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Arnold's on Kloof in Gardens

Arnold's on Kloof

Gardens South African restaurant in Gardens

Arnold's is a cosy but vibey restaurant in Cape Town's City Bowl.Famous for their Early Bird Breakfast as well as lunch specials and game dishes like crocodile ribs, warthog ribs, oryx steaks and great salads. Enjoy happy hour while you take in the mountain views (from 4.30 pm for 2 hours every day) or treat yourself to the best cheese cake!Need to know? Open 7 days a week from 6.45am to late (8am Saturday & Sunday), outside dining till 10pm.

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.’

Brio 1893 in Cape Town

Brio 1893

Cape Town South African restaurant in Cape Town

Housed in the building where the city once banked gold, this vintage gem boasts breathtaking décor heightened by vaulted ceilings, dark lacquered wooden floors and striking original chandeliers. Expect to be wined and dined in timeless style warmed by roaring fireplaces and the sultry sounds of swing jazz. The menu caters decadence-a classic gastronomic voyage sampling firm favourites, hearty portions and spicy flavours. Try favourites such as deep fried Camembert with figs, rocket and nuts for starters, Springbok carpaccio and roquefort snails. Mains brim with choices such as grilled calamari, carpetbagger steak (filled with mussels) or the Brio burger and Crayfish Thermidor. Experience the return of vintage glamour at Brio 1893 located along Adderly Street for a truly out of this era dining experience.

Caveau at the Mill in Newlands

Caveau at the Mill

Newlands South African restaurant in Newlands

Caveau is French for cellar (or cave),  and this European style wine bar was born from a desire for a simple plate of cured meats and a glass of good wine. Caveau proffers a seductive selection of local cheeses and cured meats, where the delights on offer have been carefully selected to complement the wines in true French style.Caveau’s menu changes daily but die-hard favourites like beef cubes and béarnaise, lamb samoosa’s with tzatziki and prawn tempura are always available. Offering a range of tapas and main course options, each dish is made from only the freshest ingredients sourced from top suppliers in the Cape. Undoubtedly, you will discover some firsts in this deli, and the purveyors of these fine foods will be only too happy to challenge your palates.I'll swirl to that!Need to know? Open Tuesday to Saturday, 8am - 10pm; Sundays 10am - 3pm.

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

Constantia Nek Restaurant in Constantia

Constantia Nek Restaurant

Constantia South African restaurant in Constantia

Constantia Nek Restaurant is well-known by locals as the oldest restaurant in Cape Town. It is located on the Constantia Nek pass and is the perfect half-way stop between Hout Bay and the Southern Suburbs. An Old World Feel in a stone building with thatch roof, great service, a cosy bar area, a giant dance floor and eating hall and good hearty food is what has kept the current owners going for more than 20 years. The restaurant offers breathtaking views over False Bay and the Constantia Valley and you are literally surrounded by forest, envoking a magical feel and ambience. Breakfast serves up simple favourites like omelettes with a variety of fillings, eggs to order, croissants, muffins and, of course, the traditional English. The lunch menu offers light meals like bangers and mash, the soup of the day, freshly made calamari and chips and the delightful old favourite fish and chips, fillets of fish in an ale batter, deep-fried to perfection. The a la carte menu is the pride and joy of this spot with a wide variety of dishes that are as varied as diners' palates. Try the Tempura Prawns, served with avo, sweet chilli jam and basil pesto mayonnaise, or the Mussel Chowder, perfectly cooked mussels in a creamy white wine and garlic sauce. A variety of salads are also available. A signature dish here is the Roast Leg of Karoo Lamb, cooked as it should be and served with roast potatoes and veggies. Another popular one is the deliciously rich oxtail stew - oxtail braised in red wine and stock with onions and carrots. Other meals include the Madagascar steak, the Sesame Seed Crusted Kingklip, Grilled Tiger Prawns, and the Panzerotti Cremolatti, pasta parcels filled with butternut in a tomato and cream sauce. The restaurant serves as a conference venue and is a great spot for banquet dinners, office parties, product launches and cocktail functions. On occasion they also have live music for an awesome dinner-dance experience. The setting, the hospitality, the food and the ambience - all highly recommended.

Die Boer in Durbanville

Die Boer

Durbanville South African restaurant in Durbanville

At Die Boer you can experience the "creme de la creme" of South African music, comedy and theatre productions whilst enjoying a great meal in a warm, comforting and superb acoustic environment. Just a 20-minute drive from Cape Town city centre gets you to one of the best dinner-theatre and live entertainment venues in the Western Cape.

Fourty Ate in Cape Town

Fourty Ate

Cape Town South African restaurant in Cape Town

Located along Hout Street this visually seductive and comfortable eatery boasts a gastronomic experience set over 3 floors of pure decadence. The ground floor welcomes with a white marble bar, contrasting wooden floors and exposed granite walls leading into a private cigar lounge. The 1st floor holds an intimate restaurant that caters to your every whim with the finest South African produce, quality meat and seafood. The 3rd floor boasts a prestigious art gallery showcasing work from the Jetzis Art exhibition. Exuding a relaxed and homely setting amidst an array of stylish furnishings, diners enjoy the ever-changing menu brimming with organic vegetables, finest beef and venison and fresh seafood. Savour a complimentary ‘Amuse Bouche” to wet your appetite before testing’s favourites such as raw Norwegian Salmon and wasabi ice -cream, beef rossini and the chocolate chip cookies, served with a bourbon ice and honey ice cream and a warm frangelica white chocolate sauce. Fourty Ate in Hout Street, Cape Town offers international dining in stylish surrounds in the heart of Cape Town.

Gallery Café in Cape Town

Gallery Café

Cape Town South African restaurant in Cape Town

Situated in the Urban Chic Hotel, on the upper mezzanine level, Gallery Café boasts ultra minimalist décor, eclectic selections of local art and class culinary styles. Ideal for business lunches, intimate for corporate, private celebrations or just sundowners and conversation, the South African and internationally inspired cuisine favours all occasions. Dine within the chic interior or on the intimate terrace, where sundowners and wine unwind the spirit. Gallery Café is the place where fine dining meets city life and internationally inspired cuisine.

La Mizu in Milnerton

La Mizu

Milnerton South African restaurant in Milnerton

This restaurant is a fantastic asset to the Lagoon Beach Spa Hotel and boasts a one-of-a-kind breathtaking view over the Atlantic Ocean, of Robben Island and of the world-famous Table Mountain. The restaurant has a large wooden pool deck offering direct access to the beach. Here you can simply kick back and relax and enjoy a light meal or a sundowner, or both. If you’re on the lookout for something light and tasty, while enjoying another glorious sunset, this is the place to be. La Mizu offers amazing food and a huge and well chosen selection of wines and beers. Awesome mixed cocktails can be enjoyed as well. Enjoy a tasty fish and chips, an authentic Cape Malay curry or a deluxe cheese burger made to perfection. La Mizu offers a laid-back dining experience with world-class views.

La Rocca in Century City

La Rocca

Century City South African restaurant in Century City

La Rocca successfully marries Italian, Mediterranean and South African cuisine and serves up delectable, traditional dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant is located in the bustling and vibrant Canal Walk Shopping Centre and provides a much-needed sit-down-and-relax ambience in the midst of shopping madness. The fresh interior matches the produce and the food and presentation smacks of originality and inventiveness. Apart from the main menu that offers mouthwatering dishes like fillet steak, wraps, burgers, pizzas and pastas, La Rocca also serves up a range of kiddies dishes and offers a special sushi menu for the discerning diner. The service is personal and the owners passionate, and this, combined with great tasting food, proves to be a winning recipe.

maze in V and A Waterfront

maze

V and A Waterfront South African restaurant in V and A Waterfront

A stunning restaurant started by 3 Michelin-starred chef, Maze at One & Only, Cape Town must be experienced.Using local ingredients and celebrating local flavours, maze proffers the finest creations for breakfast, lunch and supper, with a dedicated children’s menu as well. Steaks lovers will particularly enjoy the succulent cuts of meat, specially prepared with an imported broiler which heats the steaks to 650°C for superb flavour. The open kitchen allows for patrons to watch the chefs creating the mouth-watering masterpieces.The decor is striking and inviting, having been designed in keeping with the name of the restaurant. A fantastic wine loft offers a vast and eclectic selection of 5000 bottles, featuring both well-known and soon-to-be well known South African vintage wines.Enjoy a stylish celebration of South African cuisine at maze.

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.

Oblivian Wine Bar and Restaurant in Claremont

Oblivian Wine Bar and Restaurant

Claremont South African restaurant in Claremont

This trendy, vibrant wine bar invites with leather couches, open fires and hearty cuisine that complements the laid-back atmosphere. The vibe is truly relaxed and inside you'll find yourself with a big - no - large glass of wine playing a board game with a friend. The menu offers simple food with a touch of elegance. Mouthwatering pizzas are on offer. Have 'The Oblivion' with bacon, feta, pepperdrops and fresh avo, or the Pizza Vera with spinach, feta, garlic, pepperdrops and tomato. He options are extensive and varied and there will be something to cater for everyone's taste. The tapas on offer is are the perfect sharing food and you can get your hands greasy with spicy meat samoosas, pepper poppers, chicken livers, sweet sticky ribs, pan-fried prawns, meatballs chicken wings and chicken satay. Don;t forget the humus, guacamole, olives and pita. For the larger appetite, there is the Rump Steak with creamy pepper sauce and chips, the lamb shank with mashed potatoes and green pea puree and the Prima Vera and Carbonara pastas. A gluten-free option is also available on request. There is a private dining room available for bookings of up to 12 people.

Octopus Garden Restaurant in St James

Octopus Garden Restaurant

St James South African restaurant in St James

"I'd like to be, under the sea in an Octopus' Garden with you" Wacky, eclectic, vibrant, sexy and funky, stepping into the Octopus Garden Restaurant feels like entering into a shimmering Aladdin’s cave. Think Alice in Wonderland, think Under the sea, think a mad collection of knick knacks filling a brightly painted and fairy lit intimate little living room complete with wooden floors and a piano, that's The Octopus' Garden in St. James (between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay). Inspired by the Beatles song, this historic old post office building has been transformed through much love into a cosy, happy and romantic venue for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Situated right next to the St. James train station and with a super view of the whales, waves, the St. James swimming pool and the brightly painted original 'bathing huts', this gem of a venue invites customers to laze around tables or in a hammock in the shaded garden (dogs and toddlers very welcome), in amongst the restaurant's organic herb garden.

 

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