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YYou will discover a bold, experimental and contemporary food scene in Cape Town. From Camps Bay to Mouille Point, and to the Waterfront and Simon’s Town, from tapas to seafood to Cape Malay curry, Cape Town is a haven for foodies with a list of great eating spots that just continues to grow.
While the restaurants in the city offer a wide variety of choices, you have to try Cape Malay cuisine. An intriguing sweet, aromatic and utterly South African food genre, it is the culinary inheritance of Cape Town residents whose ancestors arrived as Malay, Javanese and Indonesian slaves in the mid-17th century. A Cape Town favourite is Jonkershuis eatery which is situated on beautiful Groot Constantia Wine Estate, which at its core is conscious of the provenance, sustainability and the ethical content of all the food prepared, as well as reflecting the rich Cape Malay heritage of their ‘home’.
IIf you prefer something fancier, Cape Town offers a host of fine-dining restaurants. The Test Kitchen in Woodstock is world famous, offering molecular gastronomy, with many famous figures having dined there. Ranked 22nd in The World’s Best Restaurant Awards in 2016, as well as Best Restaurant in Africa at The World’s Best Restaurant Awards 2016, be sure to book well in advance as the waiting list is long.