Some say that the Lookout Deck has the best sea view in the Western Cape, we highly recommend you go and have a look for yourself, because it truly is awesome.
This is not fine dining, but it is good, wholesome and fresh, served up in a big outdoor vibe under umbrellas with lots of beer on tap.
The menu covers everything from freshly caught line fish brought in daily by the local fishermen, to live Cape Rock Lobster, succulent LM prawns, plump and juicy Black Tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, legendary tender calamari steaks and seared Yellow fin tuna steaks.
They also offer oysters and sushi complemented by their bubbly and sake.
Another great option in the V&A is Mondiall, Restaurateur Patrick Symington of Cape Town’s Café Dharma and Asoka fame has brought his skills to bear on this excellent restaurant with fresh approaches to cuisine that really need to be enjoyed.
Must try the grilled Mauritian sea bass, amazing with borlotti bean puree, almond & garlic sautéed fine beans, salsa vierge. Top it off with a baked camembert, with fig, truffle honey and macadamia nuts, sooooo good!
The lights on the water and the atmosphere of romance and sparkliness makes this a great couples restaurant.
At Vista Marina you can enjoy a taste of luxury and sophistication from the water’s edge, with uninterrupted views of the V&A Waterfront’s marina and Table Mountain. A brilliant spot to relax in ultra-chic surroundings while you enjoy some Mediterranean inspired delicacies.
Try the linguine frutti de mare, linguine, mussels, prawns, baby calamari and fish in a rustic and vibrant putanesca sauce. Or enjoy the delightful slow roast lamb shank with roast potatoes and an amazing cucumber raita.
The fresh sea air will leave you feeling refreshed and the food, glamorously satiated.
In terms of pedigree, this is one of the tea rooms in cape town that certainly has the benefit of a long history, having first opened in 1924. While the tea room is beautiful, the garden is spectacular, grab your stuff to go and they will pack it into a basket for you to take and enjoy under a tree of your choosing.
Can highly recommend the English Tea for Two, with two teas, filter coffee, fruit juices or carbonated drinks and any sandwich of your choice from the picnic list (we had the spicy chicken mayonnaise). This comes packed with two mini spinach and feta quiches, home-made scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and finally one piece of cake – cut into 2.
Either way, order from the menu or mix it up and make it yours, the food is delicious, and the scenery is incomparable.
Step through the looking glass and follow the rabbit into this Wonderland under the trees. With thoughtful, exciting and exuberant outdoor décor, this stunning venue in Paarl is an ideal place to stimulate the imagination and conversation.
The place is entirely child friendly with playground and toys galore, as well as including an amazing little bric-a-brac store with authentic vintage teacups, teapots, coffee sets, cutlery and old table linen for sale.
Their menu is largely organic and filled with yummy staples including sandwiches and wraps (Heavenly ham with pesto, lettuce and tomato was our best), great desserts and of course, plenty of tea.
The views are idyllic, and the setting is magical, a must-see.
The organizers of the award-winning Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock have pooled their experience in bringing you experiences and created Superette, a neighbourhood café on the ground floor of the Woodstock Exchange building. This gorgeous little spot is open daily during the week for breakfast and lunch, with a special brunch menu on Saturdays.
The produce is hand picked from amazing local suppliers such as Bill Riley Meat, Wild Organics and the Woodstock Bakery, and you really can’t go wrong with pretty much anything off the menu.
For breakfast we chose the poached eggs and weren’t disappointed when they arrived, simply excellent on sourdough with hollandaise sauce, served with bacon, courgette ribbons, goats feta, toasted seeds and lemon dressed greens.
For a taste of all things good and a blast of nostalgia, Suparette is the place to be.
Richard is a master of the Italian and Spanish style charcuterie and is known to elevate all cuts of meat to amazing levels with great finesse and a healthy amount of experience thrown into the mix.
His cured meat deli (which you will find next door to the Spice Route Tasting Room) is a carnivore’s happy place and you will find pasture-raised, hand-salted hung and curing meats to your hearts content.
Highly suggest doing a tasting, it is amazing to hear about these traditional methods and practices and get a front seat tour of the items on offer.
Some special things that stood out were the Nduja (very spicy spreadable salami) the Salsiccia (a fresh sausage with red wine and fennel) and the venison carpaccio (cured loin with red wine and spices).
All-in-all an eye-opening experience well worth a visit!
Everything you need to know about the gorgeous views and location of this venue is in the name. You can take in all of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape Town in this child friendly open-air restaurant.
Treat yourself to eight, twelve or sixteen deep sea prawns with buttered new potatoes, a dressed salad and harissa aioli.
Follow that up with a baked cheese cake sporting a delicious ginger crust and berry coulis, while watching the water lap against rocks practically at your feet.
The restaurant has been in uninterrupted operation for over fifty six years, and have shown a non-stop commitment to improvement and service, but either way, the view alone pays for itself.