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Hout Bay German restaurant
Having spent their entire working lives in the food and hospitality industry - both locally and internationally - new owners, Kurt and Petra Schramm, have all the right qualifications to firmly place Alpenstube on the destination restaurant map in the picturesque surrounds of Hout Bay. Much needed improvements include a new front patio, a revamped outside bar and beer garden, and a fireplace for the cold winters.
Alpenstube offers a very versatile indoor-outdoor dining experience where you can relax and savour an imported German draught beer in the garden, have coffee and homemade pastries on the front patio, and enjoy a leisurely lunch or intimate dinner in the cosy interior. Aside from its large following of locals who carry them through the winter months, Alpenstube is fortunate to have many overseas visitors – German, Dutch and English - who, like the swallows, return year after year to their favourite Hout Bay haunt.
Now open at lunch time, the well-priced menu features traditional specialties such as Geschnetzeltes, thinly sliced port fillet in a creamy mushroom sauce, alongside light meals such as the Chef’s Burger, seasonal salads and a couple of soups. Master Chef Kurt has thoughtfully included several menu items specifically for children so that Alpenstube can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The signature dish must surely be the traditional Eisbein, but please call in advance to check availability. Other dinner recommendations are the grilled Fillet Steak, as well as Schnitzels to suit all tastes – pork, veal and chicken. You will also find fresh fish on the menu when available from the harbor. The pastries, desserts and cakes are all homemade, so why not indulge in whatever takes your fancy.
Umhlanga Sushi restaurant
Bamboo Sushi Lounge is a relaxed and comfortable restaurant. If you have a craving for excellent fresh sushi that is affordable, this is the place you want to head to. The service is friendly and the area safe. Ask about their daily specials and you won’t go wrong.
Monday to Sunday, from 11:30 am to 9 pm.
Illovo Sushi restaurant
A stunning restaurant in the upmarket Illovo Square centre, Benkei delivers when it comes to Japanese cuisine.The decor follows Japanese ideals with a spacious open plan interior punctuated with clean lines. A glass wall enhances this calming, spacious feel and for added tranquillity there is a mesmerizing fish tank.This popular restaurant produces superb sushi; some even consider it the best in Johannesburg, but Sushi isn’t all that Benkei has to offer. There is a teppanyaki grill and also a range of tempura options to suit those who fancy something else.For the best in Japanese cuisine, Benkei has it covered.
Muldersdrift German restaurant
This quaint and charming restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and is situated in Muldersdrift. Excellent, hearty German food can be enjoyed at reasonable prices. Friendly efficient service is the order of the day and guests will no doubt enjoy the relaxed, yet bustling atmosphere. The restaurant has live music gigs on Sundays - always a festive affair.
Table View Sushi restaurant
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.
St Francis Bay Sushi restaurant
St Francis Bay
Bijou is a contemporary trendy ladies cocktail and sushi bar. The setting is ideal for sunset rendezvous, cocktails, sushi and tapas. There is indoor and outdoor seating available. This new and trendy restaurant overlooks the water - great for a get-together in summer with some friends and cocktails. The restaurant prepares takeaways.
Plattekloof Sushi restaurant
Bluefin restaurant in Plattekloof specializes in high quality seafood and sushi dishes and an extensive menu that caters for all tastes.
The interior is relaxed and modern, classy and leek and the ambience is vibrant and energetic.
All your favourites can be found on the sushi menu, including California rolls, Fashion Sandwiches, Maki rolls, Salmon roses and much more. The chef creates his own speciality rolls, many of which are exclusive to the restaurant. These include rainbow rolls, the spicy firecracker rolls and decadent tuna crunch rolls.
Should you not be a sushi lover, the menu offers many other options like line fish with sweet potato mash or veggies or chips, various calamari dishes including Cajun calamari, peri-peri calamari and even Thai green calamari.
Watch out for the regular all-you-can-eat specials. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 am until midnight.
Somerset West Cuban restaurant
Set in a rustic old farmhouse and with superb views from every side is the Buena Vista Social Cafe, Somerset West.
Diners may also choose to eat outside in a pretty hacienda-style area. The cuisine is primarily Cuban with tantalising tapas and a wine list that perfectly accompanies the dishes.
For a wonderful Cuban dining experience in cosy and welcoming surroundings, Buena Vista Social Cafe excels!
V & A Waterfront Cuban restaurant
V & A Waterfront
Buena Visa Social Cafe near Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront is a Cuban themed restaurant and bar. Its authentic decor is eclectic, with a touch of shabby chic this combined with Cuban and Latino beats, Cuban inspired menu and great friendly service combined transport visitors to Havana -the Buena Vista Social Cafe a popular destination for Capetonians, as well as international visitors.
The menu has been designed around traditional Cuban, Central American and Caribbean fare, with a heavy Mediterranean influence too. There is a varied tapas menu, with both hot and cold dishes to choose from, including a meze platter, piquant jalapenos chilli poppers, scrumptious chicken skewers and flambéed chorizo. There is also a wide selection of Mexican favourites on the Comidas menu, all with a Cuban twist, such as the Chicken Churasco, which is grilled chicken breast with guacamole and salsa on traditional toasted Cuban flat bread.
The Buena Vista Social Cafe is also famous for this meat and seafood. The beef is SA grain fed super beef, aged for 21 days. The Lamb Al Ron, a house speciality, is delicious slices of roasted lamb flambéed in a creamy, Cuban rum sauce. The sea fare includes Cuban inspired linefish, fresh from off the boats and an indulgent seafood platter. The piece de resistance is the Cuban paella – a traditional rice dish with a generous selection of seafood, including prawns. The dish is packed with flavours and made to an authentic recipe; the paella is a fabulous feast!
Cape Town Dutch restaurant
Café Dutch is a modern bistro café offering traditional and modern Dutch delights.
Located in Wynberg in a converted Victorian building boasting an upmarket feel dressed in stark white tables and chairs set against warm charcoal walls.
The menu encourages lingering sampling homemade crumbed organic beef kroketten served on rye bread and winter rich pea soup with smoked sausage.
Then there is the tasty nasi goreng with Indonesian chilli and spices, chicken satay, homemade peanut sauce and prawn crackers.
Diners can enjoy non-traditional highlights, such as wild mushroom tart with rocket and Parmesan shavings, or salmon fishcakes with dill mustard sauce rounded off by a simply sinful bittersweet dark chocolate dessert with orange curd, served in a coffee cup.
Green Point German restaurant
Proving a roaring success in Germany, with over 50 branches scattered throughout Germany, Café Extrablatt intends to conquer Cape Town.
Serving coffee, beer and delicious breakfasts, buffets and classic dishes, diners can soak up some traditional German delights and experience what the Germans all rage about.
Visit Café Extrablatt and experience for yourself this little slice of Germany on Main Road in Green Point.
Mossel Bay Cuban restaurant
Situated just off the main road in Mossel Bay, the Cafe Havana Lounge overlooks the hustle and bustle of village life. Enjoy lunch or dinner from their extensive menu featuring a variety of Cuban dishes. For the not so hungry, nibble on tapas while you sip a Cuban cocktail on the wooden deck.After dinner you can move to the cosy Cigar Lounge and sit next to the fireside while puff on a Cuban cigar. The Cafe Havana Lounge offers a fully stocked bar and regular live entertainment.
Bellville Cuban restaurant
This stylish new lounge and restaurant on the popular Edward Street strip in Bellville offers an great quality food in a vibrant and bustling atmosphere.
The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu definitely does not disappoint on variety. Enjoy one of their amazing pizzas with a beer, a cocktail or wine of your choice. The cuisine is simple yet tasty with Cuban inspired flavours and presentation.
This hot spot frequently hosts live music events, and on some nights, Dj's that will make you want to dance until closing time.
Enjoy an awesome hubbly or a delicate cigar to top off your evening. The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am until am, on Saturdays from 9 am until 4 am and on Sundays from 9 am until 2 am. Whether it is a delicious breakfast, a lazy, wine-paired lunch or a dinner and night on the town you prefer, Cougar Lounge offers it all.
Bloemfontein Cuban restaurant
Cubana Latino Café invites relaxation, celebration and festivities in a social café atmosphere. The restaurant offers unique flavourful dishes and a wide variety of meals spilling off the extensive menu.
Diners relax soaking up the warm and inviting atmosphere over a re-energising breakfast, languid lunch and festive dinner sampling sumptuous dishes.
Experience the vibe and festive spirit of Cuba over breakfast, lunch or dinner at Cubana Latino Café in Bloemfontein.
Morningside Sushi restaurant
Touched by a neutral palate reflected in glass covered walls and champagne hued décor, CZAR Restaurant embraces opulent relaxation complimented by low slung leather couches.
Serving a variety of tapas, sushi and Asian cuisine, the restaurant entices the palate and senses with decadence set amongst a courtyard cradled by trees and low strung fairly lights for a truly magical dining experience.
Discover temptations ranging from sushi, perfectly cooked tempura whole baby squid, dim sum touched with an elegant Eastern influence and classic twist.
For main course, try peppered fillet with a red-wine sauce, tarragon butter and fries complimented by a glass of well-paired wine.
CZAR Restaurant soaks up the hip and happening crowds cooled by a contemporary feel for a touch of elegant glamour.
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