Restaurants in Cape Town recommende by la Baia Camps Bay:
Excellent food – perfect for breakfast. Find local specialities on the menu e.g. Kudu steak and Ostrich burger.
Contact 60 Kloof St, Gardens.
CHEFS WAREHOUSE AT BEAU CONSTANTIA
Foodies in the Southern Suburbs will be pleased to know that Chefs Warehouse, rated the best restaurant in Cape Town by some of city’s top chefs, is opening a second branch at Beau Constantia Wine Estate. Ivor Jones, Luke Dale-Roberts’s righthand man at The Test Kitchen, is taking the reins at the new establishment, and guests can expect the same cutting-edge cuisine and laid-back atmosphere that Liam Tomlin’s original eatery is so famous for.
Beau Constantia, Constantia Main Road
Located in the iconic Alphen Hotel, Blanko’s all-day atmosphere is just what the neighbourhood needs. The all-white gallery-style space – with Italian marble tables, a dramatically lit-up bar, and textured furnishings – reflects head chef Amber-May Deetlefs’ culinary philosophy: “The best food not only has to taste good, it should be something sincere and uncomplicated”.
Contact 021 795 6300, email@example.com
Blanko, Alphen Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
BURGER & LOBSTER
New York-glam meets innercity-grunge at this fabulous new Bree Street bar and restaurant. The loud, dimly lit space is long and narrow, typical of those found in the Big Apple, with red uplighters at the bar, and exposed brick walls paying homage to the heritage building it’s in.
Contact 021 422 4297, firstname.lastname@example.org
Burger & Lobster, 105 Bree Street, Heritage Square, Cape Town
FABER AT AVONDALE
Having established world-class eateries at The Roundhouse (just 5 mins drive from la Baia) and Newton-Johnson, chef Eric Bulpitt has undertaken a new project in partnership with Avondale Estate owner Johnathan Grieve. They share a passion for careful cultivation of the land, as expressed by the phrase Terra Est Vita (Soil is Life) that is at the heart of every practice employed by the 300-year-old winery. This new venture is an extension of that philosophy, with Eric envisioning a farm and restaurant functioning as one, each element dependent on the other in a system geared entirely towards natural production. We have yet to dine here, but have it on good authority that the food is honest country fare prepared with finesse and passion, as we’d expect from Eric.
Contact 021 863 1976, email@example.com
Avondale Wine, Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl
SA’s top chef Scot Kirton has opened a brand-new restaurant with his long-time pastry chef Glen Foxcroft Williams . Fans of La Colombe, where Scot heads the kitchen, needn’t fret; the San Pellegrino Chef of the Year won’t be leaving the wine estate for the time being… The vibe at Foxcroft, situated at the High Constantia Shopping Centre, is more laidback than its buttoned-up sister, but the food is equally exceptional.
Contact 021 202 3304
High Constantia Shopping Centre, Corner Groot Constantia Road and Constantia Main Road
HOUSE OF H
The menu is seasonal and changes daily, but there are regulars, such as various cuts of meat, burgers, and a delicious display of salads (which looked so good, I considered vegetarianism for a minute). When you’re ready to order, make your way to the pass, where H will cut your steak in front of you.
Contact 079 061 9826, firstname.lastname@example.org
House of H, 112 Loop Street, Cape Town
LA PARADA AT CONSTANTIA NEK
The new menu is bursting with a delicious variety of tapas and sharing plates, carefully conceived by executive chef Martin Senekal.
Contact 021 795 0620, email@example.com
La Parada Constantia Nek, 1 Hout Bay Road, Constantia
The Mess. Housed in the space formerly inhabited by Café Dijon, its owner Carlene de Gouveia has given it a fresh new look, with consultant chef Luke Wonnacott introducing an exciting new menu. In line with the de rigueur global trend of plate-sharing dining experiences, The Mess’s menu showcases an array of cuisines through its various courses, all of which are packed full of delightful flavours, work fantastically well side by side – and, most importantly, are designed to be eaten communally. The outside courtyard will be the spot on balmy summer evenings, with fairy lights strung up from the surrounding trees.
Contact 021 418 3910, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mess, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel (Ground floor, shop 110), Napier Street, Green Point
French/South African style gourmet, six courses set menu and wine menu.
Contact 78 Regent Road, Sea Point
St. James beach. Funny lunch café in St. James, quaint garden environment, delicious food (mostly vegetarian).
Contact St. James beach
RICK’S CAFÉ AMÉRICAIN
Hip restaurant, Bar & Sun-Deck; Moroccan & Mediterranean specialities. A great bar with an impressive beer variety as well.
Contact 2 Park Rd in Gardens.
THE SALT YARD
The menu (with items such as Pay Back the Mango) offers breakfast (available until 12pm), sandwiches, starters, pizza, seafood, landfood (meat dishes), cocktails, craft, local and draught beers, hot and cold beverages and sweet stuff too. Portions, neatly presented on recycled wooden boards, are suitably large and very tasty. There are also a few vegetarian dishes and, for an extra R10, gluten-free pizza bases. Owners and staff are very efficient and welcoming.
Contact 021 685 0307, email@example.com
The Salt Yard, 74 Durban Road, Little Mowbray, Cape Town
The Stack is where you’ll find the city’s cool creatives enjoying fine food and excellent drinks in the comfort of this super-stylish, double-decker venue, housed in the historic Leinster Hall.
Contact 021 286 0187
The Stack, Leinster Hall, 7 Weltevreden Street
THE SHORTMARKET CLUB
The award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts has joined forces with three others to open an impossibly chic, immaculately designed venue where, as always, the food is off the charts.
Contact 021 447 2874, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shortmarket Club, 88 Shortmarket Street
THREE WISE MONKEYS
The latest addition to Sea Point’s burgeoning Regent Road is an izakaya (informal Japanese gastropub) that’s fast becoming an after-work favourite. From Monday to Saturday evenings, it’s bursting at the seams with Atlantic Seaboard locals, popping in for a bowl of ramen after a promenade stroll, as well as work colleagues coming to let off steam after a hard day at the office.
An illustration of Kid Goku from Dragon Ball Z hangs above the open kitchen, setting the mood in the long, narrow eatery. Grab a seat at the pavement-facing counters while you enjoy a steaming bowl of noodles served in delightful rustic ceramic bowls.
Contact 021 433 1837, email@example.com
Three Wise Monkeys, Shop 1, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point
A staircase on Waterkant Street in De Waterkant leads you up to this delightful pocket-sized osteria, whose owner Enrico Tarantino is as charming and unpretentious as the delicious plates he dishes up. The daytime vibe is warm and rustic (think unsanded wooden tables, a chalkboard menu and easy-listening Italian music), which gets a makeover when the sun goes down, with white tablecloths and dim lighting.
Contact 021 418 0099, firstname.lastname@example.org
125 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant
Master forager and award-winning chef Kobus van der Merwe has named his new eatery after the nearby Wolfgat cave – an archaeological wonder containing remnants of an ancient culture, and rumoured gateway to underground passages. If you’ve ever had the salubrious fortune of eating at Oep ve Koep, Kobus’s other feted eatery in the charming west coast town of Paternoster, you will be familiar with his gastronomic style and philosophy: hyperlocal Standveld cuisine. His reverence for his ingredients and their provenance, coupled with his playfulness and skill, makes every mouthful a rare treat.
Wolfgat, 10 Sampson Street, Paternoster
THE WOODLANDS EATERY
Casual dining with character; gourmet pizzas & bistro menu.
Contact 2 Deer Park Drive, Vredehoek.
Where to go out:
THE POWER & THE GLORY – Cnr Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof. Popular neighbourhood café & bar; artisan menu & small batch beers. Always very hip and crowded – from the breakfast served in the morning till the late night beers.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD – 163 Long Street, Inner City. A huge and laid back bar in Long Street where everyone meets and socialises.
ORPHANAGE. Cocktail bar for the high society hipsters.
31 - 31st Floor, ABSA Centre, Inner City. If you like clubbing you’ll feel at home at 31’s dance floors located on top of the tallest building in Cape Town.
&UNION BEER – 110 Bree St, Inner City. Cool bar with beautiful outside area serving hand crafted lagers & ales, live music, charcuterie and organic coffee.
THE WAITING ROOM – 273 Long St, Cape Town. A rooftop lounge bar hosting some of Cape Town’s best DJs.
TAGORE JAZZ BAR – 42 Trill Road, Observatory. A tiny and smoky quintessential jazz bar with lots of loyal patriots. Tuesdays are the best live act jazz days.