Athlone Contemporary restaurant
Mugg & Bean is a relaxed, cosy restaurant and coffee shop that is ideal for a family dinner, business lunch, or a catching up with friends over a delicious cup of coffee. It is renowned for its famous bottomless coffee and giant muffins.
The extensive menu caters for everyone, including vegans and vegetarians. The breakfast menu has everything from a typical South African farm breakfast to New Orleans French Toast and a Designer Omelette. There is a variety of sandwiches to choose from, as well as gourmet burgers, salads and soups.
There is also a large selection of traditional favourties such as lasagne, steak, chops and ribs. The special kids’ menu offers everything from potatoes, to steak to milk and cookies. It is sure to leave the little ones satisfied.
Restaurants near Athlone
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Pinelands Italian restaurant
Pinelands (2.1 km from Athlone)
Pizzeria Villiagio is much loved by local diners. This bustling restaurant is filled with warmth and laughter, as well as the mouthwatering flavours of Italian cuisine. Expect classic Italian fare and ‘to die for’ thin-based pizzas, layered with fresh, imaginative toppings.
Try the Villagio Burger with caramelized onions, rich mushroom reduction, salad greens and fresh tomatoes. The panini's, fresh salads and homemade pastas are also recommended. The well-priced wine list pairs well with the menu and complements most dishes.
The restaurant offers al fresco dining for sauntering summer afternoons and evenings, whilst the cosy interior is perfect for warm winter nights, pizza and gorgeous red wine. A wide variety of vegetarian options are also offered.
If it is a social, relaxed environment you want, give this tried and tested old favourite a try.
Pinelands Organic restaurant
Pinelands (2.2 km from Athlone)
Millstone is in an exceptional country-style setting. The restaurant/cafe is open from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
The garden has a a great tree house for the kids and the quiet atmosphere is exactly what any parent needs. Millstone also caters for children's parties.
Have some delicious coffee or fresh orange juice with a wholesome meal. The cafe sells organic products and the bread is made in a wood-fired oven. Try some homemade jams and preserves.
Cape Town Indian restaurant
Cape Town (2.3 km from Athlone)
This unique Indian restaurant serves up dishes that bursts with tradition, authenticity and flavour. One experiences real passion that goes into every meal and this is partly because this gem just outside Cape Town is owner-run and managed. The food is prepared in traditional Tandoor ovens, adding to the flavour and authenticity and ensuring that all the succulent juices remain and marry to complement the fresh ingredients used.
Pinelands Seafood restaurant
Pinelands (2.4 km from Athlone)
Located along Logan Way, Joe Fish leans towards an Ango/Gallic fish eatery, with a nice and cosy feel and sumptuous menu.
Try the delightfully light hake fish cakes, or the heavenly calamari tentacles in a crumbly batter, or the lightly curried snoek cakes.
For an irresistible mouthful of pleasure try the hush puppies (fat succulent battered prawns) and the prawn poppers (jalapeno peppers stuffed with prawns).
The fresh line fish is FRESH and has never been frozen. The only thing frozen is the ice cream served with a delightful portion of deep-fried Mars Bar.
Joe Fish preserves and serves free-range poultry and share part of the SASSI initiate.
Cape Town South African restaurant
Cape Town (2.5 km from Athlone)
There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings.
Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.
Mowbray Italian restaurant
Mowbray (2.5 km from Athlone)
Imagine thin crust, perfectly balanced cheese ratio topped with fresh, well-matched ingredients, cooked to crispy perfection!
The latest creations spill off the blackboard accompanied by a standard wine list and various other choices alongside pizza.
Pinelands Deli restaurant
Pinelands (2.5 km from Athlone)
Located at the Oude Molen Eco Village, Millstone Cafe is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, an enchanting experience set in natural surrounds.
The lovely garden setting sets the mood with fresh summery alfresco dining, allowing children to play and be free in the fairytale tree house.
The menu brims with delights and indulgences such as breads straight from the wood fired oven, great coffees, freshly squeezed juices, homemade preserves and wholesome snacks and meals using organic garden produce.
Mowbray Asian restaurant
Mowbray (2.5 km from Athlone)
The emphasis is on health with additive and MSG free meals brimming with fresh, seasonal produce.
The interior is cosy and warm, muted lighting and homely ambiance add to the warm and sublime dining experience.
Unique tables imported directly from Korea come in the form of stovetop tables. Guests can select and cook their own meals, a fantastic experience for family and friends.
The Stove Top Meals include various options such as the Kimchi-Jeongol - a spicy stew consisting of pork, kimchi and tofu, Mix-Jeongol - a spicy stew consisting of ham, bacon, red beans, tofu and vegetables in a beef stock or the Bulgogi - thin succulent slices of beef, mushrooms and vegetables marinated in soy sauce and served with fresh vegetables and steamed rice.
Alternatively diners can choose form the menu with a great selection of starters such as the steamed and fried dumplings, followed by a hearty main meal of seafood-pa-jun (a Korean style, kneaded, pancake topped with spring onions, carrots, onions, prawns, calamari, mussels and crabstick).
Park’s Menu Korean Restaurant is an exciting and healthy alternative to traditional dining and is a must try experience for all the friends and family.
Mowbray Asian restaurant
Mowbray (2.6 km from Athlone)
Roseberry is a simply decorated Asian restaurant in Mowbray. Its white-washed tables and chairs and sunny interior provide a great place to have a bite to eat in the afternoon and watch the outside world go by. The restaurant is transformed into a cosy space when night falls.
The food only receives great remarks, especially the reasonably priced freshly made sushi and the tempura rolls. The quality is great and always consistent – a place where first-time guests will end up being regulars.
The Asian dishes incorporate all the regular, and tasty, dishes with a score of stir fries, curries and soups, as well as everyone’s favourite starters of spring rolls and prawn crackers. The curries are mainly of Thai origin. And of course you can always order your Chinese Chop Suey and end the meal with something sweet.
The dishes have great flavours and will have you coming back for more but during the busier times it is best to be patient because quality takes time.
Monday from 17h30 to 22h00 for sushi and buffet only;
Tuesday to Sunday from 12h00 to 22h00.
Mowbray Mexican restaurant
Mowbray (2.7 km from Athlone)
Experience the warmest welcome from friendly, attentive staff that instantly makes you feel like a regular at The Fat Cactus, Mowbray.
Mexican and American fare in hearty portions is the order of the day. The burgers are a must. Other options include burritos, enchiladas, nachos and quesadillas – all served with beans, salsa and sour cream on the side.
The beverages are an event by themselves, with a great selection of tequila-based drinks and the best frozen margaritas around, available by the glass or jug.
A truly friendly place with staff and regulars making new patrons feel at home and welcomed, the Fat Cactus is the place to be for great food, great people and a superb atmosphere.
Mowbray American restaurant
Mowbray (2.7 km from Athlone)
On a Roll is exactly what it says – hot dogs! Of all kinds. This retro restaurant serves it up for the meat eaters, vegetarians and kiddies. The gourmet hot dogs are served with classic French fries plus there are other yummy sides to choose from like corn on the cob with chilli butter. On a Roll is unique and a must for every walk of life. And the jukebox literally rocks.
Tuesday to Saturday from 12h00 until late;
Sunday from 12h00 until chef’s has enough.
Cape Town South African restaurant
Cape Town (2.8 km from Athlone)
Located in Belgravia Road Wembly Roadhouse welcomes families and friends to enjoy their myriad of choices ranging from light meals to tasty grills.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; toasted sandwiches to burgers, curries to succulent grills, chilli bites to traditional samoosas and the freshest fruit juices.
The big attraction here is the Whopper! Prime steak cuts, marinated in original spices on a freshly baked bun, topped with salads, fit for hearty appetites.
Mowbray Fusion restaurant
Mowbray (2.9 km from Athlone)
Original paintings adorn olive coloured walls, heightened by a bamboo ceiling and iron candelabras.
The roaring fireplace adds warmth and homely ambiance during winter and the outdoor leafy setting embraces summer and spring.
The menu touches upon Asian specialties, Mediterranean dishes, Thai and South African fusion.
Think lamb shank and chicken pie, tom yum soup and Moroccan couscous salad.
A standard wine list and boutique wines compliment the flavours and ambiance at this delightful eatery in Mowbray.
Rosebank - CT Bistro restaurant
Rosebank - CT (3.1 km from Athlone)
Fraiche Ayres is a quaint bistro hidden in Roasebank, Cape Town. The restaurant offers homemade and wholesome meals. The Lazzara coffee is also a bonus. Customers can choose from freshly prepared meals made from seasonal ingredients. For a light snack one can opt for an open sandwich, summer salad or one of the traditional quiches. This is a great breakfast spot on those wispy summer days. End it off with homemade cakes or scones. Fraiche Ayres is open from Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 to 16:30 and on Sundays from 9:00 to 16:30. The bistro has won an excellence award for service.
City Bowl International restaurant
City Bowl (3.1 km from Athlone)
Nurtured through painstaking restoration in a building dating back to 1902, the character breathers throughout the space, leading into several inter leading rooms, heightened by high ceilings and parquet flooring to create a statement that exudes elegant grandeur.
The jaw dropping surrounds and sophisticated menu is aimed at the more refined palate offering choices such as cheese soufflé served with herbs and mustard cream, Duck served with a traditional orange sauce.
The restaurant shares space with a bookshop and art gallery showcasing the most exquisite art.
Browse masterpieces before indulging in fine cuisine at 6 Spin Street and experience fine dining at its best.
Langa (3.2 km from Athlone)
This eclectic and authentic African restaurant is situated in Langa, one of the townships of Cape Town. Not only do they offer a surprisingly stylish setting, but an African experience not to be forgotten. The restaurant serves buffet lunches and dinners that mixes true African cuisine with international flavours. They also put on an amazing High Tea.
Claremont Bistro restaurant
Claremont (3.3 km from Athlone)
This beautiful vintage restaurant has a distinct Victorian-style interior that exudes class and elegance. The ambience is warm and inviting and lends itself to good food and conversation.
The menu is changed every season to optimize the quality of produce and the feel and taste of the food. Start the day with a hearty breakfast like 'classic bacon and eggs made mom's way', traditional eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce on an English muffin or a delectable breakfast wrap filled with bacon, scrambled eggs, rocket, fresh tomato and pesto. There are even some imaginative vegetarian options like mushrooms, avo and sundried tomato on baked bread and warm rosemary halloumi, avo, mushrooms, tomatoes and pesto on baked bread.
For lunch, try a gourmet chicken or beef burger served with a salad or a baked potato, or a yummy pasta with the sauce of the day.
The restaurant also serves as a venue for high teas, weddings, baby showers and other special events.
Claremont Burgers restaurant
Claremont (3.4 km from Athlone)
Why write about a burger joint? It doesn't seem so odd if the burgers are more like a work of art than a meal.
3rd Hudsons are really onto a recipe for success. Great service, great portions and great fresh ingredients is at the order of the day. The best ground meats are selected and it is claimed to contain more than 20 % less fat than normal. The toppings are freshly made as well and include traditional favourites as well as more exciting options. Be sure to try the mint and jalapeno salsa, in itself an explosion of flavours. How does a perfectly cooked patty topped with tomato relish, biltong dust, chilli cream cheese and sliced battered jalapeno rings sound? Too good to be true? Not here.
The relaxed sense of humor on the menu is very refreshing and the Ba-rack-o-lama, or La Di Dah (with ostrich meat) are examples of this. For vegetarians they offer a delicious chick pea and lentil burger with fresh goat's cheese and avo.
This is a must-try and must-repeat experience.
Rondebosch French restaurant
Rondebosch (3.4 km from Athlone)
A place for gentle conversation, indulgence and relaxation, this hidden gem in Rondebosch delivers uncompromising food.
Small and intimate dining spaces lean toward cosy comfort with walls dressed in curios art collections and a relaxed ambiance.
Utterly superb cuisine with excellent wine list compliments dishes such as the Chateaubriand or tempting duck.
Starters remain elegant and simple such as asparagus or pan-fried mushroom with rich, delicate, and dominated by chocolate deserts.
Rondebosch International restaurant
Rondebosch (3.5 km from Athlone)
The décor invites relaxation and informality; the modern interior working seamlessly with the stainless steal chandeliers.
The well-balanced menu brims with food expertly prepared, using the highest quality food.
Try the brown mushroom baked with roasted vegetables, parmesan and basil pesto or the half a free-range, deboned duck slow-roasted with a Van der Hum orange sauce and the delicious crème brûlee with a fruit base.
Al’s Place enjoys catering for all palates and offers something to be enjoyed by everyone.