Africa Traditional Restaurants
Africa Traditional Restaurants
V & A Waterfront Greek restaurant
V & A Waterfront
The Greek Fisherman is in the heart of Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront. Diners are treated to traditional Greek and Mediterranean food and hospitality. Encouraged to sit back and relax while taking in the out-of-this-world view of Table Mountain and the bustle of the working harbour, patrons are treated to great friendly service and delicious food.
Best known for its traditional Greek and Mediterranean menu, the restaurant as added a modern twist to some dishes. With a selection wonderful homemade breads, fresh out of the oven, and over twenty five meze and tapas starters to choose from, including Souvlaki (meat skewers served with tzatziki), Spanokopita (spinach and feta parcels) and Atherina (white bait), diners can feast and soak up the lively atmosphere.
The main courses are predominantly fresh fish and seafood dishes, as well as the highest quality meats, all cooked to perfection over and open charcoal fire for an authentic taste sensation. The wine list has something for everyone.
With the motto “food is family, family is life, life is everything” a meal at the Greek Fisherman is a treat to share with the whole family, and one that won’t be forgotten.
Free State Contemporary restaurant
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.
Grahamstown South African restaurant
Enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in intimate surrounds or alfresco in the private courtyard.
This home away from home lingers with the aroma of freshly baked bread and old world charm. Enjoy freshly baked scones and cakes baked daily at 137 High Street in Grahamstown.
Observatory Asian restaurant
If you are in Cape Town and have not yet visited 1890 Sushi House and Grill, then you are seriously missing out. Some like to keep it a secret just to make sure they will always have a table. Capetonians all agree that this is the best and most delicious sushi in town with a grill to match.
One does not even notice the simple and slightly bare décor because you are just too busy socialising over the fresh sushi – or fresh turn-table sushi – and large portions. The most difficult choice is will I only order sushi or take on one of the mouth-watering chicken, duck, pork, beef or seafood dishes.
You will be sure to spot Charlie, the owner, ensuring that all his patrons are happy and catching up with his regulars.
Be sure to book a table at this very popular and reasonably priced restaurant in Observatory, Cape Town. They are open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. The best sushi in Cape Town!
Randburg Portuguese restaurant
Lovingly run by a husband and wife team who specialise in homemade specialities made the Portuguese way.
Tucked away in Ferndale with a loyal seafood following and homely décor, 1920 Portuguese Restaurant welcomes patrons with warm smiles, family photos dominated by football memorabilia and the lingering aroma of mouth-watering cuisine.
The service is friendly and attentive; the menu brims with Portuguese delights and good selection of imported beers and wines using fresh ingredients and family recipes passed down from generations.
Enjoy an array of homemade Madeiran specialties like Fejoada – a traditional pork, beef, chourico, and bean stew, fall-off-the-bone oxtail, porco com amêijoa - pork and clam casserole, tender calamari and succulent prawn rissoles.
If prawns beguile, try the LM Mozambique prawns, served with a delicious homemade peri-peri and hand-cut potato chips or rice. The espetada, skewered cubes of rump steak, grilled the traditional way and served with milho frito, pan-fried squares of creamy polenta with kale, is a must-try.
Tantalise the taste buds with a journey of the Portuguese islands at this homely and welcoming restaurant in Ferndale, Randburg.
Illovo Thai restaurant
The 'Best Thai food west of Bangkok' is a phrase heard here often. 2 Thai 4 has an authentic menu and all dishes are prepared by Thai chefs. All the food uses traditional Thai spices and herbs, adding to the authenticity. The menu is large and varied and great seafood and vegetarian options are available for the non meat eaters. Wines and other beverages are also available. Children are welcome and outside seating is available.
Kuruman Grills restaurant
22nd on Main Restaurant and Grill is a vibey restaurant and grill situated in the Palmgate Shopping Centre. Enjoy some of the finest steaks, perfectly prepared to your taste, in a vibrant setting. The restaurant has various other dishes on the menu and caters for all tastes. A great wine list is available.
Glenwood Portuguese restaurant
Situated in the Glenwood shopping centre with an interior dressed in orange and pink shaded in soft palates on the wall, A Cabana serves authentic Portuguese cuisine.
Some of the favourite starters include the traditional grilled portuguese sardines with coarse salt, served with a touch of olive oil and vinegar or chickenl with garlic, wine and peri-peri sauce.
For mains, try the prawns a cabana - 12 succulent prawns with garlic and lemon butter or the cabana steak, served with garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and green pepper sauce.
For more exotic dishes try the bacalhau or the prawn rissoles rounded off by Portuguese pasteis de nata for a popular dessert with a twist - Portuguese kisses.
With warm hospitality and traditional fare, diners can sit back and enjoy the authentic ambience alongside fresh grills and seafood served the Portuguese way.
V & A Waterfront Chinese restaurant
V & A Waterfront
A Fu Asian Take-Away brings a true Eastern flavour to the V & A Waterfront. This small outlet is owner-run and, as with most little gems like this, plenty of flavour and passion is put into the cuisine.
Enjoy traditional Chinese favourites like chow mein, chop suey, sweet and sour chicken, beef and pork or, as a lighter alternative, a delectable Chinese soup. For those with more adventurous taste buds, try the smoky chilli-beef noodles with peanuts.
The food is traditional, flavourful, and very affordable and if you are looking for a quick, hassle-free takeaway that does not lack in the quality department, be sure to give A Fu a try.
Luxor Indian restaurant
This small but popular Indian restaurant serves authentic Indian dishes like korma, masala sag (spinach) and jalfrezi (meat curry with tomato, pepper and onion), as well as well-loved old favourites like the madras and vindaloo varieties. Some traditional British dishes such as steak and chips are also available for the less adventurous palate.
Durban North Buffet restaurant
This vibrant Afro setting invites a welcoming African hospitality infused with tastes from around the globe enrobed in ethic murals and plush seating.
With over 100 dishes from Africa, Middle East and Asia to choose from including a large selection of starters and salads, diners can immerse the palate in global cuisine with tantalising creations of oxtail, samp and beans, stir-fries, Moroccan pitas and traditional Durban curries.
Boasting over 12 different ice creams and array of cold deserts, A2A is a culinary dream garnished with seven island buffet stations including a complimentary bottomless soda fountain to cool off the palate.
This delicious buffet feast embraces a fresh and quality approach to dining with exceptional value for money for the whole family.
Greyton Country restaurant
Abbey Rose is a family-run, country-style restaurant situated in Greyton. Warm friendly service and good food is the order of the day. Abbey Rose offers a range of typically South African dishes, including Oxtail, Kudu Pie, Lamb Shank and the locally sourced linefish. Other dishes include steak, ribs, chicken, curry, calamari and pasta. A beautful garden setting complements the experience. A traditional Abbey on the premises serves as a great wedding venue.
Kensington Ethiopian restaurant
This authentic Ethiopian restaurant serves traditional cuisine that bursts with flavour. Enjoy a large injera with pea stew, potato, spinach, cabbage and more. This dish can be enjoyed vegetarian, or with meat, cooked or uncooked. Other dishes include chicken stew (doro wot), mildly spicy prime rib (key wot), mahiberawi and more. There are many traditional Ethiopian drinks on the menu like black beer and traditional home-made honey beer, but a good wine list is also available.
Mitchell's Plain South African restaurant
There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings.
Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.
Heliopolis Mediterranean restaurant
Enjoy traditionally Egyptian kebab-and-kofta plates and shwarma sandwiches at this historical restaurant in Heliopolis that's been serving authentic meals since 1947. Take-aways are served at the front of the restaurant and there is a sit-down dining area at the back. No alcohol is served. The restaurant is famous for its packed skewers.