Western Cape Restaurants Western Cape Overview
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Claremont Burgers restaurant
Why write about a burger joint? It doesn't seem so odd if the burgers are more like a work of art than a meal.
3rd Hudsons are really onto a recipe for success. Great service, great portions and great fresh ingredients is at the order of the day. The best ground meats are selected and it is claimed to contain more than 20 % less fat than normal. The toppings are freshly made as well and include traditional favourites as well as more exciting options. Be sure to try the mint and jalapeno salsa, in itself an explosion of flavours. How does a perfectly cooked patty topped with tomato relish, biltong dust, chilli cream cheese and sliced battered jalapeno rings sound? Too good to be true? Not here.
The relaxed sense of humor on the menu is very refreshing and the Ba-rack-o-lama, or La Di Dah (with ostrich meat) are examples of this. For vegetarians they offer a delicious chick pea and lentil burger with fresh goat's cheese and avo.
This is a must-try and must-repeat experience.
Mossel Bay Buffet restaurant
Nestled within the scenic Garden Route lies Admirals Buffet Restaurant, a culinary delight aimed to please the most discerning palates.
Offering tranquil views onto a golf estate dressed in lush carpets and comfortable seating, patrons can relax in the quaint and private nooks and crannies while feasting on delicious starters, stews, bakes and old time classics.
Enjoy hearty roasts, grills and stir-fry selections brimming with steaming vegetables before conquering the delectable desert section oozing indulgent peppermint tarty chocolate mouse, moist malva puddings or trifle drenched with red maple syrup.
Admirals Buffet Restaurant embraces innovative buffet dining with comfort and style flattered by the scenic Garden route and rolling green hills.
Hout Bay German restaurant
Having spent their entire working lives in the food and hospitality industry - both locally and internationally - new owners, Kurt and Petra Schramm, have all the right qualifications to firmly place Alpenstube on the destination restaurant map in the picturesque surrounds of Hout Bay. Much needed improvements include a new front patio, a revamped outside bar and beer garden, and a fireplace for the cold winters.
Alpenstube offers a very versatile indoor-outdoor dining experience where you can relax and savour an imported German draught beer in the garden, have coffee and homemade pastries on the front patio, and enjoy a leisurely lunch or intimate dinner in the cosy interior. Aside from its large following of locals who carry them through the winter months, Alpenstube is fortunate to have many overseas visitors – German, Dutch and English - who, like the swallows, return year after year to their favourite Hout Bay haunt.
Now open at lunch time, the well-priced menu features traditional specialties such as Geschnetzeltes, thinly sliced port fillet in a creamy mushroom sauce, alongside light meals such as the Chef’s Burger, seasonal salads and a couple of soups. Master Chef Kurt has thoughtfully included several menu items specifically for children so that Alpenstube can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The signature dish must surely be the traditional Eisbein, but please call in advance to check availability. Other dinner recommendations are the grilled Fillet Steak, as well as Schnitzels to suit all tastes – pork, veal and chicken. You will also find fresh fish on the menu when available from the harbor. The pastries, desserts and cakes are all homemade, so why not indulge in whatever takes your fancy.
Tokai Indian restaurant
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.
Wynberg Indian restaurant
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.
Newlands Indian restaurant
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.
City Bowl Indian restaurant
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.
Muizenberg Indian restaurant
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.
Franschhoek Cape Provencale restaurant
Located on the Boschendal Wine Farm in the picturesque wine-lands countryside of Stellenbosch, Boschendal Restaurant offers grand buffet style lunches.
The buffet restaurant is housed in the original wine cellar
Guests can expect an array of dishes that lean towards French / Cape cuisine. The menu changes every three days which ensures that the restaurant’s exceptional standards on food quality are maintained. As a general rule patrons may look forward to roasts, seafood dishes, imaginative salads and a dessert table that caters for every sweet craving. The farm’s own selection of wines is available to be enjoyed with the restaurant’s offerings.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the farm’s national monument and museum, the Manor House.
Booking is essential at this popular venue.
The estate also offers deli style picnics (Le Pique Nique) and a café (Le Café) for a more casual eating experience.
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.
Green Point German restaurant
Proving a roaring success in Germany, with over 50 branches scattered throughout Germany, Café Extrablatt intends to conquer Cape Town.
Serving coffee, beer and delicious breakfasts, buffets and classic dishes, diners can soak up some traditional German delights and experience what the Germans all rage about.
Visit Café Extrablatt and experience for yourself this little slice of Germany on Main Road in Green Point.
Muizenberg Vegetarian restaurant
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.
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