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Bhandaris Indian Restaurant in Tokai

Bhandaris Indian Restaurant

Tokai Indian restaurant in Tokai

Authentic and exotic, Bhandaris wraps your palate in warming spices with complex layers of colours and taste. Dishes are thoughtfully presented then served in traditional porcelain pots touched with flavourful textures, colours and spices. Distinctly Indian, yet elegant and true to the unique exotic flavours and spices only found in India. The owners import key ingredients straight from India ensuring your taste buds experience authentic Indian cuisine. Once immersed your taste buds are transported to the lively streets and cultural potpourri of India. Visitors are encouraged to become one with the experience by eating small portions with their hands and to share the taste and abundance of flavours with company. Bhandaris offers a relaxed and social atmosphere frequented by celebrities and locals alike where you can wet your appetite with an aromatic starter of mussels topped in an onion, tomato and masala sauce followed by a fragrant tender lamb simmered in a blend of Indian spices, yoghurt, tomato and onion with a choice of basmati rice and naan bread. The delicate aromas and taste are well complemented by a soothing Pistachio ice cream rounded off by a incredible kahwa tea made with secret Indian herbs. Bhandaris is a treasure trove steeped in ancient North Indian cuisine inspired by the tranquil beauty and flavour of their mysterious culture.

Bibi's Kitchen in Wynberg

Bibi's Kitchen

Wynberg Indian restaurant in Wynberg

The lingering aroma of authentic dishes from North and South India wet the appetite as diners peruse the menu brimming with specialties from rogan josh, mughlai lamb and chicken tikka from the north to spicy Madras seafood curries and biryani from the south. Start with kebabs and spicy pakora pastries mopping up delicious sauce with warm buttery naan bread. Vegetarians are well catered for with dhal, paneer and chana masala dishes. Cool the palate with a traditional fruit flavoured yogurt drink for a taste of pure India at Bibi’s Kitchen in Wynberg.

Bihari Indian Restaurant Newlands in Newlands

Bihari Indian Restaurant Newlands

Newlands Indian restaurant in Newlands

The new 'exotic chic' Bihari, one of three in the Western Cape, opened it's doors in April 2009 at Southern Sun Newlands offering diners and curry lovers the finest North Indian cuisine prepared by qualified chefs from this region.The Bihari group bears testimony to the ever magical experience of Indian dining amongst the mother city's diverse locals. Upon entering Bihari Newlands the beautifully handcrafted and noble Bengal Tiger, a significantly powerful and historical creature in India, welcomes guests and transforms an ordinary experience into one of imagination.Bihari's offer an extensive menu of mild to fiery mouth watering fusions from Northern India as well as regional cuisine. Food is prepared in authentic Indian style in the restaurant's tandoor ovens on hot open coals, providing its distinctive flavour. Meals served on heated clay plates or in pots, are not only visually enticing but a culinary delight. Begin your feast with a selection of delectable vegetable, chicken and tandoor starters, samoosas, a choice of no less than seven naan breads and shami kebabs. Mains include a variety of curries and Indian Tandoor items guaranteed to tantalise the tastebuds such as Lamb Rogan Josh - simply mouth watering for those virgin tasters, whilst Lamb Vindaloo is bound to heat things up a few degrees. For seafood lovers, be sure to try the Prawn Korma cooked in an Indian white sauce. Vegetarians will be equally satisfied with their meal, being spoilt for choice with a wide option of curries and tandoor dishes to sample from.

Bombay Brasserie in City Bowl

Bombay Brasserie

City Bowl Indian restaurant in City Bowl

Fine dining and amazing Indian cuisine meet at this beautiful upmarket restaurant in Cape Town. Treat yourself to a luxurious night out and experience the elegant, yet opulent interior, great service and delicious food. The menu offers traditional starters like spiced lamb kebabs with yogurt and mint, chargrilled Karoo lamb chops and an assorted kebab platter, while more exotic choices include tandoori salmon and green mango flavoured line fish. Must-tries for mains are the lamb shanks in saffron curry and the slow-cooked, pot-roasted Karoo lamb with dried spices. Vegetarians are definitely not forgotten and for every dish that contains meat, there is one that doesn't. Try cottage cheese dumplings and green pea curry, or apricot and potato cakes with yogurt and sweet chutney. The dessert menu doesn't fail to impress and offers a wide variety of options, from plain ice cream to a mouthwatering mango and yogurt cheesecake. Enjoy an authentic, yet modern Indian experience at Bombay Brasserie.

Bombay Chilli in Muizenberg

Bombay Chilli

Muizenberg Indian restaurant in Muizenberg

Located in Muizenberg, along Beach Road, Bombay Chilli boasts delicious fragrant and spicy Indian dishes made with quality ingredients and the freshest naan bread with which to mop up the juices. Starters delight with chilli bite sand samoosas and an impressive selection of vegetarian offerings like potato Bombay aloo and spinach-studded palak paneer. Try the delicious coriander and coconut milk-laced kadal chicken with a good bottle of wine (bring your own). Open for lunch and dinner only, Bombay Chilli is your friendly, laid back Indian bistro in the heart of Muizenberg.

Bukhara in Cape Town

Bukhara

Cape Town Indian restaurant in Cape Town

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.

Bukhara in Goodwood

Bukhara

Goodwood Indian restaurant in Goodwood

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.

Bukhara Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Bukhara Restaurant

Stellenbosch Indian restaurant in Stellenbosch

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.

Café Dutch in Cape Town

Café Dutch

Cape Town Dutch restaurant in Cape Town

Café Dutch is a modern bistro café offering traditional and modern Dutch delights. Located in Wynberg in a converted Victorian building boasting an upmarket feel dressed in stark white tables and chairs set against warm charcoal walls. The menu encourages lingering sampling homemade crumbed organic beef kroketten served on rye bread and winter rich pea soup with smoked sausage. Then there is the tasty nasi goreng with Indonesian chilli and spices, chicken satay, homemade peanut sauce and prawn crackers. Diners can enjoy non-traditional highlights, such as wild mushroom tart with rocket and Parmesan shavings, or salmon fishcakes with dill mustard sauce rounded off by a simply sinful bittersweet dark chocolate dessert with orange curd, served in a coffee cup.

Closer in Muizenberg

Closer

Muizenberg Vegetarian restaurant in Muizenberg

Located in the middle of Palmer Road in Muizenberg, Closer is a purely vegan restaurant and welcome addition to Muizenberg Village. Its fresh and artistic modern interiors speaks of their attitude towards their food, which uses only meat, egg, refined sugar and dairy free ingredients yet bursts with flavour. Cow’s milk is replaced with oat, soya and rice milk, making Closer’s smoothies all the more delectable. Daily specials are written on a chalkboard, enticing customers in with their organic ingredients and interesting flavour combinations.

Dieu Donne in Franschhoek

Dieu Donne

Franschhoek Cosmopolitan restaurant in Franschhoek

Dieu Donne restaurant finds itself in Franschhoek, arguably, the culinary capital of the country. The Drakenstein mountain is a magnificent backdrop to the wine farm on which the eatery is located and thus sets the scene for tranquil lunch or dinner. The restaurant is housed in an underground cellar and promises patrons fine dining with its extensive menu and wine pairings from the farm’s own offerings. Dieu Donne is also a popular lunch venue. Guests soak up the best of the summer weather with al fresco style dining on the ground terrace while the lawn (with a sandpit near by to occupy the kids) is available for families who would like to picnic. Blankets are provided and the restaurant has a children’s menu. Dieu Donne delivers a ‘world menu’ which includes French Huguenot Provincial fare, with a unique combination of African, Asian & Mauritian influences. The open planned professional kitchen makes dining an interactive experience and adds to the energy that the restaurant exudes. A point of interest at this location is the micro brewery. Visitors are welcome to taste the beer the farm yields. Wine tasting is also recommended. Dieu Donne is also a prime wedding and function venue.

Dutch East Restaurant in Franschhoek

Dutch East Restaurant

Franschhoek Dutch restaurant in Franschhoek

The Dutch East Restaurant finds its home in the historic French Hugenot settlement town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Easily one of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, Franschhoek has also earned the reputation of being the culinary capital of the country. The Dutch East, with its fusion of traditional Dutch and eastern influence offerings, stands out as a unique eatery in a predominantly French cuisine environment. The restaurant is relaxed and upmarket. The earthy interior manages to achieve a clean, minimalist simplicity in its décor that is stylish and inviting. High A-frame ceilings, red bricked walls and chandeliers set the mood. The menu aims to present food that is both appetizing to the taste buds and appealing on the eye. With the restaurant philosophy of maintaining and complimenting the true flavour of the main ingredient of the dish by preparing it fresh and simply, Dutch East certainly plates up dishes that are a flavoursome feast for the senses. Menu options include the likes of Seared Tuna with black sesame halva and a soy emulsion with whipped mango for starters, Lamb Shoulder with spinach cream, crackling and corn bites for mains and Fried Milk Tart with whipped cream and berry compote for dessert.

Dutchies on Grotto in Hermanus

Dutchies on Grotto

Hermanus Dutch restaurant in Hermanus

Mere meters from the sea shore of Grotto beach in Hermanus is Dutchies, a delightful Dutch eatery. Guests are easily charmed by the select, Dutch inspired menu and the cosy atmosphere that the restaurant presents. Dutchies abounds with atmosphere and guests love the personal attention of the restaurant owner mingling with visitors. In summer outdoor seats under umbrellas, soaking up the view is a must. The Hollandse Biefstuk on offer for mains is a clear indication that this is proud to be Dutch establishment. Other menu items include Calamari, a Seafood platter and Chicken kebabs. The dessert menu is just a delight with African Dream which is Amarula ice-cream dipped in chocolate and crowned with a chocolate slab and Blueberry Cheesecake. The restaurant charges a small fee for corkage.

EAT in Hermanus

EAT

Hermanus Cosmopolitan restaurant in Hermanus

EAT restaurant is located in the tranquil Hemel – en- Aarde Valley of Hermanus. Living up to its name, this eatery encourages, if not demands that patrons do just that: EAT. Guests can choose to be seated indoors or enjoy sit back and soak in the spectacular views from the restaurant’s courtyard. Either way the atmosphere of the restaurant has upmarket and relaxed. EAT’s contemporary menu has a variety of items to suit every appetite. Try the Sweetcorn fritters as comfort food. While those with a more demanding palate will appreciate the Pear, Blue Cheese and Caramelised Cashew Nuts as an appetizer. End with a delectable dessert of Deep Fried Ice-cream with caramelised berries. The mains on offer caters for the not so hungry in the form of snack baskets, while the carnivores will certainly tuck into the Rib Eye or Rump steak selection without being asked twice. The restaurant offers some great entertainment in the summer months. EAT offers a relaxed setting that is wheelchair friendly.

Enigma Bombay on the Beach in Muizenberg

Enigma Bombay on the Beach

Muizenberg Indian restaurant in Muizenberg

Exuding a traditional North Indian atmosphere, Enigma Bombay on the Beach is big on flavour and authenticity while retaining a casual feel that simplifies the experience of enjoying a fantastic curry in an Indian restaurant. Cheap and cheerful, you can expect generous portions of butter chicken and fragrant Bombay aloo best served with a warm, chewy, buttery naan with which to mop it all up. Low on décor and fancy extras, Enigma Bombay on the Beach ensures they make up for it on flavour and authenticity.

 

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