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Peru has some of the best-kept cuisine secrets and Keenwa restaurant introduces them to Cape Town. This trendy restaurant is based in one of Cape Town's beautiful Victorian style buildings, in a vibrant up-and-coming area. Specializing in mostly tapas and vegetarian cuisine, Keenwa's menu is not to be underestimated and will definitely take your taste buds to a whole new place. Keenwa presents Peru's plethora of culinary treats with zest. They also serve Peru's national alcoholic beverage, Pisco, made from grapes, and have a delicious rendition of Pisco sours. This unique restaurant, hosting authentic Peruvian vibes and a friendly staff, is a gem in bustling Cape Town and not to be missed. -Joel Bronkowski
Lola’s is a one of those long-standing Cape Town restaurants with a popular following that has become almost legendary. Situated on a street corner with tables in the brightly painted interior that spill out onto the sidewalk in both directions, it is the perfect spot to indulge in some fabulous vegetarian food and a couple of glasses of inexpensive wine. It has its regular crowd who is always there along with happy newcomers enjoying the great food and atmosphere. Try the French toast for breakfast or have a hearty Cape-style curry for dinner. The service is always friendly and inviting and the vibe always enjoyable.
Take an old 1950s diner mixed with an urban city vibe and add some incredible food, and you have Royale Eatery, located at the end of Long Street just before Kloof Street. With over 50 types of burgers and over a dozen types of milk shakes, there is really something for everyone. The personal touches of this restaurant are apparent as you look through the well-designed menus and as you gaze at the always-changing art on the walls. Being situated on Long Street, it is not uncommon to find a mix of tourists, but it is also a local favorite and fashion industry hot-spot. Be sure to head up stairs to the Waiting Room for drinks and an amazing evening after dinner. - Joel Bronkowski
Aubergine is a colonial gardens house, which is home to exciting yet refined cuisine. The kitchen turns out delicious classic-based offerings with a vast variety of textures and shapes. Enjoy the lounge/bar for aperitifs, smoking and private functions, or for alfresco dining, go though to the courtyard. This is gourmet heaven! A reception room leads to a dining room with church-pew seating. Beyond this is a reed-ceiling, coir-carpeted second dining area with an elegant bar and loft lounge for apéritifs and post-prandials. Aubergine offers inventive global fare with an emphasis on Continental cuisine. The Duck is delicious, but the Fish is a must. Sorbet is served between all courses. There is an excellent wine list that is sure to satisfy the most discerning palate.
Owned by celebrity chef Franck Dangereux, The Foodbarn Restaurant serves a delectable array of Mediterranean dishes. The food is prepared from fresh, organic ingredients resulting in a playful menu that changes daily depending on what’s available in the market. Opt for the prix fixe menu with wine pairing during dinner as it’s the best way to get a taste of the scrumptious delicacies this eatery has to offer. Not only are the dishes banting friendly, but they are also flavorful, creative and quite decadent. If you are still wondering about whether you should try out this stylish eatery, know that The Foodbarn Restaurant has been featured in Featured in Banting Friendly and Celebrity Chefs Collections.