Sgotti restaurant, formerly located at CBD, has relocated to Rail Park Mall and re-branded Sgotti Express. Situated at the Food Court, between Wimpy and Chicken Licken, the restaurant has attracted dozens of customers who refer to it as a home away from home where they can sample and feast on scrumptious Setswana cuisine.
The restaurant is one of the few eateries in the city that prides itself for serving its customers Setswana cuisines. The brains behind Sgotti restaurant, Tebogo Matenge and her husband, have breathed life into a dream spurred on by their love for hospitality. Matenge still maintains that when they conceptualised the restaurant they wanted to create a home away from home for their local patrons a place where people from far off places could experience ‘Tatso ya Setswana’.
“We strive to specialise in Tatso ya Setswana. All our dishes tend to create a buzz,” she says. Favourite dishes for their customers includes bogobe jwa lerotse, koko ya Setswana, morogo wa dinawa, mokoto, mokwetjepe and oxtail with dumplings.
Matenge explains that what sets their restaurants from other restaurants in town is ‘Botho’. She highlights that from the minute that a customer walks in, they treat them like one would treat a guest at a village.
Secondly, she points out that their entire menu is based on local dishes, sourced from local suppliers from as far as Serule and Sebina. “We are experts in the field, having trained in one of the best institutions in the world. In other words, we know and understand what we are doing,” she says.
Explaining the idea behind one of their latest concepts titled Sgotti mo strateng, where they visit different parts of the city, reaching out to new and old customers, she explains that one of the challenges that they had in the past was accessibility for some of their customers and potential customers.
“We wanted to bring the same, fantastic ‘Tatso’ and ‘Botho’ to the people. We want them to experience great taste and great service on their own turf.” She also notes that the dishes on their menu are affordable. Prices range from a scrumptious meal that goes for as little as P20, and that they offer ‘letswainyana’, or a snack if one has P5 in their pockets.
Matenge says that they are also working on the second annual Tatso Ya Setswana event. The event seeks to celebrate Setswana cuisine and was launched last year. Details about the event will be revealed soon.