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@ 3Fig in Newlands

@ 3Fig

Newlands International restaurant in Newlands

@ 3Fig is a private dinner club set in the residence of an up market guesthouse in Newlands. The interior and delectable four-course dinner sets the stage for a night of indulgence, conversation and personal attention. Arrive between 19h15 and 19h45 for drinks and canapés before the evening commences with great food and fine wine. As gourmet chef Neill Anthony takes the helm (flamboyantly showing his skills attained working in the kitchen of Gordon Ramsay) wander through the kitchen and watch the magic unfold. The weekly menu is complimented by wine pairing expert David Wibberley (The founder of borde (aux) room) allowing each dish to perfectly compliment each glass of wine. Summer evenings embrace dining alfresco on the covered patio and cooler nights seek warmth in the cosy library.

5 Rooms in Constantia

5 Rooms

Constantia Fine Dining restaurant in Constantia

5 Rooms restaurant can be found on the beautiful Alphen Estate in Constantia. The restaurant is set in the historic Manor House which creates an Old World, stylish atmosphere that exudes the class and elegance of bygone eras. The interior is filled with antiques juxtaposed by modern, fine dining cuisine. The menu caters for all tastes and meat, seafood and vegetarian options are varied and plentiful. Only the freshest produce is used and this shines through in the bursts of flavour delivered on every plate. Try the imaginative Fish Tank, a mix of seafood served in a glass fish bowl - what an experience. The lamb trilogy is also a favourite and comprises lamb loin, lamb tortellini and a succulent lamb cutlet. A great, extensive wine list and a range of other beverages including whiskeys and smooth cognacs are served to complement the cuisine. This is the ideal setting for private functions and special occasions and proves to be a treat for the laymen, the foodie and the connoisseur.

Bahia Dos Vaqueiros in Mossel Bay

Bahia Dos Vaqueiros

Mossel Bay Contemporary restaurant in Mossel Bay

Bahia Dos Vaqueiros beacons recognition as Mossel Bay’s premier restaurant lit by the sparkling lights of Mossel Bay and cradled by the shores of Outenqua Mountains. Offering locally grown fresh produce cooked with opulence beneath The Fantasy of the Discovery of the World ceiling known as the largest fresco ceiling in the Southern Cape, dining at Bahia Dos Vaquerious captures the imagination with pure sophistication. Delight in iconic wines housed in the walk in cellar or international brandies, whiskies and beers alongside fusion choices of first class meals at the Bahia Dos Vaquerious in the Diaz Strand Hotel.

Blonde in Gardens

Blonde

Gardens Fine Dining restaurant in Gardens

Cape Town’s newest hotspot, Blonde, sister restaurant to Beluga and Sevruga is no doubt one of the most popular restaurants in Cape Town. Open evenings only seating 120 guests, Blonde caters for fine dining with a small a la Carte menu offering seasonal delights. The interior is pampered, lavish and ultra plush. From the seductive interior of the bar and lounge, the couches covered in rich fabrics, the gorgeous wooden floors and high ceilings to the crisp white linen, designer chairs, beautiful staircase and romantic balcony. Blonde entices and captivates in every way.

Bourbon Street in Robertson

Bourbon Street

Robertson International restaurant in Robertson

Dressed in plush red cushioned chairs and vibrant colours, Bourbon Street swaddles the palate in cuisine influenced from around the globe. Enjoy delicious fare, alfresco on the wooden deck starting with a Kudu, Springbok and Ostrich Carpaccio. Transport the palate to spice laden streets of Mexico and Morocco with meals like the chicken quesadillas wrapped inside two flour tortillas topped with melted cheddar or Moroccan Lamb and lentil dish with a feta and yoghurt sauce. For a taste of Russia, escape to Moscow and delight in smoked Salmon pasta tossed in Vodka and a dill sauce dressed with capers and parmesan. The palate sings a chorus tucking into chicken Athena tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and feta or the Prawns parmigiana sautéed in garlic, wine and parmesan. Meat eaters ravage the prime beef espetada laced with green peppers, mushrooms and bacon drizzled with butter. End the meal with a choc chip mountain drenched with ice cream and a hot fudge sauce. Bourbon Street satisfies the most discerning palate with global cuisine and eclectic charm in Robertson, just off Route 62.

Cafe Blouberg in Bloubergstrand

Cafe Blouberg

Bloubergstrand Contemporary restaurant in Bloubergstrand

Cafe Blouberg is located in an old cottage on the water’s edge. Looking out over the Atlantic towards Robben Island and Table Mountain, patron can feast on delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfasts are delicious, and there are eight wonderful options to choose from. Patrons are treated to the most amazing views, while enjoying a hearty start to the day. There are a variety of light lunches to choose from, including wraps, salads, toasted sandwiches and snack baskets. There are also more substantial meals on offer with a distinctly Mediterranean twist. The evening fare is fresh fare from the sea, as well as a variety of other dishes that to delight diners. With views that can’t be beaten and fabulous food, Cafe Blouberg offers patrons an eating experience that is not only delicious, but fresh and homely. It is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail while watching nature at her best as the sun sets over the ocean and Cape Town basks in twilight.

Capelands Restaurant  in Somerset West

Capelands Restaurant

Somerset West Fine Dining restaurant in Somerset West

For true Mediterranean cooking in a relaxing and laid back setting on the outskirts of Somerset West, Capelands Restaurant provides. Making use of only the freshest ingredients, including herbs and vegetables from the Restaurant’s own gardens, patrons can be assured of the most flavoursome meals from the well-planned menu. With a delicious selection of vegetarian meals as well as a healthy selection of childrens’ meals, everyone has been carefully considered. A good selection of both local and international wines are on offer to perfectly accompany the dishes of choice. With spectacular views to enjoy as you sample the delicious offerings, Capelands Restaurant is the perfect spot for a relaxing dining experience.

Chef's Table in Cape Town

Chef's Table

Cape Town Fine Dining restaurant in Cape Town

Located along upper Long Street, this Spanish inspired restaurant exudes a warm welcoming ambiance set with warm brick walls, soft lighting and religious icons that adorn the walls. Tapas is the order of the day, enjoyed in perfectly sized portions try the octopus, mussel, clam and tortilla tapas or the grilled oysters drenched with olive oil and garlic, or the rabbit stew complimented by a glass of sangria, concluded by saffron ice cream for dessert. The clever décor and stylish interior, including delicious tapas makes Ultima Tapa the ideal place for dinner indulgence.

Ciro's in Gansbaai

Ciro's

Gansbaai Grills restaurant in Gansbaai

Ciro’s has been around for over a decade and is still one of the most popular restaurants in Gansbaai. The flavourful food and efficient service has guaranteed that Ciro’s will always be a great dining experience. Fresh line fish from the harbour of Gansbaai, precisely cooked seafood dishes and the best South African meat are what is to be expected at this cosy fisherman’s cottage. For true South African hospitality and cuisine, Ciro’s can’t be beaten. The hosts, Piet and Bettie Smuts, are passionate about Ciro’s and the well-being of their guests. They also provide a transport service to and from your lodgings – how is that for personal service? Hours: Lunch - 12 noon to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday; Dinner - 6 pm to late, Monday to Saturday. Please call for further information and bookings.

Cogman's Restaurant in Montagu

Cogman's Restaurant

Montagu Fine Dining restaurant in Montagu

Soak up personalised service and local exotic dishes from the a la carte menu and extensive wine cellar. The décor speaks of elegance and timeless grandeur softened by padded chairs, crisp linen in a light and airy setting overlooking manicured gardens. Begin the culinary journey with a wrapped Cape Malay babotie starter, in a phyllo parcel served with a sweet sliced peach and coriander chutney. For mains, flame grilled medallions of port fillet (250g) served on a Rooibos tea and cinnamon infused dried fruit compote. Round off the journey with a warmed oven-baked apple and cinnamon pudding drenched with a sweet caramel sauce, served with vanilla ice cream. Cogman’s Restaurant perfects the fine dining experience with warm hospitality and tantalising cuisine.

Cosecha Restaurant in Paarl

Cosecha Restaurant

Paarl Mediterranean restaurant in Paarl

Nestled within the Noble Hill Wine Estate, amidst working vineyards and the majestic Simonsberg Mountain, Cosecha harvests Latin delight using fresh local ingredients. Dishes embrace a mix of contemporary and traditional Latin flavours and proffers daily specials enjoyed with fine wine and idyllic scenery. Discover seasonal flavours and farm fresh flavours at Cosecha Restaurant in Paarl.

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!'

De Kaggel in Stellenbosch

De Kaggel

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

De Kaggel is a beautiful, unique restaurant in Stellenbosch and offers a warm, friendly environment with an ambience second to none. The food here bursts with flavour and combines wholesomeness and heartiness with a serious touch of gourmet. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes. Apart from burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and seafood, the restaurant also specializes in delicious vegetarian cuisine that takes the 'boring' out of veggies. The huge fireplace is the centrepiece and infuses the area with Old World charm. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and families are welcome. The venue regularly shows off local South African talent, and with awesome live music, great cuisine and hospitality that will make you feel at home, it definitely has a recipe for success.

Eight in Stellenbosch

Eight

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

This original farm-to-table restaurant uses produce that is grown on the farm or that is sourced from nearby farmers. Natural, organic produce is used to conjure up healthy food that bursts with flavour. The number 8 denotes an endless loop that begins and ends in the same place, and this harmonious interconnectedness of life is exactly what this restaurant celebrates. The menu is small and seasonal and the food on offer will be chosen to fully utilize the ingredients available. Spier's award winning wines complement the food and the tranquil surroundings ensure a great experience. Eight to go next door sells picnic baskets with the same fresh produce to enjoy anywhere on the farm.

Gesellig Bar and Restaurant in Sea Point

Gesellig Bar and Restaurant

Sea Point International restaurant in Sea Point

Exuding a homely ambiance that reflects the meaning of Gesellig (cosy in Dutch) diners relax at intimate tables and deep couches soaking up the international influenced menu. Serving early bird breakfasts, lunch and brunch, the menu caters for all tastes and attitudes from mains to pastas to potjies. Linger around as long as you want, Gesellig beacons to keep their doors open until the last person has had enough.

 

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