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A Taste of Asia in Observatory

A Taste of Asia

Observatory Asian restaurant in Observatory

A Taste of Asia is found on the bustling Lower Main Street in Observatory. The restaurant has been said to be great value for money and one of the best places to enjoy sushi. The fusion of Asian meals includes cuisine from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand. The restaurant is an old house with the rooms offering guests seating. Every room has a fireplace which creates a fantastic cosy and romantic atmosphere and much-needed warmth in winter. All this coupled with friendly and efficient service. A Taste of Asia is well known for its buffet specials and it is advisable to book in advance. Look out for their live band nights. Bring your wine and have a hearty time. Street parking is available and the best place to look is the down the one-way just before the restaurant. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Lunch hours are from Tuesday to Friday, from 12 pm to 3 pm. Dinner is served every day from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Please call for further information.

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.

Asoka in Gardens

Asoka

Gardens Tapas restaurant in Gardens

In a beautiful Victorian Town house on the vibrant and trendy Kloof Street is Asoka. The menu offers superb flavoursome tapas and promotes sharing and socialising while sampling the delicious creations with friends and family. The food served is healthy and full of wonderful flavour combinations that have diners ordering seconds and thirds. Enjoy a truly tranquil culinary experience at Asoka.

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.

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.

Jewel Tavern Chinese Restaurant in Gardens

Jewel Tavern Chinese Restaurant

Gardens Asian restaurant in Gardens

Authentic Eastern flavours and a beautifully decorated large dining space awaits you at Jewel Tavern. The menu leaves you spoilt for choice and a predominantly Chinese menu will satisfy every palate. Try the lip smacking crispy duck or the delectable spareribs, both crammed with flavour. Traditional favourites like the sweet and sour pork and chow mein also do not disappoint. A cool Dim Sum bar adds a certain social aspect to the restaurant that more often than not is lacking in places like these. The house speciality is the kingklip, served on a hot plate with caramelized onions and their top secret kingklip sauce. A relaxing ambience creates the perfect environment where family and friends can enjoy Asian cuisine at its best.

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.

Ons Huisie in Bloubergstrand

Ons Huisie

Bloubergstrand South African restaurant in Bloubergstrand

Ons Huisie offers patrons quintessential Afrikaans hospitality coupled with West Coast warmth. The old fishing cottage that is Ons Huisie is over 150 years old, and is a South Africa heritage site. It has been transformed into a welcoming, homely restaurant that serves the best in South African, and particularly Cape cuisine. The dishes on the menu are inspired by days of old and by the fresh ingredients that are used to make them. The cosy, homely kitchen offers the best in traditional South African fare. Located on the West Coast of the Western Cape, the menu at Ons Huisie takes full advantage of it location next to the sea with a plethora of fresh seafood dishes and traditional Cape Malay cuisine. Favourites like Aunt Baby’s pickled fish, oven baked snoek and a West Coast seafood potjie are among the favourites on the menu. There is also a buffet menu available, and patrons are advised to check with the proprietors when this is being served. An ideal family restaurant, where kids can play on the grass where the old fishing boat rests as a reminder of days of old. There is also a kids menu, so there is no excuse not the make sure Ons Huisie is on the agenda.

Roseberry Asian Cuisine in Mowbray

Roseberry Asian Cuisine

Mowbray Asian restaurant in Mowbray

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. Trading Times: Monday from 17h30 to 22h00 for sushi and buffet only; Tuesday to Sunday from 12h00 to 22h00.

The Backyard in Sea Point

The Backyard

Sea Point Continental restaurant in Sea Point

This unpretentious, quality restaurant is situated in the middle of Sea Point giving it a bustling and happening feel. The interior is plain but well thought out and the cuisine mirrors just that. A relaxed atmosphere ensures a pleasant dining experience every time and the menu has something for everyone. From delicious, perfectly grilled steaks to tasty seafood, you will find yourself spoilt for choice. The restaurant is licensed with a well stocked bar, so feel free to enjoy your favourite drink with your meal.

The Green Dolphin in V and A Waterfront

The Green Dolphin

V and A Waterfront Continental restaurant in V and A Waterfront

The Green Dolphin Restaurant is one of Cape Town’s premier jazz hotspots. Located in the V & A Waterfront, on the water’s edge, patrons can sit with Table Mountain as their backdrop, watching the seals at play while taking in the smooth sounds of some of the finest jazz the Mother city has to offer. Relaxed, intimate and jivey, the Green Dolphin is a popular haunt for tourists as well as Capetonians who are looking for a great night out. The menu is varied and has a little something for everyone. With plenty of fresh seafood on offers, as well as delicious meat and vegetarian speciality, diners will be delighted. The seafood chowder and fresh mussels with a creamy white wine sauce with chilli, coriander and garlic are a must on the starter menu. And the venison kebabs and prawn and crayfish duo are a tasty treat for those with a bigger appetite. The wine list offers some of the finest wines from around South Africa, the perfect complement to any of the dishes on the menu. With jazz every night of the year, fabulous food, unsurpassed views and a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Green Dolphin should be on everyone’s list of places to eat in Cape Town.

Top of the Ritz in Sea Point

Top of the Ritz

Sea Point Continental restaurant in Sea Point

Take a step back in time at this 1970s style revolving restaurant in Sea Point. A nice selection of light bites, seafood, meat and continental dishes are on offer at this unique and popular spot. A modest wine list provides the accompaniment, but it is the surroundings and atmosphere that provide the biggest draw. 1970s music plays as the restaurant turns up until a talented pianist takes over on a stylish white baby grand piano. A vibrant spot for great views and a unique atmosphere, Top of the Ritz is well worth a try.

Upstairs at Quay Four in V and A Waterfront

Upstairs at Quay Four

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

The elegant surrounds flanked by harbour views provide a delightful and mouth watering experience in unpretentious setting. Enjoy a romantic seafood dinner, with a bottle of fine wine and the flickering lights of the harbour. The menu secures SASSI aware seafood such as oven-baked line fish with tomato, white anchovies, olives, and feta cheese. Meat eaters can enjoy steaks and crispy citrus duck and seafood lovers can frolic in the scallop and kingklip fish cakes, which are delicious and moist, served with a wasabi mayonnaise. The mussel pot, fragrant with dill and garlic in a rich white wine and cream sauce is a must try, enjoyed in the elegant surrounds or the refreshing deck flanked by harbour views.

 

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