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1890 House Sushi and Grill in Observatory

1890 House Sushi and Grill

Observatory Asian restaurant in Observatory

If you are in Cape Town and have not yet visited 1890 Sushi House and Grill, then you are seriously missing out. Some like to keep it a secret just to make sure they will always have a table. Capetonians all agree that this is the best and most delicious sushi in town with a grill to match. One does not even notice the simple and slightly bare décor because you are just too busy socialising over the fresh sushi – or fresh turn-table sushi – and large portions. The most difficult choice is will I only order sushi or take on one of the mouth-watering chicken, duck, pork, beef or seafood dishes. You will be sure to spot Charlie, the owner, ensuring that all his patrons are happy and catching up with his regulars. Be sure to book a table at this very popular and reasonably priced restaurant in Observatory, Cape Town. They are open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. The best sushi in Cape Town!

Arugula Bistro and Bread in Welgemoed

Arugula Bistro and Bread

Welgemoed Contemporary restaurant in Welgemoed

This warm, elegant restaurant invites with large wooden tables and a great view. Here you can meet, greet and eat in style, and enjoy the relaxed ambience. The open kitchen adds to the warm, comfortable feel and diners can see the chefs in action. Enjoy spectacular views of the Simonsberg and surrounding mountains while enjoying a glass of proudly South African wine. The ingredients are fresh and complement the clean simple dishes on offer. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and a wide variety of dishes can be found on the extensive and well planned menu. For a lighter meal option, you can enjoy one of the gourmet sandwiches that incorporates ingredients like camembert, chilli chutney and rocket or the delicious combination of caramelized onion and pear in honey with cheddar. A great dish is the Gorgonzola Fettucini with butternut, gorgonzola cheese, cashew nuts and rocket. Try the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly on the bone served with cabbage and bacon mash, braised apples and pork sauce. The homemade Venison burger with prune and brandy chutney, brie and walnuts is a must-try for the more adventurous diner. A variety of vegetarian and seafood dishes are also on offer. With competitive prices, great recipes, an amazing atmosphere and stunning views, this restaurant will struggle to disappoint.

Bamboo Asian Fusion in Green Point

Bamboo Asian Fusion

Green Point Asian restaurant in Green Point

Set within the trendy suburb of Green Point, Bamboo Asian Fusion offers a unique setting where diners indulge on succulent sushi off the bodies of naked women. The interior adds an air of sophistication and seductiveness to the experience, with low ambient lighting in the form of paper lanterns, floral designs, latticed screens and original bamboo flooring soothed by ambient house music. If naked sushi exceeds your appetite, then try the delicious dishes off the menu starting with appetizers such as Prawn Toast, Spring Rolls, Dumplings and Soups. Mains include Asian Green or Red Curry, Seared Salmon, Galangai Fillet and a selection of Wok Dishes. Conclude your meal with a heavenly dessert.

Banana Jam Cafe in Kenilworth

Banana Jam Cafe

Kenilworth Caribbean restaurant in Kenilworth

Relax in true Caribbean style, sipping Pina Coladas while savouring delectable starters of Coco Loco Hoppin' Jons (Jalapeno chillies stuffed with feta, crumbed and deep-fried) enjoying the laid back vibe tropical atmosphere. With a large garden and cosy restaurant, Banana Jam Café serves authentic Caribbean tastes lit by a roaring fire and enchanting night-lights while dining outside. With Jamican BBQ’s in the summer and a buzzing atmosphere, patrons can enjoy fast service with friendly attentive staff. Rated by locals as the best Banana Jam burgers in town with the largest rum collection in the country; Banana Jam Café is your suburban island escape to the breezy shores of the Caribbean.

Bascule Bar in V and A Waterfront

Bascule Bar

V and A Waterfront Contemporary restaurant in V and A Waterfront

The Bascule Bar is Cape Town’s whisky bar supreme. With over 400 whiskeys on the menu and a huge variety of some of the best wines South Africa has to offer patrons are spoilt for choice. The food menu is simple, elegant and delicious, with the menu’s emphasis on a gastro pub theme. Situated on the edge of the marina in Cape Town’s Waterfront where the international yachts are moored, the Bascule Bar is where trendy whisky and wine lovers gather. Vibrant and bustling, it is the ideal place for a light lunch – patrons can sit out on the water’s edge and take in the sunshine. By night the Bascule bar becomes a hub of sophisticated elegance where wine and whisky flow, and all the beautiful people of Cape Town come out to play. The gastro pub menu consists of snacks and tapas, with specialities that include goat’s cheese peppadew poppers with saffron aioli and salt and pepper squid with sweet chilli mayonnaise. Main meals are traditional pub fare with a modern twist – Cape Grace fish and chips, seared tuna burger with avocado salsa and sweet potato wedges and beef burger with sweet pepper relish, emmenthal cheese, crispy onions and French fries. Bascule Bar patrons enjoy the finer things, but appreciate the simple style of this unique spot in Cape Town's harbour.

Burgundy in Hermanus

Burgundy

Hermanus Contemporary restaurant in Hermanus

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.

Cafe Blanc de Noir in Stellenbosch

Cafe Blanc de Noir

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

Set amidst the beautiful plum orchards and overlooking the vineyards and the majestic Stellenbosch mountains, Café Blanc de Noir offers a rustic chic dining space and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. and the friendly staff create the perfect atmosphere for happy and relaxed dining. Enjoy great hearty gourmet breakfasts, rustic wood-fired pizzas, and desserts stemming from secret family recipes.

Cafe Mao in City Bowl

Cafe Mao

City Bowl Asian restaurant in City Bowl

Try delectable Asian fusion cuisine in this trendy but comfortable restaurant in the bustling City Bowl area. The interior is invigorating and funky with Andy Warhol-inspired prints of the infamous and famous Mao and Monroe. This visual feast is greatly complemented by extremely flavourful food assembled in original, well-presented dishes. The dishes come with a variety of 'chilli factors' and if you're a lover of hot stuff, you will enjoy the Chilli Lime Beef - a word of warning though, it is not for the faint-hearted. Service is quick, attentive and personalized and the owner is hands-on and extremely hospitable and friendly. If it is strong flavours and upbeat surroundings you are looking for, Mao is the place to visit. Whether you are in the mood for a quick meal or a lengthy, social get-together, you will not be dissappointed. Mao is open from 12 pm for lunch and dinner.

Café Sofia in Big Bay

Café Sofia

Big Bay Contemporary restaurant in Big Bay

A modern tapas restaurant, Café Sofia’s menu serves a variety of light meals and tasty mouthfuls of tapas in a relaxed and social setting. The colourful interior extends onto magnificent views of Bloubergstand, and a relaxing bar provides plenty relaxation sipping on colourful cocktails while admiring the view.

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.

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.

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.

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!'

Die Vaatjie Restaurant in Velddrif

Die Vaatjie Restaurant

Velddrif Austrian restaurant in Velddrif

A unique find in Velddrift! This Austrian restaurant is found in Port Owen and despite its fairly small size, offers its patrons dishes of unbelievable taste. The eisbein is widely known and the full 1.2 kg of meat a feat to eat. Try authentic Austrian dishes such as rostie and spetzle. The pub has a big screen TV and sports fans will not be disappointed.

 

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