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Buena Vista Social Cafe in Somerset West

Buena Vista Social Cafe

Somerset West Cuban restaurant in Somerset West

Set in a rustic old farmhouse and with superb views from every side is the Buena Vista Social Cafe, Somerset West. Diners may also choose to eat outside in a pretty hacienda-style area. The cuisine is primarily Cuban with tantalising tapas and a wine list that perfectly accompanies the dishes. For a wonderful Cuban dining experience in cosy and welcoming surroundings, Buena Vista Social Cafe excels!

Capelands Wine Estate in Somerset West

Capelands Wine Estate

Somerset West Fine Dining restaurant in Somerset West

For true Mediterranean cooking in a relaxing and laid back setting on the outskirts of Somerset West, Capelands Wine Estate provides. Making use of only the freshest ingredients, including herbs and vegetables from the Restaurant’s own gardens, patrons can be assured of the most flavoursome meals from the well-planned menu. With a delicious selection of vegetarian meals as well as a healthy selection of childrens’ meals, everyone has been carefully considered. A good selection of both local and international wines are on offer to perfectly accompany the dishes of choice. With spectacular views to enjoy as you sample the delicious offerings,Capelands Wine Estate is the perfect spot for a relaxing dining experience.

Cucina Carolina in Strand

Cucina Carolina

Strand Contemporary restaurant in Strand

This wonderful, relatively new restaurant is situated a stone's throw from the beach in Strand and is the ideal hangout for long, lazy lunches and beautiful dinners. The menu is refreshing and creative with dishes like gourmet baguettes, original, gourmet pizzas and the favourite sharing food - sushi. Try the bitterballen as a starter, five traditional round Dutch croquettes served with mustard, or a lovely picnic basket for two filled with a French baguette, garlic gamba’s, Italian cold meat cuts, brie and gorgonzola, fig preserve, fruit, marinated olives, salad, Amsterdammertjes, sparkling wine or Ega Rooibos tea. This should be ordered two hours in advance. The pizzas are truly unique and the breakfast pizza with free range eggs and bacon topped with Parmigiano Reggiano is a must-try. A wide variety of coffees, teas, wines, dessert wines and sparkling wines are available. As Carolina says: 'Buon appetito, Lekker eet, Enjoy, Bon appétit, Eet smakelijk, Selamat makan, Born up a tree!'

Harbour Lights in Gordons Bay

Harbour Lights

Gordons Bay Seafood restaurant in Gordons Bay

Embracing elegant, classic ambience with unsurpassed views, Harbour Lights serves the finest selection of seafood and grills alongside warm hospitality and superb food. Enjoy a relaxing lunch gazing out the harbour of False Bay or a romantic dinner lit by the reflecting moon. Tantalise the palate delectable starter of Avocado Ritz served with a twist, a crabstick salad topped with the usual avocado and shrimp in Marie-rose sauce. Mains pamper the palate with mouth-watering Kingklip Cecilia, layers of kingklip fillet with brinjals and baby marrow, with figs, dates, olives, tomatoes and spring onion, white wine on a bed of mash potato cordoned by lemon butter. Harbour Lights will infuse the taste buds creating a memorable dining experience. Favoured by locals and visitors alike this eatery lives up to its status of a landmark restaurant.

Mangiare in Somerset West

Mangiare

Somerset West Mediterranean restaurant in Somerset West

Explosive flavours and subtle tastes are in juxtaposition when talking about Mangiare restaurant. The freshest produce is used, the freshest produce literally being herbs and vegetables from the garden. This beautiful restaurant is set in the vineyards with breathtaking views of the mountain and ocean. Delicacies include imported summer truffles and parma ham - mouthwatering in itself. An a la carte menu is offered and changes every week to make the most of the seasonal ingredients. Try homemade ravioli, home-cured salmon, homemade gnocchi and risotto and finely sliced sirloin marinated in olive oil and presented on rocket. A really good wine list is available and local, as well as French and Italian wines are served. The service a great and the food unique, tasty and creative - add the beautiful setting and you've got a winner.

Orange Bleu in Somerset West

Orange Bleu

Somerset West French restaurant in Somerset West

This beautiful, intimate restaurant in Somerset West has a real French-style character and exudes a chic and elegant, yet modern, ambience. The interior is bohemian and splashes of colour all around you exude a vibrance not easily found. You can see this is the owners' proverbial 'love child' as everything is of the highest quality and the food is visibly made with passion. There is a black board menu that changes daily and favourite return-for dishes include the slowly cooked, fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth lamb neck (Navarin d' agneau) and the chef's salad (chicken livers with confites oranges). Orange Bleu is open for lunch and dinner on request from Monday to Sunday and from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5 pm until closing time. Booking is essential.

Pajamas and Jam in Strand

Pajamas and Jam

Strand Deli restaurant in Strand

This quaint, eccentric restaurant and vintage shop is called Pajamas and Jam, now we know they have a sense of humor. This lightheartedness shines through in everything except the quality of products you will find here. Here you will find interesting variations on traditional breads and salads, as well as salad dressings. The menu changes on a daily basis so a surprise is never too far away. The sweet stuff is simply delectable an include a Portuguese milk tart and scrumptious carrot cake. Do yourself a favour and order the hot chocolate made with Lindt chocolate balls. The double chocolate brownies are also very popular. Italian coffee, Caffé Tomeucci, is made the in-house barista and fresh juice is squeezed every day. Interesting items like buchu and rose geranium cordial, as well as finger-licking preserves are ideal to take home.

Ralph's @ 127 Main in Strand

Ralph's @ 127 Main

Strand Contemporary restaurant in Strand

Ralph's @ 127 is a delightful restaurant that serves traditional food in a classy, elegant environment. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated in understated tones and the wooden floors lend an immense amount of warmth to this space. Pizzas, pastas and tapas can be enjoyed here. The main menu serves up dishes like Fillet Rossini, the best fillet of beef cut marinated in rosemary and topped with sauteed chicken livers, mushrooms and drenched in a masala red wine sauce. Here you can also try the Steak Tartare at its Best, once again good quality beef, hand chopped to a fine mince garnished with vegetables and salad condiments. The menu is extensive and diners will be spoilt for choice. The restaurant is open seven days a week for dinner and can be used as a function venue on request.

Sage in Somerset West

Sage

Somerset West Country restaurant in Somerset West

If you want food prepared with only the best quality, fresh ingredients, try Sage restaurant on Sweetwell Farm. The greatest care is taken to maximize the use of foodstuffs produced on the farm itself. This of course lends to the bursting flavours and homemade feel of the cuisine. An extensive menu will leave you spoilt for choice and there is almost certainly a dish to suit every palate. The menu is seasonal, and changes on a regular basis to include the chef's favourite specialities. True country-cum-chic style, you will find your choices displayed on a characterful black board, illustrating the flexibility of the cuisine. The farm-style creations can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch and there is also a menu with light meals to cater for the less ravenous. Personalized service, a warm, inviting ambience and breathtaking views combine with quality cuisine to create a memorable experience.

Vintage Rose in Somerset West

Vintage Rose

Somerset West Coffee Shop restaurant in Somerset West

Great fresh produce is used to serve up light meals for breakfast and lunch. The food is simple but tasty and extremely well priced. If you want an experience that is just that little bit different than your everyday eatery or coffee shop, you will certainly appreciate the setting.

Wok this Way in Somerset West

Wok this Way

Somerset West Chinese restaurant in Somerset West

Wok this Way is a typical Chinese restaurant that serves delicious authentic Chinese food brimming with flavour. The interior is understated and classy, and the mood intimate and relaxing. Try all-time favourites like chow mein or chop suey with your choice of chicken or beef, and you definitely can't go wrong with a sumptious egg foo yung or the delectable sweet and sour chicken and pork. The restaurant is fully licensed should you wish to enjoy a drink with your meal. Children are welcome and the building is wheelchair accessible. Before you walk in the door the Asian flavours are sure to overwhelm you and lure you into this wonderland of great, reasonably priced food, friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere.

Restaurants near Helderberg

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Dornier Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Dornier Restaurant

Stellenbosch Country restaurant in Stellenbosch(4.1 km from Helderberg)

Inspired by ingredients from the land and the finest wines of the region, this restaurant serves elegant, yet exciting cuisine in a beautiful, tranquil setting. The fare is a mix between Cape Provencale, contemporary, country-style and fusion cuisine, and delivers in both taste and presentation. A real treat or foodies and wine lovers alike.

Bodega  in Stellenbosch

Bodega

Stellenbosch International restaurant in Stellenbosch(4.5 km from Helderberg)

Bodega @ Dornier finds itself part of the patchwork of wine farms and vineyards that quilts the hills of Stellenbosch. A little distance from the town centre, Dornier Wine Estate has diversified its hospitality and made the Spanish bodega manner of hosting food and wine at the cellar door its own. Set amongst the manicured vineyards and indigenous fynbos, the restaurant is housed in a historic barn some two hundred years old. The sights and sounds of its splendid natural surroundings exude tranquillity and set the scene for a relaxing lunch or dinner. The menu reflects good, honest farm style food inspired by local, fresh and seasonal produce, so expect changes on the blackboard menu on an almost daily basis. The wine list is dominated by Dornier’s selection of its own wines and compliments the menu while promising an excellent marriage of food and wine. Day time visits also allow for wine tasting.

Avontuur Estate Restaurant in Somerset West

Avontuur Estate Restaurant

Somerset West Contemporary restaurant in Somerset West(4.8 km from Helderberg)

Set on the western slopes of the beautiful Helderberg mountain is the Avontuur Estate restaurant. The welcoming and relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by a mix of old and new decor as well as a airy terrace complete with pagodas covered in grapevines. For a truly decadent but relaxing environment and a very memorable dining experience, the Avontuur Estate restaurant is the place to be.