Dining out at Restaurants in Western Cape

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.

Did you know? From sipping regional rosé on Table Mountain to scarfing hake and fries at Kalky’s, there’s a breezy simplicity to Cape Town’s iconic eating experiences ~ Condé Nast Traveler.

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).

Restaurants in Western Cape

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Recommended Western Cape Restaurants

Feast on Seafood at The Noisy Oyster

Overnight? Stay in Paternoster
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 ...

Bosduifklip Open Air Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Lamberts Bay
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 ...

The Black Marlin Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Simons Town
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 ...

Bosman's Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Paarl
Bosman’s is the only restaurant in South Africa to once again earn the “Best of Award of Excellence” awarded by the American Magazine, Wine Spectator. This is the ...

Reuben's Restaurant & Bar

Overnight? Stay in Franschhoek
Reuben Riffel, chef and owner of Reuben’s in Franschhoek, embodies a story of hope that has endeared him to all who know it. Growing up in meagre circumstances ...

La Perla

Overnight? Stay in Sea Point
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 ...

Azure Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Camps Bay
Well know in Cape Town as a fine dining experience, the signature restaurant of the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Camps Bay has claimed many awards for its setting, food ...

The Square Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Newlands
The Square Restaurant is a magnificent glass roofed restaurant with tranquil green surrounds. The indoor trees make one feel in tune with nature and creates an ...

Simonsberg Café

Overnight? Stay in Stellenbosch
What could be better than parking off under the trees in a stunning garden with spectacular views of the Delvera Wine Estate Gardens and Table Mountain, while ...

Jason Bakery

Overnight? Stay in Cape Town Central
A popular venue with those who live in or visit Cape Town, Jason Bakery is about more than good coffee and indulgent pastries, despite having plenty of those on ...

Foxcroft Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Constantia
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, ...

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