HOW IT ALL STARTED
A long time ago in Southern Africa, early people accidently dropped raw meat into a fire and found out this meat was easier to chew. Experts say this is the early beginning of the Braai we know today.
Many years later the Braai has conquered a central place in the village where the food was prepared on an open fire by one person. Instead of cooking in their own house or hut, people gathered around the fire, chatting, telling stories.
Nowadays, a Braai is known as a social meeting where food is prepared on open fire. Friends and invites are more than welcome and most people bring something to eat. But the main principles from ancient times are still the same; gathering around the fire, chatting and telling stories. Once you’ve experienced a real Braai, you will never forget.
WHAT BRAAI MEANS TO US
These are the principles and values we want to express in our venues. Spending time with friends and family, enjoy good food, cold drinks and local goods.
We don’t have a typical South African kitchen; we use braai, barbecue and grilling techniques from all over the world in our dishes.
Come visit us and let Braai be your backyard.
Finally a place to eat proper barbecue all year round. In the summer there’s plenty of space on our large sunny terrace. In the winter you can warm up in our cosy and intimate inside seating area. This means you order at the bar and pick up the food as soon as it comes off the grill. You can also have most of our menu items delivered to the comfort of your home. We serve alcohol and take reservations.
This is where the adventure began in 2015. With a small cabin on Schinkelhavenkade, a relaxing terrace alongside the water and right opposite the lower Vondelpark. In the summer it’s really nice to enjoy a bite on our beautiful terrace. In the winter we focus on deliveries and take aways as we don’t have tables inside. Our shaded terrace is open from March until October. Please note that we are not allowed to serve alcohol here and don’t take reservations.
You can order the deliciousness of Braai to the comfort of your own home, office or event. For delivery you can order on Deliveroo or Uber Eats. Either service can collect from both of our venues; Vondelpark or Westerpark and bring it right to your doorstep. Check menu availability on the Delivery page.
You can choose a custom event to suite any occasion. Get in touch with us to find out how we can light your fire or choose from one of our barbecue packages. We make these to order with the freshest produce.
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