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Kommetjie Pub Meals restaurant
Located along Main Road, this popular local haunt specialises in great British pub grub with a wide range of local and international beers.
The ambiance bustles with activity and the festive vibe makes it the ideal location for alfresco pub lunches while watching the game.
Live music on Saturdays and Sundays.
Mowbray Italian restaurant
Imagine thin crust, perfectly balanced cheese ratio topped with fresh, well-matched ingredients, cooked to crispy perfection!
The latest creations spill off the blackboard accompanied by a standard wine list and various other choices alongside pizza.
Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant
With a motto like “Life’s too short for bad food.” B’s Steak House in the seaside town of Hermanus certainly lives up to its claim. B’s has won and been runners up for the Steak House of the Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2001). So, what to expect? Steak prepared to perfection.
The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant has a ‘Sante Fe’ feel with its orange and blue colour scheme which is enhanced by the solid wooden furnishings and airy double volume ceiling. The loft area creates a relaxed post pudding space for guests to linger a little longer and indulge in a good brandy and a Cuban cigar.
And then there’s the steak. With a descriptive chart to guide on preference of preparation, one can be guaranteed that B’s will go to great lengths provide its patrons with steak as they like it. Firm menu favourites include the Chateaubriand and Carpetbagger.
Not only does B’s offer the very best steaks, but as an essential compliment to any steak meal, its wine list is also award winning (Diners Club award).
Visitors also do not have to go home empty handed. Meat products such as steak, wors and biltong as well as a range of sauces can now be purchased from the restaurant’s new butchery counter.
Somerset West Cuban restaurant
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!
V and A Waterfront Cuban restaurant
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!
Oudtshoorn Country restaurant
Peruse the delicious a la carte and buffet menu brimming with local cuisine and excellent award winning wines.
Dine in rustic elegance framed by exposed beams and low ambient lighting with soft copper hue tables draped in traditional patterned tablecloths.
Buffelsdrift specialises in local Karoo cuisine complimented by homemade preserves, chutney, pickles, fresh produce, herbs and bread.
The grand fireplace adds cosy warmth to cold winter evenings and French doors invite the balmy summer evenings in extending out onto the wooden deck.
Wrap the senses in soothing surrounds and delicious cuisine enchanted by the occasional call of the wild at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn.
Constantia Continental restaurant
Simply stunning views and a fabulous three to five course menu accompanied by great wines have earned Buitenverwachting Restaurant the position as one of Cape Town’s finest for many years. Relaxed and elegant, traditional and contemporary, it lives up to the meaning of its name “Beyond Expectations”.
Chef Edgar passionately invents innovative dishes to entice his patrons to an incredible and sensual dining adventure. A la carte and set menus are daily available for lunch. The menus change often and offer sophisticated fare, using only the finest produce sourced locally and internationally.
During the summer months you can indulge in a pre-booked summer picnic basket served under the trees in the beautiful gardens. So sit back and savour Edgar’s ambrosial dishes with a glass or two of the Cape’s finest. An extensive wine list comprising the very best of Buitenverwachting, the Constantia Region, the Cape Winelands, as well as selected international wines compliments the outstanding cuisine.
Opening hours Monday to Saturday from November to Easter:
Lunch is served from 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner is served from 18:30 – 22:00
Opening hours Tuesday to Saturday from Easter to October:
Lunch is served from 12:00 – 14:00
Dinner is served from 19:00 – 21:30
Credit cards: AmEx, DC, MC, V.
Cape Town Indian restaurant
With a backdrop of Table Mountain and Robin Island, and miles of sandy beaches, Beach Bistro Restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in the setting sun and mouth-watering cuisine.
From delicious buffet breakfasts laden with fresh fruits, pastries and continental offerings to light lunches on the terrace enjoyed next to the sparkling pool.
The menu explodes with choice starting with breakfasts, salads, toasties, pizza, burgers and Beach Bistro baskets for lighter meals and the full a la carte dinner tempts with traditional local cuisine.
Try the Karoo lamb chops, potjie, bobotie, a succulent steak or fresh line fish or frolic in contemporary European dishes with a hint of Mediterranean influence.
The extensive wine list alongside decadent dessert of chocolate gateaux fresh fruit and ice cream or cheese platter rounded off with a port or cognac completes the experience.
Indulge in true Cape hospitality with a romantic dinner for two or celebrate something special with friends and family at Beach Bistro Restaurant in Milnerton.
Goodwood Indian restaurant
Enjoy some of the best Indian food on offer at this beautiful, opulent restaurant in the Grand West Casino complex. The atmosphere is vibey, yet sophisticated and the service is personalized and warm.
The décor is simple, but stunning, with teak Indian furniture strategically placed to maximize space but keep a cosy feel. The open kitchen allows you to watch as your meal is prepared and this feature adds to the social aspect that this restaurant offers.
The dishes are mainly North Indian and favourites like butter chicken and lamb rogan josh are not to be missed. If you are up for a challenge, try the lamb vindaloo, a very, very hot curry with succulent pieces of lamb that delivers in both flavours and spice.
The wine list is extensive and you will find something to accompany every dish. This Indian restaurant gets ambience, flavours, service and excellence just right.
Stellenbosch Indian restaurant
If it’s an Indian fix that needs satisfying while visiting scenic Stellenbosch, then Bukhara is the obvious choice. Conveniently situated at centre of town, Bukhara is a stylish restaurant that offers a selection of North Indian cuisine.
The restaurant chain is consistent with its upmarket and vibey atmosphere. The trade mark open kitchen allows guests to be privy to the making of their meal as well and serves as a source of background entertainment.
The menu has a good variety, including South African game options and caters for the carnivores and vegetarians alike. Expect authentic, traditional Indian food: Butter Chicken, Garlic Naan and Mango ice cream. The Kashmiri style kebabs cooked over hot coals is a restaurant speciality and a must try.
The exotic Indian dining experience is rounded off with a few dishes with interesting flavours to entice the adventurous palate and a notable wine list.
Cape Town Burgers restaurant
If you have ever wondered what real street food is, wonder no further. This little restaurant is located on arguably the busiest strip in Cape Town - Long Street.
Don't be fooled be the rustic (very rustic) interior. Just grab a high chair or a bench, order and await a new kind of delight. The Burger Shop, true to its name, offers mainly burgers, chips and stuff on rolls, but the portions are big and the nostalgia the street food evokes is something quite unique.
The dining process can become quite messy as it is 'illegal' to eat a burger with anything else than your hands, but this is part of the fun and colourful vibes that especially this part of Cape Town offers.
This is definitely not something to try if you prefer fine dining in a posh spot, but if you want a unique, proudly South African experience, pop in here.
Hermanus Contemporary restaurant
Burgundy restaurant embraces the best local produce that the fisherman’s village of Hermanus has to offer. Patrons can expect the freshest daily catch dished up and served in style at this charming eatery.
The restaurant is housed in the oldest building in Hermanus and is ideally situated on the sea front with the harbour close by. Patrons can really just sit back and soak up the sites and sounds of the village while taking a meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Burgundy is focused on presenting the freshest catch of the day. Expect cuisine that is rich in texture, colour and flavour. Other menu items include meat dishes as well as lighter options such as cakes served with aromatic coffee. The freshly baked bread will be hard to resist, no matter the time of day.
The restaurant also has a wine list that reflects the wines of the Overberg region. Wine lovers will not be disappointed with choice for the perfect accompaniment with a main meal.
Don’t miss out on the incidental whale watching that the restaurant’s view offers.
Woodstock Italian restaurant
This upmarket and trendy, yet surprisingly relaxed restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine with innovative twists. The interior has a New York City ambiance with high ceilings and wood panelled walls. The kitchen is open plan and the wood-burning oven centre piece brings it all together.
The dedication of this owner and management team is reflected in the specially imported pizza oven that delivers the tastiest pizzas this side of the country. If you are looking for crispy yet juicy pizzas then Burrata should be your stop of choice.
The menu has just the right amount of mouth-watering choices with lip smacking starters and a fair amount of pastas and pizzas. Main course options will most definitely have any customer needing to come back to try the rest. Desserts include a dessert pizza! Plus the wine list is not lacking.
The service is something to be admired and many competitive restaurants can do with a tip or two from this well-greased system.
Tuesday to Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm;
Pizza is sold all day from 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm while the main kitchen is open from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm daily;
Saturday from 10.00 am to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 10 pm;
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Sea Point Grills restaurant
Located at the foot of Glengariff Road, lit by a neon signage and an art deco look, Buzbey Grill caters to regular clientele with consistently good service, food and attention.
The open kitchen flows out onto the dining area alongside the curved bar and classic pictures of singers swagging their stuff in jazz and blue.
The menu bursts with favourites such as pan-fried calamari - whole baby calamari cooked in garlic & chilli sauce is one of Buzbey’s classic starters, ideal as a starter or main dish. And the black mussels cooked in a white wine sauce so rich and delicious.
The legendary pan fried pepper steak rubbed in cracked pepper with a brandy and creamed sauce and is a must for the first time visitor to Buzbey.
Visit legendary Buzbey Grill in Sea Point and discover why so many people flock and support one of Cape Town’s oldest establishments.
Knysna Breakfast restaurant
Cafe 9 on Gray is a delightful little coffee shop that serves delicious light meals to be enjoyed with family and friends. Amazing, filling breakfasts that includes indulgent omelettes, flapjacks, waffles and jaffles are served. Toasted sarmies are also available. Milkshakes, smoothies, a variety of other hot and cold beverages, and delectable Chai latte's can be found on the comprehensive drinks list.
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