5 Must-Visit Restaurants in Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town in-room dining
One&Only Cape Town in-room dining

 Cape Town’s draw-cards are many – its spectacular scenery and oh-so-cool culture, for a start. But South Africa’s buzzing port city is also a paradise for foodies, with a thriving gastronomy scene. Here are five top restaurants to satisfy your epicurean curiosity on your next Cape Town sojourn.

Tintswalo Atlantic | Chapman’s Peak Dr

Located at the base of Chapman’s Peak and overlooking Hout Bay, the five-star, boutique lodge Tintswalo Atlantic is an incredible property with a restaurant to match. Chef Guy Clark’s 8-course Ocean & Ash tasting menu is internationally acclaimed. Put it on your must-do list.


One&Only | Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront

Boasting Michelin stars, celebrity chefs and an urban-chic vibe, the One&Only is a foodie’s ultimate destination. Choose from the first and only African outpost of gastronomic icon Nobu, international chef Reuben Riffel’s eponymous restaurant or alfresco dining on the hotel’s private island at Isola.

The Bo-Kaap Kombuis | 7 August St

As far as genuine cuisine goes, The Bo-Kaap Kombuis (‘kombuis’ means ‘kitchen’ in Afrikaans) is as good as it gets. Sitting pretty above the Bo-Kaap rainbow, Kombuis dishes up traditional Cape Malay cuisine. The setting is simple, but the views are sweeping and the food is authentic and flavourful.


La Tête | 17 Bree St

Famous for its nose-to-tail philosophy, this French bistro was quick to make its mark in 2016 and has been impressing diners with unpretentious fare and knowledgeable service ever since. This upscale eatery emphasises both ethical and sustainable methods of cooking while delivering delicious dishes.


Lord Nelson Restaurant

An unforgettable gastronomic experience awaits at Lord Nelson, the fine-dining option at Cape Town’s celebrated Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. An elegant hotel that is preserved in time, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel also offers an elaborate afternoon tea spread that is a dining experience in and of itself.

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