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Cru is a French classification reserved for only the best wineries, and Cru Cafe has striven to imitate such an exceptional winery. The wine list is of the highest quality, carefully compiled to suit and complement each of the items on the menu, though each wine is also simply incredible on its own. The cosmopolitan and contemporary menu is extremely well prepared with great finesse. This restaurant is not to be missed if you want to fully experience the wine country that is the Western Cape and Cape Town. -Joel Bronkowski
The Dish Restaurant and Cigar Lounge is a beautiful old vintage-style venue located in the center of Cape Town. The restaurant serves classic South African cuisine, but is also well known for its not so classic, but refreshingly healthy alternative meals. The Restaurant is also joined to a comfortable and well-styled cigar lounge, where you can enjoy the finest cigars accompanied by the finest drinks Cape Town has to offer. It emanates a atmosphere classic comfort and prides itself in its top-class service. This is definitely not a place to rush your afternoon in, but to spend it lazily and relaxed al fresco style on the patio, or lounging in the cigar lounge. - Joel Bronkowski
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.
This classic restaurant on the bottom floor of Maremoto Hotel is a tribute to the cosmopolitan city that is Cape Town. It is beautifully decorated with a French flare and serves traditional Cape cuisine like elegant sea dishes, as well as more nationally traditional food with a Mediterranean and Asian twist. With an extensive menu and wine list, it is sure to cater to everyone’s different tastes. Helpful and organized service and great-tasting food is Maremoto’s recipe to success. Maremoto is the perfect meeting place, whether it is for a date, with a friend, or with business partners – everyone will be happy. - 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.
Manna Epicure is a stunning and cozy restaurant located on Kloof Street in the suburb of Gardens in Cape Town city. The restaurant is known for its unique blend of South African and French cuisines with an Argentinean twist. This exceptional blend has been well received by visitors and locals alike. Visitors can feast on their delectable dishes on Tuesday to Saturday from 8a to 10p and on Sunday to Monday from 9a to 9p.
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.
Woodstock, Cape Town, boasts with a hip and contemporary restaurant in the Upper Eastside Hotel. It emanates a young and trendy atmosphere (its emphasis is on sustainability and world fare), and the latest dishes are filled with local and fresh ingredients. Meals on the menu include everything hearty and delicious that will make you feel satisfied for hours. Interesting, yet absolutely delicious ingredients are successfully combined to invoke many dishes. Some of the many creations available are a delectable almond cake, rich and creamy gnocchi dishes, and organic soups. The bar also hosts a beautiful selection of wine and other delicious drinks. - Joel Bronkowski
The Roundhouse Restaurant is one of the Cape Town's finest French restaurant known for their delicious cuisine and the separate sections that are meant for special occasions. They are also popular for the wonderful array of vintage wines that they keep stocked up. For all those would like to experience what contemporary French cuisine in South Africa is all about, a trip to the Roundhouse Restaurant is highly recommended. To know more about this restaurant, do visit their website.
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.
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.
Catharina’s Restaurant is an opulent restaurant in the original 1682 wine cellar of a farm in leafy Constantia. This is a warm venue and the perfect place to take the family for quiet and dignified dining. Centered around a large fireplace, the dining room has a pair of cozy alcoves for intimate dining. Paintings and grand murals complement rich fittings and drapes to complete the plush environment. The restaurant offers classical Continental fare with South African touches. Recommended is the grandly presented kingklip with a spicy Cape Malay crust, served with cucumber salsa and fennel yogurt, as well as the char-grilled ostrich fillet with goat's cheese and red onion marmalade ravioli.