Restaurants in South Africa

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Step back in time when you slip into this old-world bar on Bree Street, where Dickens is king. Exposed-brick walls, worn wooden floors, waistcoated... Read More

Chef Bertus Basson is a household name in the Winelands, and you can sample his offerings at his restaurant at the wine cellar of the Hidden Valley Wine... Read More

Tempelhoff has been working his magic at the Greenhouse at Constantia's Cellars-Hohenort hotel, where he's earned the recognition of Relais &... Read More

Pigalle is a stalwart on the Cape Town dining scene: a go-to venue for special occasions, anniversaries, and proposals. The scarlet walls, sparkling... Read More

For more than a decade, Pigalle has been one of Cape Town's best restaurants, and the place for a romantic, elegant dinner. It's also a go-to spot for... Read More

Even if its sister restaurant, the Test Kitchen, is much more formal, I prefer the Pot Luck Clu: its casual, small-plates menu and industrial-chic décor... Read More

This hip new watering hole opened in a subterranean space occupied by the well-known Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants—think the Pat LaFrieda of Cape Town... Read More

The bohemian Observatory district has a clutch of underrated eateries that cater to the nearby University of Cape Town set. Tucked away on a side street... Read More

One of the country's best-loved toques, Riffel is perhaps South Africa's best-known celebrity chef: he runs four branches of his Reuben's restaurant... Read More

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint... Read More

This cult bar and roadside burger joint is owned by farmer Ronnie Price. Read More

The artsy Woodstock district has its own booming coffee scene. My pick in the neighborhood would have to be Rosetta Roastery, on the ground floor of the... Read More

Come for a wine tasting, stay for dinner. This flagship restaurant at a winery of the same name is where Capetonians head to celebrate a special event.... Read More

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Bantry Bay, this Ambassador Hotel restaurant features one of the most impressive vistas in Cape Town.... Read More

Housed inside two 18th-century Georgian row houses, this upscale South African restaurant combines historic design elements—such as centuries-old... Read More

Local chef Seelan Sundoo has been working his magic at area favorites such as La Perla and Grand Café & Beach long enough that it comes as no... Read More

There is little reason for you to tread into the lovely residential enclave of Vredehoek… except this one. This shabby-chic café on Derry Street has... Read More

Distinguished as the only urban winery in South Africa, Signal Hill is housed in a two-story, colonial-style white stucco building dating back to 1771.... Read More

Named for the cannon shot heard every day at noon in Cape Town, Signal is an upscale South African restaurant located at the Cape Grace hotel. Inside,... Read More

A simple blue awning conceals a stark white space livened up by a scattering of bold canvases at this Loop Street spot. Pop by the café for their all... Read More

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

Head to Joburg's liveliest lunch spot, and take in the scene over the thyme and white wine-infused chicken pot pie, made fresh on order and served with... Read More

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