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Restaurants in Cape Town

Despite being a carnivorous city, Cape Town has a fresh and abundant fish supply. Kalk Bay restaurants like Harbour House showcase seafood with ocean views. Long Street specialises in game and burgers. Serious Italian food is served at La Perla in Sea Point, where restaurant competition is fierce. Pick a restaurant in Kloof Street for leisurely dining or try a curry in Bo-Kaap. Most restaurants close at 11pm. Service is 10% added to the bill.

The interior at Cape to Cuba. Photo courtesy of Cape to Cuba
Harbour House, Cape Town. Courtesy of Harbour House
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Harbour House

Whale-watching and seafood

At Harbour House, prime seafood, caught daily from the restaurant's own fishing boat, is framed by Kalk Bay's ocean views. Enjoy whale-watching on the sundeck in summertime or soak up the atmosphere of the log fire roaring inside during winter.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-4pm & 6pm-11pm

Address

Kalk Bay Harbour, Cape Town 7975

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 788 4133

Transport

By taxi

Website

Harbour House Website

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La Perla

Gourmet Italian

Perennially busy, La Perla is an old-style Italian eatery, located in Sea Point. The waiters are a little brisk, but the food is consistently impressive, while the bar, overlooking the Atlantic, is a great place for a pre-dinner drink.



Opening Hours

Daily 11am-10.30pm (until 11pm Fri & Sat)

Address

Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town 8001

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 439 9538

Transport

By taxi

Website

La Perla Website

95 Keerom Street, Cape Town. Courtesy of 95 Keerom Street
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95 Keerom Street

Organic Italian

Seventeenth-century brickwork and an indoor olive tree create an eclectic atmosphere at 95 Keerom Street in Cape Town's Gardens area. Authentic Milanese cuisine is prepared and personally discussed with you by owner and chef Giorgio Nava. Raw ingredients come from Giorgio's own fishing boat and farm so while the menu may change, the quality does not.



Opening Hours

Thu & Fri 12pm-2.30pm; Mon-Sat 7pm-10pm

Address

95, Keerom Street, Gardens, Cape Town 8000

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 422 0765

Transport

By taxi

Website

95 Keerom Street Website

4

Saigon

Vietnamese cuisine and massage

Enter the opulent world of Saigon in Gardens, serving up traditional Vietnamese dishes with a twist, like crystal prawn spring rolls in basil, mint and peanut sauce. After dinner, ease stiff muscles with a 15-minute massage at the table.



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm; Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Address

Kloof St, Cape Town 8001

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 424 7669

Transport

By taxi

5

Rick's Cafe Americain

Comfort food

Housed in a 100-year-old colonial building in Gardens, the Moroccan-themed Ricks Café Americain has a homely feel with comfortable cushions, tavern tables and a fireplace. Choose from the tapas and grill menu, or opt for pudding and cheese treats.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 11am-2am

Address

2, Park Rd, Cape Town 8001

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 424 1100

Transport

By taxi

Website

Rick's Cafe Americain Website

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Caveau at the Mill

Rare food and wine

Caveau at the Mill in Cape Town is an al fresco wine-bar and deli serving fresh and innovative dishes like pigeon with gooseberries and thyme, paired with an exceptional variety of wines, some of which are rare and unusual. Stylish ongoing wine-based events surprise the local clientele, who keep on coming back.



Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 10am-3pm

Address

13, Boundary Road, Newlands, Cape Town 8001

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 685 5140

Transport

By taxi

Website

Caveau at the Mill Website

The interior at Cape to Cuba. Courtesy of Cape to Cuba
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Cape to Cuba

Cuban food and tango

A Latin-loving crowd eat, drink and shop at the Havana-style Cape to Cuba in Kalk Bay. A range of Cuban cigars, antiques and artefacts are for sale, along with authentic Cuban food.



Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 12pm-1.30am; Mon 5pm-12am (kitchen closes at 10pm)

Address

Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 788 1566

Transport

By taxi

Website

Cape to Cuba Website

Bacini's, Cape Town.
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Bacini's

Pizza and pasta

Friendly, informal and totally Italian, the long-established Bacini's in Kloof Street knows the art of pizza making. Its menu, simple and flexible, is a winner with fussy children and the quick service comes with a smile.



Opening Hours

Daily 10am-10.30pm

Address

177, Kloof Street, Cape Town 8001

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 423 6668

Transport

By Car

9

Cafe Royale

King burger

Serving more than 30 varieties of burger in homemade buns, the unpretentious Café Royale in the city centre hooks anyone who visits, from urban teenagers to Hollywood celebrities, including Salma Hayek. Musical instruments and caged lamps decorate the second floor.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm

Address

273, Long St, Cape Town 8001

Telephone

+27 (0) 21 422 4536

Transport

By taxi

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