10 December 2016

 

5 best restaurants in Cape Town

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor

South Africa’s restaurant of the year

1. The Test Kitchen

South Africa’s restaurant of the year

Our favourite place to eat

Expect a playful Asian-inspired menu which is all about the flavours… Internationally acclaimed chef Luke Dale-Roberts pushes his culinary crew to the limit (and then some) in this open-kitchen, retro warehouse space. With every dish paired to the Cape’s finest wines, you’ll understand why this is the country’s No.1 eating spot.

375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 447 2337

Flotsam, jetsam and seriously good food

2. The Strandloper

Flotsam, jetsam and seriously good food

Check your pretensions at the door… oh, wait, there is no door. The Strandloper is a Western Cape landmark: half beachcomber, half beach braai. Expect faded boats, weathered nets and some of the tastiest seafood South Africa offers. 10 courses await, from mussels to mullet, snoek to stumpnose bream. Oh, and you eat cross-legged on the sand!

Langebaan, Western Cape coast   Tel: +27 22 77 22 490

Fine food in the heart of the winelands

3. Jordan’s

Fine food in the heart of the winelands

No trip to Cape Town is complete without a visit to a wine farm. And this is the one at which to savour a meal! Set in the shade of the gorgeous Stellenbosch mountains, Jordan’s serves up award-winning dishes, tempering seasonal produce with the lightest of touch. And, of course, since this is a vineyard, wash it all down with nectar of the grape.

Kloof Road, Stellenbosch   Tel: +27 21 881 3612

A nation of carnivores can’t be wrong

4. Carne SA

A nation of carnivores can’t be wrong

Boy, do South Africans love their meat! This is the place to get your fix, whether it be blue, medium or well-done. Enhanced by an Italian flair, the seriously hungry can choose a 1.2kg Florentine beef steak (or, in fact, any other cut). For the more delicate appetite, try a biltong salad or lamb with pine nuts. There is also a great upstairs lounge for that martini aperitif.

70 Keerom Street, Cape Town   Tel: +27 21 424 3460

Heavenly seafood and a view of the ocean

5. Wakame

Heavenly seafood and a view of the ocean

Cape Town’s hippest restaurant is also the one with the greatest view. Enjoy stunning seafood, from tuna steaks to sushi, whilst you gaze out at the old Lighthouse and across the bay, past dolphins and seals, and over white-tipped waves, all the way to Robben Island. Plus this is “the” place to be seen, so expect equally beautiful diners.

Cnr Beach Road & Surrey Place, Mouille Point, Cape Town   Tel: +27 21 433 2377

 
 
 
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