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.

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.

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.

The Piano Bar

$$$$ 47 Napier St, De Waterkant, 8001, Cape Town
International Premium Casual
The Piano Bar is a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering a unique culinary experience that blends traditional flavours with contemporary techniques and innovative ingredients. Our menu features a range of special dishes composed by Samson Muleya. Every dish that leaves the kitchen is a masterpiece, carefully crafted and artfully presented with attention to every detail. Step into our New York-inspired restaurant, where you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere inviting you to indulge. The carefully curated décor combines modern and vintage elements, creating a chic and welcoming atmosphere. With daily live music, it is the perfect spot for an unforgettable night out. Come to join us for an evening of great food, handcrafted cocktails, and live music.

Oblivion Bar & Kitchen

$$$$ 22 Chichester Rd, 7708, Cape Town
International Premium Casual
Welcome to Oblivion Bar & Kitchen, a funky, friendly, European-style bar and casual eatery in Cape Town. With a stunning rooftop deck, comfortable couches, fireplaces and board games, you can relax and chat with a friend over a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

Silo Rooftop Bar

$$$$ V&A Waterfront, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
International Fine dining Elegant & Chic
The Silo Rooftop is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail or a casual lunch. The Silo Rooftop offers guests a relaxed, al fresco experience with spectacular panoramic views of Cape Town from the tallest building on the V&A Waterfront. Guests can look forward to sharing platters, man’oushe (baked flatbread) topped with fresh ingredients, salads, and poké bowls. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, fine South African wines or a classic cocktail while you soak up the last of the day’s sunshine.

Utopia Cape

$$$$ 15th Floor, 40 Chiappini St, 8001, Cape Town
International Premium Casual
Welcome to Utopia Cape Town, our 15th-floor home of Dining Elevated, with a great day and night views of our beautiful Cape Town. Choose a seat with a City, Harbour, or Lion’s Head view. We offer Bistro-style Mediterranean-influenced dishes designed by our chefs, made with superb fresh ingredients and served in generous portions. We offer some menus to meet the tastes and budgets of our diners. Our Utopia À la Carte Menu has a large selection of superb shellfish and fish dishes and flavoursome meat cuts available daily.

La Mouette Restaurant

$$$$ 78 Regent Rd, Sea Point, 8005, Cape Town
French International European Fine dining
La Mouette – French for “Seagull”, of which there are many in Sea Point – is a French-inspired modern European restaurant that offers regular seasonal menus. We pride ourselves on showcasing only the best local producers and take great care in sourcing these ingredients. Patrons at La Mouette can also further enhance the carefully curated menus with a meticulous selection of complimentary wines, expertly selected by our in-house wine list consultant. La Mouette restaurant is housed in an original feature Tudor house, once the home of the local Mayor. It has two floors, four dining rooms, six fireplaces, a bar/lounge area, and a cobblestone courtyard outside.

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.


$$$$ 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.


$$$$ Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
Italian Casual Dining
Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivalled menu of simple, everyday home-cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Simple Italian home-cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and stimulating style while being creative, traditional, and affordable.
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