Cape Town is a city for any type of tourist — whether you love natural beauty or historical sites, there is an endless amount to see in the city and its environs. But it’s also quickly becoming known for its culinary exploits as well. From unique produce to local wines, Cape Town has something for everyone, and so we are here to suggest a few places to head to when you’re in the area.
One of the most exciting meals you can have in Cape Town is at Luke Dale-Roberts’ Test Kitchen. The recipient of many accolades, the restaurant presents modern cooking with a South African perspective in a lively space. Make sure not to miss the inventive desserts as well.
If you are looking for another modern menu but in a grander setting, head to The Greenhouse at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in the city’s Constantia Valley. The restaurant is situated in a literal greenhouse with views of the garden.
If you want something a bit more locavore — South Africa style — you can head to Reuben’s. Run by Reuben Riffel, one of South Africa’s most beloved young chefs, you can sample his fare either at his restaurant in the One & Only Hotel in Cape Town or out in the nearby wine country town Franschhoek.
Also in Franschhoek is The Tasting Room, an innovative restaurant with an African-inspired multicourse tasting menu. The evening is presented almost like theater, with waiters telling the full story of each dish and engaging with diners about ingredients they aren’t familiar with. The food lives well up to the festivities.
Whether in the city or right outside, there’s quite an array of dining in Cape Town.