My Top Restaurants in Cape Town
As mentioned in my previous blog posts, Cape Town is an amazing Foodie destination. During my trip I tried to eat as much as possible. Here are my top restaurant recommendations for Cape Town and surroundings:
The Test Kitchen is the best restaurant in South Africa and No. 22 of world’s best restaurants. The food is just mind-blowing. It is experimental but with classical techniques and amazing ingredients. The vibe is informal but industrial chic with the edgy vibe of Woodstock. We had an lunch menu which was phenomenal – but take a look for yourself (PS: you have to book the restaurant a few months in advance).
This is a seafood restaurant in Camps Bay which offers delicious and extremely fresh seafood. There is no menu. The waiters will show you the fresh seafood in the showcase and explain everything to you. Because this restaurant is very popular I would recommend you to book a few days in advance.
Carne is one of the best steakhouses in Cape Town and is located on the Kloof Street. You can expect there a lot of meat 😉 You have to try the homemade Ravioli of slow baked lamb shoulder – they are just mhmmmmmmmmm.
This restaurant has one of most beautiful views. It is located in Kalk Bay directly over the water and the food is also very delicious. It offers amazing seafood.
This is maybe not a real “restaurant” recommendation because I only had some nibbles there, but they have an amazing variety of more than 50 beers. The restaurant has a mind-blowing location directly on the V&A Waterfront and the service is 1a.
This is my absolutely favorite food spot in Cape Town. This market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Old Biscuit Mill – and I would recommend you to come as early as possible, because after 09:30/10:00 am it started to get very crowded. I would also suggest to leave enough space in your stomach for all the amazing food. There are more than 100 food stalls and each one is better than the next. My favorite spot were the ladies from Mother Shucker Oysters – but who can resist a plate full of fresh oysters with some bubbles (even if its only 10:00 am in the morning 😉
And here are my restaurant recommendations for the winelands:
This foodie spot is located next to the Leeu House hotel in Franschhoek and is a member of the Le Quartier Francais. It is an amazing restaurant where the chef Margot Janse will take you on a culinary journey through South Africa. Another great reason to visit Franschhoek 😉
We visited this restaurant during our stay at the Steenberg Farm Hotel. The food is so fresh and so delicious. I had one of the best ceviches in this restaurant – and another advantage is that they are serving their own wine 🙂