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!Khwa ttu Restaurant in Yzerfontein

!Khwa ttu Restaurant

Yzerfontein South African restaurant in Yzerfontein

Located on Grootwater Farm, !Khwa ttu Restaurant entices with lighty, hearty and creative dishes picked fresh from the garden and baked fresh from the oven. Housed in a 40 seater restored original farmhouse, perched on the hills, diners enjoy dining with a view and cooling tea garden complimented by famous vineyard wines. The menu focuses on fresh products, homemade breads and decadent cakes. Weekends beacon 3-course meals and imaginative deserts. Enjoy culinary creations from resident Swiss chef and a menu filled with hearty creativity at !Khwa ttu Restaurant in Darling.

& 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.

137 High Street in Grahamstown

137 High Street

Grahamstown South African restaurant in Grahamstown

Enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in intimate surrounds or alfresco in the private courtyard. This home away from home lingers with the aroma of freshly baked bread and old world charm. Enjoy freshly baked scones and cakes baked daily at 137 High Street in Grahamstown.

18th Av Bakery Cafe in Riviera

18th Av Bakery Cafe

Riviera Bistro restaurant in Riviera

Nestled in a leafy suburb 18th Av Bakery Café invites an adventurous approach to dining with an unusual menu brimming with unusual selections. Tasty creations inspired by eclectic creativity come in generous portions, gourmet sandwiches overflow with delicious fillings and hearty farm bread makes for a unique dining experience. The wine list is small, enjoyed on the cool stoep, relaxing in light conversation and bistro ambiance at 18th Av Bakery Café.

27 Cafe in Hatfield

27 Cafe

Hatfield Light Meals restaurant in Hatfield

Light lunches in a designer setting is what you can expect from +27 Cafe. The menu consists mainly of croissants with a variety of gourmet fillings. Try the Gorgonzola and pear combination or the healthy and tasty chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and olive croissant. Mini 'burgers' are also available. The restaurant is not licensed but delectable smoothies, coffees and cappucinos can be enjoyed. +27 Cafe is open from Monday to Friday from 7 am until 6 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am until 2 pm.

27th Café in Hatfield

27th Café

Hatfield South African restaurant in Hatfield

Exuding a designer ambiance and electric collection of works from young designers and photographers, 27th Café is a trendy hotspot on South Street. The menu proffers light meals in a relaxed setting, with great cappucinos and delicious Turkish Strawberry smoothies. Try the gorgonzola and pear croissant or dig into the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and olive version, for heartier appetites try the three mini burgers in ham, cheese and a plain burger. The low prices make this place very attractive, considering the trendy ambiance and additional gallery.

34 South PE in Summerstrand

34 South PE

Summerstrand South African restaurant in Summerstrand

Casual and laidback, 34 Degrees South has latitude. Start with a platter of freshly shucked wild coastal oysters still tasting of salt and sea. Tuck into calamari and mussels done in many ways – in vinaigrette, masala, with peri-peri or with wine and garlic. The herring comes six ways, the fish pates four and the mezze too many ways to mention. Traditional Greek, Spanish and Portuguese themes run through an eclectic menu that highlights Mediterranean flavours – with chicken, ostrich and vegetarian options for diners averse to seafood. With tastebuds still tingling from oysters and bubbly, the mains are sure to tantalise. Signature dishes tempt with fresh line fish brought in through the Knysna Heads, east-coast sole, linefish espetada, Portuguese sardines, jambalaya and seafood paella.

5 Owls Restaurant in Mpumalanga

5 Owls Restaurant

Mpumalanga South African restaurant in Mpumalanga

The atmosphere exudes peacefulness flanked by dramatic cliffs and trickling streams. Savour a memorable 4-course dinner or hearty breakfasts to kick start the day. Lunches revitalise with light and fulfilling selections. This family owned restaurant prides itself on personalised service and is renowned as one of the fine dining experiences in Waterval. Enjoy a meal in intimate surrounds or alfresco in the tea garden. If a languid lunch calls for some sporting time, then bask in the sports pub filling up on pub grub. 5 Owls Restaurant welcomes families and invites relaxation in beautiful surrounds at BergWater Lodge, Waterval.

Adrian's Bistro in Bredasdorp

Adrian's Bistro

Bredasdorp Bistro restaurant in Bredasdorp

This lovely bistro with large tranquil tea garden is situated in the heart of Bredasdorp. Enjoy breakfast and light lunches in a warm atmosphere as well as delicious home-baked pastries and desserts. Dinner is served on reservation on weekends with a change in menu every weekend.

African Shades in Swellendam

African Shades

Swellendam Light Meals restaurant in Swellendam

Enjoy great food and company in the outside dining area surrounded by beautiful gardens or in front of a roaring fireplace in Winter. African Shades combines unfussy, uncomplicated cuisine with a touch of elegance and relaxed style. Omelettes, delectable pastas, typically South African cinnamon sugar pancakes, home-made wraps and trammezini sarmies are but a few of the filling comforting meals diners can enjoy. A well-stocked bar rounds off a great dining experience.

Afro Square in Brakpan

Afro Square

Brakpan South African restaurant in Brakpan

This upmarket pub and grill in the Tsakane Township just a five-minute drive from Carnival City has a recipe consisting of food, drink, music and a bustling vibe. Great for events, meetings or presentations that will be fully catered for. A varied menu is available and the food is wholesome and hearty. The service is top notch and after dinner, why not meet up in the gentleman's pub on the premises. For a real, authentic South African experience, visit Afro Square.

Afternoon Tea in Cape Town

Afternoon Tea

Cape Town Light Meals restaurant in Cape Town

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.

Aladdin's de Light in Nottingham Road

Aladdin's de Light

Nottingham Road South African restaurant in Nottingham Road

This simple little coffee shop lures the palate with the delicious aroma of freshly baked delight and hearty country cooking. Set in a beautiful location, Aladdin’s de Light entices shopping and eating in one swoop with offerings of arts and crafts and delicious meals. Browse the local stores before settling down for a relaxing meal at Aladdin’s de Light in Midlands Meander.

Albertinia Hotel in Albertinia

Albertinia Hotel

Albertinia South African restaurant in Albertinia

The well-stocked wine cellar generously compliments the dining experience, as does the lingering aroma of freshly baked bread and spreading reputation of pickled fish. Albertinia Hotel offers delicious traditional food served plentiful for a soothing experience of true comfort food. Enjoy lazy pub lunches or refreshing light meals in the shady tea garden, however you choose to dine, Albertinia Hotel will comfort the palate with nostalgic African cuisine and welcoming smiles.

Alfresco in White River


White River South African restaurant in White River

This relaxed restaurant serves well cooked food in well cooked portions at well matched prices. Here you are likely to meet the locals and to be welcomed into the community with a cold one and a smile. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes. Unpretentious but hearty food flies out the kitchen and a well stocked cellar complements the experience.


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