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American Corndogs in Century City

American Corndogs

Century City American restaurant in Century City

A visit to Canal Walk Shopping Centre is not a visit to Canal Walk Shopping Centre without stopping for at least one American corn dog. The corn dog is arguably America's most popular 'meat-on-a-stick'. It is made by taking a delicious sausage, impaling it on a not-so-delicious stick, covering it in corn flour, and obviously deep frying it until it has a beautiful, golden brown colour. Try a peanut butter cup and a very American Dr Pepper or Cherry Coke with it and you'll feel as close as can be to the stars and stripes. This wacky take away outlet is situated right in the middle of the food court and is open 24 hours - very American indeed. This little gem is something to experience.

Baran's Restaurant in Cape Town

Baran's Restaurant

Cape Town Kurdish restaurant in Cape Town

Kick back in the restaurant sampling traditional Kurdish dishes surrounded by authentic décor and ambiance. The menu caters breakfast, lunch and dinners, offering unusual and less familier choices that brim with taste and flavour. Try a Kurdish breakfast laden with a boiled egg, beef sausage, fried tomato, feta cheese, black olives and bread with jam. The Mesopotamia breakfast offers fried eggs with cheese on toasted pita bread. A health breakfast, consisting of fruit salad with yoghurt, nuts and honey, or a selection of croissants can also be ordered if you are a little less adventurous. Light snacks come in a number of choices and lunchtime or evening dishes with a wide selection. Pizza can be enjoyed with a twist sampling the Pides (Kurdish pizza) and include vegetable, cheese, chicken, lamb as well as lamb, feta and spinach. Main course dishes such as Iskender (roast lamb on layered pide bread), lamb guvech (lamb cooked with spiced chilli and spinach) and the exotic lamb curry secure an authentic taste of the Middle East. Round off your meal with tradition desserts such as the oven sutlach (creamy rice pudding) or oven baklava with imported pistachio and walnuts, served with ice-cream or yoghurt.
 Relax after dinner enjoying a shisha in the lounge or experience authentic belly dancing or related shows in the inter-leading theatre. Baron’s Restaurant is a delightful, authentic and mouthwatering experience.

Beefcakes in Green Point

Beefcakes

Green Point American restaurant in Green Point

Located along Somerset Road in Green Point, Beefcakes is friendly, fun and on the ball. The décor uplifts with colour and flamboyant attitude starting with pink Flamingo wallpaper, disco balls, feathers and a pimped pink piano patiently waiting on the next performance. Step back in time and discover food that brims with fun, simplicity and indulgent pleasure with wildly entertaining and 50’s fun American burger bar ambiance. The tongue in cheek menu twists and teases with burgers of all shapes and tastes and flavours even offering a ‘build your own burger’ to eager patrons. Take delight in burgers such as Buffy the Hamburger Slayer’ - a gooey mound of bacon, cheddar and beef or the chili string of the Willy Burger. Tables host perfect burgers, well priced wines and cocktails and infectious fun all topped by sequined cowboy hats and live entertainment nights such as ‘Drag Queen, Thursdays’, and ‘Bitchy Bingo, Tuesdays.’

Buena Vista Social Cafe in Somerset West

Buena Vista Social Cafe

Somerset West Cuban restaurant in Somerset West

Set in a rustic old farmhouse and with superb views from every side is the Buena Vista Social Cafe, Somerset West. Diners may also choose to eat outside in a pretty hacienda-style area. The cuisine is primarily Cuban with tantalising tapas and a wine list that perfectly accompanies the dishes. For a wonderful Cuban dining experience in cosy and welcoming surroundings, Buena Vista Social Cafe excels!

Buena Vista Social Club in V and A Waterfront

Buena Vista Social Club

V and A Waterfront Cuban restaurant in V and A Waterfront

Buena Visa Social Cafe near Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront is a Cuban themed restaurant and bar. Its authentic decor is eclectic, with a touch of shabby chic this combined with Cuban and Latino beats, Cuban inspired menu and great friendly service combined transport visitors to Havana -the Buena Vista Social Cafe a popular destination for Capetonians, as well as international visitors. The menu has been designed around traditional Cuban, Central American and Caribbean fare, with a heavy Mediterranean influence too. There is a varied tapas menu, with both hot and cold dishes to choose from, including a meze platter, piquant jalapenos chilli poppers, scrumptious chicken skewers and flambéed chorizo. There is also a wide selection of Mexican favourites on the Comidas menu, all with a Cuban twist, such as the Chicken Churasco, which is grilled chicken breast with guacamole and salsa on traditional toasted Cuban flat bread. The Buena Vista Social Cafe is also famous for this meat and seafood. The beef is SA grain fed super beef, aged for 21 days. The Lamb Al Ron, a house speciality, is delicious slices of roasted lamb flambéed in a creamy, Cuban rum sauce. The sea fare includes Cuban inspired linefish, fresh from off the boats and an indulgent seafood platter. The piece de resistance is the Cuban paella – a traditional rice dish with a generous selection of seafood, including prawns. The dish is packed with flavours and made to an authentic recipe; the paella is a fabulous feast!

Clarke's Bar and Dining Room in City Centre

Clarke's Bar and Dining Room

City Centre American restaurant in City Centre

Clarke's offers a range of American dishes, accompanied by craft beers and a small wine list. They work hard to use the best quality ingredients including meat from Bill Riley Meats, and it really shows in their food. Open Monday and Tuesday from 07:00 - 17:00 Wednesday to Friday from 07:00 - 02:00 Saturday 08:00 - 02:00

Cougar Lounge in Bellville

Cougar Lounge

Bellville Cuban restaurant in Bellville

This stylish new lounge and restaurant on the popular Edward Street strip in Bellville offers an great quality food in a vibrant and bustling atmosphere. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu definitely does not disappoint on variety. Enjoy one of their amazing pizzas with a beer, a cocktail or wine of your choice. The cuisine is simple yet tasty with Cuban inspired flavours and presentation. This hot spot frequently hosts live music events, and on some nights, Dj's that will make you want to dance until closing time. Enjoy an awesome hubbly or a delicate cigar to top off your evening. The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am until am, on Saturdays from 9 am until 4 am and on Sundays from 9 am until 2 am. Whether it is a delicious breakfast, a lazy, wine-paired lunch or a dinner and night on the town you prefer, Cougar Lounge offers it all.

Down South Food Bar in City Bowl

Down South Food Bar

City Bowl American restaurant in City Bowl

Nestled along the vibrant Long Street, this modern sleek eatery delights with finger licking and lip smacking dishes straight from South America. The menu bursts with moreish snacks such as barbequed ribs; fried chicken and Jambalaya served with sides of crisp French fries, cheesy grits or whipped mashed potatoes. Feast sarmies washed down with a cold brewski or two and seduce your sweet tooth with the iconic Mississippi mud pie.

Keenwa in City Bowl

Keenwa

City Bowl American restaurant in City Bowl

Located along Waterkant Street, Keenwa invites exploration and relaxation in a low-key setting. Experience flavours from the country characterized by fresh, light and easy-to-eat flavours. For a starter try the ceviche – fish marinated in limejuice, sprinkled with chillies, prawns and passion fruit, or warm your palate with baby potatoes with a creamy feta and chilli sauce. Mains feature succulent beef schnitzel with fried banana on a bed of beans and rice topped with a fried egg or Quinoa (pronounced keenwa) salads. For something sweet, try alfajores, a very sweet shortbread biscuit filled with manjar blanco (a milky caramel). Experience the Americas at Keenwa in the City Bowl.

Knife in Century City

Knife

Century City American restaurant in Century City

The interior soothes and relaxes with dark wooden polished floors, raw concrete pillars and face brick walls heightened with carved wooden plaques and rich oxblood red leather booths extending privacy with high backrests. The menu goes full throttle into American favourites like buffalo chicken wings with blue-cheese sauce and prawn gumbo for starters. Meat offerings make a grand performance from tender Chalmar steaks, flame-grilled to perfection and smokey, barbequed baby-back ribs. Meat platters make dining easy for those who cannot decide piled high with thin-cut French fries, crispy onion rings, corn on the cob and a selection of signature meats served with a tangy wholegrain mustard sauce. Round off your meal with a baked cheesecake or the key-lime pie and a nice bottle of wine.

Mesopotamia in Cape Town

Mesopotamia

Cape Town Kurdish restaurant in Cape Town

The décor swoons heavily draped tapestries, kelms and woven carpets lit by pretty coloured lampshades and plump cushions scattered around low copper tables. Relax, kick back and soak up the ambiance enjoying wine from the extensive wine list and delighs such as lahana (cabbage leaves stuffed with mussels, spicy rice, nuts, currants and cinnamon) and kizartma (fried brinjal with green pepper, baby marrow and garlic yoghurt) are fabulous, as is puree (potato with chicken fillet breast, spring onion and garlic). Experience that taste of Kurdish tradition at Mesopotamia Kurdish Restaurant.

Neighbourhood in Cape Town

Neighbourhood

Cape Town American restaurant in Cape Town

The ambiance welcomes with a home-away-from-home feeling, with comfortable seating, low lighting and shelves of books, enjoyed with a glass of wine, curled up on the couch. The menu works well with drinks and social get-togethers and offers the likes of chilli poppers, chicken wings (in three flavours), nachos and more with full meals on offer and an array of waffle desserts. Sit on the large balcony overlooking Long Street, sipping a cocktail and indulging in some table snacks; a great social hangout spot. Neighbourhood is a unique and interesting spot perfect for a meal, relaxing or festive celebrations.

On a Roll in Mowbray

On a Roll

Mowbray American restaurant in Mowbray

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. Operating Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12h00 until late; Sunday from 12h00 until chef’s has enough.

Starlight Diner in Bellville

Starlight Diner

Bellville American restaurant in Bellville

Located in Belville, this casual diner caters for business diners, families and lazy get-togethers. Dine on the patio or within the 50’s inspired décor, complete with dining booths and a trip through nostalgia. The menu proffers global and international cuisine with a touch of American including weekly specials. But their trademark meal is by far the wholesome, hearty burger. Expect pure beef patties, layered with Yankee doodle, cheese, bacon and cheese, Mexican, hula (with pineapple ring) and chilli chicken. The service is friendly and efficient and wine list limited, serving by bottle and glass.

Trenchtown in Observatory

Trenchtown

Observatory American restaurant in Observatory

The menu caters for a wide variety of palates, with a festive and lively take on alfresco dining and delicious cuisine. Expect live bands on Thursdays and Fridays and a popular beach setting enjoyed by all to compliment your visit. Ideal for birthdays, festive celebrations or intimate celebrations, Trenchtown is a popular spot for locals and foreigners alike.

 

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