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Whether in Cape Town, Franschhoek or Hermanus, the food and restaurants have been inspired by a  melting pot of culture and cuisine leading to an excitingly diverse food scene no matter where you go. Image copyright The Test Kitchen

Cape Town is a melting pot of culture and cuisine, which has lead to an excitingly diverse food scene, while Franschhoek is known as South Africa’s culinary capital as this small wine producing valley features a large concentration of world-class restaurants.
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Cape Town restaurants

Cape Town has a diverse and exciting food scene

Cape Town is a culturally diverse city which has created one of the most exciting food scenes on the planet. From seafood and sushi to tapas and local fare, from fine dining to bistros and steakhouses – you are spoilt for choice with the diverse range of eateries that Cape Town has to offer.

Based in Silvermist in Constantia, this restaurant has a long and impressive list of awards to its name and rightly so. Listed as one of the best restaurants in the world, La Colombe offers every guest an unforgettable experience; excellent food, a wonderful atmosphere and lots of ‘wow’ moments along the way.

This exceptional steakhouse is the little sister to the world acclaimed Sandton Butcher Shop; butchery has been in this family since the 1930’s and their standards are never compromised. Find out for yourself.

KLOOF STREET HOUSE

This magnificent Victorian House on Kloof Street is host to a trendy and vibey restaurant offering great food and an electric atmosphere.

SALSIFY

This is the newest of Luke Dale Roberts’ (The Test Kitchen, The Pot Luck Club and The Shortmarket Club) ventures. Set in the Glen overlooking Camps Bay, it promises spectacular views. The food and wine is world class – imaginative, perfectly presented, beautifully.

UPPER BLOEM

A great new addition to Cape Town and easy walking distance from the hotel, Upper Bloem offers seasonal fare on small plates; its terroir approach extends beyond using local produce, it also bows to the variety of cultures Cape Town has to offer and infuses these into the uniqueness of their offering.

BELUGA

Nestled in The Foundary, a 100 year old art-deco setting, Beluga has something for everyone; a great bar, an impressive courtyard, an atmospheric dining room and an exclusive wine attic. Whether you are looking for a cocktail, some great sushi or a long relaxing dinner, Beluga will hit the spot.

BILBOA

The best views in Camps Bay. This trendy bistro has a great selection of Mediterranean inspired food with a great beach vibe in a clean, trendy and fashionable atmosphere.

BAIA

Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. It has a cocktail bar, interior dining areas and a large covered outside dining area. Baía has an extensive menu but most prides itself in offering the finest seafood from around southern Africa and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.

THE BLACK SHEEP

Located on Kloof Street, this restaurant has been a favourite for twenty years. Their food is local and reliably excellent. The atmosphere is so unique that you can’t help feeling that you are part of a big happy party. Very professional, very knowledgeable and great fun.

IL LEONE

Located in Green Point, this friendly Italian restaurant has a great buzz and excellent service.  With the best quality ingredients cooked to perfection, generous helpings, good wine and friendly, informative staff – Il Leone will offer you a total dining experience. 

JANSE & CO

They describe themselves as ‘casual fine dining’, which is absolutely correct. There are a number of tasting menus, starting with three courses; each dish is curated to emphasis taste from the best of ingredients. Their food is sourced ethically and responsibly, then handled with respect to create a wonderful and exciting experience for their guests.

CARNE ON KLOOF

This is the little sister to the main Carne in the CBD. This small and intimate restaurant has, as the name suggests, great meat choices, presented at your table on arrival and cooked as you please.

Based in Silvermist in Constantia, this restaurant has a long and impressive list of awards to its name and rightly so. Listed as one of the best restaurants in the world, La Colombe offers every guest an unforgettable experience; excellent food, a wonderful atmosphere and lots of ‘wow’ moments along the way.

This exceptional steakhouse is the little sister to the world acclaimed Sandton Butcher Shop; butchery has been in this family since the 1930’s and their standards are never compromised. Find out for yourself.

KLOOF STREET HOUSE

This magnificent Victorian House on Kloof Street is host to a trendy and vibey restaurant offering great food and an electric atmosphere.

SALSIFY

This is the newest of Luke Dale Roberts’ (The Test Kitchen, The Pot Luck Club and The Shortmarket Club) ventures. Set in the Glen overlooking Camps Bay, it promises spectacular views. The food and wine is world class – imaginative, perfectly presented, beautifully.

UPPER BLOEM

A great new addition to Cape Town and easy walking distance from the hotel, Upper Bloem offers seasonal fare on small plates; its terroir approach extends beyond using local produce, it also bows to the variety of cultures Cape Town has to offer and infuses these into the uniqueness of their offering.

BELUGA

Nestled in The Foundary, a 100 year old art-deco setting, Beluga has something for everyone; a great bar, an impressive courtyard, an atmospheric dining room and an exclusive wine attic. Whether you are looking for a cocktail, some great sushi or a long relaxing dinner, Beluga will hit the spot.

BILBOA

The best views in Camps Bay. This trendy bistro has a great selection of Mediterranean inspired food with a great beach vibe in a clean, trendy and fashionable atmosphere.

BAIA

Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. It has a cocktail bar, interior dining areas and a large covered outside dining area. Baía has an extensive menu but most prides itself in offering the finest seafood from around southern Africa and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.

THE BLACK SHEEP

Located on Kloof Street, this restaurant has been a favourite for twenty years. Their food is local and reliably excellent. The atmosphere is so unique that you can’t help feeling that you are part of a big happy party. Very professional, very knowledgeable and great fun.

IL LEONE

Located in Green Point, this friendly Italian restaurant has a great buzz and excellent service.  With the best quality ingredients cooked to perfection, generous helpings, good wine and friendly, informative staff – Il Leone will offer you a total dining experience.  

 

JANSE & CO

They describe themselves as ‘casual fine dining’, which is absolutely correct. There are a number of tasting menus, starting with three courses; each dish is curated to emphasis taste from the best of ingredients. Their food is sourced ethically and responsibly, then handled with respect to create a wonderful and exciting experience for their guests.

CARNE ON KLOOF

This is the little sister to the main Carne in the CBD. This small and intimate restaurant has, as the name suggests, great meat choices, presented at your table on arrival and cooked as you please.

Based in Silvermist in Constantia, this restaurant has a long and impressive list of awards to its name and rightly so. Listed as one of the best restaurants in the world, La Colombe offers every guest an unforgettable experience; excellent food, a wonderful atmosphere and lots of ‘wow’ moments along the way.

This exceptional steakhouse is the little sister to the world acclaimed Sandton Butcher Shop; butchery has been in this family since the 1930’s and their standards are never compromised. Find out for yourself.

KLOOF STREET HOUSE

This magnificent Victorian House on Kloof Street is host to a trendy and vibey restaurant offering great food,  electric design and an electric atmosphere.

SALSIFY

This is the newest of Luke Dale Roberts’ (The Test Kitchen, The Pot Luck Club and The Shortmarket Club) ventures. Set in the Glen overlooking Camps Bay, it promises spectacular views. The food and wine are  world class – imaginative, perfectly presented, beautifully put together.

UPPER BLOEM

A relatively new addition to Cape Town and easy walking distance from the hotel, Upper Bloem offers seasonal fare on small plates; its terroir approach extends beyond using local produce, it also bows to the variety of cultures Cape Town has to offer and infuses these into the uniqueness of their offering.

SEABREEZE

Seabreeze Fish & Shell brings a contemporary take on a traditional seafood restaurant. Embracing the seafood heritage of Cape Town, this restaurant sources their fish locally and sustainably and prepares it in a light and creative way.

BILBOA

The best views in Camps Bay. This chic bistro has a great selection of Mediterranean inspired food with a great beach vibe in a clean, trendy, and fashionable atmosphere.

BAIA

Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía enjoys spectacular panoramic harbour and ocean views. It has a cocktail bar, interior dining areas and a large covered outside dining area. Baía has an extensive menu but most prides itself in offering the finest seafood from around southern Africa and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.

THE BLACK SHEEP

Located on Kloof Street, this restaurant has been a favourite for twenty years. Their food is local and reliably excellent. The atmosphere is so unique that you can’t help feeling that you are part of a big happy party. Very professional, very knowledgeable and great fun.

IL LEONE

Located in Green Point, this friendly Italian restaurant has a great buzz and excellent service.  With the best quality ingredients cooked to perfection, generous helpings, good wine and friendly, informative staff – Il Leone offers  a total dining experience.  

ëlgr

This is a great addition to the already impressive Kloof Street. At ëlgr the food (local with a Nordic inspiration), drinks, music and hospitality all work to create a perfect ambiance. The exciting food is available à la carte or as a fixed menu. This is accompanied by an inspired and unusual wine list which showcases the best of local wine.

CARNE ON KLOOF

This is the little sister to the main Carne in the CBD. This small and intimate restaurant has, as the name suggests, great meat choices, presented at your table on arrival and cooked as you please.

franschhoek restaurants

Franschhoek - South Africa’s culinary capital

Franschhoek has developed into a culinary mecca, with some of the country’s best eateries to be found on the valley’s wine farms and lining the streets of the town.

Le Bon Vivant

Located on the same block as Chapter House, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work.

FOLIAGE

One of ‘Eat Out’s top 20 in 2017, this restaurant goes from strength to strength. Excellent in every way, but not overly fussy or formal.

LA PETITE COLOMBE

This is a relative newcomer to Franschhoek and the little brother of the famed Constantia Nek “La Colombe”. It has been immediately recognized for its excellence and it very worthwhile a visit.

REUBENS

Now in a new and much improved location, Reuben has a passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine in a laid back and stylish setting to match.

LE COIN FRANCAIS

Well-known chef Darren Badenhorst opened this restaurant relatively recently and has made a real impact with his own twist on nostalgic foods from our memories.

MARIGOLD

This North Indian inspired restaurant has been a revolutionary addition to the choice of restaurants in Franschhoek. The menu, exotic and aromatic, offers a wonderful variety which has made it a popular choice for visitors.

CHEFS WAREHOUSE

Irish chef Liam Tomlin has been taking the Peninsula by storm for years, and his recent portfolio addition in Franschhoek in another resounding success. Here, it is all about the food; the sheer pleasure of taste in tapas format.

Café Franschhoek

A relaxed and popular informal setting right in the middle of town – sit and watch the world go by!

Le Bon Vivant

Located on the same block as Chapter House, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work.

FOLIAGE

One of ‘Eat Out’s top 20 in 2017, this restaurant goes from strength to strength. Excellent in every way, but not overly fussy or formal.

LA PETITE COLOMBE

This is a relative newcomer to Franschhoek and the little brother of the famed Constantia Nek “La Colombe”. It has been immediately recognized for its excellence and it very worthwhile a visit.

REUBENS

Now in a new and much improved location, Reuben has a passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine in a laid back and stylish setting to match.

LE COIN FRANCAIS

Well-known chef Darren Badenhorst opened this restaurant relatively recently and has made a real impact with his own twist on nostalgic foods from our memories.

MARIGOLD

This North Indian inspired restaurant has been a revolutionary addition to the choice of restaurants in Franschhoek. The menu, exotic and aromatic, offers a wonderful variety which has made it a popular choice for visitors.

CHEFS WAREHOUSE

Irish chef Liam Tomlin has been taking the Peninsula by storm for years, and his recent portfolio addition in Franschhoek in another resounding success. Here, it is all about the food; the sheer pleasure of taste in tapas format.

Café Franschhoek

A relaxed and popular informal setting right in the middle of town – sit and watch the world go by!

Le Bon Vivant

Located on the same block as Chapter House, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work.

FOLIAGE

One of ‘Eat Out’s top 20 in 2017, this restaurant goes from strength to strength. Excellent in every way, but not overly fussy or formal.

LA PETITE COLOMBE

This is a relative newcomer to Franschhoek and the little brother of the famed Constantia Nek “La Colombe”. It has been immediately recognized for its excellence and it very worthwhile a visit.

REUBENS

Now in a new and much improved location, Reuben has a passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine in a laid back and stylish setting to match.

LE COIN FRANCAIS

Well-known chef Darren Badenhorst opened this restaurant relatively recently and has made a real impact with his own twist on nostalgic foods from our memories.

TERRA DEL CAPO

Located at the tasting room at Anthonij Rupert Wyne, this tasting room was built to showcase the Italian inspired Terra del Cappo range. The indoor bistro is beautifully designed, and there are stunning outside tables too. The food range is built around an antipasti bar which is perfect for lunch – all delicious and made with seasonal and fresh ingredients.

CHEFS WAREHOUSE

Irish chef Liam Tomlin has been taking the Peninsula by storm for the past few years, and this restaurant has enjoyed particular success. Here, it is all about the food; the sheer pleasure of taste, beautifully and artistically put together, all in tapas format.

Café Franschhoek

A relaxed and popular informal setting right in the middle of town – sit and watch the world go by!

HERMANUS RESTAURANTS

Hermanus - Stepping into the limelight for culinary excellence

From Hermanus to the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Valley, there is a massive offering of surprisingly magnificent restaurants and eateries in this area to choose from.

Le Bon Vivant

Located on the same block as Chapter House, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work.

FOLIAGE

One of ‘Eat Out’s top 20 in 2017, this restaurant goes from strength to strength. Excellent in every way, but not overly fussy or formal.

LA PETITE COLOMBE

This is a relative newcomer to Franschhoek and the little brother of the famed Constantia Nek “La Colombe”. It has been immediately recognized for its excellence and it very worthwhile a visit.

REUBENS

Now in a new and much improved location, Reuben has a passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine in a laid back and stylish setting to match.

LE COIN FRANCAIS

Well-known chef Darren Badenhorst opened this restaurant relatively recently and has made a real impact with his own twist on nostalgic foods from our memories.

MARIGOLD

This North Indian inspired restaurant has been a revolutionary addition to the choice of restaurants in Franschhoek. The menu, exotic and aromatic, offers a wonderful variety which has made it a popular choice for visitors.

CHEFS WAREHOUSE

Irish chef Liam Tomlin has been taking the Peninsula by storm for years, and his recent portfolio addition in Franschhoek in another resounding success. Here, it is all about the food; the sheer pleasure of taste in tapas format.

Café Franschhoek

A relaxed and popular informal setting right in the middle of town – sit and watch the world go by!

Le Bon Vivant

Located on the same block as Chapter House, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work.

FOLIAGE

One of ‘Eat Out’s top 20 in 2017, this restaurant goes from strength to strength. Excellent in every way, but not overly fussy or formal.

LA PETITE COLOMBE

This is a relative newcomer to Franschhoek and the little brother of the famed Constantia Nek “La Colombe”. It has been immediately recognized for its excellence and it very worthwhile a visit.

REUBENS

Now in a new and much improved location, Reuben has a passion for creating fine yet uncomplicated cuisine in a laid back and stylish setting to match.

LE COIN FRANCAIS

Well-known chef Darren Badenhorst opened this restaurant relatively recently and has made a real impact with his own twist on nostalgic foods from our memories.

MARIGOLD

This North Indian inspired restaurant has been a revolutionary addition to the choice of restaurants in Franschhoek. The menu, exotic and aromatic, offers a wonderful variety which has made it a popular choice for visitors.

CHEFS WAREHOUSE

Irish chef Liam Tomlin has been taking the Peninsula by storm for years, and his recent portfolio addition in Franschhoek in another resounding success. Here, it is all about the food; the sheer pleasure of taste in tapas format.

Café Franschhoek

A relaxed and popular informal setting right in the middle of town – sit and watch the world go by!

FISHERMAN’S COTTAGE

As its name implies, this authentic 19th-century cottage specialises in the ocean’s bounty. Although most renowned for its gigantic seafood platters, there is also an extensive menu. Sit outside on the wooden benches when the sun’s out, or inside the cosy interior on chilly evenings – decked with colourful paraffin lanterns and seaside antiques.

BURGUNDY SEAFRONT RESTAURANT

On the edge of the bay and only a few metres away from the historic old harbour, Burgundy Restaurant offers front-row seats to the greatest whale show on earth – with a tasty extensive home cooked menu, guests are spoilt with great food and the majesty of dancing nearby whales in season.

PEAR TREE RESTAURANT

Pear Tree Restaurant has become a firm favourite of visitors and locals alike.  With a focus on fresh, modern dishes and a wide range of dishes on the menu including many seafood, vegetarian and vegan options, Pear Tree offers casual dining with food that surpasses expectations.

CHAR’D GRILL

This is no ordinary steakhouse; through design and technology this is a sassy and sophisticated fantasy world.  The meat is supplied by local artisan butchers who advocate using as much of the animal as possible, resulting in alternative cuts are no longer flying under the radar which presents diners with a whole new culinary experience.

CREATION WINES TASTING ROOM

Creation Wines is arguably the leader in the valley, with its restaurant offering unusual wine-and-food pairings, as well a superb menu that changes weekly to keep things fresh and exciting. Whatever you chose you will have exceptional wine and excellent food.

THE RESTAURANT AT NEWTON JOHNSON

The restaurant is modern and brings the freshest produce, finest wines and remarkable views together to create an unforgettable experience. The chef is a forager so guests can expect fresh and exciting, seasonally driven meals at this chic eatery.

MOGGS COUNTRY COOKHOUSE

For wholesome family run country cooking in a delightful rural setting, this is a must. Using only fresh farm produce, everything is home-made, fresh to order.  Open for lunch only.

SPOOKFONTEIN

Overlooking a series of towering Cape-fold mountains and between fynbos-clad hills and manicured vines, lies a culinary destination beckoning both food & wine enthusiasts.  Chef Charl and owners Vaughan and Fancois pursue the perfect combination between modern food preparation and classic elegance that has come to be their trademark.

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