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Restaurants in South Africa

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these South Africa restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best South Africa restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in South Africa to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best South Africa restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in South Africa.

  • 95 Keerom

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
      Charming chef/owner Giorgio Nava is everywhere at this svelte Italian restaurant set in a 17th-century former stable house. You’ll find him tabl... More
  • Anatoli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The red-brick façade, green shutter doors, and tall casement windows say old Cape Town, but inside this Green Point restaurant, the sights, sounds,... More
  • Attic

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The casual, antiques-filled Attic serves an eclectic menu (French guinea fowl risotto; Namibian mussels; Scottish salmon) inspired by the travels o... More
  • Birds Boutique Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Stop into this favorite spot for coffee or a quick lunch: the Namibian owners, a mother and her two daughters, prepare all-organic baked goods; the... More
  • Bistro Blues

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Bouillabaisse

  • Caveau at the Mill

    Part wine bar and part restaurant, Caveau is housed inside the red-brick Josephine Mill, which once produced grain for settlers in the early 19th c... More
  • Clarke of the Karoo

  • Clico Guest House Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Clifton Beach House Restaurant

    Because the Clifton Beaches area is a bedroom community, services are limited; the Clifton Beach House Restaurant is the only restaurant, located a... More
  • Den Anker

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this Belgian eatery occupies a cavernous space with a high ceiling, exposed wooden beams,... More
  • Ekaya

    Set beneath dramatic trumpet-shaped light fixtures, this sleek café and bar specializes in traditional South African cuisine. Spicy stews and curri... More
  • Fournos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bakers work throughout the night at this airport outpost of Johannesburg’s favorite bakery and deli—the better to turn out piles of fresh breakfast... More
  • Ginja

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A fusion of Euro/Asian flavors practically jumps off the plate at this industrial-chic, 60-seat restaurant in the city’s old Malay Quarter. Beyond ... More
  • Gramadoelas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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