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Our Top 10 Restaurants in Cape Town

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

All the restaurants talked about under are the cream of the crop, so we advise that you simply guide forward (ie if you guide your holiday can be a very good time) to avoid disappointment. For a more in depth record of advantageous dining and informal restaurant choices, download our guide to the top restaurants and eateries in Cape Town…

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

Opened in 2010, The Check Kitchen has shortly established itself as probably the greatest places to eat in South Africa, and strengthened the standing of chef and proprietor, Luke Dale-Roberts. Nevertheless such success signifies that tables must 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 5 yr stint, launching several 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-chic part of city. The large open-plan kitchen takes up a considerable a part of the restaurant, and there’s an actual buzz to the place, with excellent and educated waiting employees complimenting the good delicacies. E-book 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, initially on the historic Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, it has now relocated underneath new management to the Silvermist Organic wine property at Constantia Nek with beautiful views over the wine valley and Hout Bay where its quickly regaining its widespread place in the town.

Government chef Scot Kirton’s philosophy lies in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine and the pursuit of excellence on each plate. He combines the freshest seasonal produce, uncomplicated clear flavours and classical magnificence. E-book in advance as they’ve a big and devoted native clientele. The well-organised wine record focuses on wines from the farm and a few French wines too.

La Colombe, Silvermist Wine Property, 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 delicacies. His understanding of components runs deep with incredible 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 contact.

The Greenhouse sommelier, Michelle Michaels is available for wonderful recommendation. The setting, a part of the well-known 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 delicious ‘tapas for 2 offering’. You’ll in all probability see something new and thrilling on the menu when you visit a couple of months aside, as they delight themselves on having a seasonal and produce-driven menu that always modifications typically.

Every dish delivers hard-hitting flavours and is essentially Asian-inspired. 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. Booking is really helpful, especially over weekends.

Beau Constantia Wine Property, Constantia Essential 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 – Metropolis Centre (Eat Out Awards Top 20)

If in case you have a profitable combo, why not begin another restaurant? Shortmarket Club is the subsequent piece of brilliance by Luke Dale-Roberts and Wes Randles (Potluck Club). The retro, New York-style restaurant in the guts of Cape Town’s internal metropolis transports you to another era, and gives meals full of leading edge flavours – a contemporary take on old-school classics.

Fun in search of crowds of pals and diners eager to impress visiting shoppers will love this spot. Shortmarket Club should have some of the complete drinks lists in the town, starting from artisanal local and imported spirits to a heavyweight wine record. We advocate you guide nicely in advance.

88 Shortmarket Road Cape Town Metropolis Centre, Cape Town

Tel:zero21 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 casual of Luke Dale-Roberts restaurants (see Check Kitchen above). Here is crowd-pleasing meals which works many times. Sticking to what works for them, The Pot Luck Membership’s tapas-style 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 into something of a legend. A serving of mussels steamed in bourbon and served in a chowder-esque broth with wood-fired corn is unbelievable. The smoked beef fillet with truffled café au lait sauce is a decadent delight of pinkly smoked meat and wealthy, clean truffle sauce. Desserts usually are not uncared for; the pecan nut pie with celeriac ice cream is a knockout.

The one fly in the ointment is the necessity to e-book so very far in advance. So, permit a month a minimum of, extra in peak season…

Pot Luck Club, Silo Building, The Previous Biscuit Mill, 373-5 Albert Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
+27 (zero) 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 high-quality eating, chef Henry Vigar’s Sea Point restaurant L has turn out to be a agency favourite amongst Capetonians, and it’s not onerous to see why. The six-course tasting menu modifications commonly and stays exceptional good value for cash. Delivering classically French meals with a couple of international twists, the portions are as generous as the pricing. And don’t overlook concerning the à la carte menu…

Situated in grand Tudor revival-style home in Sea Point’s Regent Road, the inside is flush with advantageous previous fireplaces, lead-paned home windows and a number of elegant dining rooms. It’s virtually all the time busy, leading to an infectiously completely satisfied vibe.

78 Regent Street, Sea Point, Cape Town
Tel: (zero21) 433 0856

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

Thali – City Bowl (Eat Out Awards Top Nominee)

The theme of a tapas fashion menu is all of the craze in Cape Town. But, don’t be fooled! This doesn’t entail walking away hungry. This Indian Tapas Restaurant is another one in every of Liam Tomlin’s genius ventures. There is a set menu of tapas for 2. An authentic feast is introduced consisting of 8 dishes, every one full of layers of flavor.

That is trendy Indian delicacies at its greatest, and the environment and décor is near an Indian expertise as you’ll get. You’ll should artful 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 pretty environment friendly and the turnover of tables is quite fast. So no bookings are accepted (consequently, it’s value getting there early or having a drink on the bar whilst ready 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 the most effective of one of the best in phrases of sushi and seafood with an upmarket really feel, then Nobu in the luxurious One & Solely Lodge shall be right up your alley. Co-owned by Robert de Niro and master chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu provides a topnotch sushi experience.

The sushi and progressive Japanese and Nikkei delicacies is all superbly introduced, using only 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 (though all the things is sweet!)

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

Tel: zero21 431 5888

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

Janse & Co – City Centre

Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg (previously of The Kitchen at Maison) and his spouse and pastry chef Liezel Odendaal are a critically impressive duo. Janse & Co exudes an excellent chic, city appear and feel, answering the necessity for a fine-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 most of seven programs. Should you fancy starting with one thing candy, you can do just that as dishes will probably be delivered to you in any order. You’ll be able to anticipate beautiful elements, new and fascinating methods, and layers of flavours in each dish. There’s also a glossary of terms on the back to elucidate a number of the more unusual components (very nice touch!). Reserving is really helpful.

75 Kloof Road Cape Town Metropolis Centre, Cape Town
Tel: zero21 422 0384

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

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