6 Of The Best Places To Eat In Cape Town

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South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation, due to the mix of many cultures in the country. This is particularly true of Cape Town, where a fascinating selection of cuisines is on offer in the city’s many restaurants. Whatever your taste, you will find the perfect dining spot in this exciting city and its surrounds. The following are six, diner-recommended eateries in various areas of Cape Town and its suburbs.

1. The Pot Luck Club, Woodstock

This relaxed and innovative restaurant is located on the top floor of a silo at the old biscuit mill in Woodstock. Considered to be among the coolest places in Cape Town, the restaurant offers lunch, dinner and a Sunday brunch. Its name derives from the way food is served. Collections of tapas sized plates of various foods are served and the restaurant emphasizes sharing among diners. These shared plates are divided into five different taste experiences, including sour, salty, umami, sweet and bitter. Food includes fish, meat, cheese and wok dishes along with tempting dessert options. An unusual and delicious way to dine.

The Pot Luck Club

Address: 373 – 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

Price: from 6 USD

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 12:30pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm, Sundays: 11am - 3pm

Contact: +27 214470804

Website: The Pot Luck Club

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2. La Colombe, Constantia

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Constantia is an affluent, wine-producing suburb in the Constantia Valley of Cape Town with many excellent eateries. One that comes highly recommended is La Colombe, a French/Asian restaurant located up in the mountains in the Silvermist Estate in Constantia. The décor is sophisticated while the views across the Constantia Valley from the windows are absolutely amazing. Eat inside or head out to the shaded deck or courtyard for a meal in the fresh air. Whichever you choose, the cuisine on offer is delicious. The restaurant offers an artful menu of meat, fish and seafood dishes, wonderful desserts and, of course, the best South African wines.

La Colombe

Address: Table Mountain National Park, Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7848

Opening Hours: 12:30pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9:30pm.

Contact: +27 217942390

Website: La Colombe

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3. The Hussar Grill, Camps Bay

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located in the upmarket and affluent seaside resort of Camps Bay, The Hussar Grill offers what they dub an “old-school” dining experience, with its dark wood furniture, wooden wine crates and banquet-style seating. In winter, a fireplace adds an extra warm and cosy ambience to the restaurant. This is one of several restaurants in the Hussar Grill group and serves the best Class-A, grain-fed beef, as well as wild game from farmers in the region. All their meat cuts have their own signature basting for a delicious and succulent taste and you can sample local South African specialities, such as biltong and boerewors. They also serve a range of seafood and poultry dishes. Be aware, however, that this is a meat-eaters haven, with little to offer vegetarians and vegans.

The Hussar Grill

Address: Shop 2, 108 Camps Bay Dr, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Price: from 4 USD

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 6pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 6pm-11pm, Sunday: 12am-10:30pm

Contact: +27 214380151

Website: The Hussar Grill

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4. Baía Seafood Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

Posted by Eric Chang on Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has a dazzling array of restaurants to choose from, but if you are in the mood for seafood, the Baia Seafood Restaurant comes highly recommended. The restaurant is located at Victoria Wharf and offers incredible panoramic views across both the harbor and Table Bay. There is a cocktail bar as well as several interior dining areas, or you can enjoy your meal on one of four terraces. Baía serves the best in fresh seafood from around South Africa and has the reputation of offering the best seafood platter in Cape Town. They also serve a variety of beef, poultry and venison dishes, all in a Portuguese style. The wine list includes some excellent Cape vintage wines and a selection of imported liqueurs. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.

Baía Seafood Restaurant

Address: Upstairs at the Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Price: from 7 USD

Opening Hours: Lunch: 12pm-3pm; Dinner: 7pm-11pm

Contact: +27 214210935/6/7

Website: Baía Seafood Restaurant

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5. Gold Restaurant, Green Point

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Gold Restaurant is a true local dining experience, offering authentic African cooking with dishes containing meat, organic beans, whole grains, vegetables and fresh fruit. Their healthy and delicious menu comes from Northern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and, of course, South Africa. To add to the experience, there is a series of live performances while you eat, including singers, musicians, dancers and puppet shows. In keeping with the name, the performances end with a sprinkling of 24-carat gold dust over diners, making this a truly unique experience.

Gold Restaurant

Address: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point, 8005, Cape Town, South Africa

Opening Hours: 6pm - 12am

Contact: +27 214214653

Website: Gold Restaurant

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6. Bo-Kaap Kombuis (Kitchen), Bo-Kaap

Bokaap Kombuis
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Located in the colorful former Malay Quarter of Cape Town, Bo-Kaap Kombuis offers delicious Cape Malay cuisine along with stunning views of Table Mountain and Cape Town. Nestled among the multi-colored homes of the area, the restaurant is housed in a modern building. On offer is a tasty range of typical Malay curries, boboti and sosati dishes made from meat, poultry and seafood. They have a great tasting menu for those new to the cuisine. Even the desserts are traditional, including the tasty Malva Pudding, tempting Koeksisters and other delights, which can also be sampled as a taster dish.

Bo-Kaap Kombuis

Address: 7 August St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm-4pm, 6pm-10:30pm. Sundays: 12pm-3:30pm. Mondays closed.

Contact: +27 214225446

Website: Bo-Kaap Kombuis

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Bon Appétit!

We hope you enjoy the selection of recommended restaurants on your next trip to Cape Town and keep coming back to this wonderful city for more.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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