Dining in Cape Town can be a memorable experience, with the freshest ingredients, beautiful interiors, breathtaking views and world-class wines.
Exceptional chefs across the city experiment with a range of flavors to create world-class international fusion menus, but with the best local produce on hand, traditional taste experiences from the region can also be found. Our top choices give you a taste of the endless possibilities.
The Roundhouse & Rumbullion
Cuisine: Local, International Fusion
Style/Ambiance: Impeccable service and sublime luxury are on offer at The Roundhouse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which combines a beautiful natural setting and unique, individual dining spaces bursting with character and historical interest.
The strong, expertly crafted seasonal flavors from an award-winning young chef, combined with a passionate, knowledgeable staff ensures guests receive tailored and attentive service. Individual dining areas, each offering a different ambiance and culinary experience, can be hired for private parties and functions. This includes the Rumbullion – the Roundhouse terraces – where the 17th century philosophy of ‘a riotous good time’ is evoked through the serving of vintage cocktails, whole roasts, loaves of fresh, oven-warm bread and decanters of wine in beautiful surrounds that include sprawling, centuries-old fruit trees. The Rumbullion’s atmosphere of decadence and abundance is perfect for a private celebration or joyous special occasion.
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+27 21 438 4347
The Glen, Kloof Road, Camps Bay, 8001
Aubergine, one of Cape Town’s culinary highlights, is conveniently situated in the Gardens area close to most of the major hotels.
Experience superior, contemporary cuisine from the à la carte menu, which bursts with flavors, aromas and textures appealing to even the most seasoned palate. A degustation Menu with wine pairing is also available each evening. Aubergine’s cuisine rests on a classical foundation from which innovations are continually created, incorporating influences from East and West. The chef is guided by his philosophy of using natural flavors and seasonal ingredients. During the summer months, guests enjoy al fresco lunches on the lush terrace and magical dinners under the stars. In winter a quaint fire place ensures a cozy atmosphere. A strong emphasis is placed on food and wine pairing, and the chefs and sommeliers team up to offer inspired combinations. The sommeliers offer a wine choice, which is both broad in variety and deep in vintage to complete a sophisticated dining experience in a modern yet warm atmosphere.
Lunch Wed to Fri 12pm – 2pm
Dinner Mon to Sat 6pm – 10pm
Delaire Graff Restaurant (at the Delaire Graff Estate)
Cuisine: Local, International
Style/Ambiance: This sensational wine estate restaurant uses local and organic ingredients in dishes bursting with fresh, sumptuous and warming flavors.
A stunning contemporary interior is in elegant contrast to the romantic idyll of the oak-tree-canopied terrace, where alfresco dining comes with magical views of the Stellenbosch valley and mountains.
General Manager: Johann Laubser
+27 21 885 8160
Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, 7602
Cuisine: Sushi, International
Style/Ambiance: Local and visiting glitterati, from Kiefer Sutherland to HRH Prince Harry, flock to trendy Beluga, where sophisticated meat and fish dishes are served in a warm, elegant space, and a popular private courtyard is the perfect alfresco setting for enjoying acclaimed signature sushi dishes.
General Manager: Farrell Jacobs
+27 21 418 2948/9
The Foundry, Prestwich Street, Greenpoint, 8001
Blues Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Seafood, Local and Mediterranean Fusion
Style/Ambiance: Blues is a well-loved summer dining hotspot, with a laid-back seaside atmosphere, exceptional sea views, the freshest seafood, and excellent cocktails to be enjoyed in front of a clear ocean sunset.
Its impressive seasonal menu embraces fresh local ingredients and international fusion. Get here early in the summer for the best seats to take in the glowing sunset.
General Manager: Lorenzo Magni, Nick Shepherd
+27 21 438 2040
The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, 8040
La Colombe at Silvermist
Cuisine: French and Asian Fusion
Style/Ambiance: Widely acclaimed as one of the best restaurants in the Western Cape, the legendary La Colombe is a unique, unmissable dining experience on your visit to Cape Town.
The sensational taste experiences on offer here are heightened by a sophisticated interior dining space that is pure elegant luxury, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the stunning Silvermist Wine Estate.
Head Chef: Scot Kirton
+27 21 794 2390
Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Cape Town, 7824
Cuisine: Local, Belgian
Style/Ambiance: Den Anker is a cosmopolitan quayside restaurant boasting superb floor-to-ceiling harbor views.
A diverse, seasonal menu includes traditional South African delicacies, signature bespoke-brewed Belgian beer and an award-winning wine list.
The Atlantic Grill (at The Table Bay Hotel)
Cuisine: International Fusion
Style/Ambiance: The Atlantic Grill, The Table Bay Hotel’s signature restaurant, offers sophisticated gourmet dining with sensational views.
Its highlight is the exclusive Captain’s Table, an intimate alcove with spectacular vistas which can be hired for private dining, perfect for a small business dinner, or a decadent, candlelit, romantic surprise for two.
+27 21 406 5918
The Table Bay Hotel, Breakwater Boulevard, Quay 6, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001
Cuisine: Nouvelle Latin
Style/Ambiance: The Test Kitchen, the restaurant to put Woodstock on the foodie map in Cape Town, offers nouvelle Latin cuisine with a South African touch.
Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurant is a foodie’s heaven. Combining culinary perfection and classical technique, his food is bold and inventive. The restaurant holds one of the country’s best cellars, providing the best local wines.
Each dish here is delicious and beautifully presented. Opts for the seven-course tasting menu and to spurn the international wine labels on offer for a South African pairing.
The open plan kitchen allows guests to watch chefs prepare an array of experimental dishes in an industrial-like environment, offering fabulous city and mountain views.
Head Chef: Luke Dale-Roberts
+27 21 447 2337
Shop 104A, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town