Cape Town and Western CapeWestern Cape and Cape Town Restaurants
The many towns and cities of the Western Cape are littered with eateries. These range from sidewalk cafés and takeaway joints, to gourmet restaurants with world-class chefs; from trendy cocktail bars overlooking the ocean to wine estates in the magnificent Cape Winelands.
Cape Town is the main metropolis of the Western Cape, and is home to thousands of restaurants. Some of these are dedicated to showcasing exotic and ethnic cuisine styles, others are the finest in their field, and boast menus that are made up of innovative approaches to food preparation that are way ahead of their time. The busy city streets are lined with coffee cafés, juice bars, bakeries, champagne bars and more, creating an urban hub of massive culinary proportions.
Many of the winelands around Cape Town and the Western Cape have exquisite restaurants, with gourmet meals or light snacks that are designed to be enjoyed with these wines. These are set in the little towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Worcester and Wellington, which each have a charm and character of their own, or in the scenic vineyards.
The West Coast is a gastronomic adventure of another kind. Here, fishermen bring in fresh fish, oysters, mussels and calamari every day. The local restaurants and take-aways have the very freshest ingredients with which to work, while views of the Atlantic Ocean are breath-taking.
Dining out in the Western Cape means going on an exciting adventure of a different kind; as international influences combine gloriously with traditional South African Cuisine.
To find the perfect restaurant in the Western Cape, browse through our featured restaurants below or view more at Western Cape Restaurants, Cafés & Eateries (a collection of Cafés, Eateries and Restaurants as submitted or recommended by our site users).
Western Cape and Cape Town RestaurantsFeatured Restaurants
Overnight? Constantia Accommodation
Utter sophistication in its most glamorously simple form is what Foxcroft Restaurant is all about. Muted tones of charcoal and white are complemented by raw wood, eclectic tiles, and chic linens to create a space in which innovative dishes and the...
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Overnight? Paarl Accommodation
The manor house at Grande Roche is the heart of the hotel and home to the award-winning Bosman's Restaurant where a fusion of imaginative and innovative epicurean delights will enthrall the most discerning of palates. Bosman's Restaurant is...
View more info and contact details here: Bosman's Restaurant
The Noisy Oyster
Overnight? Paternoster accommodation
The Noisy Oyster Restaurant in Paternoster serves modern South African cuisine. The chef changes the menu daily and might serve black mussels in white wine, garlic and turnips. The seafood is excellent - especially the oysters of course! Feast on...
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Reuben's Restaurant & Bar
Overnight? Franschhoek Accommodation
Reuben’s dream of ‘standing out as a top chef came true, when he was voted Çhef of the Year’ and his restaurant was voted ‘Restaurant of the Year’. Locals and people from all over the world make their pilgrimage to ‘Reuben’s ‘to experience his...
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Bosduifklip Open Air Restaurant
Overnight? Lamberts Bay Accommodation
Bosduifklip takes the West Coast open-air restaurant theme and moves it inland for some "veld dining" in a stone kraal beneath stunning ancient rock formations. But it is not so far inland to exclude seafood - snoek sizzles on the braai to be enjoyed...
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Overnight? Camps Bay Accommodation
As the signature restaurant of the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay, it is no wonder that Azure has claimed many awards for its setting, food and service. The modern décor creates the ideal ambience of laid-back luxury as diners sit back and savour...
View more info and contact details here: Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles
Overnight? Sea Point Accommodation
La Perla Restaurant was established in 1959 and is located on the Sea Point beach front. It has established itself as the luxurious venue that has played host to world famous celebrities over the past four decades, including Sting, Marlene Dietrich...
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Overnight? Stellenbosch Accommodation
Simonsberg Café offers sumptuous picnic treats and spectacular views that you can enjoy from their garden. Some of the goodies you can expect in your basket are freshly baked paninis, a selection of cheeses and preserves, olives, cold meats, fruit...
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Stay? Cape Town Central Accommodation
Jason Bakery is about more than good coffee and indulgent pastries, despite having plenty of those on hand. This trendy little spot, perched along Bree Street in the City Bowl of Cape Town, combines friendly and efficient service with good food and...
View more info and contact details here: Jason Bakery on Bree Street
The Black Marlin Restaurant
Overnight? Simons Town Accommodation
The Black Marlin, located in Simon's Town, has earned a reputation for it's stunning seafood, award winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views. This historical building, nce a whaling station, ensures the perfect setting for an...
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