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Afternoon Tea in Cape Town

Afternoon Tea

Cape Town Light Meals restaurant in Cape Town

Original paintings adorn olive coloured walls, heightened by a bamboo ceiling and iron candelabras. The roaring fireplace adds warmth and homely ambiance during winter and the outdoor leafy setting embraces summer and spring. The menu touches upon Asian specialties, Mediterranean dishes, Thai and South African fusion. Think lamb shank and chicken pie, tom yum soup and Moroccan couscous salad. A standard wine list and boutique wines compliment the flavours and ambiance at this delightful eatery in Mowbray.

Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise Restaurant in Durban

Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise Restaurant

Durban South African restaurant in Durban

This culinary journey onboard Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise Restaurant offers a different and exciting fine dining experience. Sailing all year round and within the scenic and tranquil waters of Durban Harbour, diners experience a spacious and elegant dining saloon, flanked by scenic ocean vistas and marine wildlife. Serving freshly prepared fine foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and champagne sunset; the menu extends varied choices and dining styles. Choose from the American-style brunch – This 2 1/5 hour 3-course American style brunch cruise welcomes aboard with a glass of fresh orange juice, and 3-course brunch complete with a full English breakfast, hash brown potatoes, hot muffins, apple pie and cream. The a la carte lunch and candlelit dinner cruises from 12noon to 3.00pm. The Dinner cruise is from 7pm to 10pm. The fork lunch and dinner is a three hour cruise, during which a two course meal is served, with choices from the a la carte menu suitable for eating with just a fork. Finally the champagne sunset welcomes aboard with a glass of champagne, and a fully-stocked bar. Throughout the course of the cruise the galley crew serve trays of hot and cold canapés. The Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise Restaurant offers diners the chance to explore the scenic surrounds of Durban harbour while tantalising the taste buds with decadent fare.

Aristata in Stellenbosch

Aristata

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Aristata Restaurant forms part of the Protea Hotel in Technopark Stellenbosch. Expect a full buffet breakfast menu as well as menus for lunch and dinner. Much can be said of the restaurant’s scenic location. It commands splendid views of the picturesque surroundings and has an outdoor deck for sipping sundowners and taking early evening meals. A range of snacks and light meals are also served throughout the day. For those that require some formality, the indoor dining area calls for a smarter dress code in its subtle, yet sophisticated setting. With a menu that offers traditional South African fare, guests can enjoy the overall experience of Aristata. Diners may round off their meal with the best of wine that is sourced locally. The restaurant also makes for an ideal venue, be it for a wedding or a corporate function.

Babel in Stellenbosch

Babel

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Nestled in the breathtaking Drakenstein Valley, cradled between Franschoek and Paarl, Babel paints a picturesque setting, flanked by mountains and 200 h of vineyard and farmlands. This inspiring setting captures the imagination of ex Elle Deco Editor – Karen Roos, who transformed Babel into a place of inspirational beauty. On summery days, sit outside under the Plain trees soaking up the setting and a hearty Babel Breakfast brimming with fresh juices, homemade muesli, thick and creamy yogurt and local produce from the farm. Cooler days are warmed by the chic and elegant décor set within the glass-enclosed restaurant where the aroma of freshly prepared seasonal dishes wet the appetite. Discover a haven of peace and tranquility, set in beautiful surroundings, and the taste of food inspired by the seasons, prepared straight from the garden onto your plate.

Brio 1893 in Cape Town

Brio 1893

Cape Town South African restaurant in Cape Town

Housed in the building where the city once banked gold, this vintage gem boasts breathtaking décor heightened by vaulted ceilings, dark lacquered wooden floors and striking original chandeliers. Expect to be wined and dined in timeless style warmed by roaring fireplaces and the sultry sounds of swing jazz. The menu caters decadence-a classic gastronomic voyage sampling firm favourites, hearty portions and spicy flavours. Try favourites such as deep fried Camembert with figs, rocket and nuts for starters, Springbok carpaccio and roquefort snails. Mains brim with choices such as grilled calamari, carpetbagger steak (filled with mussels) or the Brio burger and Crayfish Thermidor. Experience the return of vintage glamour at Brio 1893 located along Adderly Street for a truly out of this era dining experience.

Cafe Vacca Matta in Durban Beachfront

Cafe Vacca Matta

Durban Beachfront South African restaurant in Durban Beachfront

Situated on the sea-facing wing of the Suncoast Casino, hugging the golden shoreline of the Indian Ocean, Café Vacca Matta boasts stylish ambience and fine dining wrapped in delicious Mediterranean flavours. Dine within the indoor stylish ambience or alfresco, enjoying breathtaking views on the terrace sipping cocktails. Boasting mouth-watering signature dishes and extensive range of both local and imported wines, Café Vacca Matta will capture the palate with a distinctive setting and cuisine for a delightful cosmopolitan dining experience.

Copperfield Grill in Magaliesburg

Copperfield Grill

Magaliesburg South African restaurant in Magaliesburg

Perched high mountainous acres wrapped in exquisite gardens, this haven of tranquillity wets the appetite with delicious arrays of antipasta such as beef fillet carpaccio, stuffed trout with ricotta cheese, roasted butternut soup with cumin and New Zealand green mussels. Main courses choices include succulent rack of lamb, Cape Malay vegetable curry or a fresh grilled fillet of line fish with a tomato and thyme vinaigrette concluded by delectable deserts such as pavlova, tiramisu, key lime pie or fruit salad and homemade ice cream.

De Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch

De Volkskombuis

Stellenbosch South African restaurant in Stellenbosch

Do not be misled by the rustic ring to De Volkskombuis’ name. There is nothing even remotely unpolished about this establishment. The restaurant has been around since 1977 and has earned its reputation as a place of fine dining. The Cape Dutch house - that is the restaurant - is a perfect puzzle piece in historic Stellenbosch with its white washed walls and front garden. The restaurant also has its Voorkamer which serves as a private dining room for special occasions, conferences and private parties. Guests will be thrilled to find that although the menu boasts a fresh interpretation of traditional South African cuisine, none of the authenticity of the old favourites like Boland Bobotie, Braised Oxtail and Malva Pudding is lost. Furthermore, the menu has wine suggestions with each dish – a treat for wine and food pairing enthusiasts. Not only does De Volkskombuis promise a gastronomic experience of note, but also an impressive, if not, wildly indulgent, wine and beverage selection that could hold one’s attention for hours. Choose from the best locally and internationally sourced wines of every blend, including sparkling wines and Champagne. A selection of cigars rounds off the restaurant’s offerings. De Volkskombuis is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Elements Cafe Bar at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban North

Elements Cafe Bar at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Durban North Light Meals restaurant in Durban North

Perched on the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean situated over the pool terrace, Elements Café Bar oozes and eclectic mix of aluminium, marble mosaic and eye-catching chandeliers dressed with comfy couches and stylish chairs. With large sliding doors that open out on the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean boasting an array of gourmet sandwiches, sumptuous salads such as smoked marlin & artichokes, potted goats cheese and crusty breads alongside an extensive wine list. The Elements Café Bar is an ideal setting for any occasion and a great place to connect with friends enjoying a glass of wine or frothy cappuccino while idling the day away watching dolphins frolicking at play.

Fourty Ate in Cape Town

Fourty Ate

Cape Town South African restaurant in Cape Town

Located along Hout Street this visually seductive and comfortable eatery boasts a gastronomic experience set over 3 floors of pure decadence. The ground floor welcomes with a white marble bar, contrasting wooden floors and exposed granite walls leading into a private cigar lounge. The 1st floor holds an intimate restaurant that caters to your every whim with the finest South African produce, quality meat and seafood. The 3rd floor boasts a prestigious art gallery showcasing work from the Jetzis Art exhibition. Exuding a relaxed and homely setting amidst an array of stylish furnishings, diners enjoy the ever-changing menu brimming with organic vegetables, finest beef and venison and fresh seafood. Savour a complimentary ‘Amuse Bouche” to wet your appetite before testing’s favourites such as raw Norwegian Salmon and wasabi ice -cream, beef rossini and the chocolate chip cookies, served with a bourbon ice and honey ice cream and a warm frangelica white chocolate sauce. Fourty Ate in Hout Street, Cape Town offers international dining in stylish surrounds in the heart of Cape Town.

Gordon's Restaurant in Graaff-Reinet

Gordon's Restaurant

Graaff-Reinet South African restaurant in Graaff-Reinet

Embracing the principles of the International Slow Food Movement, Gordon’s Restaurant seduces the appetite with local venison, organic Karoo Lamb and legendary dinners. Located in the heart of Andreas Stockenstrom Guest House, Gordon’s Restaurant invites good honest food spilling off the seasonal menu complimented by fine South African wine. Savour fine Karoo cuisine in a relaxed dining experience immersed in a four course set menu at this culinary oasis in Graaff-Reinet.

Hansa Hotel Main Restaurant in Swakopmund Coast

Hansa Hotel Main Restaurant

Swakopmund Coast South African restaurant in Swakopmund Coast

Housed in a German colonial building, perfectly restored since 1905, Hansa Hotel Main Restaurant appreciates rich food and full bodies flavours. Start with game and marrow dumplings, or move onto giant prawns dressed in honey lemon butter. The Springbok loin cooked to perfection pairs well with the excellent wine list, as do the venison, steak and Namibian Seafood. Hansa Hotel Main Restaurant pampers fine food palates and special occasion dinners with ease.

Hemmingway's Bistro and Cafe in Glenwood

Hemmingway's Bistro and Cafe

Glenwood South African restaurant in Glenwood

This buzzing upmarket restaurant is housed in an old Glenwood home worn with intimate ambience and wrapped in exposed bricks, chic chandeliers and themed art deco paintings brushed onto an ivory palate. With contrasting wooden floors and crisp white linen, Hemmingway’s Bistro and Café exudes a unique Afro-Latino ambience. Whether dining in one of the themed dining rooms or taking in the balmy summer sun alfresco, this upbeat and friendly restaurant will delight the senses. Choose from the extensive menu the likes of simple prawn and pesto pasta with roast cherry tomatoes or for formal dining there is crispy duck after a starter of fresh fish cakes with oyster dishes and tapas perfect for light snacks. All meals paired well with a solid wine list. Hemmingway’s Bistro and Café renews the palate with modern South African cuisine. Voted one of top three outdoor dining restaurants in Durban

Hillcrest Cuban Restaurant in Hillcrest (Pretoria)

Hillcrest Cuban Restaurant

Hillcrest (Pretoria) Cuban restaurant in Hillcrest (Pretoria)

This inviting, warm and unique restaurant brim with flavours, tastes and smells that evoke the spirit of Cuba. Great dishes, all infused with traditional Cuban flavours, are on offer. The humidor has a wide range of cigars and whiskies and cognacs from all over the globe. The restaurant can seat a whopping 200 guests and is an excellent spot for private functions.

Hotel Heinetzburg Garden Terrace in Khomas

Hotel Heinetzburg Garden Terrace

Khomas Light Meals restaurant in Khomas

This beautiful alfresco restaurant is situated at the Heinetzburg Hotel, an indulgence in itself with understated, yet strangely opulant interiors and a relaxed, yet distinctive feel. Superb views over the mountains and city, great food offered on an a la carte menu, aromatic coffee and decadent cakes can all be enjoyed - a must-try for sundown.