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12 Decades Rooftop Bar in Johannesburg

12 Decades Rooftop Bar

Johannesburg Light Meals restaurant in Johannesburg

This cool, contemporary hip and happening bar and restaurant is situated on the roof of the beautiful 12 Decades Hotel. 360-Degree views of the city, a great vibe, gourmet-style snack food and a huge and varied drinks menu await guests. The 12 Decades Rooftop Bar is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 7 pm. Live DJs and themed afternoons can be enjoyed on certain occasions.

2 Thai 4 in Illovo

2 Thai 4

Illovo Thai restaurant in Illovo

The 'Best Thai food west of Bangkok' is a phrase heard here often. 2 Thai 4 has an authentic menu and all dishes are prepared by Thai chefs. All the food uses traditional Thai spices and herbs, adding to the authenticity. The menu is large and varied and great seafood and vegetarian options are available for the non meat eaters. Wines and other beverages are also available. Children are welcome and outside seating is available.

African Shades in Swellendam

African Shades

Swellendam Light Meals restaurant in Swellendam

Enjoy great food and company in the outside dining area surrounded by beautiful gardens or in front of a roaring fireplace in Winter. African Shades combines unfussy, uncomplicated cuisine with a touch of elegance and relaxed style. Omelettes, delectable pastas, typically South African cinnamon sugar pancakes, home-made wraps and trammezini sarmies are but a few of the filling comforting meals diners can enjoy. A well-stocked bar rounds off a great dining experience.

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.

Bangkok Yum Thai in Glenashley

Bangkok Yum Thai

Glenashley Thai restaurant in Glenashley

Situated in the Glenore Centre with views that stretch out onto the Indian Ocean, Bangkok Yum Thai serves superb food prepared by authentic Thai chefs, delicious and healthy, layered with flavour and taste. The décor is simple and calming, warming and welcoming heightened by dark contrasting colours and Thai artefacts. Enjoy delightful tastes from the extensive menu or go for the signature dish chu chee duck, which is crispy duck, served with a killer chu chee sauce, deep fried spinach & jasmine rice. Bangkok Yum Thai transports the palate to sensational Thailand and the authentic fresh flavours compliment and entice with healthy tasty alternatives to everyday dining.

Barracudas in Fish Hoek


Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant in Fish Hoek

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.

Bertha's Restaurant in Simons Town

Bertha's Restaurant

Simons Town Seafood restaurant in Simons Town

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.

Black Marlin in Millers Point

Black Marlin

Millers Point Seafood restaurant in Millers Point

Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, conveniently just outside Simon's Town and en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, once a whaling station, ensures the perfect setting for an idyllic lunch or evening experience. During "whale season", guests often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales cruising along the coastline. Established as a restaurant for 27 years, the Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood, award-winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views. The garden, with its 100-year-old Camellia Japonica tree and unparalleled ocean views, offers "al fresco dining" or, one may choose to dine within the restaurant. There is also the option to dine within our large glass enclosed function room which offers spectacular views and a huge open grill, where one can watch the vast array of seafood being cooked to perfection. The Black Marlin offers an extensive menu with the main emphasis on seafood, complimented by the other choices of fine contemporary cuisine. House specialities include Cape Rock Lobster, kingklip spit (grilled kingklip wrapped in bacon and served on skewers), sesame prawns served with peanut satay sauce, seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Through the many years of providing top quality fresh seafood and impeccable service to the locals and foreign tourists, this restaurant has become world famous. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and highly trained

Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern in Humewood

Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern

Humewood Seafood restaurant in Humewood

This unique restaurant is set in The Chapman Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy your meal inside, or on summer days and evenings, dine alfresco while taking in the beautiful views. Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern is also the ideal location for functions. The restaurant is fully licensed and caters for vegetarians and kiddies as well. The restaurant was named after Blackbeard the Pirate, who was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. In 1718, he was killed by Lieutenant Richard Maynard in a deadly battle. Besides offering guests amazing seafood dishes, other a la carte options are available, including meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes.

Blackbeards Restaurant in Humewood

Blackbeards Restaurant

Humewood Seafood restaurant in Humewood

Blackbeards Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Port Elizabeth specialising in seafood. This is a family owned restaurant that has sustained its quality and professional service. Apart from the a la carte seafood menu, Blackbeards also offers a variety of meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes. The restaurant also caters for various functions. A buffet is served on a Sunday. Keep an eye out for the daily specials. Trading hours: Breakfast: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:00; Saturday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00. Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 18:00 until late.

Buena Vista Social Cafe in Somerset West

Buena Vista Social Cafe

Somerset West Cuban restaurant in Somerset West

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!

Buena Vista Social Club in V & A Waterfront

Buena Vista Social Club

V & A Waterfront Cuban restaurant in 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!

Cafe Havana Cuban Restaurant and Cigar Lounge in Mossel Bay

Cafe Havana Cuban Restaurant and Cigar Lounge

Mossel Bay Cuban restaurant in Mossel Bay

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.

Cafe Zanzibar in Central

Cafe Zanzibar

Central Light Meals restaurant in Central

Café Zanzibar is a coffee shop come restaurant with an Island-style vibe. The menu offers light meals and the bar has a happy hour that is really four hours long, from 3 pm to 7 pm. Café Zanzibar has regular live entertainment, may it be jazz, DJs or open mic nights. This happening place is a great hangout.

Calamari King in Century City

Calamari King

Century City Seafood restaurant in Century City

Take away seafood with a difference is what this convenient little outlet offers. If it is great tasting, fresh food, good prices and really fast service you are after, this is for you. As the name suggests, calamari is their forté and if you are a fan of the tentacled variety, be sure to order it. You can't go wrong with a traditional fish and chips - light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth hake covered in a crisp batter and deep fried, accompanied by freshly cut and fried chips. You also have snoek as an option. Calamari King even has prawns on the menu should you be in the mood to treat yourself. So take a break from your busy shopping schedule and pick up some great ocean grub without denting your budget.


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