Restaurants in Cape Town – Dining at its Finest

The best reason to choose self-catering rentals in Cape Town is the freedom it gives you to pick where you’ll have your next meal. The hard part is deciding between the excellent venues that the Mother City has to offer. You’ll find every kind of cuisine on offer here, with or without sea views.

For starters, we recommend trying out these top 5 eateries during your stay:

The Granary Café (V&A Waterfront) – This upmarket eatery has everything going for it location-wise, with commanding panoramic views of the Cape Coastline from its lofty position atop the Silo Hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

The restaurant presents comfort food with a gourmet twist and a menu that changes with the seasons. Bookings are essential for the sumptuous lunches, dinners and afternoon teas crafted from the week’s freshest local ingredients by Veronica Canha-Hibbert. You can expect anything from tuna tartar to Cape Seafood curry.

Foxcroft (Constantia) – As the brainchild of the acclaimed La Colombe’s chef Scott Kirten and pastry king Glen Foxcroft Williams, Foxcroft is bringing fine dining to the people.

This Constantia eatery offers exquisite edible creations without the stuffiness associated with haute cuisine. Patrons can look forward to tapas, main and dessert. Don’t skip the cheese room during your visit.

La Tête (Cape Town) – Dreamt up by brothers, Giles and James Edwards, La Tête offers farm-to-fork dining in the heart of the city on bustling Bree Street. The focus is on no wastage, aiming to use every part of the animal. You’ll also find mussels, hake, anchovies and a range of classic desserts on the menu.

Seabreeze Fish & Shell (Cape Town) – Also on Bree Street, you’ll find a creative celebration of seafood at Sea Breeze Fish & Shell.

This trendy restaurant dishes up a fabulous dollop of great vibes and the freshest fish. The twice daily oyster happy hour is a crowd pleaser, so arrive early if you want a good seat on the kerb-side.

The Stack (Gardens) – Brasserie-style eats and colourful cocktails are the norm at The Stack in Gardens.

This uber-stylish double storey venue may be housed in the historic Leinster Hall, but the menu features up-to-the-minute French cookery techniques to present their Parisian-inspired food. Expect Coq au Vin, frites, risottos and good times at The Stack.

No trip to Cape Town is complete without sampling the fare of local legend Reuben Riffel. Reuben’s restaurants can be found in Franschhoek, Robertson, Paternoster and at the V&A Waterfront.

If you have special dietary requirements, don’t stop reading – there are plenty of vegan-friendly  and banting options around too. Those who prefer something a little more exotic will find a host of international cuisines in Cape Town, including Lebanese, Thai, Italian and Indian fare.

There are so many excellent restaurants to explore across the Mother City. Your adventure begins when you book your luxury holiday rentals in Cape Town.

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