If you’re travelling to Cape Town anytime soon, chances are you will leave with more than one favourite place to eat from South Africa’s culinary capital. With hottest trends from the food world being practised and mastered in restaurant kitchens across the city, food lovers have a field day hopping from one stunning restaurant to another.

Here are top five places you can trust while searching for best eating options in Cape Town:


Bacon Bree, City Centre

With celebrated chef Richard Bosman at the helm of kitchen, Bacon Bree has emerged as one of the most popular food and drink venues on the Bree Street. Giving a stiff competition to the established Jason Bakery and Mother’s Ruin, Bacon Bree is popular for its hearty bacon sandwich, Kamili coffee, Crispy Chicken Wings in Bacon Sauce, Rocket and Endive Salad with Gorgonzola and Bacon Bits. The place remains open from Monday to Saturday from 07:00 to 17:00 and Sundays from 08:00 to 14:00.

Woodstock Grill & Tap, Woodstock

A paradise for meat and beer lovers, Woodstock Grill & Tap adds another feather to Woodstock’s cape of fine dining venues. Comprising of an excellent brewery on the ground floor  and a modern, well-lit dining room on the first floor, Woodstock Grill & Tap is not just about food but the whole experience of eating out. Don’t forget to try their juicy steaks, malt and stout accompanied by their special a Belgian-style white beer while you are here. The restaurant remains open from 11:00 to 22:00.

Publik Wine Bar, City Centre

Lovers of good wine have a reason to rejoice in Cape Town as the neighbourhood Publik Wine Bar offers some very unusual as well as great flavours of wine. The different types of wines on offer here come straight from sustainable and organic vineyards. The bar shares space with Ash restaurant (from where you can order your food), specialising in charcoal cooking and boasting an array of delectable dishes and fresh cheese that is sourced from local farms. The charcuterie platter on offer here has many guests returning for more.

The Codfather, Camps Bay

If seafood and sushi are the two words that get you excited, you’ll love it here at the Codfather, Camps Bay. The restaurant doesn’t have a menu, and instead encourages guests to order their own platters from a range of fresh seafood on display the day of the visit. The amicable waiters, then, guide the visitors on the dishes they can opt for basis their preferred choice of seafood and their budget. Though you must try everything on offer here at least once, the two dishes that you should absolutely not miss are seared tuna steak or grilled tiger prawn.

V&A Food Market, Table Bay

If dining while surrounded by scenic landscapes is something that you really enjoy, Table Bay’s V&A Food Market is one of the best places for you to have your meal. Providing stunning views of the city’s historic harbour as well as the mighty Table Mountain, V&A Food Market pleases more than your eyes. The eclectic food stalls offer everything from Hungry Herbivore’s vegan dishes, smoothies, craft beer, wine and cocktails as well as food from Kubu Cuisine and the Exotic Marigold Eatery.

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