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South Africa Bistro Traditional Restaurants
City Bowl Bistro restaurant
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.
Observatory Asian restaurant
If you are in Cape Town and have not yet visited 1890 Sushi House and Grill, then you are seriously missing out. Some like to keep it a secret just to make sure they will always have a table. Capetonians all agree that this is the best and most delicious sushi in town with a grill to match.
One does not even notice the simple and slightly bare décor because you are just too busy socialising over the fresh sushi – or fresh turn-table sushi – and large portions. The most difficult choice is will I only order sushi or take on one of the mouth-watering chicken, duck, pork, beef or seafood dishes.
You will be sure to spot Charlie, the owner, ensuring that all his patrons are happy and catching up with his regulars.
Be sure to book a table at this very popular and reasonably priced restaurant in Observatory, Cape Town. They are open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. The best sushi in Cape Town!
Port Nolloth Seafood restaurant
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.
Tyger Waterfront Asian restaurant
Located in the Tygervalley Waterfront, Asian Asia’s prime lakeside location makes an ideal setting dining alfresco on the water’s edge.
The interior remains cosy and intimate, perfect for a romantic dinner.
A variety of Asian food spills off the menu offering Chinese, Japanese and Thai with plenty of seafood and vegetarian options too.
Begin with a hot starter and selection of tempura, dim sum, spring rolls and soups.
Main course dishes range from chicken or seafood teppanyaki and classic Asian dishes such as sizzling beef on a hot plate and crispy duck, including seafood combos and myriad of noodle dishes.
Dine overlooking the lake or treat someone special to a romantic dinner at Asian Asia, Tigervalley.
Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant
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.
Goodwood Asian restaurant
Experience authentic Eastern flavours in this bustling and vibey restaurant.
The interior is beautifully decorated with luxuriously soft, comfortable seats and quaint little cruet sets all over. The lighting is soft and creates an atmosphere conducive to kicking back and relaxing.
This traditional Asian eatery offers a wide variety of items on its menu. The house speciality is the lamb - slow-cooked fall-off-the-bone meat that melts in your mouth and is served on a cast-iron plate that brings out a real sizzle. Other recommended dishes are the sweet and sour chicken and the crispy duck, both beautifully prepared and infused with authentic flavours. Throw in a side of vegetable noodles and you've got a meal fit for a king. For vegetarians there are various alternatives, including the amazing bean tofu - a must-try.
Beijing Orchard is fully licensed and diners can enjoy a good bottle of wine at a reasonable price. All in all, the flavours of the East blend beautifully here.
Sandton Bistro restaurant
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.
Simons Town Seafood restaurant
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.
Parkhurst Bistro restaurant
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.
Millers Point Seafood restaurant
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
Humewood Seafood restaurant
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.
Humewood Seafood restaurant
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.
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:00;
Saturday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00.
Monday to Sunday: 18:00 until late.
Gardens Bistro restaurant
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.
Bloubergstrand Bistro restaurant
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.
Noordhoek Bistro restaurant
Cafe Roux at Noordhoek centres around family, friends, wonderful wine and delicious food.Situated in stunning surrounds at the bottom of the stunning Chapman’s Peak and with stunning mountain views, this family-run cafe offers a laid-back dining experience with excellent service.The layout is welcoming with trendy, contemporary influences. The closed off al fresco area is a great spot for dining when the weather permits. Tables are shaded by an intriguing Bedouin tent and there is a sheltered courtyard for more formal dining.Inside the restaurant, the ambience is laid-back and has country influences in the decor. There is a dedicated children’s menu to keep the little ones happy. The seasonal selection of dishes on the a la carte menu is simple and uses local ingredients when possible. There are also daily specials written on the chalkboard, comprising superb South African food with Cafe Roux’s own twist.A great dining experience in every way awaits you at Cafe Roux, Noordhoek.
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