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Adeguita Portuguese Restaurant in Johannesburg and surrounds

Adeguita Portuguese Restaurant

Johannesburg and surrounds Portuguese restaurant in Johannesburg and surrounds

Enjoy delicious and tasty cuisine and a feast for the senses dining on seafood, grills and typical Portuguese dishes. With attention to detail and personal attention, diners relax in tranquil surrounds dining on mouth-watering dishes such as grilled chicken basted in finger linking peri-peri the Mozambican way, or voluptuous grilled prawns, tasty pregos, trinchados, espetadas and popular feijoada. Adeguita Portuguese Restaurant tantalises with mouth-watering tastes and flavours the true Portuguese way in a colonial setting that invites relaxation.

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 and A Waterfront

Buena Vista Social Club

V and A Waterfront Cuban restaurant in V and 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 Gannet in Mossel Bay

Cafe Gannet

Mossel Bay Seafood restaurant in Mossel Bay

Acclaimed for ingeniously prepared local seafood specialties, the Café Gannet Restaurant is Mossel Bay's seafood house. Coastal oysters, black mussels and Mossel Bay Sole are delivered daily from the harbour to make a delectable and varied a la carte menu, which includes pizza, salads, meat dishes, light lunches and Rainbow Cuisine.Enjoy a relaxing afternoon followed by cocktails overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Cafe Gannet is a great treat, bound to please the most discerning palate. It’s also very trendy, so bookings are recommended. Open 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm.

Catch 22 Fish and Grill Restaurant in Bloemfontein

Catch 22 Fish and Grill Restaurant

Bloemfontein Seafood restaurant in Bloemfontein

With a dedicated and vastly experienced team behind the scenes, Catch 22 Fish & Grill Restaurant has earned its various accolades fair and square. A unique blend of Mediterranean and Cape cuisine makes for a superb range of exciting offerings. The chefs specialise in seafood and have had international training, giving them the experience that helps them to incorporate a range of flavours and exciting ingredients into their sumptuous creations. Though the emphasis is on succulent seafood, there are alternative options like chicken and meat dishes to please those who fancy something else. A dining experience to remember awaits you at Catch 22 Fish and Grill Restaurant.

Cougar Lounge in Bellville

Cougar Lounge

Bellville Cuban restaurant in Bellville

This stylish new lounge and restaurant on the popular Edward Street strip in Bellville offers an great quality food in a vibrant and bustling atmosphere. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and the menu definitely does not disappoint on variety. Enjoy one of their amazing pizzas with a beer, a cocktail or wine of your choice. The cuisine is simple yet tasty with Cuban inspired flavours and presentation. This hot spot frequently hosts live music events, and on some nights, Dj's that will make you want to dance until closing time. Enjoy an awesome hubbly or a delicate cigar to top off your evening. The restaurant is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am until am, on Saturdays from 9 am until 4 am and on Sundays from 9 am until 2 am. Whether it is a delicious breakfast, a lazy, wine-paired lunch or a dinner and night on the town you prefer, Cougar Lounge offers it all.

CTFM Bloemfontein in Dan Pienaar

CTFM Bloemfontein

Dan Pienaar Seafood restaurant in Dan Pienaar

CTFM, a vibrant Restaurant, Fish Market, Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar with chic yet informal surroundings, brings a feast of delicious flavours to its customers. The décor places strong emphasis on Cape Town’s picturesque landscape and captures the soul of bygone days in various fishing harbours.The menu offers a wonderful combination of both South African and Japanese dishes. There's the old favourite fish and chips, the chic fresh oysters, the unusual Prawn & Avocado salad, the delectable Salmon Teriyaki and the classic seafood curry. The seafood platters come highly recommended and you can even pick your own ingredients from the fresh seafood displayed on ice. For those who aren’t that partial to seafood, there is also a choice of meat & poultry as well as a number of vegetarian dishes. Children are also catered for.The Sushi Bar with its conveyor-belt of tasty treats will leave you hooked. The conveyor-belt was the first in its kind in South Africa and is a firm favourite amongst Sushi lovers. Seat yourself down while California rolls, sashimi, fashion sandwiches and other tempting portions pass slowly by – all colour coded plates to make it easy for customers to stick to their budget – however small or large that may be!The extensive menu also includes Teppanyaki and Tempura dishes. Teppanyaki diners sit at communal “hibachi” tables that surround a large table top iron grill. This dining style allows them to view the chef as he prepares the meal with amazing skill using the traditional tools of the trade- a knife, a fork and two metal spatulas. Patrons can watch master chefs prepare these popular Eastern delights such as Teppanyaki-style Prawns and chicken, beef on noodles, fried rice, to name but a few. Tempura is also an old-time favourite that displays the Japanese art of making crisp, deep fried seafood and vegetable morsels, which boasts a lacy texture and subtle taste.The combination of fish market and restaurant means customers have the option to order a variety of seafood from the fresh fish market with its display of live lobster, prawns, oysters, mussels and fresh fish to be specially prepared for you in preferred proportions or to utilise the “take-home” option for those who wish to have a BBQ at home or simply cook up using grandma’s secret recipe.The Cape Town Fish Market is fully licensed with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. For those who wish to indulge in wines from the famous Cape vineyards, one can enjoy one of the many wines which CTFM has on offer. Wine connoisseurs are able to savour a carefully selected range of the finest South African wines available. Whether it be a quick sushi lunch, a romantic lobster dinner for two or maybe a fresh tuna steak to impress those at home, the Cape Town Fish Market is the place to go!

Draaihoek Restaurant in Elands Bay

Draaihoek Restaurant

Elands Bay Seafood restaurant in Elands Bay

Draaihoek Restaurant offers West Coast visitors a fine dining experience with breathtaking views. The menu changes occasionally to blend in with the seasonal and freshest ingredients. The Chef often creates a small Taste Menu. The menu adopts the traditional flavours of South African cuisine with a contemporary style. The breakfast menu is a great day starter; lunch offers tasty light meals of pita breads, salads, chicken dishes and light seafood dishes; while dinner offers I-can’t-choose South African meals. the wine selection has been put together with a lot of careful thought.

Dutch East Restaurant in Franschhoek

Dutch East Restaurant

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

The Dutch East Restaurant finds its home in the historic French Hugenot settlement town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Easily one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, Franschhoek has also earned the reputation of being the culinary capital of the country. The Dutch East, with its fusion of traditional Dutch and eastern influence offerings, stands out as a unique eatery in a predominantly French cuisine environment. The restaurant is relaxed and upmarket. The earthy interior manages to achieve a clean, minimalist simplicity in its décor that is stylish and inviting. High A-frame ceilings, red bricked walls and chandeliers set the mood. The menu aims to present food that is both appetizing to the taste buds and appealing on the eye. With the restaurant philosophy of maintaining and complimenting the true flavour of the main ingredient of the dish by preparing it fresh and simply, Dutch East certainly plates up dishes that are a flavoursome feast for the senses. Menu options include the likes of Seared Tuna with black sesame halva and a soy emulsion with whipped mango for starters, Lamb Shoulder with spinach cream, crackling and corn bites for mains and Fried Milk Tart with whipped cream and berry compote for dessert.

Fahrenheit Seafood and Grill in Edenvale

Fahrenheit Seafood and Grill

Edenvale Seafood restaurant in Edenvale

For a stylish setting in which to enjoy superb seafood and mouth-watering grills, Fahrenheit more than provides.This upmarket, fine dining establishment skilfully manages to retain the warmth and friendliness of more informal eateries while providing a superior dining experience. This is thanks, in part, to the attentive and approachable staff who have an in-depth knowledge of the offerings and will gladly advise.The cuisine is superb and the menu is well-designed with something to suit everyone.Fahrenheit Seafood and Grill is a wonderful night out for any occasion!

Harbour House in Kalk Bay

Harbour House

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

Dining at Harbour House is the perfect fusion of elegant cuisine and an exceptional location, perched above the rocks in the working Kalk Bay harbour. With an air of relaxed sophistication, patrons are treated to a menu with an emphasis on fresh seafood while waves crash against the rocks below. Beautifully presented dishes have a slightly Mediterranean flavour, perfectly complimented by wines from the best local wine regions. Starters from the carefully created sushi menu prepare the palate for more robust mains. Fish goes from sea to plate, owing to the restaurant using their own boat, aptly named 'Live Bait,' to trawl the sea in search of the freshest catch of the day. Long drawn out Sunday lunches at Harbour House are an unforgettable experience. During winter, log fires create a cosy sanctuary protecting weary diners from the elements. In Summer, the glistening blue ocean provides an entrancing backdrop to lunches and dinners, where Southern Right Whales can often be seen frolicking within metres of the restaurant from Spring time. With all these factors, no trip to Kalk Bay could be complete without an experience at Harbour House. Remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Harbour Lights in Gordons Bay

Harbour Lights

Gordons Bay Seafood restaurant in Gordons Bay

Embracing elegant, classic ambience with unsurpassed views, Harbour Lights serves the finest selection of seafood and grills alongside warm hospitality and superb food. Enjoy a relaxing lunch gazing out the harbour of False Bay or a romantic dinner lit by the reflecting moon. Tantalise the palate delectable starter of Avocado Ritz served with a twist, a crabstick salad topped with the usual avocado and shrimp in Marie-rose sauce. Mains pamper the palate with mouth-watering Kingklip Cecilia, layers of kingklip fillet with brinjals and baby marrow, with figs, dates, olives, tomatoes and spring onion, white wine on a bed of mash potato cordoned by lemon butter. Harbour Lights will infuse the taste buds creating a memorable dining experience. Favoured by locals and visitors alike this eatery lives up to its status of a landmark restaurant.

Hillcrest Cuban Restaurant in Hillcrest (Pretoria)

Hillcrest Cuban Restaurant

Hillcrest (Pretoria) Cuban restaurant in Hillcrest (Pretoria)

This inviting, warm and unique restaurant brim with flavours, tastes and smells that evoke the spirit of Cuba. Great dishes, all infused with traditional Cuban flavours, are on offer. The humidor has a wide range of cigars and whiskies and cognacs from all over the globe. The restaurant can seat a whopping 200 guests and is an excellent spot for private functions.

Lemon Butta in Hermanus

Lemon Butta

Hermanus Seafood restaurant in Hermanus

Lemon Butta is located on the first floor of the Village Square in Hermanus. The views stretch over the ocean and all the way to Gansbaai. Diners relish the good food and stunning view; an all-in-one stop! And the great service does not do any harm either. Lemon Butta has a never-ending menu of quality seafood dishes. If you are the only one in the group wanting to use your canines for the more meaty meal, then you will also not be disappointed. The short meat and grill menu has mouth-watering steaks and tender chicken, or the not-so-plain burger. With rare flavours like sweet and sour hake, salmon with chef-style teriyaki and mussel and prawn pots – to mention an absolute few – guests will be surprised and delighted with every turn of the page. Phrases like ‘hand-picked prawns’ instantly have guests indecisive and bewildered. The sushi chef gets his own menu! Try something new or ask for a personal change and the chef is more than willing to indulge. I would suggest a huge platter of freshly prepared sushi with ingredients straight from the ocean. Call or look out for the regular specials. Hours: 11 am to 10:30 pm from Monday to Saturday; 11 am to 9 pm on Sundays.

Live Bait in Kalk Bay

Live Bait

Kalk Bay Seafood restaurant in Kalk Bay

Live Bait is snuggled between Kalk Bay Harbour's pier and big sister upstairs, the glamorous Harbour House restaurant. Both share the spectacle of dramatic crashing waves when the ocean turns wild. This unpretentious restaurant offers a good selection of sushi, fabulous calamari, line fish, seafood platters and other non-fishy fare. Stunning views overlook False Bay and the mountains beyond on one side, and the colourful harbour on the other. From late July, the Humpback and Southern Right whales come into the bay to calf and are regularly visible to diners. If that isn't enough, the reasonable prices, friendly efficient service, relaxing atmosphere and tasty food is sure to hook you.

 

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