Restaurants

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…
Top Choice International in Gardens & Surrounds

Aubergine

German-born Harald Bresselschmidt is one of Cape Town’s most consistent chefs, producing creative, hearty dishes served with some of the Cape's best wines, several of which are made specially for the restaurant. Veg…
Top Choice International in Gardens & Surrounds

The Stack

Given a stylish makeover to become a brasserie and bar downstairs and a private members club upstairs, old Leinster Hall is a delightful place for a meal. The food is beautifully presented and includes dishes such a…
Top Choice International in Gardens & Surrounds

Chef's Table

There are several dining options at the Mount Nelson Hotel, but for a real treat book one of the four tables with a front-row view onto the drama and culinary magic unfolding inside the kitchen of this restaurant. T…
Top Choice Japanese in Gardens & Surrounds

Kyoto Garden Sushi

Beechwood furnishings and subtle lighting lend a calm, Zen-like air to this superior Japanese restaurant with an expert chef turning out sushi and sashimi. Splurge on the sea urchin and try their peppy Asian Mary co…
Ice Cream in Gardens & Surrounds

Unframed

This simple shopfront serves silky, decadent ice cream - definitely some of the best in the city. You'll usually find around a dozen of their 50-or-so flavours up for grabs, including unusual options like beetroot, …
International in Gardens & Surrounds

Deer Park Café

Fronting a kid’s playground in Rocklands Rd Park, this relaxed cafe has chunky wooden furniture that gives it the feel of a big nursery. The tasty food is anything but child’s play, though. There are some great vege…
Cafe in Gardens & Surrounds

Table Mountain Café

Hallelujah! Table Mountain finally gets the café it so deserves. This self-serve place offers tasty deli items and meals, compostable plates and containers, and good coffee. They also sell wine and beer so there’s n…
Vegan in Gardens & Surrounds

Spirit Cafe

Not everything is vegan here but quite a lot is, including most of the salads and main dishes served in the daily buffet that sits, temptingly, on the kitchen counter. They also offer a variety of breakfast dishes, …
Indian in Gardens & Surrounds

Thali

Although the food here is described as Indian tapas, the portions in the four-course set meal are very generous so you'll end up having quite a feast. There's a sophisticated ambiance with brass platters adorning th…