Best Mediterranean Restaurants in South Africa


$$$$ Shop 259, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
Italian European Mediterranean Fine dining
Meloncino – Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria Italiano. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Cape Town. Meloncino Restaurant opened at the V&A Waterfront, bringing a genuine Italian flavour to our shores. The modern and stylish decor creates an electric European vibe where one can sip cocktails and snack on canapes, nuts, and olives.

Forti Grill And Bar - Time Square

$$$$ Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, 0010, Menlyn, Pretoria
Italian International European Mediterranean Fine dining
Forti Grill And Bar - Time Square is a contemporary Fine dining Italian Emphasis restaurant serving the finest Organic Meat, Fresh Fish, and Shellfish and a dedicated Pasta kitchen. Featuring Private dining rooms, an Outdoor terrace, and our Humidor and Wine Cellar.

Olive And Oil - Glenwood

$$$$ 149 Helen Joseph Rd, Glenwood, 4001, Durban
Mediterranean Casual Dining
When dining at Olive & Oil, Guests experience a sense of well-being and comfort with friendly on hand to indulge them with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean exceptional food and unrivalled hospitality!

Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine & Sushi

$$$$ 13 Brabazon Rd, Croydon, Kempton Park, 1619, Johannesburg
Mediterranean Casual Dining
Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine & Sushi Restaurant is known for incredible food with phenomenal wine pairings and unsurpassed personal service whilst being owner-operated for the past 25 years! Villa Bianca provides a unique experience in luncheons and dining with outstanding food crafted by a master executive chef.


$$$$ Unit 1, Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Rd, Illovo, 2196, Johannesburg
European Mediterranean Fine dining
Bellagio is a Mediterranean restaurant specializing in seafood. This restaurant deserves to be on everyone’s favourite list. Serving fantastic food, with exceptional service, understated elegance, and timeless decor and boasts an excellent wine list.

Old Town Italy Umhlanga

$$$$ 39 Meridian Drive Umhlanga Rocks, 4319, Durban
Italian Mediterranean Casual Dining Pizzeria
Old Town Italy Umhlanga is an Italian-style deli and restaurant serving authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Tashas Bedfordview

$$$$ Shop 12, Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road And Kloof Road, 2008, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
International Mediterranean Fine dining
Tashas Bedfordview is located at the Key West centre, Bedfordview serving delicious International and Mediterranean cuisines.

Harbour House, Kalk Bay

$$$$ Main Rd, Kalk Bay, 7975, Cape Town
International Mediterranean Fine dining
For locals and tourists alike seeking a world-class dining experience in a spectacular Cape Town seaside setting, Harbour House offers an experience like no other with delicious International and Mediterranean cuisines. It is situated on the water's edge in the picturesque harbour of Kalk Bay; this iconic store was established in 1996 and continues to boast exquisite views of the working harbour, False Bay and the Hottentots Mountain Range.

Chefs Warehouse At Maison

$$$$ Maison Estate, R45, Franschhoek, 7690, Cape Town
European Mediterranean Asian Fine dining
Chefs Warehouse at Maison is about experiencing food like you’ve never experienced before. Under the guidance of Liam Tomlin, dynamic young chef David Schneider uses fresh ingredients based on seasonal availability to create a global tapas-inspired menu that incorporates a world of different flavours in one multi-course meal. Expect the unexpected.

Pappas On The Square

$$$$ Corner 5th &, Maude St, Sandton, 2196, South Africa, 2196, Sandton
Greek European Mediterranean Casual Dining
Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences for more than two decades. Conveniently situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, a hop, skip and jump away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Offering an extensive menu consisting of delicious Mediterranean fare combined with traditional Greek tastes and flavours that will take you on a culinary journey fit for royalty.

Prosopa Restaurant

$$$$ 103 Club Ave, Waterkloof Heights, 0181, Pretoria
Greek European Mediterranean Fine dining
The elegant, stylish interior creates a sophisticated, fresh atmosphere at Prosopa Greek Restaurant, situated in the heart of Waterkloof Heights and surrounded by ambassadorial and ministerial residences. Prosopa’s extensive Mediterranean menu is influenced by the flavours of Greece, Portugal, and Spain. The signature lamb dish Kleftiko is the deboned leg of lamb wrapped in vine leaves & foil stuffed with feta, fresh tomato, herbs, and spices and slow-roasted in the oven. An option one cannot stay away from is the fantastic array of meze one can have on a platter or individually. The extensive Diners Club Award-winning wine list offers many a gem to be enjoyed beside the fireplace on a cold winter’s night or the veranda with the curtains blowing in a soft summer breeze.


$$$$ Cnr Van Der Linde And, Smith Rd, Bedfordview, 2007, Johannesburg
Greek Mediterranean Fine dining
Welcome to Mythos Mall of the South, the home of authentic Greek cuisine. Take a seat at our table and pick on some meze dishes that were made to be shared or tuck into some of our signature Kleftiko lamb, then finish it all off with our unforgettable baklava. Our recipes have been handed down through the family for generations, so you always get genuine Greek flavors and experiences. We even import many of our key ingredients from Greece! Our authentic Greek culinary approach has won us the title of Best Greek Restaurant in the Best of Joburg, Best of Pretoria, and Best of Ekurhuleni Reader's Choice Awards from 2013 to 2019.

Mythos Mall Of Africa (Waterfall)

$$$$ 2051 Waterfall Drive, Waterval City, Midrand, 1686, Johannesburg
Greek Mediterranean Fine dining
Welcome to Mythos Mall Of Africa, the home of authentic Greek cuisine. Take a seat at our table and pick on some meze dishes that were made to be shared or tuck into some of our signature Kleftiko lamb, then finish it all off with our unforgettable baklava. Our recipes have been handed down through the family for generations, so you always get genuine Greek flavours and experiences. We even import many of our key ingredients from Greece! Our authentic Greek culinary approach has won us the title of Best Greek Restaurant in the Best of Joburg, Best of Pretoria and Best of Ekurhuleni Reader's Choice Awards from 2013 to 2019.

Fork Tapas & Pinchos Bar

$$$$ 13 Main Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, Franschhoek
Spanish European Mediterranean Casual Dining
Located in Franschhoek, serving a diverse range of Mediterranean, Spanish and European, everything on Fork's menu can be eaten with – you guessed it – a fork, which is indeed perfect for sharing. The vibe is laidback and casual, yet ever-buzzing, perfect for an after-work cocktail or a chilled glass of vino over a few shared plates.

Guardian Peak Winery & Grill

$$$ Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch NU, 7600, Stellenbosch
International Mediterranean Premium Casual
Guardian Peak Winery & Grill, situated amidst the rolling hills of Stellenbosch, South Africa's premier wine region, offers a harmonious blend of exquisite wines and expertly grilled cuisine. This destination combines the rustic charm of a traditional winery with the sophisticated flair of a contemporary grill house, providing visitors with a uniquely immersive vineyard experience. The setting of Guardian Peak is genuinely picturesque, featuring panoramic views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. The architecture is a thoughtful blend of modern and traditional design, with expansive glass walls allowing for unobstructed views of the natural beauty outside. At the same time, the interior exudes a warm and inviting ambience with wood finishes and elegant, comfortable seating. At the heart of the experience is the Grill, which emphasises simple, high-quality ingredients cooked to perfection. The menu at Guardian Peak Winery & Grill features prime cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and seasonal vegetables, all grilled to enhance their natural flavours. The signature dishes, such as the succulent rib-eye steak and the fresh, locally sourced trout, are paired with the winery's wines, creating perfect harmony between food and drink.


$$$$ Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, 8040, Cape Town
International Mediterranean Fine dining Premium Casual
Paranga, located on the sun-drenched shores of Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, is a premier beachside restaurant that epitomizes coastal luxury dining. With its prime position along the famed platinum mile, Paranga offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque Camps Bay Beach, setting the stage for a truly spectacular dining experience. The interior of Paranga is a testament to modern elegance, featuring a sleek and stylish design that complements the stunning seaside setting. The use of glass maximizes the scenic views, while chic furnishings and a sophisticated color palette create an ambiance of upscale relaxation. The outdoor terrace, directly overlooking the ocean, is a coveted spot for both locals and visitors, perfect for soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of Camps Bay. Paranga's menu is a celebration of the bounty of the sea, with a strong focus on seafood that is as fresh as it is beautifully prepared. Signature dishes include succulent oysters, seared tuna, and a variety of grilled fish, each crafted to highlight the natural flavors and quality of the ingredients. The restaurant also offers a selection of meat and vegetarian options, ensuring there is something to satisfy every palate.

Knorhoek Restaurant

$$ Knorhoek Road, R44, 7605, Stellenbosch
African International Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual
Knorhoek Restaurant & Wine Farm, located in the scenic valley of Stellenbosch, South Africa, is a captivating destination that combines the rich heritage of winemaking with a superb culinary tradition. Set against the stunning backdrop of lush vineyards and the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountains, this family-owned estate offers a tranquil escape into the world of fine wines and exquisite dining. The architecture of Knorhoek captures the rustic charm of Cape Dutch tradition. Its historic buildings are beautifully preserved and integrated into a landscape that exudes timeless elegance. The restaurant itself is housed in a renovated barn, where the original wood beams and stone walls have been lovingly restored, creating an atmosphere that is both authentic and inviting. Dining at Knorhoek reflects the bounty of the region. The menu is crafted to highlight seasonal ingredients and showcase the flavours of the local terroir. Specializing in contemporary South African cuisine, the kitchen produces dishes that are both sophisticated and satisfying, often paired with Knorhoek’s own award-winning wines. Signature dishes may include succulent Karoo lamb, freshly caught line fish, and a variety of vegetarian options, all prepared with a commitment to quality and creativity.

Forti Grill And Bar

$$$ Time Square, 209 Aramist Ave, 0010, Pretoria
Italian International Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Nestled at the top of the Times Square Casino in Menlyn, Pretoria, Forti Grill and Bar is ideally situated to give you a view of Eastern Pretoria like no other. Forti's menu has been painstakingly crafted with his years of experience and his insatiable love of food - drawing inspiration from his Italian heritage and combining it with what can only be described as 'uniquely Forti' - a combination that's become famous in foodie circles in South Africa. Forti Grill and Bar has an extensive wine, spirit and gin selection, able to please even the most discerning connoisseur's desires, from the top South African wineries to exclusive international vineyards. For the guests that enjoy a quality cigar, there's a fully stocked humidor with cigars from some of the top brands worldwide. With its contemporary decor and striking artwork, the atmosphere matches the food, classically inspired yet undoubtedly modern. The options are endless, with two private dining areas: a celebration, a business meeting or a simple, intimate gathering. Italian, romantic, fine dining, one of the best in Pretoria and Gauteng - all of these describe Forti Grill and Bar, but to us, the most important one is family.
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