A dream destination for any foodie, Cape Town boasts some of the best up-and-coming chefs serving everything from fusion to fine dining as well as more relaxed cuisine – in settings to take your breath away. Here are five of our favourite restaurants worth booking ahead for when you stay with us at Cape View Clifton.
The Test Kitchen
The Test Kitchen celebrates acclaimed Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ most creative cooking – items on the menu include Blesbok Tartare, Smoked Scallop Sashimi, and King Crab and Trout Panna Cotta. The restaurant won the best restaurant in Africa and the 50th best restaurant in the world at 2018 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. It is certainly worthy of being on your Cape Town bucket list but make sure to book ahead as the waiting period can be up to three months!
The Pot luck Club
The Pot Luck Club, another Luke Dale-Roberts’ hotspot, is thought to be one of the coolest places to be in Cape Town. The vibe? Innovative food that focuses on sharing-plates, which are categorised into five flavour profiles: salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami. The restaurant is situated in a relaxed yet stylish setting at the top of the Silo Building at the Biscuit Mill.
The Shortmarket Club
Unique design, a relaxing atmosphere, sumptuous luxury and out-of-this-world food – all phrases that can be used to describe The Shortmarket Club. Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling city, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Head Chef Wesley Randles, creates dishes that are modern interpretations of classics – think savoury churros, West Coast mussels with an Asian twist and stuffed petit poussin.
La Colombe is one of the most renowned and internationally acclaimed fine dining experiences in South Africa – offering a fusion of Asian and French cuisine that strives to deliver perfection on each plate. With the finest seasonal produce, uncomplicated clean flavours and classical elegance, La Colombe is an absolute must-try.
Foxcroft has quickly established itself as one of Cape Town’s leading eateries, celebrating fine dining but in a more relaxed style. Chef Scot Kirton and Pastry Chef Glen Williams both agree that deliciousness must come first and this is true in each every dish on the menu. They take pride in working with the best local farmers and the finest international suppliers, to source ingredients that bring the best quality and flavour to their dishes. An unforgettable culinary experience awaits you.
Situated on the Camps Bay strip, Zenzero welcomes you straight off the beach. As you step off the sidewalk you will be met by a true Italian eatery that celebrates ‘La dolce vita’ – Italian for ‘the sweet life’. The food pays homage to fresh produce with feisty touches – indulge in seafood pastas, signature risottos and a lively vibe.
Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia
Situated at the top of the Constantia Valley, take in one of the best views in Cape Town while enjoying the signature ‘Tapas for Two’ experience offered by Chef’s Warehouse. The menu is seasonal and produce-driven, changing regularly to ensure that each visit is unique and exciting. This is a dining experience you won’t soon forget and worth booking ahead for.