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137 High Street in Grahamstown

137 High Street

Grahamstown South African restaurant in Grahamstown

Enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in intimate surrounds or alfresco in the private courtyard. This home away from home lingers with the aroma of freshly baked bread and old world charm. Enjoy freshly baked scones and cakes baked daily at 137 High Street in Grahamstown.

Afro Square in Brakpan

Afro Square

Brakpan South African restaurant in Brakpan

This upmarket pub and grill in the Tsakane Township just a five-minute drive from Carnival City has a recipe consisting of food, drink, music and a bustling vibe. Great for events, meetings or presentations that will be fully catered for. A varied menu is available and the food is wholesome and hearty. The service is top notch and after dinner, why not meet up in the gentleman's pub on the premises. For a real, authentic South African experience, visit Afro Square.

Albertinia Hotel in Albertinia

Albertinia Hotel

Albertinia South African restaurant in Albertinia

The well-stocked wine cellar generously compliments the dining experience, as does the lingering aroma of freshly baked bread and spreading reputation of pickled fish. Albertinia Hotel offers delicious traditional food served plentiful for a soothing experience of true comfort food. Enjoy lazy pub lunches or refreshing light meals in the shady tea garden, however you choose to dine, Albertinia Hotel will comfort the palate with nostalgic African cuisine and welcoming smiles.

Arnold's on Kloof in Gardens

Arnold's on Kloof

Gardens South African restaurant in Gardens

Arnold's is a cosy but vibey restaurant in Cape Town's City Bowl.Famous for their Early Bird Breakfast as well as lunch specials and game dishes like crocodile ribs, warthog ribs, oryx steaks and great salads. Enjoy happy hour while you take in the mountain views (from 4.30 pm for 2 hours every day) or treat yourself to the best cheese cake!Need to know? Open 7 days a week from 6.45am to late (8am Saturday & Sunday), outside dining till 10pm.

Bientang's Cave in Hermanus

Bientang's Cave

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus

One of the most exciting and unusual restaurant in the world, Bientang’s Cave is a more than just a dining experience.Located in one of the most stunning Marine Reserves on the coast of the Western Cape and a mere 10 metres from the water’s edge, this unique restaurant is in a prime spot for watching whales play in the ocean as you dine on the finest seafood.Between May and December every year, Southern Right whales visit the shores of the Western Cape and Bientang’s Cave is perfectly placed to be able to see these magnificent creatures as you sit on the deck and sample from the fantastic menu and the extensive, award-winning wine list.

Bingelela Restaurant in Bergville

Bingelela Restaurant

Bergville South African restaurant in Bergville

Tucked away in Bergville, Northern Drakensberg, with views of beautiful gardens and the swimming pool is a local hotspot brimming with flavour. The stylish and cosy décor make an ideal setting for relaxing and unwinding, either around the pool or in the lapa. Dine inside or within the boma feasting on contemporary and African dishes prepared using the finest fresh produce and meticulous attention to detail. The a la Carte menu offers wood-fired pizzas alongside tempting light lunches with a wide variety of dishes to suit the mood. Relax and indulge at this social hotspot in Bergville and discover the secret of local food lovers. Please note that the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday – Saturday. We are open for lunch on Sundays but close the kitchen at 15h00.

Brio 1893 in Cape Town

Brio 1893

Cape Town South African restaurant in Cape Town

Housed in the building where the city once banked gold, this vintage gem boasts breathtaking décor heightened by vaulted ceilings, dark lacquered wooden floors and striking original chandeliers. Expect to be wined and dined in timeless style warmed by roaring fireplaces and the sultry sounds of swing jazz. The menu caters decadence-a classic gastronomic voyage sampling firm favourites, hearty portions and spicy flavours. Try favourites such as deep fried Camembert with figs, rocket and nuts for starters, Springbok carpaccio and roquefort snails. Mains brim with choices such as grilled calamari, carpetbagger steak (filled with mussels) or the Brio burger and Crayfish Thermidor. Experience the return of vintage glamour at Brio 1893 located along Adderly Street for a truly out of this era dining experience.

Byzance in Lonehill


Lonehill Greek restaurant in Lonehill

An endearing theme of a bygone era runs throughout this unique restaurant.Stunning attention to detail has been paid to the stunning decor, harnessing the elegance of the Byzantine era of its namesake.Upon entering, patrons go through to reception/wine room area via a sandstone staircase lined with iron balustrades. The seating is set mainly within semi-circle alcoves with a round stained-glass window. Wooden tables complement the elegant high-backed benches stylishly upholstered. The chairs stay true to the period and vary in style. A comfortable lounge area adds contemporary dimension with large comfortable and modern sofas. The beautiful surrounds are further enhanced by a view over Lonehill Lake.The food is primarily Mediterranean and created with the freshest ingredients and presented superbly.Take a step back in time to the Byzantine era at Byzance Restaurant.

Cafe des arts in Franschhoek

Cafe des arts

Franschhoek South African restaurant in Franschhoek

Enjoy excellent South African cuisine and a warm welcome at Topsi and Co. A brilliantly friendly and unpretentious spot in Franschhoek, diners can enjoy both classic and unique creations with South African cuisine in mind. Taditional meets modern in a delicious fusion of new and old dishes that have been expertly designed by the talented team behind the scenes. A casual and relaxed place, Topsi’s is decked out with endearing antiques, making diners feel more like they are eating at someone’s home rather than a popular restaurant.

Cafe Vacca Matta in Durban Beachfront

Cafe Vacca Matta

Durban Beachfront South African restaurant in Durban Beachfront

Situated on the sea-facing wing of the Suncoast Casino, hugging the golden shoreline of the Indian Ocean, Café Vacca Matta boasts stylish ambience and fine dining wrapped in delicious Mediterranean flavours. Dine within the indoor stylish ambience or alfresco, enjoying breathtaking views on the terrace sipping cocktails. Boasting mouth-watering signature dishes and extensive range of both local and imported wines, Café Vacca Matta will capture the palate with a distinctive setting and cuisine for a delightful cosmopolitan dining experience.

Caledon's Crane Restaurant in Caledon

Caledon's Crane Restaurant

Caledon South African restaurant in Caledon

This restaurant serves up traditional cuisine and offers breathtaking mountain views. Guests can eat in- or outdoors on the balcony. The restaurant offers a large and provocative range of dishes as well as a high standard of service. Enjoy an English-style buffet breakfasts, traditional dinner buffets or any dish off the a la carte menu. Traditional Sunday lunches are also served buffet style and the flavours and tastes true to home can be enjoyed here.

Chef's Table in Ballito

Chef's Table

Ballito South African restaurant in Ballito

This concept embraces food for thought; a culinary education through inspiration. Sample an array of gastronomic masterpieces, created at the hand of resident chefs. Through the process of observation, taste and discussion, guests enjoy a casual chat and hands on approach through glass windows with the opportunity to chat and discuss the magic of their culinary creativity. Dine with friends sampling the decadent tasting menu and well paired wines in the kitchen of the chef at the Chef’s Table, Ballito.

Clarke of The Karoo in Barrydale

Clarke of The Karoo

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Set in the poster town of Barrydale guided by a landmark wind pump, Clarke of The Karoo seduces the palate with traditional Karoo cuisine infused with Mediterranean twists. Dishes spill off the menu boasting delights such as Karoo oysters, Cape Malay bobotie, legendary Karoo Lamb curry served with papadoms and a vast array of sambals, Whitebait and roasted vegetable bruchetta served with balsamic reduction. Speciality sandwiches and homemade burgers available on the menu with pan-seared Yellowfin Tuna a specialty request when available. Enjoy fresh organic salads, traditional dishes, and a warm inviting ambiance. Winter invites log fires and homemade soups at this favourite stopover on Route 62.

Constantia Nek Restaurant in Constantia

Constantia Nek Restaurant

Constantia South African restaurant in Constantia

Constantia Nek Restaurant is well-known by locals as the oldest restaurant in Cape Town. It is located on the Constantia Nek pass and is the perfect half-way stop between Hout Bay and the Southern Suburbs. An Old World Feel in a stone building with thatch roof, great service, a cosy bar area, a giant dance floor and eating hall and good hearty food is what has kept the current owners going for more than 20 years. The restaurant offers breathtaking views over False Bay and the Constantia Valley and you are literally surrounded by forest, envoking a magical feel and ambience. Breakfast serves up simple favourites like omelettes with a variety of fillings, eggs to order, croissants, muffins and, of course, the traditional English. The lunch menu offers light meals like bangers and mash, the soup of the day, freshly made calamari and chips and the delightful old favourite fish and chips, fillets of fish in an ale batter, deep-fried to perfection. The a la carte menu is the pride and joy of this spot with a wide variety of dishes that are as varied as diners' palates. Try the Tempura Prawns, served with avo, sweet chilli jam and basil pesto mayonnaise, or the Mussel Chowder, perfectly cooked mussels in a creamy white wine and garlic sauce. A variety of salads are also available. A signature dish here is the Roast Leg of Karoo Lamb, cooked as it should be and served with roast potatoes and veggies. Another popular one is the deliciously rich oxtail stew - oxtail braised in red wine and stock with onions and carrots. Other meals include the Madagascar steak, the Sesame Seed Crusted Kingklip, Grilled Tiger Prawns, and the Panzerotti Cremolatti, pasta parcels filled with butternut in a tomato and cream sauce. The restaurant serves as a conference venue and is a great spot for banquet dinners, office parties, product launches and cocktail functions. On occasion they also have live music for an awesome dinner-dance experience. The setting, the hospitality, the food and the ambience - all highly recommended.

Copperfield Grill in Magaliesburg

Copperfield Grill

Magaliesburg South African restaurant in Magaliesburg

Perched high mountainous acres wrapped in exquisite gardens, this haven of tranquillity wets the appetite with delicious arrays of antipasta such as beef fillet carpaccio, stuffed trout with ricotta cheese, roasted butternut soup with cumin and New Zealand green mussels. Main courses choices include succulent rack of lamb, Cape Malay vegetable curry or a fresh grilled fillet of line fish with a tomato and thyme vinaigrette concluded by delectable deserts such as pavlova, tiramisu, key lime pie or fruit salad and homemade ice cream.


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