South Africa, Lesotho & eSwatini (Swaziland) restaurants

Top Choice International in Pretoria

Fermier

Some of South Africa's best contemporary cooking is being served in a large mud-walled and tin-roofed shed in the east of Pretoria. Chef Adriaan Maree conjures up a fabulous nine-course, three-hour-long culinary jou…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Johannesburg

Calexico Vinyl Lounge and Restaurant

A California-inspired Tex-Mex restaurant with a hint of craft beer and vinyl mixed in. The mix is delightful. The simple menu (nachos, ribs, sandwiches), the album covers, the neon signs, the Lucha Libre mural, and …
Top Choice Tapas in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Salt

Offering a gastronomic take on False Bay cool, Salt serves mains such as wild kudu goulash, but your best bet is to focus on the small plates (R45), which range from wasabi-dusted calamari to bratwurst with homemade…
Top Choice International in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Shortmarket Club

Star chef Luke Dale-Roberts' latest venture hides in plain sight on the street it is named after. It's a gorgeous attic space with a wall of paper butterflies and clubby leather chairs and booths. Dishes include sus…
Top Choice South African in Sabie

Wild Fig Tree

There’s a meat-driven menu and a warm atmosphere here, amid candles, wildlife photos and artworks. It's a great place to sample traditional South African dishes, especially game meat – from ostrich kebabs and crocod…
Top Choice African in Johannesburg

Yeoville Dinner Club

Jo'burg's most memorable meal out is in this artily decorated cramped room with a balcony overlooking Rockey St, heart of the much-bad-mouthed, inner-city area of Yeoville. Sanza Sandile is your host and chef, and w…
Top Choice South African in Johannesburg

Marble

Currently one of Jo'burg's hottest restaurants, this is braai (barbecue) given a luxe makeover. Chef David Higgs and his cloth-capped team in the open kitchen allow the quality of meat and fish (and occasional veget…
Top Choice International in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula

Foodbarn

Expect rustic, delicious bistro dishes with suggested wine pairings at master chef Franck Dangereux's restaurant in the relaxed surrounds of Noordhoek Farm Village. The separate, book-lined deli-bakery-cafe (mains R…
Top Choice International in Southern Suburbs

Greenhouse

Chef Peter Tempelhoff's culinary imagination runs riot in this elegant restaurant that's one of the Cape's top dining destinations. The finest local produce and recipes, from Cape Malay curried octopus to Outeniqua …
Top Choice International in Gardens & Surrounds

Chefs

So called because you can see all the chefs at work in the open kitchen, this is a fab new addition to Cape Town's dining scene with an original concept of 'fast fine dining' that really works. The daily choice of t…