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101 at The Protea in Free State

101 at The Protea

Free State Contemporary restaurant in Free State

Relax by the fireplace in winter or enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the bar and lounge area or next to the swimming pool. 101 at Protea invites diners with an elegant ambient feel. An excellent menu is available that serves dishes to suit all palates. Along with a wide varieties of wines to choose from, the gourmet cuisine remains unpretentious and tasteful.

1800 Degrees in Green Point

1800 Degrees

Green Point Steakhouse restaurant in Green Point

This upmarket grill room offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a vibrant, classy environment. An extensive range of wines, fine cocktails and drinks work effortlessly alongside the menu and melt-in-your-mouth meat dishes puts this premier dining experience in a league of its own. For the most succulent and superb beef, always cooked at 1800º Fahrenheit, 1800° is the place to be. This is the ideal setting for that all-important business meeting or for discerning patrons in search of a refined meal and professional service. The beef and other meats are grass and grain fed and carefully matured to ensure the finest flavour and the most tender cuts. 1800° prides itself on innovative thinking, superb service and exceptional presentation.

Afrique Boutique Hotel Restaurant in East Rand

Afrique Boutique Hotel Restaurant

East Rand Contemporary restaurant in East Rand

Afrique offers outstanding food, service and hospitality. This upmarket fine dining experience can be found in the acclaimed Afrique Boutique Hotel and is a must for special occasions. The menu offers great food, from contemporary mains to light meals and breakfasts. A wide selection of beverages are also available. THe restaurant serves as a great venue for private functions as well.

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.

Anabell's in Kimberley

Anabell's

Kimberley Contemporary restaurant in Kimberley

This fine dining restaurant offers contemporary cuisine with all the bells and whistles. The beautiful interior creates a tranquil, elegant space in which you can enjoy one of the many gourmet dishes on the menu. Excellent, professional service and an amazing wine collection add to the cuisine to make this an experience to remember. Please enquire about corkage fees.

Apprentice in Stellenbosch

Apprentice

Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant in Stellenbosch

Apprentice Restaurant, formally known as L’Olive, situated on Stellenbosch’s bustling Andringa Street, is a sought after dining establishment. Home to the Culinary Institute, this restaurant offers food that appeals to the senses. The restaurant is training school for students who have chosen cooking as a career, but patrons would be far off the mark to expect anything less than being plated up food of exceptional quality. Not only is breakfast, lunch and dinner served in style, the décor of the eatery is bright and inviting in a relaxed upmarket manner, however, the best seats remain out of house on the pavement, where guests can soak up the Stellenbosch vibe. The dinner menu is offers a selection of meat dishes from Lamb Rump, Kudu Loin to Quail. Desserts are wickedly decadent with impossible to resist choices like Chocolate Marble Pavlova and Tiramisu with Rum and Espresso. Since the restaurant is a learning arena, the menu also has a glossary of terms (in case the menu is all French to you).

Aubergine and Andreotti’s in Hillcrest

Aubergine and Andreotti’s

Hillcrest European restaurant in Hillcrest

This fine bistro restaurant boasts rare classic dishes reflecting various influences from around the globe. Gracing an elegant ambience bursting with a fusion of flavours, Aubergine and Andreotti’s offer bistro dining at its best. The décor embraces a contemporary setting perfect for languid lunches and decadently elegant dinners.

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.

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.

Beef Baron Grill in Gaborone

Beef Baron Grill

Gaborone Steakhouse restaurant in Gaborone

This is one stop the meat-eater must try! Fine dining with prime cut Botswana meat with professional service – you can’t go wrong. The a la carte menu has all-and-everything you would want to try. The chefs prepare the cuts to perfection. The dark wood interior creates a cosy atmosphere. Trading hours are from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm; they are closed on Sundays.

Blue Nile Boat in Zamalek

Blue Nile Boat

Zamalek Contemporary restaurant in Zamalek

Situated on the top deck of the glamorous Blue Nile Boat in Zamalek, this restaurant provides fine dining in a vintage-style setting. The cuisine is traditional mixed with a splash of gourmet and the restaurant caters for meat eaters, fish lovers and vegetarians alike. Try the stuffed pigeon, or the molokheya with roasted rabbit. Traditional mezze is also a must. A good selection of hot and cold beverages can be enjoyed.

Bravo Lounge in Mossel Bay

Bravo Lounge

Mossel Bay Bistro restaurant in Mossel Bay

Bravo lounge is situated in the Garden Route Casino and is a trendy and stylish bar-lounge serving both food and drinks. This upmarket dining option caters for groups of up to 200 people and often hosts local entertainers like Elvis Blue, Heinz Winkler and Charlize Berg, just to name a few. The Bravo lounge is also a great venue to enjoy a light lunch, whilst surfing the internet utilizing their free Wi-Fi facilities.

B's Steakhouse in Hermanus

B's Steakhouse

Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant in Hermanus

With a motto like “Life’s too short for bad food.” B’s Steak House in the seaside town of Hermanus certainly lives up to its claim. B’s has won and been runners up for the Steak House of the Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2001). So, what to expect? Steak prepared to perfection. The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant has a ‘Sante Fe’ feel with its orange and blue colour scheme which is enhanced by the solid wooden furnishings and airy double volume ceiling. The loft area creates a relaxed post pudding space for guests to linger a little longer and indulge in a good brandy and a Cuban cigar. And then there’s the steak. With a descriptive chart to guide on preference of preparation, one can be guaranteed that B’s will go to great lengths provide its patrons with steak as they like it. Firm menu favourites include the Chateaubriand and Carpetbagger. Not only does B’s offer the very best steaks, but as an essential compliment to any steak meal, its wine list is also award winning (Diners Club award). Visitors also do not have to go home empty handed. Meat products such as steak, wors and biltong as well as a range of sauces can now be purchased from the restaurant’s new butchery counter.

Café Cielo in Muldersdrift

Café Cielo

Muldersdrift Contemporary restaurant in Muldersdrift

Café Cielo is located in the upmarket Avianto Village. The tranquil surroundings makes for an elegant and peaceful dining experience. The café is practically on the banks of the Crocodile River and serves breakfast , lunch and dinner seven days a week from 8 am until 10 pm. Delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads, burgers and a variety of grills can be enjoyed.

Café Jiran in Durban Beachfront

Café Jiran

Durban Beachfront Bistro restaurant in Durban Beachfront

Delight the senses with hearty aromatic spices and subtle 100% Arabica coffee beans complimented by a healthy breakfast for a perfect start to the morning. Housed along the best spot on Durban’s Golden Mile, Café Jiran offers silky high quality coffees and fruity smoothies alongside a 4pm to closing Bistro menu. Voted one of the best cafes in Durban, Café Jiran can be found in the foyer of the Bellaire Suites Hotel. Follow the aromatic aromas of high quality, delicious rich espresso drinks and tantalise the palate with well-presented food with contradictory tastes. Using fresh, local and organic where possible, meals are low in fat and sugar and juices come straight from the pulp, fresh and seasonal. Enjoy a variety of world-selected coffees that are 100% Arabica beans. Café Jiran indulges the senses with languid lunches and elegant dinners in a stylish a chic boutique setting coupled with excellent service and superb coffee.