My guide to eating out in Cape Town

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My guide to eating out in Cape Town

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for years and now it’s come about by necessity. I am constantly asked for recommendations about where to eat in Cape Town from internationals who follow and friends and acquaintances who visit the mother city.

This is a comprehensive list based on where I love to eat and where I tend to eat again and again. There are restaurants out there that are really great and I’m still trying to get there. This is my list based on my experience and no offence to any restaurant that isn’t featured here.

I have started two restaurant guides, and I will continue to post my recommendations to as regularly as I can. They are my Facebook Taste & Titbits page @EatCapeTown, and my Instagram @EatingCapeTown page. I post interesting dishes, favourite restaurants and various specials I find along the way. Follow along for all the deliciousness I manage to hunt down.

*ps – I try to keep this as up-to-date as possible but with so many restaurant closures post covid, there may be a few errors here. The restaurant landscape in Cape Town is constantly changing.

I’m dividing this up by area and then adding a few other categories at the end, like best places for drinks, breakfasts, casual eateries, sushi, pizza etc.



The modern, casual and multi-cultural menu by Chef Jesper Nilsson (with a strong nod to his Nordic roots) is served in a calm zen-like setting with a gorgeous outside (covered) courtyard. The newly installed bar serves inspired cocktails alongside a state-of-the-art pizza oven. The menu is designed to share and I would highly recommend doing this between 4 people vs 2. This way you can sample more and the portions are very generous.

Ëlgr. restaurant, Cape Town


This is an edgy contemporary restaurant in the city centre that is amongst Cape Town’s best fine dining establishments. Headed up by renowned chef Peter Tempelhoff, it is a refined and exciting dining adventure. You can read more about the restaurant here.

Fyn restaurant, Cape Town
Fyn restaurant, Cape Town


Ouzeri is a trendy eatery on Cape Town’s Wale Street, known for its contemporary Cypriot and Greek cuisine. Chef Nic Charalambous draws from his Cypriot and Greek heritage, family recipes, and culinary traditions to create a modern interpretation and incorporating carefully sourced South African produce. Ouzeri continues to strike a balance between contemporary and authentic Cypriot Greek cooking, highlighting regional cuisine and local ingredients.

Ouzeri, Cape Town, Cypriot Greek Restaurant
Ouzeri, Cape Town, Cypriot Greek Restaurant


Situated on picturesque Parliament Square in the city and below sister restaurant Fyn, Ramenhead is Peter Tempelhoff’s latest venture bringing traditional ramen to the Mother City. Silky house-made noodles are part of the mix where the broth is made for days to develop an intense umami flavour.


Pier Restaurant is an extraordinary culinary experience with impeccable service, breathtaking harbour views, and a seafood-inspired menu that is straight out of the top drawer. This is one of my favourite restaurants in South Africa and the best restaurant in the V & A Waterfront.

Pier restaurant at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town
Pier restaurant at the V & A waterfront in Cape Town

Kyoto Garden Sushi

Arguably on of the best seafood restaurant in town, this is where you will find exquisite Japanese cuisine. It’s also the only place I know that serves fresh wasabi in the city. There is a focus on quality and the sushi is of a very high standard. It has a very calm and pampering atmosphere with good service. In winter they offer a special menu that makes things a little more affordable.

The Bailey

This three-level culinary hotspot has opened fairly recently on Bree Street. I have eaten at The Brasserie three times and really enjoyed the classic French bistro menu. They also do old-school Gueridon table-side service for a few dishes such as crepe Suzette and steak tartare. My favourite dishes on the menu are the Bouillabaisse and confit duck legs. 

The Bailey Brasserie, Cape Town, restaurant
The Bailey, Cape Town, restaurant

The Chefswarehouse at the Bailey has reopened in the ground-floor space of the Baily and you can expect familiar dishes from Liam’s original Chefs Warehouse restaurant. Unlike the other Chefs Warehouse restaurants, this menu is a la carte so you can create the experience exactly how you would like it. 


Restaurateurs Neil Swart and Anouchka Horn, known for their popular restaurant Belly of the Beast in Cape Town, have opened a new seafood restaurant called Galjoen. Located near their original establishment, Galjoen focuses on sustainably caught South African seafood. 

Head Chef Isca Stoltz, formerly the Sous Chef at Belly of the Beast, leads the kitchen and draws inspiration from childhood memories of Mozambique’s seafood-rich shores. Galjoen offers a set menu that changes based on seasonal availability, allowing Stoltz to create dishes that highlight the freshness and flavours of the seafood. 

The restaurant partners with leading seafood merchants to ensure a steady supply of ethically sourced produce. Galjoen‘s interior design, crafted by Annelise Vorster and Yolandi Vorster, features a subtle coastal motif, incorporating elements inspired by galleon ships and the ocean. Galjoen offers a true taste of South African seafood.

They are currently only open for dinner but will be open for lunch in the future. Galjoen is located at 99 Harrington Street, Cape Town.

This is a multi-course set menu and therefore does not cater for certain dislikes or eating requirements. Best suited for fish-loving omnivores, pescatarians and vegetarians (not vegans)


This is a great spot for breakfast or lunch in the city centre. The menu in this stylish restaurant always includes a few South African flavours and has a carefully curated menu. Particularly popular amongst interior designers, architects and style lovers.


If you are looking for delicious Indian tapas in a beautifully designed setting, then this is the place to be. It’s one of Liam Tomlin’s restaurants and has a similar menu setup to the Chefs Warehouse & Canteen. You order the tapas for two, which includes 8 innovative tapas dishes. It is cosy and intimate with a lovely outdoor courtyard.

Bao Down

If you like local and quirky owner-run spots, this is the best in town. Small with vintage kitsch it is always buzzy. There is a small menu of delicious modern Asian food, which includes popular street food favourites like Bao with pulled pork. This is highly recommended and reservations are essential. They have recently moved to bigger premises in Greenpoint (in the former El Burro space)

The Potluck Club (just out of the city in Woodstock)

Highly acclaimed Asian-inspired tapas menu. Housed at the top of a grain silo, New York warehouse loft styled, it has magnificent views. Difficult to get into as they book up far in advance, but you could try lunchtime if you can’t get in at night. They do the most fabulous long Sunday brunch paired with bottomless bubbly or bloody Mary’s. 

El Burro (Green Point)

This is my favourite Mexican restaurant and I love their ceviche and fish tacos. The pork chilorio is also delicious if I can ever get away from the first two. Booking is advisable in the evening and essential on weekend nights but has moved downstairs to a smaller space that was formerly Cabrito serving more Taqueria-style food. They have a big selection of tequilas and mescal too. Their sister restaurant El Burro Taqueria on Kloof Street is another fab spot for a quick bite on the run.

Salon Pot Luck

Luck Dale Roberts latest fine dining tasting menu restaurant at the Biscuit Mill in Woodstock (below the Pot Luck Club)

IL Leone Mastrantonio (Green Point)

I have only ever had amazing pasta at this popular spot and I always eat their seafood or prawn linguini. They serve the very best and thinnest flatbreads that are so crispy and delicious, that they are worth visiting for alone.

Athletic Club & Social

This is my current favourite place to meet for drinks in Cape Town and the food in the restaurant is rather good too. Perfect for sharing. I love the decor, the vibe, the upstairs balcony and the downstairs lounge for a late-night razzle. 



The Chefs Warehouse, Beau Constantia, Cape Town South Africa

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

The third of Liam Tomlin’s restaurants and located on Beau Constantia wine estate with exquisite views over the Constantia Valley. World-class food under the watchful eye of head chef Ivor Jones. You can check out my full review and pics here.

The Chefs Warehouse, Beau Constantia, Cape Town South Africa
The Chefs Warehouse, Beau Constantia, Cape Town South Africa

La Colombe

One of my all-time favourite restaurants in Cape Town nestled high up on Silvermist Estate, this well-deserved winner of the 2019 Eat Out Best Restaurant of the Year award is benchmark fine. Deservedly seen by many as the country’s finest restaurant it is an experience not to be missed. The highly innovative tasting menu changes with the seasons and expect it to delight all your senses with touches of theatrical food theatre. They offer a really good winter and spring special menu too which is slightly pared-down but still amazing.

See my review of the 2022 menu and the  2019 Chefs’ menu

Dinner at La Colombe, Cape Town
La Colombe Spring Menu 2019


This cosy bistro with a buzzy open-plan kitchen serves an innovative small plate menu that is perfect for sharing. There is a cheese and cured meats pantry for viewing and the ambience is cosy and intimate. In summer there is seating outside on a leafy pavement in a small centre next to Groot Constantia. The dishes change with the season and you can choose a selection or have a fixed menu.

Bistro 1682

Housed on Steenberg next to the winery is a modern bistro with designer elements. I love this restaurant for breakfast, lunch or evening tapas. Here you will find delicious food with an Asian thread in a beautiful setting overlooking the mountain and vineyards. Be sure to have a wine tasting on your way in (or out). For more about Steenberg, check my post here. 

Four & Twenty – Wynberg

This quaint little neighbourhood Parisienne-style cafe in the heart of charming Wynberg Chelsea is always buzzing. It’s one of my favourite places for breakfast, tea or lunch in the Southern suburbs. They are committed to sourcing local and seasonal produce and their large menu is peppered with innovative touches which has something for everyone. They also host small functions for fifteen to thirty 30 guests offering a set menu.

They have recently opened a branch on Constantia Uitsig which I am dying to go to.


Kalk Bay Harbour, Cape Town

Olympia Café & Deli

Kalk Bay is one of my favourite areas to visit in Cape Town and my all-time favourite place is Olympia Café. Slightly worn and grungy it is like eating in your grandmother’s kitchen. You are seen as a friend, not a customer and staff have been there for many years. This 26-odd-year-old iconic eatery is super casual and focuses on amazing seafood dishes. You will always find a few vegetarian dishes, salads and pasta on the menu too. I tend to only order the linguini di mare, a dish they have had on the menu for as long as I can remember and it’s one of my tastiest dishes in Cape Town. Their mussels served with freshly baked ciabatta from their own bakery next door are also delicious.

Olympia Bakery, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Live Bait and Harbour House

Harbour House has a lofty aerial view over the Kalk Bay harbour and provides diners with a working harbour view. Crisp white tablecloths and interiors provide an opulent relaxed experience. Harbour House has a larger and more sophisticated menu than its more casual sister downstairs (Live Bait). You can’t fault either in terms of their location and they serve delicious seafood dishes at both. I love the beach house feeling that is quintessentially Cape Town and the harbour with waves crashing right against the side of the building is noteworthy.

Kalk Bay Harbour, Cape Town

Other things to do…

If you are in Kalk Bay in summer make sure you go for a swim in Dalebrook tidal pool

Dalebrook Todal Pool, Kalk Bay, Cape Town


Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa

The Foodbarn

The space has been reinvented post covid and I haven’t been. The deli has moved over to the Foodbarn space which is now open for breakfast, lunch and supper.

Housed in a modern barn on a farm village you can expect a rustic yet modern atmosphere with really good service. This is one of my personal favourites and I’m a big fan of the cooking of chef-owner Franck Dangereaux, who was at the helm of La Colombe for many years. He also does amazing cooking demonstration dinners and chef’s table Friday lunches where a menu is paired with a specific wine estate. Expect solid French cooking flair blended in with local ingredients in a stylish but casual bistro setting.

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

Café Roux

This is a family-friendly restaurant on the greens of Noordhoek Farm Village. A casual lunch under the oaks in a whitewashed cottage makes for a perfect leisurely afternoon and if you have children they have free reign. They frequently have very popular live music on weekends and evenings. Check the schedule for any lineup that might coincide with your visit.

Aegir Brewery

I love this very casual brewery taproom and eatery. In summer you can show up straight off the beach. They do fantastic burgers and pizza. If this was closer I would be going there all the time. This is one of my favourite casual eateries in Cape Town.


Chefs Warehouse – Tintswalo Atlantic

Housed in the gorgeous Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge on Chapmans Peak Drive and literally on the water’s edge, you couldn’t get a better location for this lovely restaurant. A contemporary 4 course (8 dishes) tapas set menu is served at lunch and dinner as per the signature Chefswarehouse style. This one is for special occasions.

Tintswalo Atlantic, cape Town


I used to live in Sea Point and there are a lot of restaurants and casual eateries around here. I won’t put any of them in my must-visit places, but there certainly are a few great spots that I go to from time to time.

I Enjoy:


This is one of my favourite local deli and is where I get my bagels. It gets very busy at the weekend.

The Mojo Market

This is a new food emporium that has opened in Regent Road Sea Point and is a great place to visit if you want to taste a variety of dishes from small producers. They often have live music in the central seating area so there is a vibe. Nice views over the Sea Point pool too. I love the oysters and mussels from the Mussel Monger and Dashi poke opposite. The vendors change here quite a bit.


Delicious Indian tapas dishes are served at this busy local restaurant. Their Pondicherry Kingklip curry is sublime. They don’t take reservations

Coco Safar

This is a world-class espresso bar and couture patisserie spot where you can experience possibly the best coffee in Cape Town. Outstanding pastries and incredibly innovative Rooibos-infused drinks in a luxurious setting. 

Paris Cape Town

Here you will find some of the best, if not the French pastries & bread in Cape Town.

Una Mas

A cute Mexican Mezcalaria. Great for a taco and cocktail.


I tend to avoid Camps Bay as it’s such a touristy location.

Salsify at the Roundhouse is highly recommended. 


Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Post & Pepper

Post & Pepper is a stunning eatery in Stellenbosch housed in the historic Post Office building on the corner of Bird & Plein Streets. Owner Jess van Dyk formerly of Franschhoek’s Protégé restaurant (La Colombe group) created a restaurant she would love to eat at. The dishes are balanced, inspired and with nostalgix South African flavours dotted here and there. I LOVE it!

Post & Pepper Restaurant, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Post & Pepper Restaurant, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Jordan – at Jordan Wine Estate (This restaurant is no longer operated by George Jardine and I have not been to it since the change).

Delaire Graff Restaurant on Delaire Graff Estate

I like nothing more than to sit on this terrace under the oak trees and gaze at the spectacular views in summer. The food ranges from casual to more fine dining-style dishes and is delicious. They have a lovely wine-tasting room in an opulent setting so you always feel quite spoilt when you go there. You can read all about the restaurant here

Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch
Delaire Graff Restuarant, Stellenbosch

The Table at De Meye

A simple 3-course set menu where all the ingredients are carefully sourced from top-quality local producers. The menu changes weekly and reflects the seasons. Everything is brought to the table and served family style. You sit outside in the shade or next to the vineyards and on wintery days they take a limited number of indoor tables. The restaurant is in its third iteration of owners, and Leigh and Brendan have maintained the excellent reputation this restaurant has always had. Expect delicious well-cooked but simple fare adding a few special touches. It’s been a favourite of mine for the longest time.

The Table at De Meye, Stellenbosch, Cape Town
The Table at De Meye, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

The Kraal

This country eatery on Joostenberg Wine Estate is only open on weekends with a superb weekly set menu. The food is served family-style in their outside courtyard. See the full review & details of how to book (essential) here

The new Kraal restaurant on Joostenberg Wine Estate
The new Kraal restaurant on Joostenberg Wine Estate


The Tokara restaurant is now under the helm of Head chef Carolize Coetzee and the menu is produce-driven with ties to traditional South African cooking (recipes, ingredients, techniques). Tokara is a truly beautiful restaurant/wine estate with breathtaking views over Stellenbosch. 

Tokara Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
The TOKARA spring menu 2019

Tokara Deli

If you are looking for a lighter meal or breakfast in the Winelands this is a beautiful restaurant with a gorgeous view. 

Tokara Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Kleine Zalze restaurant

A reinvented restaurant under culinary consultant Nic van Wyk, you can expect an innovative small plate menu alongside a few classic dishes. I can highly recommend this and love the wine.

Spek & Bone

If you find yourself looking for a casual spot for lunch or supper in Stellenbosch town, Spek and Bone is another of Bertus Basson’s restaurants and offers a small plate menu in a wine bar environment. Tucked away in a historic building next to Oom Samie se Winkle it is very quaint and well worth a visit.


La Petite Colombe

Amongst my favourite fine dining restaurants in South Africa, this stunning spot in La Quartier Francaise is a must-visit for a top-end dining experience in Franschhoek. You can read all about their 2018 Winter menu here

2019 Spring menu

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek
La Petite Colombe winter menu


A beautiful fine dining restaurant at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. The menu is a tasting menu (full or reduced) with or without wine pairing and is outstanding. 


This is a small plates casual fine dining restaurant at Le Quartier Francaise. The food is flavour-packed and inspiring.


Die Werf Restaurant on Boschendal Wine Estate

Die Werf Restaurant on Boschendal Wine Estate

I love this beautiful restaurant and the honest farm-to-fork food philosophy of the estate. Make sure you make time to take a wander through their lovely kitchen garden. If you are looking for something more casual they have a lovely deli that also sells amazing produce from the farm. Their summer picnics are legendary too.

Die Werf Restaurant , Boschendal

Chefs Warehouse Maison

This is Liam Tomlins’s latest Chef’s warehouse restaurant now in the old Kitchen at Maison space. Beautiful and edgy food in a lovely restored old house overlooking vineyards. Highly recommended.


FABER restaurant at Avondale Wine Estate in Paarl

SCAPE at Vrymansfontein

A stylish country eatery on the new Vrymansfontein Farm & honspitality hub of Vondeling wines. Small and large sharing plates are on the menu that is Mediterranean inspired, produce forward and delicious. All served family style. There are exquisete views from every corner and this is a lovely additin to the area.

SCAPE at Vrymansfontein in Paarl
SCAPE at Vrymansfontein in Paarl


I have eaten in the restaurant and it’s a totally unique and lovely dining experience but complicated to get into as a non-resident. They block book most of their tables for their hotel guests, but if you are prepared to take a chance you can put your name down and hope that from about 1.30pm onwards tables will become available. They do take bookings from 2 months in advance if you are planning ahead. A walk through their gardens is an absolute must either way for any visitor. I’ve put it under Paarl because it’s actually located in Paarl although it’s often classified as being in Franschhoek. It’s located on the way to Franschhoek from Cape Town.

You can read all about my stay in 2021 here.

The Fynbos Cottages, Babylonstoren, Western Cape
Babel, Babylonstoren, Franschhoek


Chorus a new restaurant by Bertus Bason has opened at Waterkloof. I still need to visit.


Farm Eatery at Diemersdal

Diemersdal Wine Estate, Durbanville, South Africa


I haven’t covered the Overberg region before but I do have 2 places I can highly recommend if you are in the area

Farro at Gabrielskloof – I love this restaurant run by a husband and wife team on Gabrielskloof Wine Estate. The menu is modern European in inspiration with a focus on excellent produce from the area. They are open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. 

The Melting Pot

After running a pop-up and then a restaurant in the city for a short time before Covid, John van Zyl and his partner Sage opened up the Pool restaurant space at Oak Valley Wine Estate in Grabouw (Elgin). I have been following (and eating) their journey all along and simply LOVE the food they make. An evolving small plates menu inspired by SE Asian cuisine but with a few classics. Their chicken burger is amongst the best I’ve eaten and worthy of a trip. They now also have a stand at the Time Out Market in the V & A and I love it.


Paternoster, West Coast, Western Cape

A bit further afield but if you find yourself in Paternoster up the West Coast visit:


Hyper-local Strandveld dining experience by acclaimed chef Kobus van der Merwe. A unique and very special dining experience.

Noisy Oyster

This is another must-visit when in Paternoster. A convivial local eatery with amazing oysters. 

Best places for fancy drinks

The Silo Rooftop bar (reservations required for non-hotel guests) or the Williston Bar at the Silo Hotel

The Planet Bar at the Mount Nelson

The Vista Lounge at the One & Only

Best place for casual drinks

Athletics club and social – my favourite bar in CT

House of Machines – A great local bar for live music, excellent cocktails and a bit of a vibe

The Dark Horse on Kloof Street. A fun local pub-style bar

Dust & Dynamite – A proper old cowboy saloon in Caledon Street in the Eastern Precinct of Cape Town

Hanks Old Irish – on Heritage Square Bree Street (next to Love Thy Neighbour)

The Power & The Glory – Kloof Nek Roa

The secret gin bar behind Honest Chocolate (Wale Street)

La Perla in Sea Point

Favourite Bakeries

Paris Cape Town

Jason’s Bakery in Green Point

Coco Safar in Sea Point

Fave casual eateries for a burger, hot dog, drink etc

Clarkes on Bree

Jerry’s Burger joint 

Jason’s Bakery

Free Bird for the best chicken burgers

Favourite Portuguese Eateries

Diaz Tavern – this is my number one preferred Portuguese restaurant and I am a regular here.

Vasco De Gama Taverna (otherwise known as Vascos) in Green Point is another good option. Excellent prego’s

Fabrica do Prego – Silwood Centre Rondebosch & Mojo Market in Sea Point.

Tonis on Kloof – I love the peri peri prawns here

Best ice cream

Unframed on Kloof Street (totally amazing)

The Creamery

Favourite casual Asian and Dim Sum

Bao Down

South China Dim Sum Bar

Tomsins in Bree Stree – booking is essential as it is a tiny space

He Sheng in Sea Point (great value dim sum in my hood)

Obi – Long Street

Best sushi

Kyoto Sushi Garden

Nobu – The One & Only

12A at the 12 Apostles Hotel

Willoughby & Co – V & A Waterfront


Best Tea

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Best Breakfasts

Four & Twenty (Wynberg)

Bistro 1682

Olympia Cafe


The Loading Bay

Jason’s Bakery

The Foodbarn Deli

Kleinsky’s Deli

Tasha’s – V&A Waterfront

Tasha’s Constantia Village

Favourite Italian Restaurants

Osteria Tarantino – De Waterkant (small and owner-run – must make a reservation)

Magica Roma in Pinelands – is somewhat of an institution everything has remained the same here for decades.

A Tavolla in Claremont – is consistently very good.

Best Food Markets

Oranjezicht City Farmers Market at Granger Bay – – every Saturday and Sunday 9am – 2pm. In summer they are open on a Wednesday evening too. This is my preferred farmers market as it is local and less busy than the Biscuit Mill which gets unbearably busy

OZCF Market, Cape Town, Food, Market, Oranjezicht city farm market,

The Time Out Market at the V&A

This is a world class market and part of the international Time Out franchise that sees this concept in cities such as Lisbon, Montreal, New York and Barcelona. Local chefs. I absolutley love it. Its quite busy and everything is self service so this is not a relaxed ining expereince. Its good for a quick bite and an opportunity to expereince a few local chefs food and local wines.

Highlights for me are Bertus Basons De Vrije Burger and the best chips ever. I love the Seafood offering from The Melting Pot. Vusi Ndlovu brings in Africa with his fire cooking concept. He also owns the Boma on Bree (if you are looking for a few more African flavours).

Neighbourgoods Market at the Biscuit Mill – This market is the most famous Cape Town food market and definitely worth visiting if you haven’t been and for tourists visiting the city. They have some amazing food producers, it just gets unbearably busy, especially over the holidays. To avoid the hectic rush, best to go really early. It has become a vibe now with music and Dj’s.

Hout Bay Market This is a lively and popular lifestyle market in Hout Bay Harbour with a good vibe over the weekend.

Best Pizza

Pizza Connection in Woodstock – Expect authentic Napoli and Roman-style pizzas created by a passionate Italian owner. 

Col’caccio – in the Foreshore. I’m a fan of their vast menu and very thin-based pizzas. I love the Foreshore branch (also the first).

Massimo’s in Hout Bay- Haven’t been for ages because I don’t live anywhere nearby, but this used to be a fave.

Best fast food

If you are looking for fast food with higher-grade ingredients and free-range meat try:

Free Bird

****NB  I will not allow comments on this post from people trying to promote other restaurants. I am not looking for further suggestions to those that are mentioned here. 

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  1. Fabulous! Thanks Sam. We don’t know Cape Town very well and will be there in November. Just what we needed.

  2. Sandy goldberg says:

    Page bookmarked. Going to go through this list one-by-one!

  3. This is a fabulous, comprehensive list. Will save it for next time I’m in Cape Town! Thank you.

  4. Hi! Thanks for mentioning Hallelujah here! Please note we are open on Saturday nights again since the beginning of the year ?.

  5. Thanks for letting me know Emma, I have updated.

  6. Great list thanks. you have to try all the excellent restaurants in and around stanford to complete this list. It’s becoming a gourmet destination.

  7. Liz Whitton says:

    Fantastic guide and experiences and information.Many thanks

  8. Awesome thanks for doing this! Some of my favourite restaurants and some I am definitely going to investigate

  9. What an amazing post! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this!

  10. Thanks Peter and I hope you get to visit soon.

  11. Great list! It’s as if I had written it myself, as it’s got all my favorites on it. One or two I haven’t tried that I will check out, thanks.

  12. Best places for coffee in Cape Town? I have my favorites but would love your feedback in case there are any I am missing!

  13. Hi Simone, I should have mentioned that there are no coffee shop recommendations because I don’t drink coffee so don’t feel like I can honestly recommend them. Sorry.

  14. Ilana Silverman says:

    Great list, Sam:)..have tried many and they are superb!!! Who, in your opinion, does the best afternoon tea, please? Many thanks!!

  15. Hi IIana, I’m still going to add in the best high teas, but for now I would say The Mount Nelson, One & Only and The Cape Grace.

  16. Thanks so much Brigitte

  17. Fantastic!!! But what about the best scones??

  18. Hi Diane, no idea as I haven’t done research into this specific baked item 🙂

  19. HI Lotter, thanks so much for your comment, but as mentioned in my post, Im not publishing comments that promote other restaurants. I have been flooded with people spamming this post with THEIR recommendations whereas this is my guide.

  20. Thank you for this list makes choosing a restaurant for date night so much easier!

  21. It’s a pleasure enjoy!

  22. Brooke Irving says:

    Hey Sam. Great list, thanks, will definitely help at the guest house. Someone commented about destinations in Stanford, did you explore that at all or could i somehow get a hold of that lady, Helen? We are going there for a girl’s weekend and want to see what is still open in May. Thanks!!

  23. HI Brooke. My fave place in Stanford has closed down – it was Mariannas and it was brillliant (the only place I ever went to). I will ask my friend who has a house there what they can recommend. I think GRootbos is nice to visit – a beautiful property not sure about the food these days as ate there ages ago

  24. Todd (@cheesytodd) says:

    This list is awesome, wife and I are en route to SA right now, really appreciate you putting this together! If you’re ever in the states we’d be happy to point you in the direction of some great grub to reciprocate 🙂

  25. Thanks Todd and enjoy!

  26. Michael Olivier says:

    Sam, such a comprehensive list, one really needs no more. Each chosen by someone who really knows her way around food. Love, Michael

  27. Thanks, Michael, can you imagine how many calories I have consumed to get to this article 🙂

  28. Brilliant post ! Thanks so much. My mouth was salivating as I read through …

  29. Thanks Ulrich

  30. Jacque Taylor says:

    So grateful for this incredible guide.My husband and I love restaurants and food in general and I’ve found it very frustrating in the past having to sift through a number of very average places when we could be eating in a great place!!

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