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& Union in City Bowl

& Union

City Bowl Bistro restaurant in City Bowl

This restaurant and beer bar is a treat after a day of business or sightseeing in Cape Town. Apart from the awesome brews that are their signature trademark, they serve good hearty food in sizable portions and at competitive prices. Here you can enjoy charcuterie boards that is bound to satisfy, delicious sandwiches and their smoky beef prego, straight from the barbecue. Big, filling breakfasts are also on offer and offers a great start to any day. For the more refined diner, the salmon is a definite winner. But it's not just beer. There is an extensive wine list that will not disappoint. This laid-back beer bar and eatery, complete with ping pong table for entertainment, offers a 'real' experience in the midst of city madness.

Anita's Tavern in Port Nolloth

Anita's Tavern

Port Nolloth Seafood restaurant in Port Nolloth

This rustic venue serves delicious food in large portions. The menu focusses mainly on seafood dishes and a special mention is owed to the stuffed calamari tubes that literally melt in your mouth. There are, however, quite a few options available for meat lovers and vegetarians as well. Delectable traditional desserts are served and a predictable but good wine list is on offer. The vibe at Anita's is a must-experience.

Barracudas in Fish Hoek

Barracudas

Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant in Fish Hoek

Barracudas secures a location on Beach Road, with floor to ceiling glass windows to maximize your view and a relaxed ambiance to match your mood. The décor inspires a fresh, contemporary and natural feel with splashes of aqua and coral. The expansive wine list works perfectly with the well-balanced menu, which brims with seafood and various South African meats. Try the Springbok Carpaccio - thinly sliced springbok served with melon, kumquat and pecorino shavings. Move onto the Barracuda Platter layered with grilled fillet of hake, 4 queen prawns, deep-fried calamari served with savoury rice, vegetables and Beurre Blanc. Sweeten the palate with a mouth-watering try coupe tutti fruity (vanilla ice cream, mixed fruit, praline, whipped cream, nuts and granadilla sauce). Barracuda makes an ideal spot for fresh seafood, great views and bustling ambiance whether it be lunch or dinner.

Bella in Sandton

Bella

Sandton Bistro restaurant in Sandton

Bustling, yet relaxed, Bella’s contemporary take on bistro dining exudes a beautifully decorated slice of heaven, brimming with delicious cakes and tarts alongside scrumptious breakfasts and lunches. Dine alfresco in the shaded courtyard or sunny conservatory enjoying an aromatic coffee and moist freshly baked cake for tea. Situated in the bustling heart of Sandton, Bella invites relaxation, deli style with decadent delights that will tickle the taste buds with gastronomic pleasure.

Belle's Patisserie in Illovo

Belle's Patisserie

Illovo Bistro restaurant in Illovo

This beautiful little patisserie is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Real French butter on a freshly baked French baguette, macaroons, a variety of decadent cakes (expecially mentionable is the red velvet), amazing cupcakes, and great light lunches make up the treats here. Eat in or take away your sinful pleasure.

Bertha's Restaurant in Simons Town

Bertha's Restaurant

Simons Town Seafood restaurant in Simons Town

Soak up the authentic harbour flavour while enjoying extensive South African fare right on the waters edge of Bertha’s Restaurant. Pass the time away in a relaxed, warm and informal setting with picturesque views extending across the yacht harbour and False Bay. Serving the freshest seafood and using only the finest ingredients, Bertha’s Restaurant caters for long lazy lunches and lingering cocktails before being swept away by the romance of the night. Watch the sunset spill out onto the terrace then pamper your palate with Golden Calamari Strips dressed in a chilli coriander and mango jam before tucking into the catch of the day grilled and served with lemon butter and a choice of rice, salad, mashed potato or chips or seasonal vegetables. The extensive menu offers platters, meats and poultry, burgers and pastas including vegetarian and salads alongside the most dense and moist Malva pudding smothered with butterscotch sauce and served with cream or ice cream. Housed on the picturesque water edge fronting the old Town Pier, Bertha’s Restaurant will sweep you off into the sunset with delectable food and soul soothing scenery.

Bistro @ The Peech in Johannesburg

Bistro @ The Peech

Johannesburg Bistro restaurant in Johannesburg

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bistro @ The Peech offers indoor dining or popular summer alfresco overlooking the pool and abundant gardens. Sandstone floors and deep leather couches invite relaxation as diners peruse the delicious menu created from locally sourced ingredients, home grown herbs and 100% pasteurised Lamb and beef. The menu embraces simplicity and flavour brimming with signature dishes and flowing champagne bar. Whether celebrating breakfast, lunch or dinner, Bistro @ The Peech savours any- occasion dining with decadent cuisine and flowing champagne.

Bistro 277 on Main in Bryanston

Bistro 277 on Main

Bryanston Bistro restaurant in Bryanston

Offering truly cross cultural cuisine with delightful French classics as well as South African dishes, Bistro 277 on Main is a great place for even greater food. For the vegetarians, there is a mouth-watering array of salads in both starter and main course sizes as well as other creative and diverse options. With an impressive wine list to round off a superb menu and dining experience, Bistro 277 on Main will be an evening you won’t want to end.

Bistro Vine in Parkhurst

Bistro Vine

Parkhurst Bistro restaurant in Parkhurst

Exuding a warm and homely feel, Bistro Vine parades black and white photographic interior warmed by terracotta floors and cosy bistro dining. Dine indoors or alfresco with tables spilling out onto the pavement overlooking 4th Avenue on Parkhurst Main Street. Enjoy traditional French cuisine, made using the freshest, and naturally produced ingredients with delightful choices such as starter of smoked salmon on sweet corn potato fritter with avocado, spring onion, crème frâiche and wasabi dressing. For something lighter, try the chicken Caesar salad layered with smoked bacon, cocktail tomatoes, croutons, cos lettuce and Caesar dressing. Hearty mains such as the fettuccine with beef fillet strips enrobes the palate with hints of tomato, garlic, pinotage, leek and celery with a touch of cream The ultimate duck confit seduces with crispy tender leg and thigh joints of duck served on potato, pumpkin and leek bake with salsa verde concluded by decadent baked Belgium chocolate tart with raspberry coulis. Pamper the palate with unforgettable cuisine in elegant French inspired surroundings at Bistro Vine in Parkhurst.

Black Marlin in Millers Point

Black Marlin

Millers Point Seafood restaurant in Millers Point

Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, conveniently just outside Simon's Town and en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, once a whaling station, ensures the perfect setting for an idyllic lunch or evening experience. During "whale season", guests often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales cruising along the coastline. Established as a restaurant for 27 years, the Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood, award-winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views. The garden, with its 100-year-old Camellia Japonica tree and unparalleled ocean views, offers "al fresco dining" or, one may choose to dine within the restaurant. There is also the option to dine within our large glass enclosed function room which offers spectacular views and a huge open grill, where one can watch the vast array of seafood being cooked to perfection. The Black Marlin offers an extensive menu with the main emphasis on seafood, complimented by the other choices of fine contemporary cuisine. House specialities include Cape Rock Lobster, kingklip spit (grilled kingklip wrapped in bacon and served on skewers), sesame prawns served with peanut satay sauce, seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Through the many years of providing top quality fresh seafood and impeccable service to the locals and foreign tourists, this restaurant has become world famous. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and highly trained

Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern in Humewood

Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern

Humewood Seafood restaurant in Humewood

This unique restaurant is set in The Chapman Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy your meal inside, or on summer days and evenings, dine alfresco while taking in the beautiful views. Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern is also the ideal location for functions. The restaurant is fully licensed and caters for vegetarians and kiddies as well. The restaurant was named after Blackbeard the Pirate, who was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. In 1718, he was killed by Lieutenant Richard Maynard in a deadly battle. Besides offering guests amazing seafood dishes, other a la carte options are available, including meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes.

Blackbeards Restaurant in Humewood

Blackbeards Restaurant

Humewood Seafood restaurant in Humewood

Blackbeards Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Port Elizabeth specialising in seafood. This is a family owned restaurant that has sustained its quality and professional service. Apart from the a la carte seafood menu, Blackbeards also offers a variety of meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes. The restaurant also caters for various functions. A buffet is served on a Sunday. Keep an eye out for the daily specials. Trading hours: Breakfast: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:00; Saturday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00. Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 18:00 until late.

Blue Cat Cafe in Gardens

Blue Cat Cafe

Gardens Bistro restaurant in Gardens

This contemporary, stylish and vibey restaurant is situated in the popular Gardens Centre in Cape Town. The interior is sleek but warm and the ambience bustling. The restaurant has an inside and patio section and can seat up to 120 guests. The quirky 'cat' theme adds to the individuality and uniqueness of this trendy spot. The menu offers something for everyone, good food and sizable portions at affordable rates. Late risers can enjoy the popular all-day breakfasts. The gourmet burgers and fresh seafood will also not disappoint. For the sweet tooth there is a variety of muffins and freshly baked homemade cakes on offer. Blue Cat Cafe has become a popular meeting place for people from all walks of life and this flexibility and variety shines through in the atmosphere, service, detail and food.

Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand

Blue Peter

Bloubergstrand Bistro restaurant in Bloubergstrand

Think pizza! Generously topped with a multitude of choices or hearty burgers and succulent fish and chips. Bustling with activity on Sunday especially, the grass-covered lawns strewn with sun worshippers enjoy spectacular views and tasty meals. The prize winning wine list offers extensive wine and beer choices perfectly suited to enjoy alfresco or along themed dinner nights.

Boo Radley's in Cape Town

Boo Radley's

Cape Town Bistro restaurant in Cape Town

An unfussy menu inspired by the famed grill rooms of cultural centres such as Paris, New York and Chicago, offers prime meat cuts, half free range chicken, seafood and pasta dishes. Staples include the mussels (served steamed in white wine, mascarpone cheese, garlic and herbs), prawn cocktail (a pre-nouvelle cuisine classic served with avocado all year round), macaroni and cheese pot (a more-ish must), lamb cutlets (served with mushy peas), Bouillabaisse (classic French seafood soup) and crème brûlée (a perpetual crowd-pleaser).

 

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