Best Restaurants in Cape Town

The Hussar Grill Franschhoek

$$$$ The Protea Hotel Franschhoek, 33/34 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, Cape Town
International Fine dining
The Hussar Grill in Franschhoek is regarded as one of South Africa's premier restaurants, serving only the best steak available.


$$ 8, The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, 8060, Cape Town
European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
NV-80 Grill & Bar, situated in the heart of Cape Town's bustling Sea Point neighbourhood, is a celebrated establishment bringing glamour and sophistication to the classic steakhouse experience. Named in homage to Naldo and Victor Gonçalves, who started their culinary journey in 1980, this stylish venue combines the essence of a traditional grill with contemporary flair, creating a vibrant atmosphere that attracts both locals and tourists. The interior of NV-80 is designed with elegance and comfort in mind, featuring sleek, modern decor with a nod to the retro glamour of the 1980s. The spacious dining area is complemented by a striking bar, plush seating, and ambient lighting, making it an ideal spot for intimate dinners and lively group gatherings. Large windows offer panoramic views of the Sea Point streetscape, adding an urban edge to the dining experience. At the heart of NVNV-80'senu is its high-quality steaks, expertly grilled to perfection. The kitchen uses only the finest cuts of meat from reputable local suppliers, ensuring that each dish showcases robust flavours and sublime textures. Alongside its signature steaks, the menu features a variety of seafood dishes, fresh salads, and innovative starters, all prepared with meticulous attention to detail. Popular items include the succulent prawn risotto, the rich and creamy burrata, and a selection of decadent desserts that round off the meal beautifully.


$$$$ 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.


$$$ One&Only Cape Town, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
Japanese Asian Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Nobu Cape Town brings Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's world-renowned Japanese fusion cuisine to the vibrant shores of Cape Town, South Africa. Located within the luxurious One&Only Cape Town resort, Nobu offers a sublime dining experience that blends the culinary traditions of Japan with the bold flavours of South Africa. The interior of Nobu Cape Town exudes a sleek and contemporary elegance, with design elements that pay homage to Japanese aesthetics. Wood panelling and natural stone create a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the sophisticated lighting accentuates the restaurant’s modern art pieces and traditional Japanese décor. The dining space is meticulously arranged to offer privacy and comfort, providing an ideal setting for intimate dinners and special occasions. At the heart of Nobu’s menu is its innovative use of fresh South African seafood integrated with traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques. Signature dishes like the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeño embody Nobu’s iconic culinary style. At the same time, local specialities such as Kingklip and Cape Salmon are transformed into exquisite creations with unique twists. The sushi and sashimi offerings are amongst the finest, featuring only the freshest, high-quality fish.

Gigi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar At The Gorgeous George Hotel

$$$$ 118 St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, 8000, Cape Town
African Elegant & Chic
At Gigi Rooftop, come for breakfast and stay for dinner. A place where overstaying your welcome is always encouraged, join Gigi on the 6th floor for sky-high fun. Let your hair down and indulge in late afternoon drinks, sun-filled poolside sessions or partake in one of our signature events. GiGi Rooftop is a living room for the neighbourhood and you’re invited. This is where Cape Town comes to play.

SKYE Rooftop Bar And Restaurant

$$$$ 13 London Rd, 8005, Cape Town
African International Elegant & Chic
Discover Cape Town's hidden gem – a captivating fusion of gastronomic delight, sophisticated rooftop ambience, and the allure of a shimmering poolside oasis. Nestled atop the cityscape, this exquisite rooftop bar and restaurant beckons with its unrivalled panoramic vistas, offering a mesmerizing 360-degree panorama of Cape Town's iconic landmarks and natural splendour. Indulge in culinary mastery as you savour delectable dishes meticulously crafted with the finest ingredients, complemented by an extensive selection of premium beverages. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner under the stars or sipping artisan cocktails by the pool, every moment is elegant and charming.

Mountain Club Rooftop Bistro

$$$$ 12 Kloof Nek Rd, 8000, Cape Town
African International Premium Casual
The Cloud 9 Mountain Club Restaurant, voted the No. 1 rooftop bar by Cape Town Magazine, is a hidden gem in the heart of Cape Town offering a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city, including the iconic Table Mountain and popular Lion’s Head. Serving up great cocktails and a variety of mouth-watering sour dough pizza and snack menu items, this rooftop restaurant's casual setting and open-air ambience are a favourite for most. This venue is ideal for cocktail functions, corporate events, social gatherings, and simply relaxing at the end of a long working day. It also boasts a plunge pool on the lower deck, perfect for a hot, summer afternoon, and a wide selection of drinks from the bar. This combination allows for the ideal setting each day.

RED Roof Bar

$$$$ Silo 6, Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
International Cocktail Bar
RED Roof Bar is open all day, ensuring that you have a tasty and healthy meal available whenever hunger pangs strike. The vibrant setting makes meal times casual and cosy. The bar on the rooftop is a fun place to relax with your friends, both in and out of the pool.

Allure Rooftop Lounge

$$$$ 71 Waterkant St, Cape Town City Centre, 8000, Cape Town
International Cocktail Bar
Allure rooftop is a stylish urban terrace set in the heart of Cape Town. Offering a delectable menu, picture-perfect location, and social and cultural events. The ideal place for lunch, sunset drinks a late-night indulgence. At Allure, we pride ourselves in providing an experience like no other from the moment you walk in, till the very last second of leaving. Come make beautiful memories with us. An elevated urban terrace set amidst the high rises of the Cape Town CBD, the Allure Rooftop Lounge is the perfect destination for all occasions, from sunset drinks to late-night indulgences.

Harald's Bar & Terrace

$$$$ Park Inn By Radisson, 29 Heerengracht St, 8000, Cape Town
International Cocktail Bar
Harald’s Rooftop Bar & Terrace offers a vibrant feel, complimented by uninterrupted views of Table Mountain and the surrounding city. Choose from a range of delicious platters to satisfy your appetite. For refreshments, take your pick from a variety of drinks options including freshly made signature cocktails.


$$$$ The Promenade, Victoria Rd Shop 120, Second Floor, 8005, Cape Town
African International Premium Casual Cocktail Bar
Experience the laidback sophistication of a Camps Bay rooftop cocktail bar – one of Cape Town’s best locations for a sundowner – overlooking the Camps Bay strip with views of the sun setting over the Atlantic. Indulge in impeccably crafted cocktails, an extensive wine and whisky selection, along with a continental menu of sushi, seafood platters and crudités, with live DJs at sunset. Our sunset sessions bring ambience and vibe to the fore with the rhythm of summer, alongside an unmatched backdrop to while away the hours as you drink in the view.

Tjing Tjing

$$$$ 165 Longmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, 8001, Cape Town
Japanese International Premium Casual Cocktail Bar
Enveloped in wooden mansards in a 200 year old attic, its signature Japanese shrine-inspired red bar takes center stage since Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar opened its doors in 2011. Lounge-style seating is complemented by bar-height tables and luxurious indigo wallpaper with embroidered bathing Macaque monkeys. Three kokeshi doll tables subtly infuse layers of personality and Japanese subculture. The Samurai warrior doll represents the past, the Harajuku doll symbolises the present, with the Cyberpunk doll infusing a Japanese futuristic twist. The bar opens up to an airy outside rooftop terrace and is well known for its current indie and electronic music. You can expect a wide selection of bespoke cocktails (including classics by request), Japanese whisky, gin and sake as well as an extensive wine list, including Tjing Tjing's own house wine, made by David & Nadia Wines.

GOLD Restaurant

$$$$ 15 Bennett St, Green Point, 8005, Cape Town
African Tunisian Casual Dining
GOLD Restaurant in Cape Town offers an authentic African experience. So much more than just an African restaurant, a night at GOLD is an immersive experience that will take you on a 14-dish taste safari paired with traditional Mali puppets and entertainment.

Rick's Cafe Americain

$$$$ 103 Kloof Street Crn, Weltevreden St, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town
International Premium Casual
On top of our historic Villa you find our Roof terrace with a Cocktail Bar and the most amazing mountain views of Cape Town.. Now with foldable Glass doors to protect you from wind and weather, while preserving this magnificent view. Now also with a misting system to keep you cool on these hot Cape Town days.

The Willaston Bar

$$$$ The Silo Hotel, Victoria & Alfred Waterfron, 8001, Cape Town
International Cocktail Bar
From easy sipping to critically acclaimed vintages, we have a wide range of South Africa’s finest wines and French Champagne to suit every palate – many of which are not readily available elsewhere. From crisp whites to refreshing rosés and reds to warm your soul. Share memorable moments while sipping on something delicious. Linger over our contemporary bar dishes, including bar snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches and hearty Silo classics. Dinner is a selection of tapas-style small plates perfect for a relaxed evening surrounded by The Silo’s glittering pillowed-glass windows.

The Dark Horse

$$$$ 145 Kloof St, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town
International Cocktail Bar
Comfort food and more adventurous dishes are served on small plates, perfect for sharing or assembling into a full meal. We want to share our pleasure with you, no matter your specific dietary requirements, so we are happy to provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. We source our ingredients locally, strongly emphasising sustainable, ethically farmed foodstuffs. This makes sense for two reasons: it leaves a smaller footprint on the region, and local ingredients, gathered close to Cape Town, taste better.

Zeitz MOCAA Food

$$$$ S Arm Road, Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
International Elegant & Chic
Enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages and our signature Gantry cruffin. We are located on the ground floor of the museum. Our beautiful lounge and events space on level 6 boasts cocktails, fine wine and delectable food. You will be treated to the best view of Table Mountain in the city and a mesmerising 270-degree view of Cape Town.

Tobago's Restaurant, Bar And Terrace

$$$$ Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Beach Rd, Granger Bay Blvd, 8005, Cape Town
International Elegant & Chic
With the blue Atlantic at your table’s edge, Tobago’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace is the best location in Cape Town to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We offer a stylish, relaxed atmosphere with contemporary décor and spectacular ocean views. Enjoy a wide variety of fresh seafood, hearty meats, and local flavours. We also serve all-time favourites, such as pizza, burgers, and vegetarian and vegan options. After your meal, don't leave without trying one of our mouthwatering desserts.

The Granary Cafe

$$$$ Victoria & Alfred Waterfron, 8001, Cape Town
International Elegant & Chic
Royal Tea is served in The Granary Café on the sixth floor of The Silo Hotel. Enjoy a selection of petit gateaux and exquisite teatime sweet and savoury treats showcasing our pastry chef’s skills. Dining in The Granary Café with spectacular sunset views across the harbour through sparkling, geometric windows offers a uniquely immersive and romantic experience. Share memorable moments over a selection of contemporary and classic dishes, accompanied by something special from our extensive wine and cocktail lists.

The Sanctuary Restaurant

$$$$ 45 Kloof Street Situated Inside Kloof Street Hotel, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town
African Elegant & Chic
Situated in the heart of Kloof Street, Cape Town's most loved destination for wining and dining and boasting magnificent vistas of Cape Town's iconic mountains. The rooftop pool deck provides an inviting space to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, a local craft beer, an outstanding South African wine or a refreshing cocktail before dinner. Trendy alfresco or indoor dining: natural in décor, vibrant in personality. Whether it be lounging indoors with a coffee, tucking into a dry-aged steak, pasta or burger, indulging in a delectable dessert or enjoying a refreshing cocktail on the rooftop pool deck; we welcome you to discover one of Cape Town’s culinary favourites.
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