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34 South in Knysna Quays

34 South

Knysna Quays Seafood restaurant in Knysna Quays

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.

99 on Cape and Little Zorbas in Mill Park

99 on Cape and Little Zorbas

Mill Park Mediterranean restaurant in Mill Park

99 on Cape was originally a family home in the 1900s and converted into a ‘rest stop’ on one of the main roads in Port Elizabeth. Now a well-known establishment, this restaurant offers Mediterranean influenced cuisine such as Portuguese fillet and Moroccan lamb dishes. The venue is open for function hire. Just off 99 on Cape is the Little Zorba offering only Greek cuisine. Trading hours: Tuesday to Friday – 10 am to 3 pm; 5:30 pm to 10 pm; Saturday – 5:30 pm to 10 pm.

Adesso in Rondebosch

Adesso

Rondebosch Mediterranean restaurant in Rondebosch

A bustling and lively spot, Adesso is quickly becoming the only place to be in the Southern suburbs. Serving superb Italian cuisine in a friendly and vibrant environment, it is no wonder that Adesso is amassing a large loyal following. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can enjoy the finest coffee and a mouth-watering cake selection. A superb venue for parties and events, Adesso is a versatile and exciting restaurant.

African Peninsula Restaurant in Durban

African Peninsula Restaurant

Durban Seafood restaurant in Durban

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.

Al Nafoora in Cape Town

Al Nafoora

Cape Town Mediterranean restaurant in Cape Town

For a brilliant breakfast, a light lunch or a sumptuous supper, Al Nafoora always provides the best options.This Mediterranean restaurant proffers a wide variety of breakfast options to help you start the day properly. For lunch and dinner there is a superb a la carte menu with a great selection of dishes including fresh fish and delicious mezze.The atmosphere is relaxed and laid back but still upmarket, making your dining experience at Al Nafoora a special but affordable event.Experience wonderful food and warm Cape hospitality at Al Nafoora.

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.

Alpenstube in Hout Bay

Alpenstube

Hout Bay German restaurant in Hout Bay

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.

Alte Feste Restaurant in George

Alte Feste Restaurant

George Seafood restaurant in George

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.

Anita's Tavern in Port Nolloth

Anita's Tavern

Port Nolloth Seafood restaurant in Port Nolloth

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.

Aqua in Umhlanga

Aqua

Umhlanga Seafood restaurant in Umhlanga

For the finest seafood in a luxurious three-level surrounding, Aqua at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom doesn’t disappoint. A focal point of a large cylindrical fish tank sets the aquatic tone of the decor and provides a centre piece for the teppanyaki tables, the sushi bar and an a la carte section. The sunken cocktail bar is a particularly nice feature. With brilliant views of the Sibaya gardens and dinner and dancing on Saturday nights, Aqua is the place to be for whatever you want of a glitzy night out.

Aqua Restaurant in Green Point

Aqua Restaurant

Green Point Mediterranean restaurant in Green Point

Flanked by a 20 liter salt water fish tank, Aqua sets the mood with pleasant alfresco dining serving old favourites like calamari and haloumi to popular Mediterranean platters brimming with dolmades, pita, haloumi, meatballs and many more. Share a platter sample a mixture of calamari, line fish, mussels with a creamy sauce and lemon grilled prawns For the meat lovers, try the sizzling the Lamb Cutlets served with pita bread, tzatziki, fries and salad rounding of your Greek experience with a traditional dessert Ekmek - baked phyllo pastry topped with custard and finished with a sweetened cream, roasted almonds and a cherry.

Azura Restaurant in Salt Rock

Azura Restaurant

Salt Rock Mediterranean restaurant in Salt Rock

Cradled in the scenic beachside resort of Ballito, Azura Restaurant refreshes the palate with cooling cocktails, romantic dinners and alfresco lunches flanked by ocean views and trailing sunsets. Enjoy an array of dishes ranging from Mediterranean style fare to succulent steaks and Portuguese style chicken. The comprehensive menu boasts delicious grilled steaks, succulent prawns, tender calamari, peri-peri chicken, fresh and delicious seafood dishes as well as combos. Dine alfresco on the wooden deck or by candlelight under a blanket of stars, Azura Restaurant swaddles the palate with a taste of the ocean touched by the murmur of contented chatter.

Baba Ganoush in City Bowl

Baba Ganoush

City Bowl Mediterranean restaurant in City Bowl

Nostalgic photos adorn the walls, rustic kitchen equipment dangle from chandeliers and colourful meals are best eaten with mismatched Victorian cutlery in this cute, kitch and cosy eatery in Loop Street. The menu focuses on wholesome meals, handwritten on a collection of blackboards. Flavours of the Middle East infused with a touch of Boerekos add a distinct flare to dining while traditional servings of lamb shawarma hit the spot. Round off the meal with a selection of rocky road brownies, cupcakes galore and lemon meringue. Cool the palate with a Frankie cinnamon cola or warming Arabic coffee infused with cardomon and cloves after indulging the menu.

Baia in V and A Waterfront

Baia

V and A Waterfront Seafood restaurant in V and A Waterfront

Baia is the talk of the town when it comes to the finest seafood. Offering the most delectable seafood dishes created with skill and passion and using the freshest fish and shellfish, diners are treated to a sumptuous feast. Even the meat lovers are taken care of with a mouth-watering selection of meat and poultry dishes. A large spacious terrace offers a superb al fresco setting with stunning views, a lounge and bar provide a space to relax before or after you meal, or just a place to enjoy a drink or two in a wonderfully vibrant ambience. The decor is understated and perfectly placed with lighting and beautiful colours that create a warm but stylish look as well as mosaic tiles that pay homage to Mediterranean roots.

Ballyhoo Bistro in East London

Ballyhoo Bistro

East London Seafood restaurant in East London

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.

 

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