South Africa Accommodation
South Africa Dutch Relaxed Restaurants
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Knysna Quays Seafood restaurant
Casual and laidback, Knysna's bustling food emporium claims that it's "not exactly a restaurant, not exactly a bar, definitely not a deli... well, not exactly a deli... it’s an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place". Well, it's a good place to be if you enjoy fresh seafood and fancy a bit of shopping. 34 South is also "a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain!"
Start with a platter of freshly shucked wild coastal oysters still tasting of salt and sea. Tuck into calamari (tubes, heads and steaks) and mussels (in and out the shell) 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 linefish brought in through the Knysna heads, east-coast sole, linefish espetada, Portuguese sardines, jambalaya and seafood paella.
City Bowl Japanese restaurant
This awesome sushi place is located in the middle of bustling Cape Town and boasts a simple, uncomplicated interior and a vibrant ambience.
The food is extremely well priced and the menu offers a wide variety of favourite sushi options. Daily and weekly specials are offered and make this the ideal spot for those watching their pockets.
Enjoy delectable California rolls, sashimi, maki, nigiri, fashion sandwiches and the less common inari, gorgeous fillings wrapped in sweet tofu. Beautiful, delicate salmon and tuna roses are, of course, also available.
The balcony is covered with a bedouin tent so you can enjoy your favourite Japanese cuisine in any weather. Be sure to watch out for the regular 'all you can eat' specials - a rare indulgence that has to be tried.
Durban Seafood restaurant
Exuding a tropical ambience, African Peninsula Restaurant refreshes the senses with exotic décor and well-presented dishes served over banana leaf dressed tables and crisp white linens.
For starters try plump mussels in cream white wine sauce followed by 220g grilled lamb chops, cooked to perfection in spiced garlic, herbs and chillies or the grilled line fish of the day, succulently cooked in warming spices served on a bed of fragrant rice in lemon garlic butter.
Round off a perfectly satisfying meal with a decadent tipsy malva pudding desert and silky coffee or cooling don pedro.
African Peninsula is located perfectly along the shores of the Indian Ocean for a relaxing languid lunch or romantic shore break dinner under the star lit sky.
Norwood Deli restaurant
Bustling with breakfast foodies, hearty luncheons and tantalizing aromas, Alexanders Deli satisfies hungry appetites with their homemade food and welcoming ambiance.
Stylish yet rustic, warm and welcoming, diners peruse the deli filled with nutritious food or soak up the start of a new day over a hot cup of coffee and freshly baked pastry.
Scattered with wooden furniture dressed in soft browns and oranges and an unpretentious vibe, Alexanders Deli delights with a selection of wholesome dishes.
Try the chicken soup and kneidle, divine blintzes, meat and cheese, speciality hot beef on rye and delicious mock-crayfish dressed in mouth-watering sauces for a starter or main meal.
The deli boasts plenty traditional Jewish cuisine and tasty favourites like homemade burgers and voluptuous schwarmas.
Alexanders Deli warms the palate with tempting delights and bustling ambiance, perfect for kick-starting the day over breakfast or unwinding from a long day.
George Seafood restaurant
Enjoy tasty food with a difference or light lunches and breakfasts. Alte Feste Restaurant sweeps the palate away with decadent deserts for a little slice of heaven.
From great choice salads to vegetarian meals, Alte Feste caters for the easygoing palate in relaxed informal setting perfect to soothing the day away.
Century City Deli restaurant
Anat Apter's grandfather started a family business in 1945. In 1991, Anat started to further this business at the Bruma Flea Market and this popular food chain has now grown to over 30 stores all over South Africa.
Enjoy real Middle Eastern flavours at very reasonable prices. The ever-popular shwarma is available in beef chicken and lamb, and for the really hungry, the lamb burgers come in super sizes.
The falafel is a favourite and is filled with tahina, humus and vegetables. All meals are served with your choice of pickled gherkin, jalapeno chilli, peppers, onions, sauerkraut and fresh tomato, cucumber, cabbage and brinjals.
The food is tasty, hearty, quick and convenient, and best of all, it will suit your pocket.
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.
Big Bay Japanese restaurant
Located in Eden Bay shopping centre, Aomori Japanese Restaurant is rated by some as the best sushi in Cape Town.
The menu favours the tastes of Japan and offers grills, sushi and Asian delicacies enjoyed with pleasant views of the ocean and Table Mountain.
Relax on the beach and order some sushi from the mobile waitress, soak up the sun, sea and tranquil surrounds enjoying succulent sushi from Aomori in Big Bay, Bloubergstrand.
Cape Town Japanese restaurant
Asu-Ma is a traditional Japanese restaurant that serves a niche market in the midst of bustling Cape Town. The restaurant reflects Japanese culture by combining a peaceful interior, a great ambience and fresh flavourful dishes that speak for themselves.
All food is prepared as you watch when you order. The open kitchen and sushi bar adds to the traditional feel.
Here you can enjoy sushi that bursts with flavour and an amosphere that does the same. Ideal for socializing with a group of friends, it will be an experience to remember.
East London Seafood restaurant
Boasting a prime wharf side location offering simple seafood fare, Ballyhoo Bistro embraces a cosy nautical feel complimented by efficient service and outstanding food.
Graced by a beautiful view diners can sit back, relax and enjoy freshly prepared cuisine with a touch of classic elegance.
Try baskets of calamari, pots of mussels or succulent grilled line fish with a salad. Steaks, wraps, burgers and breakfasts wet the appetite, while the eat-as-many-prawns- as-you-like special beacons loyal followers back every time.
Ballyhoo Bistro provided the perfect wharf side setting bursting with simple seafood and beautiful views.
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.
Mossel Bay Seafood restaurant
Enjoy famous dishes or a relaxing drink marvelling at the beauty of the handcrafted natural tree bar or unwind in front of the crackling fireplace sipping heart-warming sherry.
Rekindle the summer spirit with cooling cocktails savouring the sun and lapping waters around the Lapa with family and friends or just enjoy simple dining warmed by caramel woods and cooling wrought iron tables and chairs heightened by nautical stripes.
Tantalise the palate with Tiger Prawns sautéed in chilli and garlic oil with onion and peppers, 600gm flame grilled Spare Ribs, medium spiced Chicken Curry, Chicken Tagliatelle with mushroom, tomato and garlic sauce topped with parmesan.
Beach Tree Restaurant flirts casual dining surrounded by a soothing ambience fit for those who just want to kick back, relax and enjoy what the day has to offer.
Yzerfontein Seafood restaurant
Beaches Restaurant has an envied position in Yzerfontein, overlooking the 16 Mile Beach. True to its name, Beaches Restaurant’s theme consists of brightly coloured umbrellas on the deck, white washed tables and chairs and bright tablecloths.
The menu offers a majority of seafood but some meat and vegetarian dishes are available. The Beaches Basket is great for a snack with samosas, springrolls, fish bites, mussels and calamari.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 4 pm.
V & A Waterfront Seafood restaurant
V & A Waterfront
In a picturesque setting with stunning views of Table Bay is Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar.Enjoy a decadent but relaxed ambiance in this acclaimed eatery. Choose from a selection of hundreds of the finest wines carefully picked by the talented team. Dine on succulent seafood and meats in delicious dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients.With accolades such as the ‘Diners Club Wine List of the Year 2009 - Diamond Award’, the ‘Best Restaurant Service Award on the V&A Waterfront August 2009/2010’ and the ‘American Express Fine Dining Selection - Platinum Selection 2009’ it’s no surprise that this restaurant continues to grow in popularity.Take some time out to experience a superb dining experience at the V & A Waterfront.
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.
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