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Free Guide to the Top Restaurants in Cape Town

Our Top 10 Restaurants in Cape Town

Cape Town has been praised as a top culinary destination, with new restaurants and gifted young chefs popping up all the time. We’ve up to date the top 10 restaurants in Cape Town listing under to include all the celebs that emerged after the 2019 Eat Out Awards in South Africa.

All the restaurants mentioned under are the cream of the crop, so we advise that you simply ebook ahead (ie once you guide your vacation can be a great time) to avoid disappointment. For a extra in depth listing of high-quality dining and casual restaurant choices, download our guide to the top restaurants and eateries in Cape Town…

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The Check Kitchen – City Bowl (Eat Out Awards No 2)



Opened in 2010, The Check Kitchen has shortly established itself as probably the greatest locations to eat in South Africa, and strengthened the standing of chef and proprietor, Luke Dale-Roberts. Nevertheless such success signifies that tables have to be booked a number of months in advance so be warned…

British-born Luke educated in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia for a five yr stint, launching a number of restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines. “My time in Europe taught me to cook; my time in Asia broadened my horizons”, says Luke.

The restaurant is situated in an previous biscuit mill in Woodstock, a shabby-stylish part of city. The large open-plan kitchen takes up a substantial a part of the restaurant, and there’s an actual buzz to the place, with excellent and educated ready employees complimenting the good delicacies. Guide early! Bookings open three months prior and tables are taken inside hours!

The Check Kitchen, The Previous Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
+27 (zero) 21 447 2337

Opening hours: Tuesday- Saturday: Lunch: 12:30-14:00; Dinner: 19:00- 21:00


La Colombe – Constantia (Eat Out Awards No three)



La Colombe has been one among Cape’s most iconic restaurants for almost 20 years and sadly closed in June 2014. Nevertheless, originally on the historic Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, it has now relocated beneath new management to the Silvermist Natural wine property at Constantia Nek with beautiful views over the wine valley and Hout Bay the place its quickly regaining its well-liked position in the town.

Government chef Scot Kirton’s philosophy lies in the fusion of Asian and French delicacies and the pursuit of excellence on each plate. He combines the freshest seasonal produce, uncomplicated clean flavours and classical magnificence. Guide in advance as they have a big and devoted native clientele. The nicely-organised wine listing focuses on wines from the farm and some French wines too.

La Colombe, Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Cape Town
Tel: (zero21) 795 0125

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Every day 12:30-14:00 & Dinner: Monday to Saturday (Sundays in summer time solely) 19:00-20:45


The Greenhouse at Cellars – Constantia (Eat Out Awards No 6)



Chef Peter Tempelhoff’s dishes are superbly introduced and his focus is on playful, avant-garde cuisine. His understanding of components runs deep with implausible dishes corresponding to the delicate carpaccio of scallops, tuna and abalone with a tiny wasabi panna cotta and little beads of soya. Each course, from the bread upon arrival to after-dinner petit fours – cocktail-inspired delights like a bloody Mary macaron and mint julep lollipops – exhibits a playful, imaginative touch.

The Greenhouse sommelier, Michelle Michaels is available for wonderful recommendation. The setting, a part of the nicely-recognized Cellars Lodge, is elegant and refined.

Cellars-Hohenort Lodge, 93 Brommersvlei Street, Constantia
Tel: (021) 794 2137

Opening Occasions: Tuesday – Saturday Dinner: 19h00 – 21h30


Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia (Eat Out Awards No 10)



Chef’s Ivor Jones and Liam Tomlin partnered up in 2016 to deliver diners yet one more unforgettable dining expertise. This restaurant is well-known for his or her scrumptious ‘tapas for 2 offering’. You’ll in all probability see something new and thrilling on the menu in case you visit a number of months apart, as they delight themselves on having a seasonal and produce-driven menu that always modifications typically.

Every dish delivers onerous-hitting flavours and is essentially Asian-impressed. Buzz of the open kitchen adds to the temperament of the restaurant. So, when you love a ‘sharing food experience’ while searching over the picturesque Constantia Valley, then Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia is a should. Reserving is really helpful, particularly over weekends.

Beau Constantia Wine Property, Constantia Major Street, Cape Town

Tel: zero21 794 8632

Opening occasions: Tuesday- Saturday: Lunch: 12:30-14:30; Dinner: 17:30 – 20:30. Sundays: 12 – 14:30


The Shortmarket Club – City Centre (Eat Out Awards Top 20)



When you’ve got a profitable combo, why not start one other restaurant? Shortmarket Club is the subsequent piece of brilliance by Luke Dale-Roberts and Wes Randles (Potluck Membership). The retro, New York-fashion restaurant in the guts of Cape Town’s internal metropolis transports you to a different period, and presents meals full of leading edge flavours – a modern take on previous-faculty classics.

Enjoyable looking for crowds of buddies and diners eager to impress visiting shoppers will love this spot. Shortmarket Membership should have one of the crucial comprehensive drinks lists in the town, starting from artisanal local and imported spirits to a heavyweight wine listing. We advocate you e-book properly in advance.

88 Shortmarket Road Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Tel:021 447 2874

Opening occasions: Monday – Saturday: Lunch: 12:30-14:00; Dinner: 19:00- 22:00


The PotLuck Membership – Metropolis Bowl (Eat Out Awards Top 20)



Pot Luck Club is the second, and more informal of Luke Dale-Roberts restaurants (see Check Kitchen above). Right here is crowd-pleasing meals which works repeatedly. Sticking to what works for them, The Pot Luck Membership’s tapas-fashion menu continues to be divided into sections and abounds with extravagant flavour and edgy dishes devised by Luke Dale-Roberts and executed by head chef Wesley Randles. The fish tacos have turn out to be one thing of a legend. A serving of mussels steamed in bourbon and served in a chowder-esque broth with wood-fired corn is incredible. The smoked beef fillet with truffled café au lait sauce is a decadent delight of pinkly smoked meat and rich, clean truffle sauce. Desserts will not be uncared for; the pecan nut pie with celeriac ice cream is a knockout.

The only fly in the ointment is the necessity to guide so very far in advance. So, permit a month at the very least, more in peak season…

Pot Luck Membership, Silo Building, The Previous Biscuit Mill, 373-5 Albert Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
+27 (0) 21 447 0804

Opening hours: Tuesday- Saturday: Lunch: 12:30-14:00; Dinner:18:00- 20:30 (early seating) or eight.30pm til late

La Mouette Restaurant – Atlantic Coast (Eat Out Awards Top Nominee)



Specialising in accessible and reasonably priced effective dining, chef Henry Vigar’s Sea Level restaurant L has turn out to be a agency favorite among Capetonians, and it’s not onerous to see why. The six-course tasting menu modifications repeatedly and remains exceptional good worth for cash. Delivering classically French meals with a couple of international twists, the portions are as generous because the pricing. And don’t overlook concerning the à la carte menu…

Situated in grand Tudor revival-type house in Sea Level’s Regent Road, the interior is flush with high quality previous fireplaces, lead-paned windows and a number of elegant dining rooms. It’s virtually all the time busy, leading to an infectiously joyful vibe.

78 Regent Street, Sea Level, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 433 0856

Opening occasions: Lunch: Sunday 12:00 – 15:00. Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 18:00 – 22:30


Thali – Metropolis Bowl (Eat Out Awards Top Nominee)



The theme of a tapas type menu is all the craze in Cape Town. But, don’t be fooled! This doesn’t entail strolling away hungry. This Indian Tapas Restaurant is one other certainly one of Liam Tomlin’s genius ventures. There is a set menu of tapas for two. An genuine feast is introduced consisting of eight dishes, every one full of layers of taste.

This is trendy Indian cuisine at its greatest, and the environment and décor is close to an Indian expertise as you’ll get. You’ll need to crafty to get a desk as they don’t settle for bookings. Don’t be discouraged nevertheless. As it is a set menu, the service is fairly efficient and the turnover of tables is slightly quick. So no bookings are accepted (consequently, it’s value getting there early or having a drink on the bar while waiting for a desk).

3 Park Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Tel: zero21 286 2110

Opening occasions: Monday – Thursday: Dinner 17:00- 21:30. Friday and Saturday: 12 – 14:30


Nobu – Waterfront (Eat Out Wards Top Nominee)



In case you are on the lookout for one of the best of one of the best in phrases of sushi and seafood with an upmarket feel, then Nobu in the luxurious One & Solely Lodge might be right up your alley. Co-owned by Robert de Niro and grasp chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu presents a topnotch sushi expertise.

The sushi and revolutionary Japanese and Nikkei cuisine is all superbly introduced, utilizing solely the highest quality local fish. The meals at Nobu is a gastronomists dream, taking you on a sensory extravaganza of flavours and textures. The menu is vast, so ask your waiter for recommendations (although all the things is sweet!)

One&Only Lodge, 0C Dock Street V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Tel: 021 431 5888

Opening occasions: Monday – Sunday 18:30 – 23:00


Janse & Co – Metropolis Centre



Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg (beforehand of The Kitchen at Maison) and his spouse and pastry chef Liezel Odendaal are a significantly impressive duo. Janse & Co exudes an excellent chic, urban appear and feel, answering the need for a fantastic-dining eatery on Kloof Road.

The in depth menu is a set one, giving diners a selection of a minimal of three courses, and a maximum of seven programs. In the event you fancy starting with something candy, you are able to do just that as dishes will probably be delivered to you in any order. You possibly can anticipate exquisite components, new and fascinating methods, and layers of flavours in every dish. There’s additionally a glossary of terms on the again to elucidate a few of the extra unusual components (very nice contact!). Booking is really helpful.

75 Kloof Road Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Tel: 021 422 0384

Opening occasions: Lunch Thursday – Saturday 12:00 – 14:00. Dinner Tuesday – Saturday 18:00 – 21:00


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