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Best Fine Dining in Cape Town

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HQ Restaurant

HQ is fine dining at its very best. This simple, straightforward, yet classy restaurant is tucked away in Heritage Square on Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. This almost Parisian restaurant is nothing if not elegant in every way. It famously serves one meticulously prepared dish: sirloin, accompanied by salad and French fries. There are also several delicious desserts available. The very refined, European-styled restaurant also has a bar with the best cocktails and fine wine Cape Town has to offer. Hq makes for an unforgettably stylish dining experience.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Signal Restaurant

Signal Restaurant is hosted within the Cape Grace Hotel, which lies upon the scenic West Quay Road close to the city harbor. The restaurant functions upon creativity and experimentation of cuisine by the team of chefs led by Malika van Reenen. The various historical influences are sometimes obvious and at other times a subtle twist. This remembrance of the South African past makes it a popular learning experience combined with a delectable meal.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Reuben's

A sumptuous exploration of the traditional flavors of South African cuisine, is what await you at Reuben's. Tucked away within the luxurious One&Only resort at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, the restaurant is the brain child of famed chef Reuben Riffel. The menu is composed of an eclectic selection of bistro style dishes that, although appear simple, are masterful compositions of traditional flavors and modern tastes. The menu changes often, and draws inspiration from the local, seasonal produce that is used in its making. On the last Wednesday of every month, Reuben's hosts a special culinary event at which diners are given an opportunity to indulge in a lavish five course meal, each course of which is paired with wines sourced from the finest wineries. While the a la carte options are exceptional, the Sunday lunch buffet and tasting menus are a great way to go if you find yourself unable to decide on a single option. Comfortable and homely, yet oozing sophistication, Reuben's is the perfect setting for an intimate meal or a celebration with loved ones.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Dash Restaurant & Bar

This stylish and elegant restaurant, located inside the queen Victoria hotel in the waterfront, is an absolute show stopper when it comes to fine dining. The service is fast and professional, with the restaurant being absolutely beautifully styled and furnished. Of course, the style would be expected, given the impeccable reputation of the hotel. The food is nothing if not unbelievably delicious and amazingly presented. The menu changes when new and fresh ingredients are available and the kitchen is run by one of the most esteemed executives chefs in the country. Dash will exceed any expectations. - Joel Bronkowski

Cape Town, South Africa
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Oasis Bistro

The Oasis Restaurant is a hotspot for luxurious fine dining. This Restaurant is located in the Mount Nelson Hotel in Gardens, Cape Town. It is appropriately called The Oasis, set adjacent to the hotel's crystal clear, sparkling pool in the lush gardens. It is conveniently cut off from the buzz of the streets, but envelopes you with stylish serenity, as an oasis would. It emanates an atmosphere of classy elegance and the service is so impeccable, you will almost feel like the only guest. The Oasis Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast and lunch buffet, or join them for a Sunday lunch with live Jazz music.

Cape Town, South Africa
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The Test Kitchen

Through founder and chef, Luke Dale-Robert's passion and assiduity, The Test Kitchen has bagged multiple awards including a grand twelfth place in the prestigious San Pelligrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list, right in the first year of its inception. The restaurant attracts some of the finest gastronomes in the world. The cuisine is full of exotic flavors that melt in your mouth and transport you into a heaven of culinary delight. An extravagant five course menu includes offerings like succulent grilled scallops, slow cooked duck leg, pickled fish and fine beans. Desserts include delectable cheese cakes, jellies and luxuriant chocolates. The superior wines will leave you craving for more.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Azure

Azure is the extremely popular restaurant of the acclaimed Twelve Apostles Hotel in Campsbay. It is a well-rounded and elegant restaurant that guarantees quality and exceptional service. Located at the base of a natural world wonder, Table Mountain, diners at this restaurant will enjoy dinner with an amazing view over the ocean. Azure serves a variety of extremely classy and elegant dishes that range from seafood and steaks to vegetarian options. The breakfasts and lunches are all prepared at the same high standard, and are made from the finest organic ingredients. The atmosphere is elevating and the dress code for evening dining is semi formal - expect to feel valued and important whenever you dine at Azure.

Cape Town, South Africa
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The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is the primary restaurant at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel that can be found by the Brommersvlei Road in the Constantia Valley of Cape Town. The head chef here is Peter Tempelhoff who ensures that his team is creative with their menus. The influence is staunchly South African, however, dishes and flavors from various areas of the country are rematched and experimented with to fashion unique menus. The restaurant is quite popular with tourists in search of the authentic South African experience.

Cape Town, South Africa
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La Colombe

If romance is what you are looking for, the light ambiance of this classic French restaurant in the heart of Constantia is where you will find it. It is situated within the grand Constantina Uitsig Hotel. The eatery is filled with the colors and flavors of the French countryside, and the menu is constantly changing to suit new trends.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Casa Labia Cafe

Casa Labia Cafe is an extremely unique and exquisite restaurant located inside The Casa Labia, a grand residence in Muizenberg that formerly belonged to Count and Countess Labia. The building is fashioned after the style and architecture of Venice in the 18th Century, and Casa Labia Cafe is situated in the grand foyer. The grandeur of the building is well balanced by the intimacy of the cafe, which seats 40. The menu and atmosphere combine the Labias' rich Italian heritage with their love of coastal South Africa. Besides fine dining in the cafe, one can also enjoy the charming atmosphere of the gorgeous building as well as certain art exhibitions. -Joel Bronkowski

Cape Town, South Africa
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