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Casa in Tyger Waterfront

Casa

Tyger Waterfront International restaurant in Tyger Waterfront

Nestled inside the Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Casa’s eclectic décor and large vibrant artwork mingled with attractive furniture sets the tone for any occasion dining. The menu is versatile and focuses on international flavours, seafood and grills, enjoyed by friends and family. Try their signature dish Casa Chicken cooked to authentic Mozambican style flavours with choice of Lemon and Herb or peri-peri. Served with a choice of chips, rice, salad, grilled veggies or mash potato.

Casa Del Sol in Strand

Casa Del Sol

Strand Contemporary restaurant in Strand

This beautiful restaurant is situated in the famous Hibernian Towers in Strand. It is an upmarket beach bar, lounge and restaurant that serves up delicious meals at surprisingly reasonable prices. The interior is stylish and elegant, but still has an element of fun to it. The cocktails served are delicious and diners are spoilt for choice. The menu is small but well thought out and includes dishes like chicken roulade, chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes, cashew nuts and feta served with cous cous and honey-glazed veggies. Also a must-try is the sirloin steak and the bacon wrapped pork fillet served with honey and mustard mash, honey glazed veggies and apricot compote. Light meals like pastas, burgers, wraps and fish and chips can also be enjoyed by those who just want to nibble while watching the sun set over the ocean with a cocktail in hand.

Chandani in Woodstock

Chandani

Woodstock Asian restaurant in Woodstock

A superb Indian restaurant with an emphasis on vegetarian options, Chandani provides delicious authentic food with influences from all over India. Enjoy succulent tandoori dishes and deliciously soft naans and parathas as well as exciting vegetarian options like paneer and brinjal curries. The wine list is carefully compiled to include wines that go perfectly with the Indian fare. The decor is designed with traditional Indian surroundings in mind and features beautiful touches such as a peacock mosaic and decorative lanterns. For a taste of India that you won’t forget, try Chandani.

Chaplans in Table View

Chaplans

Table View International restaurant in Table View

For an eatery that is brimming with character and culinary influences from around the globe, Chaplans is a great place to while away some time. A bookcase stocked with magazines and papers adds a nice touch and adds to the relaxing ambience. An eclectic menu offers something for everyone, be it a light meal, a full dinner or just a drink with friends. Vegetarians are not left out, with sumptuous platters among the pickings. A great place to dine in style and comfort.

Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen in Gardens

Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

Gardens Asian restaurant in Gardens

Chef Pons offers quality Asian cuisine from China, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Mongolia and Japan. The variety is mind boggling and there really is something for everyone. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and is popular with a lot of famous faces and celebrities. The dishes are prepared using just the freshest ingredients providing taste sensations not easily forgotten. Real oriental chefs drive the woks and their experience and know-how shine through in the food. Try the roast Mandarin duck or the spicy Thai chicken jungle curry for the more adventurous palate. There is a well thought out wine list that will make pairing your food an easy task, and if you want to experience something original and new, order the Asian beer. Bring friends, bring family, but most of all, relax and enjoy.

ChefAlma@Groenvlei in Sedgefield

ChefAlma@Groenvlei

Sedgefield Contemporary restaurant in Sedgefield

ChefAlma@Groenvlei Restaurant is situated in beautiful Lake Pleasant Resort just outside Sedgefield in the heart of the Garden Route, South Africa. The restaurant serves laid-back rustic food with a clean modern twist, and beautifully presented with care. The menu changes periodically and will always include local seasonal produce, own homegrown herbs, vegetables and sprouts. Try some of the decadent desserts and cakes. The resort is in a natural bird sanctuary on the shores of tranquil Groenvlei, the only freshwater lake on the Garden Route. The lake beachfront, with its sandy beach and lawns, is particularly safe for young children. On the eastern boundary of the resort is the 2000 hectare Goukamma Nature Reserve. Currently we are serving breakfast from 8:00 to 12:00, lunch from 12:00 to 17:00, and dinner from 17:00 to 21:00. We are closed on Sunday evenings and Mondays.

Chenin Restaurant and Wine Bar in De Waterkant

Chenin Restaurant and Wine Bar

De Waterkant Contemporary restaurant in De Waterkant

For superb seasonal dishes and one of the largest wine lists in South Africa, try Chenin Restaurant and Wine Bar. The wine list comprises a huge number of wines, many available by the glass and spanning a range of budgets. Situated in a great position by the piazza fountain and with stylish but simple decor, Chenin Restaurant and Wine Bar has all you need to dine in comfort.

Cheyne's in Cape Town

Cheyne's

Cape Town International restaurant in Cape Town

Owner and chef Cheyne seduces with a modern, chic and cool approach to cooking that caters for simple and relaxed palates. Mega stars like Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Eric Clapton have savoured Cheyne’s delights and now regular foodies flock to enjoy the flavours from the kitchen style restaurant. Located along Bree Street, Cheyne’s redefines dining with simplicity and coolness.

Chez Max in Somerset West

Chez Max

Somerset West Contemporary restaurant in Somerset West

Located in the Trading Post Complex on Myburgh Street in Somerset West you will find Chez Max. This restaurant offers continental food in a warm and traditional atmosphere. The food is unpretentious but amazingly well-prepared and tasty. Starters include dishes like a trio of prawns, homemade chicken liver and bacon pate, soup of the day and risotto. Be sure to give the slow-roasted belly of pork a try. This dish is served with crispy crackling, Hanepoot glazed apples and aromatic. Another mouthwatering main is the char-grilled beef fillet, moist and tender, with a blue cheese potato cake, caramelised baby onions and rosemary. A variety of veal and fish dishes are also available. A great wine list complements the menu and instead of choosing from a 'great wine list', you pick straight from the wine rack. Enjoy upmarket surrounds and upmarket food without the upmarket attitude that can be the bain of many a restaurant.

CinCin in Century City

CinCin

Century City Contemporary restaurant in Century City

CinCin is truly a must-visit for the connoisseur and discerning diner. Walk into a world of elegance and chic style with double-storey windows that allow views of the breathtaking Cape Town and Table Mountain. Start your day with a feast of a breakfast and enjoy the hot and cold buffet; the selection offered is not easily matched anywhere else. Alternatively enjoy an impressive business lunch or the ultimate romantic night out. An impressive array of options are available, from a really cool gourmet burger menu to elegant, upmarket a la carte cuisine. CinCin even offers a great bar snack menu that will keep you satisfied on your night out. The cocktail bar's look and feel is uber modern and it is filled to the brim with everyone's favourite beverages, from the best champagne to a down-to-earth draught. Top all this off with great, personalized service, a bustling but warm ambience and, of course, the three-metre Swarovski chandelier that is the centrepiece of this establishment, and you will have an experience fit for royalty. CinCin is open from 6.30 am to 10.30 am for breakfast, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm for lunch and 6 pm until 10 pm for dinner. Booking in advance is recommended.

Constantia Uitsig Restaurant in Constantia

Constantia Uitsig Restaurant

Constantia Contemporary restaurant in Constantia

Constantia Uitsig's original Cape Dutch Homestead is surrounded by sweeping views of Constantiaberg Mountains and vineyards. Under the expert hand of Head Chef, Clayton Bell, Constanita Uitsig Restaurant has earned an international reputation for a elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, promising a memorable dining experience. Chef Clayton Bell builds on the indelible legacy of chef extraordinaire, Frank Swainston. The menu’s focus remains the robust flavours of Italy with forays into exotic Asia. Clayton believes that consistency is a key factor in the restaurant’s ongoing popularity. “Don’t over-complicate food, and don’t mess with good quality ingredients. I’ve been here for 13 years, and Uitsig is my second family.” This attitude underscores the elegant yet relaxed, convivial atmosphere that keeps so many people returning for another meal in the original Manor House on the estate. It’s also why first-time visitors feel immediately that they’ve come home. Since its launch in 1992, Constantia Uitsig Restaurant has consistently featured in the Top Ten Restaurants of South Africa. Need to know? Open 7 days a week Lunch: 12h30-14h30 Dinner: 19h30-21h30 Closed: Lunch 31 December New Year's Day

Cornuti Knysna in Knysna

Cornuti Knysna

Knysna Contemporary restaurant in Knysna

Located at one of Knysnas most impressive landmarks this premier restaurant in The Garden Route is the place where patrons can indulge and gather, sharing pizzas, sundowners and tasty antipastos. Offering seductive Italian cuisine and classic cocktails, Cornuti Knysna oozes Rivera chic in a chilled out atmosphere catering fine wines and fresh produce for their signature mouth-watering dishes.

Cruise Cafe in Knysna Quays

Cruise Cafe

Knysna Quays Contemporary restaurant in Knysna Quays

Renowned for the freshest seafood presented in contemporary dishes, this favourite amongst locals and tourists alike is a must-try!A lively but laid-back spot, Cruise Cafe boasts spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon from the deck or through impressive large glass doors when the weather is less inviting.The decor is elegant with blond wood, earthy tones, alcoves and nautical photos. It’s the perfect setting to relax and enjoy whatever you fancy, be it a speciality coffee, a hearty lunch or a sundowner.

Cucina Carolina in Strand

Cucina Carolina

Strand Contemporary restaurant in Strand

This wonderful, relatively new restaurant is situated a stone's throw from the beach in Strand and is the ideal hangout for long, lazy lunches and beautiful dinners. The menu is refreshing and creative with dishes like gourmet baguettes, original, gourmet pizzas and the favourite sharing food - sushi. Try the bitterballen as a starter, five traditional round Dutch croquettes served with mustard, or a lovely picnic basket for two filled with a French baguette, garlic gamba’s, Italian cold meat cuts, brie and gorgonzola, fig preserve, fruit, marinated olives, salad, Amsterdammertjes, sparkling wine or Ega Rooibos tea. This should be ordered two hours in advance. The pizzas are truly unique and the breakfast pizza with free range eggs and bacon topped with Parmigiano Reggiano is a must-try. A wide variety of coffees, teas, wines, dessert wines and sparkling wines are available. As Carolina says: 'Buon appetito, Lekker eet, Enjoy, Bon appétit, Eet smakelijk, Selamat makan, Born up a tree!'

Dash Restaurant and Bar in Cape Town

Dash Restaurant and Bar

Cape Town Contemporary restaurant in Cape Town

Aptly named after one of Queen Victoria’s most loved pooches, Dash Restaurant and Bar exudes elegance and pedigree class. Always smooth and full of surprises and dashingly attractive. The menu excites with unusual combinations that playfully blend effortlessly. Try the beetroot-cured salmon with horseradish apple slaw; a delicious sweet and savory mélange, or the Caesar salad layered with anchovy toast and quail eggs, smooth and rich. Wash the palate with a selection of refreshing sorbets, including tomato granita with a drop of vodka, or rose, dressed with a sugared rose petal for utter decadence. Mains warrants fat and juicy hazelnut-crusted scallops served on a bed of wilted baby fennel, while the grilled beef fillet with herb mash and spinach purée, dazzled in a rich Port jus, melts the palate of any carnivore. Round off this decadent dining experience with a liquorice macaroon with tangerine jelly or coconut panna cotta with lime sorbet and passion fruit coulis. Dash Restaurant and Bar brims with delightful surprises, dashing décor and a cool combination of modern and elegant comforts perfect for splashing out over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 

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