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 The Greek Fisherman in V & A Waterfront

The Greek Fisherman

V & A Waterfront Greek restaurant in 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.

1890 House Sushi and Grill in Observatory

1890 House Sushi and Grill

Observatory Asian restaurant in Observatory

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!

A Fu Asian Take-Away in V & A Waterfront

A Fu Asian Take-Away

V & A Waterfront Chinese restaurant in 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.

Abbey Rose in Greyton

Abbey Rose

Greyton Country restaurant in Greyton

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.

Abenaki Spur in Mitchell's Plain

Abenaki Spur

Mitchell's Plain South African restaurant in Mitchell's Plain

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.

Acapulco Spur in Bergvliet

Acapulco Spur

Bergvliet South African restaurant in Bergvliet

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.

Addis in Cape in Cape Town City Centre

Addis in Cape

Cape Town City Centre Ethiopian restaurant in Cape Town City Centre

Traditional Ethiopian dishes are the order of the day at Addis in Cape. Brilliant service enhances the experience with staff that will gladly explain the menu and guide your selection if required. The decor is as authentic as the food with traditional Ethiopian furnishings and colour palettes. A must-try experience, Addis in Cape is a culinary trip through Ethiopia you won’t soon forget!

Africa Cafe in Cape Town City Centre

Africa Cafe

Cape Town City Centre African restaurant in Cape Town City Centre

An unforgettable African banquet awaits you at Africa Cafe.With a menu that changes according to season, ensuring that only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in the preparation of the delicious dishes, Africa Cafe has true African dining perfected.Superbly warm and friendly staff are on hand and happy to take diners through the exciting offerings and will happily explain the authentic decor and paintings that adorn the walls.A healthy following of both tourists and locals make for an eclectic ambience, enhanced by the sound of drums and singing staff members!

African Shades in Swellendam

African Shades

Swellendam Light Meals restaurant in Swellendam

Enjoy great food and company in the outside dining area surrounded by beautiful gardens or in front of a roaring fireplace in Winter. African Shades combines unfussy, uncomplicated cuisine with a touch of elegance and relaxed style. Omelettes, delectable pastas, typically South African cinnamon sugar pancakes, home-made wraps and trammezini sarmies are but a few of the filling comforting meals diners can enjoy. A well-stocked bar rounds off a great dining experience.

Agulhas Country Lodge Restaurant in Agulhas

Agulhas Country Lodge Restaurant

Agulhas Country restaurant in Agulhas

Agulhas Country Lodge has a romantic and dramatic interior which enhances the cosy and intimate atmosphere. Fires blazing in winter to add to the romantic atmosphere. The four-course set menu changes but expect traditional South African cuisine with a twist and country style dinners. The wine list features wine from the southernmost regions in the country, such as Elin and Bredasdorp. Fresh fish and seafood from the nearby harbour in Struisbaai are a speciality and the restaurant aims to serve delicious, honest and local fair, prepared with the freshest ingredients.

Al Dente Restaurant and Deli in Somerset West

Al Dente Restaurant and Deli

Somerset West Italian restaurant in Somerset West

Located along Dirkie Uys Street, Al Dente is your traditional trattoria. A delightful venue offering the usual Italian delights tossed with the welcoming aroma of homemade sauces and crusty pizzas. Fresh pasta takes centre stage accompanied by a small wine list and imported Italian blends too. Popular dishes such as steaming Napolitano pasta speaks volumes yet remains simple with distinctive flavours and heaps of fresh ingredients. The deli offers homemade pasta, cured meats and imported Italian ingredients.

Alamo Spur in Bellville

Alamo Spur

Bellville South African restaurant in Bellville

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.

Albertinia Hotel in Albertinia

Albertinia Hotel

Albertinia South African restaurant in Albertinia

The well-stocked wine cellar generously compliments the dining experience, as does the lingering aroma of freshly baked bread and spreading reputation of pickled fish. Albertinia Hotel offers delicious traditional food served plentiful for a soothing experience of true comfort food. Enjoy lazy pub lunches or refreshing light meals in the shady tea garden, however you choose to dine, Albertinia Hotel will comfort the palate with nostalgic African cuisine and welcoming smiles.

Albertos  in Durbanville

Albertos

Durbanville Pub Meals restaurant in Durbanville

Alberto’s is a quaint and bustling owner-run pub and restaurant in the middle of Durbanville. The restaurant has a laid-back, comfortable feel to it and here you can simple sit back and relax with your favourite pint and great food. The restaurant has both a smoking and a non-smoking section inside and a big, outdoor smoking section in the garden. The garden also has an awesome play area for the little ones and this makes the establishment perfect for a family lunch. The restaurant serves mainly traditional, hearty, comfort food and dishes include a range of great, succulent steaks, burgers and even the popular eisbein. Must-tries are the homemade chicken pie and the proudly South African bobotie, a Cape malay dish with mince meat, egg, raisins and curry spices. This restaurant offers good food, a lively, bustling comfortable ambience, great service and an all-round enjoyable experience.

Alex Garden Restaurant in Strand

Alex Garden Restaurant

Strand Fine Dining restaurant in Strand

Alex Garden Restaurant is situated close to the beach and offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of this popular seaside town. The historical building, indigenous garden and the exquisite decor combine to create an extra special dining experience. The menu is small but does not disappoint with starters like seared kudu carpaccio drizzled with mustard dressing and served with parmesan shavings and tomato concassé, and a twice baked goats cheese soufflé with a homemade tomato chutney. The tempura prawns with chilli mayonnaise and ginger and butternut soup with croutons are also not to be missed. Try your palate at some game with the pan-fried blesbok rolled in mixed peppercorns with a juniper berry sauce. The panfried sole in a foamy butter sauce with lemon and parsley is a real melt-in-your-mouth option. A more traditional option is the vegetarian lasagne, rich in flavour and extremely decadent. Good food, a great setting and reasonable prices can be found here.

 

Did you know? Western Cape Restaurants is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

WCape Restaurants, WesternCape Restaurants, Weskaap Restaurants, Wes Kaap Restaurants, West Cape Restaurants, WesternCape Restaurants,

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