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6 Spin Street Restaurant in City Bowl

6 Spin Street Restaurant

City Bowl International restaurant in City Bowl

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.

Bistro 1682 in Tokai

Bistro 1682

Tokai International restaurant in Tokai

With spectacular mountain views across Steenberg vineyards, Constantia Valley and False Bay, Bistro 1682 boasts an interactive dining experience in a setting that flows from open spaces to indigenous gardens surrounded by reflective water features and floating glass bridges. Enjoy a complete multi-sensory experience that entices you to stay and relax savouring every delicious mouthful while refreshing the palate with delectable wines straight from the state-of-the-art Steenberg wine cellar. This 70 seater bistro offers a unique raw bar and counter seating experience alongside their menu with temptingly delicious morsels of raw cuisine such as sashimi, gravadlax, ceviche and oysters to mention a few. With so much variety and flavour at hand Bistro 1682 captivates the palate with a feast of senses while remaining interesting, healthy and true to the concept of raw food dining. Bistro 1682’s warm and welcoming ambience makes it the perfect place to linger and relax. Enjoy the awe inspiring scenery coupled with modern sophistication and delectable food, your visit to Bistro 1682 will see returning again and again and again.

Cape Town Hotel School Restaurant  in Sea Point

Cape Town Hotel School Restaurant

Sea Point International restaurant in Sea Point

With sweeping views over the Atlantic Ocean, perched right on the waters edge, Cape Town Hotel School Restaurant offers any occasion dining in a fine and elegant setting. Award winning chefs create masterpieces of fine cuisine, while diners relax and enjoy the beautiful setting and mouth-watering cuisine. Located along Beach Road in Mouille Point, Cape Town Hotel School Restaurant is a must-try for discerning palates.

Cheyne's in Cape Town

Cheyne's

Cape Town International restaurant in Cape Town

Owner and chef Cheyne seduces with a modern, chic and cool approach to cooking that caters for simple and relaxed palates. Mega stars like Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Eric Clapton have savoured Cheyne’s delights and now regular foodies flock to enjoy the flavours from the kitchen style restaurant. Located along Bree Street, Cheyne’s redefines dining with simplicity and coolness.

Dutch East Restaurant in Franschhoek

Dutch East Restaurant

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

The Dutch East Restaurant finds its home in the historic French Hugenot settlement town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Easily one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, Franschhoek has also earned the reputation of being the culinary capital of the country. The Dutch East, with its fusion of traditional Dutch and eastern influence offerings, stands out as a unique eatery in a predominantly French cuisine environment. The restaurant is relaxed and upmarket. The earthy interior manages to achieve a clean, minimalist simplicity in its décor that is stylish and inviting. High A-frame ceilings, red bricked walls and chandeliers set the mood. The menu aims to present food that is both appetizing to the taste buds and appealing on the eye. With the restaurant philosophy of maintaining and complimenting the true flavour of the main ingredient of the dish by preparing it fresh and simply, Dutch East certainly plates up dishes that are a flavoursome feast for the senses. Menu options include the likes of Seared Tuna with black sesame halva and a soy emulsion with whipped mango for starters, Lamb Shoulder with spinach cream, crackling and corn bites for mains and Fried Milk Tart with whipped cream and berry compote for dessert.

Franschhoek Kitchen in Franschhoek

Franschhoek Kitchen

Franschhoek International restaurant in Franschhoek

Dishes are influenced by the seasons and the flavours are evident with each mouthful. Cradled in the Holden Manz Wine Estate, diners enjoy mouth-watering meals alfresco, amidst vines or within the cosy dining room. Meals resemble homemade dishes, created with simplicity and pureness only achieved from harvesting produce in your own garden. All vegetables and fruits are sourced from the estates own garden while additional produce is sourced from local suppliers. Pamper the palate with international cuisine in a relaxed and idyllic setting in the heart of Franschhoek vally.

Harbour House in V and A Waterfront

Harbour House

V and A Waterfront International restaurant in V and A Waterfront

Harbour House masters the art of understated elegance and their food follows the same trend. If it is fine dining without the overly pretentious food you're after, this is the place to be. Situated right by the water's edge with the bustle of the waterfront around you, Harbour House still exudes a relaxed, tranquil ambience. International cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean and French influence is the speciality here, but their seafood is definitely one of their more passionate endeavours. A great bar area allows patrons to let their hair down and, as for the menu, you really are spoilt for choice. This is the ideal setting for that special occasion. Booking is advised.

Jakes on Summerley in Kenilworth

Jakes on Summerley

Kenilworth International restaurant in Kenilworth

This stylish restaurant serves unpretentious dining wrapped around a shady Brazilian pepper tree for relaxed and sophisticated dining. With flavourful global cuisine on the menu, Jakes on Summerly enjoys festive dining indoors or in the covered courtyard for refreshing al-fresco dining. Cheerful and friendly Jakes serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners with culinary temptations such as black mushroom and parma-ham sandwich for lunch or salt and pepper calamari tossed in course salt and szechwan pepper for starter. A well-known institution in Cape Town, reputation has it as the place where friends and family meet and share good food around good company. What ever you decide to delight in, you can be sure of a festive dining experience at Jakes in Summerly with efficient service and good hearty food.

La Vigna in Somerset West

La Vigna

Somerset West International restaurant in Somerset West

The word lavigna means 'dweller near a vineyard' and whether they had this in mind upon christening, it certainly is apt. La Vigna is located at the Lord Charles Hotel and provides diners with an unforgettable dining experience in upmarket, yet casual surroundings. The stylish, modern interior incorporates a minimalistic approach and exudes a chic, exclusive feel. The menu is extensive and varied and include dishes like Peking duck with noable Asian flavours, as well as gourmet burgers, ideal for the ravenous. The wine cellar is next to the restaurant and a huge selection is available, catering for all tastes and levels of connoisseurs. The service strikes a fine balance between professionalism and warmth and attentiveness. Treat yourself to a culinary experience in this award-winning restaurant.

Mange Tout in Franschhoek

Mange Tout

Franschhoek International restaurant in Franschhoek

Mange Tout is the French word for ‘small peas eaten in a pod’.Also known as snow peas or directly translated the word means ‘eat everything’, this beautifully appointed restaurant gives full expression to spectacular valley views.Mange Tout is a fine dining restaurant in every aspect. The room has an elegant Provençal feel that is matched with a skilful touch and contemporary design.The menu is an ever evolving work in progress, wherever possible focussing on the finest seasonal ingredients available. The team whole-heartedly endorse environmentally friendly farming practices as well as humane free range animal rearing and much of the produce used reflects this. Wherever possible, the chef will always accommodate special requests and/or dietary requests. Vegetarians are entitled to imaginative good food and cooking as well.With choices such as ostrich carpaccio, ostrich skewers, herb jelly, sweet and sour reduction, green pea risotto, fresh peas, pea shoots, pea sorbet and pea-mint “spoom” or organic duck breast, confit duck leg cannelloni, braised lettuce, caramelized pears and Cape 5 spice jus or you’ll be hard-pressed to decide on just one. You’ll also find the chef’s choice of desserts such as granadilla soufflé, buffalo yoghurt ice cream, cream filled brandy snaps or strawberry and red wine “soup”, red wine parfait, strawberry gel and chocolate tuiles irresistible. The a la Carte menu offers a 3, 4, or 5 course menu option, complemented by an award winning selection of quality wines, imbued by the soothing tinkling of pianist Alfio Sartirana’s live music.Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 12:30 - 14:00 - Closed Monday - FridayDinner: Wednesday - Sunday 19:00 - 21:30  - Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Pepper Club on The Beach in Camps Bay

Pepper Club on The Beach

Camps Bay International restaurant in Camps Bay

Stylish décor, opulent pizzazz and fine dining sets the mood for perfectly placed dinner sunsets or lunches flanked by ocean views. The menu boasts international cuisine enjoyed with the cosmopolitan setting of Camps Bay perfect for a romantic dinner or relaxing lunch where indulgence is key and opulence pampers worthy palates.

Pierneef a la Motte in Franschhoek

Pierneef a la Motte

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

Pierneef a la Motte Restaurant’s name is inspired by the great South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Along with being able to view a collection of paintings by the legend in the restaurant, patrons can embark on a reminiscent culinary journey that explores the best of traditional Cape Winelands’ cuisine. The restaurant setting is very much Cape Dutch with a contemporary spin. The emphasis on oak furnishings along with glass vases marries the beauty of the outdoor scenery perfectly, thereby creating a relaxed and subtly sophisticated ambience. The menu is nothing short of a history lesson in the development of local traditional cooking. Expect to find the best traditional fare that is unashamedly South African. Menu items include starters of Boerbok terrine or the Koningsbrood soup. Mains serve up Pomegranate glazed Smoked Pork Belly and Impala Neck. And for dessert who can resist the Brandy Chocolate Pudding? The wine list is extensive and offers a full selection of the farm’s own as well as other overseas brands. One can indulge in a food and wine pairing at the Tasting Centre. The restaurant also has a children’s menu.

Pistachio in Durbanville

Pistachio

Durbanville International restaurant in Durbanville

Set in the heart of Durbanville, this charming and elegant dining experience captures the mood with crystal chandeliers, real napkins, beautiful décor and excellent but pricey wine list. Savour international cuisine enjoyed over lunch or dinner. Try the fish cakes, deliciously light, served with piquant white sauce, or the beef tongue with olives and capers. Proceed to slow-roasted leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic and red wine jus (to die for) or the pan-fried venison with fondant potatoes and champagne sauce. Round off your meal with the Gorgonzola ice cream layered in green fig preserve. Pistachio delights the palate and pampers with true comfort and style.

Raphael's in Stellenbosch

Raphael's

Stellenbosch International restaurant in Stellenbosch

The classic European style cuisine embraces simplistic dining flanked by spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and picturesque dam and vineyards. Additional dining rooms offer intimate or romantic dining choices while the menu seduces with signature favourites. Dishes include classics like Orange Cured Salmon and Chalmar Beef Fillet (succulent piece of grain-fed South African Chalmer Beef) served with a herb crust and red wine jus. Expect five star services and fine wine at Raphael’s in Stellenbosch.

Sabrage Restaurant and Bar in Paarl

Sabrage Restaurant and Bar

Paarl International restaurant in Paarl

This exceptional setting caters for sophistication where diners soak up stature, style and socialize with high flyers. Situated in the exclusive Val die Vie Wine and Polo Estate, Sabrage Restaurant and Bar the ultimate wine land destination and place to be and be seen.

 

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