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Eating out in Cape Town – fine dining and Cape cuisine

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EEating out in Cape Town is a culinary pleasure – this city is known as one of the world’s finest food capitals. Imagine sampling the freshest seafood with views of the ocean, or a cultural food explosion with township specialities; try out Cape Malay cuisine along the cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap; and groove to the beat of bustling restaurants in and around the city.

 Eating out in Cape Town is easy – the city's natural abundance of land and sea combined with cultural diversity ensures that there are menus to suit all palates and price ranges. Cape Town’s restaurant scene is buzzing with hot new chefs and go-to favourites. Whether you feel like a tapas bar, sushi spot or hip coffee shop, the choices are endless. 

In Cape Town, restaurants and eateries offer a wide variety of choices, including a few you would never experience anywhere else in the world. The city’s impressive foodscapes continue to grow, with new eateries, bistros, delis and fine-dining establishments opening up all over the vibrant city – all of which are ready when you are!

Did You Know?
IIt's important to note that almost all Cape Malay restaurants in Cape Town are strictly halaal so no alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises.

CCape Malay cuisine is the culinary inheritance of those Cape Town residents whose ancestors arrived as Malay, Javanese and Indonesian slaves in the mid-17th century. In the intervening years, an intriguing sweet, aromatic and utterly South African food genre has emerged. Cape Malay people historically lived in the Bo-Kaap district and it is still home to many of their most authentic restaurants.

CCape Town is also famed for its fine dining and should you wish to celebrate in style, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you favour molecular gastronomy at The Test Kitchen in Woodstock or classic French at La Mouette Restaurant in Sea Point, you really can't go wrong.

If you struggle to decide on a dining destination, simply wander down the restaurant strips of Long Street, the CBD, Kloof Street, Gardens or the beachfront at Camps Bay.

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