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Alexia's  in Big Bay

Alexia's

Big Bay Mediterranean restaurant in Big Bay

A hidden gem in Big Bay, Alexia’s restaurant is a Greek influenced Mediterranean restaurant that offers a variety of deliciously authentic meals. With views across Table Bay towards Table Mountain and the Cape Town, Alexia’s is the perfect place to sit back, sip on a cool glass of vino and take in the amazing views of the Mother City while delighting in delicious food.

Asian-Asia Restaurant in Tyger Waterfront

Asian-Asia Restaurant

Tyger Waterfront Asian restaurant in Tyger Waterfront

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.

Bambanani in Melville

Bambanani

Melville Mediterranean restaurant in Melville

Long tables scattered throughout set off interesting varieties of paintings with a designated children’s area, thoughtfully designed to incorporate busy little minds for much needed relaxation for parents. Boasting a three level story, multi coloured climbing frame, a games room and designated play area with seating for child minders, Bambanani keeps little minds busy and well fed with delightful kiddies favourites. The menu excites the traditional favourites such as macaroni and cheese and fish fingers and mash to mention a few. Adults indulge and extensive menu boasting Mediterranean cuisine and tasty tapas such as beef Carpaccio with celery, parmigiano shavings and a lemon dressing or grilled aubergines marinated in olive oil, garlic and parsley. For seafood delights try the prawns with chilli, coriander and lime butter. More substantial meals are on offer such as beef or veggie burgers with red onions and frites or a salad. Fillet steak, pork ribs and grilled whole baby chicken with peri-peri sauce.

Beijing Orchard in Goodwood

Beijing Orchard

Goodwood Asian restaurant in Goodwood

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.

Bica Sushi Bar in Table View

Bica Sushi Bar

Table View Sushi restaurant in Table View

This quaint, yet modern sushi spot offers delicious treats for the discerning diner. With typical Japanese flavours, Bica Sushi Bar definitely pulls out all the stops to ensure a pleasant dining experience. Enjoy traditional favourites like California rolls, maki, nigiri and fashion sandwiches in a vibrant location in this popular centre. The freshest produce is used to create the little pieces of art and every order comes with the usual ginger, soya sauce and wasabi. Expect fast service and great-tasting Eastern flavours that is surprisingly affordable. The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am until 7 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am until 5 pm.

Cafe Neo East London in Quigney

Cafe Neo East London

Quigney Mediterranean restaurant in Quigney

Café Neo inspires a social atmosphere and aims to have friends and family feel welcome and relaxed. With an emphasis on service, you will have everything you need with a smile. The menu offers breakfast, lunch and supper with a Mediterranean influence. There is an option for everyone with breakfasts, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, seafood, grills and vegetarian fare. Trading times: Monday from 8:30 to 22:00; Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 to 22:00; Sundays from 8:30 to 17:30.

Café Riche in Pretoria (Tshwane)

Café Riche

Pretoria (Tshwane) Continental restaurant in Pretoria (Tshwane)

Located on Church Square, Café Riche lures in visitors with their freshly baked pastries, baguettes and croissants – baked in the early hours of the morning till late in the evening. Loyal locals and famous visitors such as Thabu Mbeki and Steve Hofmeyer frequently visit, alongside tourists. The menu offers Mediterranean flavours blended into a bistro setting, perfect for lunch or a light meal. Fresh salads and daily specials can be enjoyed along stern favourites such as Mediterranean Fussily Pasta with Tabouleh style vegetables. Café Riche makes an ideal before or after theatre venue, and entices warm summer days with their famous Belgian beers.

Cucina Paparazzi in Cape Town

Cucina Paparazzi

Cape Town Continental restaurant in Cape Town

This cosy restaurant bustles with activity and holds a unique feel. The décor is warm and various celebrity photos adorn the walls contrasted by the white tablecloth setting. The open plan kitchen invites diners into the culinary experience, where the likes of continental and local dishes grace tables in generous portions. The lovely outside terrace makes ideal spot for frothy cappuccinos and a morning paper.

Green Mango in Durban North

Green Mango

Durban North Sushi restaurant in Durban North

Dressed in bold statement colours and vibrant atmosphere warmed by dark wood and clean lines, Green Mango tantalises the palate with delicious fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine. This modern sushi establishment is a popular haunt with locals and is often vibey and bustling. Diners can tickle the taste buds with delectable sushi and Japanese fare indoors or alfresco.

Gwefey Asian Cuisine in Morningside - JHB

Gwefey Asian Cuisine

Morningside - JHB Asian restaurant in Morningside - JHB

This beautiful, trendy and happening restaurant is situated in bustling Sandton and offers authentic Asian cuisine. A delightfully varied menu leaves guests spoilt for choice and all dishes are freshly prepared to provide a tastebud treat. The interior and setting is magical, and combined with warm hospitality, fast service and food flavours to die for, this place is a must-try.

Koi Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Lynnwood

Koi Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Lynnwood Asian restaurant in Lynnwood

The menu showcases cuisine from unrivalled Japanese chefs with tastes that suit all palates. Diners start with a choice of thinly sliced Sashimi of Salmon - with ginger, chives and toasted sesame seeds marinated in garlic and ponzu lightly seared in hot olive oil for starters. Mains delights with Sesamed Crusted Seared Tuna with Marinated Dim Hoi Sim Sauce - served on ponzu flavoured wok seared greens and topped with sweet potato crisps or side order of Wasabi Mash. Other dishes such as the Create your own noodle dish and Sushi platters compliment the dining experience concluded by Chocolate and Banana Spring Rolls - Served with a white chocolate dipping sauce. Koi Restaurant and Sushi boasts a refined teahouse with specialty teas served in unique handmade Japanese cast iron teapots compliments the end of a meal or lunch. Enjoy contemporary Asian cuisine and welcoming atmosphere at Koi Restaurant and Sushi.

La Med in Clifton

La Med

Clifton Mediterranean restaurant in Clifton

La Med is on a 'beauty nap' until September.The venue offers the most stunning panoramic sea and mountain views with ‘out of this world’ sunsets. In summer, whilst soaking up the sun, relax on the deckwith a cocktail. La Med is also famous for its electric atmosphere during livesporting events shown on their big screen.Once the sun goes down the fun begins, with local DJ's mixing it up on the decks and barmen mixing it up with the cocktails. And don't miss the Goldfish Submerged Sundays!

Lazari's Food Gallery in Vredehoek

Lazari's Food Gallery

Vredehoek Mediterranean restaurant in Vredehoek

For tasty light bites with a Mediterranean influence, Lazari Food Gallery is a great place for a quick bite or a relaxed time with good friends. Superb breakfasts and delicious mains, available in half portions are the order of the day, as well as a variety of cupcakes that Lazari is famous for. Attentive service and a homely feel make patrons feel relaxed and at ease as they sample the delights on offer. A buzzing spot, full of character, Lazari’s Food Gallery is well worth a visit.

Nonna Lina Italian Restaurant in Gardens

Nonna Lina Italian Restaurant

Gardens Mediterranean restaurant in Gardens

If Pizza is your crazing, Nonna Lina can more than accommodate. This cosy and friendly establishment proffers superb pizzas with thin and crispy bases and a good selection of toppings. There are also options like veal, tuna and delicious pastas on offer with a decent wine list to accompany. Good service and a lively atmosphere make Nonna Lina is a place worth coming back to.

Olive and Oil in Glenwood

Olive and Oil

Glenwood Mediterranean restaurant in Glenwood

Garnished with the most plump and voluptuous olives and a complimenting selection of wines, diners can enjoy the culinary delights influenced by Mediterranean touches for an all round sumptuous meal. With delectable daily specials and firm favourites found in the Ala Carte menu this welcoming and warm establishment rewards with gastronomic delight. Enjoy signature dishes such as the ever-popular prawn tails wrapped in phyllo served with dill, sweet chilli and Greek yoghurt dipping sauce. For meat lovers, the dijon, avocado and feta sirloin is a melt-in-the-mouth 300g of succulent deliciousness. For the seafood lovers, try the extensive array of dishes grilled and basted in their very own secret basting. Round off a satisfying meal with delectably sinful desserts such as the kahlua avalanche comprised of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a pancake, smothered in kahlua, nuts and bar one sauce or the death by chocolate, which consists of warm chocolate fudge cake smothered in bar one sauce and served with ice cream or cream. Olive and Oil will delight and intoxicate the palate with taste sensations seduced by Mediterranean flair for a truly pleasurable taste experience.

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