Restaurants

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 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…
Top Choice Tapas in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Chef's Warehouse & Canteen

Hurry here for a delicious and very generous spread of small plates from chef Liam Tomlin and his talented crew. Flavours zip around the world, from a squid with a tangy Vietnamese salad to comforting coq au vin. If…
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 Cafe in Southern Suburbs

Gardener’s Cottage

After exploring the Montebello craft studios, relax at this lovely cafe, which occupies the estate's original gatekeeper's cottage. Beyond the leafy garden and stoep (veranda), the interior has a contemporary-tearoo…
Top Choice International in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Carlucci's Deli

This relaxed, family-friendly restaurant at Meerendal wine estate has outside tables overlooking a jungle gym and sweeping lawn – perfect for enjoying breakfast wraps and croissants, pizzas (with toppings like chick…
Top Choice International in Southern Suburbs

Starlings Cafe

One of the Southern Suburbs' most charming dining spots. With its relaxed, arty cottage and shady garden environment, it's great for a lazy breakfast or lunch. Excellent coffee, too. For breakfast, choose the likes …