20 Best Restaurants in Cape Town

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Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa and the second-most populous city in this country.

Cape Town is also a good city to spend your holiday with family or your lovely one, and you can find several incredible restaurants there.

If you go to Cape Town to enjoy delicious foods, you don't have to worry because Tripboba gathered the best 20 restaurants in the city.

There are a variety of eateries available such as African restaurants, French restaurants, Hamburger Restaurants, Steakhouses, and more.

Make sure to read this article before you go trip to Cape Town to search for the best restaurants there.

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1. MZANSI RESTAURANT

Mzansi Restaurant is the first restaurant on this list and very recommended to visit while coming to Cape Town, South Africa. Mzansi Restaurant is located at 45 Harlem Ave, Langa, and has an amazing atmosphere, fresh and tasty food, and a family-friendly environment.

You'll be pampered by a lot of tasty dishes on the menu such as Umbhako (baked bread), Traditional Beef Stew and Grilled Chicken, Creamed Spinach, and Roasted Root Veggies, Starch Umngqusho, Malva Pudding with custard, Lamb Braai Chops, and more.

Mzansi Restaurant

A family friendly restaurant with local bands playing for your entertainment.

They offer delicious food made from scratch and using local ingredients.

The food is great as is the live music and dancing.

Address : 45 Harlem Ave, Langa, Cape Town, 7455, South Africa

2. WHOLE EARTH CAFE

Whole Earth Cafe is a casual restaurant located at 96 Main Road, Erf 257 Scarborough, and open daily from 8.30 AM until 5.00 PM, so you can visit this restaurant every day with your friends or family. Whole Earth Cafe offers you fresh, flavourful, and tasty food in a relaxing atmosphere.

You have plenty of food options here such as Flapjack Stack, Granola Dust, Wild Shrooms, Eggs Hollandaise, Layered Roast Vegetable Salad, Vietnamese String Salad Soya Pumpkin Seeds, Sweet Potato wedges, Calamari, Bagel Beef Burger, Bagel Veggie Burger, and Seared Chicken Burger.

Whole Earth Cafe

A small cafe/bistro offering a basic menu with options to suit all diets.

The food is fresh, delicious and well presented and there are healthy and vegan options.

All staff very friendly and big smile on their face.

Address : 96 Main Road,Erf 257, Scarborough, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa

3. CHEFS WAREHOUSE BEAU CONSTANTIA

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia is a fine restaurant situated at Beau Constantia Wine Farm, Constantia Main Road, and starts open from 12.00 until 2.30 PM, and opens again from 5.30 until 8.30 PM on Tuesday to Sunday.

Then, there are several tasty dishes available on the menus such as Yellowfin Tuna, Linefish Sashimi, Tartar of Dry Aged Beef, CW Fritto Misto, Parmesan Risotto, New Season Tomatoes, BBQ Pork Belly, Pan-Fried Hake, Herbed Indian Paratha, Coal Fired Frying Peppers, and Braised Red Cabbage.

Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

A beautifully designed restaurant for a great culinary experience.

Their dishes are an interesting combination, beautifully presented and highlighting the flavors of each element.

Each dish has a unique taste that tickles your taste buds.

Address : 1043 Constantia Main Road, Beau Constantia Wine Farm, Constantia Neck, Glen Alpine, Kaapstad, 7806, South Africa

4. LA COLOMBE RESTAURANT

If you are looking for the best modern French restaurant in Cape Town, La Colombe Restaurant might be the best choice for you. La Colombe Restaurant is a French restaurant with local ingredients, a wonderful treat, excellent service, and an exquisite atmosphere. For the food options, there are Sweet Potato Pan D'cpi, Tuna "la Colombe", Tiger Prawn Ravioli, Granadilla Palate Cleanser, Karoo Lamb, Smoked Stanford, and Coconut Panna Cotta.

La Colombe Restaurant

If you like unique food and experiences, this is definitely the restaurant recommendation.

Each course is presented in a fun and beautiful way.

Location is very scenic too.

Address : Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

5. THE TEST KITCHEN

The Test Kitchen offers Latin cuisine with a South African touch and contemporary decor.

Located in The Old Biscuit Mill, The Test Kitchen starts open from 6.00 until 9.00 PM every Tuesday to Saturday and has incredible service, marvelous food, and a perfect place to get a phenomenal experience. You have several delicious foods on the menus such as Trout & Norwegian Salmon, Miso Yaki, Seared Tuna, Tomato and Saffron, Grass-Fed Beef Tartare, Spring Vegetables, Braised Baby Spinach, and more.

The Test Kitchen

The only South African restaurant listed in The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Serve you with an unforgettable taste of foods and fine wine-pairings

Address : The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa

6. FYN RESTAURANT

Fyn Restaurant is located on the 5th floor Speaker Corner, 37 Parliament Street and it starts open from 6.00 PM until 8.30 PM on Wednesday and Tuesday, and from 12.00 until 8.30 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Fyn Restaurant offers all the guests some tasty food available such as Cape Yellowfin, Iberico Pork den Miso, Forest Mushroom Ramen, Pastured Duck Breast, Apple Sorbet, Japanese Cheesecake, Chocolate Yuzu Doughnut, Tuna Sashimi, Free Range Beef, and more.

Fyn Restaurant

Truly a stylish restaurant for a culinary experience or family dinner.

They managed to combine Japanese influences with local South African ingredients in a very classy way.

All the dishes are beautifully presented and very tasty as well as the wines.

Address : 5th Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

7. HOMESPUN BY MATT

Homespun by Matt is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa, and very recommended to visit. Homespun by Matt is located at Porterfield Rd and starts open from 6.00 until 11.00 PM on Tuesday to Saturday.

Homespun by Matt also offers all the guests a perfect place to enjoy an amazing culinary experience in Cape Town, high-quality foods, and a romantic atmosphere surrounding.

Homespun by Matt has starters, mains, and desserts menus contain delicious foods such as Beef Tataki, Caprese, Prawn Dumplings, Pancake Jackfruit, Squid pancakes, Crispy Gammon, Line Fish, Matt Special Beef Fillet, Cauliflower, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Mousse, and Pannacotta.

Homespun by Matt

A classy restaurant with a variety of food arts for the ultimate foodie experience.

They really have a fantastic selection of wine pairings to add to your culinary experience.

It's totally worth the visit and a real steal for the price you pay.

Address : Porterfield Rd, Table View, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

8. MILLER'S THUMB

Miller's Thumb has located at 10B Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof, starts open from 12.30 until 9.30 PM, and offers excellent food, attentive staff, incredible service, and a good ambiance.

For the food selections, you have plenty of tasty dishes available such as West Coast Mussels, Chicken Livers, Calamari, Grilled rib, Cajun Blackened, Moroccan Grilled, Malay Grilled, Flame Grilled, Cajun Spiced, Cajun Chicken Panini, Red Jambalaya, Fish Curry, Yaki Soba, Thai Pepper Beef, and Mozambiquan Curry.

Miller's Thumb, Cape Town

A restaurant with a great variety of freshly prepared fish and steaks with a fantastic wine selection.

The food is amazing with great personal service.

Address : 10B Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

9. BURGER & LOBSTER

Burger & Lobster is one of the best Hamburger restaurants that you can find in Cape Town, South Africa. This lively restaurant is located at 105 Bree Street, Cape Town City Center, open every day from 12.00 until 10.30 PM, and has a wide selection of burger and lobster dishes.

You can try a lot of delicious things here such as Whole Lobster, Lobster Roll, Burnt Butter Bacon Burger, Legacy Burger, Truffle Lobster Mac and Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, Wolf Burger, Spicy Buffalo Wings, Jack Daniels Ribs, BBQ Wings, and more to go.

Burger & Lobster, Cape Town

The lively restaurant & bar serves a selection of burgers & lobster dishes.

Cocktails are unusual but taste great.

Address : 105 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

10. MOZAMBIK V & A WATERFRONT

Located in V&A Waterfront, Mozambik V & A Waterfront is open daily from 11.00 AM until 9.30 PM, so you can go to this restaurant every day.

Mozambik V & A Waterfront has a starter's menu which includes Fish Cakes, Giblets, Chicken Livers, Olives Stuffed with Cashew, Halloumi, Trinchado Chicken, Snails, Chourico in Porto Sauce, Squid Heads, Calamari & Chicken Liver, and Rissole Gallery Chicken.

Mozambik V & A Waterfront also has some mains menu contain many tasty dishes such as Hake Double Zambeziana, Kingklip, Chicken Trinchado, Quarter Chicken Plain, Half Chicken Plain, Chicken De Meninas Plain, Baby Chicken Spicy Moz, Grilled Steak 200g Fillet, Sacana, and more to go.

Mozambik V & A Waterfront

A restaurant featuring a variety of menus at good prices.

The meat, sauce and coconut rice are perfectly cooked and delicious.

Recommended shrimp and chicken combo.

Address : Shop 8, Quay 5, V & A Waterfront, Dock Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

11. CHEFS WAREHOUSE WINEBAR & PINCHOS

Chefs Warehouse Winebar & Pinchos offers you many good things like friendly and helpful service, delicious foods on the menu, and a nice atmosphere.

Chefs Warehouse Winebar & Pinchos is situated at 92 Bree Street in Cape Town City Center and opens 5 times a week from Tuesday until Saturday (12.00 until 10.00 PM). For the food options, there are Tuna Tartare with ponzu Escabeche, Sea Bass with tigers milk, Deep Fried Squid with spicy dressing, Sweetcorn Risotto, Potato Dauphinoise with Sauteed Mushrooms, Kingklip with Herb Pesto, and Pork Fillet.

Chefs Warehouse Winebar & Pinchos

A restaurant with a variety of dishes and staff who provide the highest level of service.

All dishes are fresh, beautiful and most importantly delicious.

Dishes include fresh fish with some meat and vegetarian dishes.

The wine list is excellent as well as tapas.

Address : 92 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

12. NV-80

NV-80 is one of the best steakhouses in Cape Town and the must-visit restaurant when you go to Cape Town, South Africa. Located in The Point Mall Shopping Center in Sea Point, NV-80 is open daily from 12.00 until 3.00 PM, and from around 5.30 until 9.00 PM. So, you can visit this fantastic steakhouse every day with your family, friends, or just enjoying romantic dining with your lovely one.

NV-80 offers you a lot of food options on the menus which include, Prawn Soup, Sauteed Prawns, Carpaccio of Salmon, Miso Salmon, Oysters, Queen Prawns, King Prawns, Lobster, Grilled Line Fish, Baby Kingklip, Norwegian Salmon, Sirloin, Ribeye, Filet, Lamb Cutlets, Chocolate Fondant, Creme Brulee, and Baked Cheesecake.

NV-80

If you are looking for a delicious steak while enjoying live music, then the NV-80 is a must try.

Consistent high standard of food and service.

Address : 8, The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa

13. STARDUST THEATRICAL DINING

Stardust Theatrical Dining is the only theatrical restaurant with live performances by dancing waiters and singing plus delicious Mediterranean dishes, fabulous staff, and excellent service. Stardust Theatrical Dining is located at 118 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, and starts open from 7.00 PM until 2.00 AM on Tuesday to Saturday.

Stardust Theatrical Dining has delicious menus to make all the guests comfortable such as Hummus Masbacha, Spanakopita, Mushroom Arancini, Moroccan Fish, Roasted Cauliflower Pasta, Vanilla Ice Cream, Low Carb Dark Chocolate Brownie, Moroccan Lamb Shank, 250g Beef Sirloin, Grilled Line Fish, Moroccan Lamb Tagine, Coconut Panna Cotta, and Creme Brule and Churros.

Stardust Theatrical Dining

A really great fun place for a culinary experience or celebration.

It features high quality entertainment, great food variety, great cocktails, fantastic wine selection and great staff.

The waiters are your entertainers.

Address : 118 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

14. QUENTIN AT OAKHURST

Spend your incredible day with your family by eating at this place, Quentin at Oakhurst. This restaurant is located at 3 Dorman Way, open 3 times a day, 9.00 AM until 12.00 PM, 12.30 PM until 3.00 PM, and from 6.00 PM until 9.30 PM.

You can enjoy a lot of delicious food in this restaurant from the breakfast menu, lunch menu, and more. There are Midly Spiced Karoo Pumpkin Stoep Soup, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Stuffed Roast Chicken with Cranberry Jelly, Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Steamed Malva Pudding, Flapjack Stack, Baked Jalapeno, Baby Corns, Malay Quarter Fish Stew, and more.

Quentin at Oakhurst

Beautifully designed restaurant with the sun coming in through the beautiful old oak trees.

The tasting menu is really well prepared and presented.

The liquor selection is fantastic too.

Address : 3 Dorman Way, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

15. THALI RESTAURANT

Thali Restaurant is a recommended Indian restaurant to visit while coming to Cape Town, South Africa. You can go to 3 Park Rd, Gardens to reach this restaurant and it starts open from 4.00 until 8.00 P every Tuesday to Sunday.

Thali Restaurant also offers plenty of tasty food on the dishes such as Spinach Bhaji, Fish Taco, Mustard Cauliflower, Makhani Dhal, Tikka Chicken Kebab, Keralan Duck Curry, Thali Seafood Curry, Aloo Dum, Paneer Mushroom & Spinach Curry, Chocolate Mint & Mango, and Passion Fruit & Rose Petal.

Thali Restaurant

If you like a variety of small dishes, this is an awesome place to try.

Excellent and friendly service.

Address : 3 Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

16. CAVALLI ESTATE

Cavalli Estate is situated at Strand Rd, Somerset West starts open from 10.00 AM until 10.00 PM, and offers a great selection of wines, a stunning place with amazing views at dusk, excellent service, and of course, delicious food. For the menu selections, you have Cape Wagyu, Karoo Lamb, Fresh Oysters, Raw Beef, Octopus, Eggplant Heart, Duck, Cauliflower Risotto, Wagyu Short Rib, Sustainable Fish, Pork, and young carrot.

Cavalli Estate

Really lovely restaurant with all great dishes.

There is a large selection of wines from various countries, including South African wines.

Address : Strand Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7129, South Africa

17. DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE AND RESTAURANT

If you want to enjoy meals with an incredibly breathtaking view of the Mountain and the surrounding ocean in Cape Town, De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant is the best place for you.

De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant is located at Plattekloof Road Panorama and starts open from 9.00 AM until 5.00 PM every day. Then, you have plenty of tasty dishes available such as Beetroot Tarte Tatin, Cold Smoked Longfin Tuna, Norwegian Salmon, Springbok Carpaccio, Mushroom Risotto, Pork Belly, Beef Fillet, Line Fish, and Lamb Shoulder.

De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant

Fine dining restaurant with wine pairing & plantation view.

The wine tasting is done with the high-end you would expect from a high-end vineyard like De Grendel.

Address : De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town, 7500, South Africa

18. GOLD RESTAURANT

GOLD Restaurant is a local restaurant that serves African foods plus delicious food, friendly staff, and lovely live entertainment. GOLD Restaurant is located at 15 Bennett Street and open daily from 6.30 until 10.00 PM, so you can visit this eatery every day with your family or friends.

You can enjoy some African foods such as South African Seared Ostrich Fillet Salad, Xhosa Pot Breads, Ethiopian Lab, Malawian Sweet Potato Cake, Tunisian Prawn Briquat, Tanzanian Fish Curry, Ghanaian Peanut Chicken, Ethiopian Pilau Rice, Moroccan Butterbean, and Tanzanian Kachumbali.

Gold Restaurant

The right choice to find traditional foods and drinks

You can find Tanzanian fried fish or Mozambican chili chicken wings as the popular menu

Address : 15 Bennett St, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

19. OCEANS 8 SEAFOOD & SUSHI

Oceans 8 Seafood & Sushi is an upscale seafood restaurant in Cape Town, located at Van Der Stel Cape Town and open from 12.00 until 9.00 PM on Tuesday to Sunday. There are several tasty foods on the menus like Cream of Seafood Soup, Calamari Tubes, Mussels in Sauce, Trio Fish Cake, Halloumi, Prawn Cheese Spring Roll, Tempura Prawns, Kingklip Fillet, Salmon Fillet, Calamari Steak, Fisherman Platter, and Seafood Paella.

Oceans 8 Seafood & Sushi

A restaurant known for its seafood as well as generous creative sushi cuts.

They have some pretty unique cuts including the crunchy tempura prawn sushi for something different.

They are so helpful, so creative and so sweet.

Address : Unit Corner &, Main Rd &, Van Der Byl St, Van Der Stel, Cape Town, 7130, South Africa

20. SEABREEZE FISH & SHELL

SeaBreeze Fish & Shell is the last restaurant on this list and is a very recommended seafood restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa. SeaBreeze Fish & Shell is located at 213 Bree Street Town City Center and opens from 12.00 until 8.30 PM on Wednesday to Saturday.

Then, for the food options, you have Hake Ceviche, Grilled Asparagus, Snoek Doughnut, Fish Soup, Grilled Prawns, Saldanha Bay Mussels, Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Kingklip, Tuna Burger, Squid Ink Tagliatelle, Grilled King Prawns, SeaBreeze Caesar Salad, Cape Malay Seafood Curry, Vegetarian Cape Malay Curry, and Chargrilled Ribeye.

SeaBreeze Fish & Shell

Truly a charming seafood restaurant with fantastic wines on offer.

The most attentive service, paired with mouthwatering dishes.

Enjoy fresh oysters and great happy hour specials.

Address : 213 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa