Cape Town Bistro restaurant
This hip and happening spot in Cape Town is quaint, funky, bustling and just plain fun. At prices that cannot easily be beaten, Characters offers something for everyone, from early morning breakfasts to 'early morning' cocktails.
The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes. With light meals like butternut and blue cheese quiche with onion marmalade and a fresh green salad and tagliatelle with mascarpone, cherry tomatoes, rocket and fresh rosemary you simply cannot go wrong.
Try one of the simple, but tasty sarmies, a delectable pizza or a packed burger if you are not in the mood for too much fuss.
The bar environment is relaxing and bustling at the same time and you can enjoy a cocktail or shooter while checking out dear Marilyn on the wall.
The restaurant hosts quite a few events like speed dating nights, karaoke evenings, DJ evenings and quiz nights, so it is advised to enquire.
To cut a long story short, this is fun!
Stellenbosch Bistro restaurant
Enjoy wine, strawberries and good hearty food at this quaint, beautifully decorated eatery at the Mooiberge Farmstall on the R44. The restaurant's main focus is on serving imaginative homemade dishes made with the freshest produce.
A laid-back, elegant space awaits and offers a cool respite from a day of sightseeing. Try the blue cheese, rocket and strawberry compote pizza, counter-intuitive but delectable, or some freshly made, moist French toast, served with strawberry compote. Th lamb burger is also a must-try and they make the patties from scratch with A-grade meat. There are a variety of wraps available as well, so they really cater for a varied group.
To get you off to a good start, the Silly Billy breakfast offers two slices of macadamia and rye bread with goat's cheese, tomato pesto, mushrooms and rocket. Their take on a traditional English breakfast is The Farmer and The Farmer's Wife with eggs, bacon, bangers, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Franschhoek Contemporary restaurant
Franschhoek, the French pocket of the Cape Winelands, has become renowned as the culinary capital of South Africa, so it’s not surprising to find oneself in a gem of an eatery like Topsi & Co.
A scrawled daily menu on paper set on an easel, the antique silver salt and pepper pots, the water jugs, the fresh flowers and the open kitchen will make one feel right at home as if in a great aunt’s kitchen. And then there is food: hearty, comforting and exciting.
Expect traditional fare that has been reinvented with flair. The menu changes daily to make the most of the fresh seasonal produce. Menu items include homemade Springbok sausage with chilli jelly and Warthog loin with mustard seed onion gravy with cabbage and samp. A firm, delectable favourite remains the white mold cheese and figs stuffed with walnuts, poached in red wine with citron.
The restaurant does not sell wine, but visitors are invited to bring their own.
Guests are encouraged to walk into the kitchen and check out what’s cooking. Alternatively, sit back and take it all in: the delightful smells from the stove, the clatter of pots and the chatter from the parrot – just like at aunty’s house.
Restaurants near South Africa
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Johannesburg Portuguese restaurant
Johannesburg(4.4 km from South Africa)
Realistic prices and classic cuisine ensure elected dishes fair well with local palates alongside entry level wines and starters great chorizo, tripe with beans, succulent chicken livers and milho frito.
Main satisfies with well rounded grills such as chicken, tender calamari, voluptuous prawns and crayfish.
Join this local haunt and discover why this classic eatery has stood the test of time.
Rosettenville Portuguese restaurant
Rosettenville(4.4 km from South Africa)
An unpretentious family-run restaurant serving superb Portuguese cuisine, A Churrasqueira boasts an exciting menu with a wide selection of choices.
An impressive wine list enhances the experience, with a brilliant selection of both South African and Portuguese wines.
The interior is simple and warm, the service excellent and the prices reasonable. All in all, a wonderful place to dine in comfort.
Kensington Portuguese restaurant
Kensington(7.3 km from South Africa)
The delicious menu brims with high quality seafood such as voluptuous Mozambican prawns and a variety of succulent steaks, poultry and traditional dishes.
The warm and inviting ambiance sets the tone for a unique Portuguese experience housed in a luxurious house in Kensington.