Cape Town Restaurants Cape Town Overview
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Claremont Burgers restaurant
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.
Strand Fine Dining restaurant
Alex Garden Restaurant is situated close to the beach and offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of this popular seaside town.
The historical building, indigenous garden and the exquisite decor combine to create an extra special dining experience.
The menu is small but does not disappoint with starters like seared kudu carpaccio drizzled with mustard dressing and served with parmesan shavings and tomato concassé, and a twice baked goats cheese soufflé with a homemade tomato chutney. The tempura prawns with chilli mayonnaise and ginger and butternut soup with croutons are also not to be missed.
Try your palate at some game with the pan-fried blesbok rolled in mixed peppercorns with a juniper berry sauce. The panfried sole in a foamy butter sauce with lemon and parsley is a real melt-in-your-mouth option. A more traditional option is the vegetarian lasagne, rich in flavour and extremely decadent.
Good food, a great setting and reasonable prices can be found here.
Welgemoed Contemporary restaurant
This warm, elegant restaurant invites with large wooden tables and a great view. Here you can meet, greet and eat in style, and enjoy the relaxed ambience. The open kitchen adds to the warm, comfortable feel and diners can see the chefs in action. Enjoy spectacular views of the Simonsberg and surrounding mountains while enjoying a glass of proudly South African wine.
The ingredients are fresh and complement the clean simple dishes on offer. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and a wide variety of dishes can be found on the extensive and well planned menu.
For a lighter meal option, you can enjoy one of the gourmet sandwiches that incorporates ingredients like camembert, chilli chutney and rocket or the delicious combination of caramelized onion and pear in honey with cheddar. A great dish is the Gorgonzola Fettucini with butternut, gorgonzola cheese, cashew nuts and rocket.
Try the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly on the bone served with cabbage and bacon mash, braised apples and pork sauce. The homemade Venison burger with prune and brandy chutney, brie and walnuts is a must-try for the more adventurous diner. A variety of vegetarian and seafood dishes are also on offer.
With competitive prices, great recipes, an amazing atmosphere and stunning views, this restaurant will struggle to disappoint.
Gardens Wine bar restaurant
This out-of-this-world food and wine pairing venue is located in a historic building in the beautiful Gardens area in Cape Town. The interior is stylish, uncluttered and uncomplicated and provides a fresh space in which you can savour the delicacies on offer.
The restaurant often showcases new, exciting vintages and the cuisine on offer is something to experience. Not a detail is missed and the exquisite hors d' oeuvres complement the wines perfectly, showing of complementary and contrasting flavours.
the owner is truly passionate about this venue and this shines through in the service, food and the wine selection. Get ready for a real treat.
Plattekloof Sushi restaurant
Bluefin restaurant in Plattekloof specializes in high quality seafood and sushi dishes and an extensive menu that caters for all tastes.
The interior is relaxed and modern, classy and leek and the ambience is vibrant and energetic.
All your favourites can be found on the sushi menu, including California rolls, Fashion Sandwiches, Maki rolls, Salmon roses and much more. The chef creates his own speciality rolls, many of which are exclusive to the restaurant. These include rainbow rolls, the spicy firecracker rolls and decadent tuna crunch rolls.
Should you not be a sushi lover, the menu offers many other options like line fish with sweet potato mash or veggies or chips, various calamari dishes including Cajun calamari, peri-peri calamari and even Thai green calamari.
Watch out for the regular all-you-can-eat specials. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 am until midnight.
Bloubergstrand Contemporary restaurant
Cafe Blouberg is located in an old cottage on the water’s edge. Looking out over the Atlantic towards Robben Island and Table Mountain, patron can feast on delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The breakfasts are delicious, and there are eight wonderful options to choose from. Patrons are treated to the most amazing views, while enjoying a hearty start to the day. There are a variety of light lunches to choose from, including wraps, salads, toasted sandwiches and snack baskets. There are also more substantial meals on offer with a distinctly Mediterranean twist. The evening fare is fresh fare from the sea, as well as a variety of other dishes that to delight diners.
With views that can’t be beaten and fabulous food, Cafe Blouberg offers patrons an eating experience that is not only delicious, but fresh and homely. It is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail while watching nature at her best as the sun sets over the ocean and Cape Town basks in twilight.
Century City Coffee Shop restaurant
This beautiful little coffee shop and bistro serves up a wide variety of dishes in a bustling atmosphere. Café Magnifico combines the traditional with original, and does this at very reasonable prices.
The menu is extensive and offers all-day breakfast and amazing lunches. Breakfast options include the traditional English-style breakfast, parma ham and eggs on an English muffin and even exotic flavours like the smoked norwegian salmon or tuna carpaccio with eggs.
Lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches, wraps and salads, pastas, burgers and even mezze platters and the ingredients and fillings are far from boring. Try the Cajun chicken, pepperdew, and sweet chilli mayo toastie or the Asian beef noodle wrap with rump steak strips, rice noodles in a plum sauce, crispy salad and fresh coriander.
For the sweet tooth there is a variety of waffles and pancakes with different toppings and fillings. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch at this quaint café.
City Bowl Fine Dining restaurant
Cafe Miam, formerly known as MiamMiam is an upbeat, club-style restaurant and function venue conveniently located in the bustling City Bowl area. This beautifully decorated and outfitted venue boasts a comfortable but elegant atmosphere - the perfect setting for corporate events and private parties.
Cafe Miam operates from early until late and this fine-dining experience is a must-try. Try amazing sushi platters, succulent chicken kebabs and other lip-smacking bar snacks. Also be sure to try your hand at one of the specially prepared mains by a very experienced executive chef.
Cafe Miam is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am until 22:30 pm.
Bloubergstrand Coffee Shop restaurant
Located in the Seaside Village in Bloubergstrand in Cape Town, Caffe Rossini is the perfect place to take a break. The aromas of freshly brewing coffee waft through the centre, calling shoppers in for a quick 'pick me up' and a light snack. Friendly service and fresh fabulous food are what makes Caffe Rossini such a popular place to pop in and regather and refresh.
The Caffé Rossini concept is based on the contemporary lifestyle of a 19th century Italian gentleman, Gioachino Rossini. A tenor and composer of operas, Rossini's love of music was surpassed only by his love for good coffee and good food. The Caffé Rossini philosophy mirrors the composer's classical talent and quest for excellence.
Caffé Rossini has honoured the age old traditions of making authentic Italian style coffees; Cappucinno, Espresso and other speciality hot and cold beverages since its inception in 1992. Great coffee has been our foundation since we started. Caffé Rossini has its own unique coffee blends specially blended for the local pallet but based on old style traditions.
Strand Contemporary restaurant
This beautiful restaurant is situated in the famous Hibernian Towers in Strand. It is an upmarket beach bar, lounge and restaurant that serves up delicious meals at surprisingly reasonable prices.
The interior is stylish and elegant, but still has an element of fun to it. The cocktails served are delicious and diners are spoilt for choice.
The menu is small but well thought out and includes dishes like chicken roulade, chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes, cashew nuts and feta served with cous cous and honey-glazed veggies. Also a must-try is the sirloin steak and the bacon wrapped pork fillet served with honey and mustard mash, honey glazed veggies and apricot compote.
Light meals like pastas, burgers, wraps and fish and chips can also be enjoyed by those who just want to nibble while watching the sun set over the ocean with a cocktail in hand.
Melkbosstrand Contemporary restaurant
This beautifully renovated building was originally a shed on De Melkbosch farm in the 1700's. The water from a fountain nearby used to form a dam next to the shed, hence the name 'Damhuis' (dam house). Where this dam once lay, the bustling Beach Road is now winding.
This restaurant offers seating inside and outside, but it is outside in the courtyard where you want to be, weather permitting. Beautiful, uninterrupted views of the beach and the vast Atlantic greet you as you start your day with one of the delicious breakfasts.
Try a small, medium or large English breakfast, a delicious omelette, a continental breakfast or even a 'slimmer's' breakfast. The dishes are all freshly prepared with lots of care and attention to detail.
Gorgeous tapas can also be enjoyed with a glass or three of wine on a laxzy sunny afternoon.
The menu is quite extensive and some of the starter dishes are mussels steamed in a white wine sauce served with freshly baked bread, tender tubes of calamari and peri peri chicken livers.
For a main, try one any one of the seafood, chicken or meat dishes. From the catch of the day and paprika prawns to a chicken curry and the 'Cock of all Chicken Pies'.
A range of succulent steaks, lamb dishes, proudly South African tripe and bobotie and even a humungous burger option leaves diners spoilt for choice.
The Damhuis combines beautiful views, great food, and a location not easily matched to create a winning recipe.
Melkbosstrand International restaurant
Die Kliphuis is a magnificent eatery in a magnificent location. As soon as you walk in the door, actually step out your car, they are eager to serve you.
There are seating options inside and outside, but on a beautiful enjoying your meal outside is a must. Die Kliphuis is literally on the beach - no road in between - and offers the most stunning views of the vast Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to try catch a sunset.
Right after you are led to your beautifully dressed table, a chair gets pulled out for you and heated towels are provided to wash your hands. This might sound quite pretentious, but in this setting you will feel true chivalry instead of an uppity atmosphere.
You are then treated to bread and sometimes a small cup of soup to get that appetite going. The menu is large and you will find yourself spoilt for choice. Try the chicken cordon bleu, juicy and perfectly cooked, one of the succulent steaks or one of the many freshly prepared seafood dishes.
Here you can saunter in the sun, breathe clean sea air and enjoy a lazy glass of wine and a great meal.
Century City Italian restaurant
This Italian restaurant is set in arguably one of the most beautiful settings in Century City. Diners can sit in what feels like a real Italian piazza overlooking the tranquil waters of the canal surrounded by plants, trees and peace. The delightfully simple and rustic menu contains all the old favourites - with a modern twist.
Diners are spoilt for choice and starters range from straight forward focaccia or calamari to more complex dishes such as the Carpaccio - pepper-crusted beef fillet topped with mushrooms, parmesan shavings and rocket.
A variety of truly Italian pizzas and pastas are available and a combination to try is the 'trenette' pasta with calamari, mussels, porcini mushrooms, black olives and cherry tomatoes in a chilli, garlic, white wine and olive oil sauce.
House speciality seems to be the fillet served with a reduced balsamic vinaigrette topped with rocket and parmesan shavings, the prawns prepared in a secret special Pernot sauce and the 'eight and a half pasta' with Italian sausage in a tomato sauce.
This restaurant is open seven days a week from 10.30 am until 10 pm. Booking is advised.
City Bowl Contemporary restaurant
Esparanza is a lively, happening spot with an atmosphere and ambience that coaxes diners back every time. Fresh, hearty food with a bit of a gourmet twist is served and the passion that goes into the food is clearly visible. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and awesome cocktails serve as a great refresher after a long day. The restaurant also offers alfresco dining that adds to the social aspect and diners will enjoy views of the bustling surrounds.
V and A Waterfront Light Meals restaurant
V and A Waterfront
With its European style, fabulous coffees and delicious food, visitors to Fego Caffe at Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront would be forgiven for thinking they were in a coffee house in Italy. Recreating the continental style and Italian flare Fego Caffe also offers patrons the best of the Waterfront - unsurpassed views of the harbour and a wonderful opportunity to sit back and soak up the atmosphere of one of the city’s most visited spots while sipping on premium Italian roast coffee.
The menu consists of delicious light meals and snacks, and is heavily influenced by the cuisine of Italy. Fluffy, light omelettes, paninis, sun dried tomato focaccias, toasted tramezzinos and wonderful wraps, as well as more substantial meals like burgers, pastas and caffe meals, there is no shortage of choice for the discerning coffee connoisseur. An indulgent range of cakes, muffins and croissants are also on the menu.
Customers can browse through the selection of magazines at Exclusive Books while delighting in the Fego fare. This is a great place to sit back, relax and take in one’s surroundings.
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