The Best Restaurants In Cape Town – A Guide For The 1st Time Visitor

New restaurants in Cape Town open faster than blink of an eye. Overshadowed by the hype in town are Cape Town’s coveted food delicacies.

Some tried and tested restaurants in Cape Town city include places where exceptional chefs experiment with a broad spectrum of flavours and local produce creating phenomenal international fusion menus with a traditional tweak.

restaurants in cape town

The Pot Luck Club

Address – The Silo, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa

Luke Dale Roberts, the name who embossed the city on the international fine-dining map serves his delicacies in all three of his exceptional Cape Town restaurants. Here you’ll find incredibly scrumptious, intelligent and seasonal cooking.

The Pot Luck Club mainly focuses on five palettes namely salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami. Being on the top floor the ambient eatery boasts killer city views, especially at night and one get to savour all flavours as plate sharing is engaged here.


Babel

Address – Klapmuts Simondium Road, Simondium, 7670, South Africa

One of the many reasons to visit Babylonstoren is this worldly-wise farm restaurant. Serving simple and seasonally changing dishes straight from their 3.5-hectare garden, is sheer genius.

Some top favourites include beautifully orchestrated mains, colour-coded salads with freshly picked fruit and vegetables and a creative array of desserts.


La Tete

Address – 17 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Ever since it swung open, La Tete has been buzzing amongst local gourmands with its fresh, original and utterly scrumptious French-bistro fare. Chef Giles Edward prime emphasis is on serving unpretentious dishes rather than showing off.

Even though the restaurant has become famous for its staunch nose-to-tail stance, it the Chef’s vegetable dishes that keeps all blown up. The ascetic yet aesthetic ambiance includes all-white walls and the wooden chairs that could have come straight out of a monastery.


Chef’s Warehouse At Beau Constantia

Address – ERF1026 Constantia Main Rd, Glen Alpine, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

Rated amongst the best restaurants in Cape Town by seven of the country’s top chefs, the food is a true delight. Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia is one of the four eateries run by Liam Tomlin and all features Liam’s signature global tapas.

Besides the taste, it is the chic interiors with panoramic vistas at the Constantia branch that enhances the dining experience. Served here are Chef Ivor Jones flavours that will stick in your mind long after you’ve taken your last bite.


Foxcroft

Address – Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

Deservedly one of the most talked-about restaurants in Cape Town, Glen Foxcroft Williams’ laidback fine-dining is inspired and utterly sensational. Scot is known for his meticulous nature, immaculate plating and boundary-pushing dishes, while Glen is a patisserie whiz.

The ambiance at Foxcroft is an inviting mix of modern design with warm furnishings enhancing the whole dining experience.


Kyoto Garden Sushi

Address – 11 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Sitting cheek by jowl with some of the city’s hippest street-food joints, Cape Town’s top chefs and connoisseurs ranked this serene gemon Kloof Nek Road among the top. Of the many delectable dishes on the menu, the beautifully crafted non-fussy sushi, served in a warm, minimally decorated space makes a top choice.

Ensuring to treat the diners with ultimate guest experience is the very owner Pennsylvania-born Scott Wood. Be it a special-occasion dinner or a spontaneous pop-in with friends and family, Kyoto will be a perfectly suited dines out. One has to shell out a few bucks for the pricey dishes that are of the very best quality and cooked with the very authentic ingredients.

Stick around late enough, and you might be served a glass of Hibiki Harmony Blended Whiskey by the owner himself.


So get yourself and your stomach prepared for the very scrumptious food that awaits you in the heart of Cape Town. This is the city where you hunger for some of the local delicacies and out of the way dishes will come to an end.

Have I missed any of the fine dining restaurants in Cape Town, worthy of a mention here. Do let me know in the comments section below.

Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal is a civil engineer by profession & started travel blogging to share his experiences while traveling to new places without any planned itinerary, as it adds up to more adventure & exploring more about the city. He also loves photography to capture natural views with no or minimal filters.

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