Restaurants

Top Choice International in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Pot Luck Club

The sister restaurant to Test Kitchen is a more affordable Luke Dale-Roberts option. Sitting at the top of an old silo, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, but the star attraction is the food. Dishes …
Top Choice Deli in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Kitchen

Of all the swanky restaurants in town, it was this little charmer that Michelle Obama chose for lunch, proving the ex-First Lady has excellent taste. Tuck into plates of divine salads, rustic sandwiches made with lo…
Top Choice International in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Test Kitchen

Luke Dale-Roberts creates inspired dishes with top-quality local ingredients at his flagship restaurant – generally agreed to be the best in Africa. However, the restaurant is so popular now that securing a reservat…
Top Choice International in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Reverie Social Table

With just one long wooden table seating up to 18, and the charming chef and host Julia Hattingh in charge, it's easy to see why this place is called Social. Book ahead for her five-course dinners where the dishes ar…
Top Choice Moroccan in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Andalousse

Hiding in plain sight along a sketchy stretch of Victoria Rd is this little gem of a place. Started in 2016 by a group of friends from Morocco, this is the real deal, serving flavourful tagines, couscous, filo-pastr…
Top Choice Seafood in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Ocean Jewels

Fish straight from Kalk Bay Harbour is served at this seafood cafe and fishmonger that supports the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI). It does a mean tuna burger with wedge fries, and despite bein…
Top Choice Pizza in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Ferdinando's

Bookings are required for this charming 'pizza parla' that's found its natural home in Obs. Diego is the pizza maestro and Kikki the bubbly host and creative artist, while their adorable mutt Ferdinando keeps them a…
American in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Lefty's

Appealing to students and lovers of grunge and shabby chic, this artfully crafted dive bar amps up its hipster cred with sticky BBQ pork ribs and Kentucky chicken waffles, alongside brick-oven-baked pizza and beetro…
Asian in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Downtown Ramen

The menu here is pleasingly small – just four noodle dishes and a selection of bao (steamed buns filled with spiced pork, chicken or veggies). Ask for the chilli on the side if you don't like your noodles spicy. It'…
International in East City, District Six, Woodstock & Observatory

Raptor Room

Who doesn't love dinosaurs, especially when they come as part of dusky-pink, leafy green decor? You can tell from the get-go that LGBT-friendly Raptor Room is quirky, but they also have an appealing menu of burgers,…