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

Test Kitchen

Luke Dale-Roberts' creates inspirational dishes with top-quality local ingredients at his flagship restaurant – generally agreed to be the best in Africa. However, the award-winning UK-born chef is so famous now tha…
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 The 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 it's what's on the plate that tends…
Top Choice Barbecue in Cape Flats & Northern Suburbs

Hog House Brewing Co.

It couldn't be in a more obscure spot – within a business park in an industrial part of town – but this barbecue restaurant is perpetually busy. The creations of chef PJ Vadas include smoked meats so tender you coul…
Top Choice International in Gardens & Surrounds


German-born Harald Bresselschmidt is one of Cape Town’s most consistent chefs, producing creative, hearty dishes that are served with some of the Cape's best wines. Don't over-order, as portions are large. Vegetaria…
Top Choice International in Simon's Town & Southern Peninsula


Masterchef Franck Dangereux might have opted for the less stressful life in Noordhoek, but that doesn’t mean this operation skimps on quality. Expect rustic, delicious bistro dishes.
Top Choice International in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant


A quirky yet elegantly decorated space – think deer heads with broken crockery and contemporary art – showcases the art and culinary creations of Jacques Erasmus. The inventive food is delicious and includes lovely …
Top Choice French in Southern Suburbs

La Colombe

There's a new location on the Silvermist estate for this storied Constantia restaurant, but little else has changed. British chef Scot Kirton rustles up skilful dishes combining French and Asian techniques and flavo…
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. The food is superb (…
Top Choice Japanese in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Izakaya Matsuri

Genial Arata-san serves some of the best sushi and rolls to be found in Cape Town, along with other Japanese izakaya pub-grub including noodles and tempura. When the weather's warm tables shift from the attractive i…