Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Top Restaurants in Cape Town


Cape Town – voted the most beautiful city in the world – is the ideal location for a family style vacation. This majestic city has many tourist attractions - such as: Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, Franschhoek, Cape Point and Camps Bay – that you forget about the fantastic places to eat in the city.

While hotels offer you the opportunity to have all your meals in the eating hall, this does not allow you to get out and see the real Cape Town. A trip to Cape Town is as much about enjoying the local cuisine as it is about enjoying the all the tourist hotspots.

Here are the five restaurants that you need to try:

Die Kliphuis Restaurant: Die Kliphuis – situated in Melkbosstrand - is a little house built in 1923 that was transformed into a lovely restaurant on the beach. Die Kliphuis a well-known South African styled restaurant that specialises in a wide range of cuisine, such as: Karoo beef, venison and seafood.

The Test Kitchen: The Test Kitchen, voted as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world, is one of the top places to eat in Cape Town. The restaurants head chef chef – Luke Dale Roberts – aims to challenge, inspire and surprise diners with different flavours and colours, mixed to create something truly magical. One of the must-try items on their menu is the selection of locally produced South African cheese and wine pairing.

Dear Me: This restaurant offers customers a new perspective on some of South Africa’s most famous recipes. Chef Vanessa Marx – one of the country’s top chefs – offers guests the chance to sample simple, tasty and healthy locally produced food.

Smoked warthog, free range lamb, grass feed Kalahari beef and pan fried duck are the main features on the menu. This restaurant prides itself on catering for all food intolerances with items being offered as lactose/sugar/wheat/gluten-free for added convenience. Therefore, there really is not excuse not to give this restaurant a try.

The Greenhouse:
Voted - by the 2012 addition of Eat-Out - as one of the top restaurant’s in Cape Town, this unique restaurant in Franschhoek surprises, delights and inspires guests as the food is served deconstructed, reconstructed and reinvented. From traditional seafood potjies to camembert cheese cake, this restaurant has it all. The restaurant allows guests the opportunity to pair food with the appropriate wines.

The Round House: 

The Round House is one of the more famous restaurants in Cape Town. The restaurant is well-known for astonishing food, fine wine and extraordinary service.

A tapas-styled menu is on offer for guests, with the opportunity to relax and enjoy catching a tan on the lush lawns. Guests have the opportunity to sample some of the finest foods South Africa has to offer, such as: Karoo lamb and rock lobster.

Experience authentic South African food on your vacation and try one of these five restaurants. They will allow you to experience the real Cape Town.  Remember to book in advance as these are some of the most popular restaurants in Cape Town and bookings fill up quickly.

I am Greg Jones, a food lover and adventurer. My wife and I have travelled to Cape Town more than a dozen times already and I love nothing more than staying in a central family accommodation suit in Cape Town. This allows us access to the entire Cape Town and very importantly, close to some of the finest foods I have ever tasted. So do yourself a favour and take a trip to Cape Town, it will truly blow you away.

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