5 Favourite restaurants in Cape Town

October 10, 2016 (Last Updated: November 16, 2016)
Top 5 restaurants in Cape Town

The Mother City is known for many things, and can’t-miss food is at the top of the list. Take in the spectacular views while enjoying some of South Africa’s finest cuisine at 5 of Cape Town’s top restaurants.


Bistro by day and restaurant by night, Harveys at Winchester Mansions is situated along the Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town. Executive chef Jochen Riedel pieces together the perfect mélange of South African cuisine with a European twist. Enjoy his offerings on the terrace or in the courtyard, where jazz brunches are held every Sunday. The HDeli allows visitors to take a ‘slice’ of Harveys away in the form of delicious artisanal deli items. BOOKINGS: Harveys; 021-434-2351



Cape Town’s newest delicatessen and restaurant on buzzing Bree Street, SMAK was opened by two young entrepreneurial chefs, Katia Scherf and Devin Hogan, in February 2016, and offers patrons the opportunity to feast on food created with passion and flair. With the combination of Katia’s pastry knowledge and Devin’s understanding of ingredients and just about everything else in the kitchen, this dynamic duo have created a fusion menu inspired by their fine-dining training at The Test Kitchen, as well as their culinary travels in Europe. SMAK allows for customers to enjoy a leisurely meal showcasing only the finest produce on a plate; however, it also conveniently caters for customers who are ‘on the go’, offering a gourmet sandwich bar and quick ‘street food’ to eat on the move. The deli display is filled with local- and imported cold meats and cheeses with freshly baked breads, and boasts home-made patisseries to indulge in. BOOKINGS: 021-824-5023.

Top 5 restaurants in Cape Town

The Creamery

The Creamery is known for their seasonal, natural ice-cream flavours (such as blackberry cheesecake, garden mint, and jasmine blossom) and their commitment to sourcing local farm ingredients that are grown and produced in a way that is kind to the environment and to animals. Their beautiful cafés also offer desserts, including their famous waffles, soft-baked cookies and banana splits. Enjoy the experience seated in one of their cafés, or grab a cone to go and hit the streets.


La Belle Bistro & Bakery

La Belle Bistro & Bakery will tease and entice you with an array of food options. Think gourmet burgers, tasty quiches, cupcakes and freshly squeezed fruit juice from the orchards! Enjoy the dappled sunlight streaming through the oaks of Constantia, or overlook the Atlantic Ocean in Camps Bay. La Belle should be your any-time, any-day favourite spot. The choice is yours! La Belle Mouille Point coming soon. BOOKINGS: 021-437- 1278 (Camps Bay) or 021-795-6336 (Constantia)

Top 5 restaurants in Cape Town

Café Paradiso

Jo’s culinary history is teeming with amazing mentors like Jacques Erasmus, Justin Bonello and Giorgio Locatelli. Her food style can be summarised in just three words: simple, fresh and contemporary. She’s a valuable asset to the Madame Zingara family at Kloof Street’s beloved Café Paradiso, where fresh pasta is made on the premises and a farm-style bakery produces fresh breads daily. BOOKINGS: Café Paradiso; 021-423-8653


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