When I first booked my flights to Cape Town back in June, restaurant research was at the top of my list. It seemed like second to Bali and Australia, Cape Town’s choice for incredible and authentic restaurants was up there with the best of the best.
It didn’t take long to find Michelin stars, tasting menus that make your mouth water just by reading, and wine regions that look like something out of a childhood story book. The slight catch was that many of the acclaimed restaurants were fully booked with no hope of getting in (and boy did I try – on numerous occasions!), so what you’re about to read is a collection of some of the very best and most beautiful spots in Cape Town that you can actually get into, rather than a repeat of the top 1-2 restaurants you’ll find on every “Dining in Cape Town” blog across the web.
For those wondering what those top 1-2 are, I’m talking about the likes of The Test Kitchen, The Pot Luck Club, La Colombe and La Petit Colombe, Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia, to name just a few. Of course if you do manage to get a reservation – don’t let me stop you!
Without further ado, welcome to my Cape Town Food Guide!