South Africa Accommodation
South Africa Seafood Restaurants
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.
Kensington African restaurant
A thoroughly authentic restaurant serving the finest in Ethiopian cuisine. With offerings you won’t find anywhere else such as ting-sour Injera flatbread, Abysinia is the place to go for a truly unique dining experience.
For a little of everything, ask for a platter and you will not be disappointed. Prices are incredibly reasonable. The drinks are equally exciting with strong, fresh coffee as well as local and Ethiopian wines.
The casual, relaxed ambience and charming service make an experience at Abysinia one to remember.
Makhado (Louis Trichardt) African restaurant
Makhado (Louis Trichardt)
Perched at the foothills of the mysterious Soutpansberg Mountains, Acacia Restaurant boasts full English breakfasts and delicious lunches and dinners.
The cuisine touches on locally inspired dishes with explosions of taste dominating the palate.
Peruse the menu feasting on tasty delights before rounding off a satisfying meal with cooling cocktails or soothing nightcaps under the starry skies in the comfort of the pergola.
Acacia Restaurant caters for a delicious dining experience at The Gateway Inn in Makhado (Louis Trichard).
Cape Town City Centre African restaurant
Cape Town City Centre
An unforgettable African banquet awaits you at Africa Cafe.With a menu that changes according to season, ensuring that only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in the preparation of the delicious dishes, Africa Cafe has true African dining perfected.Superbly warm and friendly staff are on hand and happy to take diners through the exciting offerings and will happily explain the authentic decor and paintings that adorn the walls.A healthy following of both tourists and locals make for an eclectic ambience, enhanced by the sound of drums and singing staff members!
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.
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.
Stellenbosch African restaurant
Stellenbosch’s Kayamandi (an informal settlement area) may not scream location- location- location for restaurant venue, but is home to AmaZink Eatery. The restaurant delivers a novel African eating experience that embraces and simultaneously invests in the local Stellenbosch community.
The African theme of the restaurant is seen through to every detail. The décor is bold and loud in colour and service is hearty and friendly. All the traditional fare is unpretentious and prepared on wood burning fires. Even the beer is home brewed. Expect local favourites like pap and wors, but perhaps not quite as rustic as authenticity demands. With Bertus Basson (celebrity chef and co-owner of Overture Restaurant) overseeing the menu, there is a definite contemporary take on the local delicacies.
The restaurant offers a wine list that supports farmers in the immediate vicinity.
With prominent businessmen investing, AmaZink Eatery forms part of the Ikhaya Trust Centre and is driven to make a contribution to the social uplifting of the area. Inline with the venture’s policy, only locals to Kayamandi are employed at AmaZink.
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.
Umhlanga Seafood restaurant
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.
V & A Waterfront Seafood restaurant
V & 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.
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.
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.
Cape Town Kurdish restaurant
Kick back in the restaurant sampling traditional Kurdish dishes surrounded by authentic décor and ambiance.
The menu caters breakfast, lunch and dinners, offering unusual and less familier choices that brim with taste and flavour.
Try a Kurdish breakfast laden with a boiled egg, beef sausage, fried tomato, feta cheese, black olives and bread with jam. The Mesopotamia breakfast offers fried eggs with cheese on toasted pita bread. A health breakfast, consisting of fruit salad with yoghurt, nuts and honey, or a selection of croissants can also be ordered if you are a little less adventurous.
Light snacks come in a number of choices and lunchtime or evening dishes with a wide selection. Pizza can be enjoyed with a twist sampling the Pides (Kurdish pizza) and include vegetable, cheese, chicken, lamb as well as lamb, feta and spinach.
Main course dishes such as Iskender (roast lamb on layered pide bread), lamb guvech (lamb cooked with spiced chilli and spinach) and the exotic lamb curry secure an authentic taste of the Middle East.
Round off your meal with tradition desserts such as the oven sutlach (creamy rice pudding) or oven baklava with imported pistachio and walnuts, served with ice-cream or yoghurt.
Relax after dinner enjoying a shisha in the lounge or experience authentic belly dancing or related shows in the inter-leading theatre.
Baron’s Restaurant is a delightful, authentic and mouthwatering experience.
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.
Sandton Health restaurant
The menu explodes with nourishing choices such as salads, sandwiches, soups and moist bagels, all freshly prepared for a quick, healthy and affordable meal.
Enjoy aromatic coffee and decadent breakfasts at this relaxed and trendy restaurant in Sandton.
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