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What you should know
Bookings: Telefonic booking of a table in a restaurant is recommended.
Wait to be seated: Don't look for a table yourself, but always wait for a waiter to show you to a table.
Tip: In South Africa 10% is the norm.
Fully Licensed: Restaurants with a licence to sell wine, beer and spirits.
Corkage: In South African restaurants you can bring your own wine. You hand it to the waiter to open and serve it and eventually pay a corkage of R10 or R15. BYO means: "Bring your own".
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Dining in Cape Town

We have chosen some restaurants with a good reputation. The list is by no means comprehensive.

Cape Malay

1 Upper Wale St., Bo Kaap, Cape Town.
Authentic, very good and value-for-money food. High up in the Bo Kaap. With take-away. No alcohol. Open from Mo - Sa, from 8 Uhr. Tel 021-4230850.

Noon Tea Room & Restaurant
273 Longmarket St., Bo Kaap, Cape Town.
Authentic Malay food. High up in the Bo Kaap with beautiful view. Good and cheap. No alcohol. Open Mo - Sa, from 10 Uhr. Tel 021-4240529.

Cape Malay Restaurant
93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia, Cape Town.
In the noble Cellars-Hohenort Hotel. Excellent food. Open Mo - Sa, from 7 pm. Tel 021-7942137.


De Volkskombuis
Aan de Wagenweg, Stellenbosch.
Excellent traditional Boerekos. With "De Ouwer" Bistro. Lunch Mo - So from 12 o'clock. Dinner Mo - Sa from 6.30 pm. Tel 021-8872121.

Emily's Restaurant
Shop 202, Clock Tower, Waterfront, Cape Town.
Good traditional and refined Boerekos. Open Mo - Sa from 10 am. Tel 021-4211133.


Brass Bell Restaurant
Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town.
Beautiful view of the sea. Festive set-up. Open daily, Lunch from 12 o'clock, Dinner from 7 pm. Tel 021-7885456.

Clifton Beach House Restaurant
72 Rich Road (off Victoria Rd), 4th Beach, Clifton.
Super seaview. Fashionable, but not too costly, Open daily from, from11:30 am. Tel 021-4381955.

41 The Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town.
Popular meeting place. Great variety of fresh fish; Sushi Bar. Open daily. Lunch from 12 o'clock, Dinner from 7 pm. Tel 021-4380782.
Cape French

Pniel Rd, Groot Drakenstein, Stellenbosch.
Beautiful position on historic wine estate. Exquisite food. Only lunch, daily from 12:30 pm. Tel 021-8704275.

Klein Constantia Rd., Constantia, Cape Town.
Dinner by candlelight. Game and fish very good. Excellent wine list. Lunch Tue - Fri from 12 o'clock. Dinner Tue - Sat from 7 pm. Tel 021-7943522.

Haute Cabrière
Cabrière Estate, Pass Road, Franschhoek.
Expensive gourmet dishes, also half portions. Lunch Mo - So, 12 - 3 pm . Dinner 18 - 21 Uhr. Tel 021-8763688.


Constantia Uitsig
Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia, Cape Town.
On wine farm. Stunning view. Worldclass cuisine with emphasis on Italian elements. Also vegetarian. Lunch Mo - So from 12 o'clock, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Tel 021-7944480.


33 Church St, Cape Town.
Very good and very popular. North Indian food. Open daily. Lunch from 12 o'clock, Dinner from 6:30 pm. Tel 021-4240000.


39 Barnet St., Gardens, Cape Town.
Much praised food. Austrian chef, sociable atmosphere, Open Mo - Sa, from 7 pm.. Tel 021-4654909.

Cape Fusion Tours
Personalised Tours of the Cape and its culinary delights. Tel +27 (0)21 7978551. eMail

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