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38 Special in City Bowl

38 Special

City Bowl International restaurant in City Bowl

Everything from good food to the love of art beacons those who visit 38 Special in City Bowl. Housed in one of the oldest building in the CBD, diners enjoy the laid back and relaxed setting savouring culinary masterpieces and exploring resident artwork on display. The character still exudes and holds true boasting original facades and wooden flooring, lovingly decorated to compliment the international menu. 38 Special holds something special for those who visit, a truly memorable dining experience.

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.

Dutch Manor Antique Hotel Private Dining in Bo-Kaap

Dutch Manor Antique Hotel Private Dining

Bo-Kaap International restaurant in Bo-Kaap

Boasting the finest antique collection in the country, Dutch Manor Antique Hotel exudes grandiose old world charm. The menu specializes in heritage fusion cuisine serving classic South African fare infused with flavours from the Bo-Kaap. Dine in an intimate setting surrounded by antiques and fixings dating back over 200 years enjoying specialty dishes such as fried quail’s egg-topped bobotie tartlets, and warm smoked snoek salad with pickled carrot chutney. Discover a slice of history and colourful heritage at Dutch Manor House Private Dining in the vibrant Bo-Kaap.

Liquorice and Lime in Gardens

Liquorice and Lime

Gardens International restaurant in Gardens

With breathtaking views of Table Mountain, this buzzing restaurant boasts a chic and trendy interior, relaxed enough to enjoy with the family and trendy enough to hang out with your friends. The menu focuses on sexy food, in generous servings and gourmet breakfasts that will have you coming back for more. For breakfast indulge in the French toast with fried banana, syrup and peppadews or flap­jacks with mascarpone and strawberries drenched syrup. For lighter meals try the bacon, feta, avocado and moz­zarella tramezeni. Lull away the hours over a lazy breakfast or languid lunch at Liquorice and Lime in Gardens.

Ooh La La in Gardens

Ooh La La

Gardens International restaurant in Gardens

Now trading by day too, extending onto the sidewalk, diners relax on comfortable high chairs sipping frothy cappuccinos indulging in tasty croissants. Enjoy some light meals if the sweeter things in life don’t tempt you at Ooh La La for lunch or dinner.

Rafiki's in Tamboerskloof


Tamboerskloof International restaurant in Tamboerskloof

This landmark eatery and live entertainment venue holds special meaning for locals and visitors alike, which after years still stand as a favourite meeting place for many. The ambiance is colourful and vibey with huge open fires and live music performed by some of Africa’s top artists. Enjoy lovely views accompanied by drinks or sumptuous meals on the balcony or indoors. The menu caters something for everyone and anyone. From light meals, pizzas, seafood, grills and international dishes infused with South African flavours. Rafiki’s is the place to be.

Savour at 15 On Orange in Gardens

Savour at 15 On Orange

Gardens International restaurant in Gardens

The eclectic menu teases with fusion food from Thailand, India, Mediterranean and South Africa. Matured steaks, cooked to perfection melt in the mouth and compliment the comprehensive wine list and breathtaking finishes. Aged to perfection, the steaks are hung and left to mature adding unique flavour and intensity to each mouthful. If fusion cuisine tempts your palate, try the mussels cooked in an Asian broth with punchy ginger and chilli! Experience the slick, no expense spared ambiance of Savour and enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the adjacent bar dazzled by a 5000 piece crystal chandelier.

Vanilla Restaurant in De Waterkant

Vanilla Restaurant

De Waterkant International restaurant in De Waterkant

Decor is an art form at Vanilla restaurant, with superb attention to detail throughout this state of the art, modern venue. The decor must be seen to be believed with two dining levels, a striking palette of colours, tables adorned with orchids, plush chairs, a solid glass staircase, a vanilla-coloured grand piano on a floating stage and lighting in the evening that creates a truly unique ambience. Vanilla Restaurant offers a truly decadent fine dining experience that will be hard to forget.

Restaurants near City Bowl

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Afternoon Tea in Cape Town

Afternoon Tea

Cape Town Light Meals restaurant in Cape Town(0.3 km from City Bowl)

Original paintings adorn olive coloured walls, heightened by a bamboo ceiling and iron candelabras. The roaring fireplace adds warmth and homely ambiance during winter and the outdoor leafy setting embraces summer and spring. The menu touches upon Asian specialties, Mediterranean dishes, Thai and South African fusion. Think lamb shank and chicken pie, tom yum soup and Moroccan couscous salad. A standard wine list and boutique wines compliment the flavours and ambiance at this delightful eatery in Mowbray.

Asoka in Gardens


Gardens Tapas restaurant in Gardens(0.3 km from City Bowl)

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.

Arnold's on Kloof in Gardens

Arnold's on Kloof

Gardens South African restaurant in Gardens(0.4 km from City Bowl)

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.


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