October 4th, 2018

Cape Town Restaurants: 15 Top Picks from a Local Foodie

Written by:

Toby Pheasant


The Insider


The Mother City is home to an amazing repertoire of extraordinarily good restaurants. 

Our team on the ground have done the hard work for you and picked out their favourites in town. Enjoy!

Black Sheep

104 Kloof Street

Relaxed | Contemporary | Hip | Modern

Daily blackboard specials, generous portions and a convivial mix of local and foreign guests makes this a popular and vibrant venue.


Black Sheep

La Colombe

Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek

Contemporary | Asian & French fusion

La Colombe is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments. Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s philosophy and approach lies in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine and the pursuit of excellence and perfection on each plate


La Colombe

Chef’s Warehouse

Beau Constantia Wine Estate

Contemporary | Tapas

The food is as fresh as it gets, with a serious punch of flavour and special attention to plating. This is a gastronomic experience that you won’t want to end. Nothing detracts from the décor apart from the view, especially at sunset.


Chef’s Warehouse - Beau Constantia


Shop 8/9, High Constantia Centre, Constantia


La Colombe’s Scot Kirton has partnered with highly talented head chef, Glen Foxcroft Williams to create this special dining experience. Every ingredient is selected for seasonality, quality and flavour before entering the kitchen at Foxcroft.




Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Constantia

Classic Elegance | Fine-dining | Modern

Chef Peter Templehoff creates explosive and beautifully presented dishes using local produce with an interesting approach. The wine list boasts the best of the Constantia Valley.



Harbour House

Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay

Classic Elegance | Mediterranean | Seafood

A well-established Cape Peninsula venue overlooking the ocean, mountains and the picturesque Kalk Bay Harbour. Popular for its seafood although other items are available on the menu too.


Harbour House

Kloof Street House

30 Kloof Street, Gardens

Bistro | Relaxed | Family-friendly

Enchanted outdoor garden seating and eclectic indoor interior. Energetic yet laid-back atmosphere. Excellent wine list, cocktails and a delicious menu offering a variety of food options.


Kloof Street House

Sea Breeze

211 -213 Bree Street, City Centre

Casual | Mediterranean | Seafood

When it comes to seafood Sea Breeze has the freshest selection of the classics. Set on Cape Town’s trendy Bree Street, sit and watch the world go by. Amazing selection of rum cocktails and wine to compliment the sea-food dishes.


Sea Breeze

The Butcher Shop & Grill

125 Beach Road, Mouille Point

Comfy | Classic | Steak | Seafood

This has become a go-to spot in Mouille Point for all meat lovers. The food is fuss-free but always delicious, with the meat always the focus. The seafood and wine list are also excellent.


The Butcher Shop & Grill

The Foodbarn

Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Lane, Noordhoek

Rustic | Fine-dining | French

For those exploring the Cape Peninsula, The Foodbarn, comes as a refreshing surprise in the bustling little Noordhoek Farm Village. A relaxed family setting, all quaintly rustic and unpretentious but wonderful food from chef Franck Dangereux.


The Foodbarn

The Pot Luck Club

Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock

Contemporary | Tapas

Celebrated chef, Luke Dale-Roberts has created a unique contemporary space with delicious bite-sized offerings of interesting and innovate cuisine coupled with an excellent wine list in this gloriously restored space. Lunch and dinner.


The Pot Luck Club

The Shortmarket Club

88 Shortmarket Street, City Centre

Contemporary | Modern

Luke Dale-Roberts’ latest restaurant in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre. Contemporary fine- dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The Shortmarket Club

The Test Kitchen

Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock


Award winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurant in the restored Old Biscuit Mill is where his sought after, experimental tasting menus explore new cuisine at its finest.


The Test Kitchen

The Stack

7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens

French-style Brasserie

A go-to local for the city’s cool creatives to enjoy brasserie style food and trendy cocktails inside the beautiful old building or on the terrace in this double-decker venue.


The Stack

Villa 47 - Locanda

47 Bree Street, City Centre

Contemporary | Modern Italian | Relaxed

Celebrating Mediterranean & Asian cuisine across three vibrant and trendy floors, restaurant head chef, Clayton Bell, has developed a ‘boutique fusion dining experience, with Locanda being the Italian-themed experience.


Villa 47 - Locanda

Think we’ve missed a corker? Let us know by emailing us at safari@bonamy.co.uk

Thanks for reading

The Bonamy Travel Team

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