La Colombe

Constantia Nek

La Colombe, recently relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate, is one of the top restaurants in Africa and beyond. Its young chef Scott Kirton, who wins...

  • Fine Dining
  • International
  • 5
  • 1

Goldie's Kosher Deli

Sea Point

Goldie's is a favorite with Sea Point's big Jewish community. Started in Goldie Wener's kitchen in 1992, it has remained a family-run business using grandma's...

  • Casual
  • Kosher

moyo Kirstenbosch

Table Mountain

When indulging in the nature beauty of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens at foot of Table Mountain, take a break over a pan-African platter or a Sunday buffet...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

The Test Kitchen

Woodstock

Plan far, far ahead if you want to eat at the Test Kitchen that British-born Luke Dale-Roberts opened in 2010 in a retro warehouse space in trendy Woodstock. Both...

  • Fine Dining
  • International

Rockpool

Sea Point

The beachfront Rockpool starts the morning with coffee and goes on well into the night with cocktails. The menu features seafood, salads and pizza. International...

  • Beach
  • International
  • 5
  • 1

Bossa Social Café

Tygerfalls

In the Tyger Lake Building, Bossa Social Café is a dive bar specializing in burgers and pizza. It has outdoor seating and a lake setting, which is great for

  • Casual
  • Pub
  • 5
  • 1

Life Grand Café

V&A Waterfront

Open since late 2016, Life Grand Café is a designer eatery, created by Life, the South African architecture and interiors firm with five other restaurants in...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Multi-Cuisine
  • 5
  • 1

Cubaña Latino Cafe & Cigar Lounge

Green Point

Modeled after a Havana social club, Cubaña Latino Cafe & Cigar Lounge is part of a South African franchise. Casual cafe by day and a lounge at night, it has...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other

Ocean Basket

V & A Waterfront

Ocean Basket is a South African franchise with several outlets in Cape Town, including one near the harbor. Focus is on affordable seafood.

  • Seafood
  • Mediterranean

Pigalle Restaurant

Greenpoint

Pigalle, with sister restaurants in Johannesburg, presents steak and seafood with a Portuguese flair, adding a cigar lounge and live jazz, salsa and swing for...

  • Fine Dining
  • Other

Primi Piatti

V&A Waterfront

Part of a fast-food franchise with several locations around Cape Town, Primi Piatti is a family restaurant known for its pizza and traditional Italian dishes. The...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Buena Vista Social Cafe

City Bowl

The Buena Vista Social Cafe takes you back to old Havana with its Cuban food, Cuban cigars and Cuban music. Salsa dancing takes over on Sunday nights. Chili poppers...

  • Pub
  • Other

Eastern Food Bazaar

City Centre

Like a food court, the Eastern Food Bazaar is a collection of 10 kitchens, each specializing in a different cuisine, mostly Asian and Indian but with a little pizza...

  • Fast Food
  • Multi-Cuisine

Grand Cafe & Beach

V & A Waterfront

The Grand Cafe in an historic waterfront warehouse has a wooden deck and private white-sand beach. Menu includes wood-fired pizzas and seafood. Big enough to seat up...

  • Beach
  • International

Kloof Street House

Gardens

Housed in a Victorian mansion, Kloof Street House offers a romantic candle-lit dinners in the dining room, drinks in the courtyard and a cozy lounge with oversized...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mediterranean

Societi Bistro

Gardens

In an early 19th century mansion, Societi Bistro has a fireplace, outdoor seating and a cozy little bar called "The Snug." It serves local favorites like kangaroo...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Yours Truly

City Centre

Begun as a simple coffee shop and traveling coffee cart in 2010, Yours Truly quickly grew into a local institution with several locations and expanded to include its...

  • Casual
  • International

95 Keerom

Company's Garden

Chef Giorgio Nava, originally from Milan, supplies much of the meat at his award-winning 95 Keerom and its sister restaurant Carne SA just across the street from his...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

A Touch of Madness Restaurant

Observatory

A Touch of Madness has a quirky vibe and its own brewed-in-house beer. In an old house with lots of fireplaces and a garden, it features an eclectic menu and special

  • Pub
  • Multi-Cuisine

Big Route Pizzeria

Green Point

Recently renovated, Big Route offers some 35 pizza varieties but the favorite is its gourmet pizza. The Italian owners also make their own pasta, ricotta and

  • Casual
  • Italian

Bukhara

Central Business District

Bukhara is a well-established chain of upmarket Indian restaurants that feature emerald green Udaipur marble floors and dishes inspired mostly by north India. The...

  • Fine Dining
  • Indian

Café Caprice

Camps Bay

Café Caprice is a casual spot with sidewalk tables directly across from the postcard-perfect Camps Bay beach. A landmark since 1999, it is popular with a hip, young...

  • Beach
  • Multi-Cuisine

Cape to Cuba

Kalk Bay

Cape to Cuba is a quirky beach hut with sandy floors, chandeliers and live Latin music on lazy Sunday afternoons. The menu is Cuban inspired with dishes like seafood

  • Beach
  • Tapas Bar

Catch 22

Table View

Catch 22 with great sea and Table Mountain views has an extensive menu featuring fish and sushi, but it also attracts meat-eaters with steaks and ribs. Dishes have...

  • Seafood
  • International

Deez Mexican

Hout Bay

Begun in a simple fisherman's cottage in 1995, Deez Mexican serves authentic Mexican dishes and drinks inside or in a vine-shaded garden. Favorites are the chili...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Dixies Restaurant & Bar

Glencairn

Dixies is a family-owned roadside restaurant and sports bar with a terrace looking out on False Bay. Its specialities are steak, fresh seafood and wood-fired pizza....

  • Casual
  • Deli

Gringo's Cantina

Boston

Gringo's Cantina serves mostly Mexican-inspired food but with a nod to South African pub favorites. It pulls in a young crowd with cheap drinks, weekly pool and

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Harlequin Restaurant

Parow

Since 1965, the Harlequin Restaurant has been serving classic Italian cuisine in a classic Italian ambiance. It has a nice old-fashioned feel with murals of Italian

  • Family style
  • Italian

John Dory's

Century City

John Dory's in the Canal Walk Shopping Centre is part of a family-friendly chain specializing in seafood, grills and sushi. It has half-priced hake and chips on...

  • Seafood
  • International

Karibu

V&A Waterfront

In the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Karibu specializes in modern South African cuisine, grilling fish, meat and chicken over an open fire. It offers such choices...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine