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Free State Contemporary restaurant
Relax by the fireplace in winter or enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the bar and lounge area or next to the swimming pool. 101 at Protea invites diners with an elegant ambient feel. An excellent menu is available that serves dishes to suit all palates. Along with a wide varieties of wines to choose from, the gourmet cuisine remains unpretentious and tasteful.
East Rand Contemporary restaurant
Afrique offers outstanding food, service and hospitality. This upmarket fine dining experience can be found in the acclaimed Afrique Boutique Hotel and is a must for special occasions. The menu offers great food, from contemporary mains to light meals and breakfasts. A wide selection of beverages are also available. THe restaurant serves as a great venue for private functions as well.
Kimberley Contemporary restaurant
This fine dining restaurant offers contemporary cuisine with all the bells and whistles. The beautiful interior creates a tranquil, elegant space in which you can enjoy one of the many gourmet dishes on the menu. Excellent, professional service and an amazing wine collection add to the cuisine to make this an experience to remember. Please enquire about corkage fees.
Sandton Contemporary restaurant
Annica's offers an extensive menu and a three-course set menu which specializes in game, light meals and seafood. Vegetarians can enjoy salads and a variety of Italian dishes. An array of open sandwiches are also available. Try the salmon carpaccio, marinated in fennel seeds and a sweet soya reduction, served with wasabi mayonnaise, pickled ginger and horseradish.
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
Apprentice Restaurant, formally known as L’Olive, situated on Stellenbosch’s bustling Andringa Street, is a sought after dining establishment. Home to the Culinary Institute, this restaurant offers food that appeals to the senses.
The restaurant is training school for students who have chosen cooking as a career, but patrons would be far off the mark to expect anything less than being plated up food of exceptional quality.
Not only is breakfast, lunch and dinner served in style, the décor of the eatery is bright and inviting in a relaxed upmarket manner, however, the best seats remain out of house on the pavement, where guests can soak up the Stellenbosch vibe.
The dinner menu is offers a selection of meat dishes from Lamb Rump, Kudu Loin to Quail. Desserts are wickedly decadent with impossible to resist choices like Chocolate Marble Pavlova and Tiramisu with Rum and Espresso.
Since the restaurant is a learning arena, the menu also has a glossary of terms (in case the menu is all French to you).
Mossel Bay Contemporary restaurant
Bahia Dos Vaqueiros beacons recognition as Mossel Bay’s premier restaurant lit by the sparkling lights of Mossel Bay and cradled by the shores of Outenqua Mountains.
Offering locally grown fresh produce cooked with opulence beneath The Fantasy of the Discovery of the World ceiling known as the largest fresco ceiling in the Southern Cape, dining at Bahia Dos Vaquerious captures the imagination with pure sophistication.
Delight in iconic wines housed in the walk in cellar or international brandies, whiskies and beers alongside fusion choices of first class meals at the Bahia Dos Vaquerious in the Diaz Strand Hotel.
V and A Waterfront Contemporary restaurant
V and A Waterfront
The Bascule Bar is Cape Town’s whisky bar supreme. With over 400 whiskeys on the menu and a huge variety of some of the best wines South Africa has to offer patrons are spoilt for choice. The food menu is simple, elegant and delicious, with the menu’s emphasis on a gastro pub theme.
Situated on the edge of the marina in Cape Town’s Waterfront where the international yachts are moored, the Bascule Bar is where trendy whisky and wine lovers gather. Vibrant and bustling, it is the ideal place for a light lunch – patrons can sit out on the water’s edge and take in the sunshine. By night the Bascule bar becomes a hub of sophisticated elegance where wine and whisky flow, and all the beautiful people of Cape Town come out to play.
The gastro pub menu consists of snacks and tapas, with specialities that include goat’s cheese peppadew poppers with saffron aioli and salt and pepper squid with sweet chilli mayonnaise. Main meals are traditional pub fare with a modern twist – Cape Grace fish and chips, seared tuna burger with avocado salsa and sweet potato wedges and beef burger with sweet pepper relish, emmenthal cheese, crispy onions and French fries.
Bascule Bar patrons enjoy the finer things, but appreciate the simple style of this unique spot in Cape Town's harbour.
Gauteng Contemporary restaurant
Fresh dishes made from scratch with a healthy dollop of imagination is the order of the day here. The food is hearty with a touch of gourmet. Try a personalized breakfast that will keep you going all day, or a Mediterranean platter for one or to share. Freshly made flatbread, hummus and pesto complement the dishes; be sure to try the calamari with a touch of chilli. A variety of desserts are available and the carrot cake is definitely worth a mention. A good wine selection is on offer.
Bloubergstrand Contemporary restaurant
Cafe Blouberg is located in an old cottage on the water’s edge. Looking out over the Atlantic towards Robben Island and Table Mountain, patron can feast on delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The breakfasts are delicious, and there are eight wonderful options to choose from. Patrons are treated to the most amazing views, while enjoying a hearty start to the day. There are a variety of light lunches to choose from, including wraps, salads, toasted sandwiches and snack baskets. There are also more substantial meals on offer with a distinctly Mediterranean twist. The evening fare is fresh fare from the sea, as well as a variety of other dishes that to delight diners.
With views that can’t be beaten and fabulous food, Cafe Blouberg offers patrons an eating experience that is not only delicious, but fresh and homely. It is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail while watching nature at her best as the sun sets over the ocean and Cape Town basks in twilight.
Muldersdrift Contemporary restaurant
Café Cielo is located in the upmarket Avianto Village. The tranquil surroundings makes for an elegant and peaceful dining experience. The café is practically on the banks of the Crocodile River and serves breakfast , lunch and dinner seven days a week from 8 am until 10 pm. Delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads, burgers and a variety of grills can be enjoyed.
Strand Contemporary restaurant
This beautiful restaurant is situated in the famous Hibernian Towers in Strand. It is an upmarket beach bar, lounge and restaurant that serves up delicious meals at surprisingly reasonable prices.
The interior is stylish and elegant, but still has an element of fun to it. The cocktails served are delicious and diners are spoilt for choice.
The menu is small but well thought out and includes dishes like chicken roulade, chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes, cashew nuts and feta served with cous cous and honey-glazed veggies. Also a must-try is the sirloin steak and the bacon wrapped pork fillet served with honey and mustard mash, honey glazed veggies and apricot compote.
Light meals like pastas, burgers, wraps and fish and chips can also be enjoyed by those who just want to nibble while watching the sun set over the ocean with a cocktail in hand.
Somerset West Contemporary restaurant
Located in the Trading Post Complex on Myburgh Street in Somerset West you will find Chez Max. This restaurant offers continental food in a warm and traditional atmosphere.
The food is unpretentious but amazingly well-prepared and tasty. Starters include dishes like a trio of prawns, homemade chicken liver and bacon pate, soup of the day and risotto.
Be sure to give the slow-roasted belly of pork a try. This dish is served with crispy crackling, Hanepoot glazed apples and aromatic. Another mouthwatering main is the char-grilled beef fillet, moist and tender, with a blue cheese potato cake, caramelised baby onions and rosemary. A variety of veal and fish dishes are also available.
A great wine list complements the menu and instead of choosing from a 'great wine list', you pick straight from the wine rack.
Enjoy upmarket surrounds and upmarket food without the upmarket attitude that can be the bain of many a restaurant.
Century City Contemporary restaurant
CinCin is truly a must-visit for the connoisseur and discerning diner. Walk into a world of elegance and chic style with double-storey windows that allow views of the breathtaking Cape Town and Table Mountain.
Start your day with a feast of a breakfast and enjoy the hot and cold buffet; the selection offered is not easily matched anywhere else. Alternatively enjoy an impressive business lunch or the ultimate romantic night out.
An impressive array of options are available, from a really cool gourmet burger menu to elegant, upmarket a la carte cuisine. CinCin even offers a great bar snack menu that will keep you satisfied on your night out. The cocktail bar's look and feel is uber modern and it is filled to the brim with everyone's favourite beverages, from the best champagne to a down-to-earth draught.
Top all this off with great, personalized service, a bustling but warm ambience and, of course, the three-metre Swarovski chandelier that is the centrepiece of this establishment, and you will have an experience fit for royalty.
CinCin is open from 6.30 am to 10.30 am for breakfast, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm for lunch and 6 pm until 10 pm for dinner. Booking in advance is recommended.
Bloemfontein Contemporary restaurant
Coco C conjures sinfully tasty dishes that favour chocolate in all its glory. Every dish hosts a self indulgent array of cocoa, cocoa jus, butter cocoa and chocolate reduction.
Wines are splendidly paired alongside the décor, which embodies the taste sensations of chocolate; rich, velvety and sophisticated.
The menu brims with haute cuisine and Parisian elegance touched with French flair for luxurious and plush dining experience. Sample delights such as pomegranate and mustard roasted loin of pork with a carrot and pear ganache followed by a sinfully rich chocolate cake or white-chocolate soufflé.
Chic chandeliers, crisp linens and shiny silverware heighten the already classic setting for a sensory infusion of taste and décor. Dine amidst the interior laden with beauty and glamour or alfresco on the spectacular deck flanked by a backdrop of Loch Logan Lake, lush gardens and trailing sunsets.
Constantia Contemporary restaurant
Constantia Uitsig's original Cape Dutch Homestead is surrounded by sweeping views of Constantiaberg Mountains and vineyards. Under the expert hand of Head Chef, Clayton Bell, Constanita Uitsig Restaurant has earned an international reputation for a elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, promising a memorable dining experience.
Chef Clayton Bell builds on the indelible legacy of chef extraordinaire, Frank Swainston. The menu’s focus remains the robust flavours of Italy with forays into exotic Asia. Clayton believes that consistency is a key factor in the restaurant’s ongoing popularity. “Don’t over-complicate food, and don’t mess with good quality ingredients. I’ve been here for 13 years, and Uitsig is my second family.”
This attitude underscores the elegant yet relaxed, convivial atmosphere that keeps so many people returning for another meal in the original Manor House on the estate. It’s also why first-time visitors feel immediately that they’ve come home. Since its launch in 1992, Constantia Uitsig Restaurant has consistently featured in the Top Ten Restaurants of South Africa.
Need to know? Open 7 days a week Lunch: 12h30-14h30 Dinner: 19h30-21h30 Closed: Lunch 31 December New Year's Day
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