and better views. You must visit it’s fab, they need to open one in Cape Town."
Dr. Evan S.
Dr. Evan S.
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"In A Different League - We visited Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) for the long Easter weekend and ate here twice! It's a cosy little eatery where you're surrounded by a full pantry of delicious supplies. We had lunch on one day and a shakshuka breakfast on the other. Both times, the food was excellently prepared with fresh ingredients, beautifully plated and really delicious. Clearly, the chef knows what he's doing. We were just sorry we weren't around long enough to have more of what was on offer, especially the tempting burger. The service was excellent with knowledgable and friendly staff. Highly recommend Off The Menu the next time you're visiting the city or needing to stock up on quality ingredients/ deli supplies."
Conor Smith
Conor Smith
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"World Class Food & Wine- To say I loved this place is a understatement, not sure if we ever experienced such an array of amazing food products in one place, not to mention the array of wines and in such a little village like St Francis bay, after stopping by to do a little shopping we decided to stay and have lunch, we ordered 4 different dishes to share, the steak tartare was made just like it is in France but better, we also had the liver parfait with fig, it was to die for, but the piece de resistance was the spaghetti aglio olio which was on another planet, one of the best dishes I have ever experienced anywhere in the world, then came the wagyu burger with friend duck egg and parmesan truffle fries on a brioche bun, I said to by wife, are you kidding me? all of this in the eastern cape, what a treasure, go eat here fast before it’s so booked out you won’t get in."

Online Shop

Off the Menu brings the gourmet world to your doorstep.

Explore our online shop for fine wines, Cap Classique and Champagne, local and international cheeses, charcuterie and sought-after meats including Wagyu beef.

Order pantry essentials and life’s best luxuries for delivery to your door – truffles, caviar and quail eggs, exotic spices, olives and oils, speciality ingredients, sauces, pasta and rice, artisan chocolates and sweets, imported teas and coffee, and Off the Menu’s house-made jams, marmalades, gourmet condiments and ready meals.

Off the Menu offers free weekday deliveries in Port Elizabeth and St Francis Bay.


Loyalty Benefits & VIP Access

Join our Food & Wine Club for exclusive benefits – pre-release wines, early invitations to food and wine tastings and VIP member events.