30 December 2013

Eating Out in Cape Town

Cape Town is blessed with many restaurants and one could eat out for an entire year without visiting the same place twice -  if the bank balance matches the appetite!!

Whilst we do not recommend any specific restaurants, as owners and chef's do change, there are some favourites that have been around for many years.

However, please do check current reviews before venturing forth.

V& A Waterfront - there are many restaurants to choose from here - most of these have menu's on display outside so you can choose what suits both budget and taste.
Wander around the V&A (always a pleasure) and see what tickles your taste buds.
It is a place that one can never get bored while eating - there is always something going on from buskers to the sound of shows in the Amphitheatre to Live Bands to Volvo Ocean Race or Clipper Round the World Sailors.

Some of our favourites in the V&A:

Harbour Café - Superb Fish dishes
Spur - always good for the 2 for 1 burger on Monday nights or if you have kids
Quay Four - very vibey with basic pub food
Balducci's - Italian, usually busy
Ferrymans - outside tables for a laid back pub lunch or supper
Mitchells for many Draught Beers!

Kalk Bay:
Harbour Café
The Brass Bell
There are many other eateries and it's a gorgeous suburb to wander down Main Street for antiques, artworks, people watching and the fishing harbour.

Bertha's - for eating right near the sea

Cape Town:
Perseverance Tavern - Friday nights are great fun - pub food
Dias Tavern - don't expect fine dining - go for the vibe
Bacini's - Italian
Bardelli's - Italian
Saigon - an old favourite
Yindees - very enjoyable
Da Vinci's - Italian
Panama Jacks - in the harbour and great for lunch in a winters day

Villagio at Howard Centre - great Italian local, with hands-on owner
Magica Roma at Central Square - so popular you have to book in advance!
Magica Roma close every mid Dec - mid Jan to return to Italy!

Sea Point:
La Perla - Italian and been around for EVER!
Posticino - Italian - also been around for ever!

Hout Bay:
Dunes - any closer and you will be on the beach
Chapmans Peak Hotel - lovely views from the terrace

Try the places at the Old Biscuit Mill for something different

Café Orca

On the Rocks - not cheap!
Ons Huisie - Varied Menu - always busy

Hussar Grill - this steakhouse goes back to the 60's - surely a winning formula?

Fine Dining:
Savoy Cabbage
One and Only Hotel
Cape Grace Hotel
Ambassador Hotel

For up-to-date info, contact info and menu's, please go to:

It is impossible to list all the restaurants here so please do visit the web site above for ideas.

Happy Eating!!!

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