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January 2018. An update on the hottest restaurants in Cape Town and the winelands.

Restaurants in Cape Town continue to flourish, improving and experimenting as we develop our own Cape cuisine. It is still almost impossible to get a table at the some of the ones that have been gathering up awards. Getting a booking at The Test Kitchen or La Colombe is well-nigh impossible- you need to book your table before you even book your flight!

Last year in the 2017 Eat out Awards, 5 of the top 10 nationally are in Cape Town, and 4 in the Cape winelands. But if you can’t get a reservation at one of these, don’t despair, there are many other fabulous places to eat. Tastetrip has checked with our foodie friends and compiled a list for you, so bon appétit everyone!

Cape Town Restaurants in the 2017 Eat Out Top 10:


The Test Kitchen (Woodstock) +27 21 447 2337
Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia +27 21 7948632
Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort (Constantia) +27 21 795 6226
La Colombe (Constantia) +27 21 795 0125
The Pot Luck Club (Woodstock) +27 21 447 0804
The Shortmarket Club (Cape Town) +27 21 4472874

 

Tastetrip and friends recommend:


Ash (Cape Town) +27(0)21 424 7204
A Tavola (Claremont) +27 (0)21 671 1763
Aubergine (Cape Town) +27(0)21 465 0000
Biesmiellah (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 423 0850
Bistro Sixteen82 (Tokai) +27 21 713 2211
Black Sheep (Cape Town) +27 (021) 426 2661
Bocca (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 422 0188
Bombay Brasserie at the Taj +27 21 4214520
Buitenverwachting (Constantia) +27 21 794 3522
Burrata (Woodstock) +27 21 447-6505
Carne (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 424 3460
Foxcroft (Constantia) +27 (0)21 202 3304
Harbour House (Kalk Bay) +27 21 7884136
La Téte (Cape Town) +27 21 4181299

Il Leone Mastrantonio (Green Point) +27 (0)21 421 0071
Izikaya Matsuri (Cape Town) +27 21 4214520
Kyoto Garden Sushi  (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 422 2001
La Mouette (Sea Point) +27 (0)21 433 0856
Live Bait (Muizenberg) +27 21 788 2705
Maharajah (Cape Town) +27 21 4246607
Mulberry & Prince (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 4223301
Myoga (Newlands) +27 (0)21 657 4545
Olympia Café (Kalk Bay) +27 21 788 6396

Open Door (Constantia) (021) 794 3010
Osteria Tarantino (Cape Town) +27 76 505 1771
Peirino Penati (Cape Town) +27 21 4182740
Saigon (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 424 7670
Savoy Cabbage (Cape Town) +27 21 424 2626
The Chef’s Warehouse (Cape Town) +27 (0)21 4220128
Thali (Gardens)  +27 21 2862110
The Stack (Gardens) +27 21 2860187
The Foodbarn (Noordhoek) +27 21 789 1390
The Round House (Camps Bay) +27 (0)21 438 4347

 

Winelands restaurants in the 2017 Eat Out Top 10


The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West) +27 (0)21 858 1491
Overture (Stellenbosch) +27 (0)21 880 2721
The Kitchen at Maison (Franschhoek) +27 (0)21 876 2116
Camphors at Vergelegen (Somerset West) +27 (0)21 847 2131

 

Tastetrip and friends recommend:


Asta La Pasta (Stellenbosch) +27 21 887 7300
Benguela on Main (Somerset West) +27 87 357 0637
Bistro at Joostenberg (Muldersvlei) +27 21 8844208
Black Oystercatcher (Elim) +27 28 4821618
Cavalli (Stellenbosch) +27 21 8553218
Creation (Hermanus) +27 28 2121107 (not a conventional restaurant, it’s about food pairing)
Chef’s Warehouse at Maison   (Franschhoek) +27 21 8762110
De Grendel (Durbanville) +27 5587035
Diemersdal Farm Eatery (Durbanville) +27 21 9761810
Die Werf, Boschendal (Franschhoek)  +27 21 8704207
Eight at Spier (Stellenbosch) +27 21 8091188
Faber Avondale (Paarl) +27 21 8631976
Foliage (Franschhoek) +27 (0)21 8762328
Garden restaurant Delheim wine estate (Stellenbosch) +27 21 8884600
Genki (Stellenbosch) +27 21 8875699
Glen Carlou (Paarl) +27 21 875 5528



Haute Cabriére
+27 21 876 8500
Hilda’s Kitchen, Groote Post (Darling) +27 22 492 2825
Idiom Restaurant (Somerset West) +27 21 8581088
Indochine  at Delaire (Stellenbosch) +27 21 885 8160
Joostenberg Deli (Stellenbosch) +27 21 884 4141
Karoux (McGregor) +27 23 6251421
Lanzerac (Stellenbosch) +27 21 887 1132
La Petite Colombe (Franschhoek) +27 21 2023395
Longridge (Stellenbosch) +27 21 8554082
Makaron, Majeka House (Stellenbosch) +27 21 880 1549
Marianna’s (Stanford) +27 28 341 0272
Marigold (Franschhoek) +27 21 876 8971
Noop (Paarl) +27 21 863 3925
Orangerie at Le Lude (Franschhoek) +27 21 100 3464
Pierneef à La Motte (Franschhoek) +27 21 876 8800
Reuben’s (Franschoek) +27 21 8763772



Restaurant Jardine
(Stellenbosch) +27 21 886 5020
Salt at Paul Cluver (Elgin) +27 82 562 8360
Spek en Bone (Stellenbosch) +27 (0)82 569 8958
Springfontein Eats (Stanford) +27 28 341 0571
The Restaurant at Grande Provence (Franschhoek) +27 21 8768600
The Restaurant at Jordan winery (Stellenbosch)+27 21 881 3612
Restaurant at Newton Johnson (Hermanus) +27 28 312 3862
Terroir (Stellenbosch) +27 (021 880 8167
The Dining Room at Leeuw Estate (Franschhoek) +27 21 492 2222
The Fat Butcher +27 21 8875699
The Table at De Meye (Stellenbosch) +27 72 696 0530
The Vine Bistro at Glenelly (Stellenbosch) +27 21 8096444
The Werf, Boschendal (Franschhoek) +27 21 8704206
Tokara (Stellenbosch) +27 21 885 2550
Towerbosch Earth Kitchen at Knorhoek, (Stellenbosch) +27 21 300 0057
Wolfgat (Paternoster, West Coast)
96 Winery Road  (Somerset West) +27 21 842 2020

And remember, many restaurants are closed on Mondays and it’s always a good idea to book in summer. Bon appétit everyone.

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