TOP 10 FINEST RESTAURANT IN CAPE TOWN

1. AUBERGINE

Aubergine offers a gastronomic haven in an atmosphere of timeless elegance where innovative and creative combine for an exciting cuisine. Their cuisine is based on a classical foundation with influences from the East and the West. There is an emphasis on lightness and balance and only the finest ingredients are picked for their food creations. A degustation Menu with wine pairing is also available each evening. In winter a fireplace is lit up which creates a very cozy ambiance and during the summer, guests can enjoy a diner under the stars or a lunch al fresco.

AUBERGINE

www.aubergine.co.za 

39 Barnet Street
Gardens 8001
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27(0)21 465 0000

2. LA COLOMBE

La Colombe took the no.2 spot at the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards and was also voted 76th best restaurant in the world! Tempting right? Home to the country’s top chef, the restaurant offers Classical French cuisine with touch of Asia. Most people see the place as an extraordinary and unforgettable culinary experience. They recently launched their New summer menu so it’s an excuse to try the restaurant for the first time if you haven’t had the chance or to go back for those who loved it as much as we did.

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www.lacolombe.co.za

Silvermist Wine Estate
Constantia Nek 
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 21 794 2390 

3. POT LUCK CLUB

For tapas lovers, this is heaven. Located in trendy and edgy Woodstock and located right next to the famous Test Kitchen Restaurant; it’s bound to be a great experience. It might feel bright and edgy and modern and effortless inside, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Their tapas menu uses unique ingredients and flavours borrowed from Asian cuisine, South Africa and South America. It’s basically street food turned into fine dining and it is absolutely sensational. The ambience is comfy and casual but be ready to be blown away.

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 www.thepotluckclub.co.za

Silo Top Floor, The Old Biscuit Mill
373-375 Albert Road Woodstock 
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 447 0804

4. THE TEST KITCHEN

The Test Kitchen was named Restaurant of the Year for an unprecedented third year running at the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards; it has also been acclaimed no.48 in the World. Any other reasons not to give it a try? The modern space combines classic elegance and contemporary-cool channeling the artsy, edgy vibe of the Woodstock district. The cooking is carried out in an open plan kitchen and the entire experience is truly memorable. The dishes are just splendid so go and indulge in one of their east meets west gourmand or vegetarian menu with a wine or tea pairing. You will not regret it.

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www.thetestkitchen.co.za

The Old Biscuit Mill
375 Albert Road Woodstock 
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 447 2337 

5. THE JORDAN RESTAURANT

One of the first signature chef restaurants in the Cape Winelands, the Jordan Restaurant brings top chef George Jardine’s brand of contemporary fare from city to country. The focus of his cuisine is on the flavours of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which are evident in his kitchen. The Mains bring satisfying, sophisticated dishes and the ambiance is warm and friendly. Staff are attuned to diners’ needs without being intrusive.

One of the dessert option, apart from their classics, includes a trip to the cheese room, where you can have your pick from a substantial array cheese that includes four goat’s milk cheeses, two blues, two gruyères, a Ficksberger, Boerenkaas and cheddars – all local, all perfectly aged, and wonderfully matched by a spread of accompaniments which include poached pears and preserved melon.

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www.jordanwines.com

Stellenbosh Kloof Road
Vlottenberg, 7604
Stellenbosh, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 881 3612

6. NOBU

Nobu is located in the One&Only Hotel and is modern approach to Japanese cuisine. A contemporary makeover, combining the tastes and textures of classic Japanese, Peruvian and South African locally sourced ingredients, the experience offer an innovative twist in a chic and refined ambiance. Their tempting yin and yang set menus has received great reviews as well as their sublime eight-course vegetarian set menu. Whatever you order, do not miss a few of Nobu’s signature dishes: notably, black lacquered cod den miso, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño and new-style sashimi. Keep this restaurant in mind for a grand special night out.

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www.noburestaurants.com

One&Only Cape Town
Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town 8001, South Africa 

Phone: +27 (0)21 431 5111

7. THE BUNGALOW

 If you are looking for a more relaxed set-up and some glorious sea views, the Bungalow is just the right address. There will be nothing between you and the ocean. At The Bungalow you will fine delicious smooth, fleshy slivers of line fish or beef Carpaccio, gourmet burgers and other delicious food worth raving about to your friends. A definite Cape Town favorite.

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www.thebungalow.co.za

Glen Country Club 
3 Victoria Road, Clifton 
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 438 20 18

8. THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse is situated at the The Cellars-Hohenort and offers an exploration of local ingredients, flavours and African food fables making it an unforgettable dining experience.The restaurant’s chefs are considered to be “Taste architects” and ingredient innovators.A truly refined and enjoyable experience where waiters assist you in the pairing of food and wine.

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www.greenhouserestaurant.co.za

93 Brommersvlei Rd
Constantia Heights
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 438 20 18 

9. THE ROUNDHOUSE

Nestled in the glens of Table Mountain, The Roundhouse Restaurant is steeped in a rich history as old as the Cape itself. It is this very location that led to the building’s creation as a guardhouse in 1786 by the Dutch East India Company. With its sweeping views of Camps Bay and the expansive Atlantic, the outside dining area at The Roundhouse, The Rumbullion, eases up on the fine dining and offers guests a tapas-style menu, while unwinding in the sun on the lush lawns.

 

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www.theroundhouserestaurant.com

Round House Rd
Camps Bay, 8005
Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 438 43 47 

Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005

10. THE TASTING ROOM

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français is the stage for award-winning chef Margot Janse and her unique eight-course, contemporary African-inspired surprise Tasting Menu. Here, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste that continues to evolve and astonish. The Tasting Room creates a dining experience unlike any other. A must on your list.

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www.leeucollection.com

Wilhelmina Street,
Franschhoek, 7690
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21876 2151 

by Laetitia Clairet