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Top Choice Mountain in Gardens & Surrounds

Table Mountain

Around 600 million years old, and a canvas painted with the rich diversity of the Cape floral kingdom, Table Mountain is truly iconic. You can admire the showstopper of Table Mountain National Park and one of the 'N…
Top Choice International in Gardens & Surrounds


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


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…
Top Choice Lounge in Gardens & Surrounds

Mount Nelson Lounge

Afternoon tea in the lounge or (in good weather) the gardens of the 'Nellie' is pure pleasure. There are two sessions daily, where a piano player provides the background music for a classy selection of cakes, pastri…
Top Choice Homewares in Gardens & Surrounds


Although the shop’s name is an acronym for ‘Less is More’, this interior design shop has been so successful that they've had to add more room by expanding into the neighbouring house. Wander through the rooms admiri…
Top Choice Bar in Gardens & Surrounds

Yours Truly Cafe & Bar

This place is hopping from early morning to late at night. Travellers mingle with hipster locals, who come for the excellent coffee, craft beer, gourmet sandwiches, thin-crust pizzas and the occasional DJ event.
Top Choice Homewares in Gardens & Surrounds


Baskets, mats, lampshades, pillows, bags and cushions are among the many rainbow-coloured products on sale at this great artisan design shop that creates its own fabric from T-shirt offcuts that would otherwise go t…