Best Fine dining Restaurants in South Africa

La Colombe

$$$$ Silvermist Wine Estate Main Road, , Constantia Nek, Cape Town
French European Fine dining
La Colombe Restaurant is one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Serving Contemporary French and European cuisines.

The Test Kitchen

$$$$ The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, 7915, Woodstock, Cape Town
French European Fine dining
The Test Kitchen Origins is the culmination of the efforts put into re-imagine and acknowledge the dining experience that today’s restaurant guests is wanting. A paired down yet undoubtedly luxurious fine-dining experience, returning to the origins of delicious food. Reduced courses yet the whole Test Kitchen experience, less elaborate yet as luxurious as ever, shorter yet more impactful. The dishes will consist of seasonal produce, focusing on using small purveyors and suppliers who have enhanced The Test Kitchen experience since the beginning. Traditional English and French techniques will highlight each dish and allow patrons to savour the inherent qualities of each…

FYN Restaurant

$$$$ 5th Floor Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament Street, 8000, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Japanese Fine dining
A South African and Japanese restaurant experience by Peter Tempelhoff, Jennifer Whittle & Ashley Moss.

La Petite Colombe

$$$$ Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road, , Franschhoek, Cape Town
French European Fine dining
Contemporary fine dining in Franschhoek, now situated at the beautiful Leeu Estates—the 6th Best Restaurant in South Africa serving scrumptious French and European cuisines.


$$$$ The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, 8005, Camps Bay, Cape Town
International Fine dining
With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Lion’s Head as a backdrop, Salsify is an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant serving up modern cooking, inspired by nature and driven by the seasons. Within the richly storied walls of national monument, The Roundhouse, an opulent culinary journey that is accented by daring décor and whispers of history – a meal at Salsify is unlike any other!

Beau Constantia

$$$$ 1043 Constantia Main Rd, 7806, Costantia, Cape Town
International Fine dining
A modern dining space with a sleek open-plan kitchen overlooking the Constantia wine valleys, Beau Constantia offers a casual fine-dining experience. Chef Ivor Jones offers his unique perspective on the classic Chefs Warehouse tapas-style dining, a mix between a traditional tasting menu and a small sharing plates experience of contemporary tapas.

Marble Restaurant

$$$$ Trumpet On Keyes, Corner Keyes & Jellicoe Avenue, 2196, Rosebank, Johannesburg
International Fine dining
Marble offers diners something different, not just a plate of food but a theatre of experience. Marble celebrates the quintessential South African tradition of cooking on the fire. The wine list has been painstakingly put together, featuring 100 of the best local and some international wines. Diners can expect a great night out with delicious food, top-notch service, and fantastic city views.


$$$$ 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.

Signature Restaurant

$$$$ Morningside Shopping Centre, Shop U13 Cnr Rivonia & Outspan Roads, , Sandton, Johannesburg
European Fine dining
Signature Restaurant is the most exciting, fashionable fine-dining restaurant in Gauteng. The restaurant in Morningside, Sandton, offers a unique mix of exclusivity, flexibility, comfort, sophistication, and design. Signature restaurants deliver an unparalleled mix of attention to detail, flawless service, sumptuous cuisine, and some of the best blues/jazz sound on a nightly basis. Signature Restaurant boasts an exquisite lunch and dinner menu, with a local and international wine list for even the most discerning palate. Time intended to be spent with family, friends, or colleagues celebrating life, birthdays, business deals, or enjoying a romantic night out.

The Bigmouth Sushi & Grill

$$$$ Nelson Mandela Square, 2146, Johannesburg
Asian Fine dining
The Big Mouth is a contemporary take on the classic diner infused with culinary influences and ingredients from around the globe.

Clico Restaurant

$$$$ 27 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank, 2196, Johannesburg
International European Fine dining
Clico Restaurant has become renowned for being an intimate establishment offering personalized service, and Clico Restaurant retains this theme. Space is a unique architectural design – a metal structure, triple volume ceilings, and natural light flooding through the glass stack doors. This refined food restaurant has, in a short space of time, become a refreshing and welcome addition to the Johannesburg dining scene.

Piccolo Mondo

$$$$ 135 West Street Nelson Mandela Square, 2196, Sandton, Johannesburg
International European Fine dining
True to its name, the Piccolo Mondo really is “a world in one”, combined with superb food, excellent wine, and a sophisticated ambiance. The Piccolo Mondo instantly turns your visit into a distinctive culinary experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served seven days a week in this magnificent restaurant, which overlooks Nelson Mandela Square.

DW 11-13

$$$$ Corner Bompass And Jan Smuts Avenue Dunkeld West, , Johannesburg
European Fine dining
DW eleven - 13 offers a unique experience through experimental cuisine and invites diners to explore the unknown and exciting twists on familiar dishes. It is a restaurant that prides itself on creating distinct flavours by embracing gastronomy's philosophy.

NCW Restaurant

$$$$ 46 Main Road, Melville, 2092, Johannesburg
International Fine dining
NCW Restaurant is located in Melville, Johannesburg, and caters to those looking for a unique ever-evolving dining experience. Set in a historic building that has been part of the Johannesburg landscape for over 100 years, bringing you fine dining in a relaxed and social setting.

Kream Brooklyn

$$$$ 283 Dey St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, 0181, Pretoria
International European Fine dining
Kream Restaurant is the location to take your partner, friends or business associates for lunch or dinner. The vibe is uniquely upmarket, with an interior designed to wow and make you feel welcome. With an extensive wine list and rare whiskey and cognac selection that compliments the continental menu perfectly, this venue is sure to impress. Kream can accommodate intimate dinners but also larger groups. Service is paramount at Kream, ensuring that your every need is handled.

Kream Mall Of Africa

$$$$ Magwa Cres, 1686, Waterval City, Johannesburg
International European Fine dining
Kream Restaurant is the location to take your partner, friends, or business associates for lunch or dinner. The vibe is uniquely upmarket, with an interior designed to wow and make you feel welcome. With an extensive wine list, rare whiskey, and cognac selection that compliments the continental menu perfectly, this venue is sure to impress. Kream can accommodate intimate dinners and more prominent groups, with three private dining rooms; one hosts 16 people and is laptop-ready for presentations, using a plasma screen.

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.


$$$$ 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.

Big Easy Durban

$$$$ 12-14 Walnut Rd, Durban Central, 4001, Durban
International Fine dining
Big Easy Wine Bar and Grill is a place to relax, meet friends and enjoy some of life’s extravagances. The Wine Bar offers an expansive selection of premier South African wines, fine whiskies, craft beers, and some of the world’s choicest cigars. Take advantage of Durban’s balmy weather and soak up the sun on the Terrace or opt for the private dining room. Whatever you choose, you will have a range of outstanding fare, either fresh off the grill, tasty comfort food or signature dishes, all fulfilling a lifestyle experience in the essence of Golf Icon, Ernie Els.

The Grill Jichana Durban

$$$$ Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, 63 Snell Parade, North Beach, 4001, Durban
International Fine dining
The Grill Jichana is a modern and stylish Grill/Steakhouse that offers a short and sizzling menu. The meaning of Jichana, "eating well" in Swahili, embrace the flavours and aromas of the original east coast of Africa's spice route. Cassia, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and pepper. These robustly flavoursome spices complement meat, fish, and chicken grilling, creating Jichana!
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