South Africa

Restaurants in South Africa

Though it’s set in what feels like a mini theme park (a Stellenbosch wine estate/resort with its own amphitheater and cheetah conservation center), Moyo is irresistibly fun and Afro-chic even to locals.

A pocket-size café and bakery in upscale Parktown North. Photo-ready sweets like raspberry-coulis meringues and bread-and-butter pudding are the top sellers—but don’t skip the inventive salads, such as dill-infused couscous with butternut squash and caramelized onions.

Housed inside two 18th-century Georgian row houses, this upscale South African restaurant combines historic design elements—such as centuries-old brick, Table Mountain stone, and cast-iron support columns—with contemporary touches like glass wall partitions, exposed ductwork, and cabbage-shaped c

Housed in a restored 18th-century townhouse, the Africa Café provides a culinary tour of the continent, from Ethiopia and Algeria to Malawi and South Africa.

Often lauded as the city’s best pan-Asian restaurant, Haiku serves a wide variety of tapas with Japanese, Chinese, and Thai influences.

The red-brick façade, green shutter doors, and tall casement windows say old Cape Town, but inside this Green Point restaurant, the sights, sounds, and aromas evoke Istanbul.

The casual, antiques-filled Attic serves an eclectic menu (French guinea fowl risotto; Namibian mussels; Scottish salmon) inspired by the travels of globe-trotting owners Thom Hughes and Martin Jacoby.

Overlooking the six-acre gardens of the Vineyard Hotel, Myoga serves an inventive East-meets-West menu in a stylish setting.

Located in a restored Georgian-style house, Societi Bistro evokes a homelike atmosphere with exposed brick walls, worn wooden floors, and a bustling open kitchen.

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint main street of his hometown, is a showroom for his cuisine.